Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hive 5 - May

Beth's choice of flying geese was fun and quick.  Her post listed multiple methods.  I've tried them all and no matter what, I still question whether they are the correct measurement.

These blocks have been received.  I'm looking forward to seeing all the blocks joined together.

Hive 1 Block for Julia

Hello Julia,  Diane G at Hive 1 here with your May block.  I really enjoyed the easy math for this block and oversized pieces.  Fun colors.  Hope you enjoy my version.

Converging Corners for Kate

Here are two blocks for Kate.  My math skills weren't functioning so I didn't get as many colors in as I had planned, but I'm hoping they work well with your quilt anyway!  I'm planning to make it to the post office today.  Enjoy.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Blocks for Susan

I made these blocks about a week ago and have been waiting for a sunny day  to take photos.  Looks like that's not going to happen anytime soon and it's getting late in the month so I took photos yesterday, rainy day.

I pulled some fabrics from my stash and made this block .... 

Well, my stash is mostly in the green-blue-violet range and when I looked at the block I thought it didn't look too scrappy since it was all blues.  So I made another block ....

 This one is better though it still has a lot of blue and green.   I'm sending both to you, Susan, and maybe the all blue one will fit in or not.  They're in today's mail.

Here's my sewing space on a rainy day here in the western NC mountains with the lights on.

Judy Rognstad
from the House Above Heck Creek 

Hive 6 for Jen

I love paper piecing and was super glad Jen wanted these adorable butterflies.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hive 6 May Blocks

I really need to color coordinate my fabric!!  These will be in the mail tomorrow.  I hope these fit into quilt you have planned.  Every month I say I'm not going to procrastinate, and it still happens.

May Block for Susan Hive 3

This was a fun little block to make and I finished it about a week or so ago but I've been really busy, so here I am posting today.  This will be a lively quilt Susan and I hope my block fits in well with the others.

     Susan also asked us to share a photo of our sewing space from the door.  Here's mine.   Susan's request spurred me to tidy up my sewing room.  It really needed a tidy up so I am happy she asked for the photo, although the room is starting to move back towards messiness now.

       I took the photo in the evening so the blind is drawn but you can see that the table is set up to get light at the sewing machine.  The quilts on the shelf are donation quilts for my guild, temporarily at my place and the baskets under the table are also filled with materials for our outreach committee, although some of my stash bee blocks from last year are in the left hand corner of the photo.

     I'll get the quilt block in the mail next week Susan!

My first crash

Since I had the privilege of being Queen for Hive 3 this month, I had thought I would get experience by making other hive blocks.  So I did connecting corners for Kate in Hive 2 because I had not done that block before.  I may try it again 

I made cats for Jan in Hive 9.  This block was on a" blocket"  list (my new phrase rather than a bucket list).  I have cat lovers in my family and friends so this is a real possibility for me.  I had seen it on Missouri Star and was eager to make this.    

I made flying geese for Beth in Hive 5 because I need more experience with them.  Why do perfectly pressed blocks look totally unpressed in a picture???????

I made nine-patches for Kimberly in Hive 6 because she will need a lot of these for her projects and I had squares  already cut just the right size.  

My first thought that I would make all the blocks for other hives, I don't think that will happen this month, there was a time issue, Sorry to the other Queens, Maybe another year.  I'm loving stash bee.

Hive 3 May block for Susan

I posted this on Instagram early in the month and almost forgot to post here.  Oops!

Here is my block for Susan, such a quick, fun and colorful block.  I hope you like it.  :)

And here is a picture of my work space.  I have a corner of out bonus room.  The door you see next to my machine is our walk in attic, which actually is nice for extra storage.

It looks messy, but is is organized chaos I promise.  ;)

Susan,  I made this playful and colorful.  I'll make a second that's a bit more mainstream and get them in the mail by tomorrow.

I also took pictures of my studio, a work in progress, it's a mess right now but will eventually be well organized and laid out.  We live in a 115 year old building and my studio was literally carved out of the second floor attic.