Bee’s Life Panel Quilt – FREE PATTERN

Sometimes my desire to make quilts is larger than the time I have – panels to the rescue!

With the Bee’s Life panel and some borders you can create this 39″ x 58″ throw quilt in no time!

Since I spent less time piecing I had more time to do some fun machine quilting.

I did some straight quilting and stitch-in-the-ditch along the borders and then added some free motion quilting in the center. I also decided to add some clasp stitches on the dots between the inspirational sayings in the black area around the main design. (Those sayings and the bees in the corners are all part of the panel!)

There are so many ways to go!

Bee's Life Panel Quilt by Tara Reed for Riley Blake Designs

You can get the fabric requirements, measurements and directions FOR FREE on Riley Blake’s website to cut down your calculating time and give you more time to sew!

Get creative and choose the fabrics that speak to you – I’m not sure which of the two options I like better in the photo above…


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🐝  Tara Reed

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