Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hive #2 March Block

Thanks for the chance to use some of my polka dots! I love how big this block is. I look forward to seeing it all come together!

April Block for Hive 3

I followed this TUTORIAL from Amy at Badskirt. I was going to run through the tutorial with you but honestly Amy's instructions are super clear, so why reinvent the wheel? The tutorial makes an 8” block. If you would like to make two, that would be great! They go together really easy.
In terms of color, I was going for scrappy and liked the color scheme I came up with by accident so if you could include in your blocks:
The only thing I would not like included is batiks.
Thank you all! Cannot wait to see your blocks.

Hive 2 - April Block Instructions - Part 1

Hello, Hive 2 quilters!  I dropped the ball and forgot that April was my month to be Queen Bee.  I thought I'd go ahead and post the link to the block I chose, even though I haven't made the block myself yet.  As soon as I make up the block, I will post Part 2 to discuss any potential issues. 

The block is called Road to Oklahoma, and the tutorial can be found here.  The block is 12.5" unfinished.  If you could use Kona white for the solid squares, that would be awesome.  The print squares can be either a single color or scrappy -- you choose!  Sorry this is so brief, I'm still trying to recover from Spring Break with the kiddos!

Linh @

Hive 2 - March Block for Jan

Phew, with Spring Break winding down, I was able to finish up Jan's block just now. I had wanted to use squares from one color family, but alas I didn't have 24 squares of any one color. Thus I went the opposite direction and made the block completely scrappy. Hope you like it, Jan!

Linh @

Stash Bee - March 2013

Hive 2 for Feb & March

This is the first time I was this late... Sorry guys, I was in the middle of moving again... Last apartment I was in was not a good fit so we had to moved again...

So here I am now all caught up...

 I love doing March block for Jan. I am all about Colors.. Love the rainbow challenge.   Jan I am a Roberts too!

Here are my blocks for Lynn, I am so sorry I finish the log block back in Feb and need to move so I had to put everything on hold.  Sorry for being so late!  I will put them in the mail tomorrow 

Holy Schnikey - I'm All Caught Up! (Hive #4)

During the Easter season when Christians around the world are celebrating the miracle of Jesus's resurrection, I am adding an additional celebration of my own miracle (though it's not anywhere close to the miracle of resurrection).  I think I can actually say...I'm caught up on my Hive blocks following massive backlog thanks to moving.

I had a lot of fun with the March block, even if the seams aren't all perfect.  Kelsey, I did not trim the final block size down, mainly because I didn't have a cutting mat/area large enough to do it safely.  I figured you would prefer to have a slightly larger block you can trim down to the proper size than to get one that is all jacked up.

Pauline, your wonky house block, is, well, wonky.  I hope that it isn't too small, but it is a house ;)

And applique...phew, the applique owl block is done.  I went ahead and included it in the collage here so that the final applique can be seen (that was NOT easy for me in the least, but the design was fun to come up with the get attached prior to the applique). 

So, bring it April.  I've got some red fabric waiting already cut and green ready to join in at any time.  After I celebrate the holiday with my family!

These three blocks will hit the mail sometime next week!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Hive #4 February Block for Pauline

Here are my blocks for February!  Thank you for giving me an extension.  I am finally settled in my new home and am happy to get back to sewing.

These are going in the mail and you should receive them soon.

Thanks again!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

March Hive 2 Block for Jan

Here is Jan's March block I mailed last week.  These fabrics are from the Connecting Threads Rhapsody in Red collection.  Love them! 

Bri March Stash Bee Block for Jan

Hive #4 April Block

Hello, my name is Carol and FunThreads is my blog. I lived on the east coast for 49 years and was transplanted to Texas last spring. What an adventure it’s been.

About 26 years ago I grabbed a pattern and decided to teach myself how to sew. The first thing I made was a summer top that didn’t fit when it was finished but I learned a lot of lessons doing it. Now my job is teaching learn to sew classes at a local quilt shop. Who knew!

The hardest thing I ever decided to quilt was a hand appliquéd pattern called The Early Bird. I was in WAY over my head back then. It took me 20 years to finally sit down and get it finished.

My favorite dessert is Girl Scout thin mints. But anything containing chocolate will work for me.

My two most important life philosophies are don’t give up and say you can’t until you’ve at least tried once and enjoy each and every day.

Hive #4 April Block

Don’t worry you’re not seeing double! After testing several different ideas I decided I can’t live without a quilt made from last month’s blocks:) Sorry to hijack your block Kelsey!

This will be a Christmas quilt so please use reds, greens, and Bella white. I have plenty of Bella white ready for anyone that needs it so just let me know.

I would like one 19.5” block using the following changes:
(4) 6” squares Bella white cut diagonally into 2 triangles
(4) 2.75” x 7.25” Bella white
(2) 6” squares red cut diagonally into 2 triangles
(4) 2.75” x 7.25” red
(2) 6” squares green cut diagonally into 2 triangles
(4) 2.75” x 7.25” green

This is the original Cracker Scraps tutorial HERE.

This was Kelsey’s post from last month HERE.


Scrappy Trip for Jackie

Here you go Jackie!  These blocks were a lot of fun!  They will go into the mail today!

Hive #2 March

Done and posted ....

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hive 1 - Churn Dash

So, this is a terrible picture!

Bee blockin. #stashbee

I made these up a while ago but just got them in the mail. This is an awesome block! I've loved Laulie's quilt for a while now and I'm so glad to see one of our own making it!! Show lots of pics, Miss Em!


Feb. and March Hive 1

They are in the mail..... FINALLY

Here is Feb. block for Tanya

And here is Emily's blocks for this month.
I put them in the mail yesterday and do not how long it takes to get overseas.
I hope you like them and your quilts turn out cute.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

February & March Blocks (Hive 2)

Here are my blocks for Lynn, finally finished and heading to the post office tomorrow. Sorry they are so late, I hope you can still use them!

And my March block is finished! It will head to the post office tomorrow too. Getting back into the swing of things finally, hope this will be a trend of being on time!

P.S. I know it is only the end of March, but if the June/July ladies happen to know what they will be choosing, I will be moving cross-country and would love to get a start instead of asking for angel blocks!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

March Hive 4 block for Kelsey

Wow!  I've never made a block this big before - nearly 20"!  Looking forward to seeing a finished quilt from these.

Hive #4: Red and Blue

I really enjoyed putting this block together - I look forward to seeing the final quilt!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hive #2 Block for Jan

I finished this a wile ago and sent it off on Monday. I am sure you might have gotten it by now. I keep forgetting to post about the blocks until the very end of the month! I hope you like it :)
Rose Name

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Here are my blocks for Jackie... think she already has them....only got my lap-top back today to allow me to post pictures xx

This is my block for Kelsey... she very kindly sent some white fabric... will be in the post tomorrow

Diane x

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hive 3 for Jackie

Hi Jackie
Here are your blocks for the month. Hope the colors are ok... I had fun making this block. I have made a few trips around the world back in the day, but have not succumbed to the recent scrappy trend. Now I think I might need to just give it up and make one :)
I will post these this week.

Hive 2 for Jan

Hi Jan - Here is you March block. Hope the colors are ok...Turns out my brights are few and far between in the stash... Will get this in the mail to you this week.

Hive 4 March

This was really fun to put together. It will be in the post to you today. Carolinex

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hive 3 and 4 March

Here are the blocks sent for me for 3 and 4 and Amber for 4 I had my husband mail them he didn't go to the post office so if there isn't enough postage they may be returned to me or you may need to pay the postage it wont be much I'm really sorry I guess no more sending him to mail my packages sorry.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

March blocks for Kelsey

Hello Hive #4!

These are my blocks for Kelsey! I made two because they were so easy to put together!

Hope to get these in the mail on Monday!

Stash Bee Hive #4 March

Hi Kelsey, 
This was a quick block to put together! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.  I hope you like it, my stash is a little low on the red and blue fabric.

March blocks for Emily

I actually sent these off a couple of days ago.  They've been done longer, but I'm a little slow on the uptake this week.  Hope you like them ... I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

Hive 4 - Owl Block

If I don't watch myself, I might get caught up with all my blocks and have one done in the month it is due.

I just finished up my first ever applique attempt with mixed success for the December Owl block.  I like the pattern/design I went with, though the applique process gave me headaches thanks to my machine refusing to cooperate and not having stitches as small as I wanted.  I have, now, at least used stabilizer and fusible webbing for the first time so those won't be complete mysteries in the future!

I couldn't get the stitches small enough to do the small details (like the heart, eyes, and pupils), so I hope you don't mind just the branch, bodies and wings being appliqued.  The rest should stick pretty well though.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hive #4 March block

One block is an angel block for our missing person.

This was a fun block and went together really fast. Hope you like the colors I picked. I think the quilt will be fantastic!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Churn Dash blocks for Emily

Here are your 2 blocks, Emily.
They were fun and simple to make!

They are much brighter and far nicer in person!
I am mailing them out tomorrow-March 14th.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hive 1, for Emily

Hi Emily,

These were fun to make. Unfortunately, they are victims of poor photography. I have no idea where my camera is, so I used my phone.  Ugh!  I hope you enjoy them more in person.


Monday, March 11, 2013