Wow, October first, this year is flying by! Each new month means a new design in the Save the Bees quilt block series and today is time for block 3. This quilt block is slightly different than the last two but I promise, it’s just as cute!
Jacquelynne from The Art of Home designed this quilt to have a whimsical feel and honestly, it is a perfect fit for my sewing style. Each block is designed to be hand appliqued but instead, I infused some free motion quilting into the mix.
- Save The Bees pattern
- Dear Diary Fat Quarter Pack
- Double sided fusible
- Open toe free motion foot
- Sewing Machine
- Basic Sewing Supplies
*Fabrics used in block include Dear Diary from Minki Kim and a few scrap pieces from my stash.
This month was less about drawing shapes and more about an organic feel. You will need to cut out 8 hexagons from the block template. When assembled together, they create a honey comb pattern. I used an assortment of 4 prints to create my focal point.
To help keep my hexagons in line, I folded and pressed the base of my block of half; then each section in half again. This made it easy to keep the applique units centered.
Before pressing down my pieces I played around with placement. I kept switching back and forth on the print position until I was happy with the outlook. Then, it was all about just stitching them in place.
Okay, enough with the making details, let’s fast forward and take a closer look at this months Save the Bees quilt block.
Save the Bees Quilt Block 3
So, what do you say, are you ready to stitch your block? 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 October is this assortment of Aurifil thread by Valori Wells. The colors are playful and perfect for adding that special touch to any project. Wishing you all the best of luck!
Save The Bees October Giveaway
Be sure to come back next month because the last block is beyond adorable!! Plus, you’ll want to check out how my friends are stitching their blocks together. So many fun options
- The Crafty Quilter
- Podunk Pretties
- The Quilting Nook
- Flamingo Toes
- Kathy’s Quilts
- Freemotion by the River
- A Quilting Life
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Comments & Reviews
Thanks for participating. Love how everyone seems to have a different method for making the blocks
Betty Rankin says
I am enjoying the Save the Bee’s BOM.
Love your freemotion appliqued hexies!
Haven’t had a chance to start yet. Busy finishing other projects. I don’t like ufos so I like to finish one project before I start another. May be a while before I make these blocks but I will get them done eventually.
Mary VanDoodewaard says
Janice Grygla says
what unique color choices. I get such great inspiration from each blogger
Cindy Picklesimer says
I really like your choice of color and the way you top stitched them.
Quilting in the fingerlakes says
I cant wait to start the Hexie block
Sheri Bisbee says
Each block is so different. I’m enjoying the BOM.
Lydia Gonzales says
Always enjoy your learning from your ideas. Videos are great too!
April Lopez says
Love this block. Planning on starting mine later today.
Lisa Lamie says
I LOVE the “SAVE THE BEES” Wall hanging. Small quilts are fun and I’m making extra panels for gifts!!
Nancy A says
love your fabric choice
Vera Rebrovich says
I love your color choices. This is such a fun project!
Carline Anthony says
I love the variety of minis that people are using for this project. I have also gleaned tips that I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing
Jeannie Zimmerman says
Love the fabrics! Cute blocks. Next?
Janice Trumbauer says
So much variety in color and assembly. This is my first block of the month follow alongside. So far it’s been great fun!
deb Snyder says
Great block. Fun to do hexies
Ann Schafer says
I love seeing everyone’s variations of the blocks
Carol Kobashigawa says
Quilting was something that my grandmother did, she had multiple paper pieced quilting that I still have patterns for. I guess you could say she’s why I love it!
Cindy Hanrahan says
I think it’s great that everyone has their own way of stitching the hexies down. They are all unique and beautiful.
Thank you for to opportunity! The hexie blocks are fun
Donica Miller says
Been quilting for 30 yrs. Love bright colors.
Lori Griffith says
Love the color combinations!
Love your block for Save the Bees!
Love the free motion quilting … thanks to the chances to win.
Michele T says
I love your method for this project!
Althea J Foster says
I am truly loving seeing how every person puts a different twist to the blocks and how they are making them. Love this sharing!
The Save the Bees project is delightful. All you ladies, who are promoting beautiful quilting patterns and sites, such as yours, are appreciated.
I love how all the blocks look great even though they`re different!
I’m so glad I joined this group. Everyone has such beautiful work.
Holly Peterson says
I love seeing all the different ways the hexies are being done. I still have to do mine, I hope they end up being pretty.
Kay Dodds says
I live in Australia and have joined the save the bees bom am enjoying doing the quilt thanks so much
Lisa Galloway says
I have always loved hexies!!