A blog about quilts'n stuff

A blog about quilts'n stuff

Monday, 20 February 2012

Honey bun quilt + gift

Saturday I received this in the post. I won it! Kersten of FrozenKnickers wrote her 100th post and made a mini quilt of 17" square as a giveaway. It is absolutely cute!

The tutorial for this quilt in a bigger version is here.

A while ago I ordered these shot cottons for a baby quilt. The parents used brown and beige as the main colours in the baby room and did not want it to be too colourful. I had a look around for a nice pattern in all kinds of brown. I could have used the above, but somehow I love the grey and the happy colours in it. And it's very difficult for me to think of a pattern in different colours sometimes most of the time.
One advice on the net was to make your honey bun quilt from a jelly roll quilt pattern.
Great, but in the end I decided I wanted to use all colours and I loved this pattern by Kersten.
So I bought it, read it, read it again, and still didn't understand it. 
The only thing I'm slow at is making quilts (and cleaning LOL).
So I thought I'll make a jellyroll1600 quilt from my shot cottons.
Now I could use my Go! Cutter for the first time for a quilt!
It was so easy cutting 100 strips of fabric into 1.5" strips.
I also put in 5 strips of a greenish fat quarter with tiny peacock feathers as subtle othter colour.
And here's the result!
with guard dog!
I hasn't been ironed, I still have to clip all the loose threads (and there are many).
It's too big for a baby quilt, so I'll use my left overs for the back and it'll become a double sided quilt.
Maybe I can show you the final result tomorrow?
I have to hurry now!

See ya!


7 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The grey background of the mini quilt really lets the colours in the squares pop out, and the strip quilt is lovely.

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  2. Congraulations on your win - it's really cute. I saw the bigger version yesterday and immediately thought it would be a great project for using some stash :)

    Glad to hear you got a cutter - it would have been a lot of work cutting the tiny strips. Sewing the strips must have taken a lot of time too... but that doesn't countbecause thats what we love to do :)

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  3. Hey Betty, what an adorable quilt you won! I'm happy for you. And I watched the video of the Jelly roll race - what a cool idea!!!! It's a good way of using a Jelly Roll you might not like anymore!

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  4. Oooh, love the mini you won, and great choice for the use of those fabric strips

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  5. Great mini quilt! And I love the pattern you used for the baby quilt.

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  6. YAY!!! I'm only just getting around to posting a comment but I wanted to say how happy I am that you have it!

    Also, a name idea for you brown quilt...Sand Storm. :) I know, a little different but with all the brown and the AWESOME!! circular quilting, that's what my first thought was. It is a great quilt!

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