Friday, September 30, 2016

Hive 1 Block for Laura

Sometimes I feel like the scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz.... "If I only had a brain"

Here's my block for Laura...I went "pinkish" this month.  This is sure to be a very colorful and playful quilt when its done.  Of course I finished the block weeks ago and posted it on Instagram...but forgot to post it here.... My bad!

I sent it out last week, so hopefully Laura has already added it to her collection.....

Brrrr... Its starting to get chilly here in Maine.

Hive 1 block

Here is my aqua block for Laura!

Hive 4 block for Gayle

This was a fun and forgiving block to make and I really, really the colour scheme Gayle has chosen for the x+ block!  Thanks for a brilliant block!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Blocks for Anja & Allison

Hello there!

I couldn't resist making a block for Allison in Hive 9. She is our fearless leader after all! (Allison is the president of our local modern quilt guild chapter- South Florida MQG.)

And a fun modern HST block for Anja.

Hive 9 September Block for Allison

September Block for Allison

This block was so much fun, and so, so easy to make. The hardest part was limiting the fabrics to only three in one block. I apologize for the pictures glare and cloudiness, I promise these look better in person than the pics show. I think I need to get a new phone case, or take it off and clean the lens.


My parents are moving to Florida at the end of this month, and I have been looking for a quilt pattern to make one for them to take home when they come back to visit at Christmas. I am thinking this may be a great option.

Hope you enjoy Allison.


Hive 9 September block for Allison

I have had a crazy busy September, but it was sooo relaxing to stop all the crazy and work on this block. It is defanetly a stress reliever.
I picked pink because I really love anything pink, although I never wear pink and don't really see pink anywhere in my house, I have a good bit of pink fabric, so I loved getting my pink on for this block.


Hive 9 - September block for Allison

Hello. I finally got around to making this cute block. I like to wait towards the end of the month and see what others have done, then look for colors that might have been missed. With this block I didn't really see much with green so I figured I'd make sure she had green covered.

The photo doesn't do the greens justice as they aren't quite as neon as they look on my screen. I like how it turned out though. I just need to press it and get it in the mail tomorrow. Can't wait to see it all finished.  ~Kelly

Hive 6, September Block for Judy

Well, leaving it a little close to the end of the month here, two days or so to go. It was a pleasure to make these blocks for Judy. Judy chose a simple checkerboard design. For me I was glad to see this, it has been bit of a mad month here.

The blocks sewed up in no time, but I did find I have a dearth of large print fabrics. Is that a shopping opportunity? Well, maybe for the future, but for today I had to make do.

As it turned out I made 4 blocks for Judy. With hindsight, I should have mixed them up a little more. Great thing hindsight.

Judy, it has been a pleasure to make these, and I look forward to seeing your finished quilt.

Helen x

Hive 6 - September Block

Hi Rebecca here from @OneWeeBird

Loving the secondary pattern in this months block!

This is Judy's block for September....yes I know the butterfly is upside down but I'm hoping Judy will make it right side up in her finished quilt LOL

These four units were posted last week and I was grateful for a straight forward block amidst a mental busy month!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hive 8 September Block

   I think I had a little more going on this month than I could easily manage but I have got the block done just in the nick of time.

     I think I've done paper piecing about 3 times before this.  The first section went together very very slowly but then the three other sections were a breeze and I enjoyed seeing the pattern emerge.  It's still oversized but I think I'll leave it to you to trim up.  I'm curious to see how this one comes together in a quilt as you gave us lot's of options for this one!