Honeysweet Pattern Showcase #3
Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: One Piece Bag

Honeysweet Pattern Showcase: Painted Ladies

When we first started working on these little blocks, we were "smitten" - does anyone even say that anymore??- with how fun they were to make and how quickly they came together.

We started with a table runner, that quickly became a bed runner and was eventually also made up as a quilt. A few of these blocks together would make a great wall hanging, table topper or a wonderful lap quilt for a little girl!

We decided to name the pattern PAINTED LADIES because here in our hometown of San Leandro we are home to thousands of migrating Monarch butterflies every year. They cover trees and bushes and fly in swarms in several of the parks and golf courses in our area. They return every year and apparently sometimes fly hundreds of miles to get here. Each year we pile the kids in the car to go and watch them. They are mesmerizing.

I know that technically Monarchs and Painted Ladies are not the same butterfly but the name was too lovely to pass up... and they do almost look exactly the same!


... this is the Honeysweet version with one of my favorite prints in the border.



... the full, flat HONEYSWEET version.



... a little butterfly detail.



... this is the table runner, turned bed runner created from a mix of AVALON and TAPESTRY fabrics. Love the combination!



... bed runner again draped over a chair.



NAME: Painted Ladies

SIZE: Comes in 2 sizes, 58" x 66" lap size and a 24" x 83" bed runner [which you can of course make a bit shorter for a table runner]. 

FABRIC: The two collections shown are HONEYSWEET for the first photos and a mix of AVALON and TAPESTRY for the runner. A Layer Cake was used for the lap size and 1/4 yds or fat quarters for the runner size. Charm packs can also be used for a more scrappy look.

ETC: Patterns will be available by the end of day today!

So far we have also debuted CHERRY PIE, CLOVERS & JAM and HEXIES. Just scroll the previous posts to see those brand new patterns.




I LOVE this pattern..and your fabric lines are beautiful! I have a Marmalade layer cake from Bonnie and Camille and have been waiting for the perfect pattern for it. This is it! Going to check out your other new patterns now... :)

Oh My!! I'm going to have to own all the new patterns!! I love the butterflies, and the cute hexie purses? Brilliant!!!

Love this pattern and your new fabric line! I'm going broke trying to buy it all :)

Such a gorgeous pattern. Today is my Grandma's birthday, she would have turned 87 today, but we lost her this past Oct. Butterflies were her favorite. I wish I could make this quilt for her. I will need this pattern. I'll need to get this pattern. I think I'll make a quilt for my mom for next Mother's Day. It was a hard one for her being the first one without her mom and 2 days before her mothers birthday. Thanks for sharing this pattern. It brought a smile to face.

For to have this pattern quickly. My reive wants everything butterflies for her new baby coming soon. The sheers June 2nd. Got to make this painted ladies for me also. I just love this.

I can't not wait to get my hands on some Honeysweet!!! The patterns are wonderful .

Love the patterns, the butterflies are just fabulous. Looking forward to the fabric line...Honeysweet!

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Please dont go broke but we are so glad that you like it all!!

Painted ladies butterflies are so pretty. I see a bit of change in the fabrics, looks like deeper oranges and maybe a dark coral pink! Love them!
Looking forward to getting my hands on some of this
Honeysweet collection.

Guess what I am stitching today!
Making butterflies, Painted Ladies!
This is such a fun pattern for Summer!

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