Archive for December, 2011

Not Quite Caught Up

19 Dec

I have been following along with the Orca Bay Mystery from Bonnie Hunter, but I am just not quite caught up! I keep thinking that I’ll add my blog to her Monday link-up, but each week I find myself thinking that I haven’t caught up and I’m not sure if I should post… but I’m going to add my blog this week! (Bonnie Hunter did say that it was okay to go at your own pace…)

So… here are some pics of the progress I have made (definitely have to celebrate the small steps).

Lots of fun tiny triangles!

I still have to add the other black triangles to the HSTs, but I will hopefully have a chance to cut and sew them over this next week.

These are just too cool.

I wasn’t sure at first about the string piecing – but RRCB got me going and now I look forward to projects that have this technique. Obviously, I have a few of my blue string blocks made, a few to trim, and several more to actually sew together.

No, they aren't for weaving!

But at least I got organized! I have red strips and blue strips cut and ready to use. I don’t know if you can really see it, but in the red basket I have my phone book paper and the Companion Angle ruler. I had to laugh because when I got to the Red Block step I was trying to find an easy way to trim the blocks. I just about broke down and ordered the ruler thinking that I would have to save the last part of the step (trimming the triangles) for later. Then, I was organizing some other containers with projects and I found (drumroll please) a Companion Angle ruler! I didn’t even know that I had one and now I can’t wait to dig into the reds and try it out for the first time.

So pretty, oh so pretty!

And since I’m celebrating the small things – look at all this pretty fabric. I love the color choices and can’t wait to see what it will be like all put together.

If you are interested in seeing other quilters’ progress on this mystery, check out the linkup on Quiltville!