Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts runs The Bee Hive, a year-long series of free blocks with tutorials, perfect for quilting bees. Here’s the latest block, the Chainlink. Alyce also has a new block for you here at Sew Mama Sew, coming up next! There’s lots to love at Blossom Heart Quilts. In addition to all of the beautiful quilting, you can find helpful tips about blogging, lots of quilt block tutorials and more.

From Alyce: I started quilting in 2012 when my husband bought me a $100 Elna (that I still use today), suggesting I should stop reading about quilting and actually do it. And I haven’t looked back since, as my love of blogging and Instagramming (@blossomheartquilts) will attest to! It all became truly cemented into my life when my family moved from Adelaide, Australia to Chiba, Japan in early 2013 and quilting became my way of staying sane without the family support we had back home. As time went on, my love of puzzles combined forces with my love for playing with fabric to create a new passion for quilt designing, with many patterns and tutorials the result of this passion! We will be returning to Australia in 2016 and my plan is to continue to design, teach and make this passion my living.