Sunday, May 29, 2016

Hive 3 May block

I love that this block was designed by Gina. I had a great time looking through everything to find fabric.  I made two but like the others I am sending extra fabric. I mailed them yesterday.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Crashing Hive 7 for Michelle

I couldn't resist this one.  What a fun block! Quick, easy and great colors!  I can't wait to see your finished quilt, Michelle! I may just have to make some more of these.  My block will be included in Cyndi's package to you.  ;) Hope you like it.

Happy Quilting!
Hive 5

Hive 1 - May block

I sent this ages ago and our Queen received it but it seems I forgot to post this time. So sorry about that.

This is what was sent to our Queen :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

May block for Carolyn

Here is your geese block, Carolyn. Hope you like it.

Flying geese are so much fun to play with! I love the color palette, too. I don't have many turquoise fabrics in my stash. I'm not sure why, as it's a very pretty color.That's one thing Stash Bee helps me out with... discovering which colors I need to go fabric shopping for. :-) Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Hive 8 May "Circle of Friends Block"

Talk about last minute.  I have had these two blocks made for Lisa for a couple of weeks. It was raining when I finished them and now the sun is so bright the pictures are washed out.  This is going to be a great quilt, cannot wait to see it finished.

May block for Hive 4

I love star blocks. Any star block. All star blocks. I'll have to add this one to my repertoire. 

This block actually gave me a little trouble. My "scant 1/4 inch" seam was a little too scant and then the block was a little too big. Trimming to 13 inches would have trimmed right into the star points. Grr. A swear word or two, a quick date with my seam ripper, and a less scanty scant 1/4, and we were in business. 

Hive 4, May Norwegian Star

This was quick and easy, and I finished my first one the day the tutorial was published. I meant to do the second one the next day but then the days fly by and before you know it, the month is about gone!   I hope these work for you. The one on the right is contrast between traditional and modern.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hive 8 -Circle of Friends Block

Hello Hive 8!

Great block choice this month, Lisa!  I had so much fun choosing fabrics. In fact, I couldn't stop at just 8 fun fabrics so I picked 16 and made 2 blocks! 

I know you didn't request the fabrics to be arranged in rainbow order, but my inner neat freak couldn't do it any other way!!!  

This is going to be a stunning quilt when it's done - I'm excited to see how it comes together. 


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hive 3 block for Gina

Gina asked for a scrappy block that she created and named Catherine's Wheel.  Here is mine:
I didn't quite finish an entire second block, but I do have several pieces to send you, Gina.  I hope you can use them!
I learned that I did not have much in the way of low volume prints in my stash, so I took it as an excuse to visit my local quilt shop.  I now have a more robust collection, so bring on those blocks that use a lot of low volume prints, ladies!

Emily, Hive 3

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hive 5 block for Erin

Thanks for the festive block! It's a fun reminder to think of handmade gifts NOW instead of when it's too late to finish them for Christmas.  I hope Spring is starting in Colorado.

I left the borders on this block a little large so you could try it as you wish.

We are winding up our school year and it's going out with a bang! With a graduating senior, it always adds even more to May Mayhem.


Hive 4 for Rose

Here is my star for Rose.  For once it was slightly on the large side instead of slightly on the small side, and I was very happy.

I brought it to the mailbox today, but it looks like the mail came early.  So it'll probably go out tomorrow.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hive 2 Wanta-Fanta for Debbie.

New block for Debbie and it is an easy one for me because ........
it is paper piecing and that is NO problem for me.
That means as long as the printer is doing what it is supposed to do.
These blocks need to be bigger........problem, check the settings and the problem is gone.
I bought one fat quarter background fabric.
This and some garbage is what's left of it.
The four parts of printed fabric I did use.
one orange  and
 one blue.
The snowball-block I made with the Corner Pop ruler [link]
That works much better than what the pattern tells you to do.
At least for me that is.
Debbie, I do hope you like your block, I did like making it.
Warm regards, Marga
Have a nice day ♥