WIP#9: Marian’s Honey Honey quilt

I have decided on fabric and a pattern for a quilt for my mother-in-law.  I had previously made a quilt, but then decided it was a bit too modern.  Plus this was the fist time I attempted to use triangles as my blocks. It was a learning experience and my points didn’t always line up.  The final straw was when the I broke 2 needles during the long arm process.  It did shred the fabric in a few spots.  Those spots were fine after I wash and dried the quilt.

Bloom Bloom Pow from Freshly Pieced

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I even did a purple backing and binding.  Purple is Marian’s favorite color.  She is a February baby, amethyst is her birthstone as well.

I want to give Marian a quilt that is as perfect as it can be.  Marian would never complain or notice it, I just want to give  her the best I can.  I am going to use Kate Spain’s Honey Honey fabric line.

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There are lots of beautiful colors and flowers.  Marian loves anything purple.  I have been searching for just the right fabric, the purple options were a bit too modern.  Next option: flowers with some blue-purple coloring.  I know that she will appreciate the quilt no matter what.  She really is an amazing lady who raised 9 kids and is still quite active at 92, even though she hasn’t had a drink of water in 30 years.*

The pattern that I will be using is called the Ritzy Cracker Quilt from Moda Bake Shop.  The blocks are 7.75 unfinished.

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The plan is to make this quilt a little bigger than the tutorial.  I would at least do an 8 by 8 configuration.  I also found the block in 500 Modern Blocks book by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry Green.  The size of the uncompleted blocks are 8.5 inches.

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This quilt is moving to the top of the to-do list.  I should be able to complete it in June!

I started cutting tonight.  It was very quick to cut the charm packs and the background fabric.  I was done in less than 45 minutes – that includes ironing!

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School is done today and I will have some serious quilting time!  This won’t take too long because there will be lots of chain piecing!  I like that!  I can’t wait to get this done for Marian.  She will be so happy and appreciative of my gift.

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You can see a couple Scrumptious banner blocks in the background.  I struggle with project monogamy!

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All pinned and ready for sewing tomorrow!  I love summer!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced’s WIP Wednesday.

*For some reason, her husband Bob said that they weren’t going to drink water.  Marian drinks lots of coffee!  She supplements this with a soda or once in a while a glass of wine.  I have no idea was Bob was thinking, but he must have been serious about this because Marian still doesn’t drink water years after Bob has passed.  I can’t even imagine how dehydrated she is after not drinking water for so long!

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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6 Responses to WIP#9: Marian’s Honey Honey quilt

  1. msminnesota says:

    You are so funny, starting Marian’s quilt now! Have you started cutting for our PP class yet? 🙂

  2. Terri says:

    Your Bloom Bloom Pow quilt looks great! I hope you love it even after the struggles you had in making it.

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