Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quilt reborn!

Ever started a project without really thinking it through and discovering you ended up with a lot of things sewn and nothing to show for it? That was me and my Hello Betty quilt.

I had been saving my little honey bun forever and a couple of months ago got the smart idea to try the "Jelly Roll Race" method to make a quilt, but use my honey bun. It was tons of fun and went super fast but the end result was a disaster... a 31"x52" quilt top. What was I going to do with that? I didn't have any more of the line other than 2 FQ's, so creativity was required, and it wasn't coming to me. The best I could think of was to cut it into squares and call it a day.

Thankfully before I cut into it Melinda posted a pic of her Four Corners Quilt along with a tutorial!  Believe me when I said that I literally sighed with relief... finally a way to save my precious Hello Betty quilt! I commented on her post and she wrote to me. She was even wonderful and generous enough to work out the math for my honey bun as opposed to the jelly roll.

I can honestly say that I *love* my quilt now! It will be a perfect little baby blanket one day if I don't keep it for myself as a wall hanging :)

It goes to show how the creativity and kindness of the on-line quilting community will save the day every time :)

Thank you Melinda!

(I haven't linked to any of the Jelly Roll Quilt Race tutorials because I can't remember which one I used and don't know who was the first one to make it. You can just google "jelly roll race")


  1. i'm so glad the story has a happy ending :)

  2. Absolutely love it. Such a shame Moda don't make Honey Buns anymore.

  3. This is so cute. It's always great when things work out well in the end.


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