Monday, February 28, 2011

Block From Kate

Kate asked me to post this picture of this beautiful block she made for me.  I haven't seen it yet but can't wait.  She said she will put it in the mail tomorrow.  This will make the final block!  Now I get to create something beautiful with all of the blocks I have received.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

This weeks mail.....

i got 3 more blocks in the mail this week.
this one came from Colleen
this one came from Mollie
& this one came from Wendy.
GREAT JOB ladies!
i love them!

Friday, February 25, 2011


We may be looking for a new member.  One of the original members in Group B appears to have become a non-participant :(   Her month to be hostess is April.  So if you know anybody that would like to hit the ground running, please send them my way.  Or, if anybody from Group A would like to belong to both groups just drop me an email.  Also, Robyn said that she has plenty of her fabric to include the new member for the month of March. 

Thanks, Linda G - Administrator

February Is A Short Month

Don't forget there are only 28 days this month.  That means your blocks are to be in the mail no later than Monday!

Thanks, Linda G.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Group A Tweet Peek

Taking a page from Robyn, here is a peek for group A for March:

Bee Together Peek

And look at all the squishy envelopes! How fun! :D



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Block for Ann from Carolyn

Sorry for being so tardy - I meant to have this done, posted and shipped of last week! But you know how it goes.
Any who - here is my block:

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Group A for March

Hello all!

I will be mailing my squishes out to everyone tomorrow.  I have instructions inside with some links, but just so you have access to them on the computer also:

It will make more sense when your fabric gets there.  I am excited! :D


Robyn's Block for Tamera

I finally made it to the post office today so I could send off this block to Tamera. It's been waiting around for about a week while I got other packages ready to send off as well. Speaking of which, here's a sneak peek at March for Group B. These should be hitting your mailboxes in less than a week!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another Block

this past week i got this block in the mail.
its from Marta. i love the yellow dot fabric. it really pops out from the block. thanks Marta!!!!
i am in another online bee group but it hasn't been my month in the groups yet so getting these block back has been a blast.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Block for Ann

So I have had this block done for a week or so, but I haven't had time to get to the post office to send it out. Also, I just got a new camera, so I took a few pictures! Here you go!

My 1 year old wanting to help.

My 2 yr old helping too!

From Mollie!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Preview for Ann

So Ann sent block instructions and fabric with a single request that the 'teardrop' fabric be placed in a specific location.  So here's a preview of how I configured the rest of the block.
Love those DOTS!
Off to the USPS tomorrow....

Melinda's Block for Ann

Here is my block for Ann. I will get it in the mail today.


Monday, February 14, 2011

Debra's Block for Tamera

This is the block I created for you. This bee is like a crash course in quilting for me. These were my first HST's and my points lined up pretty good. Hope you like it.

Block for Tamera

Hey Tamera! This block is in the mail, making its way to you soon! I hope you like it!

The colors in the pic are a bit off, but since it's your fabric I am sure you can imagine how it really looks :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My first 4 blocks

i got a lot of blocks in the mail this past week.......
this block is from Tiffany
this block is from Staci
this block is from Shannon. it was the 1st to arrive but i am just now posting about it.
this block is from Linda
here are the 4 of them together. i love how they look together & i am looking forward to seeing the rest of them as they come in.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Lovely Squishies

I received all kinds of wonderful squishies in the mail today!

I received blocks from Linda (who also made me an extra Shoo-Fly block...thanks, Linda)

and Erin

and Toni

and Melissa

Thanks SO much, ladies!  As I thought, this makes me want to really start working on this quilt!

Looking For Lost Member

Hi All!

I'm looking for a lost member from Group B.  I have not had any communication from Kate Cruchley for quite awhile.  If any of you know her could you let me know if she is okay?  I get concerned when I don't hear from one of our family members.  If you happen to know her personally, please let her know that she is missed and that I would love to hear from her.

UPDATE:  I have heard from Kate.  She is fine but has had some family issues.  She is still a part of our family :)

Linda G - Administrator

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

From Marta to Ann

I just finished her block. I really like her choice of fabrics.
It was a pretty easy and stress free block. Not much to worry about since she chose her block and placement of her main fabric.

I hope she likes it :)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

For Tamera

What fun to play around with your fabric, Tamera! And pink and brown is one of my favorite color combos, too.

My first instinct was to make one of those scrappy sashing blocks a mini shoofly block, but I goofed and the points got cut off - that's OK for a quilt that I'm keeping, but I didn't feel right sending a block off to you that way.

So I substituted that mini shoofly with a mini 9-patch - I hope it'll do! It'll be winging its way back to you in tomorrow's mail.

Monday, February 7, 2011

From Melissa to Tamera

Guess I should have cut those threads for the picture!! Thanks so much to Tamera for including the great instructions! Us new piecers appreciate it!

Block for Tamera

Here is Tamera's block.  I had fun making the Shoo Fly block.  Adding the sashing to the two sides certainly gives the block a different look.  The brown and pink combination is very pretty and I like working with the fabric that Tamera sent.  I hope she likes how it turned out.

Block for Ann

I finally finished the block for Ann.  I originally had worked on this last week and had made two major cutting errors in the fabric I was sent.  I was lucky enough to find the exact fabric online and completed the block today.  Lesson learned - do not cut out fabric when you are extremely tired!!

From Staci to Ann

Sent this out Saturday.  Ann, thanks for letting me play with your fabric!

Block Made and In the Mail Today

Here it is :
Let's Bee Together Block
I've never made this block before - was a new experience! :D  Hope you love all your blocks - can't wait to see everyone's quilts!!!!

From Shannon to Ann

I had a great turn around with this one. I received her fabric and had it made and in the mail in two days. I LOVED working with this fabric. Wow it is so cool. Renegade Quilter sent out the fabric the end off January and now that she posted it on her blog I can post about it now. Thank you Ann it was a lot of fun to make that block.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Seeking Guidance

I hope this isn't completely out of place, but I was hoping to get some guidance from all of you. Since I'm pretty new to quilting I thought I'd see what some of you think.

Dr. Seuss Quilt
(photo heidigoneaussie on

I want to do some blocks like these but can't figure out where to start. Maybe I'm over thinking it. I've done wonky log cabin blocks before so I don't know if it's the only one row thing that's throwing me or what. They also seem to all be pretty uniform, so do you think it's from a pattern or not?

I want to have my live quilt group (the ones I meet with here at home as opposed to this group...not that you all aren't live :) make some of these for a charity baby quilt and I don't know how to instruct them (some of us really need a lot of instruction). I could just cut all of the pieces out for them...if I even knew what to cut (if this follows a 'pattern').

Would you put sashing between these blocks, or just mush them all together?

Also....sorry this is so long....when you make a baby quilt, do you tend to do smaller blocks (like 6 or 9 inch vs 12 inch)? I could just have 3 blocks per row times 4 rows if they're bigger?

Thanks for your input...I didn't know where to turn for help (hubby and boys aren't ANY help)!


Second To Last Block

I received this beautiful block in today's mail from Colleen.  It is an original design by her called Flor Linda.  I love the way it sets off the individual fabrics.  Thank you, Colleen!!