Of course it's not the only project I'm working on but Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery quilt has taken quite a bit of my time lately. It's no longer a mystery as I was unable to keep up. There are about a zillion triangles in this thing HSTs and QSTs. There are also string triangles and 3.5 inch string squares. It's an insanity quilt but the finished product is beautiful.
WE started mid November and the reveal was posted on New Year's Day. Thos of you who've been on QCA as long as I have know how much I struggled with scrappy quilts. My brain refused to think in scraps. I made a break through with Nana's help in the scrap happy group and I think after this I should be over any of those issues.
This is but a small section of the quilt. I put it together to help motivate me as I felt like I was going nowhere with it. I still have not completed all the steps but I'm plugging away mostly while I watch football. What wil I do when the season's over?
Anyway, without further ado, photos:
Here are my QST sewn together into hourglass blocks. They are 2.5 inches unfinished 224 if those suckers:
I made string blocks and HSTs during our virtual panama party. There are 72 yellow string blocks (3.5 inch unfinished) and 350 HSTs (2.5 inches unfinished):
The HSTs get additional triangles sewn to each side to make wings for the blue sting triangles to make flying geese units. In total I cut 1400 HSTs! Ohio star blocks were the easiest of all the steps there are 56 of which I've completed 10.
Here's how they're all coming together:
I think I should be finished the top sometime this year. LOL
Blocks 10 and 11 of Baltimore's Country Cousins:
This is my first full appliqué quilt. I've done a block or two in other projects but nothing like this. I'm using a gingham background with batiks. These are the first nine blocks and I'm currently working on the tenth block. The patterns come from the book "Baltimore's County Cousins" by Susan McKelvey.