Thursday, March 23, 2017

March block Hive 7

Emily chose these beautiful colors as a reminder of her happy place.  I think they look so nice together and I am a huge HST fan!  But man - random is so hard for me!  LOL!


Hope you like it, Em!  In the mail tomorrow!  Ish...... because maybe I don't want to go to the postoffice tomorrow.....but I will try!  :)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Em's March Hive 7 Blocks!

I LOVE your color choices! I hope this fits in well with your blocks and I can't wait to see how it comes together. I also love that you created your own swatch based on a picture you took. This quilt is you through and through. :)

Jen




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March Block Hive 3

Hive 3 Block for March

My favourite colour combination Blue and Coral! And stars !!! Woohoo what more could I have asked for....Um time.
What a month. I did one paper pieced star and One wonly star.

In the mail


March Meandering for Patty

This was the perfect block for a relaxing evening listening to music and just going with the flow.  My first block ever using just solids.  Patty, I think your quilt will be lovely with all of the unexpected lines and soft colors.  I hope this works for you.

Hive 6 Crash Blocks for Lori


Hope you can add these to your father's quilt.

-Gayle
Hive 5

Hive 7 Block for Em

Em wanted a block that reminded her of the colours of Yosemite, a place I've never seen but would love to.  Her instructions were simple and included colours that are easily found in the black hole I call my stash!


 The calendar may say it's spring but there's no sign of it here.  I'm envious of all the lovely photos you all post of flowers, green grass, and barefooted children!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Hive 2 March Block for Stephanie

Oh my giddy aunt!  I finished my block for Stephanie and mailed it a week ago, but forgot to post it or let Stephanie know it is on the way!!!


So here it is Stephanie.  The colours are a bit lighter than the pic suggests with the poor lighting on a dull and cloudy day in the UK.  I hope you like it and it fits in with the others.

Smiles from Kate

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March block for Patty

Patty hit me with a double-doozy of quilting fears: solids AND curves. I had to hit up friends for the solids since my stash contains none, and they totally came through. As for the curves part, Alison V. from our hive posted a link to this video in our Facebook group, which was a perfect reference.

Hope you like this, Patty!


Hive 1 block for Ophelie

Happy March Ophelie.  Diane G from Hive One here with your March block.  I hope the weather is better in Paris than in Wisconsin.  We have had a very grey and cloudy winter.  I really enjoyed making your block for March.  The variety of colors was festive.  The size of the pattern on my paper was a bit small probably due to the paper size conversion between Europe and US standards.  Anyway, I just cut the block 6.5" x 6.5" in the final step.  I also added an 1/8" stitch to the outside edge to stabilize all the seams for shipping and handling.

Here is the front:

And here is a photo of the back to see the seams and outside edge stitching:

Enjoy !!  dg



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Hive 4 Improv For Patty...

For the Stash Bee block for March, our Queen has asked that we do an improve block using the Liberated Quiltmaking and Minimal Quiltmaking techniques of Gwen Marston. Our Queen also chose a muted palette of solids with small bits of high contrast. This type of piecing and this palette are way outside my comfort range.

I was very nervous when I started and tried my hardest to not go with my love for symmetry. It's still kind of there if you ask me.
I was feeling pretty good about inserting those diagonal bits of color so I decided to go for it and attempt the curved piecing. That turned out to be so much easier than I anticipated so I attempted another one.
Overall I'm pleased with how the block turned out, I hope our Queen likes this. I'll be honest, I don't see myself ever making a quilt with this technique. It just isn't my style. But I am interested to see the finished quilt.