Thursday, June 27, 2019

Pineapple Day Quilt {Quilt Top}

It's quilt fashion show day for the Pineapple Day Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop!


For my quilt, I did not use the official layout. Instead of sewing my 6" and 12" blocks into rows, I sewed my 6" blocks into pairs. I then interspersed my 6" pairs among my columns of 12" blocks and my quilt before borders was 48" wide by 60" long. I added the 4.5" borders as directed in the pattern, but my finished quilt is just slightly shorter than the pattern.




I absolutely loved working with these pineapple papers (especially the 6" size!) and am excited to use them again in the future for other scrappy projects.

Check out many of the finished quilts here!



Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Patriotic Table Topper {June IBA Finish}

Hip hip hooray -- my June Island Batik ambassador project is finished just in time for the Fourth of July next week!


I used a red IB fabric to make bias binding for this table topper. Curved bindings require bias bindings without a doubt! I added this binding completely by machine for stability; I'm anticipating this topper being washed on a regular basis.



Now I have not only used a new technique (hooray!) I've also made something fun, functional, and festive for my patio table!


As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!

Quilt stats:
Name: Patriotic Dresden
Pattern: self-designed
Fabrics: Various Island Batik Scraps
Batting: scraps
Quilting: Loops and stars in white thread
Techniques used: Strip piecing, Dresden plate, FMQ, bias binding
Size: Approximately 28" in diameter
Started and Finished: June 2019

Sharing at Let's Bee Social and Brag About Your Beauties!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Pineapple Day Quilt {Large Blocks}

I've been tucked away paper piecing my large pineapple blocks for my Pineapple Day quilt!


These blocks are 12" finished rather than 6" finished, so while they might take slightly longer than their 6" counterparts, they have a lot more bang for the buck!

I made a total of 16 large blocks for my Pineapple Day quilt:


I also made a few more small 6" blocks:


Now I'm ready to put my quilt top together! In a few days, we'll be having the pineapple day quilt celebration and I'm so excited to finish up this quilt!



Friday, June 21, 2019

Patriotic Dresden {June IBA project}

I've finally managed to dedicate some time to working on my Island Batik Ambassador project for this month!


My original plan has been slightly modified -- more in name and less in execution. Rather than making a mini quilt to hang for the patriotic holidays, I'm now planning to make a round table topper for my patio table. The rest of my plan is the same -- a Dresden Plate with strip pieced wedges on a white background. As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, and Hobbs batting to use and share with you!

After measuring my patio table, I decided that my wedges needed to be 12.5" long, so my strip pieced sections will be made of six 2.5" strips. My strip sets ended up looking quite wonky since I was working from scraps.


I cut 12 wedges from my scrappy strip sets.


Next came creating the points of my wedges.


I then sewed the wedges into sets of three and then my plate quarters into a single plate.


At this point, my Dresden plate is about 24" across and I cut a 30 inch square of white Island Batik solid for my background. I used blue thread to applique the plate to the background fabric. Lots of pins were required!


I used an older piece of Island Batik yardage in teal for the backing and used white thread to do the quilting. I quilted stars and loops to go along with my patriotic color scheme.


After quilting, I measured approximately 2 inches from the tip of each point to create a circle for trimming my square-ish piece into a circle. Next up is preparing the bias binding and finishing the table topper!

Sharing at Oh Scrap!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Pineapple Day Quilt {Small Blocks}

I've been hard at work making the small blocks for my Pineapple Day quilt!


As a reminder, I'm using yardage instead of pre-cuts for my focal fabrics. This week, we've been working on the small 6" blocks for our quilts.

Right now, I have 6 blocks done, and I will definitely need to make more! (For reference, for some reason the top left quilt block's corner triangles did NOT want to stay flat, and that's why it looks so funny.)


Make sure to check out #pineappledayquilt on Instagram -- there are lots of bloggers working on their own versions of this quilt!


Sharing my block progress at Let's Bee Social and Needle and Thread Thursday!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Daisy Chain QAL {Quilt Parade}

It's time to bid so long, farewell to the Daisy Chain QAL! Thank you to everyone who has quilted along with us! 


I've been outrageously busy since April, so I have just finally finished my own twin sized quilt top! As a reminder, I used yardage and a strip pack of Flea Market from Island Batik for the main fabrics of the quilt and used Kona Oyster as my background.



Here are some of the lovely quilts that you have made!

From Amanda (aka the Doll of Honey Bunny and Doll):


From Lori (aka the Honey of Honey Bunny and Doll)


Stephanie of Quilt'n Party


Mindy:


Paula S:


Paula M:


Peggy:


Pamela:


Karen:


Ramona:


Gail @ Quilting Gail:


Michelle @ Creative Blonde:


Kallie:


Susan:


Judy:


My original baby quilt version:


Kate @ Life in Pieces:


Gene Black:


Pamela @ PamelaQuilts


Barbara:


This is the biggest QAL we've had and we are so impressed by all of the quilts and quilt tops that we've seen! If for some reason I've missed your quilt in the quilt parade, PLEASE email me (littlebunnyquilts@gmail.com) and I will add it! I will be picking winners this week and will email the winners!

If you loved this quilt, make sure to follow us to stay in the loop on any and everything Honey, Bunny, and Doll! Our next official QAL will be next spring with dates TBD!



Friday, June 14, 2019

Try a Technique {June IBA Project + Giveaway}

This month's theme for our Island Batik Ambassador assignment is trying a new technique!


This is a theme that we've had before for our Ambassador challenges -- last year, I played around with using bias tape to make a table runner.


This year, I'm going to try a technique that's been on my to do list for a VERY long time -- making Dresden plates! My plan is to make a Dresden plate mini quilt. As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics, Aurifil thread, and Hobbs batting to use and share with you!

I do not have a Dresden plate-specific ruler, but I do have a variety of other wedge rulers that can also be used to make the necessary wedges for Dresden plates.

There are a lot of different Dresden plate tutorials out there -- some using specific rulers, some not. The basic thing about Dresden plates is that the larger the angle of the wedge, the fewer wedges are required to make a full plate. The ruler I'm going to use has a 30 degree angle, so each block will have 12 wedges.

For my fabrics, I'm going to use some red, white, and blue Island Batik Scraps.


Since I haven't done an Island Batik giveaway in a while, let's do one today!

This time around, I'm sharing a bunch of the fabrics left over from my Plus Sign Sampler that I made last month. There are a lot of yellow, orange, and red scraps.


Comments for entries, you know the drill. If for some reason, you have issues with leaving a comment, send me an email (littlebunnyquilts@gmail.com) and I'll comment on your behalf. (PS. If you have issues commenting on my blog and other blogs, it is usually a result of your cookie and security settings.)

Leave me a comment telling me about what new techniques you've tried lately or what new techniques you want to try soon!

Giveaway is now closed and the winner is Nancy!