I really can’t believe that we are on our very last block! Where did the time go? I guess it just “buzzed” right by us!! Next month, we will be adding the borders to our quilt!!
***REMEMBER TO DOWNLOAD AND SAVE YOUR BLOCK PATTERNS!
EARLY NEXT YEAR, THE LINKS TO THE PATTERNS WILL BE DEACTIVATED.***
I’ve been following your progress over in the free Facebook group– you guys are doing a GREAT JOB on your Blocks!!!
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 fourth 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.)
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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- let’s get started!
Our fourth block is a little different. The others have had applique and/or embroidery. This one is just pieced! (Though- you can embroider in some details, like antennae, if you’d like!)
You will want to take your time with your cutting and piecing, and make sure that your seam allowance is correct so that your pieces line up correctly and your block is the correct size at the end.
If you like piecing, you might even make 4 of these blocks and just do a Bee Quilt, like this:
We will once again be making HRT’s (Half Rectangle Triangles.) Click here for the tutorial post, and watch the video below:
We LOVE seeing photos of your blocks!! Be sure to join us over in our Sew Quilty Friends Free Facebook Group for fun interaction with other creative peeps!
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 #SaveTheBeesBOM and mention me @JacquelynneJSteves
~~Instagram– post your photos to Instagram and tag #SaveTheBeesBOM 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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YAY!!! Prize time!
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!
Be sure to visit Olfa to find out about all of their products- I’ll be you already have some in your sewing room! They also have a blog full of really helpful information and project ideas!
OK everyone- start those sewing machines!!