Monday, September 03, 2018

Save The Bees Block #2


The second block pattern for the Save the Bees BOM is being released today. Are you signed up to receive your free pattern? Hop over to Jacquelynne's blog post for all the details.

Here is my version of block #2. You can see I used more of my carefully gathered bee fabrics in this block. I love the cornerstone squares cut from a piece of fabric my friend Debby found. I pieced the border blocks by machine, but the applique was stitched by hand. 
My leaves are very "organic looking", although I think they are a little more uniform than my leaves in block #1
I knew from making block #1 that I like the bee's flight trail stitching, so I hand stitched that with black floss. I stitched it a little too close to the seam, but I'm so glad it didn't get cut off when I added the border blocks!





careful orientation to get the angle just right

When you are making your version of this block, make sure you notice the very important link on page 1 of the pattern to take you to the tutorial to make Half Rectangle Triangle units (or click here to read and learn). 
freezer paper templates to trim the block to the exact size



I have never sewn a block like this before so was very interested in Jacquelynne's technique. I carefully followed the directions and my blocks came out perfectly.

If you want to see more wonderful versions of the bee blocks, visit the Facebook group here. And add a photo of your block when it's finished... we love to see all the creative variations!


Be sure to visit the list of featured bloggers and enter the draws to win this month's prize. What can you win? Each blog has a draw to win a copy of the Carpenter's Apprentice pattern (courtesy of EvaPaige Quilt Designs) and the Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers (courtesy of New Leaf Stitches). 

Here's the list of featured bloggers:
To enter my draw just scroll to the end of this post, click where it says 'comments' and tell me how often you eat honey? Are you a daily user or an infrequent user? Do you put it in your tea? In your baking? On your yogourt, cereal or oatmeal?

There will be one prize per person per month, and the draw will close on September 9th. Congratulations to my draw winner last month who was Suzanne (commenter #19)! 
Good luck to everyone entering this month's draw!

Draw is now closed... the winner is commenter #98 ...congratulations to Anita!

142 comments:

Chris said...

As I sit here sipping some hot water with lemon and honey for my dry scratchy throat.
The block looks lovely.

Mary said...

Yea, Block 2. Your fabrics are perfect for this quilr. Thanks for the Giveaway .

Unknown said...

I rarely eat honey anymore as I am on a low carb diet lifestyle. Love the taste of honey though, straight out of the bottle, on to my spoon, and into my mouth!

mangozz said...

I love honey and use it mostly in tea or on hot cornbread.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful block! I have honey on toast about 3 times a week.

Laura said...

I am an infrequent eater of honey, however, I often substitute honey for sugar in my baking.

ChihuahuaLover said...

Lately, quite often because I was given some local honey from a friends hives. It is delicious!

Teri B said...
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Teri B said...

I use honey when I make bread. I use it in place of sugar.

Linda Eaves said...

I use honey in my oatmeal, and I take teaspoons of it for my allergies.

Kathy Langston said...

I eat honey only rarely. I need to eat it more often cause I know it is healthy for you.

Unknown said...

I eat honey on my toast, about once a month. More in the fall and winter months.

Patti G. said...

I eat honey in my peanut butter and honey sandwiches at least once a week.

rosemaryschild said...

Love your fabrics! I put honey in my coffee every morning! Thank you, Susan

Karen said...

I like the bee fabric. And I like your fabric colors you have selected. Well done. I have saved the patterns thus far.

april dawn said...

I eat honey when a recipe calls for it, like in my homemade granola bars.

MDTerp said...

I use honey once in awhile, definitely on flaky biscuits! Your fabrics are perfect for this quilt!

jrquilts said...

I REALLY ENJOY MY PEANUT BUTTER AND HONEY TOAST A LEAST TWICE A WEEK. ENJOYING YOUR BLOG .
hjrogers@sympatico.ca

Unknown said...

I like to put some honey in warm milk at bedtime. It is more relaxing for me than chamomile tea. Do use honey on biscuits, toast, in baking and in tea.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I make a dessert called kuchen which has warm honey drizzled over the top of whatever fruit and nuts I add on top of the dough....yummy when eaten warm, just out of the oven. Nice bee block!

Ringo's mom said...

Honey goes in my tea every time i brew a mug. Also great for soothing a sore throat in teh winter.

k said...

Well, when I have honey in the house, which is not as often as i should, i would put it in my tea and in my oatmeal and maybe i might just have a teaspoon full :-)

Kathy said...

Every time I get a cold, I make lemon and honey tea, as my grandmother taught me. Not to mention loving honey in my herbal tea. Thanks for your blog!

Gay Ferland said...

I love honey and unfortunately I am diabetic and honey raises my numbers 😔. I use to put honey on my maple nut ice cream, used it in baking, and my teas!!

RosemaryB said...

I love honey but don't eat it as much as I should.

Unknown said...

Honey is delicious!

Unknown said...

I love honey and use it in my tea or whenever my husband makes biscuits.

Tina said...

My husband makes mead (honey wine) and it is so good. It takes him 4 or so years to make it. but it is so worth the wait.

Lisa Marie said...

I have a few recipes that use honey, but that's about it.

Rhonda D. said...

I only use honey in my baking recipes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...

I use honey in my tea every day.

RosieGma said...

Oh love all the bee fabrics.....I use honey alot...when I was in college my friends husband worked summers with his parents on the family bee farm...so honey this honey that has been a mainstay at our home....

Unknown said...

i rarely eat honey. I use it for a sore throat when i am sick

Unknown said...

I am an infrequent user of honey. While traveling during pollen season I have used local honey to help with my allergies.

Linda said...

I use honey occasionally in my morning tea or on cereal.

Flo said...

I use honey instead of sugar in everything.
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Jayne said...

I have to say I'm not a big user of honey but I really love your bee fabric

Holly said...

I don't use honey on a regular basis, but when my blood sugar drops too low, I grab a piece of bread with honey smeared on, and it helps my blood sugar levels increase to a safe level. Honey is a life saver for me.

wabbott09 said...

I love love love honey! I replace sugar with honey often. I also like to make honey butter.

MoeWest said...

I mostly use honey in baking. I will have a hot drink with honey and lemon when I have a cold. I must try it on oatmeal this winter. Your block looks great! I like the bee trail done in stitching too.

Creativeblonde66 said...

Great block. You can't beat a bit of honey on toast for breakfast everyday 🍯 😍

Laurie said...

I enjoy honey occasionally in my tea or on oatmeal. I do like it in yogurt and I love lotions and other skin/hair products that smell like honey!

Susan said...

The earthy tones in your block are very nice! I like peanut butter and honey, as well as, honey in my hot toddy during cold season but overall am an infrequent user of honey. As a life long calorie counter, I tend to forgo simple sugars as much as my will power allows. When I do permit myself a sweet indulgence, chocolate rules!

Sarah said...

I like your fabric choices! I have honey every morning with my over night oats and fruit....yum!

Linda said...

I don't eat honey very often, but it is a great sweetener in my bourbon cocktails! ljbisme at msn dot com

Unknown said...

Use honey infrequently in baking.

Susan said...

I don't use honey very often. I use it mostly in baking when I do use it.

Sheree A. said...

I don't use a lot of honey. I bake with it when I do.

dquilterguy said...

I would say I am an infrequent honey user as I only have some just a couple of times a month as a special treat on warm biscuits or English muffins. dquilterguy48329 (at) prodigy (dot) net

Bette said...
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Bette said...

I love honey on toast & bake with it frequently.

Lisa said...

I Eat Honey about 4 times a week I love it and I also use it one sores or bites to help them heal. I've even used on my dogs when they are itching!

Lydia said...

I use honey in my tea before going to bed and during my sewing. I am going to double up on my use of honey and maybe I WILL WIN!!

Geri A said...

I like honey in my tea. I also bake dog treats for my Griff, and use honey as a sweetener there

Unknown said...

I only use Honey in my tea during cooler weather

Vicki H said...

I don't use honey very often. I do enjoy it on peanut butter toast.

Denise :) said...

I use local honey everyday ... a teaspoon with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar!! :)

Mary Lou P. said...

Often!

Joan said...

I don't eat Honey unless it is in a recipe.

Sue D said...

Great choice of fabrics. We love honey and use it quite frequently. We have kept bees in the past too.

Joni said...

I use local raw honey in my morning tea with apple cider vinegar. It is my go to sweetener for baking. Love your block!

Barb D said...

a couple of times a week--in my plain yogurt

Unknown said...

A few times a week, on oatmeal, toast, or french toast and in tea.

Kathy E. said...

I had the same issue with my bee's "trail" on Block #1! I was holding my breath as I stitched up the sides as I sure didn't want to rip it out! I'm not much into honey, but I will take a teaspoon of local honey when my allergies flare up...it really helps!

Nancy L said...

Usually I am a daily user of honey, but I am out as of now. I buy my honey from a local Amish store, and just haven't had the time to visit them.

BlessOSU said...

I don't eat much honey - occasionally on sopapilla's!

Susan said...

Hi Kathy,
I am an infrequent user of honey, sometimes in my tea and in baking.

Kleine Vingers said...

I use honey infrequently, but I love it and try new tastes of honey when I am abroad

Susan L. said...

I use local honey a lot. I use it in anything from yogurt to baked goods & carrots.

Unknown said...

I use honey often, in my tea or on toast. I especially like to use crystallized honey on my toast because it helps it stay put and not run off the edge. I’ve been using the honey from my sister’s hive and my daughter gave me a quart of honey from our local farm stand.

Carol said...

I like the yellow in your block--cute! I use honey every day in my first cup of tea. I love it on toast, English muffins, and cornbread too, but don't have those as often as my tea. Honey is great for coughs too--a spoonful of honey works great for that. Thanks for sharing your block!

Unknown said...

I dont use it all that often, but want to raise honey bees!

Stitchin At Home said...

I love honey and the various flavours available, we use a lot of it.

maria elena said...

Love honey, use it on tea and toast. Also on yogurt with a little bit of granola on top. It is very healthy, if you use your regional honey it can cure your allergies! Love your square!

Jean said...

I am fortunate to live with a beekeeper and have access to our extracted honey. I eat honey daily in my coffee. I add it to yogurt and sweet potatoes and use it in baking bread. I love it!!! And love this QAL!!

Bonnie58 said...

Thanks for sharing. I love your block and I love Honey on toast

Unknown said...

My husband eats honey on toast but I don't eat honey.

Sharon Aurora said...

My husband brings me coffee every morning sweetened with honey.

Glenda X said...

I try to eat raw honey daily. I buy quarts of honey from a bee farmer. When I was little, my grandparents had a bee farm so raw honey was a staple.

Unknown said...

I have eaten honey all my life but more now than ever.

Judyk2310 said...

Love your block and I love how each one is so different.

JANET said...

Sorry to say, I don't use honey that much.

Camille said...

I love peanut butter and honey sandwiches but do not indulge as often as I would like to. I liked the color selection for your block... great fall colorway.

Rhonda said...

I eat honey everyday! Fortunately, I have a bee farmer that shares!

God's Grace said...

Oh dear, you might have asked the wrong question for this Queen Bee!! :-) I am the owner of a small family business, called Aunt Bee’s Honey Et Cetera Shop. I don't outright eat honey all that often, but I'm around it a lot & I cook with it more than sugar, & I drink more honey than I should probably admit!! :-)
We sell an all natural drink made with Kansas honey, & I love every flavor available! Tropical Citrus, Berry Rain, Raspberry Green Tea, Peach Green Tea, & Apple Green Tea.
The local company that makes these drinks is called RevHoney, & we were among the very first to sell their drinks when they came out in 2009!!

Unknown said...

To tell the truth, I am not a fan of the taste of honey, but I do use in baking when called for. I am, however, fascinated by bee hives, honey production and the thought that a pint sized insect can make something like that! I also plant bee loving flowers because I know the importance of saving the bees!

Unknown said...

I love honey but do not eat it on a regular basis. Great in tea with lemon if I'm having a sore throat. Also love honey on a warm buttered biscuit! Yum!

Sue Green said...

I am an occasional user. I put it on bread mostly.

Sherill said...

I am a rare user of honey. Although I love it on toast!

Cheryl said...

I seldom use honey, but I do like it mixed with peanut butter!

Heidi said...

I drink honey every morning as I mix it with apple cider vinegar.

Laurie said...

I rarely eat honey, but I love to watch the honey bees buzz from flower to flower in my garden.

Lee said...

I am a new beekeeper and love honey and the bees!

SandraC said...

I'm glad I was inspired by you to do this quilt, it's going to be beautiful. I mostly use honey in my cooking, by once in a while on some toast

Kate said...

It's a beautiful block. I love the golden/honey colors you are working with.

Rita Lynn said...

I do use honey. I like to buy our local raw honey and use it in hot tea and oatmeal. Occasionally I use it to bake with. rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I am a very lucky girl because my best friend is beekeeper and her bees makes the loveliest honey I ever tasted! I use it in many things, also in dressings for salads. margrietluijendijk@gmail.com

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I wish to be my own beekeeper for sure! I usually have it with tea every so often, much more when it is cold!

Unknown said...

I use honey in a lot of my Instantpot recipes. I have planted lots of lavender in my yard to attract bees.

nancy c said...

I use honey in my read recipe and I have tried it in tea

Unknown said...

I absolutely love honey and will put it on almost anything. Tea and tea are my favorite. When I can’t sleep, I heat up warm milk and add honey for flavor. I go through a lot of honey and end up buying two or three jars a month.

Janice said...

I must admit I don't even have honey in the house. We have bees in the yard, but no honey.

Beckahn11 said...

We use honey once or twice a year!

Maureen said...

I don't eat too much honey, but love it on cornbread!

Unknown said...

Honey is the only sweet thing I use in my tea. My husband had bees and there is nothing quite like fresh honey.

Unknown said...

some tims i put it in my tea, and once in awhile I use it in some of my recipes.

lauraluvsloons said...

I don't use honey but I know it is so good for you.

Unknown said...

I have used honey in baking.

Angie said...

We eat hunny all the time on everything... Esp. Breads!!

Susan Griffith said...

I used to eat honey quite a bit but I am trying to cut out sugar in my diet so not so much anymore.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

I only use honey on a rare occasion. It's just never been something I liked that much.

Unknown said...

I only eat honey about once a month.

wendy said...

Ooooh, I have honey almost daily in my tea. I have a few friends that are bee keepers so I am able to purchase it directly from them.

Sheila R said...

I use honey infrequently, mostly in baking and meal preparations

Anonymous said...

I use honey mostly for cooking and for burns. I sometimes take a spoonful when I want something sweet.

Angela Bowling said...

I rarely use honey unless a recipe calls for it.

Unknown said...

I use honey frequently in my herbal teas or on toast. I also love it with lots of butter on my cornbread!

Unknown said...

We keep bees on our farm and also sell our honey at local farmers markets, so honey is a daily staple at our house!!

Beth said...

I sweeten my tea with honey, so I use honey more often in the colder months. I do put it on yogurt, so that's an off and on thing, as I tend to go in phases with that treat.

Butz said...

Honestly? I never eat honey, except when it's used in some bakery for example.

Unknown said...

I eat Manuka honey before every meal; it's suppose to help with digestion system. My son also has bee hives, so i try to cook and bake with honey whenever possible.

elaine kaiser said...

love honey in my tea

Unknown said...

I used to buy it by the gallon to use in making bread but I cannot eat that bread anymore. Now it is used as a treat in tea or on cereal.

Unknown said...

My husbands grandfather used to keep bees. He gave us raw honey still in the comb. We would put it in a large container and eat it as it dripped from the comb. Yum!

Mary said...

This may sound strange but I have never liked the taste of honey. I have used it in baking.

Frédérique said...

I love love honey, and i'm a daily user!

pam said...

i love honey on my cornbread. i do use it in cooking sometimes

Trish said...

I'm an infrequent eater of honey at the moment, however I enjoy it mixed with butter and put on biscuits!! Yummmm Biscuits are more cold weather baking!!

Carol said...

I have used honey in baking, just to eat from a spoon, and lately I add it to my turmeric latte before heading off to bed.

Carol said...

I like to use honey when I bake or sometimes a taste on a spoon. Lately I have been using it in my Turmeric latte before I go to bed.

Susan said...

I don't use very much honey, occasionally in my hot tea but do enjoy it on biscuits.

MaMa said...

I love your question btw. I eat honey everytime I drink tea so that's almost daily. :-) Love your blog...just found it today.

Unknown said...

I love fresh local honey! I eat it on biscuits and occasionally put it in hot tea.

Linda Edwards said...

I don't drink coffee, so my hot drink is tea with honey. Also you can't beat honey on a hot biscuit.

Unknown said...

Honey!! we sell it where I work and it gets used daily during the winter in all hot teas! At home it gets used more for toast and baking but it also goes in my hot tea there too!

Judy J said...

I probably only use honey two or three times a year. Love it on hot biscuits.

Unknown said...

We have a honey pot on the table so we eat it lot. Had some today, yum.

Sally H. said...

I'm an infrequent user of honey, but when I have tea it's the sweetener I use.

Mlhb1205@gmail.com said...

I love honey and use it daily on everything that needs some. I drink a lot of tumeric tea and honey goes so well with it and basically every tea. I buy local raw honey from local beekeepers. I love your bee fabric!

Unknown said...

I only use honey in herbal tea when I am sick which thank goodness isn't very often!

carol said...

As a diabetic I don't eat honey any more. Loved it.

Unknown said...

BBQ sauce, cold/sore throat and cookies.