Oh my goodness, can you believe we are already up to block #3?! 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 third 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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OK- time for the fun!
The third block features ever-popular “hexies”! I did mine with machine applique, but if you like doing traditional EPP (English Paper Piecing), you could do it that way, too. Both methods are included in the pattern:
I decided on including a hexie block in this BOM pattern for 2 reasons- first, the hexies remind us of honeycomb, which definitely plays into that bee theme. Also, hexies are super popular, but many people don’t have time to do the EPP by hand the traditional way, so I thought I’d show you a faster way to do it through machine applique.
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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Let’s talk about our prizes!!!
This month’s prize is a box of 50 wt. cotton thread from Aurifil! The 50 wt Aurifil is my absolute favorite for machine piecing and machine applique! (In fact, I have my own designer collection, which can be found here.)
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).
- A Quilting Life
- Kathy’s Quilts
- Flamingo Toes
- Freemotion by the River
- The Sewing Loft
- The Quilting Nook
- Podunk Pretties
- The Crafty Quilter
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 Aurifil to find out about their thread, which comes in a variety of weights for multiple purposes, and in a rainbow of gorgeous colors. Also, you will find their blog to be an inspirational and informative read!
OK everyone- start those sewing machines!!