Monday, August 29, 2011

August Wildflower Rhapsody BOM Pictures

I guess everyone is or has been on vacation. I had not received many pictures of finished block, but they are starting to come in now. Below are Renea A and Gloria D's blocks. If you have finished your block, send me a picture before midnight on Wednesday this week. Just need to have it before the drawing is held on the 1st of September. Remember the incentive award is a pattern to make Lori Holt's applique pattern Quilter's World. A fun and unique pattern. We sell it for $22 on our website. If you belong to Beehive Quilt's Wildflower Rhapsody BOM, you can participate - just send us a picture of your August completed block.

Good job, ladies. By the way Gloria lives in New England area and has had problems with electricity. I hope she is well and her house is in no danger of the flooding. The same to all you the area that has been affected by Irene.

Renea A block. She added a couple of applique to her block.

Gloria D's block.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Measuring Your Bed for a Quilt

The following information was on Blank Quilting e-mail. To see all that Blank Quilting has to offer, go to http://www.blankquilting.com/. I love their website because they have a lot of free patterns you can download.

Measuring Your Bed for a Quilt



When making quilt for a bed we often forget to consider the size of the bed, resulting in a quilt that is too short or hangs down to the floor.


Measure the mattress width (A) and add twice the length (B) of the quilt that hangs over the mattress. This is called the "drop." (C)

For coverlets: measure from the top of the mattress to slightly past the bottom of the bed rail.

If you want the quilt to cover your pillows, measure the mattress length, then add one drop length plus 10" to 20".


Keep on Quilting!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Quilter's Garden Block of the Month (BOM)



Beehive Quilts is offering a beautiful Block of the Month (BOM) starting in January 2012. This BOM offers several pieced blocks and appliqu├ęd vine to really give it a garden look.

The fabrics used will come from a collection by Lydia Quigley of the Rabbit Factory and sold by Clothworks Textiles. You can see that collection at http://www.clothworkstextiles.com/collection.asp?ID=302.

As we have done in the past we are trying to keep the costs down for you, the quilter. This beautiful quilt will be just $18.95 per month, pattern included. The normal cost for the pattern is $18.

To sign up for this BOM, just go to Beehive Quilts and pay $25 for the signup fee, which locks you into being part of this beautiful BOM. This is a non-refundable fee. Then on January 1st (or 2nd), you will be charged the $12 for the pattern and $18.95 for the first block for a total of $30.95. On the first of each month you will be charged only $18.95 for that month’s block. All blocks will be mailed no later than the 10th of each month. It is a 12 month program and the last block will be sent in December 2012.

We offer a chance with our BOM participants to win a gift each month. This will be offered with this quilt as well.




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Annoucement of Two New Block of the Month Programs

Beehive Quilts is proud to announce that two new BOM programs will be starting January 2012.

One is Lori Holt's design called Apron Club. It will be a quilt done in 1930s reproduction fabrics with a white background fabric.










The other BOM called A Quilter's Garden from the Rabbit Factory and fabric from Clothworks.

Watch our website for the ability to sign up for these BOMs. The sign up will be posted there soon.

Keep on Quilting!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flying Geese Tutorial - Sew Easy

Love to have flying geese in your quilts but hate to make flying geese? Watch this tutorial by Ricky Tims. You will never be hesitant to make those geese again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0C_QL8Y

Here is a link to several other ways to make the flying geese pattern. I usually do the second one. They each have their own advantages. Try each one and see which one works best for you.

http://www.quilterscache.com/H/Howtomakegeese.html



Keep on Quilting

Monday, August 1, 2011

BOM Incentive Winner for July's Block

Congratulations goes out to Rene A. She is the winner of the July BOM incentive. She will receive a kit for a Doggie wall hanging.

August's incentive is a copy of Lori Holt's quilt pattern called Quilter's World. This pattern is an applique pattern. To go along with the pattern, the winner will also receive a package of Lite Steam-A-Seam to assist in the applique process if they want to do the iron on and stitch on the edge applique.

To be part of this incentive drawing, all you have to do is be a member of Beehive Quilts Wildflower Rhapsody BOM and send a copy of your finished August block to me before the end of the month. The drawing is always held on the 1st of the next month.

Good luck.

Keep on Quilting

Lori Holt's Quilt Pattern
Incentive for the August BOM.