Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hive 6 - May Blocks for Nancy's Dad!

We're all helping Nancy make a quilt for her dad...and I love the colors she chose.  Its a simple block so I was done in no time, sent it out at the beginning of the month, took some me time, and then completely forgot to add it here...until now.

I can't wait to see what it will look like when its all together. I have a thing about greys and I love how the red works with them.

Nancy wanted to know three things about us...Favorite Flower - Gerber Daisy, Favorite Color - Blue and Favorite Non-Quilty/Sewing activity - that would be reading.  My kindle is permanently attached to me.

The weather has finally started to feel like spring/summer here in MidCoast Maine...although in Northern Maine it snowed on Saturday...enough with the snow already.  We have had hardly any rain at all, but its about to rain for a couple of days...we need it.

Make sure you post a pic when its all said and done.....

Monday, May 25, 2015

May block for Jackie

Here is Jackie's block for May. Thanks it was fun to make! Lyssa

Hive Six - Blocks for Nancy

Hello All,

Kate here. Hope everyone in the US is enjoying their holiday!

Nancy's blocks were quick and easy to make. I have a lot of grey in my stash so it was hard to narrow it down:
Pardon my slightly blurry phone photo.

This month, Nancy asked for our favorite flower, color and non-quilting activity. My favorite flowers are lilies or violets and my favorite color is purple. If I lived somewhere cooler, my favorite activity would be hiking and spending time outdoors. We live in South Florida now, so I usually spend my free time inside, with the air conditioning on, reading.

Happy Monday!

May hive six: more blocks for Nancy!

Good afternoon! This is one of the Julia's from hive six. We are making squares for Nancy's quilt. I really like the sofisticated color scheme. Here are my blocks:

My favorite flower? Right now, I am enjoying the raspberry blossoms . . . Because that means I will be eating sweet berries soon. I love the color orange. I spend most of my free time when not quilting in the garden or volunteering in the ministry.

I hope enjoy your blocks Nancy

May Link Up Time!

Holy wow it is already MAY 25TH! (Also, get those May blocks done!)

Share what you've been working on (other than your Stash Bee blocks!)! You can share from your blog, Flickr, or Instagram!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May Hive 5 Block

Hi, Everyone! It's Liz. Here's Christine's block for May - it was a good opportunity to raid my scrap bin!

Christine asked us where we'd like to go if time and money were no object. That's almost too much choice for me, but I'd love to go with my family to Europe.

Hive 4- May Block

Andrea here! I am posting for the first time in the Stash Bee. This is my first month being a part of Hive 4 and I couldn't be more excited! 

When I read that Barb wanted us to make HST blocks I had to laugh because that's what I have been working on a lot lately. I got into Victoria Findlay Wolfe's book 15 Minutes of Play a few months ago and turned most of my scraps into useable fabric. Then, that got turned into a huge pile of HST's. 

Some are pictured here:

For Barb's block, I decided on this flying geese-ish pattern.

This was an easy block to do and fun to create!

To answer this month's question, I definitely make quilts to be used. Often, I give them away as gifts (and I hope they get used and not stuck in a drawer...) Right now I have a quilt that I finished on my couch and two on the floor that my baby rolls around on. Oh, and one in the trunk of my car that we take to the park!

See you next month!

Hive#1 - May block

Finished it just in time - 25th was the deadline if I want to keep my spot as next months Queen of Hive#1 ... anyway here is my version of the kaleidoscope block that Jackie asked for:

As usual I was struggling with the neutrals/low volume, but there were a few in the "fabrics that work" picture that had little spots of colour so my selection did grow a little.

Stash Bee - May - Hive#1

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hive 8 May Block Complete

Willa, this block was SO easy! I hope you like it! I love flowers either in a vase or potted. I am not very good at keeping them alive for very long. But I am getting better at it. I love Roses, but any flowers or even greenery will do for me!

Hive #7, May blocks for Jan

Jan asked for these fun Circles Squared Blocks.  I have them ready to go in the mail after memorial Day ...

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hive 3 Bonnie's quilt : A peek

So, here's where it went.  No plan except what happens when it happens. My comfort zone.  I'm hoping to finish it before July.  

Thank you to everyone who made it happen!  And I have more to play with for pillows and the back!

Enjoy the holiday weekend if you have one!


May Hive 3 for Jennifer

I love a pretty churn dash block!  This was a lot of fun to make.  I wanted to use that large print blue fabric but it would have lost it's impact in the small churn piece so I used that one as the negative block with the tone on tone white in the middle and I think it is striking!  I hope you like it!

Where do I sew?  I'm like Jennifer - I like to be in the center of things.  In Houston, we don't have basements - they would be indoor swimming pools - but I have a lovely game room upstairs.  My kids are all gone and nobody uses the pool table or any of it anymore so my husband would love to sell it, convert the whole thing into a sewing space for me BUT right now I have taken over the dining room!  I have a beautiful dining table that I sew on and stacks and stacks of fabric and supplies.  My interfacing bolts are tucked behind my drapes....it is the first thing people see when they come over-it's my sweat shop!  But it is right in the thick of things and I like it that way!  I cut on the island in the kitchen which is only 10 steps from my chair in the dining room.  I am just not sure if I want to move upstairs.....I could get a long arm in there if I did, it's a huge room.  But I like my sweat shop!  Besides, the weather in Houston allows us to eat holiday meals on the patio......