Honey of a Finish

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Well, almost a finish......
This is my 2nd (and final?) STAW quilt.  You can see it is almost finished.  The right lower binding just needs a leeetle more hand work.  Things are going on around here so my time to bind is sorta limited.  And my granddaughters always come before sewing, but I absolutely will get this quilt done soon.

I really like he small green gingham binding (Lakehouse).  It really works.  The back is a cream flannel.  When the quilt is bound, I am going to wash it ASAP.  It will be a such a warm cozy bed quilt.
I'm grateful to Bonnie at Quiltville for bringing us all into the project.  This has been a great scrap buster for me.  I am so happy about my scrappy lay out for this quilt.
The honey part of the title in this post came when Mr. Hive and nephew Bryan extracted the first batch of honey from our new bees. I don't know if you can really tell but the honey is pink.  The birds pecked cherries from our pie cherry tree and then the bees feasted on the left overs.  Those darn birds.  But it makes for some interesting honey.  It is like a sweet but slightly tart taste.  It is definitely a different honey flavor.  I think they got about 3 gallons of honey from the hive.  Pretty cool.

Stay posted to see what events I'm so busy with at the Hive.

-nanette
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19 comments

Thimbleanna said...

Love LOVE LOVE that quilt Nanette! It turned out great. And the honey looks delicious.

And EEEEK! The baby is on the way!!!! And Double EEEK! FIVE more days!!!! ;-D

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love your quilt and the use of a cozy flannel on the back. I think cherry honey is a great change of pace!

Carol said...

That quilt is gorgeous...so many tiny pieces! Pink honey is very cool. :O)

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circle r motel said...

still need to finish my quilt like that. I got burned out on it. I'll have some new scraps when I pick it up again. Yours looks great! And, love that honey. Wish I lived closer and I could come by for a peanut butter and honey sandwich!! Good job, Mr. Hive!!

Nedra said...

I still need to get my Scrappy Trips quilted, so you are ahead of me. And that honey looks amazing! I don't know that I've ever seen pink honey before :)

Tammy said...

yummmy Honey. I have allways loved honey. And to think you get your own from home. How amazeing is that. Honey prices just seem to keep going up higher.

Barb said...

Such a beautiful Scrappy Trip, Nanette. I still haven't made one, but it is on the list to bust scraps for sure!

Mary said...

Love your quilt. It is so cheerful and wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

Deanna said...

Great quilt. I really like your layout. Someday...it is on my list!

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

That quilt is stunning. What a labor of love. I would love to try that kind of honey someday. How neat!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your scrappy trip Nanette - I still have one on my list. And the honey - how interesting. I guess those bees can chose whatever they like to eat, huh?

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Nanette, your quilt is gorgeous! I love the myriad of prints and the bright happy colors. :)
And how cool about your pink honey! lol
My hubby has been wanting to keep bees for as long as I can remember. Maybe one day he'll actually do it.
Hope you and your grandbabies are enjoying summer.


Kimberly

Wanda - Scraphappy Blended Quilter said...

I LOVE your STAW quilt! The colors are marvelous!! It looks like 6x8 squares?

I have decided to make one for DD for college this fall. I am nervous that it will not look as wonderful as yours - and the many I've seen.

Trying to figure out the color "trick" and trying to figure out how to make the right size with the even number of blocks for the design (XL twin dorm bed). Hummm....

Your work is inspirational!!

Truffle queen said...

Love your quilt! Bonnie was at our guild in May and I made 3 of her quilts since! Addicting! I also made her scrappy bargello - I think the STAW is more interesting - that'll be next! Pink honey! We have a tart cherry tree - but no bee hive! Maybe I should look into it! What happens with peaches?!!!

Sherry said...

Love that quilt! The honey goes without saying ....yummy!

•stephanie• said...

i have GOT to make a scrappy trip around the world quilt. i just love every one i see ~ especially yours. they just seem so cozy. must get on that!!!!

pratima said...

Fantastic in every way... so many memories and so many favorite fabrics all tied into this one beautiful quilt! I can only imagine how stunning it looks in real life.

Ann Stiteler said...

I am a new beekeeper and in need of advice. Did you use an extractor for your honey? I don't want the big expense of an extractor and am trying to figure out a way to release is. Your quilt work is fabulous and your blog is so wonderful!