Monday, January 23, 2012
I don't particularly purchase Honey Buns. I'm more of a Jelly Roll/Charm Pack/Layer Cake kinda gal. What is a Honey Bun? It's a roll of 1.5 inch strips of fabrics from a single line. This particular Honey Bun was from "Oh Cherry Oh" by Me & My Sister for Moda.
So, since I didn't remember buying it, and I had no idea what to do with it, it sat on my sewing table, unrolled, for about two weeks. Then, suddenly, it hit me. I was having a baby girl in a few months and if I sewed the strips together it would be the perfect size for a baby quilt.
Like most of my own personal projects, it's been sitting at the shop waiting for its turn on the quilt machine for a while now. I finally got some time last Saturday to quilt for myself (I'm still technically on maternity leave until Tuesday, but I just couldn't help it! I had to quilt something!) so I threw this on and quilted it up. I used a light pink colored thread (So Fine! It's a Girl!) and quilted an all-over flower design. It turned out really great. I got it bound later that night and in the wash, and my baby girl was able to use it over the weekend.
Last April I joined a Quilt Along for the Verna quilt and bag pattern by Kate Spain over on Above All Fabric. Well, I made the quilt top pretty quickly but didn't finished the bag until September of last year. The quilt top has been sitting at the shop waiting to be quilted for months.
Last week I finally got some time to quilt for myself. I've been on maternity leave, waiting to be medically cleared to go back to "work" and I finally got the clearance on Thursday. Saturday I came into work and quilted a bunch of things for my new baby (her single baby quilt was getting very used and she needed some more to alternate with it), and this quilt was one of them.
I used a not-quite white colored thread (So Fine! Snow) and quilted flowers in the outer border, leaves in the sashing, and giant daisies in the blocks. It turned out so great, I couldn't have been happier with it. It didn't take very long to bind, either, only about an hour or so. It's since been washed, dried, and is currently in use under baby girl today. :)