Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Orca Bay step #2

I have finished step #2 for the Orca Bay mystery quilt. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/orca-bay-mystery.html
It was a lot of fun putting together these 3.5" string blocks.72 of them finished. I  started out using computer paper for foundation...didn't work well too hard to rip off. Then I used newspaper, ahhh it worked very well and came off so easily. I really enjoyed putting the shades of blue/purple/and gold together.  And certainly used up a lot of scrap fabric.
Waiting for the next step.
Have a great Day!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Orca Bay Mystery quilt part #1

A little diversion from my art quilts. I've joined Bonnie Hunter's group to complete the Orca Bay Mystery Quilt.
I dug out all my blacks and neutrals and started making half square triangles, and put these together to form 228 Hour Glass blocks...lot's of piecing, but that is fine with me. At this time I need something to take my mind off life.
I have my blues and reds picked and look forward to the next step.
This is the first mystery I've done with Bonnie, and I'm very excited about it all.
Here are my hour glass blocks.