I'm fried this week- like so fried I can't comprehend how fried I am. I'd guess you know the feeling! We've been busy learning [we're officially back to school, and this mama is taking summer courses], playing, visiting a lavender farm -and sewing! Sewing is such a lovely escape. To delight my littles, I made this simple, free, bee applique pattern. You can download it below:
Bees are such important pollinators, and their simple shapes are great for beginning sewers to practice their stitches on. We chose three fabrics I had on hand, one for the quilt square, one for the bee's body, and one for the winds, but I hope you're inspired to craft as you please!
For simplicity sake, we didn't use interfacing and simply stitched one piece at a time, but you can certainly use some iron-on adhesive if you so- or shall I say- sew- desire to!
Here's my five year old's bee:
I wanted to try out some new embroidery stitches on mine. Flowers seemed like the next logical thing to embroider on a bee square, so these are my sweet little flowers. You can learn how to sew them here.
I'm not too sure what we'll do with the finished squares. Maybe we can work within the color scheme to make a family quilt- or pillowcase, because let's be real, a quilt at this stage might be too ambitious for my crew, but fun is the name of the game!
Any thoughts on how we should use our bee squares?
Have a good week!
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