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Monday, November 28, 2011

ORCA BAY


 Today was Quiltville day, I am with Orca Bay!
Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville is doing this mystery quilt.


This is not Orca Bay!


This is a backing for Carolina Christmas which I did with Bonnie ....err 2 years ago....and yes the quilt is not finished!


I did not have enough backing fabric, and had left over pieces so I had an idea!

My idea was to use the leftovers to create a pattern of the mystery on the back!

I am not following instructions well this time round and have started my collection for use as part of the backing from week one.

Here is week one and the boo boos....only some...I'm not showing the pile!


Here is the shoe box with the 30 or so hourglass blocks I finished that week .
Now for this week!  Stringing the blues.....
I made sure the instructions were very close at hand, and achieved 12 little blues ready to go and on display on my design wall.  Bonnie was right, blue strings seem to be never ending!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A quiet time

guess what arrived in the mail this week
Apart from a minor gasp as I read the first page.......it was a relaxing before bed read.

I've been tidying up and re-sorting the sewing room..and I've found the culprit of all the mess. Here is the villain exposed......and removed from my sewing space!
 The Ironing Basket!
 Mischief pretended that she was more interested in what was going on in the garden, but was checking out all of my spools while I was sorting out my thread drawer....see it half filled .....and tidy!
 I managed to get a design wall happening, something I've been promising myself !  
 This is the design wall with the UFO I am working on in Monday's sewing class.

But this weekend Orca Bay is starting and here is my black, and neutrals ready to go.  The reds are all scraps and so are some of the blues. You can join in here.

That's all for now.  Regards karen

Friday, November 4, 2011

What I've been up to

Adding to my " quilt collection".
This quilt is from the now closed 'Fragrant cottage".  Annette Blake  is selling some of her quilts, and now this one is mine!