Friday, June 22, 2018

June Block for Sherry

Queen Sherry has asked for the Checker Block for her reign this month.  Here is my version.  It will go in the mail today.  I’m excited to see her finished quilt.  Such an easy block.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Garden fence together

I received my final block last week. Thanks to all of Hive 4 for making these bright blocks for me. 
I made an additional 33 blocks to add to them and make it twin size.
For the last couple of days, I laid it out and pieced the rows together. (I so hate borders.)  And between measurements and extra lengths it is my least favorite of all jobs except piecing a back. 

But It Is Together!  Alleluia! 

Total 58 by 91 inches. 
I have a gorgeous stripe for the binding. 
And it is going to the quilter as soon as I get my batting... and the back pieced. 
Here are the 2 grandboys for Father's Day. They were inhaling food after shoveling and shoveling sand into the lake. Jensen is the one on the left and this quilt is for his big boy bed. He is 2 and a half.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sherry’s Checker Block

The blocks went together quickly, but I confess I did have to take out a couple of seams to get to the right size.  It proves that a 1/4 inch seam can vary machine to machine. I am sending the extra half square triangles along in case you need a couple of additional blocks and am looking forward to seeing how this one all goes together. The colors suggest a very happy quilt!

Rainbow Star Block for Tori

Here's my bright red rainbow star for Tori! Getting to do blocks I wouldn't normally do is so much fun, and part of the reason I enjoy Stash Bee as much as I do!! 

It was in the mail this morning, and you should have it soon. Thanks!

Tu-Na Quilts: A block for Tori in Hive 4

On the first of June, I gathered my fabrics for Tori's quilt block. Surely, the yellow fabrics would work perfectly with her quilt. She asked us to use bright solid or tone on tone fabrics with no prints. I didn't have a lot of choice except in yellows.

And then they sat, until a few days ago. After seeing that several other bee mates had actually made and sent their yellow blocks already and that she has already made and received a bunch of yellow ones from last year's Bee, I knew I'd have to rethink this block. She was looking for a rainbow of colors. So I headed back to my shelves to dig a little deeper for another color or that rainbow quilt of hers would be mostly yellow.

I hope you like your green block, Tori, and that it will play nicely with all the other ones that arrive.

 You can find the tutorial for this pattern here on Tori's post. It sewed up quickly. Although my pic loaded lying on its side, it doesn't really matter, as this block is square and can be turned any direction.

What I Learned Today:
  1. The early bird gets the worm or in other words, those that procrastinate must work a little harder. In my case this means, if I had sewn that block up right away and mailed it I wouldn't have had to scramble to find a different color.

Question: Do you make your blocks right away or are you scrambling at month's end to get them finished? Although, I have good intentions each month, I'm usually scrambling to get them finished and in the mail. Maybe next month will be different.

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Karen, Tu-Na Quilts

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Checkers from Robin

I enjoyed learning a new-to-me block, especially one this easily made. Special Note to Sherry: No apologies necessary for not pressing seams open--there are lots more of us lurking out there. I agree that opening the seams is really fiddly plus it makes them harder to match perfectly.

Hive 4 Star for Tori

Hi all!  Here is my star block for Tori.  I hope the colors and mix of solid and tone on tone work well in your quilt.  I'm still unpacking so I was happy to find a good selection of fabrics for your block. 

Happy quilting!

Hive 4 Star for Tori

Half way through June and I finally have my block done for Tori.  What a great star block.  This looks darker than it really is.  I managed to find 15 shades of red that were more or less tone on tone.  Even a fossil fern.  In the mail on Monday to you.  Enjoy.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Finished! Thanks 2017 Hive 3 Hivemates

I just now finished my 2017 Hive 3 quilt, and I LOVE how it turned out.  I really love how the scrappy blocks work well together.  I added sashing to separate the busy blocks a bit and to make up for some inconsistencies in the size of the blocks.  I densely straight-line quilted it, and added a mottled turquoise binding from my stash. 

 This will be a gift for a niece who is learning to sew.  I hope she likes it, I know I do!  Thanks to my talented hive-mates for your lovely blocks. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hive 4 June Block

Had fun picking out the fabrics and making this block for Tori.    After I finished the block, I noticed from your post that you may be a little heavy on yellow.....sorry I didn't see that earlier.