Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hive #1 for MARCH

Here you go Emily! Thanks for posting early. I can't believe I'm going to be mailing you a block on the 1st of the month.

I did change the strip to 2.5" and only needed one strip per color.


Hive 2:: Wonky Blocks

Got it done, barely! Hope these work out for you.

<3 Laurel

Hive #4 February block

Well and truly out of my comfort zone

I hope you like it, Pauline!

Hive 2 March for Jan Roberts - Correction

I want to apologize for the corrections. I totally forgot March is my month and I posted the original notice in a hurry and there were some errors that I have now corrected.  I would like everyone to make a scrappy star block similar to the one pictured below I borrowed the photo from Laura V's blog). Here is the tutorial.  I love bright, text, dots. This block has been a favorite of mine for a while.   Please use Kona white for the star and any colors for the blocks. You can put the star in any position on the block you'd like. You can make the block one color or mix it up.  Please make me 1 block since it is a larger one. 

 Here is a little info about me....

Name? Jan Roberts

Where do you live? I live in the central valley of California, Modesto.

Family Status? Married (41 years) with 6 children; 2 biological boys and 4 adopted daughters (from U.S., India and Korea). I have 3 granddaughters.

Hardest quilt thing you ever made (would you make it again?) Paper piecing was the most difficult for me. I tried a couple years ago and just couldn't get the hang of it. I tried it again last year and now I love it. I am amazed at the perfect points and small areas that can be added to blocks that are paper pieced. I have so many paper pieced blocks that were put away that I decided this year it is my goal to put them all into finished quilts. So far, 2 down, 1 in process and 5 to go.

Favorite dessert food? Pecan pie.

Last time you laughed really hard (and what was so funny)? My 10 month old granddaughter is funny! She keeps us in stitches with her antics.

What is your Day Job? I retired from Stanislaus County as an Executive Secretary 13 years ago. I went right into a job share with a medical group that I was familiar with through my previous job. I work 3 days a week for a group of Family Practice physicians that teach resident physicians. I love having two weekdays to spend crafting and sewing.

When did you learn to sew? I started sewing with embroidery when I was 7. Then I moved on to crocheting and knitting and was introduced to sewing in high school. I have been sewing ever since.

Do you remember the first thing you ever sewed? Yep, it was a A-line dress when I was a sophomore in high school.

Life Philosophy? Love the Lord, love people and serve with all your heart.

Hive 4 Feb block

I never knew wonky would be so tricky but it was a fun and good learning experience!  :)

Hope these are ok:

Hive 1 - pippi for Tanya

Hey there Tanya!

I finally got Pippi finished up and she'll be dropped off in the mail this morning.

I think she looks like she's wearing pjs in mine which is pretty cute to me.

Hive 1 March for Emily

Hey everyone, I have a really nice quick simple block design for you this month.

I would like you to make me a 12.5" (unfinished) churn dash block.

Please use 2 different prints for each block, no solids, please pick bright, bold modern colours and prints. Please no older style fabrics or muggy colours or pastels. I love the quilt my friend Laura made and this will give you an idea of the colours and style of prints I love.

I am a big fan of bright, geometric, dotty and text prints. Please make me 2 blocks (or more if you are having fun and want to carry on!) in different fabrics.

I have popped together a really quick tutorial for anyone who hasn't made a churn dash before.

 Print 1:     2.5"x18" rectangle
                two 5" squares

Print 2:     2.5"x18" rectangle
                two 5" squares
                one 4.5" square

Churn Dash Cutting

Sew the two long rectangles together and then cut into 4.5" strips. Sew the 5" squares together to make 4.5" trimmed HST.

Layout the churn dash and sew unit together

Churn Dash Finished Block

I hope you all have fun, let me know if you have any problems!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Hive #4 February Blocks

I have such a hard time with wonky but they're nice and cheery so I hope they'll work! I'll get them out in the mail soon!

Hive 3 and 4 blocks

Hive 4 for Amber, me and 2 angel blocks
Went in the mail today
Hive 3

In the nic of time Bargello

Tomorrow is the last day in February, and it seems like this month really got away from me. 
Here you go Kat... Just in the nic of time :)

February pippi longstocking roundup - Hive 1

I am loving all the wonderful blocks you guys have made for me this month - thank you so much

Just to let you know that............

The blocks I have received are:-


The blocks that have been made and are in the post are:-

Jo - Twinkle Toes
Jamie Lee

Not yet completed are:-


Do please leave me a message if I have got any of these wrong (I got a bit muddled about blog names and real names!!!)

Tanya x

Hive #1

What a fun block to make!

Hope you like!

Pippi for Tanya Hive 1

Here is my Pippi block.  I had to use some Notting Hill since you live in England:)
I will mail it out to you tomorrow!

Pippi for Tanya hive #1

I followed the directions until the shoes and the block border. I added shoes which I think is ok but I did not read the directions on just keeping the border to two colors on the 2 1/2" squares. Sorry Tanya. I can take the border off and redo it correctly. Just let me know.


Feb. Hive #2

Here they are Lynn! I hope you like them!

Rose Name

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hive 3 Feb. Progress

Blocks on the design wall in no particular arrangement
Hey guys, the blocks y'all are sending me look awesome! Here's our little progress report for the month:

Blocks Received:

Posted, not received yet:

No word:
Tara (edited-- emailed to say her blocks should be done soon)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Hive 3 January

Here are all the blocks from Hive 3 January, laid out in no particular order.  (The purples aren't showing up as well in the photo as they do in real life; it looks more gray here.)  Thanks Hive 3 gals!  :) 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hive 1--Pippi Block

Here is my Pippi.  I had some marmalade from another small project and it called out to me again for this one.  My own little ginger loves the pink and flowers, so it reminded me of her :) This is the first time that I attempted any kind of improv, and I think it turned out OK.  Thanks once again for taking me outside my comfort zone.  Hope you like!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hive 1, February Block for Tanya

Hi Tanya,

I hope you don't mind that I took a little license with your Pippi Block. She'll go in the mail tomorrow. She was very easy and fun to make. I hope you like her.


Hive 2 Blocks for Lynn

Hi Lynn! Here are your two blocks. Home they are "bright" enough. I seem to have more soft colors than bright colors... The wonky star looks like a white background, but it is blue. Thanks for the great blocks! I will pop them in the mail this week.

Hive 3 Blocks for Kat

Hi Kat - here are your blocks.I made two out of the same fabric but varied the "waves". They are bigger than you wanted so you can trim away! Thanks for choosing this block. I have never made it before so it was great to learn something new! I will put these in the mail this week.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hive 1 Feb Pippi!

Here is my Pippi block! Hope you like it!

Stash Bee February 2013 Block

Will go in the mail this coming week!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hive #2 February Blocks

I made Lynn's blocks today.  I hope you like!  I will mail sometime next week...


Friday, February 15, 2013

hive 4

Since this was something new for me and I'm just getting the swing of it I'm adding one more block. My island get-away bungalow. Complete with grass roof. LOL...I think it's sinking a bit:)


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Feb. Hive 4

Here are my attempts at releasing all the rules and making wonky houses. LOL. My first try is a little rough. Try 2 & 3 did better.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Pippi Longstalking block

Even though I think this is the cutest block,it sure did give me a lot of problems!  I guess mostly since it is only one of a couple of improv blocks I have ever done.  So sorry but this Pippi is barefoot,hope that is alright.

She will be in the mail by tomorrow :0)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sunday, February 10, 2013

hive 3 bargello for Kat

My photography skills are "not so much" at present, but here are my blocks for Kat.  They look a lot better in person.  I admit that I've never been drawn to bargello quilts, but I really enjoyed making these blocks, and learning the technique.  Thanks for choosing it, Kat!  I really want to see this quilt when it all comes together.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hive #4 January blocks from Chelsa

Hive #4 January blocks
Hi !  Sorry for the delay, I hope I'm posting this right. 
Here are my bee blocks for Jan, on their way to Cecilia today!

Hope you likeee!  

February Hive #3 - Modern Bargello for Kat

Well I made all four and didn't realize until I started to post them to Flickr that I didn't follow your directions correctly Kat.  I wrote down that you wanted blocks at least 13-1/2" x 7-1/2" and realize now it was 13-1/2" by at least 7-1/2".  My blocks are all different sizes and none are exactly 13-1/2" x whatever.  I'm so sorry!  I'll be dropping them into the mail to you next week and you can decide how you'd like to trim or whatever to them.  :0/

Stash Bee Hive #3 February Modern Bargello blocks for Kat

Take care!
Nancy D. :0)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hive 2 February

Here are my blocks for February:

I chose bright colors since they're for teenagers and especially like how the star turned out.  Hope you like them!  I'll pop them in the mail this week.


To-day I made these blocks for Pauline.... the first is "SORT OF" wonky xx...

The second looks like a wonky fairy house!!...

I found I am not realy a WONKY patchworker! lol x               

They will be going in the post tomorrow x Hope she likes them x

Diane x

Hive 4 February blocks

Hi Pauline, these were really fun to make, can't wait to see the finished quilt.


Monday, February 4, 2013