Saturday, December 10, 2011

FNSI and Orca Bay Report

It was a lovely relaxing Friday Night Sew-In. The kids were both away, and I indulged in a few of my favorite things. 
I did some hand stitching on my Journey of a Quilter project. My goal is to finish the stitching on these blocks in 2011. I have been working on this quilt for 4 years and really wanted my last "design wall posting" of this year to be the finished blocks for this quilt. I'm sure I will make it!
I watched a few Christmas specials on TV, and enjoyed some beverages (the photo shows a coffee with Baileys...by the time the martinis started there were no additional photos taken!) I did some cutting for more civil war blocks, but don't have any finished blocks to show yet.
I also finished the next step for the Orca Bay mystery, all the while congratulating myself on the 2 decisions I made to make this project more manageable...1) to make half of all the blocks required (and a smaller sized quilt) and 2) to replace all the string blocks with chunks of fabric (so much quicker for this busy time of year).
The art quote on the right hand side of my blog today says:
"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral" 
Frank Lloyd Wright. 
I think I am sewing a chicken house, but am delighted with it!
If you want some inspiration, hop over to the FNSI list and see what 160 other quilters around the world worked on last night, and then go to Quiltville to see how other mystery quilts are progressing.

10 comments:

LuAnn said...

Oh Kathy you are too funny. I love it. Usually after the martinis start flowing, I not only forget to take photos but sometimes I forget to sew. LOL. I am printing the Orca Bay clues but haven't started. Maybe I will take your chicken house approach and just do half.

Kelli said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the art quote and can't wait to see your Journey progress on the design wall. They are looking good, and sounds like you had a wonderful FNSI. Love your Orca Bay fabrics, too. :)

AnnieO said...

Your bit of block showing is really pretty! Good goal, I hope it is successful. How nice to sit and stitch an evening away...alone!

Merilyn said...

Great quote Kathy! I definitely think this could cross-over to quilting LOL!!! You're brave to drink bailey's coffee and still keep sewing LOL!!! My stitches would probably progressively bigger.....LOL!!

Janet O. said...

Great thought from FLW. I love that you are making Orca Bay uniquely yours.

Jeanne said...

Whether it's a chicken coop or a cathedral, I'm sure it will be lovely. Glad your FNSI was successful.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

It feels like it's been forever since I've checked in with you. Your idea of keeping Orca Bay manageable is brilliant. Your fabric line is so pretty; can't wait to see how all of this comes together.

Ellen said...

Sounds like you have a fabulous FNSI party going on at your place!

Sandra said...

You have been one busy lady and still you found time for the Blog Hop Party. I enjoyed your blog very much and look forward to many returns. Package No. 1 is the one for me. I am looking forward to new quilt for my queen-sized bed next year. Will give me lots of time to ponder about this. I hope you have yourself a Merry Christmas.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Candace said...

If there are anymore strings in this quilt I think I'll do what you did. I'll bet it still comes out beautiful.