you guys are all doing great on this project. Carol, I can't believe you have them all done.
I'm almost done with step 3, and have part of steps 4 and 5 done. I'm hoping to get a bunch done this week but it's hard to find time alone with my DH and all the kids home for 2 weeks. I have to start my first quilt for Quiltmaker scrap Squad next week, so trying to focus on Orca Bay this week.
Hope you all had a great holiday! I'm a skipping step 3, 4 and 5 and starting step 6. I will go back and pick up those steps after I finish these cute squares. The strings got a little tedious. Can't wait to see this all put together.
Step 5 was TEDIOUS! Think about it. 700 little triangles sewed to 350 itty bitty 1/2 square triangle units. I was about crosseyed by the time I was done. But done I am! I like them and am excited to see how they are going to be used.
Step 6 was a snap, quick and easy and I love the Ohio Stars even though I had trouble with the points. I really wanted to get through step 6 so I'd have a few days to work on other projects before step 7 comes out Friday morning.
Here are a few of the Step 5 units. Bonnie told us not to trim them so they are as they are.
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Very nice Judy. I like your Ohio Star blocks.
I'm hoping to work on step five after work this evening.
Kris:I'm hoping to work on step five after work this evening.
I worked on step 5 today, but did some red string ones inbetween to break up the monotony. I think I'm 2/3 done with step 4 and 1/2 way on step 5. I'm trying to keep step 6 to do as a 'reward' for finishing 4 and 5 but not sure how long I can hold out!
Judy, your star blocks look great!
I know what you mean Jacy. I'm ready to start putting it together. I switch up on the steps too. I also save my trimming for down time at work.
Step seven is up. It's almost over (two days to the big reveal). I'm nowhere close to being finished. Guess we all know what I'll be doing this weekend.
I've been sewing and sewing and sewing.................here's pics of steps 5 and 6 completed
Step 6 is practically a quilt all on it's own!
Now onto step 7................I could almost get caught up except Bonnie's posting the final step tomorrow.
Oh well maybe I'll just keep sewing and sewing till I get her done!
Looking really good Jacy. I just stitched the final 2 hourglass blocks of step 7. I'm anxiously awaiting tomorrow morning and the the grand finale and reveal. I admit I was getting really weary of sewing all those little triangle units in step 5.
Step 7 isn't bad at all. Bonnie did say she made a mistake in the number of those little triangle units we had to make in step 5. You need four more. Luckily I had miscounted and already have the extra 4.
Oh goodness. I wonder if I've figured this right. Just for grins I've added up the pieces so far.
Not counting the two string block steps I added up 3136 pieces. Most of those are triangles.I estimate the red and the blue string blocks to be about another 700-800 strips.
Did I really want to know that?
You Ladies are doing an outstanding job. I would have given up a long time ago lol
Nice work Jacy.
I was up all night sewing and pressing but I feel like I haven't made much progress. I'm in a lot of pain today so that has slowed me down. I can't wait to see what it looks like even if I won't be caught up.
Kris:I was up all night sewing and pressing but I feel like I haven't made much progress.
Are you working on step 5? I thought those triangle units took forever and it seemed like I would never get to the end of them. Maybe if I'd just focused on them they would have gone faster but I switched back and forth with step 4 and then 6 because is was so tedious. I eventually got them done and you will too!
Thanks for the encouragement Jacy. I cut my 700 triangles at work yesterday. When I got home I finished making the 350 HST in step three then pressed them and all of step one. I also sorted my strings for steps two and four but never got around to sewing any. I haven't done any sewing today.
Happy New Year everyone.
The final step is up. Wow what a quilt. I've got to get sewing.