Friday, November 27, 2020

Hive 1 November Block for Rita


Not sure if these look less like trees and more like rocket ships, but there you have it.  I hope this will get to you before the new year, sorry for the delay.  I wish you all the best for this holiday season.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Hive 1 November Block for Rita

 Hive 1 November Block for Rita

Rita, this is on the way to you today!  I did not have a huge amount of green to use so I hope this will work for you!  What a fun block (after I read the instructions a few times).  Came out a bit wonky but it reminds me of the grinch tree and I love it!


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Hive 1 for Rita

I loved making these trees!  I can't wait to see the whole forest! ~Amanda

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November block Hive 1

 Wonky wow is all I can say! Spent some time with my seam ripper 😩 but I think it’s ok. I can’t wait to see your quilt. Will mail this week. Have a safe and Happy Holiday! 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Time to Sign Up for StashBee 2021

What is StashBee?

Stash Bee is an annual modern, international, online quilting bee.  It runs for 11 months (January-November) on multiple platforms including facebook, instagram and on this blog. 

StashBee is open to new and returning members. Stash Bee is international friendly. All hives can expect to have a mix of countries. In the past, the majority of participants have been American, with 1-3 hive members from other countries. Participants are responsible for the cost of mailing blocks to their Hive Mates.
Participants are divided into several hives, each containing 10-11 Hive Mates.  The total number of hives will depend on how many people sign up, so invite your friends! We need 10-11 people per hive, so there may be a wait list if there is an incomplete hive.
Each of the members acts as “Queen Bee” for one month. Before their month arrives, the Queen is responsible for testing out their choice of block and creating a tutorial post on the Stash Bee blog for their Hive Mates to follow. All of the hive members then create the requested block from their own fabric stash, and mails the block to the "Queen Bee".
As "Queen Bee" you specify the block, and the color scheme and type of fabric you would like your hive mates to use (ie. solids, prints, low volume, novelty, florals, tone on tone etc). Since this is a modern bee you  can ask for modern blocks, or a classic block but with modern fabrics. 
By signing up, everyone commits to making 10 blocks over the course of the year (January to November). In exchange, when its your turn as "Queen Bee" you will receive 10 blocks.

Reasons to Join

1) One block a month is an easy commitment!
2) Make new Quilty Friends around the world!
3) Try new blocks and new techniques!
4) Make a dent in your stash!
5) Make a quilt with a great story, and a wonderful diversity of fabric from other people's stash!
6) Have fun!

Rules & Expectations

Please review our Rules and Participant Roles & Expectations before signing up. If you have additional questions you can email me at the new StashBee email:

How to Sign Up

CLICK HERE to access the sign-up form. 

Registration will be open until November 30th, and Hives will be announced early December via email. 

Please share the link with your Quilty Friends and encourage them to sign up too!

During the sign-up process, you will be asked what platform you would like to use (facebook, instagram, or the blog). Hives will be assigned based on a combination of platform preference, skill level and design/fabric style preferences. Anyone not assigned to a hive will be placed on the waiting list in the order that they signed up.

One more thing

Follow our New StashBee Instagram profile, and tag us in your StashBee makes!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Great finish to a fun stashbee year!


These blocks were such fun to make!! Mine are on their way across the pond to you--they went in the mail on Thursday.

It was another fun stashbee year!! Thank you Amanda! And all beemates!

I wish you all a safe, healthy holiday season and New Year---let's hope this all gets better in 2021!

Keep on sewing!


Monday, November 9, 2020

Hive 1 Wonky Trees Blocks for Rita


These tree blocks were the most fun, and the most challenging, of the Stashbee blocks I've made this year.  Mine came out extra wonky, because I cut some of the segments too short and had to add an extra layer of branches to make the blocks high enough.  I know Rita's quilt is going to be gorgeous!  I"m already looking forward to Stashbee 2021!  Happy quilting Stashbee friends.


Friday, November 6, 2020

Hive 1 Wonky Trees for Rita

Improv is a struggle for me.  I hope these are wonky enough for you Rita.  I didn't trim but there is enough to square it to 12.5" x 12.5"

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Hive 1 Wonky Trees for Rita

Thanks for the wild and wonky ride, Rita!   It was great fun to choose fabrics and to make random slices.  I'm dropping two blocks in the mail today.  Can't wait to see the finished quilt.   Karen

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Hive 1 November block for Rita

 What an appropriate block for this time of year.  It was fun to make.  Mine certainly fit the description of wonky!

Kathie L in Allentown