Friday, December 28, 2012

On their way!

I mailed out your cute little blocks today, Shannon!  Thanks for choosing something so fun and easy for this busy month!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Two Blocks Received

I am so happy with the return of the first two blocks!  Thank you so very much, Erin and Robyn!!

Linda G

Sunday, November 11, 2012

From Shannon to Sara

Sara these blocks were sure fun to make. Eleanor Burns is so funny! Have you watched her video's? Go check them out. Your blocks were mailed out on Friday. I am sorry that they are late. Here is a pick for you.

From Shannon To Robyn

Robyn, I love working with your fabric. It sure was a fun block to make. I hope that you received it. I can't wait to see them in the quilt!

Monday, November 5, 2012

For Linda

Wow, what a quick and easy quilt block to make!  Thanks for letting me play with your fun fabric, Linda.  It goes back in the mail to you today. - Erin

Friday, September 28, 2012

I couldn't wait til October!

Gosh, how I love working on Bee blocks!  I get to satisfy my Quilters ADD, working on something new, but without having to commit to a whole quilt!  So when Sara's package arrived yesterday, I knew it wouldn't be long until I tackled her block.  Super easy, and something I've never done before.  Looking forward to seeing what the whole quilt looks like, Sara!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blocks for August & September

I have received back 8 of the ten blocks that I sent out. I made 2 so when they arrive I will be able to make a small quilt 36 by 48 plus borders.  I am thinking that I will make 8 more blocks to make this quilt a twin to donate to Krewe of Quilters Charity. The problem is I only have 16 bugs so I need those 2 blocks to do so.
I finished Septembers blocks for Robyn. I have to have seams that interlock and it was just a matter of ironing direction. The blocks came together nicely after I made my mock up to mess up on. LOL 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's a top!

I  received my last two blocks in the mail this past weekend, so I was super motivated to get the top completed.  I'm hoping to take it on the road with me for my first recruiting trip so I can stitch in my hotel room in the evenings.

It measures 64" x 85.5" - big enough to cover a twin bed with 10" of drape on both sides and the bottom of the bed.

Definitely big enough to cuddle up in on the porch as I look out on the morning rain.

Thanks for helping me make this quilt!  I've had an inspiration photo saved on my computer since 2006!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Waiting on One

Waiting on One by bailchri
Waiting on One, a photo by bailchri on Flickr.

I'm still waiting for one block to come back to me. Unfortunately I can't even piece these that I do have together yet because I want to try to balance color at least a little bit and I have no way to know what fabric combo is in the block I'm still waiting on. Hoping it's here before too long.

For Robyn

Robyn, thank you, thank you, thank you, for not making us do Y Seams!!!  When I saw your block photo I thought, "Uh oh, I'm going to screw this up!" but your instructions were very clear and I couldn't wait to play with the pretty fabric so I jumped right in.  I've never done diamonds before, so it took me two tries to figure out how to position the two pieces so that the seams line up, but once I did, it was smooth sailing from then on out.  Your blocks will go in the mail today - can't wait to see the finished product.


Friday, August 31, 2012

Block for Charlene

Hi Charlene. I made your block over a week ago and I meant to post it right after - but I kept forgetting to pull it out of my backpack I take to work every day. I pulled it out the other day to finally get it into the mailbox and some water has gotten on the envelope and now I cannot read your address! It must have been from the rain storm I got caught in while biking home from work. EEK - can you please email your address to me? I just cannot read the part that comes after the number. The rest is all there.
In the interim - here is a picture of your block. I will pop this into the mail as soon as I get that address - so sorry for not just sending it last week!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

September is on its way!

Keep an eye on those mailboxes. You'll soon be receiving another fun batch of fabric. 

Saturday, August 25, 2012

From Shannon to Charlene

I am mailing your block off to you on Monday. I had fun playing with your fabric!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

3 To Go

3 to go by bailchri
3 to go, a photo by bailchri on Flickr.

In addition to the two blocks I made, I have added one from Christina, Linda, Shannon, Erin, Sara, Ann and Charlene.

Robyn, Melinda and Carolyn - I haven't heard anything from you about the blocks...just making sure you got the fabric and don't have any questions for me. Can you please comment just to let me know? I'm a bit paranoid after not receiving some of my blocks back last year.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

July's block has been kicking my derriere. First, Glacier, colors, & directions freaked me. So I took it on retreat to get help but directions didn't make it. Then I took it on Abita trip...forgot iron but pieces were pieced. Hopefully, after much unsewing, it is right now and I think it is beautiful. So sorry it is late! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

5 Together

5 Together by bailchri
5 Together, a photo by bailchri on Flickr.
I have received blocks from Shannon, Sara and Erin and they go quite nicely with the 2 that I made! I tried a photo edit when I uploaded to flickr and so it looks a bit weird, but it does show the colors of each fabric better.

Monday, July 23, 2012

To Bailey

Boy, Bailey, this block kept me on my toes!  I had to stop several times to focus, I was so worried I'd sew something into the wrong spot.  But how lovely it is!!!  It is on its way to Idaho now.  I can't wait to see the whole thing put together.  Thanks for letting me play with your pretty fabrics!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

String Star quilt coming along nicely

I received 3 more squishy packages from Sara, Carolyn and Bailey - thanks guys!

Look how great my quilt is looking! I need to knock out a couple more blocks and put this top together. I think this is one that will become a real quilt sooner rather than later - I'm so excited about it!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

From Shannon to Bailey

Hello Bailey. Your block will be on its way to you soon. What a fun block.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Thank you to everyone who sent a block (9 returned to me).  You can see what your block went into.  My little girl LOVES to look at it!!!  Finished quilting and binding this past weekend. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Example for Bailey's July Block

Here is one of the blocks that I did for July - 
you will have the same solid but everyone has a different set of batiks to use.

Untitled by bailchri
Untitled, a photo by bailchri on Flickr.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

July Blocks Are On The Way

Lets Bee July by bailchri
Lets Bee July, a photo by bailchri on Flickr.

I just finally got a chance to get to the Post Office so your July blocks are officially on their way. There is a paper with your fabric that explains the fabric sizes, etc but I promised I would put a link to the tutorial here for easy, clickable access! So be sure to come back here when you have your fabric!

Have fun, and keep cool!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Thanks! from Erin

I came back from vacation to FOUR squishy packages from Bee members.  Thank you, Linda,

Charlene (who added a Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern for me - extra thanks!)


 and Christina!
 (I hope I put the right name with the right blocks!)

I love how it is turning out so far!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

From Shannon to Erin

I have finished, mailed off, and heard back from Erin that she has received her blocks from me. Here are pictures of them.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Block Recieved from Charlene

I received another block - this time from Charlene

Thank you so much for the block - I am sure the green will fit in the quilt just fine.  Also thanks for the bag pattern, I love making bags.


Coming soon to a mailbox near you!

I spent part of the weekend prepping the fabric and instructions for June, and I'm taking them all to the post office today. 

When you open your package, please don't think, "Man, this lady can't match fabrics to save her life!" I chose a super scrappy project to help me tame some of my overflowing scrap bins, so there is no rhyme or reason to the scraps you received. The block is quick and easy, nearly mindless sewing. I look forward to getting your blocks back from you so I can finally put together this quilt I've had my eye on for years!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Happy Mail

i have gotten the following blocks so far in the mail

from Erin

from Linda

from Bailey

from Shannon

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thank you from Melinda

I have five of my blocks so far and they are wonderful.

Thanks to Linda, Bailey, Erin, Carolyn and Christina!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

For Melinda and Ann

I made and sent blocks for Melinda and Ann today.  Melinda, here is a fun sneak peek:

Let's Bee Together April 12
And Ann, since you already know what your block will look like, here's a fun look (I used a photo editor thing so that is why the colors may not look quite right):

Let's Bee Together May 12

You should have your blocks within a few mailing days!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

To Melinda and Ann From Shannon

Hello ladies. I mailed off both of your blocks today. Here is a little peek!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May Is Mailing

I just wanted to let you all know that I am mailing May's fabric tomorrow.

I hope you enjoy!!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Blocks

I have April and am very late.  While I have lots of excuses I don't really think you want to hear them.

They should go out today.