Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Honeybees

This Honeybee block is from a quilt in my book Flowers All Around. I've always loved this block and wanted to try it in modern fabrics. The inspiration fabric, used in the border, is Washi.When the blocks go together they create this cute ring of petals.
I used a tiny zig-zag stitch (1 width and 1 length) and matching 50 weight Aurifil thread for the appliqué stitch. I'm liking the organic look and this simple method of appliqué!

6 comments:

  1. I love this so much I just bought the book from amazon. I will link to your post when I blog about mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. So pretty! I love seeing traditional patterns done up in modern fabric. Really expands my ideas of what I might make.

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  3. This is so pretty...the updated fabrics make this traditional block very modern.

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  4. This quilt is just so cute! I am loving the fabric you chose for the outer border!

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  5. OH, I had never noticed that before! They do create a ring of pretty petals! Those blocks must be huge...it made up into a nice size quilt... very cute!!!

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