Oh, my goodness!! You guys, guess what? I have a few projects in the pipeline and one of them has been released. It feels so good for it to be out into the world and that means that I can finally talk about it. Yippie!!! Everyone, this is my newest pattern called Busy Bees quilt which I designed for BluPrint. UPDATE- You can now get a copy of the Busy Bee Quilt pattern in my shop so click here to go to the shop). I am over the moon, or should I say over the flowers. LOL.
I have such a great appreciation of bees. To me, they are tiny giants. The fact that they are responsible for pollinating flowers and trees which makes production of food possible… Thus, allowing life to thrive. They do all of this and they also produce nature’s perfect sweetener, honey. Something that is a staple in my home. I am in total awe of them and their busy lives. And that is what this Busy Bees quilt symbolizes, my great love of nature.
For those of you that are not familiar with BluPrint, it is a subscription based streaming service that hosts classes for people to learn a new hobby or master their current hobby. Its wide collection of classes are available at any time meaning you can take them at home in your PJs. Their industry leading experts will teach you anything from jewelry making to cake decorating to, yes my favorite, quilting! Bluprint offers three different plans that will give you 15% off fabric and supplies (all levels of subscriptions), access to online classes, projects, free shipping and even project boxes delivered to your door. Of course, this all depends on the subscription you pick. Bluprint also sells quilting notions & supplies; like thread, rulers, patterns, and fabric. I am so honored to be working with them again. My first project with Bluprint is the Desert Blooms quilt.
The journey of this pattern started more than a year ago with Bluprint, but before that I had been tinkering with it for more than a year as well. Fun fact: It actually started as an EPPed motif. I couldn’t be happier with how the quilt has developed and where Busy Bees quilt is today. This quilt features their Boundless fabric line called Fractals. I just love these modern fabrics. It has so much depth in its prints and designs. In the collection, you will find arrow tips, something that looks like a circuit board, fractal roses and more.
My favorite print is Radial Charcoal; a black fabric used in the bee block, one of two blocks in the quilt. The other block is a hexi flower block. It is an updated take on tried and true English Paper Pieced Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt. However, in this quilt there are no y-seams and no hand stitching, making it a fun and easy project. The colors in the quilt are a variety of hues made up of blues and yellows. Colors that complement each other wonderfully. They make the quilt perfect for a girl, a boy, or me.
Get the Busy Bees Quilt Kit
This classic yet modern quilt is kitted by Bluprint. When you buy your kit, you will get a printed pattern, access to the pdf file and 8 yards of various Boundless Fractals fabrics which is exclusively created for Bluprint. Binding yardage is included in the kit. Purchase your kit here.
Enter into the Busy Bees Quilt Kit Giveaway
Hooray!!! I am blessed to be able to share a Busy Bees quilt kit with one of you lovely quilters out there with this #BusyBeesQuiltKitGiveaway. To enter, head over to my Instagram page, like the giveaway photo, follow me(@brownbirddesigns) and follow @therealbluprint and after you have done these three things, tag a friend or as many friends as you would like. Each tag will get you an entry into the giveaway. Bonus points will be given to reposting the giveaway photo with the hashtag. All accounts need to be public during the time of the giveaway so I can see your photos. Once a random number is generated and a winner has been verified, I will announce the winner on November 20th on Instagram. Good luck everyone!