Monday, December 26, 2011

Design Wall Monday #48

Since there are 52 weeks in the year and I have 48 design wall monday blog postings for 2011, which must mean I missed a couple along the way! I enjoy the practice of keeping track of what is in my sewing room by posting a design wall photo each Monday, and thank Judy for this inspiration, and for hosting a link up each Monday.
On the design wall today are my first blocks for Orca Bay mystery step #6.  
I am using Elaine's idea of putting the same fabric in the corners to calm the blocks down a bit.
And I am enjoying the relaxing pace of sewing something that doesn't have a Christmas deadline!
Here is my sewing for this afternoon...all the pieces cut and ready to make more star blocks.
I think this quilt is developing a soft and lacy feel to it and is a pleasure to sew.
To see what other quilters are sewing today, hop over to Patchwork Times and then stop by Quiltville for mystery quilt updates.

21 comments:

  1. I really like how your blocks are turning out-love your fabrics!

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  2. Love the fabrics you've chosen for Orca! So different from everyone else's! After hearing a friend moan about all the hst's she had to make, I decided it's not for me! But it's going to be gorgeous.

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  3. Your post gave me the answer to my predicament by using the same fabric in the corners. Because I was using all sorts of blues, the stars were a bit 'lost'.I love your fabrics, I used them on a quilt I recently made.

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  4. Oh boy, Kathy, I just hope we have a good idea! 8-)) Scarey not knowing the end result, isn't it? BTW, your colors are really lovely. Those are my favorites.

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  5. Beautiful! I like the controlled colorway very much (though Bonnie's kitchen sink approach usually looks pretty terrific too!) I missed a couple of design walls too this year.

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  6. Good for you to have some of clue 6 done. Keep at it.

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  7. Your colors are really neat.

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  8. Oh lovely cosy winter colours

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  9. I do like the look of these fabrics. They are unique among the Orca Bay posts I have seen.
    Yes, no Christmas deadline is delightful. I say it every year, but I am going to get a head start on Christmas for next year. *LOL*

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  10. I like that idea you got from Elaine. We'll see how it works out. Maybe I'll make one of these yet, when I get back to my machine after next week. I'm saving the Clues.

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  11. I am saving the clues but haven't started yet. I like your idea of using the browns instead of blacks. Your blocks are great. Happy New Year.

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  12. I love your fabrics Kathy. Your blocks look really pretty.xx

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  13. That is a good idea to use matching blocks in the corners of the blocks - that combination of CONROLLED SCRAPPY really looks good!

    Good job on your UFO'S too!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

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  14. Once again.....your fabric choices are BEAUTIFUL! Your quilt will be amazing!

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  15. Very pretty blocks. Enjoy your sewing time!

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  16. your blocks are beautiful, the colors are so warm and wonderful

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  17. Very beautiful fabrics & blocks. Love their soft look.
    Happy New Year , XO

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  18. I really like your color choise, your blocks are beautiful!

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  19. Your Ohio Stars look really good. I think that you are going to have a beautiful quilt.

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