Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mystery Quilt.....Christmas is coming

I should be Christmas baking & decorating but all I want to do is sew. Did some more aqua/teal string blocks this week and started clue 4 which in my colors is orange strings, they are turning out awesome. I can't wait to see how this is going to go together. Tomorrow morning Christmas decorating although we won't put up the tree until next weekend. Then some baking and maybe I can sew while things cook LOL. I did finally do some shopping today and don't have too much to do but I am excited to have a large part of my family together for Christmas. My Mom is coming and we haven't spent Christmas together in a number of years and she hasn't seen her grandkids(they are 27 & 30) for probably 10 years. She will also meet her grand son in law who happens to be from the same hometown(the world is such a small place really). I can't believe it is only 2 weeks away.........................

Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
~William Wordsworth, 1806

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mystery quilt update

Orca Bay continues; so far I have 62 quarter square triangles completed. I have all  the triangles cut( I think) a lot of halves sewn so it should come together quite quickly if I could stop making step 2. I am totally addicted to string blocks and loving these little guys; I have 49 of them done. My HST will not take long either as I have all the strips cut and using a ruler similar to Bonnie Hunter's suggested Easy Angle makes them go very quickly. I have always loved using Thangles and never thought I would switch but this ruler makes them very accurate. You still use the same size strip as with Thangles and no paper to rip off. I have 48 completed. 2 more evenings until next clue I should be close to caught up but if not.......oh well......
Now off to bed so I can get up for work tomorrow.