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Monday, 19 December 2011

Design Wall Monday Dec 19

I'm late posting this today, but I wanted to get some work done on Orca Bay part 5. I have a selection of the various steps, except for the red string squares, which, at the moment, at least, I am planning on cutting from yardage of some sort. When Bonnie gave the instructions for step 2, which involved 3.5 inch squares made from blue strings, she mentioned that "the direction of the strings adds so much play and motion!"  Well,  I found in my stash some large scale leaf fabric has lots of shades of blue, and lots of motion in it, so I'm planning on using that. I have found in the quilts that I've done lately, that I seem to make, for the most part, feminine, girly quilts, with some exceptions, of course. I am trying in this quilt to stay as gender neutral as I can. I was thinking, originally, that some of the border prints that are out there these days, would work in the place of the paper pieced stripes, but most of them are florally. I'm hoping to be able to find some sort of red stripe, to use in the place of the step 4 red strings. I'm linking this up to Judy Laquidara's Patchwork Times design wall Monday linky, and also to Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Monday linky., where there are lots of other people participating in this mystery. And now, I'm going back upstairs to play with some more triangles. I have lots more to do.


  1. Great substitute for the blue, can't wait to see what you come up with for the red.

  2. Cindy Aus,
    I like what you chose for your blue print instead of the string blocks, works for me.
    Anything to save on a step. Lovin what I am seeing posted on these quilts.

  3. Very clever with the blue fabric. It's gorgeous!
    And that little reindeer in the stash report is adorable!!!

  4. This is going to be gorgeous!! How was this weekend? Have you gotten any more specialty fudge finished?!?!? :)

  5. Your design wall looks great! I am looking forward to having this mystery solved soon. I think it will be a gorgeous quilt.

  6. Your blue blocks look like water in a deep blue sea! Lovely!

  7. looking great , it will be interesting to see what your red will be?


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