Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hive 4 October blocks - thank you

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who has made me blocks - they are all stunning.

So far I have received blocks from

And I've seen posted blocks from

And Mandy has been in touch to let me know she'll be a bit late! If anyone else is running late, that's fine - I don't think I'll be getting these beautiful blocks any closer to a completed quilt until after Christmas!

Please let me know if I've missed you!

Here are all of the blocks I've received so far, plus eight that I made when I was putting the tutorial together.

PS. The blocks I sent Amber for August have just arrived back at my house - I can't work out if I addressed  the package wrong, or if someone has mixed up the "to" address and the "from" address - I'll try and get it back in the post this week - sorry for the delay!

Thank you everyone!

October Hive 2 Blocks

I put these in the mail on Monday!  I hope you like them...


hive 2:: books done!

Got them done in the nick of time. I'm mailing them out to you today.

Hive 2 October blocks for Rachelle

Whew!  Made these just in time to meet the deadline.

October has been a crazy month, but I'm glad I was able to get these made.  I can't wait to see what you do with all the books.

October Stash Bee Blocks

name for blog

Hive 4

Hive 1 - October Blocks

I finished and mailed these a while back, but I'm having issues with my camera so I haven't been able to post the "good" pictures here. So instead, you get to enjoy my Instagram pic! :)

October Stash Bee blocks. Check.



... OOH! look what I got ...

thats right ...2... blocks from Kellie xx

Thank you so much xx

Diane x

Wonky Blocks

Mailed today!
A wonky star preferably not on a white or gray background.  I just love this block.  It reminds me of Easter.
A bright and colorful wonky log cabin block.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hive 4 October

I've finished the blocks for Jennie. My camera took an especially bright photo sorry - they are not quite this bright.

I hope you like them.


Monday, October 29, 2012

October Hive #2 Update

October Hive #2 Update

Just a quick update to let you know which blocks I have received so far and how the Bookshelf Quilt is looking....I have included my own blocks as well as some special blocks I have received from others.

I found some great cherry woodgrain fabric to be the shelves but they only had it in fat quarters at the LQS but I did find where I could buy it in larger quantities online.

Blocks received to date are:

Jan R
Lynn H
Rachel A
Carol S (Hive 4)

Blocks posted but not received are:

Anneliese P
Laura S-W (for Dana)
Rebeckah A

Please let me know if I have overlooked anyone.  Thank you again for making such great blocks.

I really like how it is starting to look and can't wait to start putting it together!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hive #3 - Work in Progress

Thanks to everyone who put in blocks to my wonky log cabin!! I am really pleased with how this looks and I hope to start quilting in the next few weeks.
I added a border of wonky quarter log cabins on two sides.  I will keep you posted on the progress:)

Friday, October 26, 2012

October block Hive 4

Jennie, I finally finished!
I had some issues with my machine but I did it!  
It will go out in the mail on Monday!
I like this block a lot even thought it is time consuming! 
 It will be a gorgeous quilt!

Hive 2 November Blocks

Here are my Hive 4 October blocks

And here are my Hive 2 October blocks (I'm taking over for Dana Szucs)

And here is are the HIVE 2 November blocks:
Since Dana is unable to participate in Hive 2 since she is sailing about. She offered to allow me to take her spot. I am requesting two blocks --one a self portrait, the other a portrait of your favorite pet. I made three pets because I could not say anyone of my pets is less a favorite than the other.

Self Portrait

My Kittty Mr. Spine

My baby girl.....Cuddles

My baby boy ...Snuggles
To see a brief tutorial visit my blog:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hive 4 block

Hi Jennie these were fun to make. I have not trimmed them. Hope you like them. Carolinex


...Carolyn sent me this stunning flower today..

GOOD work ... fits into my garden beautifully x

Diane xx

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October Bookshelf Blocks for Rachelle

I finished my bookshelf blocks for Rachelle today.  I hope you like them Rachelle.

You can read more about my blocks here.

Vicki  :O)  

Hive #2 October block

I hope you like it. I was not sure any more if the black fabric is Kona black so I did not use it. Hopefully you don't mind that I used Japanese fabrics as they are thicker than normal quilting fabrics.

Anyway I did one block with the black fabric (I never buy black so actually it has to be the left over from laurels block) and I will sent this as well. Have fun playing around :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

October Stash Bee Hive #2

Rachelle, I had a blast making these! I hope you like them! I will send them out as soon as I collect Stephanie's blocks.

Hive 1 - October Blocks

Hey there Vickey!

Love making wonky blocks. It's always the best break from my other sewing.

Stash Bee -Hive 1 October

I'll be making a post office run either Thursday or Friday so I'll be sending them out then.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hive 3 October Flower

Here are your flowers Diane!  I have been dying to make the Retro Flower block, but my math skills are lacking today and it ended up too small. It was a fun block to make!  The flower block above the Retro Flower block is one of my favorites, and should be no problem to size down if needed.  I hope these will brighten your winter :) 

Hive 1 for Vickey

Here you go Vickey!

Hope these work for you.

Spin the Bobbin

HIve 1# September and October

Need a bit of a catchup!

So here is September:

I'm not good with scrappy and uneven - it hurts my head! So hope this is ok!

and here is October.  Wonky I like and these are sooooo quick.

Hope you like!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hive #1 Vickey's October blocks!

Woot!!  Done!

Have I mentioned how hard it is for my brain to do "wonky"?  Hopefully these will suffice!

Thursday, October 18, 2012


today I got not 1 ...but 2 flowers xx

The exotic block...(the colour looks washed out! it is actually a beautiful pink x)...

is from Tara in Florida, and the home grown one is from Rachel..

in Norwich xx

BIG thanks to these two ladies xx

Diane xx

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Here's my October block for Diane.  I used a block from Kaffe Fassett's book Quilts in the Sun as inspiration.  I don't applique much, and I'd been wanting to try this block.  It's actually alot like Adrienne's, tho I didn't see hers until mine was done! 

Confession: I was thinking "solid background" and "flower" and about probably doing applique (ack), so I didn't read the directions as clearly as I should have.  My background was not a 13" square, tho in the back of my mind I kinda thought maybe something wasn't quite right.  I'm happy with my applique, and I sewed two matching panels to the side, to make a 13" square.  Instead of a goof, let's say the seams are "a design element highlighting the vertical nature of the block."  Yes?

I will mail it out this week. 

Hive #4 Blocks for Jennie

Here are my blocks for this month.  They are not trimmed or put together (the pictures are just cropped).  I had a lot of fun making these blocks.  I think this is going to be a beautiful quilt and cannot wait to see all the blocks together.

I was an angel for this month, so this is my second block.

I will put these in the mail and send them your way.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Hive #3 October Block

Here is a bright flower for you Diane.  I hope you like it!!

September Hive #2

There are still some blocks missing and I am not sure now, if they are on the way or have never been done. I don't want to blame anybody but please if you did not make the block or forgot to sent it, just sent an email to It is all about fairness so just give me a shout so I know when I can start putting the blocks together. It will be a Christmas present and we all know how busy the last weeks will be ....

Thank you all so much! It will be a very colorful and lovely quilt. I already love it and can't wait to go playing with all these lovely blocks!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hive #2 October blocks for Rachelle

Hi Everyone, this is my first post for Stash Bee, My name is Nataki, and I'm a new member of Hive 2. I am having so much fun already! Here are my blocks for Rachelle.  And I had a lot of fun making them.  But after using templates from the link Rachelle posted, I made my own. For some reason the printer made them smaller then 6.5 or I just cut off the 1/2 inch seem allowance, ether way my first block I had to alter because it was a lot smaller than 6.5 inches.  I hope you like them Rachelle, I wanted to make basket like you had in your pictures so with the help of EQ6 I made a basket on top of a book.  The bookcase quilt blocks was a lot of fun.  I might make another one before I ship them off, but right now I have costume duty for my two little guys for the end of the month trunk or treat.

Altered Frame Block :(

Basket on Book

Book on top of Music Box
Simple Book Stack\