Thursday, December 31, 2015

Hive 2, January 2016

 Hello Hive 2! I am SO excited to be your Hive Mama this year! This is my 3rd year as a Stash Bee participant, after watching for an additional 2 years. The first 2 years I knew exactly what I wanted, and boy, was I SUPER happy with the results! This year was different...I had to really stop and think about what I wanted.

I love to have each personality shine through, I love variety.....

There are several blogs I follow (as I'm sure we all have our favorites). I wish I could say I have time to really follow the ones I love like I'd like to, but with a 3.5 YO little man, a 5 YO princess that we home-school, a full-grown son that has given me a beautiful grandson, a husband, a part-time job, 2 dogs, 3 cats & any number of foster dogs at any given time (and a partridge in a pear tree......) ....there's not a lot of time to follow the blogs I'd love to read daily. However, I do make the time to peek in from time to time.....

I was SO excited when I saw the following Scrappy Rainbow Star from Melissa Corry at Happy Quilting. I've followed her for quite a while, but I'd missed this one until I was poking around.

http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/2012/12/scrappy-rainbow-star-tutorial.html
http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/2012/12/scrappy-rainbow-star-tutorial.html


This is an amazing tutorial and there is NO point to me reinventing the wheel when Melissa has done such a fantastic job!

For the background feel free to use a low volume, or a white on white through a creamy white or a combination of all. The goal is scrappy, but I want the star to POP! Please no grays as I'll be adding an additional setting block that will include gray.

This is a great chance to scrap-bust and use those bitty pieces. The scrappier the better.....just make sure each blade of the star reads the main color when you are done.

For anyone who is curious, this is my setting block:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/51787081@N05/9025697482/in/pool-1507657@N24/
or
 http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/2013/05/star-value-tutorial-for-between-heaven.html

I'll be doing the centers scrappy to match the stars & using a variety of gray. They show it as part of the original block, but I'll just make them separate and set them in (unless I make stars of all different sizes...... I never know for sure what I'm going to end up with until it's about halfway done, a happy accident makes up my mind, or it does it's own thing!).

I'm looking forward to getting to know you ladies throughout the coming year! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

I'd love to know more about you ladies. I guess since I'm the hive mama, I get to ask a bunch of nosey questions?

1. Do you have kids? If so, how many/ages
2. Do you work outside the home?
3. Do you buy fabrics because of the designer or because you fall in love with them?
(I'm not a "label" shopper, mainly because I just can't be at this point, but do find that there are several designers heavily represented in my stash = happy accident!)
4. Please share your favorite blogs that you follow
(I'll be sharing mine throughout the year, this post has one, if no one shares the others on my list, I'll keep adding to the list).
5. How often do you get into your sewing room? Do you find certain seasons easier than others?
6. How long have you been sewing/quilting?

Okay.... I have a ton more I'd like to know...maybe throughout the year we will have little share-a-thons.

I am SEW excited! (Yes, I'm a dork with bad puns....you can groan, as long as you are smiling!)

Can't wait to see what the mailman brings!!!

Karyn


4 comments:

Marga (MarPie) said...

The FUN starts......I hope.
This one is really scrappy, I like that.

Warm regards from Holland,
Marga♥

Debbie Davis said...

Working on my tutorial. I have two blocks that I am considering. One has a little bit of paper piecing. Is there anyone in the group that groaned when they read that? Please let me know and I will choose the other block.

Lori said...

Debbie, I love to paper piece!

mumziepooh said...

Woah - I love this block!!!! May have to steal this.....lol