Saturday, September 24, 2016

Hive 8 September Block

I have had this block made for some time and really tried to NOT sew it in a circle, but all those years of teaching geometry students about how wonderful the circle is, I caved.  I did leave the paper on if you want to rip it apart and make the geese trail more behaved.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hive 8 block, September

Paper piecing, I was hoping to not have to do it for this bee.  Luckily I learned how to paper piece just last month, so better now than before August, but still, I put off making my block for a while hoping Jennifer would suddenly change her mind and ask us all to do a nine patch or something.  Yeah, no dice.   As a super newbie I cut my pieces HUMONGOUS because I had some problems with not hitting the seam allowance.  I uh, used a half yard of my background fabric in the end.  I also had to completely redo one quadrant because I noticed (too late) that I had used my seam ripper so much on one line that I created a hole in one of my geese. Oops.  But, I got some much needed practice and it is a really cool block, much cooler than a nine patch.  I will probably mail it this weekend.  
My geese flow from light aqua to navy blue.  The background is light great, although it looks brown in the photo.  I hope you like them, Jennifer!

Hive 9 - September Block

Here is my block for September!  Allison asked for this fun candy block!  My stash seemed heavy in pinks so I decided to make pink candies.

The block came together really quickly and I hope Allison likes it.  These will make such a fun quilt!

Hive #1 September block for Laura

What an adventure to make this block; 

My sewing machine broke down and I went over to my mother's to make the block. 
Only to discover she doesn't have a 1/4" foot!
I eyeballed the seams and they turned out just fine....pfiew!!!!

I'm very curious to see the end result of all the blocks together :-)

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hive 7 - September

Loved this block!  Will send my extra tangerine square along with the block 

Hive 2, block for....

As promised in green it is.
So easy to make, you only need 8 pieces.
Have a nice day

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sept block for Gayle in Hive 4

Hello everyone!

I got this block done very early this month, and then proceeded to let it sit on my sewing table until yesterday.  Ahh life, so busy!

I love these colors and the pattern was easy start to finish.  Wonderful pick, Gayle!

I'm so happy to be a part of this Bee!  Wishing everyone a wonderful last day of summer!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

September Hive 9

This was a fun block!  Super fast, too.  I love the impact it makes.  Careful nesting makes for perfect points.  That, in turn, makes my OCD happy!  I went with yellow since nobody had used that yet and you HAVE to have yellow!  Hope you like it!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hive 3 From the Library of...

Emily chose a wonderful block for our hive this month! It took longer to select fabrics than it did to make the block. Although looking back, maybe I should be concerned that I could shop my stash for this and end up with so many reptiles? And I don't really like reptiles. Any. At all. I squirt the lizards on our patio with a long range squirt gun to discourage them. We have basilisks that can WALK across the pool. I find that just plain offensive.

I also crashed Hive 9 for Alison's candy blocks. This is also a quick and easy block and I'm anxious to see how it all looks when it's pieced together.

Emily, your block will be in the mail on Monday. PLEASE - add titles or anything else you like.I wimped out even trying!
Hive 3