Saturday, December 3, 2011

Orca Bay Myster Step#3

Well, I finished step #3. I thought for sure we would be using reds in this step...but not so. I had to dig deep to find blacks, not much plain black so used black with patterns on it. 350 half square triangles unfinished size 2" that is a lot of sewing, pressing and trimming. Bonnie your are working us hard for this mystery:)
I had made some HST too small for step #1 so had 98 already made, am I ever glad I didn't throw them out.
You can learn more about the mystery quilt at Orca Bay Myster quilt
Here are my little lovlies.
I don't have any of Bonnie's rulers so I used the Wondercut Ruler for the HST. You sew two strips together, one dark and one light,  sewing on both edges.

Then use the dandy ruler to cut them, it really makes fast work of HST and is a method that I like to use. After cutting you just press the seam open and voila! a perfect HST. I can make 24 from two strips of fabric cut the WOF.
So far I am enjoying this mystery  a lot, and am looking forward to Step #4...will we use our reds???? Stay tuned
Lovely day in the north, little snow on the ground and above zero :)


Leeanne said...

that is a neat way to make the HST. I had to order my rulers from Australia as no one here in New Zealand had them.I am looking forward to seeing if we use some different colour next too?

Jane Monk said...

OMG ... I love this method of making HST wow. Looking nice ... Red might be next, or will Bonnie keep us guessing!!

Linda said...

I think your HSTs great! I love how you made them. I have to try that.

Candace said...

Those are going to be great with those awesome string blocks.

carolyn berroeta said...

I wish I had known about your method before ! I know Thangles, I used that for RRCB, but this time used the easy angle. However, yours looks like a good method too.

scraphappy said...

Love your variety of fabrics so far. The wonder cut ruler looks like a nice time saver.

Cyn ;-) said...

Hi... your HSTs look great! Nifty way to make them. I watched the U-vid on the net to see what it is. Very interesting.
Me, too; I hope we get to use some red!
You have a great blog!