Critters and Bugs – Bea’s EQ Applique’D Animals Blog Hop

Bee LessonThis is the second block I have designed in Electric Quilt.

Thanks go to Bea for letting me join this Blog Hop, The tutorial at DoYouEQ called Tracing In PatchDraw, Electric Quilt who creates this software for us to play in. The Graphics Shoppe who’s images I used to create my blocks for this blog hop.

Today I have created for you a Bee block which I have named Bea’s Bee. If you’d like to learn how to create the block yourself, you can watch the video below, otherwise, feel free to just download the pattern and enjoy. You will find the pattern near the bottom of this post.

Feel free to download my videos if you prefer to view them offline.

As an additional note here, if you create something with my block, I have created additional blocks to go with the three created for the blog hop, you need to send me an image to display on my site of your finished block. (No need to put it in a project or even finished project, just seeing how you stitched it out would be awesome), I will send anyone who sends me a image of the finished block the entire suite of blocks to go with the Summer theme. This is an ongoing option to continue after the blog hop. You can upload the file to me here.

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Huge Thanks To Electric Quilt who is giving away 1 copy of Quiltmaker 6 for visiting and commenting during this blog hop.
These are one of my favorite addons for Electric Quilt, I know you will love it to.

Quiltmaker 6 Quilting Designs

Note: There is 1 copy for the 3 days I am part of this hop. Not 3 copies.
I will take names from the comments and draw them from the numbers generator when the Blog Hop is done with. Please be sure I have your email address to contact you with as well.

If you are a no-reply blogger, please either contact me via the contact form on this site with your email, or place it in the comments like   name @

You can see the rest of the schedule for this Blog Hop here.

Enjoy The Lesson,


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44 Responses to Critters and Bugs – Bea’s EQ Applique’D Animals Blog Hop

  1. AvatarKarrie Smith says:

    Your bumblebee is so cute!!

  2. AvatarKaren Propes says:

    So cute, thanks for the pattern, I love your creativity, love to try mine on the Quiltmaker 6 software.
    Thanks for the chance.

    removed your email so it wouldn’t get spammed.

  3. AvatarKd Brown says:

    Such a cute bee tutorial! I seem to be losing my comments today, but here goes. Contact info in my profile. Thank you for these great learning tools!

  4. AvatarSharon says:

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge with EQ. This was very helpful.

  5. AvatarBari in MO says:

    That is so cute! I love bees!

  6. AvatarMargaret Schindler says:

    What a cute little bee

  7. AvatarNancy says:

    Thanks for taking the time to make such a great video/tutorial..just what I needed to get started using the appliqué part of EQ7!

  8. AvatarSallie says:

    Cute block! Thanks for the video and giveaway!

  9. Thanks for the pattern. I think your block is adorable.

  10. Avatarapple blossom says:

    cute bee

  11. AvatarVirginia says:

    Love the bees of course it’s mainly for the honey they make. Thanks for the video tutorial.

  12. AvatarKris says:

    Love this “little” bee. This must be what they look like after a vist to my garden when the bleeding hearts are blooming. Great video!

  13. AvatarCheryl Greenleaf says:

    I just get EQStitch and I think this would make a very cute applique. I’ve book marked your video on youtube and this blog post. When (if?) I ever get this made up in actual fabric ~ I’ll be sure to let you know.

    Thank you for sponsoring this Blog Hop giveaway.

    • AvatarMarian says:

      Hi Cheryl, I just got EQStitch myself, and while I wanted to use it in part for this blog hop I decided against it as I still have so much to learn with EQ first and I think it’s better that I concentrate on that, at the same time it doesn’t hurt to get Yvonne Menear’s Learning EQ Stitch book either as she gives a great explanation on how to do things in EQ Stitch. She also has a yahoo group for it and has created some how to videos as well for it.

      Bea sponsored this hop, I just participated and am so glad I did. 🙂

  14. AvatarNancy M. says:

    Thank you for the video, you had so much information in it.

    • AvatarMarian says:

      Hi Nancy, thanks for the complement. One of the biggest reasons I will most likely do videos for any tutorials I do, is because I love myself learning from them and I believe you just learn so much more by being able to watch. One can not easily show in an image for instance how to click and drag, but you can see it easily in a video. It’s not that you can’t learn from images, because without them I wouldn’t have learned as much as I have with EQ either, I just prefer to go the route of the video, and since I owned the software already I chose to make videos.

  15. AvatarCecilia says:

    Your bee is so cute! She would be adorable on a baby quilt. Thanks fr the pattern.

  16. AvatarBillie K says:

    What a cute bee….except for that pointy stinger.

  17. AvatarJennifer says:

    oh my gosh, that is just too cute! My husband is terrified of bees but I think even he would like this one.

  18. AvatarLinda B says:

    Cutest bee ever! I’m loving this Hop!

  19. AvatarTiffany says:

    Absolutely love the bee! I will be using this for my sister, I think. She is bee crazy 😛

  20. AvatarSewCalGal says:

    That is one happy bee. So cute.


  21. AvatarRina says:

    I’m loving all the cute blocks and think I may just make a baby quilt with all of them.

  22. AvatarGladys says:

    Sorry! I forget tell you Thank You so much for the vídeo! I learn a lot today!

  23. AvatarKaren says:

    So cute! I lov all these critters I am seeing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. AvatarGladys says:

    Another nice block! Thanks for sharing! Have a nice day!

  25. AvatarKatie says:

    How cute! What a perfect friend for yesterday’s little guy!

  26. AvatarLisa Marie says:

    Cute block, clever name!

  27. AvatarDebbie P says:

    Thanks for the cute block design! I know just the project to include it!!

  28. Avatarkathy h says:

    I am usually not a bug person but your bee is so cute, that I would like to make him too.

  29. AvatarLori Smanski says:

    what a very cute bee. he looks like lhe has been in the honey jar. LOL so very adorable. thanks for sharing. and for a chance to win.

  30. AvatarElizabeth says:

    Cute critters! Thanks for the patterns.

  31. AvatarBrenda Hulsey says:

    What a cute little buzzer! Good job!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  32. AvatarBea says:

    aww what a cute bumble bee! it’s IS amazing that bumble bees actually can fly, I think mathematically they are not supposed to be able to fly right!?

    • AvatarMarian says:

      Well I don’t really know that for sure, but many things to me are not what they should be, so it makes sense that if they aren’t suppose to fly, they can fly. 🙂

  33. AvatarDebbie Rogowski says:

    She is cute as a bug, thanks for sharing!

  34. AvatarJoyce Mitchell says:

    Thanks for sharing the video tutorial. Love the bee!

  35. AvatarGaila C says:

    I have EQ7 and EQStitch. I have just started playing with them both. Lots yet to learn.

  36. AvatarConnie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing another cute block! Love Bea’s Bee!

  37. Another cute block! Love your Bea’s Bee.

  38. AvatarMarilyn says:

    I can’t wait until I get EQ and be able to play along. I got an embroidery machine for my birthday and am having so much fun playing with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. Avatarfunthreads says:

    Another cute block! It makes me giggle to imagine the funny little path that plump bee would fly in. LOL. Your videos are wonderful:)

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