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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Orca Bay - Week 4
Oh my I love those red strings! Don't they remind you of beautiful red flowers? I think I may have a quilt made of red string or red crumb flowers in my future! I also have a blue jean quilt planned using this design but I was having trouble finding what I wanted in the center of the blocks - I had been thinking red but hadn't yet found the fabric I was looking for. I think little squares of red strings or crumbs is the ticket! Piecing strings is an easy but very time consuming process for me - others seem to zip right through them. This time, instead of using onion skin paper I used construction paper that I got at the dollar store. I felt that there would be just too much waste of the onion skin with this size of block.
The paper size was almost perfect and I had very little waste! Just those little strips - and I also got some leftover pieces of paper that can be used for 3.5" paper-pieced blocks (maybe for my blue-jean quilt). It really wasn't too much trouble to remove it either.
One of these triangles is not like the others!
When I was trimming the triangles to size the ruler and I had an "incident" and after that I paid closer attention to the markings on the ruler. I am short one little triangle now but it won't take me long to make another. Hop on over to Quiltville and see the progress other's are making on their Orca Bay quilts.