Bee-utiful QAL {Block 14 – Bee Good}


NOTE: This quilt-a-long has wrapped up. If you are looking for the full set of embroidery patterns and quilt assembly instructions, please visit the final post {here}.

Welcome back for block 14! I want to start by thanking y’all for the love for Block 13 – Bee Romantic.It’s come to my attention that this is the block that drew many of you into this project, and I am overcome with gratitude for your support. And also, thank you everyone who commented on my wedding photos. It was a truly special day and I’m so glad I could share with all of my wonderful quilty friends!

Now — onto block 14. This is another fairly simple block. Again, the nice thing about these simpler blocks is that they leave plenty of room for interpretation. DSC_5353

I have a brother-in-law who is a bee keeper, and I called him up to ask him “what the thing you dip into honey jars” was called.


Turns out, there’s no technical name for it. It’s just called a honey dipper. Who’d have thunk? And we couldn’t have a bee-themed quilt without a honey pot.


Thank you tiny bees for your sweet, sweet honey. Download Block 14 {here}. Don’t forget to share your bee-utiful blocks on social media. Use the hashtags #beeutifulQAL, #beegood, and #summersewingcamp.

I’ll be back tomorrow with block 15. Until then, happy stitching!


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16 comments on “Bee-utiful QAL {Block 14 – Bee Good}

  1. Lori says:

    Yippee! So fun to get your designs to stitch. Thank you! Just love this project!

  2. This is beautiful! And I also can’t believe there’s not a more technical name than honey dipper!

  3. mysweetlittlestitches says:

    I know, right?! Lol. I sincerely thought for 31 years that there was some more technical name that I was unaware of!!!

  4. LC Caldwell says:

    I wanted to add my voice to the “thank you”s. I am so blessed to be doing this project.

  5. Alice Gatto says:

    Thanks you so much for these blocks. I am following all the posts and printing everything until I can start on them. I can’t wait to begin. I have sever unfinished projects that must be done before I get started but I’m actually getting them done because I want to start your Bee-utiful embroidery blocks.

  6. Donna Jay says:

    Hi I can not find the PDF to download the Bee-utiful Block 14. Thanks!

    • Hi Donna-
      If you look under the last photo in the post, there is a link that says “Download Block 14 {here}.” Click on the word here. Hope this helps.

  7. Donna Jay says:

    Hi Pamela, Thanks so much it worked!! Love all these wonderful blocks thought I was going to miss out finishing them with everyone.

  8. Anne says:

    My mother always called it ‘the honey dreedle’ (or dreidl!) which fits in with honey use at Jewish holiday time. I’ve passed the name on to my kids, correct or not!

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