Welcome! My name is Sherry Freyermuth, and I'm the owner and designer behind BoBerry Design Co. (or you may know me by my instagram handle: @quiltingwithboberry). I'm excited to join my first ever Quilt Block Mania by contributing this free bumblebee 12 inch block pattern.
I collaborate with my mom and expert quilter, Karen to create contemporary quilt patterns that are suitable for confident beginners as well as experienced quilters. Here we are featuring our first quilt pattern Diamond Step quilt.
Now for the Bumblebee block pattern, I created a traditionally pieced design that features four colors to make a geometric bee shape. You can see the version Karen quilted here that shows off our bee design in bright, spring colors.
You can use the appliqué template provided in the pattern to add antenna or you can hand stitch it with embroidery thread and buttons. I kept this design minimal, but you can add a face or any fun embellishments you choose!
And, if you're looking for inspiration to turn this into a larger bumblebee themed quilt, here is a fun design that would beeee perfect for summer or you could make it as an adorable baby quilt!
I just added an oversized, 12 inch, hour glass quilt block between the bumblebee blocks to add separation between the bees. I love how it creates a large star shape to center the design.
Don't forget to check out the other block patterns this month!
Ladybug Quilt Block by Carolina Moore
Snail by Appliques Quilts and More
Dragonfly by Mom and Me Quilting Co.
Aragog by Inquiring Quilter
Bugs in a Jar Quilt Block by Julia of Inflorescence
Christmas Beetle by Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Bug Jar Quilt Block
Butterfly by Penny Spool Quilts
Beetle Bug by Perkins Dry Goods
Caterpillar by QuiltFabrication
Jewel Beetle by Sugar Sand Quilt Company
Bumblebee Block by BoBerry Design Co.
Arachnid at Patti's Patchwork
Butterfly Wreath by Jessica of Blue Sky Modern Craft
Marvelous Moth by Blue Bear Quilts