It’s time for Block #2 in the Save The Bees Quilt Along! If you’re new to the Quilt Along, we’re sewing along with Jacquelynne Steves and her super cute Save the Bees Quilt. Every month we are showing out version of the block of the month and this is my version of Block 2!
This block has a sweet little flower and bee, like Block #1. I loved being able to add a little hand embroidery and free motion stitching around the flower and leaves. I used Vintage Adventure fabrics too – I can’t wait to see the whole quilt made up with them!
You can find out more info on the pattern and see Jacquelynne’s blocks at her blog!
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We are having a giveaway every month too! This month our giveaway is a copy of the Carpenter’s Apprentice pattern courtesy of EvaPaige Quilt Designs and Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers courtesy of New Leaf Stitches.
So fun right?! I am dying over that quilt pattern and the trimmer looks so helpful!
The giveaway is open to US and International winners and there is one winner per prize per month. You can visit all the other bloggers sewing along in the Quilt Along and enter on their blogs as well!
- The Crafty Quilter
- Podunk Pretties
- The Quilting Nook
- The Sewing Loft
- Kathy’s Quilts
- Freemotion by the River
- A Quilting Life
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We’d love for you to sew along with us! You can share your progress in the Jacquelynne Steves Facebook Group! You can see my block #1 here too!
I’d be using black, greys and yellow/golds for the BOM
Kathy gray says
I am using from my stash…some I have for way to long….trying to stay with colors of the pattern…love doing these projects…✂️✂️
Susan Pletcher says
I love the Vintage Adventure fabric and think it’s darling on this quilt. Look forward to seeing the rest of the blocks. Thanks.
Angie Marriette says
Black, white and red.
Colette L Molumby says
I have some lovely floral calicos I salvaged from second-hand shops that would look great for these blocks!
I never would have thought the colors Julie Cefalu (The Crafty Ouilter) chose—gray, white and yellow—for this quilt, would be so attractive. I really like her selections. I think I would follow her lead closely.
I think I would like to use a Bonnie and Camille combination.
Connie K Campbell says
Cute block and what fun fabrics! Thanks for sharing!
Laura M says
I’m going to use a white on white background and some brights for these fun blocks.
Lisa Lamie says
I love “SAVE THE BEE’S…….and my colors for this project are yellow, blacks and aqua.
MJ Tichich says
I’m going scrappy….right now thinking yellows and blues.
Marge Barlow says
I think I would use grey, black and white. Love you block!
Teri B says
I am using pink, yellow, green and white that were suggested in the fabric requirements.
Lisa Lamie says
I will use black, yellow, pinks and aqua!
Kathy Langston says
I am using fall colors as mine will be a wall hanging during that time.
Vera Rebrovich says
Beautiful choices! LOVE the bee’s wings! I would use golds, blacks, grays and yellows.
Patti Gramling says
I am thinking I would use Fall colors – gold, rust, brown.
Susan Spiers says
I love the pretty soft colors of green & pink you used! Wonderful fabric selection!
April Miller says
I would love to try reds, Grey’s, black and white. I have been collecting these colors for a project.
Linda Schoenbaum says
I think grays, black,and white with brights… Love so many of those that shared Block 1.
April Miller says
I am wanting to do a red, grey, black and white quilt, that pattern may be great for that. Thank you
Maria McPhail says
I would make this in white, grey, black and yellows. Such a pretty pattern!
I would use a bunch of Sherri and Chelsi fabrics!
April Lopez says
I love your fabrics. Such a pretty block. And those fuss you cut corner blocks!!!!!!!!!
I’d usse bright yelloss, oranges and greens.
karen dowd says
I am liking the BOM save the Bee’s its my first and its been fun. I would make the block in blues and white i think
I really like the vintage look. I’m thinking….hmm….what colors…..maybe select from my stash of Batiks…blues and greens and yellows.
I love seeing everyone’s changes with techniques and fabrics.
Would really like to use some autumn batiks in the pattern. Loving the Save the Bee blocks.
LaVerne Hunter says
Blues and reals seem to be my go to faves right now.
Leesa Burr-Bates says
I am using pinks, blues, yellows and greens…. all soft colors from my stash!
I would use blue and yellow, my favorite combination.
Maria Good says
I love yellow and orange flowers!
MJ Tichich says
I’m going scrappy and think I will use some blues and yellows…but your aqua is beautiful!
Lisa Marie says
Bright blues, aquas, oranges and greens.
Pat Simpson says
I am making mine in spring colors. That’s when the Bees are buzzing.
Sherry Loncar says
The colors I am using are, greys, black, yellow, gold, and beige, scrappy many fabrics.
After seeing all the beautiful bright pink, red yellow etc, I might just have to do a second quilt in that color way
I would use red and tan fabrics.
Oh Boy I am so enjoying how each blogger has a different vision of the same block….I am just starting the blocks and am still mulling over the details…..
For some reason lately I’ve been using yellow, orange and black. Hmmm…sounds like Halloween is around the corner.
Patricia Evans says
It’s funny because I thought your question referred to the carpenter’s wheel pattern which I would make in purple and lime green. I don’t do applique so I didn’t start the save the bees project but I enjoy looking at everyone else’s results.
Linda Lovely says
I am using black, grey and gold. Some of my fabrics are the bee fabrics designed by Deb Strain for Moda.
Florence Daly says
I would bright Reds,pinks, yellows and maybe blues, you Know like Flowers.
Quilting in the says
I am using matrials from my stash a lot of black, yellow, for the first block. I have not picked the colors for the second block yet.
Rosemary Bornes says
I’d probably use purple and green, maybe some beige.
Suzanne VanSickle Eastman says
Save the bees would be great in black and golds with a little dark sage as accents.
Lois Kahns says
I have a hard time picking colors so I just bought the kit that Jacquelynne had for sale.
Jayne P says
My favorite colours would be greens and blues
I have scraps from bee themed fabric that I will use for this quilt.
Wendy Abbott says
I loved the colors The Crafty Quilter used, gray, white and yellow.
Holly Peterson says
I like doing the quilt in Yellows, Pink, Blues and Black.
I think that I want my back ground in cream with greens, red, black and yellow. Can’t wait to get started.
Susan Willison says
The vintage colors rock and your execution is impeccable! So many possibilities, so little time! But ultimately I went with ‘A Bee’s Life’ by Wilmington Prints which is primarily a black, gray, and gold combination, as well as, Wilmington’s Essentials Sparkle in black, dove gray, white and warm light tan. This is my first BOM and I didn’t decide to participate until mid-August. Since then I have pretty much been flying by the seat of my pants gathering the needed fabrics and notions. LOL! However, I did manage to complete Block #1 on time and it has been a blast seeing everyone’s color selections and creative interpretations.
MICHELLE Roberts says
I would use teals and purples – my favourite colours ♥
Purple, green, and yellow are the colors I would use.
Laurie Wendt says
I was just given some pretty fabrics in aqua/teal. I have done fabric in my stash in the same colors si I think I’d like to use teal/aqua and some darker blues with it.
Linda Taylor says
I would be shopping my stash for the fabrics for my blocks. I love reds, yellow, white and black together so might start with that.
Linda Cejnar says
I would use my thirties stash to make these blocks. Pastel pink, green, yellow, purple with bright reds. ljbisme at msn dot com
I would be using yellows, greens, browns and black with pops of red.
Using yellows, pinks, greens & black – some from my stash & others purchased for this project
Quilter Kathy says
I’m big into gold/yellow and greys and blues these days so that’s mostly what I’m sewing with.
Love your block… especially that pink fabric with the bikes!
Kim Spaulding says
I would make the quilt in oranges and greens
Sheree A. says
Your fabrics are just beautiful for the bees.
I would love to use orange and pink.
I would use orange and pink
I am using yellows, teals, white and green
Bette McLennan says
I’m using mostly fall colours – gold, brown, cream, orange. So far using up scraps.
Vivienne Crudeli says
I would love to see this pattern made up with Australian indigenous fabrics- something that we don’t see a lot of
Lydia Gonzales says
I am using the fabric offered through Jacqueline’s site. I really like the fabric but I am so inspired by the red and prints used by many of the quilters. I am going to make 2 blocks of each with some red in the second blocks. Just thinking
Geri Alper says
I’m a Bonnie & Camille fan!! I’d use their fabrics – blue, teal, red…I love the brights
Sandy K says
I would use red and aqua.
Vicki H says
White, black and grey.
Tammy H says
Red, Navy, Teal, Lime, and Black. Also adding from my stash
Mary Lou P. says
Using a floral with primary colors and coordinating tone on tone colors.
Denise :) says
Your block is sweet! I’d use turquoise, yellow and grey, I think. But I haven’t seen a set I didn’t like! :)
Joan C Warlow says
I am embroidering my Quilt flowers and am using 30’s reproduction fabric.
Lisa Galloway says
Since I’m a scrap quilter I just wing it!!!
Sue D says
I would probably use fabrics with yellow, black and gold.
Sue D says
I would probably use yellow, black and gold fabrics.
MS Barb says
Blues, greens, yellows, & oranges
Kathy E. says
I’ll be using the same fabrics that I used in Block #1…all hot, bright colors with a deep purple. I made the first block to be a mini wall-hanging for my sewing room and it makes me smile each time I see it. This will be neighbors to Block #1 on the wall!
vickie mone says
Hi – I am using “Garden Notes” fabric – just had to since it has ‘bees’ on it.
Nancy Lewis says
I will be using some black, gold, and rose for my block. I love your block and may have to “copy” it!!
Bertha Goggin says
I’m using black, grey, bright yellow. I love the fussy cut bicycles on the corners of your block!
donna f says
I am using the kit. I am looking what I am seeing going through the different blogs. thank-you
Susan Steinert says
I will be using gold, grey, black, and tan fabrics in my blocks.
Susan L. says
I’m not sure yet. I need to dig into my stash & see what jumps out.
Stephanie Woodward says
I like the Bonnie and Camille colorway.
Using black, pink, yellow, green and aqua.
Lace Faerie says
I think I will go with a controlled scrappy colorway that’s bright and cheerful! I adore your fabric line, especially the bicycle print!
vicki ribar says
I would love to try the pattern with a dark background and shades of yellows and pink and gray greens!
Vickie Bell says
I would probably use fabric from my stash… lots of green,orange or yellow and black/grey
Carol Kussart says
I think I’d use the red and green or maybe a blue and yellow, but then I love fall colors, so maybe some of those contrasting colors… Gee, that’s a pretty tough decision! The fabrics you chose for your blocks are lovely! Thanks for sharing.
maria elena blecha says
I love your colors, went looking for the bicycle fabric but could not find it! Am using fabric from my stash, yellows and pinks, I also have a cute little bees fabric! Thanks
Bonnie Larson says
Thanks for sharing. I love your block. I would totally use blues and pinks!
Mary Lou says
Your Block is very pretty – like your stitching that makes it pop for sure.. My fabric choices are some floral pieces of old
feedsack fabric that has been marinating in closet for some time. Thanks for such a nice give away.
Karen McDanel says
I would use purple, green and black for the background.
Sharon Aurora says
I’ll probably use yellow, black, pink and green, and probably use colored pencil with embroidery like I did last month.
Carol Mina says
I’m going for green and yellow. I should have used red and yellow.
Glenda Morrow says
I’m in the fall & winter colors mood for a new quilt!
Donna Timms says
I think I would like to use 30’s fabrics. I love this pattern
Judy Kiesow says
I haven’t started yet but I’m going to use blues, pink and yellow and give it to my daughter for Christmas. Love your blocks!!
Recently I saw a combination that I love! Grey, yellow and purple. I would make one with those colors.
Every color combo I have seen looks great with this pattern. I think I will go for autumn hues. One designer, Podunk Pretties – Lea Anne Brummett, used a polka dot background in block 1 that struck me as perfect.
Gale Glassy says
I am using yellow, black, grey.
Rhonda Dunn says
I will defiantly be using some honey gold in it!
Grace Schmied says
I’m thinking spring colors, pink & green, or maybe a purple!
Connie Stennes says
I have some really cute bumble bee fabric with coordinating colors of yellow, grey, white and black so I will probably use that!
Cheryl Buchanan says
I’m considering a yellow theme with possibly some grey and black.
I would use green, white and pinks! Thanks for sharing!
Sandy Long says
Wow, I just found this and it’s so darling! I’m thinking some Bonnie and Camille fabric I’ve been saving! Thank you!!!
Cheryl Lea says
I think it would be beautiful in rich browns and chartreuse greens.
Heidi Story says
I want to use rainbow colors, LOL. My fav is bright to dark blue and combining it with pink would just make me smile.
Laurie Devers says
I would like to use pinks and greens. Of course this would help the yellow bumble bees stand out.
Golds, black and grey for my quilt! Love the block!
Shirley knieper says
I admit it-I am a fabric hoarder! But I have been incancer treatment for the last four years and I haven’t been sewing, quilting or buying in that time. But my husband has put out 2 beehives and I love all things bee themed. And i love this new fabric line Vintage Adventure. It reminds me of earlier times and being outdoors with my kids when they were young and underfoot all the time.
I ca,t wait to see the rest of the quilt blocks. Thanks for all the free inspiration.
dorris dale says
I’ll be doing scrappy from my stash, but will be trying to stick mainly to the colors recommended.
CUTE! Like most, I’d pull fabrics from my stash, mostly black and whites and grays, and some bright yellows!
I love this block! My favorite color is blue so I would make it in shades of blue, with some green, gray, black and gold. Thanks!
Carol B says
I plan to use greys and yellows with a few accent colors
I would use spring colors – greens, pinks, yellows, etc. I love these patterns.
Tabitha V says
I substituted red for the pinks in the pattern. I have also choose a floral fabric with butterflies. I thought it complimented the bees.
Since bees love flowers, will use spring colors.
Charlyn McAllaster says
I think I’d like to try this pattern with some animal skin prints.
I would like to use yellow, black and red with a white background.
Rita Long says
I’m using purples, reds and greens. I also have a fabric that has swirls of blue, pink and wheat color.
I am hoping to get caught up on this project. The colors I will use are very similar to yours. I am using fabrics left from other projects. Your block is super cute.
lena hussey says
I’m using the kit of fabrics that Jacquelynn offered. I love the colors and the fabric and wanted mine to be as close to the original as possible.
Cindy Hanrahan says
I would pull yellows, greens and grays out of my stash and maybe some red for pop.
I want to use teal/aqua and yellows. Maybe throw in some orange . I’m waiting for my email….I just discovered this! So exciting
Anita Jackson says
For Carpenter’s Apprentice, i think blues, greys and whites would be lovely! For the Save the Bees, fall oranges and yellows!
Bev Brooker says
I absolutely love your line of fabric and can’t wait to see the finished product. :)
ElaineAnne Smith says
I will be using pretty pinks, apple greens and creamy backgrounds. I love all colors but tend to choose pastels and fun calicos. Thank you for your inspiration.
Debbie Stebbins says
I pretty much went with the suggested color scheme, pink, yellow, black, aqua, and green. I have seen some wonderful color combinations! Love your vintage prints.
Juls in FL says
I want to complete mine in 30s prints. They just seem so suited for this quilt.
Barb K. says
I like the original colors suggested for the “Bee” blocks and for the Star block blues of various hues.
Nancy C says
I am using my Moda fabric in green, aqua red and orange
Susan White says
I’m using scraps, pinks.
Karen Carpenter says
I will use grey, read and teal.
Rebekah Newell says
I pike using bright bold colors of fabric for this quilt!
Carol Kobashigawa says
Greens, purples and teals are my go to colors!
JoAnn Winters says
My family wants this cute quilt in teals and purples (both light and dark). Love your work, too!
Maureen Fry says
I would make it scrappy, using my stash.
June Powell says
Pink, yellow and green
Charlene Boniscavage says
I like the block in golds, black and white
Laura Parsons says
I would use my stash which is a nice combo of blues, pinks and soft greens.
Patricia Badder says
I would be using lime, navy and red colors
I would make the quilt in Kaffes prints.
Terry Dear says
I love your colors, but since it is going from summer into fall, I am leaning more towards some yellows, oranges, black and grey, maybe a pop of blue thrown in somewhere-just cause I like blue!
Susan Griffith says
I’m going to use black. gray, white and yellow.
Golds, oranges, yellows, browns, black maybe and white!
Carol Rice says
I will use fabric from my stash . . .haven;t picked out what yet
Kim M Ukish says
I’m using yellows, greens and black. Love this project!
Sheila Ramsden says
Green is my favorite color so green ,pinks and yellow will be my choices
Joni Giancola says
I pulled from my stash–main fabric is green with golds/oranges, so I added more of those colors in blenders and small prints….
Your blocks are too cute, love them! I am assuming you mean the quilt from the giveaway…..if so, I would use some pastel florals.
Dinah L Halopka says
Love all the comments and color variations I’ve seen . Planning on doing bright colors in spring palate. I did get the kit of fabrics so may do it and a second. I have also thought about very non traditional like batiks or kaffe prints.
Barbara Hardy says
I will be using spring colors, yellows, blues, green and some florals.
Angela Bowling says
I would use blue and yellow prints with a white on white print for the background.
Jill Davies says
I have a collection of fat quarters in blacks/whites/yellows so I will use them for the blocks. All the applique will be done from my huge collection of fabric scraps.
Kathy Knutson says
I love the fabrics you’ve used. I am working on using up some of my stash so will be making mine from that. We have a small apiary so I’ve always collected bee fabrics. Will be using some of those along with yellows, blacks and whites.
GLORIA NORRIS says
I think i’d Use corals, teals and gray in the quilt. Been drawn to those colors lately.
Yours has given me a great idea. I like the blue and pink you used, but I think I might add lavender or green instead of the red.
Julie Zeigler says
I am going with the suggested black but going more honey/old gold coloring and want to throw some grays in there as well. using purple for the flowers!
Going to be scrappy, I love the fabrics you have used. !
Beth T. says
Red, yellow, blue, and black.
Marsha Nierling says
I am using the fabrics that Jocquelynne was selling. Such beautiful colors.
Nicole Sender says
I’ll probably go scrappy with yellow and black added! such a cute block!
I use batik scraps of another project, green, violet, yellow and red. Maybe some other colours will be added if needed.
Marilyn Larkin says
I have started block 1 with a collection of blues and yellows and golds, with a cream background. I am thinking I will stay with this colour theme but maybe add another bright to add a pop, just a hint of perhaps red or lime green.
Sharon L Dvorak says
I am using vintage fabrics. Fabrics that remind me of my Nana’s apron.
Love your color choice. I would use use yellow, pink, and green and browns and blues (tough choice).
Susan Shaw says
I’m leaning toward blue/yellow with shades of green for the foliage. Of course, my bee will be traditional yellow/black. I love blue and yellow combinations. Since I’m behind on other projects, I may change my mind before I hit the hard fun. It’s super fun to see the different color combos and that makes it harder for me to decide. I love most of the combinations I see and I don’t dislike any of them, so you can see why I don’t just immediately commit to one. Thanks for the fun, difficult for me, question.
Mary Power-Burke says
I’d use bee colors- yellow, blacks, maybe some orange and a little brown.
Reds and yellows would match my flower garden in the spring.
Carol K says
I’d use Fall colors since I’m partial to that season.
grey, black and yellow
Debbie Yerkey says
I will be working with reals, corals and a pale yellow
Dana Olness says
I am using fabrics from my stash. I picked colors called for in the pattern. Now that I’ve seen everyone’s different blocks, I wish I had gone with black, white and greys. Maybe I’ll have to make a second one!
Carol Maxfield says
Pink Yellow Purple
Shelley Sandberg says
I’d use greens/yellows/oranges to make the BOM.
Pale yellows, grays and blacks
Natalie Dayton says
I’m thinking I will go for yellows and browns.
Jill H says
I am using yellows blacks dark blues and pink.
Jackie Langdon says
I have a bee themed fat quarter bundle from Moda a few years ago. I don’t remember the name but colors are gold black and gray.
Christine Jorgenson says
Orange, Yellow, Black and green. Thank you
Mary VanDoodewaard says
I love the colours you used on your 2nd block of Save the Bees. They are so pretty.
R ALLEN says
I will use my stash but I tend to go to the blues and grays with appropriate colors for flowers and bees.
PAM SHALLENBERGER says
i would use black, greys, white & touch of red
Hmm so many choices. I haven’t started yet. I plan to choose most of the fabrics from my stash if possible. Something earthy probably.
Sue Raymond says
I think it would look great with yellows, golds and greens with some pops of colors in the flowers.
Nancy Bennink says
I’ll be using lots of reds, blues, and yellows.
Christine Pochwat says
I found acouple different fabrics with bees that r adorable
Glenda Smith says
Black, white and red are my colors of choice for this pattern.
barbara woods says
Linda Edwards says
I will use pinks, yellows and bright greens. I do like your choices, though…
Gypsy Lisa Gassman Staggers says
I’d use a line that I saw once that has Bee related sayings, prints, and patterns on it.
Now I need to go find it again!
Judith Juhl says
I will use yellow, black and fall colors.
cathy k says
I choose a bright floral and using colors from it.
Simone Thompson says
Its a great way to use up some scraps. Leaves and stems of many greens and colorful happy bright looking flowers that would attract bees. Background of tonal colors with a splash of color here and there.
Ellena Hazen says
I love blue and yellow combinations
I’ve been really taken with teals and corals lately, so those would be the colors!
Pamela Richards says
I am doing mine close to the original – yellow with pinks and black.
Me enamoró el diseño de Jacqueline, en mi cajon tenía los mismos colores,.así que así lo Estoy haciendo. Tu combinación también Me gusta mucho. Un saludo
Traci Penner says
I love autumn colours and think it would look great in some bold autumn colours
Lydia S says
Yellow, white, black and gray-then again I love color so I’d probably change my mind at the quilt store!
i will use chritsmas fabrics
I like your colors. I would oranges, blues. Some greens. Yellow/black for the bees.
I haven’t decided for sure, but probably yellows, pink, black and greens.