Saturday, December 17, 2011

Orca step 4

I have finished step 4 of the Orca bay mystery. I won't be able to start the next 2 weeks as Christmas festivities will take priority this year.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Orca Mystery

Finally have some time in which to show my colors for this mystery quilt.  I am trying to go for an autumn look as I have a lot of these colors out at the moment.  I only have 50 more of the HST's do finish and I will be caught up.  When I first started making these pieces they looked so small! After creating the amount needed, they really started looking larger.. Optical illusion I think. It is fun to do but I have noticed that I really didn't have enough cut strings and strips in my scrap boxes.  I thought that they were exploding all over the place but when I went through and organized by color, it was sad... so sad... I guess that is what you get when one only has been quilting for a few years.

I haven't made much progress on the leaf quilt either.  I might get lucky to work on this in the next week or so...
 I took this picture with my i-Pad but I think I will stick with my camera for anymore posting.  The colors really don't show up well.  I thought that I would be able to post from the i-Pad but still working on learning about that process.
There is a quilt that I would like to finish by hand quilting over the holidays.  I have to create a pieced back first but thought that it could be something to do in the evenings while gabbing with family.  Do you remember this one?
I am thinking that I would use the leftover fabric from making the floating squares for the backing.  This picture doesn't show the next border set so that will be a surprise when I post the finished quilt.

Now, everyone knows that Bonny Hunter loves to look for quilt patterns all around her everywhere that she travels.  On my recent trip to California, I spied this pattern on the Alaskan plane and immediately thought of her.  Excuse the blurriness but I sprung the idea of the picture on my hubby as we were departing....
So cool!
I also spied this in a parking lot on Black Friday (yes, I tried it for the first time but at an sane hour) and just had to take the pic.

  I love the little motor...Anyway, long post but needed to show that I am still in the sewing room but really don't have much to show for it....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Was way behind

After 8 lovely Thanksgiving days with our loving inlaws in California, I was finally back home. While we were gone, it rained quite heavy here and our roof decided to spring a leak. Ugh! Hopefully tomorrow it will be fixed which is great as they are calling for more. I have managed to get the laundry done, 3/4 of the Christmas cards written out, that pesky lightbulb changed (you know, the one you only remember when you try to turn it on?),and reconnected with my kittens. They are almost 2 years old but they are still my babies. If any of you follow Bonny Hunter's blog at, you know that she is always looking with the quilter's eye for patterns around her. While I was on the Alaska airline flight down south, I spied a pattern! My I-pad won't upload the picture so will show it next time. I just finished part 2 of the Orca mystery quilt but ran out of time to link to her post. I just realized that tomorrow is part three. Oh well, at least I finally caught up!