Sunday, February 26, 2017

My blue heart block for Paula

I really didn't procrastinate as much as it seems!  
I had the hst and qst units finished over a week ago, but then had to put away all my sewing gear from our sewing/guest room to make room for visitors.  It was fun having company, but I'm glad to have my sewing room back today.  I enjoyed making this block.  One thing it showed me was the difference it makes to press the seams open instead of to one side.  The seams and block are flatter.  I did have to pin to match the seams instead of nesting as I usually do.  Thanks to Paula for sharing this great block pattern.

Hive 7. February

I sent the block to Allison just before I went on vacation. I now realize I did not take a picture of the block. I will ask if Allison can send me a picture. Block is done

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Hive 7 - Blocks for Allison

Hi Hive Buddies!
I loved the contrast in options this month chosen by Allison, so I decided to do both ;)

The pussy hat block tried to give me a headache matching seams but I got there in the end.....always good to have a challenge!

Sorry for the blown out photo, but i really enjoyed thinking about colour gradient for this block and trying to get a nice shift from dark to light.
These were posted last week Allison :)

Hive 5 Block for Kim

I'm a bit late this month as our local quilt guild's quilt show took over a lot of my time as I was the entry coordinator and it was my first year.  Kim this one is for you.  It was a lot of fun to make.  It went into the mail on the 22nd and should arrive today.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Okay, so since I'm the March queen bee, I was supposed to have my block already done and posted by now. I was delayed by some computer issues. I had intended to make the pink pussy cat hat block, but I couldn't get my computer to connect to the internet. Try as I might, it kept timing out on me. Sometimes, it would connect briefly, but not long enough to download the paper piecing pattern for the block. Finally, I discovered the problem. The cord that connects the Internet to our computer was very loose and pulling out of the connection. 

I have a pretty good idea of how that happened.

This guy looks pretty cute, but really he's a tiny terrorist in an adorable package. Right now, he's in what I like to call the "getting into shit" phase of his life. The computer cords are one of his favorite targets!

Since I couldn't get my computer to work, I started on Ali's "option 2" block.

When I finally discovered the root of my computer issues, I also completed this pussy cat hat block for her. It's just shy of 8.5 inches wide, but you should be able to work with it, Allison!

Heart Block for Paula

Hi!!  Paula, this block was so much fun to make - thanks for a great month!  This one is going in the mail today.  I've had it done for a couple of weeks now, and do apologize for the late shipping on it!  Have a great weekend!


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hive 2 February block for Cheryl

It's getting late !  O no!  O no!  Where's the block from Kathy????

This has been a busy, crazy month.  I actually made up three of these fun granny square blocks a while back, and popped two of them in the mail last weekend, but I'm only now posting.

Hive 5 for Kim

I am in love with this block and your color choices!!! Can't wait to see it all together!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hive 9 block for Colette

I finished Colette's block tonight.  I learned that I have little red print fabric but scavenged up enough to make the block.  You would think we would all have oodles of red.  I guess I have used too much and nearly ran out.  Now, I have good reason to buy more!
Shelly R.

Hive 3 Heart for Paula

This was such a fun heart to make, thank you, Paula! I finally got it off in the mail this week, so it is winging it's way to you now!

I look forward to seeing the quilts you make with all the happy hearts!