Hello Everyone and welcome to the final Save the Bees blog hop and Giveaway. I love my finished Save the Bees Mini!
If you’ve signed up for the BOM, you’ve received the final instructions for adding the borders and finishing the quilt. If you’re making the mini with me, you can find the revised information for the borders here. Be sure to visit Jacquelynne for tips and information about the borders. Also, read to the bottom of this post for information on this month’s Giveaway from sponsor Sarah J.Maxwell.
Adding the borders was very straight forward including making the quarter square triangle units in the outside border.
I really like the dark blue print that I used on the second border. All the fabric is from the Midsummer Meadow collection by Connecting Threads. I thought about stopping with that border, but decided to add the outside borders and am glad I did. If you want to add the words “Save the Bees” on your bottom border of the mini, I would suggest that that you embroider them. You could reduce the letters in the applique by 50% and use those, too.
I had fun quilting this one. I free motion quilted the blocks, sashing and print border.
I especially had fun quilting the bee.
Because the blue border print was so busy, I didn’t want to add any fancy quilting so I did some outline quilting of the motifs and added in swirls here and there to fill in. This is a technique I’ve used before on busy borders. For the last border, I used my ruler foot and a curved ruler to create the design.
I always like how the quilting looks on the back of the, too.
I would like to thank Jacquelynne for another great Block of the Month and for asking me to participate in the blog hops for Save the Bees. And in January, Jacquelynne will be having a Grand Prize Giveaway on her site to wrap things up. I’ll be sure to let you know when you can enter.
Now for this month’s Giveaway.
This month, we have a separate prize for US readers and International readers. US Winners will receive a fat quarter bundle of “Prettiful Posies” by Sarah J. Maxwell for Studio 37. The International Winners will receive a pattern collection by Sarah.
To win this giveaway, leave a comment below and tell me if the “Save the Bees” is your first free BOM pattern that you’ve received from Jacquelynne. If you didn’t sign up for the BOM, there is still time and you can sign up here.
To enter a comment, find the Leave a Reply box. You must keep scrolling to the bottom of all the comments on the page to find the box. If the comments are not shown below the post (which will happen if you are scrolling from or linking from a different post) find “Comments” in the Tags line at the bottom of the post. Click on “Comments” and that will open the comments, then scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Leave a Reply box. I hope this helps.
- There is ONE prize per person per month.
- Make sure that you leave your email so I can contact you if you win.
- You have until the end of day on Sunday, December 9 to leave your comment.
- Once I contact the winner for your information, you have 72 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.
Be sure you visit the other bloggers for 7 more chances to win and to see how everyone finished their Save the Bees Quilt.
- The Crafty Quilter
- Podunk Pretties
- The Quilting Nook
- The Sewing Loft
- Flamingo Toes
- Kathy’s Quilts
- Freemotion by the River
- A Quilting Life
Post your finished blocks on social media using:
#SaveTheBeesQuilt and #SaveTheBeesBOM
You can also post pictures on the Sew Quilty Friends FB group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewQuiltyFriends.JacquelynneSteves/.
Thanks for stopping by and am looking forward to seeing your Save the Bees!