Save the Bees BOM Block Three

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Have you been taking part in Jacquelynne Steve’s FREE block of the month! It is the Save The Bees BOM and I have finished block one, two and three. There are four blocks in this BOM and it will finish in December. There is still time to join in, you are going to want to make this!

Save the Bees BOM Block 3 free pattern

Save the Bees Block Three

The Block Of the Month patterns are free for a limited time 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 October is.

Block 3 was very easy to make, I decided to use my AccuQuilt Hexagon die instead of the template that Jacquelynne provided. My hexagons are a little smaller but I still think they look good.

Using the AccuQuilt hexagon die for the Save the Bees BOM block 3

Be sure and visit Jacquelynne’s Save the Bees Block 3 post the month and see her block.

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I used black Aurifil thread and did a simple little wiggle stitch around each of the hexagon shapes after I fused them down with Heat n Bond Lite.

Using the AccuQuilt hexagon die for the Save the Bees BOM block 3

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.

Save the Bees Block of the Month Olfa quilting supplies 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?

Save the Bees BOM Block 3 made from batiks with free pattern

October Block Three Giveaway!

The prize for October will be a box of Aurifil 50 wt thread, retail value $46 US.

Giveaway open to US and international readers.

To enter just leave a comment. I would really love to have you also sign up for my weekly newsletter and also get access to my FREE resource library but it isn’t required. Thanks!

Congrats to the winner – Lisa Marie!

Contest expires Sunday October 7th at the end of the day.

Aurifil thread giveaway for Save the Bees block 3

If you missed my blocks you can find them here.

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Be sure to visit the other quilters taking part in the BOM as you can enter the giveaway at each of their blogs.

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Save the Bees BOM Block 3 free pattern with AccuQuilt hexagon die

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  1. Lisa Galloway says:

    I love the bright colors that you used!

  2. Sherill V says:

    Beautiful block! I am enjoying seeing the different ways each block is being made. All are great ideas!

  3. Kay Dodds says:

    I live in Australia and have joined the save the bees bom am enjoying doing the quilt thanks so much

  4. Holly Peterson says:

    I like the way you did your hexies, I am going to try to make mine like yours.

  5. Judith Martinez says:

    I adore the colors in your blocks!! Bright jewel tones are one of my favorites.

  6. Diana Shea says:

    I’m new to quilting and am learning about all the tools I didn’t know there were folding cutting mats! So cool! I also didn’t know you could get a purple rotary cutter! Purple is my favorite color! Thanks for the new suggestions for my Christmas wish list!

  7. Rosalie Joehnk says:

    Love your block!

  8. Jackie Warren says:

    A fun block since I love hexies.

  9. Rebekah Newell says:

    Love the colors in you block 3!

  10. Debbie Grinols says:

    Learning to like batiks when I see them used like yours. A cute block can’t wait to finish mine.

  11. Nancy Bennink says:

    I hope my hexies turn out as well as yours. My first ones.

  12. Anna-Karin Olsson says:

    Hi !
    I’m just started quilting and I love it!!! I have sewn for many years but not quilted before. This is gonna be my first christmas with my grandchild and I’m longing for it.
    I just started doing a quilt for her and it’s so mutch fun. I’m also planning a christmas tabelrunner and also bavkdropp for my christmas village.

    I’m whising you al a great weekend.
    Hugs from Sweden

  13. Amy Collins says:

    Batiks are my favorite fabrics! The colors and designs draw me in and capture my imagination. I never thought of them for hexies before, but I will now!

  14. I love your batik hexies! They must fray less being batiks.

  15. I, too, love Island Batiks. They just seem to inspire one to dream of all the quilting possibilities. Thanks for your efforts and for the lovely example of the Save the Bees blocks

  16. Althea J Foster says:

    I look forward to your free library and seeing your blocks each month. Thank you!

  17. Sheila Ramsden says:

    I have just made my first set of hexis,it was a fun block to make

  18. Love your batiks hexies!

  19. Although I can’t participate this round, it’s lovely to see all the different block interpretations! Thanks for sharing.

  20. Love your block in batiks.

  21. Joni Giancola says:

    Lovely use of batiks….

  22. Lee Singleton says:

    Love you choice of fabrics, your tips are great too. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving. I live in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Canada. All the best hope I win

  23. Your blocks are beautiful.

  24. Kelly Smith says:

    Lovely fabrics! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  25. Michele T says:

    I love batiks and those bright colours are perfect for this project! I am already subscribed to your email newsletter, thanks!

  26. THANKS for your blog and chance to win some great thread… you have some great projects.

  27. Anita Gambrell says:

    Thank you for a chance at this great prize! I love looking at and learning all these ways to use EPP ! I have signed up for your newsletter!

  28. Carol Andrews says:

    Beautiful fabrics and I love the wiggle stitch.

  29. Love the fabrics you are using & the wiggle stitch you used on the hexies.

  30. Brenda Dean says:

    I love batik fabrics with their color subtleties. Never tried making hexies but I’m intrigued by their design and want to make them. I’ve seen gorgeous quilts and block designs using hexies.

  31. Diane Oubre says:

    I enjoyed your site. Thank you

  32. Dixie McAdam says:

    Haven’t stitched any hexies yet – gathering info to decide the best way for me. Love batiks & the great colors you used.

  33. Kathy Langston says:

    I look forward to do block #3. It should be fun.

  34. LOVE THE BATIKS!!!! 🙂

  35. Great colors for Save the Bees.

  36. Faith Creech says:

    Love the pretty fabrics.

  37. Gloria S. says:

    Nice bright hexies.

  38. Kathleen Ross says:

    I love your save the bee blocks. I am going to sign up as your site is very interesting.
    Thank you for the giveaway. I love aurifil thread!!

  39. Lori Griffith says:

    Love the fabrics!

  40. Shelley Kelley says:

    Thank you for the chance to win the lovely Aurifill thread. Your site is new to me, and I have enjoyed surfing through it.

  41. Joanne Montague says:

    Such a fun project. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  42. Love your colors in making the hexies..✂️✂️✂️

  43. Chandra Cox says:

    I love the batiks you used for your hexies!

  44. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  45. Enjoyed seeing your Save the Bees blocks — nice learning different ways to do the blocks.

  46. Donica Miller says:

    Beautiful quilts.

  47. I haven’t done a project with Hexies before

  48. Can’t wait to get access to your resource library! I feel this will be a tool I use a lot.

  49. . Your bright colors are beautiful.

  50. Love seeing all the different fabrics used npby others on these blocks. Your bright colors are beautiful.

  51. Cindy Hanrahan says:

    I’m glad to see you used your AccuQuilt Hexi die, it gives me encouragement to use mine too. Love your colors and the way you sewed the blocks!

  52. Love the batik fabrics

  53. Hi! I love that you used Accuquilt’s Hexie die. I was going to order one myself for this project and others but wasn’t sure which size to order. Your block looks smashing!

  54. I am obsessed with batiks!! Love toy block. Working on quilting my 3 now as I am doing them qayg. Colleen

  55. Paula Chapman says:

    Love your hexies sign up for you

  56. Carol Kobashigawa says:

    Love your hexies!

  57. Deanna L Allen says:

    It is exciting to learn about sites, blogs, and resources. Look forward to learning more!

  58. I love your Island Batiks. The colors are beautiful and look great in your block.

  59. Janice Trumbauer says:

    Love your website, so much great information. Thank you! Signed up last month to get your newsletter, it’s great.r

  60. Wendi Washer says:

    I love your choice of fabrics. I’m looking forward to getting an AccuQuilt machine for Christmas!

  61. Cindy Shelley says:

    Love your batik block your smaller heroes look good.

    1. Cindy Shelley says:

      Hexies (not heroes)

  62. I enjoy making hexies. They are small and portable. Very relaxing.

  63. Carolee Herechski says:

    I love this quilt and I love hexies!

  64. Lisa Marie says:

    I have enjoyed seeing the Save the Bees blocks on your blog and others.

  65. Connie Kauffman says:

    Lovely batiks as always!

  66. Thank you for your tips. I love getting your newsletter.

  67. Glenda Morrow says:

    Thank you for your Save the Bees quilt tips! I am a beginner quilter, so they help me immensely!

  68. Pretty! I love that black background fabric you used!

  69. Carline Anthony says:

    Thanks for sharing your project. I love the batiks and appreciate the hint for another project. Perhaps this one is small enough not to become a UFO

  70. Karen Neary says:

    I’ve been following along on the “Save The Bees”, which holds special interest as my hubby is a beekeeper 🙂 Love the bright fabrics in your block!

  71. I like your method of using heat n bond for the hexies..

  72. Mary Lou P. says:

    Love your batiks and wavy stitch! Thanks for the chance to sign up for your tips.

  73. I love the bee blocks so far.

  74. dorris dale says:

    I am loving all the different techniques that are being used to make this block. It makes me want to do one of each variation ( except maybe the EPP, I don’t really care for doing EPP) I love your interpretation.

  75. Love your colors and fabric choices

  76. Quiltgirl says:

    Thank you for the inspiration. Love your batrick choices.

  77. Linda Bick says:

    Loving this sew along!

  78. Love your choice of batik fabrics! Thanks for sharing.

  79. Katie Lewis says:

    HI, Connie! Thanks for sharing your blocks

  80. I am one of your followers.

  81. Debbie Stebbins says:

    I have been working on Christmas projects and new grandbaby items!

  82. Debbie Stebbins says:

    I haven’t started my Save the Bees, yet. I have my fabric, but have been working on Christmas projects and new grandbaby items!

  83. I love the fabrics you are using! I really like seeing everyone’s different twist on their blocks.

  84. Pam Jolly says:

    I loved the batiks you used. They made the block so interesting.

  85. Joy French says:

    Batiks are so beautiful. Why don’t I quilt with them more often? I must put a batik quilt on my list of things to do. At the top of the list!

  86. Anita Napier says:

    I love your hexies done in bright colors.

  87. This quilt is turning out really cute. Thanks to all the participants for sharing their talent with us.

  88. Susan Stanton says:

    I love seeing your bright, colorful blocks! Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

  89. I like the vivid fabric against the patterned black – great contrast. I think batiks would make great bee wings as well.

  90. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    i love making hexies and i love batiks. great job on the block.

  91. Thank you for a chance to win the beautiful thread collection.

  92. Carla Ford says:

    Love your website! I don’t know how I’ve missed it. Aurifil thread is my favorite. I’m going to make the pumpkin table runner for my daughter. Fall
    Is her favorite time of year.

  93. April Lopez says:

    I need to get my block done. I love sewing hexis by hand.

  94. Deb G. in VA says:

    I love the bright batiks against the dark background, looks great!

  95. Vicki in MN says:

    It’s been fun seeing everyone’s hexies!

  96. Cheryl Lea says:

    Love all the bright colors against the black background!

  97. Rita Scott says:

    I love the way You finished the hexies.

  98. Lydia Gonzales says:

    I like the stitching around the hexagons. I am going to do that on mine. Thank you for all the great ideas.

  99. It’s fun seeing all the fabric and color choices of the participating bloggers. I love the colors of your block.

  100. Liz Horgan says:

    This looks like a fun quick block that I can do while watching TV! Yours looks great!

  101. Cute way to finish the hexes. Love your patterns

  102. I love the look of your block! I have never made anything out of hexi’s but seeing all of these beautiful blocks, I may have to try one! Thanks!

  103. Sheri Bisbee says:

    Nice use of batiks. I will be trying hexes for the first time and I like how you finished yours.

  104. I love your batik hexies, Connie! Can you believe I’ve never made a hexie?! Maybe this block will get me moving! Smart of you to use the AccuQuilt die with it!

  105. Julie Kennedy says:

    Great block–I love the bright batiks against the black background!

  106. Heidi Story says:

    Your creations seem so perfect. You inspire me to keep trying 🙂

  107. I love the way our appliqued the hexies with a zigzag stitch

  108. lena hussey says:

    I enjoy the different ways each blogger has made the blocks. I am not a huge favorite of batiks but your block really compliments the use of batiks. I also like the way you stitched around each hexie to make it stand out.

  109. Sharon Aurora says:

    This looks good in batiks. Love the colors.

  110. I love that you are using batiks in your version of the blocks. It is so fun to see the different fabrics and colors that each person is using.

  111. Thanks for hosting the giveaway:)

  112. I love the batiks. Hexies are so addictive and so much fun.

  113. I enjoy reading your blog and receiving the newsletter. It’s great to see the many versions of the Save the Bees QAL. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great Aurifil thread.

  114. Great idea to use your die cutter for the hexies… bet that saved a lot of time!

  115. Island Batiks are so lucky to have you as an ambassador! You really know how to sue them to their fullest potential! I still have to make the second Save The Bees block, so I hope this new month will slooooow down a bit.

  116. Your hexies in the bright batiks look great!

  117. I really like that you used batiks for these blocks!

  118. Sandra Stewart says:

    I have enjoyed going to the different blog sites and seeing how each of you do your hexies. Each is different in style and appearances. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas.

  119. Quilting in the says:

    I love the color you have chosen for your Hexies

  120. I like the way you added your own twist to the pattern to make it uniquely yours.

  121. Suzy Marshall says:

    I am so enjoying the “Save The Bee’s Block of the Month. I’m getting excited to see how it will come out when I’m through! 🙂

  122. Donna Pfost says:

    I love your choice of batiks!! It is really lovely!! I also like the way you zig zagged around them.. 🙂

  123. Thanks for showing alternate fabrics for the Save the Bees blocks!

  124. Linda Schoenbaum says:

    Love the use of batiks in your blocks!

  125. MJ Tichich says:

    This is a super fun block Colleen of the month! I am expanding my comfort zone of what I think I can accomplish, making something super cute, and having a blast doing it! Thank you to all the designers!

  126. Janet Beyea says:

    Your quilt is looking great.

  127. Margie Adkins says:

    I love the colors in the fabrics!

  128. Janice Grygla says:

    I really do like your black background

  129. Mary VanDoodewaard says:

    Nice looking blocks!

  130. I haven’t started yet because I just finished making three baby quilts and I a finishing two ruffled skirts for two of my grand-daughters. Looks like a fun quilt to make and I have lots of fabric to choose from.

  131. Gotta say: there is simply no situation in which Island Batiks don’t look great.

  132. I am enjoying each persons approach to these hexie blocks and their fabric choices. Lots to appreciate at each blog stop.

  133. elizabeth porter says:

    Your fabrics that you used are bright and cheery for the hexies.

  134. Sharon Treece says:

    I love how you did your hexies as an applique, now I am torn between doing them as applique or EPP which I love doing now, but I also enjoy doing applique. Oh decisions, decisions. Thank you.

  135. Love your colorful hexies!

  136. Kathi Bowen says:

    I love this adorable save the bees block of the month, your blocks are lovely.

  137. Debra Luraas says:

    I like how you used a die cutter for your hexies – even though the hexies are smaller than the pattern requires – I often do the same with other patterns, though not always successful.

  138. Betty Rankin says:

    Your hexies are great. I have not started mine. I am trying to get all the information possible to decide how to start.

  139. pat Bandura says:

    love your blocks

  140. I love the colors of your hexies.

  141. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie, Your block is beautiful again this month. I adore the bright batik fabrics you chose for your hexagons! Plus, using them against the black background just makes them so much prettier. I would use the cutter die if I had one also and your free motion stitching is such a pretty stitch that you are doing. Thank you for sharing your lovely block and how you made it with us, Connie. Have a magnificent day!

  142. Your hexi blocks are cute–like the black thread embellishment

  143. Patricia Evans says:

    I like that the participants are using different techniques. It should encourage less adventurous and newer quilters that it’s okay to experiment and not just follow the directions exactly. Already subscribed to your newsletter.

  144. Marcia H Baker says:

    Batiks & hexies look fabulous!

  145. Hexies and batiks are a great combination!

  146. I love your color choices! I too would have used the accuquilt if I had one. Talk about a time saver!!

  147. Glenda Hyde says:

    Love your Bee Blocks & the bright happy colors ! Love your site . Tell Sadie I sail hello !

  148. Your hexies look great, especially with those lovely batiks.

  149. Fun to see all the different block colors!

  150. Love your colorful hexies!

  151. These hexies look the like the perfect start for me to try them! There have been so many tutorials on how to piece and I want to try them all. The colorful hexies are a favorite. I love big splashes of color.

  152. These bee blocks are so much fun. It is great to see all the interpretations!

  153. I love Bees and do whatever I can to save them. They work so hard and do so much for nature. What a beautiful block.

  154. LINDA Douglas says:

    HI, pretty projects! We love our needles+threads, don’t we! Thank You for your Blog+Giveaway too!

  155. Sheree A. says:

    Beautiful blocks. Love the batiks

  156. Love your colors! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us! I’m not a hand sewing fan, so I have avoided hexies!! I’ll give these a go and see how it turns out!

  157. Your hexies look fantastic on that background. Thanks for sharing.

  158. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Great block and, of course, I love the batiks!

  159. Sharon Browne says:

    I love hexies, but much smaller ones.

  160. Jennifer P says:

    Lovely blocks! thanks for the great give away!

  161. I enjoyed seeing one way to sew around the fused Hexies. Thanks.

  162. Linda Lovely says:

    Love your hexies!

  163. Darlene B says:

    I love the bright batiks you used! Very pretty block.