Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hive 6 May Blocks

I really need to color coordinate my fabric!!  These will be in the mail tomorrow.  I hope these fit into quilt you have planned.  Every month I say I'm not going to procrastinate, and it still happens.

May Block for Susan Hive 3

This was a fun little block to make and I finished it about a week or so ago but I've been really busy, so here I am posting today.  This will be a lively quilt Susan and I hope my block fits in well with the others.

     Susan also asked us to share a photo of our sewing space from the door.  Here's mine.   Susan's request spurred me to tidy up my sewing room.  It really needed a tidy up so I am happy she asked for the photo, although the room is starting to move back towards messiness now.

       I took the photo in the evening so the blind is drawn but you can see that the table is set up to get light at the sewing machine.  The quilts on the shelf are donation quilts for my guild, temporarily at my place and the baskets under the table are also filled with materials for our outreach committee, although some of my stash bee blocks from last year are in the left hand corner of the photo.

     I'll get the quilt block in the mail next week Susan!

My first crash

Since I had the privilege of being Queen for Hive 3 this month, I had thought I would get experience by making other hive blocks.  So I did connecting corners for Kate in Hive 2 because I had not done that block before.  I may try it again 

I made cats for Jan in Hive 9.  This block was on a" blocket"  list (my new phrase rather than a bucket list).  I have cat lovers in my family and friends so this is a real possibility for me.  I had seen it on Missouri Star and was eager to make this.    

I made flying geese for Beth in Hive 5 because I need more experience with them.  Why do perfectly pressed blocks look totally unpressed in a picture???????

I made nine-patches for Kimberly in Hive 6 because she will need a lot of these for her projects and I had squares  already cut just the right size.  

My first thought that I would make all the blocks for other hives, I don't think that will happen this month, there was a time issue, Sorry to the other Queens, Maybe another year.  I'm loving stash bee.

Hive 3 May block for Susan

I posted this on Instagram early in the month and almost forgot to post here.  Oops!

Here is my block for Susan, such a quick, fun and colorful block.  I hope you like it.  :)

And here is a picture of my work space.  I have a corner of out bonus room.  The door you see next to my machine is our walk in attic, which actually is nice for extra storage.

It looks messy, but is is organized chaos I promise.  ;)

Susan,  I made this playful and colorful.  I'll make a second that's a bit more mainstream and get them in the mail by tomorrow.

I also took pictures of my studio, a work in progress, it's a mess right now but will eventually be well organized and laid out.  We live in a 115 year old building and my studio was literally carved out of the second floor attic.

Hive 6 Block for Kimberly

Kimberly, thank you for a quick and easy block. I'll remember this one for times I need a quick child's quilt, or just feel like sewing something easy (all the time!).  I put these in the mail this morning. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Bee Hive 2

Happy Birthday your block is being mailed today!

May Hive 2 Converging Corners

Hi All
I usually love all types of improvisational type blocks that give some freedom to create but for some reason I struggled with this block and getting the strips to work out to the right size.  I sent two blocks as one has a little smudge that should be ok, but thought I'd make another one in case it didn't work out.  They also seem to be a little too full in the middle and not lay flat.  It's a really cool block and the secondary design is super cool.  Can't wait to see them all together.  Hope you like these and they will work with all the others.


Hive 6 Blocks for Kimberly

I love how easy this block was to make!  If it wasn't for the fact that my daughter is graduating and my life is chaotic right now, I would have made a couple more.  This is how many I could squeeze in.  Hope you like them, Kimberly!

Hive 2, May Block for Kate

I'm not sure why this block took me so long to make when I've made it before.  I left it big so you could trim down yourself.  Hope you like it Kate.