Everyone loves a busy bee and now more than ever we need to love and respect these fabulous animals that keep our planet in flower.
The Bee is also the symbol of Manchester and this illustration is in memory of the terrible atrocities that recently befell that city.
The July 2017 block for the Redwork Club quilt, which you can buy as a digital download if you joined the Redwork Club too late to receive this or don't want to become a member and just want this lovely motif.
When you print out your motifs make sure your printer is set to print same size and not fit to media as this will distort the final size of the block. Now we have finalised our quilt layout the blocks will be 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins, cut them 10 ins square to protect the edges. Sharpen your iron-on transfer pencil and draw over the design, place it design side down to the calico and iron. Iron some interfacing to the back and stitch away. Alternatively use a light box or tape your design to a window and trace with a fine pencil onto the fabric, if you use this technique use the non reversed version of the pattern.