Honey Bees Threads is a trade name for one of our newest partners so she is using that here too. Click on her logo below to visit her Etsy site.
This quilt has a great story that I hope she will share with us. (See comments.)
The charm of this quilt is in the fabrics that comprise it. Makes perfect sense too when you visit her site. Enjoy!
Sep 21: First contact.
Sep 30: "I got this really funky pink flamingo fabric for the backing." Oooookaaay.
Oct 09: Did a layout & then modified the Cinnamon Scroll panto to close up some of the gaps before the quilt even got here.
Oct 15: The quilt is here. Honey & I have been in touch for quite awhile so I am very glad to finally have her quilt in house. Her shipping label had her business name on it so I looked it up. Glad I did because the fabrics in the quilt have so much more meaning. Will use So Fine! 50 #470 Big Sky thread. PS:The backing is beautiful.
Oct 24: Preparing the quilt. After cleaning the machine rails, I had some work to do on the very large backing so that took awhile.
Oct 25 Just Past Midnight: After cutting the batting, I will wind bobbins, load the thread and set tension, press the top, load the backing, load the batting and baste it, load and baste the top before quilting 36+ cinnamon scrolls. If I seem slow to get started, it is because I know what is ahead. And I get lazy now and then. And life happens. NOT complaining -- I don't have three little boys under foot or a big boy to cater to. This is such a meaningful quilt, I am working up my nerve to get on with it. First I need some sleep.
Oct 26: Yesterday when I finally surfaced for the day ... well .. it was just too beautiful outside to longarm inside ... The batting is cut, the bobbins are wound, re-checked the programming, ... (next loading backing and then batting and then pressing top and then basting. The longarming will go fast for such a large quilt & is the easiest task.)
Oct 27: Loaded & ready to quilt.
Oct 28: Quilting. Quilted.