Monday, January 2, 2012

Design Wall Monday - Jan 2, 2012

My design "bed" contains some of the parts from the Orca Bay mystery.  Bonnie revealed the final part yesterday, and I have a few of each piece done.  This is a (very small) sample of what the quilt is going to look like - when I eventually finish all the piecing that is required.

I discovered that my 2" half-square triangles are a bit too big, which throws off the wing triangles.  So I'm having to cut down all 354 of those in order to put this quilt together.  Slow and steady, I guess.  I'll keep plugging away at this one as time permits.

Check out Judy's blog for more design walls today.  And Bonnie has a link-up for all the Orca Bay progress.

9 comments:

  1. love the pop of yellow/reds in your string blocks

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  2. The yellows really catch your eye and are a great addition to the blocks! I don't envy you trimming down all those 2" blocks, good luck!

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  3. Too-large is easier to rectify than too-small! (Ask me how I know. :)) Your color combination is great.

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  4. The yellow is like little rays of sunshine popping through.

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  5. Your colors are really fun! It's so exciting to see these mystery quilts come together.

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  6. I am not even close to the "putting it all together" stage yet, and I do not want to have to 'fix' things at the end!!! I want to have this project at the finish line ASAP!!
    I am enjoying it though and seeing what others have done is fun!!
    So, take a deep breath and don't cut anymore, just make 'em all fit together!! A little tugging, some pulling and it should work!!! lol!! kidding!!!

    Have a great January and welcome to the new year!!

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  7. I have printed all the orca bay directions but haven't started yet. My favorite color is purple so I am leaning towards that in some way. I have been waiting to look at others' color combos. I really like yours!

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  8. Looking very good.... keep at it!

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