December 28, 2011

My Mysterious Future: Orca Bay/Bonnie Hunter

I've had difficulty turning the sewing machine on the past couple of months.  I won't bore anyone with the reasons.

I've decided to participate in Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay Mystery to get myself sewing again.  I thought I might have some success since a friend is working on it, too--thank you Lydia!  I wouldn't have to think too much as I could just follow someone else's instructions.  I could use some fabric from my stash and buy new if I wanted to.

I'm not a huge fan of mysteries.  I don't have the quilting temperament for them.  I prefer to know as much of any outcome as I can in all situations.  I don't like to feel like I'm not in total control.  I also have a very hard time finishing anything I start.  I actually have another Bonnie Hunter mystery in my UFO list from a couple of years ago.

I had to do something, though!

Those that know me at all have probably already suspected that I'd have to do things my way even with a mystery quilt.

I've decided to start with the strings.  I can't just be random, though.  I created a couple of block patterns in EQ7 that I'll be using for the 3" string blocks.  The blocks won't all be the same so don't yell too much at me.  I'll simply combine some sections into one in some of the blocks.  I did have to buy some grey fabrics because my stash had hardly any which wasn't any hardship at all because I love to buy fabric, although the grey section in most stores is pitiful!  I've also drafted a QST sheet that I'm eager to try out for all those Hourglass blocks--think Thangles or Triangulations.

My sewing machine was humming last night.....

Only x67 more to go....

1 comment:

  1. You are on your way with OB glad to see!
    I'm on to the dreaded QST now, but have to do a Twilight block first...LOL!



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