Wednesday, December 21, 2016

January Stash Bee

I love trying new things and one of those is joining a Stash Bee.  All participants are divided into groups of 12 and each month one lady gets to be the Queen Bee and decide what block the others in the hive will be making and then they are all sent to the Queen Bee of the month.  I not only joined one Stash Bee but three!  It may sound crazy, but it's only 3 blocks per month.  I think that is doable.

I am Queen Bee for the month of January in the Bee Hive Swarms 2017.   We are given 25 blocks to choose from for our monthly block.  Here is the tutorial to the block that I chose:

It is called Double Star and here is my sample block:


I wanted to get this done early so the rest of the ladies in my hive could get an early start if they wanted to. I kind of rushed through the color picking and  I'm not totally thrilled with my color choices.  I think I'll make another one with brighter colors.  I can't wait to see with what everybody comes up with!

I'm guessing most of you are in full steam Christmas preparations about now.  :)   May your Christmas be a beautiful time with family and friends.

Linking up with
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP's on Wednesday at Esther's Blog
Midweek Makers at Quilt Inspiration
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation

13 comments:

  1. I have heard of these groups but never thought to join one - let us know how the progress goes would love to see your finished quilt

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  2. what a lovely idea - I have never heard of a stash bee

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  3. I think your colors all coordinate good together, and the black just makes it pop!

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  4. Such a pretty block. Now following your blog via Bloglovin'. I found you on Kelly's NTT Link Party :)

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  5. Have fun with all your bees. I'm in my second year of Stash Bee. I really enjoyed last year.

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  6. I like your block choice. Lots of pieces but not overwhelming. Do you ask for certain colors or does everyone just choose what they like?

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  7. Nice block Janice. Does everyone choose colours similar to the block you made? Just think at the end of the year you will have three quilts. Lovely. I'm looking forward to being in a bee with you.

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  8. Your colour choices look fine. I was looking at the thumbnail of the minimised email post on the bottom of my screen and it has great contrast and nice soft subtle colours for the background pieces. It would look great as a full quilt.

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  9. Love the block you have chosen! and the colors!

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  10. Looks great to me! Thanks for sharing it on Midweek Makers

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  11. I've always liked that block pattern. You'll have a beautiful quilt when you get them all assembled.

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  12. What a great block! Janice, you are off to a good start for 2017!

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  13. I like this block - made it 4 of them this year in the Bee Hive!! It's fun being Queen for the month - enjoy the packages coming through the door!

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