January Block for Newbee Hive #1 by Terryt1955

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-01-08T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-01-08T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This was made for +Allpatchedup who is the queen Bee for Hive #1 in the Newbee Quilters. She requested a scrappy log cabin in bright colors and I tried. I've got to admit I just can't put a lot of busy prints together without feeling ike a migraine is coming on. I'm weird I know! So I experimented with more quiet prints and solids but still in bright colors. Hope you like it!
 
I'll probably make another one and even TRY to venture into the uber scrappy world. Maybe I'll just put everything into a bag and grab and go to help with my weirdness.
 
1/27/13 Decided to give it another go. This was more fun to make probably because the pressure was off. But I am amazed at how much mess one block can make. There goes my organized fabric bins!

Pictures

Loves

Skrosenthal
Sewbusy64
AllPatchedUp

Comments

AllPatchedUp

LOL Terryt1955 you crack me up! ;) You did great...I LOVE this block!!!
And, you are NOT weird, I tend to have a hard time using all busy prints myself and have a healthy stock of solids and less busy prints in my stash for that exact reason. If only you could ask my boyfriend how many times I said (usually thru gritted teeth) "AHHHH I gotta take this apart and start over, it's too much!!" while I was making my own block...and I did end up taking it apart twice. ahem smirk But honestly, it just all somehow comes together in the end, you'll see. :)

Terryt1955

You want to hear something really funny? Now that I see it in a picture I'm saying to myself not busy enough! There's no rest for the neurotic I tell you!

Readerowl

It's lovely!

True

I love it...

AllPatchedUp

ROFL Terryt1955 That's too funny!
It is often recommended in the quilting world that you look at your work thru a photo before deciding on a final layout/etc. It helps you to see things that you may not see while just looking at it. I do this all the time before I sew my blocks together for quilt tops....more than once it has saved me from having the same fabrics side-by-side or too much of a certain color in one area. And yes, that's things I missed when just looking at them straight on. (Don't ask me how or why it works, but it does. lol)

Conniharns

Hey Terryt1955... Bet you can make this block into a pillow!! Hahah...block is really nice! Just couldn't resist!

True

Allpatchedup I do the same thing now even after have layout done for things like border options, do I like fabrics together, etc. as you are so right for some reason it gives you a really different perspective. It is funny as for the flannel quilt I am doing I did not take a picture, and look at it, as I was just not that worried about it but now I see it if I had would have moved some of the blocks around. Again for this particular quilt I do not care but it reinforced using my camera as one of my tools!

Terryt1955

Conniharns Pathetic as it is I thought the very same thing!

Terryt1955

Carolmarie don't you touch your block! I just did it this way because I'm weird. But the block is supposed to be gloriously scrappy. I just am incapable!

AllPatchedUp

Oh no! Nonono....I created some confusion. Carolmarie , I asked for scrappy blocks for a reason and that's exactly what I want!!! I have a hard time doing scrappy or busy myself...It's something I really have to push myself hard to do, thus why I asked all of you to help me. :) I have another scrappy project that I'm about to start and that will be my project to push myself thru (and hopefully past) my busy~ness issue. ROFL :)

I just wanted Terry to know that she wasn't the only one with that particular issue. ;)

AllPatchedUp

LOL Any and all scrappy projects that I've done up to this point, have never been truly scrappy. I always have to coordinate ....or at least have controlled randomness. ;) So this coming project, I'm laying all control at the door and will be just reaching into the bin, grabbing blindly and sewing. It'll be interesting to see how I do with it and how it turns out. smirk

Quiltnwool

Its a great block.

Terryt1955

Quiltnwool Thanks! Have you decided what block you are going to chose for February?

AllPatchedUp

She has decided and I'm working on a tute now...I did ask her to wait until the week before Feb to post all her info tho. I know you're all excited and itching to get at it, but I need to try to keep a schedule in place to ensure everyone has a chance to do things at the pace we set up. I don't want those that are busy in the beginning of the month to feel rushed or like they're falling behind. So, it's coming, promise, you just have to be patient. ;)

Terryt1955

Well that sounds fair. I know I haven't even started the Polar Bear from the Holiday Patchwork group and every time I see a new one posted I feel a little bit anxious.

AllPatchedUp

lol Exactly Terryt1955 . I'm trying to prevent panic attacks here!! smile
I've had a couple people message me afraid they were running behind already...I had to remind them they were fine. (at the time it was only the first week!! ;)
So, I just want to keep everything tidy and on schedule....puts people at ease. And, I'm sure the things will calm down some after a few months when the excitement wears a bit. :)

Terryt1955

HA! You're dealing with quilters. We are known for being a little OCD so anxiety comes with the territory. I never knew I was crazy until I started quilting. My kids always knew but I was in denial. Now it's clearly out in the open!

True
AllPatchedUp

LMAO Terryt1955 !!! Unfortunately I cannot disagree. ahem ;)

AllPatchedUp

Not that just you are crazy....we all are!! lol

Terryt1955

Allpatchedup It takes crazy to know crazy, right?!

AllPatchedUp

Yes, yes it does Terryt1955

That's why we all get along so well!! ;)

AllPatchedUp

Great block Terryt1955 . You did well letting your 'crazy' side go. ;)

Both are beautiful blocks...I loved the first but am glad that you were able to let go and see the process thru. Great job. :)

Terryt1955

Glad you like it! I'm glad I did a second one too. It was actually enjoyable this time around. Crazy is very good!

AllPatchedUp

Great! Enjoyable is fantastic! :)

Quilt455

Terryt, this is a great block I really like both of them. Very pretty fabrics.. I have yet to be able to make a truly scrappy quilt myself. I usually have to have everything matchy, matchy. I have been watching the blocks from Hive #1 and can not wait to see how Angela is going to put it all together. I am in Hive#3 and we start the 1st of Feb. And yes, I did pick the block that you were so kind to resize for me. Angela did the tutorial and True named the block. So I too am entering the world of scrappy quilts too.

Speattle

What beautiful straight seams you have there! A thing of beauty to look at for sure.

Terryt1955

Speattle Thank you so much for your kind words!

Terryt1955

Quilt455 Thanks! I'm dying to see how Angela puts it together as well. I hope we don't have t wait long. As far as being matchy matchy, I'm right there with you, STILL. Can't help it. Yay for Hive #3 starting up! Are you the queen for Feb?

Terryt1955

Quilt455 just went into Hive #3 and see that you are indeed Feb's queen. How exciting to be first and soon to receive all those lovely blocks. It's like Christmas for all of us to see everyone's creations.
Allpatchedup this was SUCH a wonderful idea you gave birth to!!

True

Terryt1955 Oh I love your crazy side;-) But is sure is hard eh? And Quilt455 have been watching all the hives as this is so much fun. So HAPPY Allpatchedup got us going.

AllPatchedUp

Thanks everyone. I'm glad the bee has been such a big hit! It's doing as much for me as for all of you. I'll be itching to work on putting my quilt together too. :)

Quilt455

Terryt1955 Yup, I get to go first. I am so, so excited. I can't wait to see the blocks everyone picks when they are queen. I love the blocks the other hives have picked so far. I think we are all going to be learn alot. When are you queen?

Terryt1955

Quilt455 Not until August so I'll have plenty of time to change my mind a million times! But it will be great fun to research and re-size blocks until I land on THE one!

Terryt1955

Thanks True and Carolmarie for humoring my crazy side. Who knows, by the time August rolls around I might just pick the most scrappy block of all to do.

Maura

I love it! I've done traditional log cabins... now I need to make a scrappy fun one!

Quilt455

Terryt1955 LOL. That is one of the reasons I was glad that I got to be Feb queen. If I had to wait until next Jan, I would be in a padded room from changing my mind so much.

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