Monday, August 26, 2013

Candy Beads...a NEW Gracie Girl Pattern...and a Giveaway!!!...



Well good morning cute people!!!
Today is the official end of summer around here...
because the kids 
went back to school this morning:)

My very busy summer explains a lot
 about my absence in posting...
but now I'm ready to get back onto my regularly scheduled program!

I'm so excited to announce that we have completed
 our first of several patterns for our
It's called Candy Beads and it was a total blast to make!


First we made lots of circles...
in 3 different sizes.
We started out with 20 each of
 5", 7" and 10" Gracie Girl squares.
(they come as pre-cuts in all 3 sizes)


By using these...
 you will find it so easy, fast and fun to sew up
 perfect circles! 


If you are following me on Instagram (beelori1)...
you have already seen several sneak peeks...
But here is Kass laying them out into rows.



When she was happy with their placement...
 I snapped a picture or two before sewing together...
so that I didn't have to label them:)



All sewn, quilted, bound and
 hung in the 
living-room for a few close ups.

Candy Beads
 just happens to be the quilt
 that we will be teaching at the 
in Las Vegas next month!

YaY!


I wanted to show you a close up of the quilting.
I asked my quilter to do some triangle stippling on the light aqua background...
I love how it turned out!


Then I surprised Kassidy with a quick snap of her saying
 "Mommmm....really? 
Do you HAVE to do that right now?"

Because it was 11:30 last night
 and I wanted to take a few pics of Candy Beads in her room.


After all...
it's her quilt and it looks sooo cute in there! 


I think it looks adorable hanging over her ballet bar...
don't you?



60" x 76"
by
 Kassidy and Lori Holt
of
 Bee in my Bonnet



to make your own Candy Beads!

If you do happen to purchase Candy Beads...
or any other pattern or ruler
from
  my etsy shop...Busy Bee Inc. 
during this week
 (Monday thru Friday)
you are entered into a giveaway!


To celebrate the release of our
 "Gracie Girl" fabric collection... 
we are giving away  
10 Fat Quarters
(from each of the 3 color ways) 
of Gracie Girl to 3 lucky winners! 


We will choose 3 names on this friday night
from my etsy orders and announce the winners on Saturday morning...
(we will add the fat quarters 
into your pattern order:)


I just want to let you all know 
how much I appreciate your support of
 me, my blog, my patterns and my fabrics.
You are the best!

Have a quilty kind of day...
xx
Lori


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33 comments:

Claire said...

What a generous offer - I think I might need a set of those circle rulers...

Tammy Edwards said...

Hope your summer has been a good one! I love the Candy Beads Quilt and looking forward to seeing the rest of your patterns that you have designed for Gracie Girl. Kassidy's room is beautiful and Candy Beads looks perfect in it. I will be taking both your classes at the Riley Blake Fabric Fest and can't wait to meet everyone and join in on the fun and wonderful projects you have planned for us.

Joanna Cotton said...

You know I think you're awesome! I talk about you all the time to friends and family like you're an old friend of mine!! LOVE the quilt! I bought the circle rulers and fabric for Lots of Dots and now I have them for Candy Beads too! Can't wait to make the quilts!! Thank you Lori :)

Alicia said...

me, too, Claire!

robin said...

OhmyOhmyOhmy! Pick me! This new line is just the sweetest! Thanks for the chance.

Anonymous said...

Such a great quilt!

Libby said...

Once again ~ a wonderful quilt ~ Amazing ~

Anonymous said...

Great Quilt and love the fabric. Love your daughter's room and love her hair. I own lots of rulers etc but don't have the circles yet! note i said yet!!Ha

Peggy said...

Lori:

I love this new line. It is sew cheerful and refreshing. You and your daughter did a great job!!

Cynthia said...

I love candy beads, it's so cute and so happy! I bought the tumbler and hexie rulers at material girls, and a lot if your fabric at pine needles. They didn't have all the color ways, so I'll buy the rest at fat quarter shop. Now I need to find Sind time to sew :)

elizabeth said...

SO adorable, Lori! I'm always trying to think of new and different ways to showcase some of the bigger prints that I love, and then you go and do it! I'm glad there are such clever quilters like you in the world! Thanks for this post! :)

Kimberly said...

How beautiful! And hey... I already have the ruler set, so I'm halfway there!

Jeanna said...

Oh how I am familiar with that 'Look' you got from Kassidy.

Lovin' me some Gracie Girl and Candy Beads. You have such fun fabrics and wonderful quilt patterns.

Kim Lundstrom said...

After several months of admiring your work, pinning your pictures and wanting everything you can come up with it was time to start my Lori Holt pattern collection. I ordered Sew She Did. Could only afford one at this time as I am a bit poor right now but as soon as I can sell my children I am buying more! Just kidding...did I type that out loud? :)
Kim Lundstrom
Lundstromkim63@aol.com

Pati said...

Gracie Girl... This line is AMAZING! Your daughter is Amazing! Heck while I'm at it let me say: Your whole family is AMAZING! Thanks so much for being so generous and sharing your designs, talent and passion with us. Makes my days brighter :)

Kay said...

Your new Gracie is such a luscious new fabric & the Candy Beads pattern is just perfect for it. My granddaughter would love it.

c said...

Gracie Girl has torqued my fever over sewing again, I really adore the line. And I really do appreciate this line, named after your daughter. I need this line around me as I find my way-thank you

Denise in PA said...

This is adorable! I'm so excited to see all your patterns for Gracie Girl - my stash of GG is on its way to me as I write this! Can't wait!

Linda said...

Lovely pattern and fabrics. Quilt looks great in your daughetr's room. Super Gibeaway. Thanks for the chance.
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

http://blackeyedsewsan.wordpress.com/ said...

Do LOVE the alarm clocks! They are great and I think every mom recognizes The Look at 11:30 pm or whenever! Of course they are missed when they grow up~

http://blackeyedsewsan.wordpress.com/ said...

Do adore the alarm clock fabric as well as the line. The Look at 11:30 (or whenever)is a look all moms recognize and amazingly enough, miss in later years. Fun, fun blog. Susan

Nanette Merrill said...

It is darling and of course it looks amazing in Kassidy's room. Fun. Love seeing it. See you in 2 days.

Funky Kim said...

Squeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a lucky girl because I'm taking this class at Fabric Fest!

Daisy Jayne said...

wow wow wow ...... candy for the eyes... love it ....

Sh said...

Sooooo cute! I miss you Kass! Looks like you're having fun and keeping busy. Don't forget your talent of music too! Love ya Lori!

CeLynn said...

I was already excited to be taking this class at Fabric Fest! Now,I am dying for it to be September 11th already!!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love the quilt! Wonderful job girls. Speaking of girls I have three and I have seen that look before!

l carolyn Ghearing said...

This is one adorable quilt...I LOVE it!...and, yes, Kassidy's room is beautiful, especially the ballet bar?

PamKittyMorning said...

Adorable as usual Lori! Congrats to you and Kassidy!

teresa said...

Lori - this is such a nice giveaway! And I love your Candy Beads - thanks

Kristy said...

Your Gracie Girl fabric is darling. I would love to make that quilt with all of those circles!! Also I tried to follow you on Instagram...and it says no such user........wonder what I am doing wrong? I typed in beeloril in the search area.

Elizabeth said...

I love your new line! It is so pretty and this quilt is adorable. Do you ever sleep?

And I love the curtain rod you're using to display quilts. It's a great idea. I've been wanting to ask you for ages about the rings and clips you've used. Where did you get them? Did you or Mr. Honey put them together? I'd love to hear more about that.

Thanks for sharing all the amazing things you do! It is sew inspiring.

xo -E

Slowpoke said...

Ooh, ooh am I too late? Please pick me. I would love to win some of your fabulous fabrics. I love your circle rulers and your patterns and creative talent. Love your blog , love you for your inspiration and enthusiasm! Thanks for your time.

chris.luba@sympatico.ca

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