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Bee Happy

Fast fusible appliqués stitched atop foundation strips make this buzz-worthy quilt cute as can “bee.”

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Assemble Quilt Center

Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, sew together appliquéd foundation strips to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 40-1⁄2×48-1⁄2" including seam allowances. 

 

Add Borders

1.    Cut and piece green check 1-1⁄2×42" strips to make:

•    2—1-1⁄2×48-1⁄2" inner border strips

•    2—1-1⁄2×42-1⁄2" inner border strips

 

2.    Join long inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border. 

 

3.    Cut and piece solid white 1-1⁄2×42" strips to make:

•    2—1-1⁄2×50-1⁄2" middle border strips

•    2—1-1⁄2×44-1⁄2" middle border strips

 

4.    Join long middle border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short middle border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border. 

 

5.    Cut and piece turquoise check 6-1⁄4×42" strips to make:

•    2—6-1⁄4×56" outer border strips

•    2—6-1⁄4×52-1⁄2" outer border strips

 

6.    Join 6-1⁄4×52-1⁄2" outer border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add 6-1⁄4×56" outer border strips to remaining edges to make quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border. 

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