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Friday, November 18, 2011

It's Mystery Time

I love Quiltville Mystery Quilts! I just love them. I know there is going to be a kabillion little pieces. I don't care. The quilt is going to turn out fabulous. Today Orca Bay started. Go to Quiltville and click on the tab at the top of the page for all the info.

I'm sticking with Bonnie's colors. I trust her and the colors she chose for this quilt are plentiful in my stash. Here are my background stings. There are lots of tans and whites but not many creams. I don't want to cut the 2" or 2 1/2" strips so I just pulled out yardage and cut my 1 1/2" strips from several pieces of yardage.

I have several blacks, even though some of these look navy. I took them outside to be sure they were black. And if they really and truly are navy, who cares! I also have lots of reds and blues.

This morning I spent quite a bit of time cutting for step one. Excited!!! I sewed for a while, pressed and made hour glass blocks. So far I have 30 itty bitty blocks. I can't wait to sew more.

8 comments:

pcflamingo said...

I have two (2) itty bitty blocks - just to check my sizing. I'm cutting like mad and sewing a bit, then cutting some more, then sewing some more. 448 pairs of little quarter squares is a very big number.

scraphappy said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start. I think there are lots of us out there sewing itty bitty squares this weekend.

Quilter Kathy said...

How fun! I have sewn a few just to get started, but hope to get a lot more done today.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I get to start on Sunday, by then I will already be few days behind everyone............but that is OK. Have fun, will watch your progress.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

I'm with you! I LOVE a Quiltvillle Mystery too :0)

Kate said...

Fun! I started cutting squares today - I don't precut my scraps, so 3.25" squares into hourglasses is easier for me. Itty bitty hourglasses!

Barb in Mi said...

Wohooo, she is in! I so agree with you: Bonnie's quilt mysteries always turn out fabulous. And sticking to her fabric choices is my approach as well ( after the binding frenzy is over...). Happy mystery sewing!!

Michelle said...

I've been wondering how picky I want to be when it comes to separating the black from the black-that-might-be-such-a-dark-blue-it-looks-black.