Thursday, January 23, 2020

Hive 1 Block for Amanda

Hi, this is Marie from Maine
Didn't have as many reds as I thought so hope this will fit in.  As for what else I enjoy doing, I also love to be out in the garden (although it's  more a test of wills between me and the deer at this point) and reading.  I recently started the Outlander series and am hooked.  The woman knows how to make you turn a page.
Thanks for a fun block Amanda

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Block for Amanda

Hello Hive 1
I'm Rose, I live in New Jersey with my Husband of 45 years. We are retired and try to travel a few times a year. I love to read and of course sew. I try to get a little bit of both in each day.
The days that our 2 year old granddaughter comes over becomes only about her. I love it.
I have been in stash bee for a few years. I enjoy trying different blocks.
I must admit, I have to remember to read the directions and pay attention . I have 2 blocks here because the block on the right was the first. When I looked back to post it, I realized I made it, I had to find more red squares and start again. I am sending you both. Maybe you can use it on the back.
Enjoy Rose

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Hive 1 Block for Amanda


I'm a bit late in posting this, as Amanda has already let me know that the block has reached her.

To answer the question about hobbies:
I do like reading, crime mysteries and also novels.
However, I try not to start, as it keeps me up too late at night...
Not sure if this counts: I also like sewing other things than quilts, mainly for the home, even dabbled a bit in sewing clothes.
Over time I tried a variety of crafts (cross-stitch, silversmithing, paper crafts...), but abandoned most of them due to time (and money) restraints.


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Jan 2020 Hive 1 for Amanda

These were fun blocks to make for Amanda, but after I had them sewn together, I realized I measured wrong for the white strips!! I showed them to Amanda, and offered to remake. She is wonderful and said they were fine!

 I think all the blocks will make a wonderful quilt!

Quilting is my #1 hobby. I don't read books anymore, but I download and listen while I'm quilting or cleaning(definitely not a hobby!). I also cross stitch and crochet. When the weather gets nice--and it was beautiful in northern NJ this weekend!!!--I like to be outside! These should be in the mail to you tomorrow Amanda!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Hive 1 for Amanda from Kathie

A bold color choice for January.  My husband says he loves every color, as long as it is red, so he'd love the quilt that you make from these blocks.  Here's mine.
Other than quilting, I also love to read and to do puzzles.  I can't start my day without doing the crossword and Sudoku in the morning paper.  There there's also KenKen and Kakuro on my Ipad.  Am I missing any that you'd recommend?  

Looking forward to some fun sewing this year.

Kathie L in Allentown, PA

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Hive 1 January Block for Amanda

Hive 1 January Block for Amanda

Thank you Amanda for such a fun easy block to start the year! I mailed it off yesterday.

Sorry for the duplicates, I did not realize how much I lacked in RED.  Perfect excuse to order a few new fabrics but some of them ended up a bit too orangy  (IMO) so I decided against using them. I also ended up with a stack of extra 5x5 squares so those are coming your way as well!

Some of my other hobbies include fishing, paddle boarding, fossil hunting, shell collecting, and my now favorite - going to the gym.  I'm very excited for 2020! I just signed up for an online FMQ class and can't wait to gain some new skills.


Monday, January 6, 2020

Hive 1 for Amanda

This was a fun block to make. I had trouble with one strip, I hope it will trim up ok. This is my second year doing the Stash Bee, and I’m enjoying learning new techniques. I’m retired and recently moved to NE Pennsylvania along the Delaware River. I enjoy watching the eagles soar by from my sewing room! Other than quilting, I love to read and enjoy games on my IPAD. Always looking for opponents for Words With Friends😉. Sorry picture is upside down!

Hive 1 January Red Block for Amanda

Hi, this is my first time participating in the Stash Bee block exchange and my first ever blog post.  Doing new things is a great way to start the year!

This was a fun block to make.  Please let me know if the little bit of black in my white is offensive.  It was the only true white in my stash.  For about a minute I thought about going to the store but didn’t want to break the “stash” rule.  Was I wrong to use what I had?

To answer Amanda’s question about what else I love to do, I must say reading, road trips with my husband, and spending time with family.   Karen

Thursday, January 2, 2020

January RED block for Hive 1

This was a challenging block for me because for some reason I have hardly any mostly-red fabrics in my stash.  I don't know why that is, because I really do like red.  The hunt is part of the fun, though, and I dug around and found some red print charm squares and a red blender that were just right for Amanda's January block.  The instructions were easy to follow, and it turned out looking pretty good, if I do say so myself.  The lighting was bad for my photo--the white fabric really is white, not cream as it looks in the picture.

I'm excited to be starting another year of Stashbee with hivemates old and new.  To answer Amanda's question--my other hobbies include knitting, crochet, quilting, garment sewing, beading, and cross stitch.  I like having different things to pick up and do whenever I have time.  Happy New Year, Stashbees.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Hive 1 red block for Amanda

Well, that was fun.  I definitely want to make a quilt like this too.  I hope these reds will work for your plan.  You asked us to tell about any other creative things we do.  I have tried a lot of crafty things over the years but currently am knitting, making stained glass projects and am quilting.  I love each one when I am immersed in the project. Looking forward to hearing from the other bees in Hive 1.