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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My anniversary and Orca progress

How did it happen?? 

One day I decided to start a blog ... then I looked around and it was a year later!!  Today is my first blogiversary, and I really have no idea where the time went. 

Just out of curiosity I held onto the waste trimmings in the first two steps of the Quiltville Orca Bay Mystery to see how much I'd have...
What a large pile!  The one on the left is from the hourglass blocks in Part 1, my neutrals and blacks.  The blues are from trimming down my string blocks in Part 2.

Some very interesting fabrics went into these little blocks, most of them totally unrelated except for being some shade of blue.

I didn't get around to pulling the papers off yesterday
... it'll get done, I understand it's a snap! 

Aren't you curious to see where these fit into the quilt, and what about those reds?  My mind keeps asking "will the string blocks for that step be larger?" 

It's a mystery!

Sew forth and sew on


  1. Do you think there will be red strings? Hmmm. Yummy pile of blue blocks.

  2. Oh my, I just spent the day chopping up scraps about that size for my +&x blocks. Whatever I threw out was less than an inch and a half in any direction.

    I'm impressed with the pile of bits you have assembled so far.

  3. I can't wait to see where everything goes. I think it's going to be great!

  4. Congrats on your year of blogging!

  5. Thanks, Gene! It's been an interestng year as a blogger.

  6. Congratulations on your one year blogisversary. Your orca bay mystery blocks are looking real good.

  7. Happy blogiversary! I can't wait to see what the next step is. I better get busy and finish my second step so I am ready. This is a such a fun mystery.

  8. BFF, what are you going to do with those scraps?? I know you are not going to throw them away. LOL!!!

  9. these look great, can't wait to get started on mine


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