This is my Bea’s Blooms quilt, just finished for my daughter Beatrix. I kinda love it! I was asked to be a part of Shari Butler’s Blog Tour for her new collection “In The Meadow” for Sweet Bee Designs. I received the fabrics and really fell in love!
I loved the happy colors and especially appreciated how many different really fun white background prints there were. I decided I wanted to make a quilt that really featured the backgrounds. Bea’s Blooms is made completely with Half Hexie’s , using the layout to create simple flowers. I made this quilt pretty small in size, because in my experience those are the quilts that will become “woobies” for little ones, as they can easily carry them around themselves.
See, she loves it already!
Click the links below to download our PDF pattern to make one of your own. You can make your own template with our pattern, or use the Riley Blake 5″ Half Hexie Ruler to make life really easy. Sewing these Half Hexie’s is really simple and quick, the only thing you need to pay attention to is the layout in order to create the flowers with fabric placement.
Bea’s Blooms Half Hexie Pattern
Make sure to check out all of the other stops on the “In the Meadow” Blog tour! There are some fantastic designers and projects!
I even used some of my In The Meadow Fabrics for my Row #7 in my Row Along Quilt. It’s the row on the bottom, doesn’t it look great!?
This is Barbara or Babs for short, isn’t she adorable!? She is inspired by our friend Sascha’s tiny BFF Barbara. We received a new fabulous cotton canvas fabric from Alexander Henry and thought, wouldn’t this make a great stuffie!? And than we thought, we HAVE to make Barbara! So here she is and we are sharing the pattern for FREE! She is fairly simple to make, you just need to know some basic sewing skills. The pattern can be downloaded in a PDF through the link below. Click this link right here if you would like to purchase the adorable fabric we used, we think it really makes her extra amazing! We added the ability to purchase 2/3 of a yard, which is the exact amount you need to make babs, or you can order in 1/2 yard quantities like usual.
Here is the pattern, enjoy!
Barbara is about 23″ long and 12″ high when finished.
Barbara The Doxie Stuffie Pattern
I brought out this scarf today to keep warm in the newly frigid temperatures around here. I forgot how much I like it! So I thought I would share the pattern with you. I actually made a few of these last year, and no matter what color or yarn I chose, I was really pleased with the result. The pattern looks more complicated then it is, and knits up really quickly. I held together a basic Aran weight wool blend and a fine angora that changed colors slightly to make the scarf shown here. But I also made a few of them with only the wool blend, both turned out wonderfully. I also like my scarves really long, so you may not need as much yarn as the pattern calls for. Have fun!
The Peacock Scarf
UPDATE: I have recently started re-making this scarf in an entirely different yarn for a totally different look. Check it out here:
Sneek Peek: The Peacock Scarf Re-visited
I did take my needles down about 2 sizes to a #6, but used the exact same pattern with no other changes. We have also added a You Tube video that is very helpful with row 3 that you can find in this post.
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