Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sweet As Honey

Have you ever wondered who all those lucky people are that win Hawthorne Thread's newsletter giveaways?  Yeah...I did too...until it was me!  Back in February I won their drawing for fat quarters of Sweet As Honey by Bonnie Christine.  When it came time for them to ship the fabric, they only had the Autumn colorway in stock, so they generously let me pick some yardage to go along with it.  I ended up with half yard cuts in 5 prints.

Once it arrived, I knew almost immediately what I wanted to make!  That's a rare thing around here... unless I'm buying fabric specifically for a project.  I decided to use a pattern I had just gotten called Shiny Bright that was designed by Amanda Woodruff of Westwood Acres Fabric.  The pattern is very well written and went together quickly. 
Hst are trimmed!
Working on my #sweetashoney quilt again.  I think this one is gonna be gifted to my hubby's CO and that I need to get another bundle of this fabric!
 My #sweetashoney blocks are done! Now to cut the sashing... (@acraftyfox_amanda does the pattern look familiar? )
I used one of my machines built in stitches to quilt horizontal rows across the quilt.

The back was pieced together with the half yard cuts I received.  I love the way it shows of the prints!

When I started making the quilt I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.  I know there is no such thing as too many quilts, but there are several around here already and several more in the works.  I decided to gift the quilt to an incredible woman I know, who until recently was my husband's commanding officer.  She genuinely cared about her crew and their families.  She went out of her way to make all the kids feel special and even had picture my kids made for her hanging in her stateroom. I felt that it was important to do something to show how much I had appreciated and respected her.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric - Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine, Moda Bella Solids 
Size - 58" x 62" ish
Pieced and Quilted by Me
Started - Feb. 2014
Finished - June 2014

Linking up over at Show and Tell!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I'm not sure I've seen that pattern before. I'm sure the recipient will cherish it.


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