The Quiltville’s Orca Bay Mystery Quilt Part 4 was released to the OB groupies on Friday morning. I was happy to see the red fabrics finally come into play! After all, ’tis the season! It was time to start using these:
I didn’t have a lot of time to work on these this weekend but I did get 24 red string triangles completed:
Here is a close-up of some:
I love using this wide assortment of fabrics. Several bring back memories of quilts I’ve worked on in the past or fun shopping sprees at a quilt shops near and far. And then some of the fabrics are total mysteries – don’t have a clue where they came from!
I did find that while I was trimming the triangles as Bonnie suggested in her instructions that it was awkward to trim the left side of the triangle. I solved that by putting a small cutting board on a swivel tv turntable. After trimming the right side, I could turn the entire board and trim the left side:
Cutting board on tv turnbable
After trimming right side, turn and trim left
I love this mystery quilt – love using all these fabrics from my stash, love the method of putting the blocks together (especially the string blocks) and love the camaraderie of the QuiltvilleChat Yahoo group. But by the numbers I am REALLY far behind!
Part 1 – Hour Glass Blocks – I’ve done 77 of the 224 need – 34% complete
Part 2 – Blue String Blocks – completed all 72 – 100%
Part 3 – Half Square Triangles – 350 need, I’ve done 74 – 21% completed
Part 4 – Red String Triangles – completed 24 of the 128 needed – 19%
My average percent complete is 44%. If this was a grade I’d be failing! But, this is not a grade, not a race and I shouldn’t stress over what I haven’t completed. Rather I should be relishing what I have accomplished. And I am! Really!