Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Queen Bee Pam,

I hope you didn't sustain too much damage during the rath of Irma.

I hope you like my version of your block.  I'm going to use your design to make my grandson's quilt but it'll be in red, black and a touch of white/gray, his choice.

Be safe!

Hive 7 September 2017

I am so excited to see what you do with this. I had a very difficult time finding black in my stash.

Enjoy.  Lauren

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hive 4 for September...

I made 2 improve blocks for Amanda for the month of September. Improv is hard for me. I like structure. :) I probably overthunk (it's a word) these blocks.

Crashing Hive 8--Strippy Blocks for Michelle

I like making string blocks, and Michelle's variation was fun to do.  This will be a super scrappy quilt, and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project.

Spring Tulips for Debbie

I made this block for Debbie and she has already received it.  Even better, she likes it! :)
I really struggled to find tone-on-tone fabrics in my stash, which was surprising to me.  And, I was in such a hurry to make and mail this block because I was leaving on loooong trip, not to be home in time to wait until the end of the month. No time to shop. In the photo, the background pale blue reads as white - it is not.
For the colors, I had to go deep into my stash and that's when I learned I don't often buy tone-on-tone fabrics with any color to them. Tan, beige, almond, white-plenty! But, when I wondered about this hole in my stash I realized I am drawn to prints. Surprise? Many thanks to Debbie, because now I have a real plan when fabric shopping. Still buy that wonderful fat quarter print and a tone-on-tone in a complementary color.

Debbie, I hope your project is beautifully successful!

Blocks for Cathleen - Hive 7

These film strips were fun to make. Looking forward to the finished quilt.

Block for Debby (Hive 6)

Debbie's Block sure was a challenge for me! But, I got it done and it will be on it's way to her later today...

Debbie's Block war sicher eine Herausforderung für mich! Aber jetzt is wer fertig und geht heute noch auf die Post ...

And here is my block:

Und hier ist er:


September block for Alicia

Alicia designed this tile pattern block herself! It was a great tutorial and should make an excellent quilt!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Improvisational Puzzles for Amanda

My Turtle Block for Katrin--Finally!

   I am very intimidated with paper piecing but the linked tutorial was terrific.  I can't say I didn't rip out a few seams because I did, but, unfortunately, I started to get my groove when my afternoon was up.  I am pleased with my finish, despite being a smidge off with the yellow seam.  Very happy to contribute to what most certainly will be a stunningly beautiful quilt and a custom design to boot!  Hope your holiday was enjoyable.