Hello! Today I’m here to share the Save the Bees Block of the Month | Block 4. I’m so sorry that I’m a few days late! I meant to get this finished up before Quilt Market and just didn’t have the time. But my block is finished, and I couldn’t be happier with how this fun project is turning out! In fact, I set my blocks together and have already added all of the borders other than the final one. I can’t wait to show you the finished quilt next month!
This month’s block features an adorable pieced bee! It was so much fun to see this one come together! You will be getting some more practice making the half-rectangle triangles we made for block two. They were actually quite a bit quicker this time around. And I just love how the four blocks work together as well. I used fabrics from our Clover Hollow and Walkabout collections for my block, and the blocks all coordinate just beautifully.
The Bee head and body sections are from Clover Hollow with the background, wings, and border from Walkabout. Also, the green border is slightly different than the other green border fabric I used on the hexagon block which adds just another bit of interest. I do love a scrappy quilt!
While I love the versions I’ve been seeing with the applique’ flower blocks, I really feel like my floral focus background blocks are pretty fun. It really did save me quite a bit of time since I’ve been working on this while preparing for Quilt Market over the past few months.
Save the Bees Block 4
If you haven’t already, do take a look at the other versions of this month’s blocks made by the other participating bloggers. You can find them here:
- The Crafty Quilter
- Podunk Pretties
- The Quilting Nook
- The Sewing Loft
- Flamingo Toes
- Kathy’s Quilts
- Freemotion by the River
- A Quilting Life (you are here)!
For information on this month’s block (and the previous blocks if you are just learning about this fun project), please visit Jacquelynne’s blog here. I know you’ll enjoy the Save the Bees Block of the Month | Block 4 sewing. And keep reading for this month’s giveaway!
November Giveaway: Olfa
This month’s giveaway is something fun from Olfa. They have so many great products available that I’m sure it will be something good! In order to be eligible to win, just leave a comment on this post mentioning something sewing and quilting related you’ve been wanting to learn. I’ll pick a winner Monday morning. And don’t forget that you can visit the other blogs listed above to enter the giveaway there as well. The giveaway is open to U.S. and international readers; however, you many not win more than one prize this month. And…
I came home from Quilt Market with a pretty good supply of Walkabout mini charms. Get one with any paper pattern or fabric order through this weekend while supplies last (not available for PDF orders). Shop my patterns here. And don’t worry…I have lots of fun Quilt Market pictures to share as soon as I can get caught up with my other posts. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Denise :) says
Your fabrics for this BOM are just delightful! This month’s block is wonderful — I adore the sweet little pieced bee! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures at market — so fun! 🙂
Teresa Knittingdancer says
I want to learn more about paper piecing.
Quilter Kathy says
I love the fabrics you used for the bee body and head! Great job!
Kathy h says
I’ve been wanting to learn how to make Dresden plates. Have been admiring the patterns for a long time.
Kathy Gaines says
Love the fabrics, they are very cheerful. I would love to learn more about tricks to keep my sayings lined up neatly.
I’d like to FINALLY learn how to make accurate flying geese!
I just started quilting so I want to learn all the blocks!
Linda Patton says
Using fabric paints on quilts.
Hannah W says
your four blocks look great together! I need to learn foundation paper piecing and quick because I have a Christmas quilt I’m in love with that needs some:)
Carol Andrews says
I love your fabrics for the bee blocks. The background is so sweet! If you know of a way to make Y seams when joining those sweet heroes, please share with us.
Cute bee block! And I an’t wait to see your Market pictures:-)
Sharon Scheidt says
I want to learn a little more about working with wool in my quilts! I love wool! Good Luck to everyone!!!
Kathy E. says
I knew your beautiful bee block would show up in time! The fabrics you chose are so pretty and fresh together. Something I’d like to learn more about is adding a binding to a project that has less than 90* angles….like a diamond shape. I can’t figure that out!
Claudia Kumpe says
I love the colors you used! It is a great little bee and cute addition to the other blocks?
Debby Phillips says
I enjoy your video tutorials, and thank you for doing them! I’d like more tips on matching points on more difficult blocks, for instance a flying goose unit to a square in a square.
Pam P says
I want to learn to do hexes and the correct way to put them together
Ellen Dugosh says
Logistically, I really want to know how EPP stays together if the fabric is glued to a form. I’m so confused.
Sharon Mann says
I would love it if you would do a tutorial on using striped fabric for bias binding. I am anxiously waiting for my Seaglass quilt kit to arrive, and would like to try it on that quilt. Thank you for all the great info you share!
Jo Barr says
Wow I love these blocks. I really want to learn free motion quilting. I t seems daunting.
Edith Gorzo says
I would like to learn more about portrait quilts. I have some pictures I would like to make into quilt blocks. Your blocks are awesome. Thanks for sharing them.
Joyce West says
I want to learn how to free motion quilt.
I’ve been quilting for a long time but recently I was sewing square in a square blocks that came out a little wonky. Hints to make them square would be appreciated. Thanks!
Catalina Solano says
Ive been wanting to learn how to piece curves. Looks pretty intense!
BTW I live your Walksbout collection. Want every single pattern!!
I need to bite the bullet and learn to do hexies!!!!!
Love the bee! Can’t wait to see your quilt.
Geri VanVliet says
I need help with paper piecing. My experience with it, is next to zero. A tutorial would be very helpful.
Rochelle walsh says
I love applique , I need to practice more…would love projects for this technique .
Jenny Rojas says
Hi Sherri! My most recent finish was a table runner with Vintage Holiday. I’d love to learn more about free motion quilting as I just recently began experimenting with stippling. Thank you for the contest! Love your blocks! -thewakullaquilter on IG
Loving this bee block!! Really love the fabric you used!
I love the colors you are using in this quilt – it’s really going to be cute when finished! I was talking to a friend today, telling her that I really want to learn to hand quilt, so your blog question is very timely for me.
That is a superb bee block, what a fun little quilt ! As far as something I want to learn, I struggle with pressing “direction”. I am not a “pressing every seam open” person. So, constantly struggle with my seams not nesting because I have pressed them the wrong direction. So, if I could learn how to consistently orient my seams to nest, I would be one happy quilter.
Thanks for all that you share with us !
maria elena blecha says
I really woul like to master making sure my squares are all lined up. sometimes they look a little crooked!! Thanks
I love the new fabrics! The pieced bee I need to try for a friend of mine that likes ?
I want to learn how to mix colors and patterns,so everything I do isn’t so mono chromatic. Love your blocks
I’d like tips for improving my flying geese blocks. I never seem to get them just right.
Your bee blocks are very cute. I’d love to learn how to do free-motion quilting other that meanders. I see amazing free-motion quilted quilts and wonder how they do it. Someday something will click and I’ll get it.
Sandy K says
I would like to learn how to English paper piece, and how to make sure my points line up with more ease.
Something I want to learn? At my age I want to improve my FMQ skills. My feathers are sad.
Elaine Doné says
I am a newbie to quilting so I have a lot to learn … starting with accurate 1/4″ seam! I love your fabric lines. And I just ordered 2 of your patterns from FQS!
I love these bee blocks! I really want to try Bargello quilting. Thanks!
Sandi collins says
I love these fabrics. They are so happy
I’d love to learn how to sew accurately!!! Somehow as much as I try to measure seams correctly, in the end I have problems matching up.
Dawn P says
I love how cute your BOM is turning out with the adorable fabrics, cant wait to see the finished quilt. As for something I’d like to learn, better techniques using netting for collage quilts.
Your fabrics for this project are so pretty and the project itself is so fun.
Sue McGee says
Love your blocks. I still need to do block #4! I would like to learn more about fabric paint to make quilts. The different kinds, how to use them and what is best for the different uses.
I would like to learn more about free motion quilting. i love your new walkabout fabric line!
Chloe Lewis says
I would like to learn how to quilt on my sewing machine. I enjoy quilting but cannot afford to have a long arm quilter quilt my quilts. Also, beyond the cost, I would like to be able to complete a quilt start to finish!
Chloe Lewis says
I would like to learn how to quilt on my sewing machine. I would like to complete a quilt from start to finish.
Curved piecing is my biggest challenge. I’d like to learn a streamlined technique that will make it enjoyable to do..
I want to learn to quilt. I would love to lean how to pick fabric colors and patterns for a quilt.
Tonya Flores says
I’m working on my very first English Paper Pieced Hexi Quilt. And…I need to learn how to finish the edges! I’ve had several ideas about how to do it, but I’m totally at a loss as to what will work best!
Bettina Kesteloot says
So many pretty fabrics. I really wish I could get better at applique.
Love your block. It is definitely cheery.
Kathleen Stringer says
Your video on binding was very helpful. I also love the fabrics you are using.
I would love to learn about how you select your fabrics.
kathy Persons says
I would like to learn paper piecing
Sue D says
Cute bee block. I have been wanting to learn about picking the right fabrics.
Sheila Ramsden says
Love the bee block,I wonder what is the secret to have multi seamed, involved blocks come out the right size?
Your blocks look wonderful! I like seeing all the different versions. I’m always trying something new or practicing to improve a sewing skill It inspires me to see what others are doing.
Such cute blocks – love the little bee !! I’m always on a quest to improve my free motion quilting 🙂
Lori Butler says
This is the most adorable block
Bertha Goggin says
I would like to take a class on paper piecing – I’ve tried on my own, but so far, not a fan. I think I must be missing something! Love your blocks, this has been fun!
I would like to learn more designs for walking foot quilting.
Your doorway is very pretty.
Rita Long says
Paper piecing is something I would be interested in.
Marcia H Baker says
I would love to learn more about paper piecing, I really like hexies.
Kathy Stahl says
Your save the bees is intriguing. I especially love the hexies. I’d love to try those one day. I like the idea of a portable project.