Friday, August 10, 2018

Sea Glass Donuts {Finished Quilt Top}

I finally got back to work on my Donuts quilt! This pattern is from Amanda Jean's book No Scrap Left Behind. (not an affiliate link)

I had finished up all of the block sections quite a bit ago and just had dawdled about getting the grey solid for the background. When I needed black for my Breezy Blooms quilt, I also told my mom to send me some yardage of whatever shade of light grey she had on hand in the Etsy shop. She sent me three pieces of Kona Shadow that totaled the yardage that I needed.

This quilt definitely has to be laid out in advance before construction since the "donuts" interlink. I didn't lay out the quilt in its entirety all at once, but I did lay out the block sections in the order that I would like them to appear in the quilt.

Because the rings interconnect, I found it easiest to lay out one ring at a time to get the blocks arranged in the way that I liked so that the repeated fabrics were spaced out in a pleasing manner.

As you might be able to guess from the picture -- these are big blocks!

I found that it was easiest to put together the top two rows of each block, sew the block halves into rows, and then the remaining block parts would be used in the next row connected to the next row of blocks. (I highly suggest getting Amanda Jean's book even if it's for JUST this pattern.) Part of this was thinking this would make it easier to stop and start on this pattern, but I got started on it and got it all together in just two days (with a break for some FMQ!)

The top is now complete!

Another quilt added to the very large pile of things that I need to quilt or have quilted! Being that I'll be flying to Michigan next Saturday (!!!!) at least a few of these tops will be taken to be long arm quilted there. I'm leaning towards having this one long arm quilted and I'm trying to decide on what color I might want to use for the backing. Another perk of visiting the Honey, Bunny, and Doll Quilts "home office" in Michigan is in-person access to all of the Etsy shop fabric for color matching.

Happy Friday! I am counting down the days until retreat and a few days off of work!

Sharing at Oh Scrap!


  1. Love the name and the colors in this quilt!

  2. It looks like it came together quickly. Great quilt top! :)

  3. It is so beautiful! Blue / green / yellow has become one of my favorite colorways lately, and your scrappy look is just fantastic. I hope you get it quilted soon!

  4. Oh, those colors!! I hope you quilt this one next :)

  5. I love it! I have seaglass tiles in my kitchen and it would go perfectly 😉!

  6. That is such a beautiful quilt! What a great scrap buster. I can't wait to see it quilted up!

  7. Oh, this is so lovely! I love how this turned out!

  8. The name really suits the quilt. It's gorgeous! Enjoy retreat time with your family.

  9. I have always loved this pattern. Your color choices are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!


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