Sew Many Projects, So Little Time

This is showcase of my projects in various stages.

What I'm Working on

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



Pat A said:

That is going to be a spectacular quilt.  Great job.

Pat in KEntucky

# January 22, 2012 8:17 AM

Linda said:

WOW! Love it. Wish I had been in on this one. I have so many scraps. After 6 scrappy quilts, I haven't put a dent in the scrap baskets. This would have helped. Love it, love it, love it. Would love to see the finished quilt top. Will you share the pattern?



# January 22, 2012 9:16 AM

Pamela said:

I just love scrap quilts. Love your color combinations. Keep plugging away and you'll finish it.

# January 22, 2012 1:29 PM

Kris said:

Thanks ladies.

Linda the pattern comes from Bonnie Hunter on The pattern will be up until June I think. If you go to the web site you'll see links for "Orca Bay Mystery".

# January 22, 2012 1:34 PM

Nana said:

Kris this is going to be gorgeous.  I love all the color and the pattern is perfect.

# January 22, 2012 2:34 PM

gini said:

love all the color.

# January 22, 2012 3:17 PM

Spudgrandma said:

Wow Kris, that is a lot of tiny HST.....

# January 22, 2012 6:18 PM

Stephanie said:

Awesome Kris. Love seeing all the perfect hst's and the string blocks. Great colors. It is going to be beautiful.

# March 7, 2012 8:19 AM

Sukochi said:

Kris, with all the yellow and orange string blocks, it reminds me a a color explosion. Totally stunning. Really grabs the eye and won't let go. You just want to look and look.

# August 3, 2012 4:34 PM

Kris said:

Thanks everyone.

# August 3, 2012 7:04 PM

Wendy said:

wow kris,

I realy like this

# March 17, 2013 8:54 PM

Kris said:

Thanks Wendy. I really need to get back to it.

# March 18, 2013 1:34 AM