Thursday, November 30, 2017

Block for Diane

Enjoy this block in your quilt, Diane!!! The purple is a Marcia Derse fabric as you requested.  It’s been my pleasure to sew with you all and get to know you this year! Hope we continue on in 2018! My very best wishes to all for wonderful holidays!

Blocks for Kathy

So sorry to be so late, Kathy! I do hope you like this block! Happy Holidays to you & your family!
All the best,

November block for Laura

This is the block for Laura our November queen.  I bet the quilt she makes will look great.  It's in the mail Laura.

The Finish line for Hive 5!

We made it (with an hour and a half to spare).  So sorry this is late - November flew by.

The block was easy to put together and the colors will pop so well!  I look forward to seeing it.

Hive 5, you have been wonderful!  Thank you so much!

November Block for Heather

Well what a way to end Stashbee 2017. It was a challenge for me since I had only done the paper piecing bird earlier this year with Cheryl's help. I came home Monday night after work and was determined to get this done on my own. Made 3 that night except #3 had to be redone because one piece of the material was too short and I hadn't noticed it. So yesterday I finished the last 2 and discovered that I had 2 blocks going clockwise and 2 going counter-clockwise and not enough grey background for 2 more. So I preserved and finished 2 more blocks using a different grey. I like the block the troubles I had were just mine, I hope you can use the block and I will be getting mine and Cheryl's block in the mail probably tomorrow. Until next year.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hive 1: November 2017 Block for Diana

I really like the bold design lines of this block which went well with the bold colors.  I sent this off in the mail this morning.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November - Hive 5

I don't know what happened this month. I usually complete my blocks early in the month, but this time I have let it slip by. This is a great block. I chose this block last year for my choice for Hive 4, and have my top completed but not quilted. So hope I can share it soon. Will get these in the mail tomorrow for Kristen.

Had a good time making blocks through the year and have signed up again for next year, too. Hope to swap with some of you from the group again!


hive 7 blocks for Frieda

Just in time . . . here are your bright plus blocks, Frieda.  Or in this case, because they are on point, your x blocks. They were fun to make once I decided on the brights and low volumes.  Hope that you enjoy them.  They were mailed today.  

Wishing everyone a lovely December and holiday season.  

Cathleen aka Kitch Kouture

November Hive 5

Where does the time go?  I finished this block the first week of November and it's the end of the month.  Posting is not my strong suit.  I wish I had more of the requested colors.

It's on its way!


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hive 2 November Geese for Heather

Just under the wire, here's my final block of the year for Heather! It will go in the mail along with Cyndi's this week. ;)

I love paper pieced blocks!  This was a fantastic choice for our finale, Heather!  I hope it works well with the others.  Keeping this idea in my "one of these days" file.

Happy quilting!

Pink Geese for Laura

The last block of my first year with Stash Bee is for Laura.  I worried I did not have enough light grey fabric but then remembered the blocks we made in April for Irene.  I mailed this on the eve of the American Thanksgiving-and was feeling grateful for a year of fun blocks.
Laura, I hope you soon have a beautiful quilt!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

November Block for Hive 3

     I almost didn't sign up for Stash Bee this year.  I really enjoyed it last year but I knew my time would be tight.  I work almost full time and this year I am chairing the outreach committee for my local quilt guild, which is a huge undertaking so I knew I would be busy.  What I didn't realize was how busy I would be.  Between my daughter in law having immune issues and my 88 year old aunt entering crisis years . I've been stretched to the limit.  So I apologize to anyone who got their block late from me....although I know you are all understanding women.

     Today I will be travelling into Toronto to visit my aunt in the hospital but as my bus doesn't leave until 12:20 I decided to make the little  tree blocks that Judy asked for. 

     I don't have a lot of true greens in my stash as I gravitate towards yellow greens myself, but I did have this Shwe Shwe fabric so that is what I went with.  I've made several of these blocks before but always improvisationally so it was interesting to  follow a precise pattern.

    I'm also sharing a photo of the October block for Lisa.  I finished this block ages ago but never posted about it.

     I love this block.  I really  really love the combination of red white and blue.  It's too bad I'm not American.  Just think of all the patriotic quilts I could make.

All these blocks should be in the mail tomorrow I promise I'm going to put them in their envelopes as soon as I get off the computer.

Lisa from Canada

November Hive 5 Blocks

For Kristen

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Last block of 2017

Another year has passed, stash bee friends, this one even more quickly than the years prior. Or is that just me as a mom to a young girl??  I was able to make this block set very quickly yesterday morning, whil waiting to go outlet shopping with friends.  (Meaning I drove 2 hours to shop at the Gap lol). I think I will make these trees in the future,  but I say that a lot. Happy thanksgiving and other holidays, friends. See you in 2018 on one platform or another!

-Lee (@zanytaylor)

November block for Laura

Finally got around to making my block for Laura. It will be in the mail tomorrow.

Hive 1 November Block

Keep forgetting to post the block I made for Diana G.   I really loved making it and it is on my to do list.  

Diana.... Hoping this will work in your quilt.   Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Sewing.  By the way it has been mailed.

Monday, November 20, 2017

This is the block for Laura.  I made it the first week of November and then, I forgot to write about it. It is going in the mail tomorrow!

Dieser Block ist für Laura.  Ich haben ihn schon for ein paar Wochen genäht, habe aber dann vergessen den Post zu schreiben.  Ich bringe ihn morgen auf die Post!

Even though pink is really not my color, I really like this block.  I like everything about it: the combination of color, the construction, everything....

Rosa ist wirklich nicht eine meiner Lieblingsfarben, aber mir gefällt dieser Block schon sehr - die Farbkombinationen, die Konstruktion, etc ...

I hope Laura likes my block.

Ich hoffe der Block gefällt Laura...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

November Stash Bee Block for Hive 6

Hi Laura!

Here is the block I made for you.  I hope the grays I used will fit in with the rest. Some of them are a little darker than what your sample showed.   

I saved the triangle scraps just in case you want them and will send them along with the block.   Can't wait to see them all together!

Hive 3 Trees for Judy

And that's a wrap! What a fun, fun year this has been participating in Stash Bee! Judy's simple forest blocks are already on their way...I look forward to seeing the finished top, it'll be great!

Thank you, hive-mates! It has been a great time hanging out with you and stitching up your bee-autiful blocks!


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hive 5 - November

Kristen has already received these, I’m just very forgetful about posting.  I’ve admired this block every time I’ve seen it. Definitely going on my list for 2018.

Flying Geese for Heather

I love paper piecing.  I hope this works well for your quilt.  It has been a fun year.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Scrap Bag Geese for Laura

Queen Laura asked for Scrap Bag Geese in any and all shades of pink.  Flying geese are not usually my favorite but I find I don't mind them much this way.  I enjoyed these and think that all the pink geese will look amazing together.  Can't wait to see them all fly!

Emily, Hive 6

Circles of Geese for Heather

Heather sent Hive 2 out with a bang with her selection of the Circle of Geese block! Paper piecing isn't usually my thing, but I enjoyed putting these blocks together. It was fun to raid my stash for 12 prints of the same color.

I dropped this in the mail today. It's been a wonderful year and I can't wait to see everyone's finished quilts.


Hive 7, November

I have had a wonderful time with Hive 7 this year. These blocks are lots of fun.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Judy's Trees

Thanks Judy!  Your tree blocks are easy, fun, and CUTE!  Just the kind of sewing I was looking for during a busy time of year.  I hope your forest quilt comes together the way you want it.  I'm loving seeing people's finished Stash Bee quilts already, although mine is still a UFO.

Hive 2 - November Flying Geese for Heather

I just learned how to do paperless paper piecing without sewing through the paper so that you can reuse your pattern and there is no tearing pieces of paper out of the seam. You can find a tutorial for this method at paperless paper piecing This was the perfect pattern to use this method. Heather gave us several color choices. So I picked yellow. This will be going out in the mail this weekend.  Can't wait to see a completed quilt.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Hive 7

Frieda wants to make a scrappy cross quilt.  I have a gigantic pile of scraps - seriously -  and I loved making this block so I kept going.  4 was as easy as 1!  Hope you like them!

I hope you are at the meeting on Saturday - I will bring them!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Hive 1 November Block for Diane

Diane chose a great block for our hive to end the year.  Her quilt will be wonderfully colorful, and I can't wait to see all her blocks together.

Thanks to everyone in Hive 1 for such a fun year, and especially to Diana for keeping us all organized!  I've loved participating in Stash Bee, and getting to know all of you a bit in the process.

Diane--your block will be in the mail tomorrow!

-Alicia (@qvilt)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Hive 1 Block for Diane

This block was a delight to make Diane! I can't wait to see how the quilt turns out, I think it should be stunning!


Hive 5 November Block

This block was fun to make.  It has been a fun year.  Have a happy holidays. 

Have a Good day.

Hive 5 October Block

I am so sorry that I am late, my life exploded and with it my will to sew but I am back on track and I finished my October Block blocks and will get them in the mail tomorrow. 
Have a good day. Kristi

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hive 1 November Block for Diane

I'm so glad Diane took a picture of the blocks I sent and posted below because I deleted my pictures after mailing! Oops! I took a screenshot of my instagram pics but the pics Diane took look better.  This one was super fun, I could see it being a great block to do a super modern black and white  or something like that.....Thanks so much for this one, Diane! - Greta b

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Hive One Nov block received

I received these two blocks from Greta.  What fun to open my first package as a November Queen Bee.  Thank you so much for the double.  I love the colors.  Glad you liked making this block.
Diane G.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hive 6 Scrap bin geese

Found my grays and discovered I had more pinks than I thought.
Here is the finished block.
Can't wait to see what it will become in your quilt, Laura!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Hive 5

Kristin chose the same block I did, so I've made lots of these, they are one of my favs. I love her color choices. These will go out in the mail on Saturday.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hive 7 November block

As we wind down the blocks for 2017 it was nice to end on an easy block that has a great impact.
I'll be sitting next year out but this has always been a great bee to be part of for the last 3 years. 

Hive 7: November 2017

I am seriously sad that STASH BEE 2017 is 
drawing to a close.

It has been a year of FABULOUS quilt blocks!

For our last month, Frieda chose this simple plus block for Hive #7.

It was super I made two.

I've seen stunning quilts made from this pattern and I'm looking forward to seeing what Frieda will do with all the beautiful blocks she will be receiving.  

I will be back in 2018 and looking forward
to another fabulous Stash Bee year!

Peace to all,


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Hive 2 November Geese for Heather

I enjoy paper piecing.  I love flying geese.  And so Heather's block really speaks to me. Thanks for a great block for this year's wrap-up.

 Tah-Dah!  A round of golden geese! 


Hive 2 November Block

The requested block this month is beautiful, Circle of Geese, an intricate paper pieced block.  However, as I have little or no experience of paper piecing I followed the given link to an alternative block.

Now this block I love, Zig Zag Path, which is already on the way.   It's a perfect bee block in my opinion and from the given illustration a finished quilt made from this block would appear to have a quilting illusion too.  If you haven't seen it before I would definitely check it out.  

With smiles from 
Kate x

Hive 8 block for Carolyn

My contribution for the quilt for Carolyn :-)

Hive 2 - October Block for Kathy

Kathy wanted us to make the block we choose for our month in her colors.  So I made the Alpine Block from Blossom Heart Quilts in purple.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Judy,  I made your lovely trees this morning before starting a 3.5 hour phone marathon of calls.  I would have rather been making a whole quilt of trees instead.  I certainly hope my fabric choices work for you, if not, let me know and I'll make a couple more.  Paula

Hive 6 Geese for Laura

Laura,  Great way to end the year. These geese will be flying out to you this week.  I've had a wonderful year trying some new blocks and sharing them with you all.  Maybe I will be sewing for you next year. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Hive 2 November block for Heather

Heather requested this block with one color way for the flying geese in a dozen different fabrics. I was going to make an orange or green one, but I had put some of my scrap bags in a new place, and I can't remember where so I found the aqua/teal scrap bag and off I went! I can't believe we are at the end of another year of Stash Bee, I continue to love participating and look forward to another year of fun to come! Wishing you all a wonderful Holiday Season surrounded by those you love!