DamascSt 12:36am, 30 April 2013
Welcome to Hive 2. Take a moment to introduce yourself.

Anna (DamascSt)
Colors: black, red, gold/yellow
Background: same as above or white
Sent/Received: 3/3
Black Red and Gold Mosaic by DamascSt

Brandy (mariposafae)
Colors: low volume with a pop of color
Background: low volume
Sent/Received: 3/0
low volume by thirteenquilts (mariposafae)

Lisa (Waffie80)
Colors: coral, teal, grey
Background: white
Sent/Received: 3/3
mosaicGrayTealCoral by Waffie80

SaraMargaret0706
Colors: navy, teal, coral
Background: white
Sent/Received: 3/2
navy teal coral by SaraMargaret0706

I've also included all deadlines below because our swap has a relatively short timeline.

Received by May 2nd: Hive information received

Posted by May 5th: 1st Check-in
For the first check-in, write an introduction, create a mosaic and post it in the hive thread. Updated for clarity: If you want to post your mosaic in the group pool earlier than the 5th, feel free. The fifth day of the month is just the last day to do so.

Posted by May 15th: Second Check-in
For the second check-in, post progress photos of completed or semi-completed blocks. You can post photos of your fabric pulls and a link to the pattern/tutorial you are using.

Post photos of finish blocks and Mail blocks by May 25th. You are of course welcome to send them early. 

The Blocks:
Each member is required to complete (3) 12.5in blocks in the requested colors of their fellow hive members. Please only use quilt shop quality fabrics that has not been previously washed. Also, since this swap has a pretty short deadline, it’s best to keep the blocks design simple and manageable
hey! my name is brandy and i live in bluffton, sc with my spouse and 2 silly cats, denver omelet and tattery jane. i've been quilting for almost a year and love it! my color choice for this round is low volume with a pop of a bright color.
low volume by thirteenquilts (mariposafae)

and these are the blocks that i have rec'd so far
star hive a 3x6 all by thirteenquilts (mariposafae)
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
I'm using the same photo mosaic I have in the past to add to my collections of blocks to eventually have a bed quilt. My colors are navy, teal, and coral on kona white background please :) Can't wait to see what you all do!

navy teal coral by SaraMargaret0706
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
some hive blocks by SaraMargaret0706


For reference here are some I've already received in other groups. They are awesome! And my lighting must be the pits because I swear it is coral, not orange :)
Waffie80 5 years ago
Hello!! My name is Lisa and I live in Va Beach. I was re-introduced to quilting about two years ago by my good friend Sara and thanks to her, I am now an active participant in Flickr Swaps and Bees.

I am continuing with my color scheme from a previous block swap: Coral, Teal and Gray with Kona White as the background. My mosaic -

mosaicGrayTealCoral by Waffie80


I'm excited to get started!!
DamascSt 5 years ago
Waffie80: Welcome! We're happy to have you.

Everyone has checked in and you can start making your blocks if you would like.
Libellenart Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Libellenart (member) 5 years ago
DamascSt:


gehoere zum Hive 1 und habe kurz rein geschaut um zu sehen was ihr so alle macht :-) kurze rede langer sinn...
Love your colors !
super klasse !!! I am curious what the other bees come up with .
DamascSt 5 years ago
Libellenart: Hallo und danke. Ich bin auch sehr gespannt was alle machen.

Hello ladies, just wanted to check in to see if you've started picking out patterns and fabric. I think I'm going to attempt to make this block: www.quilterscache.com/S/StripesASpinningBlock.html
thirteenquilts (mariposafae) PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by thirteenquilts (mariposafae) (member) 5 years ago

i like it!

i'm thinking about something like this
this

i'll be making my test block this weekend

i think i have plenty of everyone's colors...except for coral. i'll be searching this weekend for some. if you have any suggestions i'm open! :)
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
mariposafae:

Love it!
I lied! ;) i do have some coral! I hope sara and lisa like tula!:-)
DamascSt 5 years ago
Practice block made:
Nubees May 2013 Hive 2 - Me by DamascSt
DamascSt 5 years ago
mariposafae: I like the pattern you picked out.
test block:
nubee may 13 test block by thirteenquilts (mariposafae)

came together nicely


your block is great!
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
mariposafae:

of course! Tula sounds great.
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
mariposafae:

I thought I emailed this question but apparently not. Who knows where it went. But when you say low volume fabric...I know that means low contract but does it need to be cream/tan type colors too? I have a green fabric that is light and low contrast but I don't want it to be an eye sore in your project. I probably have something tan just have to keep searching :)
Sara- does Not need to be tan/ cream, any color is great. I just happen to have lots of tan low volume fabrics
DamascSt 5 years ago
SaraMargaret0706: Glad you asked, I was wondering the same thing. I doubt I have much in the way of low volume, since I love my fabrics saturated in tone.
DamascSt 5 years ago
mariposafae: I do have another question. I was going to do the pop of color for you in the four windmill blades, is that too much? Or should I just do only one or two of the stripes?
Anna - windmill blades will be great. I think a little variation will make the overall design more interesting. And you can do solids too if you are lacking low volume:-)
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
mariposafae:

I found some tan low volume in my stash. Yay!
Waffie80 5 years ago
DamascSt:

I like this block!!! Looks very familiar!! :-)
Waffie80 5 years ago
My test block:

NuBees Block April 2013 by Waffie80
i'll be doing fabric pulls this afternoon and I hope to finish all blocks this weekend:)
DamascSt 5 years ago
Everyone please post pictures of either your test blocks or your fabric pulls for the mid-month check-in.


nubee fabric anna may 2013 by thirteenquilts (mariposafae)




nubee fabric lisa may 2013 by thirteenquilts (mariposafae)




nubee fabric sara may 2013 by thirteenquilts (mariposafae)
i finished anna's block
nubee anna may 2013 by thirteenquilts (mariposafae)

but i just realized that it isn't oriented in the background like the test one that i made.

if you want me to change it i will. just let me know:)
Actually - it is, i just have to turn it. duh. :-P
DamascSt 5 years ago
mariposafae: I love it, it looks great!
DamascSt Posted 5 years ago. Edited by DamascSt (member) 5 years ago
Fabric pull for Brandy:
2013 Hive 2 Brandy - Fabrics by DamascSt

Fabric pull for Lisa:
2013 Hive 2 Lisa - Fabrics by DamascSt

Fabric pull for Sara:
2013 Hive 2 Sara - Fabrics by DamascSt
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
DamascSt:

I love mine! I like the star navy especially :)
&

I am working on yours (hexie is done for lisa and pieces cut and partially assembled for sara) but I had a death in the family and i'm probably not going to finish them until this weekend. sorry for the delay.
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
mariposafae:

I am in no rush. Take your time.
DamascSt 5 years ago
mariposafae:

I'm sorry to hear that.

I have all of the paper piecing done, just need to trim and sew them together.
DamascSt 5 years ago
Since it's a holiday weekend, let's make the mail by date the 28th instead of tomorrow. I know I'm not getting to a post office this weekend.

I already know about Brandy's circumstances, does anyone else think they might not finish by the 28th?
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
DamascSt:

I'll finish next week after family leaves from the holiday. Sorry! I have Lisa's done and other fabric cut. I'm so close!
DamascSt 5 years ago
Block for Brandy:
Nubees May 2013 Hive 2 - Brandy by DamascSt

Block for Lisa:
Nubees May 2013 Hive 2 - Lisa by DamascSt

Block for Sara:
Nubees May 2013 Hive 2 - Sara by DamascSt
DamascSt 5 years ago
Could everyone send me their email and address? I cannot seem to locate them anywhere.
mariposafae@gmail.com (brandy)
DamascSt 5 years ago
Sorry, should have made that more clear. Could you FM me your full name, address and email?
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
DamascSt:

love it!
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
Finished all my blocks. woohoo! Thank goodness for a day off. I'll get them in the mail tomorrow. Hope you all like them.
DamascSt 5 years ago
I am waiting on Lisa to reply and then I will send around addresses. If she hasn't responded by Thursday, I'll send around the addresses I have right now.
DamascSt 5 years ago
I sent everyone's addresses via email. Let me know if you didn't get it.
DamascSt 5 years ago
I am mailing mine today. Everythings in envelopes and ready to go, just need to make it over to the post office during my lunch.
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
Mine went out this morning! Yay!
mine went out this morning:)
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
mariposafae:

Love my block!!! Thank you!
SaraMargaret0706 5 years ago
DamascSt:

received my block and I like it even more in person. Love your fabrics!
DamascSt 5 years ago
I received both Brandy's and Sara's blocks. Thanks ladies! They look great.

Just waiting on Lisa.
Waffie80 5 years ago
All blocks received!!
DamascSt 5 years ago
Received Lisa's today.
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