Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Hive 1 Letters for Nicole

 A cute letter was mailed to you to today! 

This is one of my favorite fabric lines, Persis, with a little metallic reminds me of the fancy stationery that my mom used.

I can't wait to see your quilt!


Mail in the mail

 Getting these out late but I hope you like my green field letters. 

- Kelsey

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Hive 1 September block for Nicole

 Hey again,

I made these matching little envelopes and got a bit sad about having to put them in a regular white one to send away to you... Some washy tape helped my sadness slightly but i hope your quilt becomes even better than the envelopes the blocks come in!!!


Monday, September 19, 2022

Hive 1 Block for Nicole


I really enjoyed making these cute little envelopes! What a perfect way to commemorate the swap. 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Hive 1 Block for Nicole

I love this idea for a quilt! What a great way to commemorate the year. 

It was so fun that you let us choose meaningful fabrics to us. I pulled an old favorite bird print from my stash, bought years ago to make a bag for my sister. 


- Julia H.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Finished Quilt Hive 1 November 2021

 Dear Hive 1 Bees,

Thank you for your generous contribution to my November 2021 request for improv blocks. I have added flower panels from @suezipkin and completed two quilts!

While quilting, I could admire every block, made with lovely fabric. Every block was simply perfect. 

Thank you again everyone!


Happy Mail for Nicole

 These were so fun and fast to make - it took me longer to figure out what fabrics to use. I think they're going to make an adorable bee quilt. These are already on their way to you!

~ Diana @ Red Delicious Life

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Letters for Nicole

Hi Nicole,
I went for the extra credit, lol.
Thanks for introducing me to this cute little project.
I couldn't resist and prepared the "stationery" with prints.
This will be a fantastic quit!
Happy quilting!


Hive1 September Block for Nicole

 Hi Nicole,

You've got mail! 😄

All the letters are packed in one envelope and on the way to you. 

The most difficult was to choose the fabrics! Hard to narrow the choice down  😉.

I'm curious, which way you'll put them together in the end.

Happy sewing,


Saturday, September 3, 2022

Hive 3 September Tutorial - Pumpkin Block for Meghan

 Happy September Hive 3!!! 

Our house is getting into the Halloween spirit and I am all about it! I have three wall hangings in the making and one of them is 15 years old, talk about an UFO! My goal is to complete them this weekend so we can hang them up. Stay tuned on Instagram if that happens :) 

During the pandemic, I bought a lot of Halloween fabric. I am working on using my stash to make a Halloween quilt to use for this fall. This is where you all come in! You are going to help me make some great little pumpkins for this quilt. 

Colors for this quilt- think bright orange, blacks, whites, purples, greens, browns. Stay away from teal given the color palette I am working with for this quilt. I have a charm pack of Ghouls and Goodies that I will be used for my main blocks. 

This photo is to help you pick colors from your stash. The fabric does not need to be Halloween themed. You can also add in greens and browns too! 

Quilt pattern- free one from Craftsy

Please use 1/4 inch seam allowances. 

I have adjusted the pattern size a bit at the end. Please use my measurements for your fabric cutting. 

Fabric requirements: 

Pumpkin- you can either strip piece it or do a small crumb quilt block. I have recently gotten into crumb quilting and it is so much fun! Great way to use up small scraps and it is pretty mindless sewing too. 

Pumpkin- chose one of these options: 

5 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches crumb block 


6 orange strips, measuring at 1 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches

Leaf and stem- 

Brown fabric- 1 1/2 inch square

Stem fabric- 1 1/2 by 3 inch strip 


6- 1 1/2 inch squares

1 strip- 1 1/2 by 3 inches 

2 strips- 2 by 9 1/2 inches

2 strips 2 by 6 1/2 inches 

Block measures 9 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches square 

Step one: sew your crumb block or 6 strips together 

Step two: if a crumb block, cut the block down to a 5 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch block. 

Add the four 1 1/2 inch blocks to each corner of the orange block. You can draw a line down the middle of the 1 1/2 inch block and sew on the line. Then, cut off the corners to make the block, leave a 1/4 quarter inch seam allowance. Press out the corners for your 5 1/2 by 6 1/2 pumpkin block

Step three: Making the leaf and stem 

Take the last two 1 1/2 inch square background fabric blocks and draw a line down the middle of them. Cut excess for the seam allowance. You will sew these onto the green strip. You will cut off the outer sides to make the leaf. 

Step Four: connecting the leaf, stem and background fabric. 
You will sew the 1 1/2 brown block to the 1 1/2 by 3 inch strip of background fabric. Press. Then, sew the leaf block to this section. 

Step Five: Sew the stem and leaf to the pumpkin block. Press. 

Step Six: add the borders to the block. First, sew the top and bottom borders to the block. Press. Then add the side borders to the blocks. Press. Block measures 9 1/2 by 9 1/2. 

Please let me know if you have any questions! It is pretty straightforward! Enjoy!