Sunday, November 27, 2011
Orca Bay Mystery - Step 2
I did these yesterday. These are sooooo cute! Seventy-two 3 1/2" string blocks for Bonnie's Orca Bay Mystery.
See my bright pressing board cover/sleeve underneath them? I made that first thing yesterday morning before I started on the string blocks.
I'd asked Jim to cut me a 24" by 24" board from the wood in the garage a few weeks ago. I layered it with batting and then canvas. It works well, a nice hard pressing surface... but it was starting to look pretty grungy.
As I looked at my stash, I saw this fabric. It's one that I had to have when I visited Aunt Beth's Quilt World in Navan, Ontario (just outside Ottawa), several months ago during a Poker Dash Shop Hop. I had already picked up a couple fabrics that I wanted, and just as I was heading to the cash, this one caught my eye. It's so bright and cheery! Didn't know what I was going to use it for until yesterday morning. Now I have a pretty cover that I can just take off and wash as needed.
Now I need to sort through the trimmings from the string blocks... new additions to my crumb bin! Yay! I have a story about crumbs... but will save that for another blog post.
While I was at it, I cut up the 168 papers for the 4 1/2" neutral string blocks I need for Jamestown Landing. I have a ton of neutral strings. Really don't think I'll even make a dent in that basket after 168 blocks.... but for now, those can wait.
... on to Step 1 for Orca Bay.