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.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Hive 1 June from Kathie to Sherry

I also made this block in a previous block exchange, so I know what a great block it is.  Here are two from me since I didn't want the other half of the HSTs to go to waste.  Enjoy.
Kathie L

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Checker Block for Sherry

I can't believe how quickly this block came together. I don't think I've ever put a block together so fast! Good thing, too, because school is out and I've got an 8-year-old who has WAAAAAY too much energy and time on his hands and is not leaving me much time to sew.

I hope you like the block, Sherry! And don't worry, despite the photo, those rectangles really are gray (not black). It will be in the mail later this week.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

May block for Debbie

So sorry for my tardiness; this block was fun!  I can't wait to see the great quilt Debbie will be making.

The block should be arriving shortly in Wisconsin.  Hope all are well!

Hive 4 May and June blocks for Debbie and Tori

Hello!  I am so excited to be part of my first quilting bee!  Thank you all for welcoming me halfway through the year.  Please have grace and kindness for me as I try to muddle my way through this :)  Here are a May block for Debbie (made in the colors of my Alma Mater, Furman University- Go Paladins!) and a June block for Tori.  Tori, I did the best I could but don’t have many blenders or super bright colors in my stash, but I loved making this aqua block and I hope you enjoy it too (it’s brighter in real life than in the photo).

So now that I’ve finished my first post, my question is, how do I send these blocks?  Can I use a regular envelope?  How many stamps?  I am a mom of two toddlers so I would prefer not to have to run to the post office if I can help it.  I will get these in the mail as soon as I can :)

Happy summer all!


Hive 4 - June block

Due to a slightly small stash, I had a bit of trouble trying to get fabrics that all read about the same color.  Hopefully the fabrics I found will be ok.