Sunday, November 20, 2011

Orca Bay - Step 1

Thank you Michael Buble'
Thank you Bonnie Hunter
Thank you Green Bay Packers

All of you helped me have a most, most wonderful day!


I was beboppin' with my iron right off this morning with Buble' blaring in the background. I'm sure I was quite the sight with my tush a wigglin' to "I just haven't met you yet..." and all those other jazzy tunes. I was hoping to have all the units sewn by noon when the Pack played so I could cut off the dogears in front of the TV, but.... it just wasn't meant to be. No biggy! I just tuned into the game on the radio and kept sewing (sadly, I needed to turn off the Buble' though!) Come to find out, the game wasn't aired on local channels anyway. So it worked out just fine.

Trimming all of those hourglass units left my garbage looking like the outcome of an evening of confetti. What a fun looking garbage can!

And remember how I mentioned that I was trimming off the ends of the strips with my EZAngle ruler before cutting with the Companion Ruler?

I ended up sewing 20 "bonus" pinwheels from those ends.


**heavenly sigh**
I've missed this.

15 comments:

jillquilts said...

Nice!! So are you all done with step 1?

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

WOW, productive day I would say. I woke up exhausted with a migraine, took a nap, still have the headache. So far the only sewing I did was 7 seams to finish the middle of Myra's mystery quilt top, still need to put the borders on that one. Plus dear hubby is off work till next sunday, so that messes up my whole routine. Soon though I will be speed sewing all my hourglasses too.

scraphappy said...

Those look so awesome! Glad you got your mojo back.

Marianne said...

I love your colors! I got all mine about half done, hoping to finish them tomorrow. I can't wait for clue 2!

Quilter Kathy said...

So glad to hear you had a treat day of sewing and relaxing!

Andra Gayle said...

They look great! I am headed up to iron some of mine and pin the last ones together before I head off to bed. Love your pinwheels too!

Mary said...

I love making pretty trash! When I was working on my Diamonds and Rails top I even caught up the little pieces and put them in a jar so I could enjoy them for a while.

Miss 376 said...

what a great day, and great colour choice, love them

Andee said...

Loving the colors and your fabrics! Also they look so PERFECT, mine always look wonky no matter what I do...more starch, more starch. I am planning to do some this week with trianglations because those come out better...GO PACK!

Ellen said...

OMG you are fast! I am glad you are feeling better. Your little blocks look so good!

Patchwork Penguin said...

I love the purple... and the Buble`. I greeted my students with my cheesehead this morning... I think they are getting used to it :o)

Candace said...

I absolutely love your colors and the little pinwheels are so cute. I've been tempted to do garbage can pictures at times, they can be quite colorful after a day of quilting.

Susan said...

You are so smart to use the easy angle for the ends. I love a bonus like that! I will remember that next time. thanks. Also love the purple.

Celia said...

I love your purple blocks...

Sandra in the UK said...

There's always one who goes that extra mile! How clever. Love the purple.