Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Honeybun Hourglass Tutorial by SANDY

I love Moda's line of bake goods - charm packs, honey buns, jelly rolls and sweet rolls!

I was given a sweet roll at spring market and designed the mini quilt pictured here to go on my fireplace.
I admit it. I am obsessed with quilts of yummy prints bordered by white. I just can't get enough of them.
So if a little bit of something is good - a lot is better. I liked the mini quilt so much that I decided to use a Jelly Roll from the Moda line Sweet and make a larger version. I hope you enjoy! (CLICK on the photo below to purchase a kit, regularly $38.95 - now only $29.95!)
Finished Size 48" x 53"

1 Moda Sweet Honey Bunn
2 1/4 yards Moda Bella Solid white
1/2 yard binding
3 yards back
45 degree triangle ruler


All seams are 1/4"

From White Cut:
37—1 1/2” x WOF
5—4” x WOF

Set aside 7 of the honeybun strips that have the light background and will not contrast well with the white. Pair and sew together remaining 1 1/2” print strips from honeybun with 1 1/2” white strips.
Press toward the dark.

Line ruler along the 4” mark (this is the size of the finished hourglass block) as illustrated.

Rotary cut triangle.
6. Flip ruler to the opposite side and cut. Continue in this fashion until you have a total of 12 triangles, 6 with the print at the point and 6 with the print at the base.

From the remaining strip cut into 4—1 1/2 x 2 1/2” segments

Sew triangle pairs together. Press to the triangle that has the print at the base.
Pin two triangles of the same print together. (Seams should but up against each other to help with alignment)


Lay out rotating hourglass blocks and sew blocks together in 11 rows of 9 blocks each row.

Cut: From remaining 1 1/2” x WOF white strips cut (2) measuring 38 1/2” for the inner top & bottom borders and (2) measuring 44 1/2” for the inner border sides.

Sew inner border strips to each side of your
quilt center.

Sew top & bottom inner border strips.
Join (2) strips of 23 units each of the 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” units together (checker border sides)

Join (2) strips of 20 units each of the 1 1/2” x 2 1/2” units together (checker border top & bottom)

Sew 23 unit checker border to sides of quilt. (one side should start with a dark square at the top and the other side should start with a white square at the top).

Sew 20 unit checker borders to top and bottom.

20. Cut two of the 4” white strips to measure 4” x 40 1/2”. Sew to top and bottom of quilt.

Cut one of the 4” x WOF white strips in half. Sew one of the halves to each of (2) 4” x WOF white strips. Cut down to measure 55 1/2” for outer border sides. Sew to sides of quilt.

Back, quilt and bind in desired method.


Jeanette said...

This is great, thanks!

I have had that Oh Cherry Oh jelly roll hanging around forever because I haven't found a pattern yet that I love.

Is there any way you can share the dimmensions for the jelly roll size as well?

Julie said...

Very cute quilt!!!

Sachiko said...

So cute! Your tutorial is easy to understand, thank you so much for sharing!

QuiltSoup said...

Thanks for the excellent tutorial Sandy. Like you, I always love lots of white with colorful prints.

Shauna Palmer said...

What an awesome mini sweet and fun :)

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