Sunday, November 27, 2011

A finish and a start............

The past 10 days have been out of the ordinary, haven't gotten hardly any sewing done whatsoever till today. Things are back to normal. (But not for long) So now that hubby is back at work, and I wasn't toting a box of tissues around with me, I got me some sewing done. First off the list...........I finished Myra's mystery quilt! Well the top of it is done.

The colors look a little muted in this pic. I did mine controlled scrappy. Thanks for hosting a wonderful mystery Myra, I love this quilt!!!

So now that I was able to get that one finished, now I can move on to Bonnie's Orca Bay mystery! So first up is to make a final decision on colors.............this is what I ended up with.


I am substituting turquoise for her red, purple for her blue, black is black, and pink is my neutral. This quilt is going to be LOUD and in your face! yippee!!!!!!!
So step one..........

Since I am not yet a Slash and Stash Queen like Bonnie, (that is a complement) I had to cut all my strips from my scrap baskets. I am glad to have them at least sorted by color, I think I finally got all the bags and baskets done since last year when I started. I will slowly start sorting them by size, and leave them done by color for pieces to be used in strings. So here is a pile sitting waiting to be ironed, then cut and sewn back together.
Then there is step two already out there................

These are the few I got done today before I start cutting all those black and pink strips out. Tomorrow is another day.

Now I am going to sit in front of the television for a few and work on a project that I am making for my Secret Santa, Shhhhhhhh I can give you a sneak peak................

They have other fabric fused to the back and they are starched pretty heavily, now I need to cut them up a bit, and then hand stitch them a bit too................
I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays, and made it home safe and sound. Till next weekend.......

13 comments:

Karen said...

I like the way your mystery quilt looks. It's great. And good luck with the next one!

scraphappy said...

Great progress! Love your color choices. It will be a bright quilt, but I'm sure it will be lots of fun.

Sue Daurio said...

Love the Myra's mystery quilt, that turned out fabulously. You're colors for Bonnie's mystery and going to bright and cheery. I smiled just looking at the pile of fabrics!

Kath said...

Oh I'd love to dive into your scrap stash :-D

Your quilt turned out great, well done!
I'm loving all those purples.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Love your colors. Your quilt will be fantastic. Beautiful quilt too!

Ellen said...

Your colour choices are gorgeous - love 'em!

marcella said...

Congratulations on your finish! I love your colors for the Orca bay mystery - it's going to be fun to watch your quilt come together. And, now you have me really curious as to what those Christmas fabrics are going to become.

I'm Myra said...

Your colors for BHM are great! I will enjoy watching yours come together!

Woohoo Ann-Marie!! Your quilt top turned out wonderful! I love the scrappy look! Awesome! Thanks for taking part in my first mystery!
Would you mind if I posted your quilt top on my mystery page?

Linda said...

Your Orca Bay colours are so nice. So pretty. I can't wait to see how it comes together. I think my scrap system is the same as yours.

Laurie said...

Oh I like your purples! I'm using teal/turquoise for Bonnie's reds, and black and whites for Step 1.

My stash is not that large, so I almost ran out of my purples to make strings... will have to stock up later.. LOL

Candace said...

your colors are great and your little blocks are lookin' good.

mindingmomma said...

what bright colors!

karen said...

Love the brights you have chosen for Orca bay...I wish I was better at colour. Cannot wait to see what your quilt will look like next Monday!