Friday, January 6, 2012

Orca Bay - 1/6/12


Chug - chug - chug -

I just keep chugging along -

I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!...
OK - now get THAT out of your head - ;))

I'm taking this "Basic Unit Stage" REALLY SLOW -
Because I learned my lesson when I made Bonnie's "Christmas Lights" -
I rushed through making the four-patch units -
And paid dearly for my sloppiness when I had to "un-sew" a bunch of them
In order to make the next piece fit -

This time I'm slowing down - A LOT!!
We'll see if it pays off in the end - ;))

So - here’s the SLOW POKE status of my Orca Bay -

I got the other 20 QST done yesterday -




Most of the cutting is done -
And some of the units are made -  



Part 1 - Make 224 (+4 extra) QST UNITS - black/white - DONE (Finally!!)

Part 2 - Make 72 string blocks - Blue - I have 4

Part 3 - Make 350 (+10 extra) HST UNITS - black/white  - DONE

Part 4 - Make 64 string blocks - Red - I have 4

Part 5 - Cut 700 708 “Wing” triangles - black - I have ZERO - nada - zip -
I’m waiting for the die I ordered - Should be here SOON - (today??) -
‘Cuz there is NO WAY I want to cut 700 708 of those suckers without that die -
We all saw how well my QST came out now didn’t we??  ;))

Make 350 354 "Wing" triangle units -
254 for the "Geese" (127 x 2 each) and 100 for the border units

Part 6 -
Cut 112 - 2-1/2” squares - Black - I have ZERO
My chore playtime activity for today - ;))
Cut 112 - 2-1/2” squares - White/Neutral - DONE
Cut 56 - 2-1/2” squares - Red - DONE

Part 7 -
Make 4 more Part 5 “Wing” triangle units - black/white -
So make that - Cut 700 AND EIGHT "Wing" triangles - ;((
I already have the extra 4 HST cut - YAY for extras!!

Cut 100 Border Triangles - White/Neutral - DONE
Make 2 Hourglass Blocks - BIGGER - DONE
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The string blocks (haven't decided whether or not I like making those yet) -
The sewing together of the "Wing" and "Geese" units -
And the actual sewing of the BLOCKS -
Still has to be done -

And then there’s - Part 8 - Putting it together -

I haven’t decided if I want to put it together Bonnie’s way -

Or BOB’s way -

So I’ll probably wait until I get there -

Bonnie is doing another link up on the first Monday in February - 2/6/12 -

So I better get going -

I have a wee bit more to do before then - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

4 comments:

  1. HA! I didn't fall for it this time. Just skipped right over your train song. lol
    Keep on singing girl...you'll get there. hahaha

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  2. You're doing a great job....Your cheer squad is behind you! I think you should do it Bob's way.....You know you want to....Be a rebel with a rotary.

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  3. I say put it together your way. I love the way that layout looks. Even Bonnie would appreciate your designer's eye.

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  4. Just keep sewing.....

    You are farther along than I am, I think. I am with you, I have to take it slow. About 10 of step one squares did not measure 2.5 square and I had to remake them. I think I need to pay more attention to my cutting. I am still going back and forth on my string squares, cause they take so so so long. But I really like the depth and texture they give to Bonnie's quilt.

    I just hope I get mine done by Feb. it is a quilt for me so no racing needed. I cannot wait to see yours done so keep up up to date.

    From your sister lefty.

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