Bee's Hive

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Duffle bag for Befuddled Quilt

This was so much fun to make. I've really enjoyed making the quilt and duffle bag with these bright colors and no rules!  I used blocks and fabric that was sent to me to make the yard of fabric needed for the outside. Instead of ugly metal D rings I used black plastic belt slides with jewels in them to give it a teenage look. This bag will serve as a way to pack up and travel as she moves around and also for storage. I also worked on other things for my DGD who is going off to college but I'll post those later and hope by then I have a new camera.



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Befuddled almost done

I changed the width of the white strips and added the border to the top and halfway down the sides. One more strip of white on the bottom and the top will be complete.



Saturday I'll be on a big hunt for the batting that might have ended up being taken to the storage. I hate being ripped up like this. We just need a much larger place to live. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Befuddled top is almost done

I ran out of Kona white but I'll start working on the border until we have a shopping day. I tried to lay this out so all the ladies could see the blocks they sent. I have some blocks pulled aside for the duffle bag that will hold this quilt and some will go in the border. This quilt represents blocks and fabric from 31 States and two Countries. I think that's amazing!





Thursday, July 24, 2014

The "Befuddled" quilt

I've finished strip 3 and am working on strip 4.

I'm calling this the "Befuddled" quilt. It reminds me of just how confused my granddaughter is right now. Then I added the white strips...someday she'll find her own white strips to follow and things will be okay.

This is the Orphan Block Quilt that was my inspiration. I think the white strips in my quilt will give the eye a place to rest. This has been great therapy, keeping my mind off the sad and working on something I think she will enjoy having.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Starting the Orphan block quilt

I've been working on the quilt for my granddaughter. So many blocks, so many sizes!  Here is the start. This is the first 2 strips on the left side of the quilt. I'm thinking of splitting the white and putting a bright yellow strip down the center. First I have to get the blocks together. It's like a puzzle finding the block that will fit here and there!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Saving Eliza.........

I've been supporting Saving Eliza for a while now. I shared it on Face Book but this is the first time I'm putting it on my blog. Eliza needs your help. Every $5.00 counts towards this clinical trial and time is running out for her.

Today while we celebrate the 4th of July won't you eat one less treat and donate to help this little girl and all the rest of the children who have this awful disease?  The clinical trial could be the answer to someday saving all these children and allowing their parents to say, "My child had this but now she/he is cured."