Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hive 7, January 2017

I just finished Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt. All these strips are left over from the quilt. I love the blocks. They should look great all together

2017, January, Hive #5 Katie's Block

Hello Ladies!
This is my first time in Stash Bee. I found out about this community thanks to my quilty friend Katrin (who is now in Hive 4).
Here is my January block for our Hive Mama Katie. Instructions are very clear and easy to follow.
I made some blocks from The Bee Hive before, but not this one. Hope you will like it Katie!

I choose AGF's fabrics (light and dark gray), gray Blueberry Park from RK, and yellow dots from RB. That is all I remember ;)
I will mail it on Monday!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Hive 5 - January Blocks

So excited for my 4th year in Stash Bee!  Here are my blocks for January.

Katie asked for gray and yellow Checker blocks.  It was too easy to make a second block since the method makes 2 HSTs in each size so there's a bonus block as well.

I hope you like them, Katie!

Hive 1 Block for Diana

Hi everybody!
It's my first year in the stash bee and one of my first bee ever . I signed up for 4 bees this year! :D And it's so much fun! A bit stressful too, because what I feared most (not having the right fabric) started right away with the first month and in several bees! 😁
And also a bit stressful because as a newbie quilter I haven't made that much different blocks. (well actualy it's a lie as I did the 100 days 100 blocks on IG 😄 but you see what I mean.)
Anyway. Here is my block for Diana. I thought I was lucky because it was an easy one to start with, but it actually was challenging. But I'm really happy because I learned a lot. First disappearing 4 patch, first block with pressing the seams open....

But what I like most in beeing part of a bee is to get to know people from around the world! That's really fun!
And thank you Diana for all the organisation and for beeing our special hive mama. 😊
Oph  (@quiltoph)

Hive #7 January block for Laura

Hive 6 January Blocks for Emily

I had fun making the tree blocks today. I started by making a wonky block and finished up realizing it takes more background fabric than I thought! So it's not big enough, and not included in the photo, but is in the package which I mailed yesterday. Then I used the Tri-recs ruler set-it was on the table because I'm in the midst of the Bonnie Hunter mystery project.  The first tree, in purple, seemed a little plain, so I strip pieced some fabrics and made a slab. I used the whole slab, even though it is wider than the max on the tri-recs, by continuing the angle of the cut with another ruler. Sorry if that is confusing!

If I were to show you around my part of the world, in the Blue Ridge mountains, I would take you on a hike up Mount Jefferson. It's not too long or strenuous, and there are wonderful long range views across the western escarpment of the Appalachian Mountains.  Or, we could do our tree watching from a canoe or kayak on the New River. Lots of trees here!

A 2016 Stash Bee finish!

My Stash Bee quilt from last year is finished!  Yay!  It is quilted, bound AND labeled!  Woo hoo!  And I could not love it more!

This quilt is HUGE and so I can't get the whole thing in a picture without my quilt holders.  But trust me it is awesome!  so fun to look at all the fun fabrics.  Thank you to all my beemates who contributed to this beauty.  And check out the quilting.  I wanted something that looked like thread was unspooling all over.  Nailed it!  Thank you to Cyndi at The Dancing Bobbin for the super fun quilting!

And my quilty goal this year is to label every new quilt that I make AND go back and label all of my old quilts too.

Love it!  Now I can't wait to start playing with this year's blocks!


Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Hive 5 blocks for Katie

This is my second year participating in Stash Bee. It has been fun and I look forward to making all the new blocks for everyone.  -Gayle

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Crash for Hive 4

Hello Stephanie,

I saw your tutorial and wanted to make this block. Had plenty of 2 1/2" squares to choose from and love low volume fabrics. So I finally was able to make it last night. Hope it helps and you enjoy it. I am really looking forward to seeing this quilt finished!

Hive 2

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Crashing Hive 4

As someone who tends to save every usable scrap I love this block.  Enjoy Stephanie.