Monday, November 21, 2011

I love little pieces

Quilts with little pieces make my heart go pitty-pat. Most of my quilts are made up of 2 1/2" squares, and sometimes I start to wonder if those aren't just a little too big. Usually, I convince myself that 2 1/2" is a perfectly reasonable size, especially for baby quilts that I'm giving to someone else's baby. But I will do a postage stamp quilt for myself with much smaller pieces one of these days. And a Lego Quilt.



The first step for Orca Bay is right up my alley. I hadn't done many hourglass blocks before. And I hadn't used this ruler. But I'm loving the technique and I'm using some of my favorite neutrals. Bonnie said to use up the icky stuff, but it only takes a 1 1/2" strip of each print and I plan on keeping this, so I'm using fabrics I love. Now that I think of it, I'm not sure if I even have any neutrals I don't love.

This post is linked to Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times and Bonnie's Orca Bay Linky Party at Quiltville.

15 comments:

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I'm attacking Orca Bay too--my 1st Bonnie Hunter. I'm using greens, pinks and purples and have all but 30 of my QSTs done--about 8 hours work! I use a different method for the QSTs as I hate sewing triangles together.

Chris said...

I knew instantly that you had fallen into Orca Bay! Me too! I've cut all the patches but have only sewn 5 or six hourglasses so far.

Cathy Tomm said...

I also love the neutrals that you have used. I am doing Orca Bay, it is the first time to do one of Bonnie's Mysteries.

Susan said...

I am sewing this mystery and it is my first time using the ruler too. I think it is a good idea to use your favorite fabrics!

Sue Daurio said...

Your QSTs look sooooo yummy. I agree you have some fabulous neutrals in there!

scraphappy said...

Those are great neutrals. Great work on step one so far. I wonder what the future holds?

marcella said...

Your blocks look really nice. I agree; why waste time sewing with icky fabric? Use the nice fabric and be happy!

Denise :) said...

Wow! You do have some lovely neutrals! I've said this several times now; I'm 'quilting' this mystery vicariously through all you all who are taking it on. I'm saving the instructions and leaning back and enjoying "watching" the ride! :)

Sandra Kaye said...

Good color choices!! Im doing it.. But I have to get christmas making behind me first! Hugs

Helen in the UK said...

I'm looking at some of the links posted on Bonnie's page and it's fun to see what others are doing and how they are progressing. You've done a great job :)

Heather said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see all these Orca Bays progress. Hopefully I'll get fired up enough to start my own soon... LoL

Candace said...

I love all your neutrals too, they look so nice.

Ellen said...

All of your fabric looks great!

KaHolly said...

I like working with little pieces, too!

ga447 said...

I just saw this photo and I said they look like my squares, it must be Orca.
Lots of work but well worth it.

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