Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Prepping For The December Meeting

Busy prepping for the December meeting.


If you're interested in reading more you can click through to my blog posts The Low Volume Block - November Block Lotto  and also Prepping For My December Guild Meeting.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

December 2014 Giant HST Blocks For Chris (That's Me!)

December is my turn to be Queen Bee and I'm asking everyone in the Bee to make me two giant HSTs (16.5" square).  I need 36 blocks in total so I've made the first 14 myself (pic below)

There's a full tutorial for my Giant HST Quilt on my blog made by ChrissieD and I'll be handing out printed instructions and fabric at Saturday's meeting.  Anyone not there I'll post your packages on to you next week - Chris :)

Monday, November 24, 2014


Dear Mods,
We are all probably getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, so our sewing time might be limited. 
Just a reminder, though, of our next meeting's Block Lotto.We chose to make this time a 12.5" unfinished block, using low volume fabrics. The block design is up to each of us.
I wanted to play with half rectangle triangles so here is my block. 

I think the lotto is a great opportunity to try out a new technique or design. 
What will you make?
See you all in December. Happy T-day!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lucky Bee - November blocks for Sandy

More stars! Fun to make, except they made quite clear how poor my visual-spacial abilities are. Seam reaper to the rescue, all those pesky PP segments were done and redone and the four stars were finally completed.

I hope you like them, Sandy! I will bring them to you to our December meeting.

Mod Bee - November blocks for Rossanna

Here are my two blocks for you, Rossanna: a traditional and a wonky block with some poppy looking flowers. I can't say much about the execution, except that the candy wrappers used are but a fraction of what was consumed last October in my household. I chose to use chocolate wrappers as their thin metal sheets seemed to be more pliable. I secured every element with some green Perle cotton thread.
I hope they work well with the other blocks and that your vision is realized. Will bring them to our December meeting.
xo, Maria

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sandy's stars

First time paper piecing. Interesting, but I think I did more seam ripping than sewing.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sandra's Blocks

Here are your "confetti star" blocks, Sandy... Sorry about the shadows in the pictures...they're really quite bright!  I can't say I'm a fan of paper-piecing.  I think the results are fabulous, but the process, not so much...  But I persevered and here they are.  Hope they're what you're looking for.  I'll bring them to December's meeting, if that's ok.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

November 2014 Happy Flowers Liberated Nine Patch Blocks For Rossanna

November Happy Flowers Liberated Nine Patch blocks for Rosanna.

I've explained my process in the form of a semi tute on my blog made by ChrissieD - Chris :)

Holiday Swap at our Guild meeting December 6th

For a little holiday fun we will have a fabric swap
at our next meeting on December 6th.
(You must be present to participate)

Five  2.5" x 44" strips 
Ten 2.5 x 22" strips

Packaged nicely with a ribbon
and a card from you.

See you at the Meeting December 6th!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November's Charity Block: Red and White Crosses

We're making red and white cross blocks for our first charity block gather.  This is a simple modified 9-patch, measuring 6 1/2" unfinished.  (6" finished block size.)

Color scheme:
Red, white, and red and white prints.
Note: If you were at the meeting and picked up the little center squares, awesome!  Please use them.  They'll be a good unifying element in the quilt.  If you weren't there or want to make more blocks than you took squares for, feel free to use another print for your block.

(1) 2" square  for center (e.g. the square given at our meeting)
(4) 2 3/4" squares
(4) 2" x 2 3/4" rectangles

Sew the pieces into rows like this:

Then sew the rows together into your block.

Done!  Make as many as you'd like and bring them to our next meeting.  We'll have a little goody drawing among all the participants in this block gather.  160 blocks = 2 lap size quilts!  Can we do it???

p.s.  If you have fabric you'd like to donate to this project for borders, binding or backing, please bring it to our next meeting.

p.p.s.  If you have ideas for future charity block gathers…such as a favorite color scheme, a block you want to try, or your own design you'd like to share…please e-mail me at radianthoneyquilts [at] gmail [dot] com.

Thanks and happy sewing!!!
Andrea H-M