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 38.5" x 55."

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:

tink's mom said...

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

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

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

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

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

Kate said...

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

Carol said...

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!

Sarah Correa said...

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

The Cozy Quilter said...

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

Dolores said...

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.

Sherry said...

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

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

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

Carol S. said...

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!

Lori Smanski said...

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

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Nice Save the Bees quilt.

Calicojoan said...

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! ;-)

Home Sewn By Us said...

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

Cathy said...

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

The Joyful Quilter said...

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!!

Janet O. said...

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.

diamondc said...

Kathy: Positively beautiful.

Catherine

Denise L said...

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

Scrapatches said...

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

Louise said...

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

Stephanie @Quilt'n Party said...

I love the pieced bumblebee! So cute.

Jenny said...

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

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

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

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

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

Carla said...

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

Nancy said...

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

Joyce Carter said...

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.

Karrin Hurd said...

Lovely quilt, congratulations on your finish!

Melva said...

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

beaquilter said...

Great quilt and perfect for the hop!

Angie&Gary Short said...

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

Theresa said...

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

Karen said...

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