Friday, December 30, 2011

December Blocks

December is my month for the
Let's Bee Together Bee
and as you can see I
already received three
beautiful blocks

from Linda

from Shannon

from Wendy

Thank you Ladies!
I love them!

Can wait til I get them all together

I wish you all a very
and Healthy
 New Year


Friday, December 23, 2011

We Are On Our Way!

We are all ready for 2012!  Here is the list for our particpating members and month assignments:
January - Carolyn
February - Christina
March - Toni
April - Melinda
May - Ann
June - Erin
July - Bailey
August - Charlene
September - Robyn
October - Sara
November - Linda
December - Shannon

I'm looking forward to another wonderful year of Let's Bee Together!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to each of you!!!

Linda G

Monday, December 19, 2011

We Are Full!

Our little Bee will continue into 2012 with a full group.  We now have 12 members and I am working on getting everybody's month assigned.  Once that is done, I will send out emails and also post here on the blog on who gets what month.  I'm already looking forward to the next year's worth of Let's Bee Together and hope you are too!

Linda G
Stray Stitches

Friday, December 16, 2011

Blocks from October

I just wanted to let Ann and Tiffany know that I received your mosaic blocks - great job and thanks for doing them!

I still haven't received 2 blocks, Mollie and Melinda - did you send them or still working on them?  If you're still working, that's fine I just want to be sure they aren't lost.

I am behind on my November block.  Staci - it will be finished tomorrow and in the mail on Monday.  I'm so sorry for the delay.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

From Shannon to Marta

Here is a sneak peek for you. It will be mailed off today. I loved your fabric!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Bee To Return For 2012

Hi All,

I heard back from 15 of our 22 members concerning participation for 2012.  We currently have 8 returning members with one new member already to sign up.  We need 1 more returning or new member or one of us will have to be a Bee Hostess for more than one month.  Spread the word and I will leave membership open for another week.  If you would like to come back for 2012 and I haven't heard from you, please let me know immediately either here or by email.  Here is a list of the returning members:


and our new member is Christina. 

If you are on the list above, please let me know what month you would like to play hostess and send out fabric.

Linda G
Stray Stitches

CORRECTION:  I forgot to add Toni and Robyn's name to the list so we only need 1 more either new or returning member.  Sorry for the mistake, Toni and Robyn!  I have amended the above post with the correction.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sneak Peek for Marta

I can't believe, I actually have my December block finished.  What beautiful fabric you sent us Marta!  Here's just a peek.
But if you want to see it before you get it...  I blogged about it and you can see the full block hereIt's not in the mail yet, but I'll try to get there monday. Hope your holidays are happy!   -wendy

Friday, December 9, 2011

December Bee Missing

Debra, I either was faster than my memory and already sent you your block or I haven't received the packet yet. I can't remember getting the packet or doing a block or sending it off.

Friday, December 2, 2011

It's December , It's my month

I can't believe is December already and is my month at Let's Bee Together Bee
So happy is finally my turn  :) 
My little envelopes will be in the mail on Saturday on their way to my partners in the  A- bee group
I dont have a specific request on what block for  you to make me only that I would like some type of star block and to sign  your names and state somewhere in the cream color fabric.
I have included the link for a great site with lots of block patterns
it's only a suggestion if you have a star block in mind for me that will be great

I used this pattern to make mine  ( will post a picture soon )

Thank you my so much for taking time of your busy Holiday schebule to make a block for me.
Have  wonderful day

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sneak Peek for Erin

Erin, I have finished your block and am very excited to see what you think of it! It is on its way! Here is a sneak peek for you:
♥ Jorie

November Hive A Blocks for Staci

Three of my blocks have arrived home now!  Don't they look pretty together?
(well....except for the fact my bluish-green solid looks oddly grey.....)
Top row blocks are from Ann and Shannon.
Bottom row blocks are Linda's, and my sample block.
Thank you so much!  I love my blocks!

Monday, November 21, 2011


I need to have everyone let me know if you are interested in continuing the swap for another year. Just drop me a line and tell me if you would or wouldn't like to go for another year by the 1st of December. I will then figure out if we have enough people to at least make one group.
Linda G
Stray Stitches

Saturday, November 19, 2011

From Shannon to Staci

I got your block mailed off yesterday. I sure had fun making those HST. Thank you for the extra paper.

From Shannon to Bailey

I thought I posted this but I did not. I found it as a draft. LOL! Well now that you have the block here is a fun sneak peek. LOL! I hope you like it.

3 more blocks arrived!

Just a quick note to let Carolyn, Shannon and Colleen know that your blocks made it safely back to me!  I love them all and hopefully will get some pictures up soon!  4 more are still out there, thank you for working so hard on them, I can't wait to get them back as well!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Group B, October & November

After a hectic work week, it was nice to whip up these simple yet beautiful blocks for Lana and Toni. They will go out in the mail today.
For Toni:

For Lana:

Thanks for letting me play with your lovely fabrics!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

And the mailman cometh... YAY!

Look at these lovely blocks that came in the mail! 
I knew I liked the fabric when I picked it out,but man...
It is making up so PREEEETTTYYY!!!!

Look at this LOVELY one from Linda G!!!

And then this scrumptious block came from Melissa H!!!!

Love this one from Jorie W. too!!

All together, these are a great beginning to my FIL's quilt!!!!

These all came in my mailbox today...
on my BIRTHDAY!!!  
How fun to get them!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Missed Block and a Few New Ones

Some how I forgot to post the block I sent to Mollie back in May.

I received two more of my blocks for my month of September.
From Melinda

From Carolyn

Also here is a sneak peek at the block I just sent to Bailey. I had so much fun making this block. But like others I had a hard time not using a pattern, LOL!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Block for Bailey

A little late, but tis the season for illness.  Im trying to catch up before I go on a trip.  im glad Bailey chose this block.  It is one I had wanted to try for a while.  I can see it takes practice to make it.  I loved the fabrics she sent me.
:o) Colleen

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Block Partners...Group B

Your packages are in the mail!!!!
I was out sick a few days last week, so 
I didn't get them to the post office...but you should receive
them in this week....Please let me know if you do not, or
when you do, you need more material!
I can't wait to see your blocks!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Mosaic Blocks

I have started receiving blocks back from my Let's Bee Together group.  
As of this post I only have 4 back (out of 11) and I look forward to getting the others back soon so that I can add them to the 8 I have from when I had my local quilt group do the same blocks for me back in February.  

8 blocks from local group
4 blocks so far from Let's Bee Together group

From Staci of The Confused Quilter

From Marta of PolkaDotClassic

From Linda of Stray Stitches

From Wendy of Calculating Quilter

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Group A--November Blocks for Staci

Hi Bee Friends!  November is my month to play hostess, I can hardly believe it has finally arrived!  Back in January, November seemed so far away!
I'm sending out pieces of the Denise Schmidt fabric that she recently designed for JoAnn's.  Each person in the bee will receive a different print from that line. This fabric reminds me so much of my mother, who was born in the early 1920's, and who endured those hard years during the Great Depression.  I decided a very old fashioned block would be right with my fabric, so I have chosen the Flyfoot Block.  

I have prepared a little tutorial on how to make this block. Here is the link to it:

If you have any questions or problems, please send me an email or leave a comment on the tutorial post on my blog and I'll answer as soon as I see it.  (Please don't leave the question here!) Thank you so much for making this block for me!  I know this quilt will always remind me of my mom.  


Saturday, October 22, 2011

October's is coming. . .

Ever had one of those DOH! moments, that was me yesterday when I realized I hadn't receive a Bee block this month -then realizing it was because I haven't send mine out!!  So I find sitting hidden under a pile of quilt fabric there are my 11 blocks waiting to be mailed out!!?!  Gimmee Cricket!!

So, I'm sorry for the delay in recieving my blocks this month - there is no hurry to get them back to me, but you should all have them by mid-week.

Thank you!


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Partial Peek at Bailey's Mod Mosaic

Here's a look at Bailey's block. 

Should be in the mail by Saturday, hopefully sooner!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Catching up....

I want to apologize to everyone for I have fallen quite behind in my blocks!

Melissa-- I actually have TWO blocks for you, the block I made, and one that was accidentally sent to me instead of you! I had them all packaged up into an envelope, but didn't realize until today while trying to organize all that I need to catch up on (my kitchen table/sewing area is a catastrophe!) that I never took them to the post office! So, a very special apology to you, those will be whipping their way to you.

To Erin, Jadie, and Toni-- I haven't received fabric for your blocks, and it occurred to me that perhaps the email was missed a few months ago updating my address? If it was sent to the Texas address (the ex says I received a few envelopes there) then I am afraid I may possibly never get it (supposedly the stuff was forwarded to me, but that was a month ago and it's not here yet so I am not holding my breath). Please email me, ladies, so I can make it up to you!

Charlene-- I DID get your fabric, so that block will be made and sent out ASAP.

Thankyou all for not writing me off, or casting me out yet. I know I have been the worst swap partner this year :( I definitely bit off more than I can chew out of life this year.

Block for Bailey

Would have added a bit more, but ran out of black strips!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Group A~September Shannon's Month

I thought I would post all the blocks I have so far.

I still need blocks from Melinda, Mollie, and Carolyn.

Carolyn I will be going to my LQS on Friday to pick up some fabric for you. When I did it a while back for some reason I only got pink fabric. I will send it off to you on Friday. Don't worry about it the delay is my fault. Or you can just sew two pieces together to make a square large enough to use. I have had a few gals do that and t is fine. Just let me know which you would prefer.

Thank you ladies I love the blocks!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Group A, October Block for Bailey

You may or may not yet have your fabric from me for October's blocks.
I just wanted to post the link for instructions for your block in case you've never done mosaic blocks.
At that link, under the second picture, you will find the link to download the instructions.  
On the paper included with my fabric, you will find some more specific instructions for my block as well.

-Here are a couple photos for inspiration-

You can see in the pictures of the blocks I already have from my local bee group that not all blocks ended up the same size, some haven't been cut with straight edges etc.  That is fine, I do not actually want them square when they come back to me and if you can't figure out how not to make it square, you can just send it back like the one on the bottom left in the 2nd picture (see how it's not really finished, the person who did that block wasn't really fond of this style and I told them they didn't have to finish it - you can do the same if you really just can't go on!)

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions along the way!


Friday, September 30, 2011

In the nick of time, for Shannon

Shannon, I absolutely loved your fabric.
Especially in my favorite color BLUE!
So, since you already have a good idea how the final
block will turn out, here's a slightly tilted version preview.
Hope you like it.
I'll mail it tomorrow, right after I sign it...almost forgot that!