Hi, it’s Jenny, from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I’m always looking for fun new ways, and new things to do with these Honey Buns. They’re just great, and you know we have a tutorial that’s a little older called “Summer In The Park”, and it’s all about the tube quilting. All of a sudden I thought, why couldn’t we combine some of those Honey Bun strips with some of this black Moda Jelly Rolls and make a really fun quilt. So, what we did is the same thing we did in the other one.
We sewed two of the honey bun strips together, and then we put a black strip in between. Here’s the black one. Like this, and then we sewed two more together, and attached them all together. So, this is our bottom piece. For the top piece we did exactly the same thing. We sewed two together and a black and then you put them on the top just like this, and then you sew them together on both edges.
This is a tube now, we’ve enclosed it and we’ve made a tube and we have a couple of those here. So, then what you do to cut these is, you’re going to get any ruler a large square that has a forty-five on it, and this is the forty-five on your ruler right here. You’re going to lay that forty-five on the top edge of the stitching. And you’re going to cut this all the way across. You just need a ruler that’s a little bit longer than your strip set. Then you’ll pull it down like this and you’ll put your line on the bottom stitching and you’ll cut here, and what you get are blocks like this, and I’ll show you, we’ve got, you get quite a few blocks out of a honey bun.
I’m actually really impressed with how much we get from a honey bun. So, here’s how our blocks, this is how they’re cut when they’re, when you’re cutting them and you’re going along this is how they’re going to cut like this, into these V’s. You separate them, you open them up, and then what’s fun is because we put those big fun black strips in there, those are going to make diamonds throughout the whole quilt.
So, this is going to look really adorable, and you want to kind of mix up your fabric so you don’t end up with all the same fabrics when they come together in the middle. So, here’s this, so, then we’re just going to keep going with this every time we turn, we’ll turn it so that it makes a diamond, and see it’s going to make a diamond here, it’s going to come down and make diamonds here. How fun is that? It’s just a great idea for you to use with Honey Buns!
This is such a cute quick, quick, fun idea because it’s all straight sewing on the strips. So it’s really easy and really fun. You just cut out your blocks and you just have fun laying them, and putting them together, and you just watch that quilt grow. We hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial from the Missouri Star Quilt Company.