Sunday, November 9, 2014

A hundred and one pounds of fun....

A few years back, I won this Honeybun as a door prize at our quilt guild meeting.

The colors are bright and cheery,  so I thought it would make a good Quilt for Kids.  I didn't know how much yardage to expect from a Honeybun, so  I started out by just sewing  the 1 1/2" strips into long panels and then decide where to go from there.

I added a narrow stripe of white to the outer edges of the panel and subcut them into smaller blocks:

Due to a miscalculation on my part, I subcut some of the panels smaller than the others, so I beefed them up by sewing white strips to the opposite sides.

I ended up with enough blocks to make two kid sized quilts.  My first thought was to make them exactly the same, alternating both of the blocks:

Then I decided to separate the two types of blocks and make two similar but different quilts.  The first quilt would be mad up off  all the strip blocks:

The second quilt would be made up of all the square blocks:

For a border, I found this fun pink floral stripe from the bargain bin at my local quilt shop:

I had just enough solid blue fabric in my stash for one inner border,

and just enough solid pink for another inner border for the second quilt:

Here are the finished quilt tops together.

In the end, the Honeybun had enough yardage for two kid sized tops.

Give yourself 10 virtual points if you know what the title of this blog post has to do with the rest of the content.  :-)





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5 comments:

  1. You made 2 beautiful quilts out of that honey bun! I love both patterns. Two kids are going to be so happy to get them. Great job! (Don't know what 101 pounds of fun refers to! No points for me!)

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  2. A 101 pounds of fun, that's my little honeybun. Such cute, bright quilts! How fun for a lucky someone.

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  3. These are wonderful! I'm looking for ideas for easy kids' quilts and will keep this in mind.

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