Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ahhh, Orca Bay all caught up and Design Wall Monday

Ahhhh, I'm all caught up with Orca Bay.  Work got me a little behind on the QSTs.  But nothing that a 4 day weekend won't take care of!  Went to Fort Wayne, IN over the holidays to visit daughter #1 and her three boys.  It was fun watching the Packer's Game with the youngest grand son, he's a Packer's fan so I'm no longer the only one! I took the QST's for trimming to her house and got them all done just before clue 2 came out and we got home.   The really are more purple in real life, but also on the dark side.  I just can't seem to get the camera to do purple very well at all.  But they are done and so cute.

But then came clue 2, and honestly you can't get any cuter than 3.5 in string blocks.  I've only done larger ones (8.5 inches) so these were a lot smaller.  Oh but they are just darling.  I wish I would have more of variety in the blues.  I think I have more blues than anything, but really not a lot of blues sprinkled with color.  Go figure.  I did dig through the scraps and pulled out some lighter ones and some with color.  There was one scrap that a whales tail, not the head only the tail.  There's a few of those in there, I used it all up!  I can't wait to use the greens.  I love green, it's my favorite color.

It's great to see all the other colors stop by and see at  the Mystery Monday Link Up  to see the others.


And I did get a couple of finishes in.  The tree skirt is done. This is a thank you gift for daughter #1 for helping with the baby shower for daughter #2.  She loves things that out of the ordinary and I think this one fits the bill.  She's approved the fabrics but hasn't seen the finished skirt.  I still have to finish the table runner and start one more to complete the thank you gifts, still have a little time so not that worried yet.


I also got a couple more bags completed.  I think I've had the camping fabric in my stash for over 10 years.  Yep that's right, over 10 years.  And I finally got to use it. Not all of it, there's still more but really what can you use a moose on???  My brother and sister in law have a  house up by the NP of MI and they have a cabin theme going on.  I thought this would be great for them.  The other one I think I'm gonna keep myself.  I love the green fabric and there isn't much better than green and blue together :)  We'll see, I still have a few more to finish for Christmas gifts.  I used interfacing with these as the scraps of batting are all used up.  I have to say, I really like the look and feel of the interfacing.  


Well that's it for this week.  Not a bad week after all!!  Linking up with  Mystery Monday Link Up,  Quilt Story  and Judy at Patchwork Times

17 comments:

  1. Yay you for getting caught up on Orca Bay. I love your bags. Both are great - but I too - love the blue with green

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  2. Wow, you've been busy. Love your tree skirt. And the bags are great. On to the next step with Orca Bay.

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  3. The tree skirt is delightful! The fabrics make it sing for the holiday.

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  4. You have been busy and did a great job catching up with Orca Bay! Your projects look wonderful.

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  5. You've been very productive as usual! Love your bags and the tree skirt.

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  6. Great work on Orca Bay. Love your color choices. Blue, green and purple will make a very aquatic looking quilt I think. Just perfect given the name.

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  7. Your units look great! Aren't the 3.5 inch string blocks the best?

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  8. Oops, and I LOVE your tree skirt!!!

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  9. I absolutely adore the tree skirt! Oh my gosh!

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  10. Now that is what I call a productive weekend! Your Orca Bay blocks are fabulous. The tree skirt is a stunner and the bags are very cute!

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  11. Wow -- I'm so impressed with how much you got done... did I get anything done... not much from what I can remember. Love both of the totes -- green and blue is my favorite though. Hum, I need to get going on the tree skirt I have to make...

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  12. Sue, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I AM loving the string blocks. So far everything is so darn cute. Can't wait to see what's next. Not like I'm done with my strings or anything.
    Fabulous tree skirt! Love it!

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  13. Your tree skirt is awesome, beautiful colors. Those strings are so cute and I love blue even if I did mine yellow.

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  14. The Orca bay colors are fabulous, I like all you shades of blue. You are one busy gal with the tree skirts and bags. Oh and I love the owl quilt and the Christmas quilt...good luck with it in the competition.

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  15. I love your blocks can't wait to see the green mixed in. I hope that step 3 has some of the main color it'll be fun to see everyone's combo's really coming to life. The tree skirt turned out beautifully and the bags are cute too.

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