Thursday, December 22, 2011

Orca Bay Clue # 6!!

Bonnie decided to give us an early christmas present and upload step 6 of Orca Bay! I could not wait to cut my fabric and make a couple of blocks. I have all the black and all the red cut with 1/2 the neutrals. Here are two of my completed blocks. I love them!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Orca bay Step 4 and 5

Well I had a slow start on Step 4 of my Orca Bay quilt along. I finally finished approximately 20 squares but put it aside to work on step 5. I want to at least get in some of each step and in between, I can go back and work on the strings that I still have left.

I am so excited to see this quilt come together!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Orca Bay step #3 progress

I chose to use a paper piece to make my half square triangles for step 3 in Orca Bay. I tried to do it with the ruler but they just were not coming out good and it was taking forever. It took me a couple of hours to stitch all of the needed squares and I cut them all apart while watching tv.

I still have ironing to do and to peel off the paper backing, but it is going rather quickly. I will be starting on step 4, red string blocks today or tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Quilted Carpenter Star

I did a basic stipple on my carpenter star quilt. This time, my quilt was perfectly straight so I had no trouble quilting it on the frame. I started out doing a feather stitch but that turned out to be horrible so I ripped out the stitches and started over. I just have the binding to put on and I will have my very first finished queen size quilt for my bed.

I absolutely love this pattern and will definitely be making more of these. It took me less then a week to complete!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Carpenter Star progress

Here are all my blocks laid out. It is nice to take a picture before actually stitching them together as I noticed a mistake in the block placement. I also double and triple checked with my pattern each time I stitched a block together to make sure they were correct. I love this pattern!