Save the Bees | Block 1 Giveaway

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There is just something about sewing with friends that makes me feel good. So, when Jacquelynne from The Art of Home asked me to join the fun in the Save The Bees quilt block of the month, I was all in! Just like last year with the I love Home quilt, each month I will share a few pictures of my quit block and host a giveaway. I hope that you will join the fun and sign up for the free pattern to stitch along with us.

Join me and a few friends for the Save the Bees quilt along. Each block offers a fun applique design for you to stitch out.


The Save the Bees quilt is so whimsical and really lends itself to my personal style. Each block is designed to be hand appliqued but I just had to infuse my style and layer on the free motion quilting.


*Fabrics used in block include Dear Diary from Minki Kim and a few scrap pieces from my stash.

Join me and a few friends for the Save the Bees quilt along. Each block offers a fun applique design for you to stitch out.

To keep the details fun, I selected 3 different thread colors to outline the design in free motion stitching. I used the thread to outline the bee and adore the way the wings turned out.

See how easy it is to use the laser guide beam when creating HST's.

After the applique was all set, it was time to dive into the details of the block. I pulled a few fabrics from my pile and starting cutting. While most came from the Dear Diary collection, the pink was from my stash.  Thanks to the laser beam guide and my Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmer, the HST’s went together fast.

See how easy it is to make half square triangles with the clearly slotted ruler.

The ruler makes cutting a breeze. Let’s take a quick look at it in action!


Okay, enough with the making details, let’s fast forward and take a look at it finished. It’s really looks so cute!

Save the Bees Quilt Block 1


Save the bees | Free Pattern

So, what do you say, are you ready to sew along? The Save the Bees quilt pattern is free and you can get the instructions here.

Plus, each month you can enter to win fun prizes to help keep you stitching along. The prize for August is a copy of the Splendid Sampler book, courtesy of Martingale. Even though I have not completed my blocks, I’ve loved watching them come together. You can see my Splendid Sampler blocks here.

Save The Bees Quilt


Want to see even more block options? Be sure to check out a few of my friends who are stitching along.


Best of luck in the giveaway!




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  1. Connie K Campbell says

    Cute block and the fabrics you are using are so neat!

  2. Jacquelynne says

    I LOVE your free motion wings- they are totally adorable!!!

  3. Terri Karls says

    I like making baby quilts and small throws.

  4. What a fun quilt!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing the video!

  6. Lisa Lamie says

    Love the colors that you chose. Thanks !

  7. Suzanne Reese says

    I have an entryway that would love to have this quilt hanging to welcome visitors.

  8. Sherill V says

    What a cute version of this block! I’m looking forward to starting mine.

  9. barbara woods says

    beautiful block

  10. Pam McDonald says

    Nice trimmer! You have a very cute block, thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. Sharon Bossler says

    Really like how your block looks. So much fun looking at all the bloggers & seeing the different techniques.

  12. Bertha Goggin says

    Such a cute bee! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

  13. Sharon Bossler says

    Love how your block looks. Love looking at the all the bloggers & seeing the different techniques.

  14. Lydia Gonzales says

    Love the bee theme. Your block is beautiful

  15. Deborah Quartz says

    Love the colorway for your block. I look forward to seeing the next one.

  16. Diane Beesmer says

    Looking forward to this BOM

  17. Beverly Martinson says

    This is something I don’t normally do I am excited to get started

  18. Tom Weisser says

    Love your FMQ. Lovely block

  19. Julie Dunn says

    Love your first block.

  20. So cute and whimsical.

  21. Susan Kluger says

    I love your fabrics! They work so well for this block.

  22. Denise Beimer says

    I love your fm wings, adorable!

  23. Cheryl Lea says

    Love your stitching on the applique!

  24. Michelle Victoria says

    Adorable block. I like to make mini quilts.

  25. Michelle Victoria says

    Adorable block! Love your fabric choices.

  26. Thank you for posting! I love your colors … mine are similar so it’s nice to see how you placed them.

  27. Sharon Aurora says

    I like your choice of colors. This BOM is sweet. I love bee themed projects.

  28. Catharine Biddy says

    So excited to learn some appliqué and learning about new people at the same time …Thank so much !

  29. Linda Edwards says

    I love your take on this block–the fabrics are adorable.

  30. Jo McGonigle says

    Beautiful quilt, looking forward to making it. Love the Bees!!

  31. Elizabeth Porter says

    Very cute version of the block. I plan to do hand embroidery and applique on the blocks.

  32. I got to know you during the I Love Home BOM and enjoy your Facebook group and blog.????

  33. I enjoy your newsletter and your Facebook group.

  34. First time at your sight, love what your doing!

  35. MaryAnn Buske says

    can’t wait to get started love the choice of fabrics

  36. Donica Miller says

    Love this block

  37. Monyka De Alba Molinari says

    me encanto como quedo tu bloque, buenas ideas para mi bloque, gracias

  38. Kiy Naylor says

    Love your choice of colors for the BOM.

  39. Love the colours you chose for bee block 1.

  40. can’t wait to see the next one


  42. I already have a bee’s quilt started, but this would make a great addition. Thanks for the opportunity for a giveaway. There are so few these days!

  43. Su Jaynes says

    Excited to start.

  44. Barbara Gearin says

    I can’t wait to start

  45. I love how everyone is sewing this quilt in such different ways! How beautiful! 🙂

  46. I am loving seeing each bloggers techniques on this first block. Very Interesting, thank you very much. 🙂

  47. Gabi Boris says

    I like your styl of applique and will give it a try.

  48. Jean Visser says

    Your changes make your block perfectly “your own.” Apparently you, too, generally use a pattern as your ‘jumping off’ place. Kindred spirits!

  49. Susan Scott says

    Thanks for sharing your block . I love seeing the variety from all the bloggers.

  50. Linda Eatherton says

    Love seeing all the color combinations for the Save the Bees Sew Along Block #1.

  51. Mary Carol Benson says

    thanks for sharing your block and it nice to see someone change it to make it look different

  52. I love bees and this block is adorable!

  53. Joanne e. Brown says

    Hello, love your items. Beautiful work.

  54. Cindy Zellner says

    Love the Colors!

  55. Beth Schloegel says

    I love everything about this block!! Super cute!!

  56. Jinger Snapp-Laplace says

    Beautiful block! I need one of those laser pointer guides, is it on the foot?

  57. I haven’t started yet, but everyone I see on FB is such an inspiration!

  58. Love this!

  59. I haven’t started mine yet, but seeing everyone’s on FB is such an inspiration.

  60. Darling!

  61. Sandra Allenbaugh says

    Love this quilt. Getting started on it now.

  62. Karen McCarty says

    This quilt design makes me feel happy. Love it!! I can see me cuddled up on the sofa with a cup of tea, a good book and this quilt.

  63. Deborah Whaley says

    Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with everyone.

  64. Adorable block!

  65. I’m just starting free motion quilting and love yours maybe one day, thanks for sharing

  66. Your rafflecopter just send some me in circles..I am unable to sign up for the newsletter…thanks for sharing the giveaway anyway!

    • Hello Nancy,
      I am sorry to hear that you were having trouble with the giveaway entry. I use a platform called Gleam and have not encounter any issues before. If you could share more information, I am happy to look into it further to ensure no issues with any upcoming giveaways.

  67. terry freeman says

    So much talent! so cute. Thanks

  68. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

  69. maria elena blecha says

    Love it!!!!! Am working on the block Save the bees on this rainy sunday!!! Thanks for both giveaways! Hope to win!

  70. LOVE everything I see in your age – really gets my creative “juices” flowing. Thanks for all you do!!!

  71. Everyone’s blocks are so pretty. What a great sew along.

  72. Patricia Hersl says

    Bee-ing a fan!

  73. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts says

    Love your bee!

  74. Carole Schmidt says

    Wishing all of us good luck! Dave those bees

  75. Pam McDonald says

    I love this block, I need to get started on mine. Yours is so cute and I love that ruler. Thanks for the Giveaway.

  76. This is so beautiful. I love the colours, Thanks for sharing with us.

  77. Esther Hopland says

    Love the first block!

  78. Deborah Ledbetter says

    Love this quilt.

  79. Barb Fryman says

    I enjoy being able to watch your videos at my convenience. Thank you for the free patterns!

  80. Save the bees project is something that I’m passionate about and I love ❤️ the quilt too. The first block is great.

  81. carol thomas says

    Nice happy bee block.

  82. Sharon Kruml says

    So cute, would love to win.

  83. Kim Graham says

    My embroidery chapter logo is a bee!!! This would be so perfect to make as a group and get some gals sewing. Sure hope I win this!

  84. This a cute designs. I was already signed up for this qal. Thanks for the chance to win.

  85. Carol Remmick says

    love the colors

  86. Judy Kiesow says

    I like the colors you chose and it’s so great to see the same block in so many different color ways.

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