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Seashore Drive - Honeybun project

My dream destination this year might be right here, at home, with Seashore Drive and Balboa ๐ŸŒž

๐Ÿ’› Bright pops of colour and holiday vibes in Sherri and Chelsi's Seashore drive and Balboa collections, blend sunshine, fresh sea air and florals - just the kind of holiday I'd love ๐Ÿ’› ๐ŸŒธ โ›ต๏ธ

The little sayings on this one whisk me off to boardwalks by the sea, sea breezes, collecting seashells on the beach - perfect for summer holiday sewing ๐Ÿ’› ๐ŸŒธ โ›ต๏ธ

My holiday plans might just include a Honeybun or two. Each one contains (40) precut 1- 1/2" strips - Bliss!

Perhaps a sprinkling of little Ninepatch blossom too...

One of the basic units of patchwork, Ninepatch units happen to be one of my favourites - there's something really relaxing in pairing up the strips, and trying different combinations.

These ninepatch units measure 3 -1/2"

To make 2 ninepatch units from Honeybun 1- 1/2" strips

Select 1 Light and 1 Colourful strip:

Light (Ivory) 15" strip.

Cut: (2) 6" strips (1) 3" strip

Colourful (Citrus) 12" strip

Cut: (1) 6" strip

(2) 3" strips

Tips for making ninepatch units

Using rotary cutter and ruler trim strips to 1 - 1/2" removing pinked edges.

Check where 1/4" guideline is on sewing machine - on my machine its very slightly short of 1/4". If necessary use masking tape to make guideline more visible.

Sew scant 1/4" seam and press seams to the colourful side.

Slice strips into 1- 1/2" units

Pair up

Match seams, I tend to pin as close as possible to the seam, alternatively pin a few mm either side of seam.

You soon have your first ninepatch unit sewn...

Then 2 and 3...... and before you know it a whole flurry of little ninepatch blossom

Both Seashore Drive and Balboa Honeybuns are available in the shop

I hope you have a lovely day, and time doing things you love

Happy sewing Xx

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