Save The Bees Quilt | Block 2 Giveaway

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Wow, I can’t thank you enough for all the amazing comments and words of encouragement on last month Save the Bees block. There is just something about sewing with friends that makes me feel good. That sense of community really brings us all together while we are stitching at home. Now, it’s time to check out block 2 in the Save the Bees quilt along with Jacquelynne from The Art of Home

Improve your quilting skills while sewing with friends in the Save the Bees quilt along. Each month, I'll share a new block and a fun giveaway.

 

The whimsical nature of the Save the Bees quilt is a perfect fit for my personal style. Each block is designed to be hand appliqued but I just had to infuse some free motion quilting into the mix.

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

Learn how to make a half rectangle unit in the Save the Bees Quilt Along.

One unique feature of this months block is the half square rectangles. Normally. quilters make half square triangles and everything in your body will push you to line up your rectangles but I urge you….. resist!!

Trimming up half square rectangle units | Save the Bees Quilt Along

This is one of those block units that cutting is critical. The pattern instructions provide you plenty of room to cut down to size. This provides you some wiggle room.

Improve your quilting skills while sewing with friends in the Save the Bees quilt along. Each month, I'll share a new block and a fun giveaway.

At the end of each project, I like to look are the areas I can improve one. For me, it was placement of the flower applique and my center points. I was so excited to finish the block, that I did not really focus on my points. It happens and I can live with it since I think it shows character. Speaking of character, just like in block 1, I choose to draw the bee wings with thread instead of fabric. In the end, I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.

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 2

 

Improve your quilting skills while sewing with friends in the Save the Bees quilt along. Each month, I'll share a new block and a fun giveaway.

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 September is a fun pattern and one of my favorite rulers! Wishing you all the best of luck!

Save The Bees September Giveaway

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. maria elena blecha says:

    I tried and tried to make the wings of the bees free hand, but am not good at it, some looked lie triangles kites!!! So I did it my way!!! Love your stitching!

  2. Beautiful block Heather!

  3. MJ Tichich says:

    Love the bee wings!

  4. Florence Daly says:

    I have been quilting since 1980 so about 38 years now.

  5. What a lovely block! When I saw your block I decided I need to put some embroidery on my leaves… it just looks so pretty!

  6. I really like your spin on this BOM … it’s really cute!

  7. Lisa Lamie says:

    I love your choices of colors for ” save the bees”!

  8. Stephanie Woodward says:

    Very cute. Love it

  9. Bonnie Larson says:

    Thanks for sharing. I love your block

  10. Judy Kiesow says:

    Great block and your stitching is wonderful!

  11. You make everything look so easy, so I will try the wings!

  12. Nelda Bonner says:

    Love your block. Can’t wait to make it.

  13. Sobana Sundar says:

    Thank you for the pretty design. I have so many wips but could not resist this design once I saw some finishes.

  14. I like the colors you are using for this fun sew along.

  15. Very excited to begin work on this bee project! My husband and I are beekeepers and during the winter I can dream of our busy little girls all snuggled in their hives while u create the blocks!

  16. Linda Edwards says:

    Thanks for your the fun pattern.

  17. Bonnie Ambrose says:

    I love the colors you have chosen for your block!

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