Well, my first Honey Bun did not disappoint!
I successfully made 2 doll quilts before Christmas, and I started them only 10 days beforehand.I was able to make 2 separate quilts out of only 18 strips of the Honey Bun, and they come with 40, so you could make double the quilts from one Honey Bun! One quilt completed at around 17 1/2 inches square and the other at about 17 1/2 by 23 1/2 inches. Excuse the poor lighting, the picture of the strips below is the true colors, I am not a photographer, or maybe it's the camera... I'll go with that.
Here's what I did:
18 Strips from a Honey Bun
(for square one)
18 inch square piece of batting
18 inch square piece of muslin
18x24 inch rectangle of batting
18x24 inch rectangle of muslin
18x1 1/2 inch strip of muslin
I sewed the strips together in sets of 6, and pressed them all seams in the same direction. Then cut 2 18 inches from each section of 6. Now you have 2 sections of each set of strips that are 18 inches long (6 sections total). Set the remnants aside for rectangle quilt.
For the square quilt, take one of each different section and simply sew them together. The top is done! As an added detail for the back of the square, I cut my muslin in half and used the scraps of strips to make a 1 inch strip between the 2 halves. Make sure to cut out all the pieces for both quilts before doing this just incase you don't have enough left over.
For the rectangle quilt, sew the remaining 3 sections of together. Sew the 1 1/2 section of muslin across the top. Cut 1 1/2 inch sections of the remnants of the origional 3 section, you should have 3- 1 1/2 inch strips from each section (total of 9). Lay them out making a rectangle that has 3 sections across and 3 high, re-arange them so that it's not the same pattern all the way up. sew the strips together in rows across, then sew the rows together. Now sew this smaller rectangle to the top of the muslin, and the top is done.
For both quilts, lay the quilt top down, right side up, then the muslin, then the batting. Sew around the edge using about 1/3 inch seam allowance, leaving a gap for turning (about 4 to 5 inches). Trim corners and turn right-side out. Now, top-stitch all the way around using about 1/8 to 1/4 inch seam allowance, this will sew the opening shut that you used for turning, and give a nice edge. Quilt as desired, I simply used a wave stitch on the diagonal for the square one.
Edited to add: I would LOVE to see any blocks/projects you create with this pattern! Feel free to join & share in my Flickr group: Your Lyanna Jean Designs.
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