Monday, November 28, 2011

Design Wall Monday and Orca Bay Mystery Step 2

Lighter version

Sewing for Orca Bay Mystery Step 2 is underway using pink/purples instead of blues.  These strip squares  are fun to make and finish fast.  I am using tissue paper and it tears out so easily.  The only problem I had was that the first blocks I made I used darker purples and then I realized they might  be too dark next to my blue/neutral hourglass blocks from last week.  So I started to make them with lighter pinks and skipped the dark strips.  So now I am half way done in each of the two tones.  I think I will stop there and see what happens when I add the green in place of Bonnie's reds.  Then I will decide if I can use the darker blocks or if I should make more lighter ones.  Another mystery.


Darker version
Linking up with Design Wall Monday and Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay Mystery page.  Last week was so much fun seeing how everyone was doing on their mystery and what else fellow quilters are working on.  I also found some new blogs that I am now following!  Please take a little time visit these sites and the links and you will not be disappointed.

Not much other quilting or piecing this past week because of Thanksgiving.  We enjoyed and hope you did too.

Debby Brown's Quilting
I did attend a machine quilting presentation at the Warwick Valley Quilters Guild meeting last Tuesday.  The speaker was Debby Brown who is my favorite quilters in the world!  She is my longarm quilting teacher (not just mine, she teaches many, many other quilters, too).  Her quilting is terrific and I have learned so much from her.  I know I wouldn't be where I am with my quilting without her lessons. She has a great blog where she posts instructional videos and other helpful information.  You can also find her videos on you tube.  Sorry the picture is not the best but it is the only one that turned out that day.

Thanks for stopping by,
Susan


10 comments:

Linda said...

Wow! Your stings are awesome.

The Nifty Stitcher said...

I really love the muted tones of your lighter strings - beautiful.
Rhianon.

Sandra in the UK said...

Fab colours. Can't wait to see the other colour choices.

Quilter Kathy said...

Your string blocks look fabulous...they could be their very own quilt!

Gail said...

I'm waiting on the strings to see how things develop, but its good to hear they are fast and fun. Thanks for the Debbie Brown info, I'm going to check it out.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Love your color selection for the Orca Bay Mystery! Thank you for being a follower on my very humble blog! I am looking forward to following yours as well! We had sew much fun having Bonnie visit our community in September...she is such an inspiration!

Ellen said...

I think your string blocks look great. I checked out Debby Brown - thanks for the link.

Katherine said...

The fabrics look lovely - the pinks and purples are so nice.

Candace said...

Wow, your strings are lovely.

Andee said...

I am absolutely astonished at how many bloggers are doing Orca Bay right now! I keep adding them as I find them as I really enjoy sewing along! Yours is looking good!