Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hive #3 January Block

Hello everyone, I'm Martina from Austria, who lives in France with her U.S. Marine (ooorah!) :)

Ruth asked us to make bookshelf blocks with a little deco applique of something you'd find on a bookshelf. Here is mine:

Animal Bookshelf Block
As a mom of three I have plenty of animal themed fabric, so I decided to go with an animal section. At first I wanted to applique a kokeshi doll (we lived in Okinawa and it is our favorite place) but it wasn't large enough, so I went with the bird instead. I hope Ruth likes it!

Ruth also asked us about our first quilt. I did not start quilting until a little over a year ago and my first quilt was a small quilt kit from Craftsy. I cannot find it right this moment but I still have my second quilt, which was a Christmas (2013) gift for my oldest daughter. I played it safe the first few times and stuck with Craftsy kits.

2nd Quilt 

This is my first time participating in the Stash Bee and it is wonderful to see what everybody creates!