Monday, 11 January 2016

Crossed Another Big Bee Block Quilt

Welcome back ladies. Its my time again and I am so excited about this one. This quilt design was inspired by a very adorable mini I was gifted when I took part in the #aussiechristmasswap and I was so lucky to be paired with Sam @fortheloveoffabric and with a little incorrect address drama (entirely my fault) I finally got my gifted pressies which included a C&S crossed mini that was beautifully matchstitch quilted.

It is devine, it has caused some heartbreak and really touched me because it had stirred some emotion. Anyway it all happened when I wanted to prepare for the February 2016 Do good stitches Quilt.

I used it to inspire this design then I just played, and this is what has come about.

I know my quilts are mostly low volume and blue or teal but I hope you don't mind making this block ladies.

I love the seemingly messiness to this quilt but with the yellow accents I love how the position of the blocks will bunch the yellow crosses together I utterly love the hashtag when those four crosses meet.

With the Quilt Blocks finishing at 18" x 12 Blocks it should finish at 56" x 76" a great Single bed or lounge throw.

What you will need

 Please check your scrap of 2.5" Strips this is a jelly roll friendly quilt

All cuts are 2.5' wide

 Dark or Navy Blue prints
  • 4 scraps of dark or navy blue prints about 13" x 2.5"
  • cut from each of the 4 prints 2 x 2.5" squares and 1 x 6.5"x 2.5"
Yellow (13" x 2.5")
  • 2 yellow prints about 13" x 2.5" each
  • cut  2 x 2.5" squares and 1 x 6.5"x 2.5" of each
Low Volume Print (white/Cream base is fine)
  • 2 x 8.5", 8 x 2.5", 6 x 6.5", 1 x 10.5" and 6 x 4.5"
 This block is a simple row by row construction using 1/4" seam allowance using the diagram below.

we need 12 Blocks feel free to make one or 2 blocks.

Thanks for visiting guys.

<edited 11/5/2016>
a few as we go pics to finish this quilt off.

all blocks received and even one extra which will be made into a pillow and go off with the quilt. Thank you Cherish Circle!!

#quiltedbythequiltmachine with my longarm using the digital design champagne bubbles

and machine bound with a lovely 3" binding. just for something different. All done and ready to go to our charity.


When creating this pattern I was also created a mini version for my 3yo niece. I have been a fan of orange and blue for a few years now those complementary colours somehow sing to me.

I really can't wait to make this one with you guys. I think i will be suitable for so many different people for my chosen charity.


This quilt has been donated to Jackie @


  1. Kelly, I love you block can't wait to make a few. Also I love your site remake. xx

    1. thanks Abby this one has turned out so nicely!

  2. this looks excellent! love the colours you have selected for the Bee block :)

    1. Thanks Cathy I love putting these blocks together this design did work well in these colours

  3. Wow! Cool block. Better start getting the supplies together! :) <3

  4. Thanks Angie, this one came together beautifully. Happy to say it has gone to Jackie @ #keepsafequilts