Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yes, No, Yes, No, Maybe -- Orca Bay

I am unable to make up my mind about joining in this new mystery Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  (Maybe it's because I am full of Thanksgiving and no longer can think straight! )But, in case my overfed brain gets clunked out of its mental stupor into a forward gear, I'll be partially ready to join in!  8-))  Here are half my string blocks, and 40 of the QSTs.   My other bold/dark color is earth, taupe, browns, etc.   I don't want them too dark, so they are visibly separate from the blacks.

16 comments:

Shari said...

I'm keeping an eye on this one and may do it later. Your colours look great so far!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

I too and in the limbo phase. I need to finish what I have started but then I would like to use up some of my stash and looks like a fun thing to join in. Maybe after Chrismas. Don't know. I'll watch you ponder for me. 8-)

Finn said...

Good luck with it if you do it Elaine. I usually read along with the mysteries, but have found that I really DON'T like that many seams in a quilt top.
I had looked at Tonya's Legos piece along, but figured out that in her 70" width of flimsy, there are also 35" of seams! That's 105" of fabric in a 1" X 70" row...way too over the top for me. I do like your colors! Good luck with your decision. Hope your turkey time was wonderful. Hugs, Finn

Andra Gayle said...

I wasn't sure if I wanted to start either but I have both of the first 2 steps done. I am sure it will be lovely though! Love your pinks!

LynCC said...

ooooo, pretty! I love Bonnie's projects. Really wishing I could join in on this one, but too much backed up. LOVE your colors. You should do it!

JustPam said...

I am afraid if I don't do the mystery as it is revealed I won't do it at all. So many pieces are daunting and time consuming. If I don't know how many pieces are involved I am not so overwhelmed. I love all of Bonnie's quilts, so I know I won't be disappointed. I would be disappointed if I didn't make it.

Janet O. said...

I'm watching the progress with interest. If I love it I will buy the book next year. There is no way on earth I could squeeze it in now! You have very unique colors. Sounds like it will be nice. Can't wait to see how this all turns out.

Helen in the UK said...

Oh go on ... commit to doing it!! I'm only making half quantities of units at this time and have the QSTs done, but haven't started on the strings yet. Hopefully today :)

Julie in the Barn said...

I just following along this time. I have finally used all the parts from Carolina (which was a spectacular failure for me due to a poor choice in value placement) and Christmas Lights is still unfinished. Helen's decision to make 1/2 size is tempting....I may rethink joining in the mystery now. Your color choices are striking. Can't wait to see the result.

Debra Robinson said...

I think your color choices are lovely. How can you not do a Bonnie mystery? I know, very busy time of year, lots of other projects w/due dates. I have 3 other quilts in various stages of being flimsies. 4, if you count a binding on last years RRCB!! (It's still @ the longarmers, tho.) Good luck on your progress....Debra in Ma.

Denise said...

I do the same thing: yes, no, yes, no and finally ok, I try :)
Yor is a great color choise, good sewing!

Candace said...

It looks like it's a good chance that it's yes, and what pretty colors.

Leeanne said...

This looks great, keep going if you can! I am enjoying seeing people from all around the world joining in on the fun.Hi from Leeanne in New Zealand!

Sue Daurio said...

The blocks are just so darn cute. Even if you don't end up joining in the fun, you'll have some really cute blocks to use for something else. You're pinks look great!!

Ellen said...

Seems like it is a yes! Your blocks look great.

Cyn ;-) said...

For someone who's still "on the fence" you have quite a few blocks sewn! lol. Just jump in, that's what I did.
Your blocks are really nice, Elaine!