Good Morning, Quilters!
Today we are going to learn how to quilt the Flying Bumblebee Motif.
What’s The Buzz?
But first, I want to thank all of YOU who have pre-ordered my newest book, 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting.
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Today’s tutorial is a great addition to the Bumblebee tutorial I stitched for BERNINA’s We All Sew last week. The Bumblebee on We All Sew includes a video tutorial as well as step-by-step photos.
While I was stitching, I just couldn’t stop with one!
The Flying Bumblebee
So I created another Bumblebee–and for lack of a more creative title, it’s called The Flying Bumblebee.
(Sometimes the hardest part of writing a quilting tutorial is coming up with the motif’s name-LOL!)
They Flying Bumblebee-Step One
Stitch a small spiral, ending on the side where you want to add the wings. In this case, I ended on the right side.
Add two loops, ending right next to the spiral.
Stitch a curved line under the spiral. Add more curved lines, stitching back and forth and back and forth.
Add a small triangle, then stitch to the point (the stinger) and add a flight line.
Add several Bumblebees or knot off.
Adding the Bumblebees to YOUR Quilts
The Bumblebee motifs would look great stitched near appliqued flower quilts.
Or add the design within motifs like White Clover. and other floral motifs.
Or…Stitch the Bumblebee motifs in the center of a block and knot off.
What about YOU?
How will YOU use the Bumblebee motifs in your quilts?
Have YOU ever been stung by a bumblebee?
Do YOU keep bees? (I’ve always wanted to….but now I’m “keeping” sourdough starter!)
We’d LOVE to hear!
Your Busy Bee,
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