After much deliberation I decided join in on Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery quilt, Orca Bay.
I started on Christmas Eve, (yes I was actually so organized this year I managed to get some sewing in that day.) Most of the steps had already been posted as this mystery started 8 weeks ago, but at the time I just wasn’t able to start it with everyone else. With other Christmas projects finished I decided to ‘take the plunge’!
Since most of the steps had already been announced, I decided to start with the steps I felt most comfortable doing, string blocks.
This is Step 4 76 5.5” blocks cut on the diagonal for 128 triangles
This is step 2, more string blocks (72 - 3.5”")
Cutting of 270 - 2 1/2” squares. Part of step 5 (have to sew these to part 1 which isn’t quit finished yet)
Step 1 cutting and sewing of 448 quarter square triangles (300 done) to be made into 224 2.5” hour glass blocks. (please excuse my sorry looking ironing board cover, needs to be changed again!)
Are any of you following along on this mystery? This is my first one. I have seen the end and I am excited to get mine finished. My LQS had a 40% off fabric sale on Dec 31st so I managed to pick up the backing fabric for this already. I am also using up lots of my stash.
Happy Stitching everyone.