Save the Bees Finish and Giveaway

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.

Post your finished blocks on social media using:

#SaveTheBeesQuilt and #SaveTheBeesBOM

You can also post pictures on the Sew Quilty Friends FB group at

Thanks for stopping by and am looking forward to seeing your Save the Bees!


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125 Responses to Save the Bees Finish and Giveaway

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    This year was the first to do a BOM, and I did two – Jacquelynne’s Save the Bees and Sherrie McConnell’s AQuilting Life BOM. I really enjoyed them both and learned so much!


  2. Laurie Wendt says:

    Yes! This is my first BOM from Jacquelynne. I loved it and have enjoyed learning new techniques and revisiting some skills I’d forgotten how to do.


  3. Wilma Kinder says:

    Love, love, love your fabric choice. Beautiful.


  4. Diane Rochette says:

    Yes 1st BOM, Im so excited to Save The Bees . and get started . Thank you


  5. Teri says:

    This is the first BOM I’ve followed from Jacqueline. Love seeing all the variations.


  6. Debbie Doctorian says:

    Love the bright color choices!


  7. Linda Nelson says:

    Yes, this is my first BOM. Love it!


  8. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    This is my second BOM with Jacquelynne! I really like the blues you used!


  9. Carla Hundley says:

    How gorgeous your
    quilt is! Love all the
    little quilting details
    you added.
    Carla from Utah


  10. Thunder says:

    Not my first. It’s been a pleasure to watch your mini grow. Thank you. 🎄🎄🎄Merry Christmas🎄🎄🎄


  11. Lily says:

    This is my first block of the month from Jacqueline. Love the inspiration ! Thanks !


  12. Sheila Ramsden says:

    I have done other free block of the months but this is my first from Jacquelynne, love it!!


  13. minibea12 says:

    Yes, “Save the Bees” is my first free BOM pattern that I’ve received from Jacquelynne. Such great blocks!


  14. Lynne Stucke says:

    Yes. It is a first. It is super . . . and I love your color way! (lynnstck[at]yahoo[dot]com)


  15. Mary Lou P. says:

    Have thoroughly enjoyed this BOM. The collection of fabrics you used for your blocks is charming and the blocks look great.


  16. Sally H. says:

    This is the first BOM from Jacquelynne that I have done. It’s been fun and I look forward to more!!


  17. Rosemaryflower says:

    Brenda!, your quilt is beautiful
    This is an adorable pattern
    the fabric is gorgeous, and your quilting is beautiful, just wow

    Right now I am making cute sachets for lavender I have grown in my garden


  18. Barbara Gearin says:

    This is my 1st free block of the month I have done. I have been collecting fabrics for about a year for a quilt with this theme, so it he timing was great.


  19. Kim Costella says:

    This is my first free BOM and I have loved it!


  20. Linda Barnhart says:

    This is my first BOM. I learned a lot and enjoyed it!


  21. Katrina Linger says:

    Thank you for the Mini pattern. I did 2 of the regular size patterns by Jacqueline and also did a mini. I love how it turned out.


  22. Karry Smith says:

    Yes this is my first block of the month. Ever


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