Save the Bees quilt finished!

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Save the Bees BOM quilt all finished

Save the Bees BOM

There were four blocks in this BOM and I am so tickled to have it completed my Save the Bees BOM!

I didn’t add all of the borders, instead I decided to make the sides a little wider and used some of the yellow batik from Island Batik that I had left. I wanted to make a sweet little baby quilt for my project.

Isn’t it neat to see how you can take a pile of beautiful batiks and turn them into a quilt!

Jacquelynne included complete directions for a beautiful pieced border if you would prefer that. I’m sure she’ll be showing one like that on her blog.

Save the Bees block four

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.

There is also a Facebook page where you can share photos of your blocks – Sew Quilty Friends.

You are going to really enjoy this! Did I mention that there will be giveaways! Keep reading to find out what the giveaway for December is.

Be sure and visit Jacquelynne’s Save the Bees Project post the month and don’t forget that there are giveaways at all of the different blogs taking part in the BOM.

Save the Fee Free block of the Month

Save the Bees BOM quilt all finished

I really enjoyed using the tools that Olfa 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 made it easy to make the Save the Bees quilt.

Thanks so much Olfa and Jacquelynne!

Save the Bees BOM Giveaway

December Giveaway!

Congrats to the winner!


The prize for December will be a fat quarter bundle of Prettiful Posies by Sarah Maxwell for Studio 37 (US winners). International winners will receive a pattern bundle (printed patterns).

  • Giveaway open to US and international readers.
  • Giveaway rules: there is ONE prize per person per month (in other words, the same person cannot win two prizes within one month.)
  • Giveaway ends Sunday December 9th at midnight CST

Just leave a comment on this post telling me what is your favorite type of quilt project to make to be entered into the giveaway.

We got a sprinkling of snow last night and I couldn’t resist going outside and taking one more photo of my Save the Bees BOM quilt! Hope no one saw me in my pajamas!

Save the Bees BOM quilt all finished


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  1. Barbara Gearin says:

    I like to make baby quilts they are fun to make and are very cute. After done can be given to friends baby’s on donated to baby pantry.

    1. Anna Schuurmans says:

      I love to make Applique table runners.

  2. I like doing craft projects involving quilting. At this time I
    Am working on pot holders and kitchen items for
    Christmas gifts.

  3. Rosemary B says:

    Your quilt is adorable. I love the colors and this pattern is sweet

    My favorite sewing is small quilts, baby quilts and single bed size
    Thank you so much for offering this give away

  4. Jenny McDonald says:

    I prefer lap quilt size because a the fabric to cover a bed is unmanageable on my machine!

  5. My favorite quilts to make combine piecing and needle turn applique, which is exactly what Save the Bees has been!

  6. My favourite type seems to be scrappy traditional quits, I love the piecing process.

  7. Mary Lou P. says:

    I enjoy making scrappy quilts of all sizes. Love your baby quilt!

  8. Nicole Sender says:

    My favorite type of quilt project to make is a smaller type quilt; such as a lap quilt or wall hanging!

  9. Wall hangings this year as gifts.

  10. Sheila Ramsden says:

    I’m not a big fan of winter but I love snowmen and snowflakes,especially in fabric.

  11. I enjoy making smaller wallhangings and minis; mostly due to lack of space. Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. I enjoy it all. Crib size to King. Wallhangings and tote bags, the occasional skirt for a granddaughter… Piecing is my favorite part.
    Merry Christmas 🎄🎄🎄

  13. Ruth McLarty says:

    I am in the process of using up my stash so am using a lot of scrappy projects, wall quilts and my newest idea is mug rugs

  14. CHARLOTTE KEY says:

    Log cabin is my favorite.

  15. Roberta Campbell says:

    I love making donation quilts . I mostly make what I call cuddle quilts- small lap size.

  16. Carla Hundley says:

    This quilt is so fun!
    Love Sadie in her
    coat. I made a
    quilted zipper
    Carla from Utah

  17. I really love to make quilts for kids that are in our local hospitals and need that special hug and warm comfort.. Always looking for new and quick ideas to complete them fast. I also love to work on miniature quilts using some paper piecing techniques. Of course there is all the other sizes that work their way into the sewing machine too. I am so addicted to fabric ha ha ha

  18. Marion Cook says:

    I have only made hand cut and stitched quilts so far and I am so looking forward to trying the newer methods ! What an adventure!

  19. My favorite kind of project is finding a pattern that I have never made yet. I really like the challange of putting the “puzzle” together.

  20. My joy in quilting is using the most different fabrics possible as in a scrappy bed cover and yet having it look to be a planned design – yeah scraps!

  21. Ginny Andersen says:

    Loving your Save the Bees BOM!
    I like variety, so I make a little of this and a little of that from quilted articles like scissor holders, potholders, tablerunners, all the way to large bed size quilts. Intricacy of pattern and color always appeals to me.

  22. Hi Connie!
    I think my favorite quilty project has become small wall quilts, pillows and table runner! Though I still love the occasional king sized bed quilt!!

  23. Linda Nelson says:

    My latest obsession is making mug rugs.

  24. I love your choice of yellow for the bee project. That is perfect.

    I love sewing a quilt with lots of little pieces – like the quiltville mysteries. There is something about using so many different fabrics and making it all fit together. Guess that is the same reason I like to do many pieced puzzles.

  25. Debbie Doctorian says:

    I keep my projects small. I like to take parts of the patterns and make pillow toppers or wall hangings.

  26. Sharon Bellerive says:

    I love to make scrappy lap or comfort quilts to donate to people in need.
    I also make the grandchildren new ones every few years.

  27. I love making baby quilts and donating them to charities.

  28. Elena Gelletly says:

    I love making table runners for all the seasons of the year.

  29. I love anything Christmas and have just discovered foundation paper piecing, which is so fun!

  30. My favorite quilt projects to make are lap to full size quilts.

  31. I enjoy piecing but my true love has become paper piecing.

  32. I like to make lap quilts so I can get more finished at home.

  33. Wilma Kinder says:

    I don’t really have a favorite, but baby quilts are always fun to make.

  34. I enjoy making wall hangings and small quilted items mostly as they finish up faster.

  35. Teresa Knittingdancer says:

    I like to make lap quilts or small wall hangings.

  36. Laurie Wendt says:

    I enjoy creating my own quilt designs, but borrow ideas from many I see on pinterest angus other blogs. I’m careful to not copy others’ patterns but change things up to utilize my own creativity. I enjoy the creative process more than just following a pattern.

  37. Dana Olness says:

    I have only been quilting for a few years now. I really enjoy making wall hangings (24″ square to about 40″ square). I am addicted to foundation paper piecing! I enjoy the smaller projects because it allows me to practice my free motion quilting without having too much to wrestle with under my machine.

  38. Rose Vander Velden says:

    My favorite projects are baby quilts.

  39. Rose Vander Velden says:

    My Favorite projects are baby quilts!

  40. Teresa Knittingdancer says:

    I like making baby quilts or lap quilts. I also like making quilted tote bags.

  41. Linda Kanthe says:

    Hi! My favorite type of quilting project would usually be something involving paper piecing. However, I really enjoy Jacquelynn’s BOM and plan on making it into a tablecloth for my table at the Farmers Market this coming summer. We sell honey as my husband is a beekeeper. This will be perfect!
    Thank you

  42. Marti Napier says:

    My favorite quilt project is a square table topper for the coffee table. I’ve adapted the Save the Bees BOM to fit for the New Year.

  43. I like to make baby quilts. They are small enough for me to quilt on my domestic machine.

  44. I enjoy making smaller quilt projects, including table runners, place mats, pillows, and wall hangings.

  45. Kathleen McCormick says:

    You got just the right amount of snow! I think my favorite type of qult is a baby quilt – that’s who quilts are really for – right!???/

  46. My favorite part of quilting is piecing as I think it is so much fun to see the design come together. Your quilt turned out beautiful!

  47. I like to foundation piece and use up scraps

  48. I love scrappy project that I can piece either by machine or hand.

  49. Elaine H Loughlin says:

    My favorite type of quilt is applique. I love the process of needle turning the edges – find it so relazing!

  50. Pamela Richards says:

    I really love to piece quilts, wall hangings, etc — applique is ok, but prefer to piece. Just not good enough (practice enough) of applique

  51. Katherine Mikros says:

    This has been fun. I love how it’s turned out.

  52. Linda Steenhoff says:

    I like making lap quilts for family and table runners and going to try tote bags next.

  53. Carolyn Montgomery says:

    i love making all things quilted. i do a lot of online qals and at the end of the year i have all my blocks made and can have new quilts to gift or keep or donate.

  54. I enjoy making larger lap size to twin quilts, because they seem to be the size that goes together the easiest for me. And it is a great size for the recipient to use to snuggle under on the couch, as a topper for a smaller bed or a bed runner on a larger one.

  55. Although most of my quilts are large, bed size, I really enjoy making small and mini quilts.

  56. Vicki in MN says:

    This will be a fun quilt for you to gaze upon during our cold long winter! Of course my favorite type of quilting project is a table runner!

  57. Karen Dowd says:

    I like to make smaller quilted projects now, some pouches or baby quilts, i don’t have the space for the large quilts anymore,

  58. Susan Smith says:

    I love to make bed quilts, from crib size to queen. Never attempted a king!

  59. Starting to like appliqué a lot

  60. Kathleen Stringer says:

    My very favorite quilt project was the baby quilt I made for my new grandson. It was so fun working on a project for him, and I enjoyed the smaller scale after making large bed quilts.

  61. Kee Ostler says:

    This was my first machine pieced quilt. Before that I’ve only done hexie hand quilting. It was so fun and inspiring to see how everybody took the same pattern and made it their own.

  62. I am not sure I have a favorite type of thing to quilt. I am a beginner. I aspire to make a bed size quilt.

  63. Susan Barlow says:

    My favorite type of quilt is probably pieced but I enjoy the creative process of designing it from my imagination, using lots of techniques.

  64. Lisa Marie says:

    Quilts of all sizes, pot holders, quilted bags and pouches are all favorites. And I especially like when they are paper pieced.

  65. I really enjoy making small quilted projects for gifting! I love knowing that there is love added to every stitch and I’m thinking about my friend or relative during the making of the project. Projects like table runners or toppers or mug rugs are my favorites!

  66. Patty Fendall says:

    I just don’t seem to find the time to finish large projects, so for now, wall hangings are my favorite.

  67. Erline Lott says:

    Oh your quit is so pretty. I’ve never been a big fan of yellow but I love your choice of yellow border. Just makes everything pop! I love all kinds of quilting projects. When I need a rest from a larger project I usually pick something small so I can see some progress and feel a small accomplishment! Thank you for sharing your lovely quilt.

  68. Katherine Hawkes says:

    I especially love doing hand work and small bits of embroidery. It’s nice to have something portable that I can carry with me for those times when I find myself waiting and want to keep my hands busy! Be especially blessed, Katherine

  69. Kathy Sreaves says:

    I love BOM’s and weekly blocks.

  70. Sharon Aurora says:

    My favorites are lap quilts, mug rugs and table runners.

  71. Bonnie Thiem says:

    Anything with paper piecing and/or applique on it. Just love to do those.

  72. Susan R Spiers says:

    Love your quilt finish! I love these smaller quilts & the bigger blocks are a joy to create!

  73. Christine DeLuca says:

    My favorite type of quilt to make (so far)
    are baby quilts.

  74. Chantal L. says:

    Congratulations on your Save the Bees quilt. Great job! I am a piecer quilter and I mostly do bed size quilts. I did one hexagon quilt (not yet finished) and I really like this process too. ;^)

  75. Lisa M Lamie says:

    I’m trying to finish some quilt tops handed down to me from my Great-aunts. I cherish them soooo much!

  76. I really enjoy making super scrappy quilts of all sizes and also lots of fun little projects like table runners and pin cushions.

  77. Kim from Calgary, Alberta, Canada says:

    I love any kind of quilt project that puts me in front of my sewing machine. 🙂

  78. Linda Lovely says:

    My favorite projects are table runners and tote bags!

  79. Rita Hays says:

    My favorite projects are the quilts I make for my family

  80. Carol Remmick says:

    sewing scraps together

  81. Bette McLennan says:

    I like making any project that entails a variety of techniques- so maybe there’s piecing, embroidery & applique. Variety is the spice of life!

  82. Judy Currie says:

    I loved this bees quilt. I also love how you finished it. Lovely. I’m ready for the borders.

  83. I am new to quilting so I am making individual blocks from different designs and framing them. I then gift them as gifts to family and friends.

  84. Elizabeth Storck says:

    Love your Bee quilt! I like to make pieced blocks and foundation paper piecing quilts.

  85. My favorite projects right now are smaller ones , like mini quilts or table runners etc. Love your bright and pretty blocks!

  86. I like the quick turn around time on a small project, but I love cuddling under bigger quilts, most of my to do list consists of these:)

  87. Bonnie Maas says:

    My favorite type of quilts to make are the ones that I know the recipient and the deadline BEFORE I begin (because they are most likely to be completed)! This one is for my bee keeping friend, for Christmas!

  88. Susan Vacek says:

    I love doing wool applique, especially with embroidery and other embellishments!

  89. Sandra Stewart says:

    My favorite type of quilt project to make are scrappy quilts of all sizes. You just never know the end results until you have finished the quilt.

  90. Darlene B says:

    I like quick projects like table runners. I have also been making a lot of baby quilts lately. So much fun to try to match a nursery theme!

  91. April Lopez says:

    I like anything smallish with lots of hand sewing.

  92. Sharon Treece says:

    I love any quilt that I am working on at the time. Paper piecing is one of my favorite, I also enjoy applique, and embroidery as a mix on a quilt. Whatever catches my eye and heart is what I love doing.

  93. Carolee Herechski says:

    I love making table runners and pillow cases.

  94. Jennifer P says:

    My favorite type of quilt to make is a bed size (usually double or queen) as those can grow with the grandchild instead of the twin ones that they will outgrow. I like to make them patchwork as applique is usually more fragile and tends to not hold up as well. I really like your finish on the Save the Bees. Very cute and sunny!

  95. I love making table runners for gifts. And lap quilts. This quilt was fun with the different varieties of making the quilt. I need to get back into applique. Great fun!

  96. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie, Your quilt is beautiful. So bright and full of fun. I still have not had the opportunity to work on mine for awhile now. My favorite quilt type to make is applique with a small amount of piecing. I thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!

  97. I love making lap quilts to give people. The size is perfect for me to handle. Your bee quilt is wonderful.

  98. Sandy Allen says:

    I love making samplers and lap/couch size quilts. I tend to get bored making the same blocks over and over! 🙂

  99. I enjoy working on a monthly BOM like Jacquelynne’s. No stress and no rush! Your quilt is lovely and I do like your choice of fabrics. Thank you for sharing your lovely work each month.

  100. I love whatever I’m working on at the time. If I stop loving it, I put it aside, work on something else, and if I get tired of that, I switch back. That way I can complete a few things at a time.

  101. Anita L Jackson says:

    My favorite quilting project is to make baby size quilts, all the satisfaction of completing a quilt and gifting to a sweet one!

  102. my favorite is finishing the top. Not the binding.

  103. Patricia Evans says:

    My favorite projects are pieced scrappy quilts in lap size, but I also like to do wall hangings (not appliqued though). It’s fun to see all the variety in the finishes and nice that each participant personalized their quilt.

  104. Suzy Marshall says:

    I enjoy making lap quilts and table runners to gift to friends. These projects are small enough for me to quilt and challenge myself with new techniques.

  105. Nice quilt! I like smaller projects as I’m more likely to get them finished!

  106. I love to do hand applique and piecing.

  107. I don’t have a favorite quilt project as I enjoy trying something new. I like to make lap top quilts as well as queen size.

  108. I don’t know that I have a favorite quilting style. I am always looking at new methods and patterns. I am currently paper piecing and am not sure I will use this person’s method again but I am open to learning another form of paper piecing.

  109. My favorites are whatever I am working on at the time!

  110. Oh, Connie, I can never choose just one thing! For gifts, my favorite is to make lap/twin size quilts. To keep, I like to make wall hangings for my sewing room to try out ideas and express myself. And I love to make kennel quilts for charity.

  111. I prefer to make traditional patterns and smaller size quilts which I can actually get done in a reasonable amount of time 🙂

  112. Sue Vilsack says:

    I make items for nonprofit animal rescues to use to raise funds for their veterinary bills so any type of quilting project, big or small, that helps me with that… that is my favorite! I love the “Save the Bees” BOM and for me it was perfect timing! I work with a large nonprofit organization that literally did “save the bees” by raising funds to get 7 shipments of sugar syrup to Florida for the starving bees from Hurricane Michael to keep them sustained while natural bee forage material could regrow. Am working on a smaller version of this for the office!

  113. Great job on your bee quilt!
    My favourite quilt to make is a mystery quilt… I like to make lots of blocks and not know what the outcome will be.
    Not sure if you can see this comment… the lettering is very faint?

  114. I really like mini quilts, I work full time and mini quilts are great for my busy schedule.

  115. Lori Smanski says:

    my favorite type of quick projects to make are place mats and pillows
    your quilt is so fun and pretty and happy.
    thanks for sharing

  116. My favourite quilting is piecing the blocks and then making them come together in a layout that makes secondary patterns. However, paper piecing seems to be a new addiction! Oh wait, designing my own layouts is too much fun. Oh dear, I think I just love quilting anything and don’t really have a favourite! Ha ha!

  117. Sheree A. says:

    I love piecing quilts the most. I bought your “Scattered” pattern and can’t wait to do it. I’ve been admiring it for quite a while.

  118. Disappearing 9 patch quilt–lap size

  119. I love making quilts

  120. Robin Harris says:

    My favorite quilts to make are small. Baby and lap quilts. So I can quilt them on my machine, or by hand.

  121. Glenda Morrow says:

    Since I am a brand new quilter, I can only say that piecing this quilt together has taught me several new techniques. I think I enjoyed the hexies the most. I do enjoy the piecing of the quilts more than the appliqueing. I hope the borders are easy enough. This has been a lovely quilt for me to learn quilting with.

    1. Hi Connie! I love getting your emails. They are always so full of get things. My favorite quilt project has to be lap quilts. When I design a quilt or find a pattern I just have to make, it’s usually a throw/lap size. They make perfect gifts and I can put a stack of them next to the sofa for convenience.

  122. Donna Magee says:

    My favorite kind of project is a throw size quilt or wall hanging! I espeicially like to make things that I know will be used!