Saturday, March 3, 2012

Orca Bay - Blue Extra - WINNER


So - what to do with the EXTRA blue string blocks - from Orca Bay RED - ??

I listed some of my options - here -

A.  Orca Bay - Blue Extra A -
String blocks - 7 done -


Option 1 - Make 7 coasters - 3”x3”
Option 2 - Make 3 coasters and one 2x2 mug rug - 6” x 6”
Option 3 - Make two more for a 3x3 tablemat - 9” x 9”
Option 4 - Do nothing.


B.  Orca Bay - Blue Extra B -
String blocks - 14 half done -


Option 1 - Finish them up and add them to the 7 blocks already done = 21 -
Make one coaster and one 4x5 tablemat - 12” x 15”
Option 2 - Make more and make an actual quilt - ;))
Option 3 - Do nothing.

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And the WINNER is/was -
At least for now -
I reserve the right to change my mind - ;))

A - Option 4. - Do nothing.
B - Option 1. - Make one coaster and one 4x5 tablemat - 12” x 15”

But - before I could do that -

I changed my mind - again -

Big surprise, huh? ;))

I decided to make a couple more blocks - total 24 -
To make the tablemat slightly larger - 4 x 6 - 12” x 18”

Finished up one of the little blue string blocks -


Squared it up with my Easy Square Jr. -
Love this ruler - really gotta do a REVIEW -


UP the LEFT side - ACROSS the TOP -


Flip the block around -
Line up the 3-1/2” marks -
And again -
UP the LEFT side - ACROSS the TOP -


Saving the trimmed bits -
For “crumb” blocks -


Got my 24 blocks all trimmed -
Left the paper on -
To stabilize all of those bias edges -


Spread them out on one of my placemats -
To check the size -
Looks like it’s gonna be just right -


Sew them together into 4-patches -
OR - 6 “chunks” - ;))


All together now -


Check it against the placemat -
Shrunk a little - but not much -


Take the scraps -
Sort them by width -
Then by length -


Take another handful -


Press them all out -
Sort them by length -


Bag them up -
For my scrap bins -


And move Orca Bay - Blue Extra -

From Stage 7 -
Stage 7.  Need Block Construction - Partially Done - etc.

To Stage 5 -
Stage 5.  Need Back - Sleeve - Binding - Label - etc.

Movin' On UP!! ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -

4 comments:

  1. I swear, I'm going to send you my tub of scraps! I can never see myself taking the time to sort all that stuff - don't know why I bother to even keep them......

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  2. Tis looking good....Doing nothing is never an option! lol

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  3. Good decision! That's cute.

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  4. Katie M - You have my address - send them on over!! You know me - no scrap is too small!! Any and all donations to my stash are more than welcome. ;))

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