Sunday, December 04, 2011

Orca Bay Mystery

I am up to date with Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery! I am only making half of the required blocks so that I can still play along and make a smaller version of her quilt. 
Here you see:
step #1 - 112 QST's,
step #2 - 36 squares (no string piecing for me at this time of year!) and 
step #3 - 175 HST's.


This is the first time I have made a mystery quilt with new fabrics from a single line (you can read about my fabrics here) and I am excited about how it might turn out. I am looking forward to sewing some of the red fabric...maybe this week's clue?

17 comments:

Mary said...

I like your idea of squares in the place of the String Blocks. She warned that there would be string blocks so I didn't even start. I do like how the Roll, Roll Cotton Boll looks though after it is all done.

*karendianne. said...

What a great idea to go with regular squares. Congrats on the fantastic progress!!!

Vivian said...

I'm such a pessimist with mystery quilts. I question my fabric choices and my ability to keep up. I never question whether I'll like the final quilt, because I've never been disappointed with any of Bonnie's designs.
I enjoy watching the progress of those more dedicated than I--like you. Your fabrics from the Grace line are a pretty choice.

Sue Daurio said...

Your blocks look great! I can't wait to see how yours turns out using one fabric line. And yes, I can't wait to use that last color too. Adding red to yours is going to be great!!

Candace said...

That is going to make such a gorgeous quilt, so soft and cozy. I love brown quilts.

Janet O. said...

I love the fabrics you are using--so different from any of the others I've seen. So smart to do half the blocks and sub squares for strings. If I'd thought of that I might have been tempted more to play along. : )

Sandra in the UK said...

You are certainly a stand-out-from-the-crowd sort of person! Good for you!! I will watch your progress with interest. I actually loved doing the strip blocks and want more.

scraphappy said...

Your Orca Bay will be one of a kind. Love your fabric choices. So fun to work with a collection.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Great progress! Doesn't it feel good seeing each step revealed? I look forward to seeing how you use your other colors.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I thought about substituting little 9 patches instead of the strings so they would still have the "movement" look to them, but I am stringing along. These little ones go pretty quickly, I am getting way behind right now, but will catch up after the holidays I am sure.

Connie said...

Your colors looks neat, and using just squares will be interesting in this mystery quilt! Now back to working on mine!

Susan said...

It's great that you are doing your own thing and making it work for you. I look forward to seeing it when you finish.

Ellen said...

Good for you for jumping in and then getting all caught up. I really like the fabric you chose to use in place of the string blocks.

karen said...

Love what you have done, what a great idea to use your own fabric...I too am waiting for red

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Your fabrics are beautiful! I am also just doing what I can each week ... hard to keep up for me with the holidays and working! Wishing you well!

Leeann said...

Love the fabric you are using, your quilt will be very different to mine I'm using Bonnie's colours (too chicken to change them as this is my first mystery)

beaquilter said...

what a nice choice of fabrics, and good idea to shrink it down, AND to use one fabric line, curious to see the end result... I'm doing mine too