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Let’s Bee Social #81

Posted on: July 15th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to this week’s Let’s Bee Social! Things around here are busy, busy, busy! What a fast summer this is going to BEE!

I miss my Elephant Parade quilt that I made, and sold, in January. Being as this has been such a popular pattern, I thought it sure would be nice to have in my line up for Trunk Shows or to bring along should anyone decide to schedule a workshop for it. So this weekend I cut and pieced a new top. And have ordered the Elephants in Gray for the backing.

Before my machine got cooled back down again. I cut and pieced my newest design, Bear and Bees.

This quilt is sure looking cute in these bright and fresh prints. But it is so strange to see something I created that isn’t made from solids. I really have to try this more often!

Now it’s time for the linky party!!!!! What’s buzzing at your hive?

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    • Your blog post does not have to BEE about something you worked on during the past week.  Linking up an older post that you are particularly proud of, or that you thought was really funny, or inspiring, or worth revisiting is totally okay.
    • In your blog post, please include a link back to my blog or grab the “Let’s Bee Social!” button from above and put it on your sidebar.  This way others who visit your blog that week can join in the fun!  Share the news of this new linky and Let’s Bee Social!
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23 Responses

  1. Oh I love Bear and Bees, it's just gorgeous! You are so clever Lorna!

  2. Gina says:

    I love Bears and Bees. Great fabric choice for the bear. He looks really cuddly

  3. Sewmotion says:

    I do love your elephants, and the bear and bees is going to make a great addition to your pattern collection, well done you clever thing 😀

  4. KaHolly says:

    I love how you can just whip one up in a weekend! The bear and bees quilt is just adorable! Add one more to my 'wish list'!

  5. Susan L. says:

    You sure have been busy Lorna. I love your bear quilt made up!

  6. Both quilt patterns are adorable and no wonder you missed your elephants 🙂

  7. Dorian says:

    Another darling quilt Lorna!! Love that cute bear.

  8. sometimes when I sell a quilt or give one away I miss it for awhile but I don't think I have ever made it again – this quilt does look like a keeper for your collection!

  9. I haven't had a chance to make Elephant Parade, and you're already on your second one. I need more time to sew!!

  10. Lorna, thanks for the linky. I visited some new bloggers today and that's always fun!

  11. Jayne says:

    I will never be tired of seeing this quilt! You made the right call on making it again. It is hard to use prints when solids are the favorite, but you did it!

  12. Unknown says:

    You're right – everyone *does* love an elephant parade! We've been super busy and on the go lately, so my post this week is on how to pack a quilting-to-go bag for paper piecing. Such a fun but busy summer!

  13. Lorinda says:

    Wow! You whipped those up quickly! I'm sort of in love with the little froggy on your Elephant Parade quilt. He looks a little stunned to be among so many huge elephants. Thanks for hosting the link up!

  14. Jill Fisher says:

    I am so glad that you could make a new elephant quilt. That design is so neat that you deserve to have one around to look at yourself! I love the bees in your new pattern, too.

  15. Patty says:

    great bear quilt! love the bees buzzing around.

  16. Quilt Mouse says:

    I really like the elephants! I may not make a full quilt, but will make some blocks. The bear & bee is sweet! So creative!

  17. Once again, you've been a busy little bee! That bear is super cute!

  18. It would take me months to do those quilts, you seem to quilt at the speed of light!I'm sure the people you'll present your trunk show to will love your Elephant Parade quilt!Good work on two more quilt tops!

  19. Lorna, how on earth did you finish that elephant piece in a weekend's time? That is amazing!!

  20. Brenda says:

    I can understand why you had to create another elephant quilt; it is amazing, it just contains such brilliant character and instantly makes me oooohhh and awwwwww. I have several other quilts that must be finished before I can make one myself….but I am so excited about it. Thank you so much for sharing this magnificent quilt and pattern. Have a wonderful day!

  21. Christine S says:

    This is still one of my favorites!!

  22. Cindy says:

    The Bear and Bees quilt is adorable. I really like the simplicity of it. Perfect for a baby quilt.

  23. Unknown says:

    This is so darling. The elephants are all so cute. And i love the brightness of the bear and bee patches. Just adorable!