Saturday, October 1, 2022

New Pattern: Sweet Sticks - A Honey Bun Quilt Pattern

The actual writing for my newest quilt pattern, Sweet Sticks - a honey bun quilt pattern, went very quickly and smoothly. Sewing up the sample, not so much. It took me till the end of summer to just take the time and work on this quilt. Now it's early fall and it's finished! 

I couldn't be happier with how Sweet Sticks turned out - clean and simple. 

Thoughts of Sweet Sticks  started with the idea to use a honey bun (a rolled bundle of precut 1 1/2" fabric strips usually utilizing an entire fabric line).  Keeping with the narrow strips the thought was to keep the pattern very minimalistic with lots of blank space. It turned out so much better than it looked on paper! 

The instant I saw Nantucket Summer by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics I knew it was going to be perfect for my sample of Sweet Sticks and was going to coordinate perfectly with my Star Blossom wallhanging in Bohemian Blues.

There's everything to love about these colors and prints. 
For backing my Sweet Sticks quilt I chose a print from Nantucket Summer. At first I wanted to go with the main floral print but settled on a backing that was as clean and simple as the quilt top.

Before quilting I had fun getting some outside photos with by youngest sons as quilt holders.

They did such a good job with plenty of laughs.

Love these blues with just the right touch of green.
Working with precut fabric strips cuts down so much on cutting and speeds up the quilt making process. Thank goodness! My #1 tip for working with precut fabric strips or squares is to do a test block and get your seam allowance as accurate as possible. Recently I got a new sewing machine and have had to learn the "sweet" spots all over again, but it is definitely worth it to figure out your seam allowance. Saves lots of picking time further on into the quilt. 

Here Sweet Sticks is in all it's crinkly, cuddly glory. Not much beats the comfort of a fresh-washed quilt.

This is a beginner friendly quilt pattern with very minimal seam matching

Happy quilting, everyone : )


1 comment:

  1. Love this clean minimalist design. It has so much potential.


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