On Christmas eve, to fill a bit of spare time I started a half hexi quilt using the accuquilt cutting system. Gosh, that saves oodles of time and is allowing me one more finish for 2016.
I started out with 4 charm packs from Moda Fabrics Bee Creative line. I used up 2 of the packs and have a few left overs from the third pack. To lighten the costs, I found everything in my stash, well almost everything. I “shopped” my Mother’s stash to find some appropriate binding fabric, luckily she had some chicken wire fabric with a honeycomb theme that worked perfectly. I will be hand binding this tonight.
While making this quilt, I had an ear worm. Urban dictionary describes an ear worm as a song that plays over and over in your head and will not leave. Now that I am just saying the words to myself, the worm is back. Do you remember the song “Honeycomb, won’t you be my baby?”. Lovely song I have linked to youtube and it is by Jimmie Rodgers.
This quilt was made for a coworker of mine who has honey bees on the side. I thought this would fit in the theme of things since he is adding another child to his hive.
Even though I shopped my stash for this quilt, it still has fabric costs regardless how long you have had them. I bought the charm packs for $2.50 each and used 3 for a total cost of $7.50. The backing I bought at an estate sale for $3 and still have left over fabric from this. The binding was zero dollars (thanks Mom). I have no idea how much batting I have left on my roll so I will not include it’s cost or the cost of the thread. I have made a very modern coordinating quilt for a little over $10. I learned to be thrifty long ago with my hobby. I aim to share that story another day. Thank you for reading my blog and Happy New year!