Monday, December 5, 2011

Design Wall Monday December 5, 2011

 It was a weekend of little bits of lots of things.  I did manage to finish piecing all of the blocks for the Four Square Brown quilt.  I'm not crazy about the light colored blocks, but maybe they will grow on me?   I'll get that webbed together soon and make some decisions about borders.  Rainbow Crumb Bricks is on the frame.  It is about half done so far. The quilting pattern is called double bubble and it goes pretty quick. 
 I got just a few more Bow-Tie blocks put together and spent some time playing with my new Double Wedding Ring die.  If I keep practicing, I am sure I will master curved set in seams.  Pop over to Judy's Blog to see what is on everyone's design wall this Monday. 
In between all of that I worked on Orca Bay step three.  All the units are cut out, and it looks like about 50 of them have gotten finished up so far.  The rest are waiting patiently by the machine until I have time to get back to them again.  I'm not at all sure how these bits are going to fit together in the end, but I have faith that they will.  Can't wait to break out the hot pink, I think it will perk things up.  Be sure to visit Bonnie's Blog to see the progress other people are making on their Orca Bay mystery quilts. 

20 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Lots of quilty activities going on! Isn't it funny how we can't wait to play with the next colour of Orca Bay?!?
I like the light blocks in your brown quilt!

Sue Daurio said...

Oh your bow ties are looking great!! I've always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt...ah someday, until then I can enjoy those that others make. Can't wait to see yours progress. And ya, I'm so ready to use that last color!! You're Orca Bay blocks look great.

Andee said...

Orca Bay is looking good! I am loving your bow ties too...regretting I started putting mine together the way I did...smile!

Susan said...

I can't wait to see the hot pink added to your Orca Bay! hopefully this week.

Sandra in the UK said...

Loving your colours. You sure are a busy quilter. The quilts are lovely.

Candace said...

I can't wait for the main color to come into play either. A delay could even make me change my mind, lol. Love your Four Square Brown quilt and the bow ties.

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Looking good!

Connie said...

Wonderful projects and love your double wedding ring block. I like the colors you choose for your Orca mystery quilt!

Jo said...

I have LOTS of projects going on to...tis the season.

Bonnie said...

Wow, for working full time you sure got a lot done in the studio. I like seeing the double wedding ring floating over the bow tie blocks. We're always creating when we are quilters. It really is a great feeling.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I love the colors you put with your bow ties. Bright! You've been very busy with lots of projects.

Pattilou said...

You've certainly got lots of fun things going on. The wedding rind start is especially interesting to me. Would love to give that a whirl someday--oh the endless somedays list for quilters!

Ellen said...

So much variety on your design wall. You have made great progress on Orca Bay - I'm looking forward to the next step too.

AnnieO said...

Lots of quilty fun to keep you entertained here! Seems you've gotten to play with lots of different fabrics this week :)

Alycia said...

I like that you have a lot going on. Your projects are great! I think the light tan will grow on you - cuz from the pictures it gives you a unique look.

Linda said...

Wow, you've got lots on the go. I love the brown quilt on your wall.

Kate said...

Wow, you've been really busy. All your projects look lovely. Have fun playing with them all.

karen said...

Love your use of orangein the quilt..it makes the other colours sing! I too am cutting out a double wedding ring with the go die, just the rings as I am using Batik scraps! Looking forward to Friday, only for me being in Australia, I get to do it on Saturday!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

nice start on the Orca Bay quilt

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Dear Florida Twin,
I am sorry for falling behind on your blog, but I like seeing that we both are making progress on Bonnie's mystery. However, the "Cheddar Challenge" simply is not in the works for me; too many other L/E tasks in mind :0)

Have you been running?