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Thread: Orca Bay Mystery Quilt-Along

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    Super Member Emma S's Avatar
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    I joined the UFO a month group. The Orca quilt maybe my first quilt to finish for the New Year. I would really like to keep the momentum going so this doesn't turn into a UFO. The picture thread for Orca shows the quilters guess as to the solution. If you don't want to know don't go to that thread. I really didn't want to know but the colors she used are so different from mine I think mine will still be a surprise.

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    THE REVEAL IS UP!!!!

    It is really freakin pretty

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    Oh no!!! I am going to wait and not look at the finished quilt till I am much farther along in the process!!!! I have about 35 large string blocks done now.

    No more sewing though for 2011. Off to play our Settlers of Catan game-the companion game Catan Seafarers!!! Wish me luck (our son-in-law usually wins!)!

    Happy New Year!!
    Last edited by yayaquilts; 12-31-2011 at 09:16 PM.
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    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! May this one give you ENOUGH of what you may need.

    I've seen the reveal. NICE. I'm slowly working this between my momentary breaks from sanity, lol


    Can't wait to see what everyone's completed quilt.

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    No fair...no fair...I don't see it in Texas yet...It must be on a timer.....

    HAHA Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!
    SheriR~

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    No fair...no fair...I don't see it in Texas yet...It must be on a timer.....

    HAHA Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!
    Me either here in Washington. Going to bed and wake up to the New Year. Don't know if I want to peek or not but I tried.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Click on the home page

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm View Post
    Click on the home page
    You're a genius book worm. ;-)
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    It is just beautiful. So glad I am doing it!

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    Its gonna take me a bit of time to finish. I need to tweek some blocks to make it work

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    I have steps 1-3 done, all the triangles cut for part 5 and a few of each color of the Ohio stars. I am not going to do the red strings for part 4, as I mentioned earlier, I am not a fan of the string blocks. Seeing the final reveal helped me decide that the first set of string blocks are important to the pattern but I don't think the red ones add as much as they add to the busyness to me. So I will be happy with red triangles. I am going to spend a week with my brother on Jan 9 as he recovers from open heart surgery( he is doing amazingly well), and will take Orca Bay and the sewing machine with me and hope to get it all done then. Will post some pics soon also. Bonnie sure does like busy borders!

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    Love the quilt! I'm so glad I started this mystery. This will be my first completed quilt in 2012.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm View Post
    I'm going to be off doing my happy dance in the corner. I'm all caught up......
    Bookworn, I finished part 7 last night at 11:30 pm. Yeah , Can I happy dance with you. I just looked at part 8 WOW!!!
    so glad I did this mystery quilt it is AWESOME!!!!

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!! May this year give us all peace and good health and maybe some money too!

    Can't wait to start putting this quilt together so I can see my finished quilt. Never thought I could do such a challenge with all the cutting and pressing and sewing. But when you see the finish you will all be glad you kept going on it.

    Can't wait to see everyones beautiful quilts.

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    this was a really nice quilt. glad i saved the parts.

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    It is a really pretty quilt. Since it is so busy and I haven't started the string blocks, I think I'll just use plain triangles and squares for those. It make sense to do the string blocks if you have that many strings/small scraps to use up, but I'd just have to cut something else down anyway, including yardage. I'll save my strings for another project. Happy New Year of sewing everybody!
    "Life is mostly froth and bubble, but one thing stands as stone. Kindness in another's trouble, courage in one's own." Adam Lindsey Gordon

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    Ayyye yiiiieeee yieeeeee!
    So I've done quite a bit of sewing on orca bay, though I'm far from done. I've started trying to piece it together and I'm starting to think I'm too dumb to do points. Good grief. Nothing is lining up for me. I am really REALLY trying to do quarter inch seams. The points are being cut off....some of my blocks (particularly pt 7) isn't measuring right.
    I'm to the point of frustration with it

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    My Orca Bay Mystery Quilt

    Ladies, I just put up my design wall with my mystery quilt on it. Please don' t look at my mistakes just the way the colors blend. I am tickle pick with the way it came out. I still have two more stars that need to go on the sides. My design way isn't big enough. Picture to follow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandwiz1 View Post
    Ladies, I just put up my design wall with my mystery quilt on it. Please don' t look at my mistakes just the way the colors blend. I am tickle pick with the way it came out. I still have two more stars that need to go on the sides. My design way isn't big enough. Picture to follow!
    Great Job Carolyn!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alderdweller View Post
    Ayyye yiiiieeee yieeeeee!
    So I've done quite a bit of sewing on orca bay, though I'm far from done. I've started trying to piece it together and I'm starting to think I'm too dumb to do points. Good grief. Nothing is lining up for me. I am really REALLY trying to do quarter inch seams. The points are being cut off....some of my blocks (particularly pt 7) isn't measuring right.
    I'm to the point of frustration with it
    Its ok alderdweller..... Points are just evil ;(

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    Quote Originally Posted by alderdweller View Post
    Ayyye yiiiieeee yieeeeee!
    So I've done quite a bit of sewing on orca bay, though I'm far from done. I've started trying to piece it together and I'm starting to think I'm too dumb to do points. Good grief. Nothing is lining up for me. I am really REALLY trying to do quarter inch seams. The points are being cut off....some of my blocks (particularly pt 7) isn't measuring right.
    I'm to the point of frustration with it
    Why don't you take a step back from it for a day or two, then come back and hit it again.

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    Thank you Coyotemagic. Alderdweller, I had to do alot of mine with a scant 1/4 inch seam and I still had to rip some.
    I haven't started to put mine together but on the design wall I still have to cut off the dog ears and straighten a seam or two or more but I am still happy the way it came out. My DH says he can't see anything wrong with it . I see my mistakes but it was my first mystery quilt and the mistakes are what I will learn from.
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    So I've stepped away a couple times and went back. Each time it's getting a little better. No where near where it should be...and I cannot possibly get the diminsions right on step 7. I finally got it to 3 1/2 inches wide but no matter what I do I still only wind up with 6 inches lengthwise.
    Honestly I love this quilt...but I am beginning to think it's way over my head. I don't want to struggle with every single stitch, so I'm giving second thought to using these pieces in another project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alderdweller View Post
    So I've stepped away a couple times and went back. Each time it's getting a little better. No where near where it should be...and I cannot possibly get the diminsions right on step 7. I finally got it to 3 1/2 inches wide but no matter what I do I still only wind up with 6 inches lengthwise.
    Honestly I love this quilt...but I am beginning to think it's way over my head. I don't want to struggle with every single stitch, so I'm giving second thought to using these pieces in another project.
    Don't quit, your going to see that it will work out. What colors are you doing yours in?
    Carolyn
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    I used the blues, reds and blacks as Bonnie suggested.

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