Custom Longarm Machine Quilting

Monday, January 23, 2012

Honey Bun Quilt Idea

Last summer/fall when I was going through my extremely large (and out of control) fabric stash, I found a Honey Bun that I had NO idea where it came from.

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.