Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hi Betsy,
What a fun block to do, especially so close to July 4th weekend!
I was trying to finish a wedding gift, which I did, and so I had to wait until the end of the month to do your blocks--there's a second one peeking out from underneath!
I'll get them in the mail to you tomorrow morning.
I hope you like them and can't wait to see your finished quilt!

PS - Happy early Birthday!

Hive 2, June Block for Lisa

 I didn't think they were going to fit but they did, you were right Lisa.   I've never done an Orange Peel block before.  It was very easy.  I'm putting in the mail today.

Hive 5, June block for Patti

I love this block! It's is on my "to do" list from now on :)
Patti asked for florals - it wasn't easy, but I've found some from in stash ;)
Hope you will like it.

Sending this today.
Happy sewing,

2016 Finish For Hive 1...

I finally finished my 2016 quilt from when I was part of Hive 1. This quilt was inspired by a friend who give me a quilt kit that she decided she didn't want to make. The kit was full of traditional fabrics in blues and yellow with a very simple beginning quilter pattern. I told my friend I would take the kit and make a quilt for her but I would most likely not use the pattern. She agreed, with the condition that she is going to donate the quilt to a worthy charity. When I signed up for the Stash Bee last year I decided to use the Tic Tac Toe pattern and I thought this would be a great way to get more blocks to make a larger quilt. It certainly turned into a bright, cheery, and not so traditional quilt that should make someone smile. The blues and yellows certainly feel like summer to me. Of course, little Katrina wanted in on the photo shoot.

Pineapples for Alison in Hive 4...

This is the Pineapple Block I made for Alison in Hive 4. I was part of Hive 1 in 2016 so I got to make a Pineapple Block for Alison last year as well. I'm very eager to see how her quilt turns out. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Hive 4 June block for Alison

How cute are these pineapple blocks? I initially only made one and put it by the front door so I'd remember to send it out, but then it sat there and sat there, looking lonely, so I made it a friend :).

Hive 5 - June Blocks

Patti asked for X and + blocks for June which I've always thought are such fun blocks.  The only problem is she asked for large floral prints a la Anna Maria Horner or Amy Butler to be used for the feature fabrics of the Xs.  I have pretty much zero in my stash from either Anna Maria Horner or Amy Butler and florals are pretty sparse as well.  I dug pretty deep and hopefully these florals are in line with what you are looking for, Patti!

Here are my finished blocks!

I'll be heading to the post office with these soon!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Hive 1 June Block for Alanna

Alanna asked everyone for flying geese in shades of green, gray, and white.  These were fun to put together (I appreciated the chance to practice geese points...), and I loved the soothing color palette.  It'll be a beautiful quilt!

Alanna--your blocks will be in the mail tomorrow.

-Alicia (@qvilt)

June block for Paulette

This was such an easy block.  Why did I wait so long to make it?  I hope you like this one Paulette.  I think your quilt is going to look awesome!!  It is going into the mail today.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Pineapple Blocks for Alison (Hive 4)

I had so much fun making this super simple block for Alison. My life is all kinds of crazy right now so I was pleased to be able to knock this block out quickly.

I actually finished it quickly and hung it up for a pic and got so busy I forgot all about it until I got an email reminding me that I hadn't posted or mailed my block. OOPS!!

Which leads me to today....

I can't wait to see the finished quilt....I know Alison has been collecting these blocks for a while. This is going to be a stunner and I feel fortunate to be a part of it.