I signed up this year for an online for the Swarm Lilly Pad Bee.  I was the February Queen and loved all the blocks I received.  Here is my February Queen quilt.

May’s queen was my fear, Flying Geese.  Nothing new for most, but a first for me. The block chosen was Blossom Heart Quilts – Double Star.


I didn’t really have any great fabrics, so headed to the local shop and picked these up.


I think the block turned out nice.  The flying geese weren’t too hard.





Can hardly wait to see the Queens finished quilt.   She plans to use 4 blocks and make NICU quilts.  I sent an NICU quilt I made of some leftover HSTs, check it out here.

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We just got back from vacation.  It was beautiful and relaxing.  A cruise from Miami to Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize and Cozumel.  Warm weather and sunny skies.  We even got to check off a bucket list item, swimming with the Stingrays at Stingray City, Grand Cayman.



Once we were back home and laundry was going, I needed to sew.  I usually do my Swarm Lilly Pad BOM for the Queen on the first of each month.  So I felt behind, we have until the end of the month to get the block out, but I like to be early.  Then I found the block for our May queen.  Uh Oh, flying geese.  I have never done a flying geese.  Here is the pattern for the Blossom Heart Quilts – Double Star.  Hilary our May Queen was using these blocks for NICU quilts.  I didn’t really have any fabric that would be good for kids.  I had dentist appointment (45 minutes from home) that is near a great fabric store.  So I made a stop and found this fabric. And started the layout.  Then the flying geese fear came in.  Not ready to do that today.  I just want some no brain needed sewing.




I asked Hilary what size the NICU was looking for and she said between 20 to 30 inches, square or rectangle.  Wait I have some left over blocks from Ribbon Dance.  They made just the right size.  Layed them out and sewed the rows.



Went to find some leftovers for the backing and binding.  Here it is completed.



A fun little project done.  Now I need to get back to those flying geese.


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Our March queen picked Blossom Heart Quilts – Wanta Fanta.  This was my first paper piecing block, no make that anything.  So I was bit nervous, especially because it was for someone else.  But I made one attempt and no seam lined up.  Second attempt was good to go, not perfect, but sendable.  


Then we moved into March.  You guessed it the March Queen picked a block that was paper pieced.  It is Blossom Heart Quilts – Houndstooth.  This didn’t have as many pieces to match up, so it went together much easier than the last block.  So I made two.



That is all the updates for our Bee Hive Lily Pad.





Last year as I was starting to blog about quilting as a beginner and my quilts, I found the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers group.  I learned so many things and also learned I knew so little about blogging and quilting.  So I followed along, then earlier this spring they opened sign ups for the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers group.  I applied and was thrilled to be accepted into this group.

Next week starts the hops.  I hope you will follow along and enjoy, but wait there will be giveaways too.  The hop will be over four weeks, April 10, April 17, May 1 and May 18.

Beth @CookingUpQuilts is my Hive Mom and I will be posting the week of April 17th.

I hope you stop by and meet each of my hive members.

Visit our other co-hosts, Yvonne @quiltingjetgirl and Leanne @shecanquilt and check out their hives as well.  It will be a great time and giveaways are also fun too.



I posted a few days ago about joining the #beehivelillypad2017 and being the February Queen.

I received all the blocks and got busy on putting together my quilt.  You know I don’t like to have unfinished projects sitting around.  Although right now I do have a few, okay only 2.

I chose Homebase by Blossom Heart Quilts  It was a simple block.  I chose white on whites as the background, greys for the pieces and bright colors for the middle.  This was my sample.

Before I knew it March was upon us and the blocks rolled in.  It was fun to see them posted online and then get them in the mail.  A got a few extra blocks from some in the group, so I only had to make one additional block to come up with 16.  So it was decided a 4 x 4 quilt.

I was so please with the finished quilt.  The binding is my favorite black and white stripes.

The backing was a wide back piece I had left from other quilts.

I decided I will be donating this quilt to Hand 2 Help  I stumbled upon them last year and made a few quilts.  They are starting 2017 right now, so this will be one of my quilts for them.

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