Thursday, February 21, 2019

Show Your Wings Blog Hop


Thanks to Carol at Just Let me Quilt for providing the perfect motivation to finish my "Save the Bees" quilt! Carol's challenge was to feature something that had wings in it. I am sharing my project by designer Jacquelynne Steves which features BEES!



I have been working on this quilt since last summer. The quilt includes two appliqu├ęd bees as well as a pieced bee block and a tiny ceramic bee embellishment on the hexagon block. 






Two buttons were the perfect embellishment to complete the pieced bee's antennae. And notice the photo features two jars of honey, which are just one of the many reasons we love and need bees!







The letters were stuck on the quilt using a fusible web, but just to be sure, I top stitched them down. 



My friend Louise took this photo of me while machine quilting "Save the Bees" which shows my intense concentration. I tried hard to do my best work on this quilt.



You cannot see the quilting here at all, but I stitched swirls and bees trails in the honeycomb border, and a ribbon design in the light border. I like to add special touches here and there in the quilting, a few hidden quilting designs such as words and hearts.

And here is the finished quilt measuring 40" x 55.5"

Thanks to Jacquelynne for the wonderful pattern and thank you to Carol for giving me the opportunity to share my bees quilt! Here are the other stops on the blog hop today:

35 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt. Each of the blocks are wonderful and the quilting just perfect for the message. Congrats on the finish.

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  2. Glad you used this hop to get your Save the Bees quilt finished. It's terrific.

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  3. The perfect quilt for this hop, and it turned out beautifully!

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  4. It was fun to watch this one come together. It turned out beautifully!

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  5. Love this quilt! I have the patterns for this quilt too and sure enjoy seeing yours all finished and learning about some of your quilting. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. This is wonderful! I've been wanting to something with bees for a while now - and love that honeycomb fabric!

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  7. Wonderful quilt with an important message for all of us. The quilting is perfect!

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  8. Your quilt turned out great. It's nice to add little extras so the viewer can have an 'aha' moment. I do hope the bees return in full force.

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  9. Love the Bee quilt. Great selection for the hop. I have the pattern and now the inspiration to start it. Thanks!

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  10. great job Kathy! nice to be inspired to get this one done by joining in this hop - it has been fun to see what people came up with

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  11. This was so worth you finishing it because it is really a pretty piece. I love the combination of each block and the fabrics are perfect for a bee project. You did great with the quilting, too. Thank you so much for hopping with us and sharing your Save The Bees quilt!

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  12. wow this is gorgeous. you do fantastic work. thank you for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  13. That turned out so cute. I love all the little elements you added. Great job, all that concentration paid off big for you! You have a treasure! ;-)

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  14. Hi Kathy! What a wonderful finish you share with us today! Don't you feel good having it all complete - I know I would. And a worthy wings friend for this hop and to save. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  15. Your concentration paid off. It is a beautiful quilt. Hugs

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  16. Congrats on using the Show Your Wings Blog Hop to finish up that UFO!! Love the Honeycomb section and the flight of the bumble bee stitching that you did. SEW sweet!!

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  17. A very sweet finish--even without the honey. :)
    I like your attention to detail, including the fussy-cut bees in the corners of the lower left block.

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  18. Kathy: Positively beautiful.

    Catherine

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  19. Save the bees is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it. For the love of geese

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  20. Your Save the Bees is beautiful. Your fabrics and colors are perfect. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :-) Pat

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  21. It's so gorgeous, Kathy! What a fantastic finish. I love the tall skinny blocks on this one, an unusual and effective design :)

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  22. A stunning quilt indeed, and thanks for sharing the photo of you concentrating so hard! Your bee quilt has turned out great.

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  23. Well done on your project. It's got a lot of different techniques going on with a lovely and unified theme.

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  24. So Cute - you did a wonderful job on this project Kathy!

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  25. I'm so happy for your finish. Blog hops are sometimes the perfect motivation for finishes.

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  26. Your Save the Bees quilt turned out lovely. I have the patterns, just need to choose the fabrics and get to work.

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  27. Beautiful finish Kathy! You did an awesome job. I didn't do this one, but after seeing yours, I kinda wish I had. Thank you for sharing today.

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  28. Lovely quilt, congratulations on your finish!

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  29. I love the colors you chose for the quilt. I finished my Save The Bees quilt in January and appliqued the name of the baby girl that was on the receiving end of the project. Nice finish! MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  30. Great quilt and perfect for the hop!

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  31. Amazing quilt! Bees rock! Enjoy your weekend! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  32. Jacquelyns Save the Bees pattern is such a cute pattern. You did a wonderful job with it.

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  33. Bees have such a popular theme for quilts. This is an excellent example.

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