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Thread: Orca Bay Mystery Quilt-Along

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    Karen, you are correct. Your math is right on target!

    Quote Originally Posted by yayaquilts View Post
    So would like clarification: if we are cutting squares to make our QST, will we need 112 each of two colors we are using, i.e. 112 neutral squares and 112 black squares to make the necessary # of QST--sometimes my math isn't the best!?! LOL
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    Yeah!! So glad! Now have to get cutting some more squares!
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    Cutting, cutting, cutting.

    Ok I admit it, I'm slow

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    I retired once, work again full time, my husband (retired professional chef) cooks, my husband cleans, and we both enjoy our family I still managed to get about 95 hour glass units completed last night! Wasn't home today so none today though!

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    Haven't started yet but will in the next day or so. Have to finish a table runner to take to show and tell at quilters guild meeting Monday evening. Am also working on blocks for the quilts for quilters group. Hope I finish my quilt in time to send to my partner in this swap. Also a quilt for youngest grandson, BOM quilt for oldest grandson, and ideas for the other 2 grandsons. Granddaughter and 1 grandson already done. Better get busy.
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    I'm getting afraid to start this. I have never done HST nor QST. I'll follow all y'alls directions. 112 3.5 squares of two olors, to make HST then cut to make QST.... I CAN do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    I'm getting afraid to start this. I have never done HST nor QST. I'll follow all y'alls directions. 112 3.5 squares of two olors, to make HST then cut to make QST.... I CAN do this.
    YES YOU CAN DO THIS!!! I've only made the HST but big ones and did it with Thangles never from scratch

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    Ummm.... What's a Thangle and do I need it?
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    I am doing mine with squares, but I am cutting them 3 1/4".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Ummm.... What's a Thangle and do I need it?
    Thangles are papers that you use to make the hst. You don't need them, but many people like to use them. I don't like removing the papers, so I do mine the old fashioned way. You can go to http://www.thangles.com/howtheywork.html and see how exactly how they work.
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    I'm getting confused between the the photo thread, and this discussion thread. I just posted a photo of how I made those cute little quarter square triangles for step one of the Orca mystery. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t168881-4.html (page 4)
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    The picture helps

    Sara,

    Your picture and instructions helps us visual learners immensely. Not to get back to it and try to copy it.
    I could read all day long about HST's and QST's but not really "get it." Once I see the picture...I GET IT!

    Thanks for doing this..

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    Thank you Coyotemagic for getting this thread started! Yesterday, three of us in Seward who are doing this mystery got together for the day to work on the first step. We tried the different methods of making our quarter square triangles, and, no matter the method, spray starch was a very helpful tool. Of course, good company and carry out Chinese didn't hurt! This is going to be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SooBDo View Post
    Thank you Coyotemagic for getting this thread started! Yesterday, three of us in Seward who are doing this mystery got together for the day to work on the first step. We tried the different methods of making our quarter square triangles, and, no matter the method, spray starch was a very helpful tool. Of course, good company and carry out Chinese didn't hurt! This is going to be fun!
    How fun to have friends to do it with. That sounds like so much fun. Wish I were there and could join you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG View Post
    How fun to have friends to do it with. That sounds like so much fun. Wish I were there and could join you.
    I was thinking the same thing, Judy. The only Quilters I know in my life are people on this board. Wish I knew Quilters near me to have such quilting parties.
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    Oh man!! Sounds like you had tons of fun!! I had to keep my squirt bottle handy to keep the fur crew off my cutting table!! We here all the stories of people getting their own finger sewn, it's going to be Lucy or Ingles that get their paw caught under the needle. Ingles will launch himself across the room and land on my sewing table. Gotta get sewing today so I can figure out how many more I've got to cut!

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    That would be soooo much fun having someone to make a quilt with.

    I don't have cats to watch, but since my Molly has had sore teeth I have to watch her. Twice she has jumped on me and then on the ironing board. I am so afraid she is going to get burned on the iron. Hopefully now that she is feeling better she will be happy in her chair.
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    LOL - I know what you all mean! My cat is always right where I don't want him to be. If I am quilting, he comes and lays on the quilt so I cannot move it! What a pain - but I love him anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by COYOTEMAGIC View Post
    I think this is going to be lots of fun ya'll. I've got to run and see if I can pick up a smaller cutter tomorrow. All those little triangles are hard to cut with a large cutter. I don't have the rulers either been cutting the triangles with a little square ruler with 45* marks. Takes a few minutes to get going but if you can get a rythm they roll right one off.

    It's much easier to sew 8" squares as in the attached jpeg. Sew on the dashed lines and cut on the straight lines. Gives you 16 QSTs of the size needed for this pattern.
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    I sew with a friend but she does not want to do this. So she comes over and sews her projects and I do mine and we laugh, and cry and have a good time. I doubt that I see her this week except for Thanksgiving, it is suppose to rain a couple of days and she will not get out in the rain.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    It's much easier to sew 8" squares as in the attached jpeg. Sew on the dashed lines and cut on the straight lines. Gives you 16 QSTs of the size needed for this pattern.
    I just might try your method. Thank you
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    It's much easier to sew 8" squares as in the attached jpeg. Sew on the dashed lines and cut on the straight lines. Gives you 16 QSTs of the size needed for this pattern.
    Cool Beans!!!

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    I had to go to town and buy some laundry soap. I decided to stop and look around JoAnn's. They had the ruler for cutting these little triangles. I know I shouldn't have, but I splurged and spent $4 with a coupon. I just made one square for a trial run. It is the perfect size, no trimming, so I have changed my mind and I now love this ruler!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae View Post
    I had to go to town and buy some laundry soap. I decided to stop and look around JoAnn's. They had the ruler for cutting these little triangles. I know I shouldn't have, but I splurged and spent $4 with a coupon. I just made one square for a trial run. It is the perfect size, no trimming, so I have changed my mind and I now love this ruler!!!
    I really like them too. zip zip done! I picked up a little 28mm cutter when I picked up mine. Sooooooo much better than the 65mm I was trying to cut them with too!

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    This sounds like so much fun. I certainly have a tub full of strips, etc., to use and in the right colors. Thanks.
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