Thursday, July 27, 2017

Hive 1 July Block for Greta

Greta asked us for green maple leaves.  I had lots of little green scraps, so decided to try four 6" blocks instead of one 12" block.  I thought about putting them together into a single block, but left them apart so Greta can arrange or scatter them however she likes.  Can't wait to see her finished quilt!

Greta--I put them in the mail today.

-Alicia (@qvilt)

Greta's Hive 1 July Block

Greta..  I really enjoyed these for you.   I was able to put them in the mail yesterday (7/26)  Hope they will work in your quilt.

Hive 2 Star Block for Julie

Julie gave us a choice of a sixteen patch or a star block, hmmmmmmm, I don't have a lot in pink, so I made a star block.

I hope you like it and it fits in with the others Julie.

Smiles from
Kate x

Purple Heart for Francis

Talk about an easy block....and its for a charity quilt which makes it even better.  Hardest part was picking out the colors I wanted to use.

The post office loves it when I try to explain what I'm sending internationally.  Hope you have it already or soon.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hive 7 - July

What a fun block to make. Hope I got the colors right.

Now to wait for August!

String block for Karen

These were easy! I love string blocks but haven't sewn them using a muslin foundation before and was surprised how much weight is added. I think I'd like these made into a quilt without batting, maybe with a flannel backing fabric?

I'll be curious to see what you do with these blocks of many colors, Karen. Enjoy!

Update on I-Spy Quilt

My I-Spy Quilt for my dad is now a top. It is not quilted yet, but will be done for when I travel to see him in December, and will be his Christmas present. Thanks to all who contributed blocks. I used every block that I received, and I'm  sure dad will love it.

July String Block for Karen, Hive 6

Here is my string block for Karen. It will be in the mail later today.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Finished Quilt from Stash Bee 2015

Deana from Dreamworthy Quilts contacted me today asking me to share her completed Stash Bee quilt. It was from 2015 and she finally finished it and I couldn't be happier to share it with all of you.

I clearly remember her block because it was one of the first times that I crashed a hive and the very first time I attempted curved piecing! Since then, this block/quilt has been on my to-do list.

If you'd like to see more photos are more info on her quilt, you can check out her blog post here.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Block for Queen Meredith

Here is my block for July.  Orange and Navy are among my favorite colors, and it seems I have plenty of lighter shades of blue as well. I sent this block a week ago, so it should already be at its destination.  It's untrimmed as requested.  I look forward to seeing the wedding quilt put together!
Lee (@zanytaylor)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Maple Leaf for Greta

This is my maple leaf block for Greta - hope you like it! 


July Block for Karen Hive 6

Hi Karen,

I made these several weeks ago and thanks to Emily's reminder, am doing my post today and will get them in the mail on Monday!


Since they were small, I made two pumpkins for Lori's patch.  It also helped that I had several fabrics that I thought would work...that isn't always the case.  One pumpkin is a more traditional orange (and white) while the other pumpkin has a few additional colors.  Hopefully it'll still work though.
Lori has already received these since it's been a busy summer and I'm behind on almost everything.  At least, that's what it feels like. :)

Scrappy Pumkins for - Hive 4 July Queen Lori

Queen Lori, 

It was fun making these Great Pumpkin blocks for you!  It put me in a happy mood.  It has been over a month, it seems, since I have gotten to work on any projects.  So, this was a nice segue, a good way to spend a hot and humid Sunday afternoon.  I hope they work for you.  Will post in the mail tomorrow.


Hive 7 July

Love this block. I've had it made for a while but it got buried under other stuff  I was working on.  Will send out today

Friday, July 21, 2017

Stash bee block July Hive 7

Loved making this block, was a little behind in making due to 2 deaths in my family and a wedding but finishe'd up this morning. It will be mailed Monday.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hive 3 Block for July

Block for July

What a lovely colour combo, my first block for the bee, three years ago used this colour combo, just love it!
Had a great time pulling these colours together, had more blues than orange so went with the blue option.
Love the way the block turned out, except for the pearl bracelets that aren't straight and creates the illusion the whole block is off . 

Its in the mail !

Blocks for Marie

Hi Marie!
My blocks went in the mail to you yesterday morning. I hope the fabric selections are what you were looking for. I made more HSTs than I needed for your blocks, so I sent along the extras. I thought it was better for you to mix them in with yours than to have blocks with the same fabrics in them. 
Stay cool!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hive 4 Block for Lori

Enjoying the dog days of summer while sewing these cuties together.  Reminds me that fall is just around the corner.  Am I the only one who thinks summer goes by too quickly?  Thank you, Lori.  I really enjoyed making these blocks, and it gave me an opportunity to add orange strings to my string stash.  I am about to start my first ever string quilt and discovered I had NO orange in the box.

Hive 2 July Block for Julie

Hi, All

Queen Julie gave us two choices, a star block or a 16 patch, to be included in a breast cancer quilt. What a great cause! And what could be more cheery than a scrappy quilt?! Here's my block, Julie.  

I hope it works well in the overall scheme.  It will go in the mail soon.  

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Angel Blocks for Hive 9

Marie had some slightly more traditional fabric requests this month that posed some challenges for some of her hive mates. Luckily for her, my aunt had given me some fabrics a while back that fit the bill. I just had to dig deep into my scrap bins in the hopes that I didn't donate them at our guild's recent fabric auction! Thankfully, I found some of them so I made 2 blocks for her.

Marie, I'll get these off into the mail later this week. I hope you like them and that they work well with the others that you receive!

Maple Leaf Block for Greta

Miracle of miracles - I have a block made for Greta! It's so nice to be sewing again, even if it's only a few blocks. Thanks to my awesome hive mates for carrying me along these last few months while I took the time to focus on my health. You guys rock!

I'll be getting this block in the mail to you later this week!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hive 4 Pumpkin for Lori...

Here's my pumpkin block for Lori in Hive 4. This block is so cute, and now I'm ready for Autumn. Thanks Lori!

Hive 5 - July block for Robin

Looks like more than one of us thought  Tula Pink's Queen Elizabeth would make a great center for magic 8 block.

2016 Hive 1 quilt gifted

Hi Alison, Heather, RobinSue, Tori, Jacki , Sarah, Stephanie, Laura, 
Tanyia and Cheri from 2016 Hive 1

The quilt we made last year is on it's way to a litlle 7 year old girl who 
was in a bad car accident with her parents.

She has to stay in the hospital for a while and I am sure this quilt will cheer her up :-)

Thanks again for making this quilt with me so a little girl will have a comfort blanket!


Hive 4 July Pumpkin

Hello everyone,
I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely Summer.
Queen Lori, here your pumpkin as requested. I hope it will fit in with the others. I will let you know when I have mailed it. =)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hive 7 July

Here is my version of the Migration block for Katie - I, too, made this last year.  It's a fun block - I enjoy flying geese when they all measure up.  Good tutorial and I got to use my 2 x 4 Bloc Loc - made them much easier than last year!

Hope you like it!


Hive 2 July blocks for Julie

Julie asked for either a 16 patch block or a star block. I started cutting for one of each and before I knew it I ended up with 2 - 16 patch blocks, I hope that's alright Julie. I even found a breast cancer awareness charm in my stash and had to put it in. Should have these in the mail this week sometime! Enjoy the summer heat! It changes quickly up here in the Northland. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Hive 3 July Block for Meredith

Meredith, I LOVE this block!!

I am going to save this idea for my 2018 rainbow scrap challenge - what a fun way to use up some scraps. 

I am also in love with your color palette, orange and blue are always great together.

Thanks for a fun block to make, I hope this works for you.

Meredith, it may have taken me two go-rounds but I think you'll be pleased.  I'm sending my first block along encase you want to use it in the backing or otherwise.  MSending the kids lots of positive energy for a happy and long marriage.  Hugs, P

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This is my first experience with a string block.  I hope it is what you expected.  It sure was fun!  It was mailed yesterday.
Mary Ann

Hive 5 Block for RobinSue

Hello Everyone,
   I had fun digging thru my stash to find the perfect focus fabric and at last settled on Tula Pink MoonShine.  You can never go wrong with Tula.  So here is my block hope you like it. 

Have a good rest of the month. 

July Hive 7 Block for Katie

I got to make the migrating geese block last year too! You happened to pick my favorite color combo and I threw in some of my favorite scraps. That's part of what I love about flying geese, there are so may different ways to assemble, you can almost use any size scrap! Doing this two years in a row has definitely inspired me to make one of my own! I'll add it to my ever growing list of "someday" projects! :) Hope you enjoy it and I can't wait to see it all together!

- Jen

Hive 2, July Block for Julie

All done.  Hope you like the block Julie.

Hive 6 String Blocks for Karen

The string blocks are done. I have not sewn them together so you can choose how to use them.  I enjoyed making them and will post this week.  Have a great summer.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

May Stash Bee Finish

What fun this was.  I'm keeping this quilt for me.  It's so cheerful and so many great fabrics came from all over.  I even used leftovers from generous stash mates to give the back some interest (as well as supplement the pink polka dot back since I was short just that much!)  I added a flanged binding, just because plain didn't seem to be appropriate for such a scrappy, happy quilt.  Now I am almost out of WIP, so I can start something new.  Lots of great inspiration from all the other Hives!  Thanks to all my hive mates who made this quilt with me.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Robin's 8 Ball

This block goes together quickly and I had fun deciding on the center block. I hope you like the mermaid.

Hive 4 2017 Finish...

HI all! I'm Stephanie and I am the Hive Mama for Hive 4 this year. I wanted to share with you that I finished my quilt for 2017. I'm not so good at draping it nicely over the fence but you get the idea. I LOVE how this quilt turned out! Thank you to everyone who contributed blocks to this wonderful finish.