Tuesday 29 November 2011

Orca Orca Orca

Yes, I sold out and I started making the quilt.  This one at http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/11/mystery-monday-link-up-part-2.html

I wasn't going to.

I totally caved.

I have no will power.

So on the weekend I made 2303948 of these little buggars.

 (not that many, but it sure seemed like it.   Now I have to trim them all back).

And then, under much sufferance, I made these:

Now, I must admit I almost didn't make them.  I almost cut 3.5" squares of blue instead.  But I'm totally happy I did, because they are the cutest little things I've seen in a long time.  I didn't cut any strips more than about one inch, and gee whiz, they come up good!

So I only have to finish them in the next day or so and wait for the next step.  How do you Americans do it, with Thanksgiving thrown in too?  When do you get time?

Anyways.....I'm off to relive my youth tonight and go to a real, live music concert!  With grown ups!  Maybe with wine!

I'm not sure I'll survive the excitement.

Talk to you soon.



  1. Oh no fair - you are not making it easy for me to resist! love your blocks though

  2. Yay! Another victim *cough* participant! :)

    They look fantastic!

  3. Ah..a glutton for punishment, lol - oh but the rewards are sweet......eventually. Well done for sticking to it and enjoy your grownup night :0)

  4. The Americans will laugh at your 'buggars' and wonder what the heck that means! Your blocks are looking great, I am only on step 2 as I had to skip step 1, as I couldn't get the specialty rulers here in New Zealand, they are coming from Aussie! Can you please rush them along if you see the postie with them over there!

  5. Oh your strings look so darn cute!! Aren't you glad you joined :) Hope you had a great time at the concert!

  6. Thank goodness you caved, your blocks are beautiful. I love the stripes.

  7. It's wonderful you joined in. I really like the look of the strings blocks too.