This is from the leftovers of a roll of Kate Spain's Honey Honey that I ordered last summer. I think it was actually called a "Honey Bun." LOL! It is strips that are 5 inches by width of fabric. I used some of the fabric for a baby quilt for a friend and also as the center of my pearl blocks for the String of Pearls table runner that I made last winter.
It has some fun fabric still left:
and this fun honeycomb:
I never noticed the bees until I started cutting the bricks for this project!
To put this quilt top together, I cut 7.5 x 5 inch bricks of everything that was left. I also cut a few half bricks to help offset the rows. Since the fabric is pretty bright and big, I felt like it needed something to "calm" it down in between the bricks. Looking through my stash I found some black fabric leftover from a long ago quilt that needed black sashing and borders. From that I cut 1.5 x 5 inch pieces to place between each of the bricks.
So far, I have just made the rows and have it laid out on my design "wall" floor! It is small - only about 40 x 43 inches, and I can't quite decide if I should add some black sashing in between the rows. Any suggestions? I actually really like it the way it is, and I think it could be a good size for a baby quilt, even though I am not planning on giving it to any babies at the moment! So far, I have just been thinking of this quilt as a project to practice my quilting skills on!
Time to put the rows together!