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Let’s Bee Social #156 – 3 Years!!!

Posted on: December 21st, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social 3 year anniversary!

Today this linky party has been happening each Wednesday for three years. I am so glad to have you visiting each week and sharing what you are working on. Thank you so much for your support of this quilting link up. Your participation makes me so proud. It’s a pleasure to be able to have your join in the party and get to know one another. And get to be such good friends!

I have finished the lap quilt size version of the Canada 150 quilt…..


But before I put it all together, I took the blocks outside for a photo shoot in the snow….


The Canadian Beaver block finishes at 16″ x 26″


The Loon block finishes at 6″ x 14″

The Seal block is my favourite!

The Salmon blocks turned out swimmingly…

The Canada Goose block finishes at 8″ x 14″

And each of the Big Bear blocks finish at 15″ x 32″



The Canada150 quilt pattern is now for sale in my shop!
Most of the individual blocks have also been listed.

Don’t forget…. Sale is on until the end of December. This discount applies to everything in the shop. Use SALE25 to save 25% off your total purchase of $10 or more.

Click here to check out my Etsy Shop!




Now… It’s your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?
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30 Responses

  1. Congratulations Lorna and thank you for hosting the linky party! It's always fun to join and see what friends have been doing! Fantastic new pattern again! Have a wonderful Christmas time! x Teje

  2. Congratulations! Wow 3 year anniversary already. I love what I read and see on your blog. Thank you for hosting us sharing our projects.

  3. Stephie says:

    3 years?!?! Whoa, where did that go! Congratulations lorna!

  4. Happy anniversary! I love seeing what you and the others have been up to each week. You have been a busy little beaver this week!

  5. thanks for hosting! I always enjoy coming to your blog to see what you are up to – lots of cute animal patterns for sure

  6. Sewmotion says:

    Huge congratulations on 3 years!! and also on another great finish, I love your seal block, but also like how you incorporated the flag into the beaver, very clever!

  7. Heide says:

    Congrats on the 3 years! Love your 150 Canadian quilt, Happy Birthday to our wonderful Northern friends!Such a fun quilt each block is so unique.

  8. Happy 3rd Anniversary, Lorna!! You also did such a wonderful job on your Canada 150th Birthday Quilt. Each block is so special – and significant to Canada – Love this!

  9. Happy Anniversary! Awesome Canadian quilt! Thanks for hosting such a fun meeting place for quilting friends.

  10. Jayne says:

    Three years!! Thats worth celebrating! Thank you for letting each of us be a part of your weekly link up and always being a generous and kind host! You are greatly appreciated!!!

  11. Thank You so much for hosting!!-Soma

  12. Wow, 3 years… really? Congratulations on that awesome milestone and thank you so much for continuing to host and create this hub for the community.

  13. Lisa J. says:

    Congratulations Lorna: I know for many of us your link up is where we found our first online quilting friends. Thanks so much for hosting for us….and I love those salmon!

  14. Well that was certainly three very fast years!! I must have begun my blog shortly after you started the link up. Somehow I figured it had been around forever!! Thank you for taking the time each week to provide this opportunity for all of us! Happy Holidays Lorna.☺

  15. Tish Stemple says:

    Happy anniversary to Let's Bee Social!!! Here's to many more! The seals are adorable in this quilt. You've done such a great job showing your love for your country with this quilt.

  16. Mary Huey says:

    Congratulations on 3 years of enabling the rest of us — this is my favorite weekly link-up!

  17. Karen says:

    What a perfectly wonderful Canadian quilt! I love every inch of it!

  18. Allison says:

    Congratualtions, Lorna… what an accomplishment to have kept this up for so long! Thanks for hosting, I've made so many connections here.Great new pattern!

  19. Lara B. says:

    Your Canada quilt is sooooo fabulous Lorna! Your skill at creating all those wonderful creatures is unsurpassed.Wahoo! Three years of running a great linky party is cause for applause. You are the hostess with the mostess. I have you to thank for getting my blog started through your Let's Bee Social. Thank you!Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  20. Three years? That's amazing. Thanks for hosting. It great to see what others are creating. Merry Christmas.

  21. You never cease to amaze me Lorna. I thought the loon would be my favorite but those bears – True North, strong and free – standing guard…perfect!Thank you for the social link-up parties and congrats on three years! Merry Christmas!

  22. Another wonderful pattern Lorna, congrats on your 3rd anniversary,!

  23. Paige says:

    Congrats on three years, Lorna! What a great pattern with which to celebrate!

  24. Mari says:

    Congratulations Lorna, for your well-deserved success! Your quilt almost makes me want to be Canadian. 🙂 It's lovely. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  25. Amanda says:

    Wow, the quilt looks great, as always 🙂

  26. Nicole says:

    Happy anniversary! And thanks for hosting everyone for so long. Your finished quilt looks great.

  27. Kate says:

    Congrats on three years of Let's Be Social. Love all those blocks. It's such a fun quilt.

  28. Lorna, I adore that salmon block in there : ) And congrats (and thank you!) on three years of hosting!!!

  29. Jasmine says:

    Wow! Congrats on 3 years! This quilt top is impressive.