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sunshine_sally 8:07pm, 29 April 2013
Welcome to Hive 1. Take a moment to introduce yourself.

sunshine_sally - Sarah
Colors: purple, pink & green with white background
NubeesAugustMosaic by sunshine_sally

Sent 3/3
Received 3/3

Oneygirl
Colors: baby...pink, blue, green, yellow
Sent 3/3
Received 0/3

Libellenart
Colors: teal,blue and brown
teal/brown and blue by Libellenart

Sent 3/3
Received 3/3

micchia - Renae
Colors: navy, coral and yellow. background color - white
navy coral yellow by micchia

Sent 3/3
Received 3/3


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 your 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.

Post photos of finish blocks and Mail blocks by May 25th. Yep, you may send the blocks 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
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
My name is Sarah and I will be the hive caretaker this month. I live in the beautiful, but very rural, mountains of NC. I live with two black labs, a spoiled cat and the world's most patient and indulgent husband. I'm a teacher at a small charter school and quilting is my escape. Since discovering Flickr and virtual bees last year, I have been inspired to try many new quilting techniques. I am currently enthralled by paper piecing and somewhat obsessed with English paper pieced hexagons.

My color this month are bright purple, bright/lime green and hot pink with a white background. I am adding these blocks to others I have received or made to make a quilt for my 5 year old goddaughter.

Here's my mosaic:
NubeesAugustMosaic by sunshine_sally


And here are the blocks I have received or made so far. The block in the top left corner is my test block for this month. It's a horrible picture. I am a lousy photographer!
NuBees blocks for purple, green, pink quilt by sunshine_sally
micchia 5 years ago
Hi, I'm Renae. I live in Indiana and am a Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. I love modern prints and playing with different colors. I'm not sure what I put on the sign up, but I would like navy, coral and yellow for my colors. If you need a background color, white would be great! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!
navy coral yellow by micchia
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I love your colors! I wouldn't have thought of that combination, but I really like it.
micchia 5 years ago
Thanks! I really liked the coral and navy combo from the sewpieceful hive and added the twist. It was tough choosing between yellow and lime green. Did you get a list of addresses, etc?
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I haven't received the spreadsheet yet. If I don't receive it shortly, I'll send everyone a fm and make a list.
micchia 5 years ago
Sounds good! Thanks!
smooth sleep [deleted] 5 years ago
I am checking in...my request is for blocks for baby quilts...no inspiration you choose the colors and the blocks....just think baby...pink, blue, green, yellow...
Libellenart 5 years ago
Thanks to Renae i made it !!! Checking in now and will post mosaic tomorrow :-) my colors are teal,blue and brown ...more later !
Libellenart Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Libellenart (member) 5 years ago
Oneygirl:

do you want your colors pastel or vibrant ?


oh and here is the promised mosaic :-)
teal/brown and blue by Libellenart
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
Good news! I have the spreadsheet with everyone's information. Here is the link: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AkybofDLQCUpdHBfWGZM...

Thanks for your patience!
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I love your colors and your mosaic.
Libellenart 5 years ago
Did a test block today in my colors,

what do you guys think ?

testblock in colors Teal,Brown and Blue for "nubee" group by Libellenart
smooth sleep [deleted] 5 years ago
Libellenart:

pretty!
smooth sleep [deleted] 5 years ago
Libellenart:

pastel would be great...
micchia 5 years ago
I think I am going to use this block. thebeeskneesaquiltingbee.blogspot.com/2012/08/getting-cau...
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I had intended to make paper pieced stars for this hive, However, I just finished making them for another bee and realized I may have bitten off more than I can chew. I was thinking this block may be a better choice. What do you think? craftytwinmommy.blogspot.com/2012/12/technique-tutorial-t...
Libellenart 5 years ago
sunshine_sally:

looks like a great block to me, visually very interesting !!!
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
What color do you want for your background?
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
Here is my test block in my colors. It's actually square, I'm just a bad photographer.
Nubees May 2013 Hive 1 by sunshine_sally
Libellenart Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Libellenart (member) 5 years ago
sunshine_sally:

I would like to have a white background please !

Like your test block, looks great !
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
Block for Oneygirl:
oneygirlBlock by sunshine_sally


Block for michia:
micchiaBlock by sunshine_sally


I'll get both of these in the mail tomorrow.
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I caught a second wind and finished the block for libellenart:
libellenartBlock by sunshine_sally



Please let me know when you mail and receive your blocks so I can keep the top post updated. Thanks!
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
This has been the quietest hive ever! Hopefully you are all enjoying beautiful spring weather. Please remember that blocks should be headed to the post office by 5/25. If you are running late or have hit a snag, please send me a fm.
micchia 5 years ago
Getting mine done tomorrow. My machine broke :(
micchia 5 years ago
Okay, almost done! Will post pics tomorrow! , got your block yesterday, it is great! Thanks!
Libellenart 5 years ago
sunshine_sally:

got your block , it looks great , love the colors !!!!

sorry for being so absent , my visitors keep me busy :-)
I will get the blocks done over the weekend , promise, should have time on Sunday ( hopefully) to finish up :-)

I am usually not that way, I do apologize. I know that you all are working hard to get your blocks out on time and I do too, but this time around I am so tied up with family. I love having them here to visit especially since I haven't seen them for a while but I do miss just sitting down and sew :-)
micchia Posted 5 years ago. Edited by micchia (member) 5 years ago
Mine are in the mail! Whew school is over and I now have TIME! The colors are a bit off in the picture :(

NuBees May 2013 by micchia
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I love the blocks you made! I really, really love Libellenart's block. It's so retro-modern and cool.

Whew! I'm glad the colors work. I spent more time choosing the fabric than making your block, lol.
Libellenart Posted 5 years ago. Edited by Libellenart (member) 5 years ago
So I did it, I finished the blocks !!!

Thanks for your everyone's patience.
I do apologize, it is so not my style to let people waiting on their blocks !

Top is Oneygirl
below Sunshine sally
to the right is micchia

Nubees  May 2013; Top is for Oneygirl, below for Sunshine sally and to the right Micchia by Libellenart
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
they are all gorgeous! I love that they all look so different. Mine is absolutely perfect for the quilt I am making for my Goddaughter. Thanks!!
micchia 5 years ago
Got yours today! Thanks, it is great!
smooth sleep [deleted] 5 years ago
mailed!
Libellenart 5 years ago
micchia:

I got yours yesterday, thanks !!! It looks great !
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I received your block this weekend. It is gorgeous!! Thanks!
smooth sleep [deleted] 5 years ago
Thank you so much for your blocks!
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I received your block today. It's even prettier in person. Thanks so much!
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
Could each of you give me a quick update of how many blocks you have sent & received? I think it has all gotten away from me. It's been a positively crazy month!

Thanks so much for all of your beautiful blocks. I am really impressed with the blocks coming out of this hive!
Libellenart 5 years ago
sunshine_sally:

I did send all blocks and received everyone's except Oneygirl, so far.
micchia 5 years ago
Sent all of mine, received all but Oneygirl.
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sunshine_sally 5 years ago
I received my block from yesterday. Thanks!!
Libellenart 5 years ago
Oneygirl:

got yours in the mail a few days ago, thank you so much !!!
micchia 5 years ago
Received my last one. Thanks.
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