Monday, December 5, 2011
Orca Bay Part 3
Well part 3 was making 350 half square triangle in black and neutral! Here they are all sewn, in a heap waiting to be pressed. I used the Easy Angle ruler to cut them as Bonnie recommends, and found it easy and the units sewed up accurately.. yaaaayyy!
I sewed these blocks as I watched eldest Son decide what to take to Australia and what to leave behind. Not something I could do for him, but I kept him company, and was there when he asked what I thought.
We dropped him off at the bus to Auckland airport this morning, with over weight bags, extra money to pay for them, and a packed lunch! I cried, couldn't help it, but I did try not to.
I left the pressing till I came home. I knew I'd like something mindless to do when I came home.
It has been good to have this mystery to do, has given me something else to think about.
Here's all 350 of my half square triangles pressed and sorted into piles of like squares.
See in the background left over blue strips from my string blocks? I got a bit carried away with cutting blue strips, oh well if they don't go into this quilt they can go into a log cabin I have started.
And here are all the blue string blocks (72) finished from part 2 of the mystery.
It's still not too late if you'd like to join in. Use this link to see all the details of Orca Bay on Bonnie's blog.
Bonnie is having another 'linky' of blogger's who are doing the mystery , so go and check them out. There are lots of people doing different colour ways.
Last week it got up to 125 blogs linking up! I wonder if there will be more this time.
And I thought I'd show you these fat quarters that my eldest picked out for me, before he left Hamilton. I had a voucher but couldn't get there to use it, so I asked him to pick some fabric for me. He was a bit nervous about picking out fabric, but I said I'd be happy with anything. He did well, I like them all.