Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hive 1 Block for Sue

Sue, this was such a fun block! Can't wait to see how you mix our blocks together as you make your quilt! Happy Sewing!

August block for Mary Ann & forgotten pic July for Karen

This was so fun to make.  I left my comfort zone and yet pulled only from stash; how does that happen?  Is stuck in a fabric rut a thing?  If so, thanks for pulling me out of it!

Made in August for Mary Ann

Forgot to post July block made for Karen 

For Queen Michelle of Hive 3

It's the last day of August, but still August!  I have had my blocks done for a couple weeks now, but for some reason I have a "I will wait for tomorrow " attitude when it comes to the blogging.  I don't know why. It's not like it's hard or time consuming. Nor were the blocks, easy peasy yes they were, so I made four.  I expect to mail them this afternoon, I'm sorry if you don't get them for a while, as they are coming from the other side of the planet!

August Block for Hive 6

This block was so easy to make I wish I had had time to make another one!  I was lucky to get this one in under the wire.  Today is move in day for me!  Yahoo!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August block for Mary Ann, Hive 6

Here is my garden block for Mary Ann. I had to re-do my 4 patches because I miscalculated the square size and made them too small the first time. I ended up using the method Mary Ann suggested and it worked great. It was mailed today.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blocks for Michelle - August

This block was a lot of fun to make.  I just finished a king sized log cabin quilt, so I was a little "meh" about one more log cabin, but this was a lot of fun!  I really like the outcome, and cannot wait to see what the finished quilt looks like after the blocks are finished!  These two blocks mailed out Friday 8/18.
Thanks!!  Lisa

August HST for Hive 1

This month's block made me realize how low my stash of pink fabrics is!  I have a bunch of small scraps, but only 1 large enough to make the required size squares.  I hope these work well!


Blue and Orange Bentos for Michelle

These were easy and fun! Perfect for August, when I haven't had enough time for sewing.
I mailed these last week, but they'll probably take awhile to travel down under.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with all your blocks, Michelle.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Hive 4 for Katrin...

Here's your finished block Katrin. I'm really mesmerized by your color choices. Can't wait to see how this turns out.

Hive 6 - August blocks for Mary Ann

 Mary Ann requested the garden star block for a charity project that she has undertaken. Once I got my mind around the unusual size, they went together easily.

Looking forward to seeing your finished quilts Mary Ann!
The blocks  went out in today's mail.


Hive 2 block for Monica

A fast, fun, and easy block to make.  I think I'm the only one who "scrapped up" my individual block.  I wonder how easily it will be spotted in the finished quilt.  😊  I can hardly wait to see it.


Hive 6 blocks for Mary Ann

These blocks are for Mary Ann's Friendship House project. I'm a little late into the month, but thankfully the blocks went together easily. They are packaged up and will go in the mail today. Good luck with this worthy project, Mary Ann!

August Hive 1 Block

Good morning to all from Iowa.   Just finished the August block.   Think this very scrappy quilt will be so fun.  Sue, hopefully I got the colors right for you.   Can't wait to see the end result.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hive 7 August Block for Lauren

As usual this month absolutely FLEW by! Lauren, here is your block. It's going to the post office tomorrow! 

P.S. I love paper piecing and I loved making this block for you!

August Hive 2 block for Monica!

...And last but not least!
  I think I might be the missing link this month.  Is there a prize for that?  :)  I've had the pieces cut for quite a while, and finally sat down today to get it together.  What a fun block, Monica!  I hope these colors work well with your scheme.  I'll put mine and Cyndi's blocks in the mail to you tomorrow.  Happy Sunday, everyone!


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Garden Stars for Mary Ann

Queen Mary Ann asked for a Garden Star block for the quilt she is making for Friendship House in Fayetteville.  Mary Ann is planning on making a twin-bed quilt for each bed in Friendship House--24 total!

Here are my blocks for you, Mary Ann.  I hope they work for you and I'm excited to be a part of a quilt for a great organization.

Emily, Hive 6

Hive 2 block for Monica

Here's your block Monica!  It was a brilliant idea to have several bees make the same block to get a good sized quilt.  I may have to steal it someday.  And I like the idea of the signature blocks too.  This was dropped in the mail last weekend so hopefully it should have arrived already.

Have fun with your quilt!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Crashing August Hive 8


When I trimmed
the blocks it left a small border on one side.  I have some leftover fabric so I will chop off that edge and make a larger seam allowance before mailing.  Could you send me your mailing address to Shelly Recicar

Crashing Hive 5 Block for Kristi

Kristi, I almost picked wonky stars for my block this month too.9  I love the block!  Could you send me your mailing address to Shelly Recicar
Hive 5 August blocks for Kristi.  Not the best winky on the blocks.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August block hive 7

Hive 7 block has been recieved

August Hive 7

I love this Starry Sky block that Lauren requested.  I have seen this done in many ways and it is always stunning.  Hope you like my version!  I left the paper on so you won't have wonky bias edges.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Monica's August Blocks


I finished my August blocks for Monica.  I had not seen this block before so it was the first time making them. Pretty simple to put together and I like the way it looks when you start putting the blocks next to each.  I used a novelty fabric for the red.  Hope you like them and it works with your quilt.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Hive 1 Block for Sue

Hello, it's Diana from Hive 1. Sue, our queen this month, wanted a fun block that had 2 different sized half square triangles with some white sashing. She asked that we keep the block in 2 pieces to give her more options when assembling her quilt. I think it's going to look amazing.

Hive 4 August block

I ended up making two blocks.  I hope I got the colors pretty close...thanks for the guidance using the Kona colors.

Hive 9 August Block for Shelly

Your block is a quick one to make and I'm sure your grandson will have a lot of fun with his new quilt!!  I wish I had done better with the points but I may well come back to this pattern.
Mary Ann

(angel block)

Hive 6 blocks for Mary Ann

I hope these blocks will fit into your plan.  In the mail to you on Monday morning.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hive 2 August Block for Monica

Here is my August block for Monica. I also would never have done this block myself, but it is also on my to do list now. It was so fun putting it together. Hope it plays well with the others!

Greetings from Molly kitty hanging on my youngest son Eliah's graduation quilt. He's all country boy and Molly is my Diva kitty!!   Hugs! Jacqueline

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August for Kristi Hive 5!

Hi all!

I did it!  What great motivation you all provided!  Thanks for keeping me honest!

This block came together really fast, and it was nice to pull out some purples that I have been hanging on to.

I'm excited to see the finished product, Kristi!

Hope everything is going well with you all!

Hive 7: August 2017

Have I said I love paper piecing!

It's a good thing, since Hive #7 has paper pieced a lot in 2017!

This month Lauren chose this fabulous block!

It was certainly fun to do!

Peace to all,

Laura VanVleet

Hive 7 August block for Lauren

This was such a fun block to make. I loved digging throughly scraps for just the right fabric, even a piece of original Katie Jump Rope. I hope you like this. It was a great tutorial.

This went out in today's mail.

August Hive 7 block for Lauren

This happy starry sky block is going in the mail today for Lauren.  Thanks for another opportunity to practice paper piecing.  

aka Kitch Kouture

August Block for Monica, Hive 2

I must admit this is my favourite block on Stash Bee this year, I love this block, in fact it is on my bucket list, wonderful.  Thank you so much for introducing me to it Monica.

It was a lovely block to make too, I hope you like the fabrics and it fits in well with the others.  Sorry about the pic, I had it ready to go in the mail when I realised I had forgot to take the pic.  I cropped it and your block does have points, honest.

With smiles from,
Kate x

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thanks for your patience!

I am all caught up now!

Hey All! I took a trip in July which turned out to be much longer than anticipated. I did not bring my fabrics or machine with me so I was very far behind on my July Block.
Here is the block I have created for Julie.
I used the Wonky 9 Patch Star on the Nido Quilters blog, from their Block of the Month 2014.
I hope you like it Julie.

Here is the block I made for Monica for August. I

Mailing blocks later today. I will email you the tracking numbes after I leave the post office.

Mary Ann's August Block

Queen Bee Mary Ann asked for the garden Star block.
I hope this block is what you were looking for Mary Ann.  I had a little trouble trying to figure out the best way to do this block since it was an odd size for me.  It looks like such an easy block.
It's done and in the mail.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hive 5 - August block for Kristi

What a fun block. I mailed them on Saturday, you should receive them shortly.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Hive 4 for Katrin

Here are three block sections for you, Katrin! These will be in the mail with Lori's blocks.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Alpine Block for Monica

Returned home from a business trip today and made a beeline for the sewing room to work on Monica's block. Tried out a could of different fabric combinations before settling on this one. Hope you like it.

I'll try to get it in the mail tomorrow!


Hive #8 Grey blocks for Tori

The four blocks I made for Tori. They were fun to make :-)

Friday, August 11, 2017

Hive 5 August Blocks for Kristi

I made two of these wonky blocks for Kristi. They are brighter in person.

Will be getting out in the mail soon.


Hive 3 for Michelle

Here are my log cabin blocks for Michelle to turn into bento boxes.

Does anyone else from the southern US feel like we're making quilts for the Florida Gators?  😁

In yesterday's mail.