Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Hmmmm, ever lose a cutting mat. One that is bigger than 16 X 24? I have, and it is driving me nuts. But that didn't stop me from going on a massive cutting spree, just took longer is all. I hate cutting on that white mat, but sometimes when I am cutting like this, I will cut on the white mat, and put the strips on the green mat, and subcut them over there. Makes it go so much faster.
I cut out all these blue and neutral 3 inch squares, and now for the life of me, I can't remember why. Crap! I hate it when I do that. Checked the two patterns I thought it might have been, but one uses 2 and 4 inch squares, and the other one is something else. Oh well I have hundreds if not thousands of 3 inch squares for something all ready to go. I am almost positive they were going to be HST's, so I will just use them as leaders and enders, and maybe when I am done I will have remembered what I needed them for.

While I was digging through Bonnie's books trying to find the pattern, I ran across the pattern for Orca Bay, remember that quilt don't you. Most of you have finished yours, I am still plugging along on it. So I got out all my parts and bits to see where I am on it.
 I can work on getting all the stars done. I still need some turquoise string blocks. I also seem to be missing some pink parts. I thought I had everything cut out. Maybe they are still buried on the table, if not the pink will get whacked next. Here is most of the parts sitting and waiting.
Been clearing out more scrap bins into strips and squares, and whacking up more ugly fat quarters too. Now I need to find some kind of storage for the strips, so I can get them off the tabletop. I am planning my 2013 sewing plan,( like I am really going to stick with it). But I do have a plan what I want to make sometime next year. I figure if I start gathering all the fabrics now, and start getting them all cut out, that is more than half the battle. Then it is power stitching and chain stitching time.

I finished my pink n orange mystery quilt! Well the top of it anyways. Now I will need to make a back for it, and get it quilted too. Didn't take long for Willow and Delilah to jump on top and then they started rolling all over it, funny cats. Just as I was pulling the quilt top out from under them, Merlin showed up too.
 Here it is hanging outside. It is a cloudy day today, and it looks like I might have smudged the lens too.
I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving, and I hope you are all as excited as I am about Friday. Bonnie's mystery starts, WOO HOO!!!! (still haven't decided on colors yet, have you???)


Linda said...

Great post! I can't imagine where a large cutting board could hide! That would drive me crazy too. Wouldn't it be a hoot if Bonnie's mystery calls for 3" squares. You would be way ahead of the game.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I love your mystery quilt! Where did you find the pattern? I am one of those with Orca still in pieces. :-/ It is on my list for 2013. ;-) I just ran out of steam for it although I still like the colors. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

Marg said...

I've never lost a cutting mat, but at some time or other I'm usually missing my rotary cutter, pins, a ruler etc.
Love the Mystery Quilt, it's so vibrant.

Marg said...

Oh and I meant to say that's a great idea getting organised for next year, I might just have to try that and see if it helps my productivity.

Ann Marie said...

Love your mystery quilt. So pretty. I'm just now putting the binding on Bonnie's mystery from two? years ago! 'Fraid to look. Might be longer.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh wow. Those fabrics match perfectly together! Pink and orange; never would have thought they could "go" together so beautifully.

((BTW--your quilt will be hitting the mail today, finally))