Friday, July 20, 2018

~ Save the Bee's ~ My Fabric Pull ~

Hi quilty friends!  It's almost time!  Are you ready?  Have you signed up?  Have you pulled your fabric?  Well I've been as busy as a little bee in the Podunk Studio.  Jacquelynne Steves has designed the cutest little Free BOM called Save the Bees.  This one hits close to home for me, Mr. Podunk is a bee keeper!  It's going to be so much fun and I can't wait to see everyone's creations! You need to sign up so you'll never miss a free block.  They'll be sent right to your email every month.  Just CLICK RIGHT HERE TO SIGN UP.

So here's my pull.  I'll be working from my treasured Lakehouse DryGoods scraps once again.   These two little boxes may not look like much but they have made several quilts in the past 3 or 4 years.  No scrap is left behind, every little bitty piece is saved.  They come in quite handy when its time to do applique.  
The really good stuff is in the plastic baggies.  To get the fabric requirements for this quilt click here.  There's  tons of  Save the Bee's color inspiration if you click here.  But remember you still need to sign up to receive the blocks by email.

The 3 baggies of scraps are sorted by size.  
1.  2" or larger but not a FQ
2. Smaller than 2" wide 
3.  Itty bitty scraps but no smaller than a dime.  Yes that's right if I can place a dime on it I save it for itsy bitsy applique.  You can see one of my projects using them here.

The plan is to not to use any fabric out to the boxes unless there's nothing that suits my fancy in the bags.  There's lots of good stuff in the boxes but these smaller scraps need to find a home in a quilt.

As a featured blog hop participant for the Save the Bee's BOM we are given the same freedom as you to step outside the box and play with the pattern.  All we are required to do is make the blocks, then we can set them however we like.  So this year I've chosen to make mine into wall hangings for my mini quilts wall.  The fabric below is my pull for background fabrics.  Not all will make it into the quilt.   

 After about 30 minutes of fabric play here's what I've decided for block one.  I can't wait to show you the finished little cutie on August 6th.   So who's with me?  Are you going to join the fun?  So you're still not convinced.  Well if you fly on over to Jacquelynne's blog you can see the finished quilt layout.  It's ADORABLE!  Click here to be amazed.   Oh....I almost forgot to tell you, there's prizes every month.  You'll definitely want to be a part of that!  So if you don't follow me or Jacquelynnes Blog you might want to, lots of great stuff.  You don't need to make the quilt to win great prizes.  There's several follow me options on the right hand side of my blog.

~  Lea Anne ~

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  1. That's going to be a very pretty set of wall hangings.

  2. Fun announcement. I am excited for this one~ And looking forward to sharing my love of Bees also! (A good read - Secret Life of Bees ----or you can just watch the movie ;)

  3. I love your fabric choices - as usual...
    And great itsy bitsy applique tutorial!
    Yes - Save the Bees!!

  4. I am looking forward to seeing your blocks as it is so fun to see what you do to make them your own.

  5. Of course that sneak peek on IG had me gobsmacked!!! I love it!


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