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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Sweet Honeybee and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all.  Okay, so technically I know that my latest quilt finish is a collegiate quilt for a graduate heading to the University of Southern Mississippi in the fall, but when I look at it, the vibrant yellow and black make me think of honeybees, so I'm going that direction for the name.

As I mentioned last week, USM doesn't have any licensed fabric in print, so I pulled fabrics in the right colors and ordered these Golden Eagle embroidery patches to sew to the front.  There are six patches scattered across the quilt, and I think it was a great solution to give the quilt definite college flair.

When I placed the patches, I was careful to avoid sewing them on the horizontal and vertical center seams so the patches don't get creased whenever the quilt is folded.  I ironed them in place and then stitched them to the top before basting.  Since they are thick, I did not quilt through them though.

I used all of my leftovers for the backing, which is a good thing since getting extra fabric isn't exactly easy peasy these days.  In fact, I actually ended up pulling more prints than I really needed so I would have enough leftovers.  I rarely have more than half a yard of a single print, so pulling more prints is really the only solution.  Since scrappy looking quilts are my favorite, I do that quite often during normal times anyway, and it makes a big dent in my stash too!  While we're all quarantining, you should give it a try.

A nice, relaxed stipple gives this quilt lots of snuggle factor, and I used the last of my Kona Corn Yellow for the binding, which worked out perfectly!  This quilt has already been delivered to its new home, and I truly hope it gives cheer to its new owner.  This year's senior class has missed out on so much.  I know (and she and her mom agree) that in the grand scheme of life, these missed moments are not as important as health or family, but it doesn't mean that the disappointment isn't real.

So, let's get to the highlights from last week, shall we?  I'm crushing on this gorgeous quilt by Linda at Flourishing Palms-

DonnaleeQ posted this adorable Curb Appeal quilt-

Julie's Quilts and Costumes shared this happy quilt-

And I love this gorgeous quilt by Sophie at Luna Lovequilts-

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  1. Love your quilt. A basic pattern but so stunning. Nice job!!

  2. I love the back of your quilt!

  3. Totally get the bee vibe from this one! It's really pretty!!

  4. Thanks for “crushing” on my quilt. I have to say I love it. And yes, I too am piecing backings these days. Like you, I have a stash, but nearly every fabric has already been cut into, so yardage is difficult to come by. Piecing it is! My only challenge is to use as few pieces as possible because if there are too many seams - front and back - domestic machine quilting can be more challenging. Take care of yourself. Stay safe!

  5. Sweet Honeybee is beautiful! Adding the embroidered patches was a great way to incorporate the mascot :)

  6. Your Sweet Honeybee quilt is SEW awesome!! What a lucky college-bound young woman that recipient is to get such a lovely quilt.

  7. Great finish. I love the added patches.


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