Stash Bee House

Mom showed you all her stash bee house last week so I guess I should share mine.  I waited until the last minute on this one because I could not decide on a house.  I finally did a google search to find some inspiration.  I just could not find exactly what I wanted so I got out my pencil and started drawing.

Here’s my rough draft…

I drew it out on freezer paper {love freezer paper} and traced it with a sharpie.  This allowed me to lay my steam a seam on top and trace my pieces.

I’m not going to bore you all with a step by step of the whole block but I do want to show you all how I did the windows.

I wanted to create panes without having to deal with tiny strips of fabric.  So, I traced the window shapes onto the steam a seam.

Then I ironed the steam a seam to the wrong side of the window fabric {yellow} and then cut out the pieces.  I ironed steam a seam to the back of the window pane fabric {grey polka dot}.

Next, I cut the window fabric into pieces and ironed them onto the pane fabric.

The last step was to trim the grey pane fabric to just slightly larger than the yellow.

That’s all there was to it.  I ended up stitching around all the little window pieces and around the pane.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.  I sure hope our queen bee likes it!

Here’s the finished house…


I used some of our new Jennifer Paganelli Free Spirit fabrics for the house.  I just couldn’t help myself.  I had to sample the new goodies.  I also used the beautiful pink damask {roof} for the backing on the no name appliqué quilt.

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