Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WIP Wednesday - Stash Bee Blocks

This year, I joined Stash Bee 2016.  If you're interested, you can sign up for Stash Bee 2017 starting November 1.

I was Queen Bee for September and requested an HST block using white, grey, black, and one orange.  I used the following Kona colours in the block I made:  Iron, Coal, Silver, Pepper, White, Charcoal, Shadow, and Tangerine.


Here is a close up of six of the blocks.  Great shades of orange.  Thanks to all my hive mates.


One hive mate sent me two blocks, and I'm waiting on two more blocks to arrive in the mail.  On the advice of Dena @ No Frickin' Blog Yet, I think I'm going to make another four blocks so it ends up being square.

This is probably not the final layout, but I just love it!!  I'm going to leave it on my design wall so I can look at it every day.


Time to start making more blocks.  I'm excited to get this top all pieced together.

I hope you're all working on something fun this week.


Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation


27 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, I love getting to see all the blocks together. Those pops of orange are fantastic!

Vanni said...

I can only agree with Yvonne! This block can absolutely stand alone but seeing all of them together is also great. I'm curious on how you'll be quilting it :-)

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

Very neat layout, Anja! I love how the orange pop brings it all together!

Stitchin At Home said...

I agree with Yvonne those pops of orange are wonderful.

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I love this one Anja. Wonderful.

Jan A. said...

I love your color choices. Can hardly wait for the finish.

DeborahGun said...

This looks fantastic, and what a great way to get so many HST's without making them all yourself :-)

Puppilalla said...

These are really coll blocks. I already marvelled at them at Stash Bee and the quilt top will look stunning. Such a good idea of yours to ask for this block =)
Greetings from Stash Bee Hive 8

Laurel's Stitches said...

Gorgeous oranges! Love the layout, looking forward to seeing the rest!

Jayne said...

I love this one too! The pop of orange is so effective! And of course...HST's and grey are a great combination too!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

These look absolutely fabulous! I'm loving the pop of orange against the black and grey. This one is going to be fabulous! :)

Susan said...

This is really, really nice! You've got great value changes, and love the pops of color - looking forward to the finish! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

Nicole said...

LOVE this so far!

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

How did I know there would be orange somewhere ? The contrast of the Orange with the black and grey is great

Bernie Kringel said...

Awesome. Such an effective block Anja. 😊

Leanne Parsons said...

I love this, Anja! Those pops of orange are perfect, especially since they're all different shades.

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Love it! I'm still in love with orange so this is great eye candy for me. Thanks for sharing.

JanineMarie said...

I love how these blocks all play so nicely together. Great blocks for this time of year, with just enough orange to be really striking.

the zen quilter said...

OH wow - love love love it! The colors - all of it. Very cool.

Lorna McMahon said...

Those blocks are looking so good hanging up on the design wall. And the orange really pops against those neutrals. What a great choice for a bee block!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

That works really well! What a clever and creative bee block.

Anonymous said...

Love the colours....love the blocks...love everything about it.

Tish Stemple said...
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Tish Stemple said...

I love all those little pops of orange amoung the blacks, whites and gray. This is gonna look great!

KaHolly said...

Oh, Anja, it's fantabulous! I've had an HST quilt gelling in my brain lately, too, and after seeing this beauty, I know I have to do it! Am just loving your color selections! Well done, young lady! You've got the gift! XO

Dena said...

Oh that Dena@nofreakingblogyet!! I love this blocks and it will look so great when it gets all together.

Dena said...

Oh that Dena@nofreakingblogyet!! I love this blocks and it will look so great when it gets all together.