Yess it’s here! I finished the pattern of the Happy Bee quilt block. It’s such a fun block to make. The block measures 6 x 6 inches and would fit great in a sampler quilt, on a bag or in a mini quilt.
What are you going to make with it?
Foundation Paper Piecing is my thing, I love it! That’s probably nothing new for you when you’ve been following me for a while. I hardly design something that doesn’t involve freezer paper or tea bag paper.
But for a challenge for our quilt bee I had to make a something that was traditionally pieced. And guess what? I loved it! Ha! I thought that I would be no good at precise piecing and sewing without guidelines on paper.
Aand to be honest, I wasn’t very good at it. My blocks did turn out a little bit wonky. Some pieces didn’t really match up. But it was so much fun to do.
From the drawing on graph paper, to calculating the sizes of all the pieces and designing the pattern on my computer. I really enjoyed trying out something new.
So here is my very first traditionally pieced quilt block pattern. And I’m sharing it for free. Because I really think we can all use some happiness these days!
Get your free pattern here
You can cdwnload your pattern below. Just pop in your email address and the pattern will be send to you in PDF. The PDF includes all the measurements and step by step instructions to piece the block.
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Tea for Irene
The love that I get from all of you on YouTube, Instagram an via Email is so wonderful. Thank you all so so much, it really means a lot to me to see your finished projects or to hear that a Sugaridoo video brightened up your day.
Your support allows me to continue making videos and designing quilt patterns. So thank you so much!
New mini quilt series
This bee block is the start of a new mini quilt series. I started with a ‘Bee Happy’ mini quilt where I use this bee block and my ABC pattern. In this weeks video you can see my messy design process :)
In next weeks video I’ll share the finished mini and also a second mini quilt. In that second mini I’m using my new alphabet pattern ‘Funky ABC + 123’. All pattern testers were very excited about it, so keep an eye out on my Instagram for sneak peeks.
The ‘Funky ABC + 123’ pattern will be released on the 30th of April and of course I’ll have a discount code for you to celebrate the new pattern.
I will make a limited amount of kits for all the minis that I’ll be sewing over the next weeks (or months, depending on how many ideas will be coming up while making them). The kits will be added to the shop, I’ll send an update to my newsletter when they are available.