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!