In an effort to use what I had, I dug around for a suitable backing. It was just shy in width so I had to add a piece. I seamed together 3 pieces of batting scraps, and the binding is made up of strips of the border fabric and a solid grey because I didn't have enough of either. Good grief, it's a wonder this got finished at all!
I quilted it a 1/4" on either side of the seams. I like the little square the quilting makes at the intersections.
The quilt is 45 x 52 and done : )
Also I foundation pieced this little bee after seeing one at A Quilters Table. It's a free download from Badskirt. So cute! I added some strips around it to bring it up to a block size I can use in my quilt.
.......and another one for Katja because she liked it. I need to embroider the antennae.
That's it for today. Have a great week!
quilt stats :
pattern is Crazy Eights
45 x 52
quilted and pieced by me
You did well to get the quilt finished with bits and pieces! Others would have used that as an excuse to put it back in the WIPs pile! And your bees are 'the bees knees'!!!!
I like the colors of the quilt and love those little bees!
You've changed your header! Love it.
Congratulations on the finishes.
This quilt looks great. Definitely worth the effort to finish it. Lovely colours.
The bee block looks fantastic!
What a wonderful finish that quilt is. It turned out beautifully. Love your bee. I'll have to check-out that pattern
Great quilt! The colours are gorgeous and I love the pop of orange! The bee is fabulous!
The quilt is just beautiful. I love your fabric choices and your bee is so sweet.
Love the UFO you finished...I find it challenging and fun to pull backing pieces from my stash. Usually it works out just fine! The backing you did is cool! Thanks for sharing!
I love your fussy cutting on the bees!
Cute little bee! And love the colors in the teal and grey, what a perfect snuggle quilt!
Thanks for sharing the little "bee" pattern! I have a ton of friends who are "bee" crazy :*) And I love your quilt - you get extra credit for using up scrap pieces for the backing and batting and binding - you go girl!!!
LOVE the little strip of orange on your quilt! I have that bee block downloaded and can't wait to make it when I get home. Yours looks great!
This is gorgeous! I love these prints together, and that bee is darling!
Your quilt is gorgeous! I love those little squares the quilting makes too, I'm a big fan of that style of quilting.
The quilt is beautiful Carla. I really like the bright skinny border. It adds so much interest.
Great easy quilt that beautifully showcases those fun prints!
I love that you put that quilt together from what you had in your sewing room! I love that kind of challenge--it's always easier to go find something new, but I think the challenge of using what we have makes the quilt more dear. Love the pieced back, too!
And those bees! Fabulous! Thanks for the link.
Your quilt has turned out beautifully, definitely worth all that effort!
Love your hexie bee too.
Hi Grace! Your new quilt is so beautiful! Great photos and I love the orange thin border - goes so well with the grey! x Teje
Lovely quilt! So great that you pieced it together in such an original way. And I love the bee block. I'd love to have an entire quilt made of them!! :o)
You are becoming a quilting machine. Good for you, it looks wonderful.
I love those finishes where you use what you have and it all comes together so well - a great finish. Oh, and I love those bees!
I would have thrown it back in the pile, but you hung with it and got it done. Way to go. It is lovely. I think those bees are so cute. Can't wait to see what you do with them.
Beautiful and love all the colors, especially the grey!! Cute bees!! xo Heather
The quilt looks gorgeous - those intersections make me happy, too.
Your bee is so cute - the fussy cut wings are too perfect! :-)
In love with the hexie bees!
Do you mind telling me (again) the name of the fabric line with the bees?
Love the colors on your quilt and that bee is too cute!
Love the quilt! And that bee is so so cute!
your quilt is lovely. congrats on your finish.
the bees are so cute.
cute quilt, but I LOVE that Bee! would make a cute pin cushion as a hexagon....
I really like the way you quilted the little quilt. I also love the bee block. My 20 month old grandson is in love with bees, I think I'll make him a little nap quilt out of these blocks. Thanks for the link and the inspiration.
I LOVE my bee!
I've been playing around with a few bees inside a hexagon since I saw this one on Pinterest some time ago.
Maybe the bee from you will get me going!
Thanks so much Carla for my first bee! :)
What a beautiful quilt!! It looks as if it was always meant to be. Love, love the colours...bright and refreshing...love, love the fabric designs!! Wonderful!!
What a cute little bee. Thanks for sharing where you found the pattern.
Congrats on finishing this lovely quilt! I like the bees too :)
love the bees!
Your finished quilt is beautiful!! I love your bee blocks!!! Gorgeous!!
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