Friday, December 19, 2014

Honey Bee and a Freebie

Has it really been two weeks since I last posted???  Makes me sad to think I haven't been quilting that much, as I didn't think it had been that long.  The last time I posted, it was about joining the quilt club.  We were working on the free Glam Clam pattern on from Latifah Saafir, and using the Curve Master foot.  I was making mine in yellows for a baby quilt, and finished sewing the clams by the next day.
Unfortunately, the applique and quilting got delayed a bit, but the whole quilt got finished up today.

Here's a full quilt picture.
The bees are in a hive full of honey, or they are on top of a flower seeking nectar.  Either way, they're pretty cute!

For the quilting, I did an open stipple all over with yellow Glide thread, then outlined the bees with Sulky invisible polyester monofilament.  First time I've used that on my Innova, and had no problems.  Here's the back, a nice soft yellow flannel.
And as for the bees, they're my own creation, in two versions.

Since it is my blogiversary, I'm celebrating by giving away a free downloadable .pdf pattern of the two bees!  Please follow this link to, where the pattern can be downloaded for free until the end of the month.  Not a member of  It's free and easy to sign up.
Update:  the free bee pattern is no longer available.  When I find a site to deal with the VAT, I will offer it for purchase.
Thanks to all who got a chance to download it!

I hope you enjoy the bees, and I'd love to see pictures if you use them on a quilt.

Happy Quilting!


  1. been wondering where you were - but I figured Holiday stuff got in the way. I'm quilting my last Christmas top today. It's for hubby, so not a rush for customers :)

  2. Looks like a flower to me. If it was a hive, they'd be hexagons. (Can you tell we've got bees?)

    It's a gorgeous little quilt!

  3. Cute little quilt. It's good you can learn something new and make a finished quilt too. There will be one lucky baby snuggled underneath.

    1. Thanks! Hubby doesn't want to give it away but I really can't keep them all!

  4. Very cute baby quilt....and I think the bees are adorable. Happy blogaversary to you. I look forward to reading about more of your quilting adventures in the year to come. Thanks for the bee downloads. I've already got some ideas on how to use them.

  5. Cute quilt! Aren't Innova's the best for using any thread and making it look awesome?? Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Such an adorable baby quilt. Perfect for a boy or a girl! Bee-utiful


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