Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Triangles

Hooray! I've completed the top of my triangle quilt!

Here's some of my rows all together:


It was a lot easier for me to sew them together in rows diagonally rather than rows across to keep track of which way to iron my triangles and to keep them in the right order!

Here's the whole quilt sewn together and the sides trimmed:


It needs a good press before it gets layered to quilt, but before that I need to get a batting and a backing together! Thinking that I might do a pieced backing for this one, but not entirely sure yet! Need to stare at my (now-organized!) stash and see what matches well.

I've already decided that I want to bind it in either solid black or solid dark grey with the entirety of the quilt in prints. But I am SO happy with how it has turned out and that I get to knock one more quilt style off my "to-do" list.

Linking up with The Sassy Quilter's Triangle QAL, Fabric Tuesday, and Linky Tuesday!

Monday, April 14, 2014

QCQAL Block Party #3

It's time again to share those blocks you've made thus far!

If you just started -- share whatever you've made thus far!

This week, I'm highlighting the blocks by Propswife on Flickr because these are her first quilt blocks EVER and they look great! I especially love the fussy cut center of her rolling stone block!



And the winner of our Anniversary Giveaway was Shauna!






Friday, April 11, 2014

Scrappy String X Block Tutorial -- Free pattern available on Craftsy!

If you've been around Little Bunny Quilts for a long time, you might remember one of the first quilts I blogged about -- my scrappy X quilt. I've finally put together an easy tutorial and patterns for this quilt using foundation piecing. It's available on Craftsy for free and is premiering as part of our birthday weekend sale extravaganza! Don't forget to enter our giveaway and to check our Facebook page for the Daily Deal each day this weekend! Friday's Daily deal is Linked Up!

First, go to Craftsy and download the free pattern for the Scrappy String X Block and print the foundation pattern -- you'll need two foundation patterns for each block you make.

Here's a picture of what the foundation pattern looks like printed out. If you want, you can trim down the paper to approximately 1/2 inch away from the solid line of the square.


Using scraps long enough to span the entire square, pair two scraps right sides together and line up parallel to the line marked "line up fabric parallel to this line." Layer fabrics on the wrong side of the paper pattern so that you can see the square on the opposite side.


Sew 1/4 inch away from the edge of the fabric, sewing through both layers of fabric AND your paper foundation. A 1/4 inch foot is helpful here.


Press fabric to one side. Trim off excess if desired.


 Continue adding strips and scraps in the same way, sewing through both layers of fabric and the paper foundation, until you've covered your square.


Turn over and trim along the perimeter of the square. Your block should now be 6 inches square.


Using the diagonal line on the pattern, cut diagonally from corner to corner, perpendicularly to the direction that your fabric strips run. Remove paper foundation from your blocks.


For each X block you will need to make TWO scrappy squares.

Using your short 2" by 7" strips sew together pairs of string triangles as shown below. The right angle corners of the triangles should be sewn to the "inmost" end of the rectangle -- one on each side.


Using a 2" by 15" strip, sew together the units you assembled in the previous step. It is encouraged that you pin in the center so that your 2" by 7" strips line up with one another!!


Trim your block to 9.5 inches.


Ta da! You're finished with one block!

Here's my finished quilt top from way back when if you've never seen it! (This quilt currently lives with my grandmother in Northern Michigan):


The pattern we've written is for a throw with 30 of these blocks just like my original quilt, but this pattern is easily adaptable to both smaller and larger quilts, as well as a quilt without sashing! If you use our pattern, don't forget to share your blocks on the HBD Craftsy page and HBD Flickr page!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Honey, Bunny, and Doll Birthday Extravaganza Giveaway and Sale!

Update: The giveaway is now closed and the winner will be announced Monday, April 14th.

It's Honey, Bunny, and Doll Designs' FIRST BIRTHDAY!


To celebrate, we are having a huge pattern sale on Craftsy and Etsy through Sunday night! And we are having special flash sales each day and discounting certain patterns even more! 

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

We are also doing a giveaway here of a set of rainbow charm squares and a copy of our Diamond Fire pattern! This includes all of the charm squares you would need to make the throw size Diamond Fire pattern -- just add in your own background fabric!



We have lots of entry options for this giveaway! 
1. Easy entry for everyone: tell me what your favorite thing about spring is in a comment.
2. Leave a comment if you are a Little Bunny Quilts Follower.
3. Leave a comment if you are a fan of Honey, Bunny, and Doll Quilts on Facebook.

We'll be posting the current flash sales on our Facebook page so it pays to be a fan!

Good luck!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stealing and Copyright

Update: As of 5 PM today, the site seems to be taken down or at least interrupted for the time being! Thanks to all who have made some noise and stood up for themselves!

As a few other bloggers have shared, a website called QuiltPatternsPro has been publishing the blog posts of many, many quilting bloggers without our permission and without linking back to the original blog posts. It's flat out plagiarism and illegal.

This site is hosted by GoDaddy.com and as a part of their terms, if one of their sites is violating the copyright of someone else (ie. us!!) we can contact GoDaddy.com and put in a complaint. I already wrote an email to GoDaddy.com  Copyright Claims and wanted to share it with everyone so that you have a simple way to see what a copyright claim with GoDaddy requires.

If you want to use the same letter, GO AHEAD. If you want to tweak it, SUPER. It's important that we don't put up with infringement -- no matter how big or small your blog is.

To Whom It Best Concerns:

The website QuiltPatternsPro.com which is serviced by GoDaddy.com is currently violating the copyright of myself as well as many, many other quilting bloggers by illegally copying our content without permission and without referencing the original sources.

Electronic Signature: (LEGAL NAME HERE) 4/8/14

The content that has been copied illegally has all come from my blog site: littlebunnyquilts.blogspot.com
The content that has been copied illegally can be found here: http://www.quiltpatternspro.com/?s=little+bunny+quilts

The owner of the blog http://www.quiltpatternspro.com should be contacted in regards to this matter. You should know how to contact them as GoDaddy.com is the hosting service for that website.

I absolutely DID NOT give QuiltPatternsPro.com permission to post my blog content in any way.

I affirm that the above statement is accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Please let me know if you have further questions regarding this issue, I'm going to imagine that you are going to get a barrage of complaints against this site today.

Best,(LEGAL NAME HERE)
(blog website)
(email)
(phone number)

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