Monday, January 2, 2017

Hive 1 January Block for Diana

Hi,
My name is Alanna and this is my first time in the Stash Bee. I am very excited to try out new blocks and learn. I am a beginner quilter and am self-taught. Check me out on IG if you want to see my progress: @the_handmade_tail

I  currently live in Northeastern British Columbia (Canada) in a town called Fort St John, with my rescue pit bull, Indi. I am curious if I am the farthest north of all the stash-bee participants? Let me know if you live north of 56 degrees latitude!

Having just made a New Years resolution to not procrastinate, I got to work making these blocks this morning. I don't have a lot of purple but managed to find a few prints and a few solids.
 The blocks were fairly easy but pressing seams open and not sewing them shut again is a challenge for me. I succeeded this time thanks to starch!


Happy New Year everyone!

Alanna

3 comments:

Liz Horgan said...

I love how all the strips matched up in your top block! Nice work!

Kathy Bertelsen said...

The blocks are really pretty.

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

They both look great! Yes, starch definitely helps with pressing seams opens so I should have mentioned that in my tutorial. And like Liz mentioned, those stripes really matched up beautifully! I can't wait to add them to my collection.