Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop {Winter Forest Placemats + Giveaway}

Today is my day to share on the Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop with Island Batik!

The collection that I have been sewing with is Winter Forest!

I have really enjoyed the fun wintry prints in this line!

Here are all of the fabrics in the bundle I received:

For my project, I cut 3.5" strips of each fabric to make strip pieced patchy placemats. I used the equivalent of 24 - 3.5" squares in each placemat top in a 6x4 arrangement.

I was actually able to cut enough from my strip sets to make six placemats plus a little extra! Here are the first four placemat tops sewn up and ready to be quilted!

For all of the placemats, I used the same light snowflake print for the backing and the blue bear paw print for the binding. For the quilting I used a light grey Aurifil thread to quilt meanders across each placemat. For the binding, I used the same grey thread in the bobbin, but used a cobalt blue 28 wt. Aurifil thread to do the final binding top-stitching.

While this set of wintry placemats won't get used right away, I definitely will be making more placemats this quick and easy way!

And now onto the giveaways! Hooray!

Island Batik is currently hosting *TWO* giveaways via Rafflecopter on their blog. Click here to visit their blog and enter! This giveaway closes TOMORROW, May 22nd.

I am hosting a giveaway of 5" strips of the Winter Forest line!

There are twenty 5" strips (one of each fabric in the line). As usual, leave comments for entries and make sure to complete all of the options for entries!

1. Leave one comment telling me your favorite line that has been featured in the Ultimate Home Decor Blog hop. All of the lines are featured in this blog post.

2. Leave me a second comment telling me if you follow Little Bunny Quilts/Honey, Bunny, and Doll Quilts and how you follow: this blog, our Facebook page, our Etsy page, our Payhip page, my Instagram profile, and our HBD profile.

3. For a super bonus third entry, tell me which of my other Island Batik projects from this year is your favorite:

Make sure to check out all of the other projects featured in the blog hop!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Daisy Chain Baby -- Part II {Quilt Top}

Over the weekend, I finished up the quilt top of the Daisy Chain baby quilt I have been working on.

All I had to do was sew the nine blocks together...

... and then add the borders!

I actually just squeaked by with enough green fabric for the borders! I still have plenty of the pink fabric that I used for the stars, so I will be using that for the binding.

On my task list this week is ordering some flannel for the backing!

Update 8/11/2020 -- This pattern is now available in our Etsy and Payhip shops. Please visit one of those sites to purchase the full pattern.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Daisy Chain Baby -- Part II {Star Blocks}

The best thing about baby quilt is how quickly they start coming together! This week I have been working on the star blocks of my Daisy Chain baby quilt.

For the stars, I am using the pink large scale floral print.

The star points are all "ribbon blocks" as I like to call them.

Now my five star blocks are all finished and the top of my quilt is ready to be assembled!

I'll need to start thinking about ordering a backing for this as I know I don't have anything on hand at the moment that will work.

Happy Wednesday! What works-in-progress are you working on today?

Update 8/11/2020 -- This pattern is now available in our Etsy and Payhip shops. Please visit one of those sites to purchase the full pattern.

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop with Island Batik {SCHEDULE}

May is another blog hop month for Island Batik and its Ambassadors! This month all of our projects are home decor themed!

Here's the entire schedule!

May 4:

May 5:

May 6:

May 7:

May 8:
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway
May 11:

May 12:

May 13:

May 14:

May 15:
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway
May 18:

May 19:

May 20:

May 21:

May 22:
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 3 and Giveaway
May 25:

May 26:
Blog Hop Round-Up Week 4

My blog hop day isn't until the third week but I will be posting a sneak peak later this week! 

Make sure to visit the Island Batik blog to enter to win fabric from the new Cascadia collection!

Friday, May 1, 2020

Brutal Honesty {May 2020}

This list has barely budged from last month! Ugh! Maybe May will be more productive?

Completed tops:
1. Breezy Blooms C2C Bee -- no progress
2. Radiant Jewel Quilt -- no progress
3. Daisy Chain Quilt -- no progress

Tops partially finished:
4. Romantic Garden Quilt -- March UFO - no progress
5. Monthly Wall Hangings -- no progress
6. Pineapple Stash Bee Blocks -- no progress
7. Not Quite Christmas Ribbons -- no progress

Just blocks and units:
8. Sew Kitschy Blocks -- January UFO -- no progress
9. Cubicle Quilts -- no progress
10. Happy Houses blocks -- no progress
11. Birthstone blocks -- February UFO -- no progress
12. Jingle Bell Square -- no progress
13. Big Block C2C Bee Quilt -- no progress
14. Marigold Quilt -- no progress
15. Pave the Way Quilt -- no progress

Quilt alongs and long term projects:
16. Monthly Island Batik Ambassador projects -- In April I made a simple squares quilt using Island Batik fabrics! In May, we are doing a blog hop for home decor projects using holiday themed fabrics.

17. Mosaic Mystery Quilt -- no progress
18. Frolic Mystery Quilt -- I have all of my blocks are now complete!

New Projects: (Yes, I allowed myself to start two new projects!)
19. Rainbow Snippet Blocks: I started trying to bust through some scraps, designed my own block to use what I have, and wrote a tutorial about them!

20. Baby Daisy Chain #2: I pulled out a bag of scraps leftover from a throw quilt I made last year to make a baby quilt for a little girl due in July. I have the cross blocks complete and I will be working on the star blocks next week.

Happy May Day!