Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Hive 2 January Tutorial - Many Trips

Hello Stash Bee 2019.  I am the hive mama for Hive 2 this year.  I live in Canada and have been sewing and quilting for many years.  My children have grown and moved away so I have the whole basement as my studio.  I love to record the Blue Jays games and I go down to sew after supper and watch/listen to the ball game.  Of course, these days I'm watching football or hockey.
I am delighted to be participating again in Stash Bee and digging into my stash to sew for my hive mates and maybe even crash a couple of hives.  I love seeing what everyone posts.  Hive 2 will be posting on the blog and I will be watching IG for other hive posts.  Let's sew.

Since I am the Hive mama, I get to ask for a block first.  This will be an easy one to get us all started.  It is a block called Scrappy Trip on Quiltville by Lisa Calle .

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The tutorial I have linked makes completely scrappy blocks.

My request is that 5 strips be black and white.  Either white on black or black on white.  No solids please.
And I would like to request that the 6th strip be a purple fabric.  The purple can be from a blue purple to a red purple.  Tone on tone is OK but no solids again please.  I would like you to place it on the "centre" diagonal at the final sewing of the strips together.  If your column strips do not have the purple squares on the centre diagonal when you open up the loops, you can move the rows one by one to the other side until you have the purple in the outside corners.  Hope that helps.

This is a picture of a fabric pull to get you thinking.  

And this is one of my finished blocks. 

If you have any questions please contact me.  I think the quilt will be striking and can hardly wait to see what you sew together.  Have fun sorting through your strips or jelly rolls. I bet once you sew up one you will want to try another just to see how it turns out.  Have fun bees.    Paulette in Canada. 


Valorie Webster said...

Yay! First Stash Bee Hive 2 block for 2019. I will have to remember to check the blog, as I am used to the IG groups. No problem! Off to see what I have to create this block...happy new year! Valorie

Joan Hannes said...

I’m excited to do my first Stash Bee! I’ve been quilting for about a year and will do my block in March. I pulled some fabrics and will play with combos this weekend for this month’s black & white & purple theme. Have never done the tube thing but it makes perfect sense. Purple is my favorite color, so.......