Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Orca Update & Val's Quilt!

My Orca Bay Update
Yep...my little snowmaid is helping me make progress on the Orca Bay Mystery and the many 007 projects!  She keeps my coffee nice and hot! ;-)  I was thrilled on Friday to learn that we were back to making string blocks!  Thanks Bonnie...you must have known they would be just the break from right triangles that we needed!
I don't have a stash of strings ... yet ... I have been working on it! ;-)  So I raided the 1.5 and 3.5 strips from my Red (Blue) Ridge Beauty that I began last September when Bonnie was here!  Have just been rough cutting them with my scissors as I go!
They look so much more manageable when they've been trimmed!  Now what to do with that pile of red "crumbs"?  I'm not telling! ;-)
I have to avoid caffeine in the evenings ... sew ... I called on Ed Sullivan to assist me in maintaining my stamina this evening!  I love watching DVDs while sewing ... and have a love of vintage films and TV!  I think many of us remember watching the Ed Sullivan Show while growing up!  I love revisiting the styles and sets from the 50-70's.  Vintage television and string blocks ... complete win/win! ;-)
I did go ahead and cut a few of my blocks into triangles.  Have to say that I have found more uses for this ruler ... love it!  Sew ... that is my progress.  Again, I am just enjoying the process ... working in a bit of Orca Bay here and there.  I have found it to be very rewarding and love seeing the progress of others!

Val's Quilt!
You may have seen, on the last post, Val's Cobblestone quilt that she had just received from a long arm quilter here in Alaska.  Well today ... she received more fantastic news!  Make sure you're sitting down when you see this ... it is ...
... heart. stopping. gorgeous!  This is a photo that the quilter, The Green Fairy(Judy Madsen), sent her today!  Sorry about it being a bit fuzzy.  You must read the Green Fairy's blog post about this quilt, you will find it here.  Prepare to be transported to quilt  heaven!  When Valerie receives it, I will dedicate an entire post to it.  I am sew thrilled for her ... what a treasure!

View Update
Well ... that's an update from my remote corner of the planet!

Do what you love...do dillydally!


  1. looking great, I like your company! He matches! I saw your friends quilt on Judi's blog, not only is the quilting stunning, but the quilt quilt is.
    I wonder what you are going to use your crumbs for? I kept some of mine (i don't throw fabric away lightly) but most were tiny.I did mine in oranges.I had my orange cat sit with them for photo's.Thanks to Bonnie we have all found some wonderful and interesting blogs to visit.

  2. Beautiful red string blocks. Such fun.
    The quilt of your friends is just lovely.

  3. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Yours, Ulla