I finished Part 2 of Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery yesterday, yes I did! I used the Yellow Pages for my foundation and it was fun making these blocks because after I cut my squares, I didn't have to think or measure... just sew sew sew! In no time at all I had a slew of blocks pieced, just waiting to be trimmed down!
I woke up early Saturday morning, around 4:30, but I wasn't sleepy so I got up to sew a few blocks. I was thinking to myself that at that very time there was probably another quilter sitting at her machine working on the Orca Bay mystery, piecing 3-1/2" blue squares, the same as me! Maybe she was sleepless in Alexandria, Virginia... maybe sewing in Australia where it would have been 8:30 that night.... or maybe having that second cup of coffee while she sewed at 9:30 a.m. in the UK. It was an awesome thought!
Sewing these blocks was like eating peanuts, you didn't want to stop with just one or two. I made 30 in my first batch and Bonnie was right - the amount of scraps does not go down!
I was having so much fun I finished all the 72 I needed, plus a few extra!
Isn't that a nice looking stack? I just have to remove the paper from the backs and I'm all set - the ones I don't use for the mystery will go into my parts department to be used later. I don't know at what point we'll need these blocks, so I'll sit down and de-paper them before the next step is posted on Friday!
And oh yes, my 2-1/2" black-and-neutral blocks are all done too...
...all 224 of em, plus a few extra!
Be sure to visit the Orca Bay Mystery Monday Link Up page to see what everybody else is doing!
Moving right along... the first 3 pictures look a bit blue-ish, don't they? I've been fooling around with the white balance setting on my camera trying to make the pictures clearer. Fluorescent, incandescent, daylight... who knows what, anyway? I only know "auto" looks funny.
Sew forth and sew on