Busy as a BEE giveaway!

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I just wanted to share with you some more photos of my paper-pieced bee(s) that I have been making. As I mentioned previously, the pattern is a free download from Badskirt, although I did mess around with it a little in photoshop, chopping up the different sections and I think from memory I sized it up a little too.

This was my test run, and my first ever attempt at paper piecing! The family wasn’t convinced by the scrappy green background, despite the subtle inclusion of bees, hence the plain green I used for Vanessa’s bag.

I keep forgetting to embroider antennae on them, which would probably help them look more authentic!

If you like this bee, you should check out Quilts of a Feather where Renee just posted a gorgeous project using this block, on a blue background and turned it into a busy bee mini quilt, complete with flower garden!

Meanwhile, the bee at the top of the post is a little lonely, hanging up on my wall. Would you like to give him a good home? I am happy to make him into a special little zippy pouch for a random comment from this post…. just use the little rafflecopter below to enter!

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Happy Crafting - Cassie.

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18 Responses

  1. Hi Cassie, I must say you are very clever! The bee is just cuteness I’m pretty sure he’d love to come and live with me and my girls 🙂 Thanks for a great giveaway xx

  2. Kath Redfearn

    Cassie, your bee is gorgeous, and I thought the scrappy green background was perfect! I adore anything bee-related, so will definitely give this pattern a go! Thanks! Kath

  3. Lisa Chambers

    Hi Cassie! This is fantastic! 🙂 love your work and so generous as well! Will be catching up with you very soon. We are organising dates for Adelaide tonight! ♡♥♡

  4. I love paper piecing too! What a beautiful bee you have created. You know my favourite colour! 😉

  5. I absolutely LOVE this little bee!!! Is there a pattern for it? You made him sew cute too!!

  6. Love your beautiful bee, Cass. Thank you for your generosity …. And particularly your willingness to share your knowledge and information

  7. This is wonderful! A great pattern. I’ve started to notice the inclusion of more bee fabrics into my stash of late… My favourite colour is red…. but for some reason I tend to work a lot in blues, greens and purples (with my every favourite black and white).

  8. Your little bees are so adorable! You are such an inspiration to not be afraid of learning something new. If your bee flies my way, I will make sure he has plenty of flowers to enjoy.

  9. My favorite color, today, will be blues.

  10. Yey! Bee happy … and spread the love x al

  11. I have commented on your blog, now I will buzzzzzzz off bwahahahaha seriously though I’m so proud of you for giving paper piecing a go!!

  12. Oops you want my favourite colour? If I say anything other than lime green you’ll hit me right? Just as well I am out of hitting range, ;P today I shall say Teal.

  13. I love all things you create Cass. You are uniquely talented in the craft department. And my fav colour is……..(at the moment anyway)…….raspberry!!

  14. Your bee is adorable!! Blue is my fave color, or is it aqua, hehe I guess all shades of blue make me happy!

  15. Lime green is my color of late! Love your bee, could I be crazy enough to think I might win one of your giveaways twice? LOL, loving my last win

  16. Sorry my comment meant to say, might I win two giveaways twice in a row?

  17. Sorry my comment meant to say, might I win two giveaways twice in a row?

  18. Hi Cassie, your little bee is so cute! My favourite colour is green – thanks for the chance to win!

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