It's a Hearty Gift for the front door. I couldn't resist, sorry. A free paper pieced pattern on Pintrest, Heart Gift. The fabrics are from a fat quarter pack I picked up last year. A stash buster, There are no measurements on the pattern, so since I was doing more than one heart, I measured and made a list to make the process easier.
July 3, 2018 was the anniversary day of cancer free for one year. I received a photo that afternoon of my friend, a cancer survivor, giving a gift to this young lady. Yes, it was the Bee Quilt I had finished. I was asked to make a quilt label saying “New” and the date. This year the the word for her journey is “New”. I was so proud to be a part of the celebration and I will get to meet her on the 15th of this month. Yes, my heart is full and more than ever I feel this is the reason I quilt.
I am so thrilled my high school friend from way back asked if she could purchase the Bee Quilt to give to a cancer survivor. She gave me so many compliments and told me the quilt spoke to her. We can't wait for this brave friend to receive the Bee Quilt!
I had enough Zebra Stripe and fat quarter pieces left from Zebras quilt I to make another lap quilt, and I was on a roll. However, I didn't have any more of the jungle animals border print, but I still had more pieces of Zebra stripe. I decided to try a black-and-zebras foundation-pieced border. Of course, I was one piece short on the zebras, so I did some creative substitution of the black on the top and bottom borders. I was going to donate this quilt to Linus, too.....but I've been informed that my mother's first great-great grandchild will be arriving this year, so I'm considering quilting this and gifting it to my great-niece, instead.
We have a bee keeper in our family. I love receiving natural honey every time we visit. This Bee Project will hopefully be completed by Sunday. I love adding embroidery to outline the shapes. I looked at a photo and made it my own. I used the Half-Hexagon and Wacky Web Templates.