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 finished block one and two. 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 Block Two
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 September is.
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?
The blocks are fun to make and Jacquelynne's directions are easy to follow.
When I did the stitching on my raw edge applique, I forgot to add the black stripes on the little bee's body when I made block one so I decided to do the same thing with this block.
I grabbed one of my Micron pens which are a permanent ink and colored in the stripes. I also did the antennas this way.
September Block Two Giveaway!
The prize for September will be a copy of the Carpenter's Apprentice pattern courtesy of EvaPaige Quilt Designs and the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers courtesy of New Leaf Stitches.
Giveaway ends September 9th at midnight CST. To enter the giveaway just leave me a comment letting me know if you have ever used permanent markers to do some of your applique or embroidery. Thanks!
Congrats to the winner! Sandra!
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)