Sunday, July 3, 2016

Hive 8 -Queen Bee (Squeal!)

This is Patti from Hive 8. My original month was August but due to someone dropping out (I got the email yesterday), I moved up a month (thus the tutorial is a couple days late).  The block I chose this month is the Quatrefoil. My color choice is purple, lime, turquoise and white. The best tutorial is of course, from Blossom Heart Quilts.  (she seriously writes the best tutorials!).  If you would like to see more samples of the quatrefoil, there are a ton on Instagram under #quatrefoilblock and #quatrefoilquilt.  This is my color palette:

Here’s fabric I pulled from my stash that would fit my color palette. As a newer quilter, most of my fabrics are modern. Please don’t use batiks or retro fabric. Also, I used Kona White for the background. If you don’t have Kona White, please make sure you use a true white fabric.

I’m a member of another bee and I actually chose this same block and color way when it was my turn in January.  I absolutely LOVED the way the blocks turned out, so I am choosing it again, because then I will have over 20 blocks and can make a nice size lap quilt. I’m excited to see all of your blocks.  Here are a few of my blocks.

Here’s a look at how the quilt will look when it is all put together.

The block should end up 12.5” x 12.5”. Please read the directions carefully, and ask if you have any questions.  This block goes together pretty quickly. 

Referencing the tutorial:
Fabric A is turquoise
Fabric B is purple
Fabric C is lime

The turquoise, purple and lime fabric can be small print, tone on tone or a solid.

I know I will love what you make and I can’t wait for all of my happy mail. Thanks for all of your efforts on my block! I wish my pictures were better, I can’t figure out how to get good lighting when I take my pics. L  Oh, and one last thing, when you post my finished block, tell us a little bit about your quilting journey (just for fun!). I have been quilting for a couple of years. I have actually sewn for many, many years, but my daughter got me into quilting a couple of years ago. It’s quickly become my “therapy”. Happy Quilting!!

1 comment:

Puppilalla said...

Beautiful block and colour choice =)