I’ve had two honeybuns from April Cornell’s “Nostalgia” collection sitting on my shelf gathering dust. I originally planned to make a log cabin with them but decided last week to break them open and do the Summer in the Park variation using both honeybuns and part of a Moda Snow jelly roll that I had.
The Tampa Modern Quilt Guild was meeting on Saturday and I wanted to take Veronica out for her first sew day! This was the perfect project since it was all strip piecing. I didn’t need to bring an iron or anything with me, just Veronica, scissors, thread and the strips.
She sewed great once I changed the needle and remembered it goes in sideways! I love her new wide foot pedal. It’s a lot easier to work than the original button pedal. I got almost all the strips of one honeybun sewed into pairs by the time I left.
Betty took over once I got home.
Betty and I got all the strip units finished. Now I’m sewing them into tubes so I can cut them into the Summer in the Park blocks! I should get that done tonight and then I can start putting the top together.
I may add some more to the Caribbean Dreams side. I didn’t quite get the design centered onto the tote on that side so I need to add something on the left so it looks balanced. I did buy a hotfix tool yesterday so maybe I can add some sort of design that way? What tote doesn’t need sparkles?
I picked up a battery grip for my Canon Rebel Xsi so I have plenty of battery power on the cruise. I love the extra buttons you get on the grip for shooting photos vertically. Now my camera looks gigantic.
Bernie and I took some silly photos together in front of “Leftovers”. You can click the photo to see more.