Save the Bees Quilt Block 3 + Giveaway

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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!

Save the Bees Quilt Block | Free Pattern


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.


*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.

Brush up on your quilting skills while having fun with the whimsical Save the bees quilt block designs. Each block highlights applique details.

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.

Save the bees quilt block tip

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.

Save the Bees Quilt Block | Free Pattern

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


Save the Bees Quilt Block | Free Pattern

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





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  1. Thanks for participating. Love how everyone seems to have a different method for making the blocks

  2. Betty Rankin says

    I am enjoying the Save the Bee’s BOM.

  3. Love your freemotion appliqued hexies!

  4. 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.

  5. Mary VanDoodewaard says

    Cute fabric!

  6. Janice Grygla says

    what unique color choices. I get such great inspiration from each blogger

  7. Cindy Picklesimer says

    I really like your choice of color and the way you top stitched them.

  8. Quilting in the fingerlakes says

    I cant wait to start the Hexie block

  9. Sheri Bisbee says

    Each block is so different. I’m enjoying the BOM.

  10. Lydia Gonzales says

    Always enjoy your learning from your ideas. Videos are great too!

  11. April Lopez says

    Love this block. Planning on starting mine later today.

  12. Lisa Lamie says

    I LOVE the “SAVE THE BEES” Wall hanging. Small quilts are fun and I’m making extra panels for gifts!!

  13. love your fabric choice

  14. Vera Rebrovich says

    I love your color choices. This is such a fun project!

  15. 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

  16. Beautiful block!

  17. Jeannie Zimmerman says

    Love the fabrics! Cute blocks. Next?

  18. 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!

  19. deb Snyder says

    Great block. Fun to do hexies

  20. Ann Schafer says

    I love seeing everyone’s variations of the blocks

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. Thank you for to opportunity! The hexie blocks are fun

  24. Donica Miller says

    Been quilting for 30 yrs. Love bright colors.

  25. Lori Griffith says

    Love the color combinations!

  26. Love your block for Save the Bees!
    Love the free motion quilting … thanks to the chances to win.

  27. I love your method for this project!

  28. 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!

  29. The Save the Bees project is delightful. All you ladies, who are promoting beautiful quilting patterns and sites, such as yours, are appreciated.

  30. I love how all the blocks look great even though they`re different!

  31. I’m so glad I joined this group. Everyone has such beautiful work.

  32. 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.

  33. I live in Australia and have joined the save the bees bom am enjoying doing the quilt thanks so much

  34. Lisa Galloway says

    I have always loved hexies!!

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