Monday, March 27, 2017

Hive 7,March

Em,  I loved the colors from your photo.  Great block to make. I have very hard time posting photos to this site. I have mailed your block.  Posted photo on instagram.

Hive 3 Star Block for Lee

I am a bit embarrassed with how long it took me to get it together this month...but here is my star block for Lee!

Choosing was fun...I went to my book "50 Fabulous Paper-pieced Stars" by Carol Doak and found the Minnesota Star. I ordered my fabrics (that's the point of the stash bee, right, to build up your stash? LOL) and made my copies...then let life get in the way until yesterday.

But now, it's done, and fabulous! I took you at your word that a dab of violet would be okay... It's a 16" block by the way...I just thought that size sounded nice.

I definitely look forward to seeing these quilt blocks up on the wall. Mine will be in the mail to you on Tuesday!


Hive 2 - March Block for Stephanie

Courthouse Stairs all finished for Stephanie.

Hive 8 March Blocks for Sylvia

Hive 8 March Blocks for Sylvia


Sylvia these are on their way to you today! One of those top blocks turned into your signature block. Simple is always difficult for me, so these are my second attempt. The first set will go into a sampler quilt I'm making with duplicates of everyone's blocks.   I can't wait to see your finished product 😍


Hive 1, March block for Ophélie


Here is my block. Still can't believe, but I made the first one too small :( I've measured the template, and as I discovered after finishing - I did it wrong (now I know what "measure twice, cut once" REALLY means ;)
This is going to be marvellous quilt! Colours are divine - hope you will like my version :)

(March queen Hive5)

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Lori's March Blocks

Toot!  Toot!  or is it  Chugga, chugga?

How silly is that?

I enjoyed making these for your father.  Maybe these  train blocks will strike a long-term familiar note for him.  My husband said they are realistic and he named the companies and lines they belonged to.

But they definitely won't look girly, lol.

They'll be going in the post from Maryland tomorrow morning.


Hive 6 - March Blocks for Lori

Happy Sunday!

Here are my blocks for March for Lori..i really hope you like them!

They will go out in tomorrow's mail.


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hive 6 March Block for Lori

Hi Lori!

At first I was thinking I wouldn't be able to make a block like you wanted because I didn't have any fish fabric!  Then I re-read your instructions and realized you gave other options and that was just for bonus points.  Hee.  Hee.  So here are the two blocks that I will be sending your way!

And the second one always makes me smile.  I have never seen blue eyed critters before and here are a whole bunch of them staring at me.  This fabric cracks me up.  These blocks were a lot of fun to make and I can't wait to see the finished quilt you make for your dad.

March blocks for Lori

Here are 2 blocks for your father's quilt Lori.  I need to remember to measure twice and cut once.  My first block was about 1/8 th  of an inch too small.  These are just right.  Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Hive 1 March Block for Ophélie

Ophélie picked the Treasure Hunt block for our hive to make this month.  I enjoy paper piecing, so I had fun putting this one together, but I agonized for quite a while over the fabric selection (and realized my stash was pretty light on both mustard and dark pink...).  

Oph--I'll be putting your block in the mail this week.  Can't wait to see your quilt all together!

-Alicia (@qvilt)