Thursday, May 30, 2024

May Block-Hive 1 for Molli

 Well, better late than unfinished!  This is a fun block to make and the quilt will be fantastic once together. 

Thanks for picking this one, and your patience with me 😊

I’ll pop into the post office this week. 

Chris 


Sunday, May 26, 2024

Rainbow Stained Glass for Molli 🌈

 

Hi Molli! I really followed my "whims" on this one, using up some scraps, and it ended up being much more than 11" in one direction. Hope that's okay! I'll get it mailed out after this weekend.

Monday, May 20, 2024

Hive 1 Stained Glass for Molli

I didn’t realize until I got going on this how limited I am on gray fabrics. I hope this kind of variegated gray goes ok! (Can we pretend your leading is a little dusty/grimy just in some places?) I can’t wait to see it all; your massive stained glass is going to be amazing!


Sunday, May 19, 2024

Hive 1 Block for Molli

 This is such a quick and easy block to make but when you put them all together, they are going to have such a "wow" factor. I can't wait until you finish this project. It's going to be stunning.

~ Diana

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Hive 1: Stained Glass for Molli

 I've been wanting to try stained glass for  a while now, so thanks, Molli. Also, I am obsessed with rainbows. Thank you especially for giving me an excuse to buy the gorgeous rainbow floral I used. 



Monday, May 6, 2024

Rainbow Stained Glass blocks for Mollie





Hi Mollie,

This month turned out in two blocks 😀 One bigger than the other- but I leave everything as is for you to trim. This was a fun pattern to make, got my "stitch-as-you-go" wheels turning!

Take care,

Marie





Saturday, May 4, 2024

Hive1, May, Rainbow Block for Molli



 Hi Molli,

It was a joy making these, they went on their way to you today.

Happy sewing,

Rita

Friday, May 3, 2024

Hive 4- May Tutorial- Floral Half (Quarter) Log Cabin Variation Block for Paula

May – Paula

Hive 4 Tutorial for May – Floral Half (Quarter) Log Cabin Variation Block

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Happy May! I hope your flowers are blooming. I was inspired by spring when selecting this block. Cutting 2 ½” strips/squares is my go-to for managing fabric scraps so the block will be made using 2 ½” squares and rectangles. I was excited about this pattern so as I was testing the instructions, I kept going and have enough blocks, along with yours, to create a 96x96 quilt top. 

This is how I will layout four of the blocks




 

Material

 

(F) Florals – No color constraints. Use as many fabrics with a floral pattern as you want. If you are using the same fabric in multiple rounds, please spread them out so they are not touching. I tried using the same fabric in the same round (you will see in the photos below) but I liked the variation more.

 

(W) White/Cream – Select material with a sparse pattern, tone-on-tone, or solid. It should read white. I did use one very light purple as the white and it looked fine and did not stand out.

 

Tutorial

 

Cutting

 

White

1 2 ½” x 2 ½” square

 

Florals

1 2 ½” x 2 ½” square

2 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangle

2 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangle

2 2 ½” x 8 ½” rectangle

2 2 ½” x 10 ½” rectangle

2 2 ½” x 12 ½” rectangle

2 2 ½” x 14 ½” rectangle

1 2 ½” x 16 ½” rectangle

Cut Pieces


 






Construction

 

·        Use a ¼” seam

 

·        Press seams away from the white square toward the current strip sewn.

 

·        The block is sewn on point and not in a round as a traditional log cabin block. The “center block” will be in the corner.

 

·        Finished block will measure 16 ½” 

Block Layout

 

 

 

1.     With right sides facing, sew the two 2-1/2” squares together with a ¼” seam. Press away from white square.

2.     Sew one 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangle to the bottom of Step 1 keeping the white in the corner.

3.     Sew one 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangle to the right of Step 2 keeping the white in the corner.

4.     Sew one 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangle to the bottom of Step 3 keeping the white in the corner.

5.     Sew one 2 ½” x 6 ½” rectangle to the right of Step 4 keeping the white in the corner.

6.     Sew one 2 ½” x 8 ½” rectangle to the bottom of Step 5 keeping the white in the corner.

7.     Sew one 2 ½” x 8 ½” rectangle to the right of Step 6 keeping the white in the corner.

8.     Sew one 2 ½” x 10 ½” rectangle to the bottom of Step 7 keeping the white in the corner.

9.     Sew one 2 ½” x 10 ½” rectangle to the right of Step 8 keeping the white in the corner.

10. Sew one 2 ½” x 12 ½” rectangle to the bottom of Step 9 keeping the white in the corner.

11. Sew one 2 ½” x 12 ½” rectangle to the right of Step 10 keeping the white in the corner.

12. Sew one 2 ½” x 14 ½” rectangle to the bottom of Step 11 keeping the white in the corner.

13. Sew one 2 ½” x 14 ½” rectangle to the right of Step 12 keeping the white in the corner.

14. Sew one 2 ½” x 16 ½” rectangle to the bottom of Step 13 keeping the white in the corner.





















































Thursday, May 2, 2024

Hive 1 May Rainbow Stained Glass for Molli

I left this bigger for you to cut as you like. It was fun!


Hive 1 April Stacked Improv Curves for Rita

 These are on their way tomorrow, Rita. Sorry for the delay! The colors aren't true to this photo, one is a deep red, so I hope they play nicely with your other blocks!