I have to say my collection of parts for the Orca Bay Mystery is beginning to look really black and neutral with a dash of blue! Come on the reds! I had loads of fun trying out the different ways one could produce accurate and quick HST blocks. I must say that cutting them with the Accuquilt and speed piecing them produced the best results in the shortest time. I did try Inklingo and I purchased some other block sets as well. They will be used in future projects. I just didn't like the fact that the fabric had to be cut paper size, then ironed on to freezer paper and then fed through the printer. That process involved my printer and computer which are located in the house, when I do my sewing in my cottage at the bottom of the garden! Also I am not a "stitch-on-the-line" sort of person. I love the 1/4" guide on my machine. I know exactly where I am and can merrily chain piece without a care in the world, knowing my blocks will be accurately pieced. But that is just my opinion and the way I prefer to work. We all have our own preferences.
|The blue blocks look like jewels in a sea of black & white|
|The whole set of parts|
I thought this was supposed to use up your scraps! I seem to have made more scraps to add to my collection.
Could this be a possible setting for the blocks?
Roll on Friday's clue.
This is a project I am working on in between Orca Bay. It is a scrappy strip quilt I have been working on for a few months. Just sewing blocks together whenever I had the time. It is the second quilt I have made using this style. This is only one quarter of the quilt. I have deliberately left the large plain areas to showcase my longarm quilting. With so many lovely quilting patterns to choose from, I will enjoy selecting what to put where. There will be a stop border between the quilt and the geese. Not sure what colour to use. Any suggestions would be gratefully received!