Friday, 5 May 2017

Cosy Comfort - My first finished Bee Quilt

My first ever Bee Quilt is finished!

The blocks were already made as I was Queen Bee in January/ February 2016 and it took me until now (over a year later... aham) to finally get it finished.

I picked the beautiful Amsterdam quilt block designed by Holly DeGroot for Cloud9 Fabrics and let my Bees do what they wanted. Here is the free download link for the pattern.

I added sashing in low volume fabrics, quilted in loopy loops with beautiful Aurifil 40wt in colour '2600 Dove', which always works so well when you have lots of different colours in a quilt.  And I finished the quilt with this quirky orange/ green stripy binding.

For the back I opted for a very colourful fabric with floral prints. I had asked my Bees at the time to include a white 3" square block with their names on it. I framed each of the name blocks in a different solid colour and added it in the back of the quilt.

I love this quilt so much and will keep it. My aim is though to give all other bee quilts away, either to friends or to charity. But this very first one is a keeper!

Thank you so much, Quilty Circle of  Bees, for all your beautiful blocks!
 Alison, Claudia, Magda, Melanie and Yara


The quilt finishes at 1,26 x 1,80m (50 x 70") and has the perfect lap size.


  1. Lovely quilt and the right season for it so don't sweat the time delay - it had to be now :)

  2. It's a beautiful quilt Daniella. It's a great one to keep. Thanks for sharing the link to the pattern.

  3. Wunderbar frühlingsfrisch - gerade richtig für diese Zeit!

  4. Lovely quilt. What an excellent idea to add the names of the Bee Blocks makers to the back of the quilt. No wonder you will keep it.