Friday, November 18, 2011

Zoom zoom!

Step 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville mystery, Orca Bay, is up and I'm finished!  224 little quarter square triangle blocks in gold and shirtings.  And I mean LITTLE - 2 1/2", they finish at 2".  The lady likes to work small!

It sounded daunting but once I got started it went quickly.  I even made a few extra because I have done stupid things before like losing pieces and accidentally throwing them away.  So I have spares.

One thing I did this morning that I should have gotten out of the way earlier was to cut fat quarters of all the golds I used today so in the future I don't have to drag out a bunch of yardage at every step to cut just a few pieces of each.  I had 21 golds and even more shirtings.  The shirtings were in fat quarters already but most of the golds were in pieces of a yard or more. A fat quarter of each was more than adequate, and so much easier to handle.  Before the next step I need to do that for my reds and greens.   


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the quick finish of step 1. Sandy

Libby said...

Those are really cute! Did you do yours with the comp. ruler?

The Calico Cat said...

CRAZY!

YankeeQuilter said...

I was proud of myself for making 60 this weekend...I can't believe you've finished! They look great!

Jo said...

I am hoping to make a few extra too. I like BIG quilts and might end up making it a bit bigger.

Alycia said...

Great job - love the colors!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Those look great. Love the color.

Krista said...

I love your colour! I only got 100 done this weekend, but I can't wait to see step 2 on Friday.

The Nifty Stitcher said...

Congratulations on finishing part 1 already! Your colours look great.

Leeann said...

Oooo this is going to be interesting using gold instead of black! I'm not brave enough to change the colours as this is the first mystery I've done. I'm sure your gold will look great though. I liked the RRCB quilts last year that used different colours. Roll on Friday for more sewing.

Sue Daurio said...

Oh those are so so soooooo pretty!! Any you're done already?? Inspirational!!

Marj said...

Love your color choice.

SewWhatsNew said...

Great colors. You work really fast.I am still sewing mine.

Leeanne said...

Hey this looks great! I am exchanging the black for brown and the red for orange.....that is when I get to start, I had to order my rulers from Australia as no one in New Zealand had them.....it's not a race though? I feel like I am coming last with seeing everyone's progress....LOL!

Ellen said...

Holy moly...you are quick and they are very cute. You chose nice colours.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Nice color choice! excited to see the end resulsts.