What I’m Working On…Orca Bay

Thanksgiving was a little stressful for me this year.  By the time I woke on Friday morning, I knew that not a lot of work, or much house work was going to happen.  I needed a therapy sewing day….and I took it!!

Although I didn’t have the quarter square triangles done for clue #1, I dived into clue #2.  I needed some sewing that wasn’t a drop stressful and the navy string blocks for clue #2 were just what I needed.  I ended up making 95 blocks.  I am thinking that I may make the quilt bigger so having 95 might be okay.  By early afternoon, I had them all done except for taking the paper off the back.

Friday afternoon, I finished up the quarter square triangles too.  I ended up squaring mine up…


I had sewn the blocks of two different sewing machines and I don’t think I have the quarter inch seam down pat on the Singer.  Before I sew on it again, I am going to take the time to check the quarter inch seam…live and learn.

Saturday we went to visit hubby’s mom and I took my string blocks with….


During the 90 minute car trip, I ripped the paper off the backs.  It was the perfect car trip project.  I had two bags, one for blocks and one for garbage.  It took most of the trip to complete the project.

It is nice to be caught up.  I spent Sunday sewing on my next Moda Bake Shop project.  It’s definitely different from projects I typically sew…but it’s growing on me and our daughter Kalissa loves it….  I am hoping it will be featured in a couple weeks so you can tell me what you think of it then.

Today I am hooking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday and with Bonnie at Quiltville and the Orca Bay Mystery.

12 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…Orca Bay”

  1. Wow busy week end and great organisation ! Contrary to you, I make Bonnie’s mystery half size to have in spite a bit of Bonnie’s designs. I can’t afford always large size… :(

  2. Hope this week is less stressful. I’m glad you were able to take some time for yourself. I have a hard time not making a BIG quilt too. This time I am going to try to make the size given. But no guarantees.

  3. It’s wonderful that you were able to take some time for yourself when you were feeling so stressed. Working on such a fun project can only make you feel better.

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