Are you ready to take part in Jacquelynne Steve’s FREE block of the month! It is the Save The Bees BOM and I have just finished block one. There are four blocks in this BOM and it will finish in December. You are going to want to make this!
Save the Bees Block One
The Block Of the Month patterns are free but you must sign up to receive them by email. Be sure to visit this page on her website and get signed up. You are going to really enjoy this! Did I mention that there will be giveaways! Keep reading to find out what the giveaway for this month is.
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Jacquelynne has done a great job of getting this BOM all organized and her block pattern is very easy to follow.
Olfa also sent each of the quilters taking part in the Save the Bees Block of the Month a new Olfa Splash rotary cutter, a folding cutting mat and a 6½" Olfa Frosted ruler. Thanks so much Olfa and Jacquelynne!
I normally use the 28mm Olfa rotary cutter and bought my first one when they first came on the market in 1979! This is something every quilter should have in their quilt room.
I had some perfect batiks in my stash that I have received from Island Batik, have I mentioned how much I enjoy being an ambassador for them?
It took no time at all to cut out the applique flower and bee as Jacquelynne has all the pattern pieces already reversed for you.
When I did the stitching on my raw edge applique, I forgot to add the black stripes on the little bee's body.
I grabbed one of my Micron pens which are a permanent ink and colored in the stripes. I also did the antennas this way.
Another thing that Jacquelynne does and I do the same in my patterns, is to cut the half square triangle blocks (HST) a little bigger than needed. It is so easy to then trim them to the perfect size.
Here is the list of quilt bloggers that will be taking part in the Save the Bees BOM
- The Crafty Quilter
- Podunk Pretties
- The Quilting Nook
- The Sewing Loft
- Flamingo Toes
- Kathy's Quilts
- A Quilting Life
- Freemotion by the River (me)
August Block One Giveaway
Win a copy of The Splendid Sampler book, courtesy of Martingale.
Congratulations to Claudia who won the book!
You can also post photos of your block to Jacquelynne's Facebook group Sew Quilty Friends.