Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Orca Bay Part 3

I don't know how anyone can be bored in this life because I always have a million things to do, and I just don't have time to be bored.

The last week and a half has been busy, as always. We drove up north a week ago Saturday to do some shopping and visit with my son, and we've spent the rest of the time trying to finish up some renovation work in the basement.

All 350 half square triangle units required for Part 3 of the Orca Bay mystery are done. They took so much longer than I thought. The actual sewing was fast enough, but it took hours to cut up several hundred squares to make them. There are another 224 squares required for an upcoming part, so I just cut all of them at the same time, which will save me time later. My favorite method of making half square triangle units is to make it big and whack it off, so all that trimming after the units are sewn takes time too.

Next up are the red string triangle units for the flying geese. I've made probably 20 of these so far. The rest will take some time as I'm sewing 8-10 strings on each square foundation, and I need 64 of them.

Bonnie Hunter wasn't kidding when she said she liked "intense piecing".

1 comment:

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

You are much father along than I am. I only have the lil string blocks done. I am working on finishing many other projects right now, and will work on this one a little bit at a time later on.