Thursday, March 26, 2015

March Block Hive 3

Our March block is for Carolyn - she is a Flying Geese fan!  Me - not so much - love to look at them but such a job to make them.  So I was excited to try her method for making 4 at a time.  I am not sure what I did but I made them more complicated instead of easier.

Still, I think it's a pretty block!  I love the colors - clearly my thing since I had tons of scraps to pull from.  I am a little concerned about the size that it ended up being so I hope you can work with it.

What is my favorite block - I really agree that it's what ever I am working on at the time!  However, I am a HUGE paper pieced star fan - any compass block or star - love them.  I am also really wanting to make a Storm at Sea.  

Hive 4 March Block

Hi everyone! Amanda asked us to make this gorgeous Starry Night block for her. I have had my eye on this block for a while and was excited to make it for her. 
Amanda asked for teal and yellow for her blocks and I really liked her color combo.
Amanda's question was "if you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go and why?" This is an easy answer for me- Santorini Greece. My husband and I went on a Mediterranean cruise for our honeymoon and that was one of the stops. It was so beautiful!

Hive 8 March Block for RobinSue

These are my blocks for Robin Sue for March, Hive 8. I hope the turquoise words work okay. Can't wait to see how this looks all together!

I'm not sure what color I'm most resistant to. Red scares me for the RUN factor. Yellow can over-whelm quite quickly.....gray is lovely but can blah things out if you are not careful. I'm not sure I'm resistant to any particular color.... I think they all have their place. (BTW, feel free to send that olive this way. I'll find a use for it!)

This block is SUPER EASY, if anyone is looking to try it out! Thanks RobinSue!

Hive 5 March Block for Genevieve

Hi Everyone.

Here is my broken dishes block for Genevieve.  It has already been mailed so she should be receiving it any day now.

Genevieve asked us where we would take her to visit in my area that's not necessarily in a guidebook.  Well of course I would have to take you to all my favorite local quilt shops and maybe an Abq Modern Quilt Guild meeting.  If you are looking for excursions I would say we would have to take the tram to the top of the Sandia Mountains.  It offers 360 degree views of Albuquerque and the surrounding area.  It is very pretty and there are some nice trails in the area.

Hope everyone had a great March. 


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hive 1 March Block for Robin

I love turquoise and had a great time putting this block together for Robin. I decided on two HSTs from each fabric to give it a scrappy look. Thanks for looking! I look forward to seeing everyone's blocks put together. :-)

:-) Sarah

Hive 4 March block for Amanda

This is Laura and I love paper piecing!  The precision is so easy to achieve.  The down side is removing the paper, but I don't mind it.  The birds don't either as I sat outside and did not worry if bits and pieces were tossed about by the breeze today.  They retrieved the mess and are using it in their nests.  Win, win!

Travel?  I can be ready in 30 minutes, haha. (My husband was on a kidney transplant list for two years. It is like having that new baby bag packed and ready except we never knew when the call might come, but it did.). There are so many places in the states that I would like to see starting with New England and working around the perimeter with a side trip to Alaska.

Hive 4 march block

Hi - Kathy (iamacraftykat) here with Hive 4's March block. Amanda asked for teals and bright yellows for this fabulous paper pieced block.

Amanda asked us where we would love to travel to most. Having been to some amazing places in South East Asia and the Middle East - my next trip was always going to be South America, in particular Peru and Easter Island. But then kids came along so that is going on hold for a couple of years. At the moment my daughter loves the Eiffel tower so I may have promised taking her to France one day!
My Feb blocks are looking great by the way!!!
feb blocks

March Block for Carolyn

Hi, it's Bianca!

I have to admit, this was my first time sewing geese.  It's kind of addicting, but for a struggling perfectionist like me, a little nerve wrecking!  I think it turned out pretty well, aside from a bit ( I hope not too much) of wonkiness.

I hope you like it Carolyn- I loved choosing fabrics for this!

My favorite quilt block right now is the flowering snowball and the disappearing hourglass.  I just love the way they look!

Hive 8 March Block for RobinSue

Just finished up my block for RobinSue and I am hoping the large text print I had will go ok with the prints everyone else used! This block is a lot of fun, and I cant wait to see her quilt put together!


Hive one block for March

Got it done in the nick of time! Getting ready to move really eats up a lot of time and energy!

Here's my HST block. It was fun and quick to make! Now I just need to put it in the mail asap!

Hive 3 March Block

Hello, I'm Heather from Quilts Actually, and I blog at QA Creations.  This month Carolyn asked for a  large flying geese block.

After this, I think I am flying goosed out for awhile, but I think she is going to end up with an amazing quilt!

March Hive 3 Stash Bee Block

Her question was what our favorite blocks are.  I think my favorite block is whatever I'm planning to work on next!  I love the potential of the not-yet-started project.

Hive 4 March Block Completed

Hive 4 March Block Completed
Here is my completed block for March for Amanda.
I have to tell you that I really love Fresh Lemon Quilts and I have been wanting to try this block for a long time. I love your colors that you chose, and I really LOVE how it turned out. I only regret that I did not have time to get more than one block completed for you.

I was torn about mixing solids with prints, so I decided to use all prints.
I hope you like it too, and I cannot wait to see them all together.

I started paper piecing last year, and I really like how it makes sure that all of my points line up perfectly. The thing I have found that helps me in assembling the completed squares is that I do not remover the paper until completed. I run a basting stitch around the outside of each square. Then when you put the four pieces together, they line up even better without any fabrics shifting.


You asked what place we would like to travel to. My one place that is on my bucket list is Australia. I imagine that life there must be so different than here in the States. I am fortunate enough to live near the ocean, but our oceans in Northern America are very salty, dark blue and cold. I want to swim near the great barrier reef and be amazed at how many creatures there are under those beautiful waters. I fear, though, that if I travel there, I will never want to come home.

I look forward to seeing the wonderful work for my block coming next month.