Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Quilting Updates - Orca Bay

It's been a while since I posted anything quilt-worthy.  We've been busy with work and with getting the house settled in, plus with Christmas fast approaching, we've been spending quite a bit of time doing prep-work for Christmas (shopping, wrapping, cards, etc.).

I have been sewing a bit though.  A few weeks ago, I posted here about joining a mystery quilt being run by Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.  I'm WAY behind the steps that are released, but I'm working away at step one.  For step 1, I need 224 quarter square triangles (QSTs) that are at 2.5" square.  When they are actually sewn into the quilt they will be a mere 2" in the overall design.  These are TINY! :-)

Here's 122 of them sewn and trimmed to size:


Here's the first four I made.  I wanted to make sure I was getting the size right before I did a whole bunch.

Here's about 30 more blocks ready to be sewn.  These will end up with 60 QSTs once they are sewn and cut apart.

These piles are the next pairs of fabrics to make the QSTs.  I think I have enough blocks to make the full 224 that I need.  I'm not exactly sure since I was confident I had all of them the first time and ended up with only 122....exactly half.  I think this set will put me close to the end.  I may have to cut an few squares to get the full 224.  Then on to step 2.

3 comments:

Kathy's A Quilter said...

picture perfect piecing...they look great. Looking forward to seeing your quilt unfold.

Sandra in the UK said...

Glad you are on board! You'll enjoy it.

Allison said...

The units look so perfect - well done. I can't wait until Friday's clue.