Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stash Bee Hive 6, August Block for Jen

This last month seems to have been all about the paper. The Bubbles Bee 2 is foundation piecing every month. I have finally mastered it, now in month 8. And Stash Bee Hive 6 was foundation piecing too this month. All the practice in Bubble Bee has prepared me well.

First up was Jen's paper pieced bee square. I  have a little difficulty with my printer printing to 100%. Who would think there was difference between printing 100% and print to size? My lovely work friend Miss F sorted that for me. I realise now that is how my Wanta Fanta blocks weren't quite right size for Karma Willow earlier in the year.

I made the four blocks very quickly and sewed them altogether. Oops, they were sewn into a square rather than an X.

They were quickly unpicked and sewn into an X. The photo is just before I sewed them.

Then I noticed that some bees had a square, some had an X.

Then I saw Jen wants the four components left unsewn for her to play with.  I have sent her two x two. This will still give her enough to play about with, without weakening the seams by unpicking. I have also learnt to make my foundation piecing slightly large circumference cutting line. This gives room for error in the cutting. I have left this for Jen to trim herself, it will have better easement if someone else's block is rather shy of the measurements.
Helen x

Saturday, August 27, 2016

HIve 1 - August

What a month!  With just a few days left, I managed to get this block done.  

I enjoyed making this block.  Quick and easy!  It'll be in the mail on Monday.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hive 7 Block for August

Hive 7 Block for Mary

What a month filled with sick kids and activities. What a great block. I have done a few of these quaterfoil blocks as part of the beeblock swaps but this colour combo is defnitely a winner
Thanks so much.
Block is on its way


Hive 7 August block

I loved this block so much and your colors are gorgeous!! Can't wait to see this finished... Thanks Cyndi for the reminder to post my block here - brain was on shut down over the summer I think!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hive 3, August

Hive 3,August block for Sandy,

Wonderful easy block. I can't wait to see what it looks like all together.

Hive 7 August Block

Hi there fellow Stash Bee-ers!

Great color palette this month! I think these blocks will make a beautiful quilt!

I cut the pieces and ironed them at the beginning of the month but then got side tracked with other projects due in September. But here it is finished and pressed!
 Sending it out tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hive 9 August block for Heather

Here's my August wonky pinwheel block for Heather:

Hope you like the colors.  I can't wait to see your finished quilt!


Hive 9 August Block for Heather

Heather had us make this wonky block using our scraps.

Hope you can use this block.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hive 5 August Improve block for MJ.

MJ requested a block with beach/ocean themed colors in an improvy fashion. I just began cutting and sewing and came up with this. I hope it will play well with the rest. It was fun to make with no rules , just create as you go.  

Hive 7 - August Block for Mary

Sorry for the delay.  Had to "borrow" some teal from a friend.