Jacquelynne Steves

Save the Bees BOM Block 2 is here!

Are you ready for block #2?! Time for another free quilt block! PLEASE NOTE- I realize that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THIS POST! PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH IT ALL- Answers to most of your questions will be found in this post. Thanks!!

The second block for the Save the Bees Free Block of the Month was sent out a short time ago. If you are signed up, please check your email for your pattern. (Please note- sometimes it can several hours for the email to reach your inbox. If you don’t have it yet, please be patient and check back a little later.)

If you can’t find your email, please check your spam folder, and Gmail users please check your “Promotions” folder. If you still can’t find it, please email me comments@JacquelynneSteves.com  We do our best to answer as soon as possible. PLEASE do not comment here to tell us that you can’t find your email- you comment will be deleted! Please email for assistance. Thank you!!

VERY IMPORTANT- If you email us a question and don’t hear back in 24-48 hours, please check your spam folder! We answer all emails, so if you don’t hear back from us, it’s very possible that our response is in your spam folder!!

For technical questions, like how to download/save a PDF, etc. please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you are NOT signed up yet, please fill in the box in the upper right side bar of THIS PAGE to get your FREE block patterns! NOTE- THE PATTERNS ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE OR BLOG- YOU MUST SIGN UP TO RECEIVE THEM BY EMAIL.

Just ONE MORE THING- Please download and save the files to your computer immediately, so that you can find them when you need them. Don’t rely on trying to find the email with the links later- As many have found, emails tend to get lost, even when you put them in a special folder :)  As this event grows larger with more and more participants, it gets more difficult for me to reply to emails requesting that I re-send the patterns. THANKS SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!

OK- time for the fun!

The second block features a different flower and buzz-y bee:

It is machine appliqued. The flight trail was added using black thread for free motion quilting. You could also hand embroider it, or even draw it in with a find point permanent black marker. Many of you have been doing both applique and embroidery- you can applique the design first, and then embroider in some details on the flower and leaves.

For the block piecing, we are doing Half Rectangle Triangles (HRT’s). Now, it’s NOT exactly the same as making Half SQUARE Triangles (HST’s), which we do quite often in quilting. Don’t let this intimidate you, it’s actually pretty fun!! I’ve created a video tutorial to walk you through it- I think you will find this super helpful!! AND you don’t need any specialty rulers, either.


We LOVE seeing your blocks! Our Sew Quilty Friends Facebook group has been super active this year- I think we’ve got at least 200 different block photos there (and counting!!!) My husband made this video with photos of Block #1 that have been posted in Sew Quilty Friends (you will LOVE the “soundtrack” that he added!):

You can share your photos and/or see others’ photos here:

~~Sew Quilty Friends Facebook Group– Our Facebook group has been around for about a year now, and it is a ton of fun! It’s also a great place to ask questions about the BOM, or any quilt related questions. Join here and post your photos.

~~My Facebook Page– post your photos to my Facebook page. You can use hashtag #ILoveHomeQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneJostSteves

~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #ILoveHomeQuilt and mention me @JacquelynneSteves

***Even if you don’t choose to post your photos, please visit the sites above to see everyone’s work! It’s really a lot of fun!

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And now…. the really FUN part… the prizes!!!

This month’s prize is a copy of The Carpenter’s Apprentice quilt pattern from EvaPaige Quilt Designs, PLUS a package of Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers from New Leaf Stitches. These two items work perfectly together- Learn Beth’s “accordion” style HST method, and Kari’s trimmers make it so easy!!

Please visit the featured bloggers to enter the giveaway over on their blogs- that’s 8 chances to win! (There is no giveaway here on my blog, you must visit the blogs below to enter).

You will love visiting the bloggers above- not just to enter the giveaway, but you may also be inspired to try a different technique or color combination- I know that they have really inspired me!!

We will be having FABULOUS giveaways this year! I am really excited about the prizes we are offering, you are going to LOVE them! Here are our sponsors- please visit their websites and see all the quilt-y and sewing goodness that they have to offer!


This month’s Sponsors! 


New Leaf Stitches offers books & patterns, useful notions, and be sure to check out Kari’s fun blog.


EvaPaige Quilt Designs- Visit for beautiful patterns, and Beth’s absolutely hilarious blog!








OK everyone- start those sewing machines!!


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    Jean Cherep
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I would love these rulers!!! Thanks so much

  • April Lopez
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I love this block!!! Starting my #2 block today.

  • Carole Block
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Loving these patterns and rulers! I have been quilting for about six years and love it.

  • Posted September 3, 2018 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Thank you for another beautiful block Jacquelynne!

  • Nelda
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Would love the pattern and rulers. Thank you.

  • Karen Laird
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Have it downloaded and will get to work on it!! Love this fun and cute quilt

  • Rhonda D
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful BOM. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Posted September 3, 2018 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    LOVE the video of all the blocks! SO FUN!

  • Lisa Lamie
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Love the new block #2 Thanks for your work! I’VE been quilting since 10 years old.

  • Sue D
    Posted September 3, 2018 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Another fabulous block.

  • Posted September 4, 2018 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Me encanta también el segundo bloque de este bonito proyecto. Enseguida empiezo con él. Un saludo.

  • Camille
    Posted September 4, 2018 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Honestly, I like the Save the Bees blocks not only for your clever designs but the rectangular block shape has a unique charm too.

  • Rhonda Dunn
    Posted September 4, 2018 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    This is a fun quilt. Thanks for sharing all your talents with us!

  • Denise Beimer
    Posted September 4, 2018 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    Such a fun block of the month, thank you!

  • Cindy Hanrahan
    Posted September 5, 2018 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    What a cute block. I can’t wait to make mine!

  • Posted September 6, 2018 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    What a beeutiful block! Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing!

  • lj
    Posted September 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Love the look! And the directions! Thanks for opportunity!

  • Elizabeth Merkle
    Posted September 6, 2018 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    I am loving the Save the Bees blocks.

  • Jen B
    Posted September 6, 2018 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Summer is over. Time for sewing!!

  • Rilla Burnham
    Posted September 7, 2018 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Special rulers can often make a task easier. These look great. Love the block as well.

  • Lyn Campbell
    Posted September 7, 2018 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    I would love to win that wonderful book and rulers, Jacquelynne your blocks are amazing i am loving this quilt thank you

    Posted September 7, 2018 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    This ruler is amazing !!! It would help me ease my way thru LOTS of half squares triangles !!! Awesome the creative minds continue to make our life as quilts easier every day !!! Love the blocks !!!

  • LuAnn
    Posted September 7, 2018 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    Love this site. So bright and engagaing plus give always.

  • Rebekah Newell
    Posted September 7, 2018 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for this fun bom! This is my very first one. I’ve just started quilting this past Jan. and I’m loving this!

  • Judy Waters
    Posted September 8, 2018 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    Great Prizes……

  • Rena Monholland
    Posted September 8, 2018 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the tutorial on the triangle cutting. I know I would have messed that one up.

  • Carolyn
    Posted September 12, 2018 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    What an exciting pattern! Can’t wait to get started.

  • Livia Boggs
    Posted September 15, 2018 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Would love to have these rulers!Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Posted September 25, 2018 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    The little slide show is really fun and I had to watch it again, I’ve not shared my photos of the blocks yet and it was nice to see all the other ‘color ways’. Thanks for sharing again! And I got my rulers. I meant to try them out with my HST but had already ironed them out so I will be using it next go round! Thanks for the great quilt design!

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