Saturday, 22 September 2012

A little Honey

At our last meeting of Monday Modern Quilters we swapped fabric scraps, then someone suggested making something out of the scraps before our next meeting as 'homework'. I was going to say challenge, but we're not really a competitive group!

In the swap I got some fabric off cuts that had already been sewn together in pieces about 5inches wide. I cut them back to 4 inch pieces and decided to make a cushion cover trying out Elizabeth Hartman's 'Honey' pattern from Modern Patchwork.

Honey pieces

In the book you cut WOF strips of fabric and sew the white on as a strip.  I chain pieced the strips onto scrap pieces before cutting them into triangles.

Little triangles

I think it will make quite a nice cushion when its all done. I am determined to try out some FMQ on this cushion - just need to practise on some scraps first. So, if I present this cushion completed sometime in the future and it has straight line quilting on it, be sure to tell me off!!

Honey cushion top


  1. Great use of scraps! Good luck with the FMQ - It is fun!

  2. So pretty!! I will be watching to see if the FMQ eventuates - only because you sound so like me! I always plan for FMQ but resort to the tried and true straight line quilting!

  3. Oh love that! Such a great use of scraps.

  4. This is super cute! Hope you share with us tomorrow at

  5. I LOVED seeing this! I want to make this quilt myself, it is fabulous. And how smart to make a cushion with it!