Pattern Download

Bustling Beehive Applique Block of Month


Skill Level


Skills Needed

  • Applique|Embroidery|Paper Piecing

What You Get

  • 1 digital pattern (instant download)
  • Free Pattern Updates

How it works

  • This pattern was designed by a Craftsy independent design partner!
  • You'll purchase through PayPal and all profits go to the designer.
  • After purchase find your pattern in your pattern library.


Bustling Beehive, done in cotton fabric and wool with English paper piecing, needle-turn applique, and embellishments, is the eighth block of our "Forever Bound" LDS Museum Quilt. The Bustling Beehive is a symbol of industry, and Deseret (the beehive state-Utah) is another name for beehive (from the Book of Mormon). Roses are a reference to the prophecy in Isaiah 35 "the desert shall blossom as the rose." In the language of flowers, hollyhocks symbolize ambition and fruitfulness, and daisies represent patience and cheerfulness. These were all qualities the pioneers needed to make Deseret blossom as the rose. This quilt was featured as "His Works- My Blessings" in the 2012 LDS International Art Competition and the March 2013 issue of The Ensign. The block finishes to about 17″ and will be one of 9 applique blocks, 4 tree of life blocks, pieced setting triangles, and borders that make up the entire quilt. It can also be used as a pillow top, if desired. The full pattern is being released on a block-of-the-month basis, so you can create your own museum piece. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY English paper piecing quilting sewing embroidery machine or hand applique SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 17"x17"

Recommended with this pattern

  • 20" of 1/4" green bias tape
  • 1/8 yard each of dark brown, brown, dark gold, medium gold, light gold, dark yellow, medium yellow, and light yellow fabric in gradient shades
  • A fat quarter of medium green fabric

Sold by

The Cloth Parcel
The Cloth Parcel
The Cloth Parcel is run by Diane and Audrey, a mother-daughter creative team with combined decades of experience in sewing, quilting, and design. Diane made herself a jumper in the 4th grade and countless things thereafter. Earning a Communications BA for practicality, she took clothing courses for fun. She has finished over 70 quilts in the last 13 years, including a finalist for the 2011 International LDS Church Art Competition. Audrey has a BS in Interior and Business Design and is currently the queen of the roost at home. Lover of all things art and design, she is always trying something new and finding a new way to create.