Friday, June 15, 2012

One last step....

It seems like the flying geese were the hardest part of Orca Bay.  It seemed to take forever, and great care was needed to prevent making wonky blocks.  They are now finished and I like how they look!  It truly took nearly every last piece of black fabric I had, minus a bit of yardage for the binding.

I have ONE more step before assembly.  It helps that I will not be doing the border on the original Orca Bay.  I am not sure what I am going to do exactly.  I will wait and see what the center looks like to get an idea.  The last step for me will be making the 3.5" string blocks.  There are 72, and I now have about 31 complete!

There is one potential problem.  I may run out of grays.  I didn't have many to begin with and lacked a ton of variety, but I wanted to use the color anyway.  I need to decide if I am going to chance not having enough or I may need to visit some shops.  Gray isn't a popular color around here!  Gray fabrics are trendy right now, but my LQS's don't carry a lot of super trendy fabrics.  There aren't many modern quilters around here!  I seem to like to be last minute in my choices, so one way or another I will get the job done.  I want to get this baby together!!!

One last thing.  The next hexie quilt is in the planning stages!  I ordered a Creative Memories hexie punch from eBay and will be sharing some pictures and ideas with you once that happens!  Do any of you have a Creative Memories hexie punch out there?

Happy Quilting!  You guys are awesome!


  1. Looking good! I might have some gray scraps I can send you. Let me check my scrap bin.

    I have a CM hexie punch. Looking forward to see what you do with yours. :)

  2. You are doing wonderful in your time with the Orca - I didn't like the original border either, so will look forward to what you do. Gosh, you ever need a color - give a shout out and I am sure you will be overwhelmed from quilters' responses - I'm always willing to share.