Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stephanie's November Blocks

Just under the wire!! Phew!!  Autumn is so beautiful, as the colors of leaves are exposed and nature shows off. I liked sewing these blocks. MQC is tried and true, and all of these stars sparkle. Here you go , Stephanie, and Happy Anniversary! (slightly belated...) This has been a wonderful hive, all of you so generous and talented. Hugs, Jane Holbrook

Hive 4 last block

Can't believe how fast Stash Bee went this year and the final block is done. Forgot to snap a photo of it assembled before wrapping up to post so here's the before shot!

Thank you all in Hive 4 for a great Bee!

Hive 1 block for Cheri

My last bee block of the year! :) Enjoy Cheri! I am interested to see what this looks like when it is done! I am also looking forward to Stash Bee next year! See ya then!

Cheri's Candy Canes

Here you go Cheri!

This actually made a dent in my green scraps which is some sort of a miracle!

Blocks for Erika

Hello Hivemates!

Here are my final blocks for 2016! These were very fun and quick to make. I don't often get a chance to use novelty fabrics, so they are sparse in my stash. But I did come up with these two fabrics with unicorns and giraffes. I hope you like them Erika, and more importantly, your little girl!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! It's been a really great year in this Hive!


P.S. They shipped earlier this week Erika. So they should get to you soon.

Blocks for Erika

Novembers Blocks for Erika

Well it is pretty sad I made these right away and was done by Nov. 6 and even mailed them last week and am just now posting them.  It was fun looking for cute novelty fabric to use and the block was so easy and quick to make.  I also made you an Angel block. Can't wait to see you put together this quilt with all the cute fabrics I have seen posted. Should be a vibrant, fun quilt.

Well I hope everyone has enjoyed Stash Bee this year. I think we have made some great blocks and I hope to use some of them future quilts. Thanks for the inspiration.  Here is looking forward to Stash Bee 2017.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hive 7 November block

Can't wait to see these all assembled!  Fun to pick the fabrics - it should be adorable!

Hive 6 blocks

Here are Karen's November blocks. I LOVED her Y-seam tutorial--it made them so quick and easy. I wish I'd had time to make more, because that was FUN.

I also remade Cheryl's October blocks, which sadly seem to have gotten lost in the mail. I hope it didn't put you too far behind on finishing your quilt, Cheryl!


Monday, November 28, 2016

November Block, Hive 6 for Karen

I can't believe it. Its November and the end of the Stash Bee. I have really enjoyed this year and especially getting to know you all. The blocks have been fun. Yes, really. Stretching at times, but fun overall. My paper piecing and my flying geese have improved no end.

Karen's block was, to put it simply a oh my goodness block. I never thought I could do the tumbling blocks, or as I think of it, the Giant's Causeway block. Never say never, I have now added this to my list of favourite blocks.

The first block I made was a little bumpy, and working on the principle, of  "would I like to receive this?" the answer was no. Then I remembered somebody had given me some plastic templates a few years ago, and I wasn't sure what to do with them. One of them was the exact shape of diamond and the exact size.  Was I the lucky girl?

Very quickly, remarkably quickly I had two blocks for Karen in her chosen colours of navy, a cooler medium colour and a low volume text fabric. I only wish I had time to make more of these for Karen. Maybe I could make my very own Giant's Causeway!

Thank you Karen for pushing my boundaries.
Thank you Sylvia for being such a great bee mama
And thank you Bee Mates for being such fun this year.

Helen x

November Bee for Hive 5

I totally forgot to post on here when I made this block for Stephanie ....

This block has been on my to list for a while so I was really pleased to make this.  It came together really quickly and easily and it going to make a great autumn quilt for Stephanie.

November Hive 9 Block for Kristi

Kristi - Hope you like the block. Heading out in the mail today!

This hive was so fun this year. Love how all my blocks came out and I will be working on the quilt after the new year and will be sure to upload pics of the finished product.
Thank you Yvonne for making our hive the greatest one I have been a part of so far!
Look forward to seeing you all in the next years Bee.

October Hive 9 Block for Mary

Mary - Thanks for your patience with my hectic schedule in Oct and Nov. I have finished your blocks and they will hit the mail today.

I can't wait to see how these are sliced and combined, please post a pic when you finish!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

November Hive 1 Candy Canes

Here is my block for ghis month.  It seems I seriously depleted my greens finishing a quilt for my daughter this summer ... Hope this works well for you!  I'll get it in the post tomorrow.

November block for Kristi

Well, where did 2016 go? Seems to me like it flew by in a flurry of.... stuff!  I really enjoyed making this fun improv block for Kristi. I've done a lot of improv, but never all low volume, and I have to say I love how it looks. I'm sure your big HSTs are going to look wonderful, can't wait to see it!

Thanks to all of my hive mates for making my first year with Stashbee a fun and creative experience.

Happy holidays, everyone! Love wins!!!
xx Allison

Candy Canes for Cheri

And so another year of Stash Bee comes to an end....and what a block to send it off with.  Full of Holiday Cheer....

Patience is the key to this block so that all the seems line up....  Can't wait to see it all put together...hopefully before this christmas?

Hive 4 November block for Julia

Made these two blocks a while ago but just posting them. The funny thing is while I was making them, I wondered if there was a right and wrong way to sew together the HST.  Well, I found out, yes, you can sew them together wrong. But did a quick fix and will be sending off the two blocks tomorrow.

It has been a fun year making blocks for everyone! I am signed up for next year and hope to see some of you again on Stash Bee!   -Gayle

Saturday, November 26, 2016

A Hive Crash for Erika

Hive 3's November Queen Linda had to abdicate her throne due to helping a friend.  One of the suggestions she gave us for for what to do instead of making her a block was to crash another hive.  When I saw Erika's block that will go to making a quilt for her 3-year-old daughter, I knew that was the one for me.  Erika encouraged novelty fabrics, and novelty fabrics are my favorite!
I went through my I Spy scraps and didn't find much pink, the lucky little girl's favorite color.  But there are some fun novelties here, with butterflies, rainbows, bananas, and penguins.  And those red dots with the bananas are actually hearts.  I can't wait to see the finished quilt for Erika's daughter!

Thanks, everyone, for a great year in the Stash Bee! This is my first year and I have loved it, can't wait to come back next year! 

Emily, Hive 3

November Block for Julia-Hive #4

When I saw the colors for this block, I was a little worried.  We don't really do orange in my house! Turns out I'd bought some weird Kaffe fish that were orange and hot pink and found a few bits of orange hiding in a closet.  I'm hoping a scrappy background is okay?

I'm out for next year, time to finish some things instead of adding to the collection!

Hive 1 Quilt in exhibition

Hi fellow bees,

Remember the quilt we made using the free pattern 
by Tara Faughnan voor Michael Miller Fabrics?

 I was asked to send it in for an exhibition for the category 'Modern Quilts'.

Here is a picture of the quilt (and me in front of it) at the exhibition :-)

Thanks again for being a part of this quilt! With kind regards, Francis

Block for Julia, November

Hello everyone!

We made it through the year, and now it is officially holiday season!  On this Thanksgiving weekend, I am grateful for all of you who have participated this year.  This block was such a fun way to end the year - I love the color choices!


Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Hive 4 block for Julia

Hi we are the last month of stash bee.  It has been a good year. I have made blocks I would have never tried.  Like this one.  I love it.  Hope it works for you Julia.  Have a great holiday everyone. Enjoy!  Rose

Hive 1 - Getting in the Holiday Spirit

This was a fun block, despite how I kept sewing pieces in the wrong order and upside down. I just eeked by with the green - a color I lack in my collection.

Happy Holidays to all!

Hive 4: November Block for Julia

Julia requested the Winged Square block this month in pinks and oranges.  This is going to be a great quilt, very bright when she puts it all together!  I had just the right fabrics in my stash and hope that she enjoys the block that I made.  This was my last block for StashBee as I will be taking a break next year due to a large remodeling project.  Thanks to all the members of Hive 4 for a wonderful experience this year, both with the blocks I received and the blocks I made for the others. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Hive 7 - November Block

Here are my four blocks for Erica.

~ Anja

Hive 9 - November Block

Here is my block for November!  Kristi requested some low volume "made" fabric.  I don't have a lot of low volume with color but I did have a lot of white on white.

Hope you like it Kristi!  I left it slightly big so that you can trim it down exactly how you want.  Can't believe we're already at the end of Stash Bee 2016!  Looking forward to next year!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hive 4 - July

I finished the quilt! I love how it turned out - the variations in greys, the pops of color, everything.  Thank you to all my hive mates!! 

If you want to read more about it, you can go to my blog.

Candy Canes for Cheri...

I had fun putting together the Candy Cane block for Cheri this month. Although I didn't listen to Christmas music while I put it together I did get into the holiday spirit. I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week. It's been a fun year participating in the Stash Bee and I look forward to next year. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Nov block Hive 4

Here is the last block for the year!  I love the color combo!

I'll {hopefully} see you next year.

November Blocks for Hive 2

Here is the blocks I made for Mary Ann.    Love making the blocks and hopefully it will work for her.  I have so enjoyed this year and hopefully I will be chosen to join the Stash Bee hives next year.\\

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hive 5 Novemeber Fall Stars for Stephanie

What a lovely quilt this is going to be for Stephanie!  Great color scheme and those blocks are so beautiful.  Everyone is posting such fantastic color combos.  Sending these in the afternoon post today if I can get there in time.  I'm having a complete breakdown trying to remember how to load my photos.  ARRGGGHH.  Done!!

Enjoy these Stephanie, I hope they're a worthy addition.  Also sending some extra 2.5" fabric scraps that I hope will be useful.

Susan Pray

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Hive 9 - October & November

It's my turn to apologize for being late. The blocks were sent off a couple of weeks ago but I never got around to posting the photos.

The 9 patch was easy, although I did struggle to find enough purple prints. I have turned into such a Kona solids girl and purple isn't really my color. Neither is teal :( but I think I managed to find enough. I certainly stretched the definition of purple...

Ah....and here is some made-fabric. I love 15 Minutes of Play and was very excited to get to it. I trimmed it to 12,5, just to be safe. I know it said 12"in the instructions, but it looked to me like it was a 12,5" block, so I wanted to make sure. You can always trim more later ;)

This is my last post as I will not be returning for the 2017 Stash Bee. I really like the concept, but as a quilter I have moved more and more into the improv territory. At this point, I just don't want to make "traditional" blocks anymore; there aren't enough of us free-spirited minds around to make-up an improv hive ;) I hope y'all continue to have fun and do what you love!!!

Star blocks for Mary Ann

Here are a couple of star blocks for you Mary Ann. I hope they will fit into your plan.  Paulette

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November block Hive 7

Last block of the year

What a great year. Thanks for the blocks and the skills learnt thought this year
It has been fun ladies
Block finished and in the mail today

Hive 3 October block for Lauren

I really enjoyed learning how to do this block . It was very challenging for me and I was way out of my comfort zone . I'm really starting to like paper piecing even though I've only done 1 other block in paper piecing . I hope you like your block Lauren

November Hive 6 block for Karen

What a fun block to make Karen!

And WAY easier than it looks.  I can't wait to see these all together.




Monday, November 14, 2016

November Hive 5 Ribbon Star for Stephanie

Here's my November block for Stephanie. She requested a ribbon star a la MSQC in Autumn colors.  Great choice, Stephanie! I hope these color choices play well with the others you've received. It went in the mail today.

I have loved being a part of Hive 5 this year, ladies! You've made my first bee a great experience, and I'm looking forward to 2017!


Nov 2016 Hive 9 block for Kristi

I really enjoyed 'making' this fabric for Kristi. Really looking forward to seeing her completed quilt too.

This year seemed to fly by. I'm looking forward to next year's bee and all the new blocks it will bring.


Nov. Hive 6 Blocks!

These did go fast and they were my first attempt at y-seams as well! Thanks for the fun challenge! Hope you enjoy them!


Nov. blocks for Mary Ann

Last but not least.  Mary Ann has waited a long time for her month. I hope these are worth the wait.

It's been a great year,  friends.  I can't wait to see all the finished projects.


Sunday, November 13, 2016

November Hive 7 block

Our final block for 2016 ,I have enjoyed another year of stashbee. This month block is for a special little girl , I hope you enjoys your blocks.These blocks will be mailed tomorrow morning.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Last Chance - 2017 Sign-ups

There are still a few more spots open for the 2017 Stash Bee. Be sure to sign up, we'd love to sew with you!

Click HERE to sign up!