Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Wonderful Sewing Day

The last few days I've made some mug rugs for Christmas, and continued with the Orca Mystery Quilt.

I finished 168 of the 350 2"hst units from Part 3 and skipped Part 4 so I can add them to Part 5 LOL.

Part 5 is to cut 700 triangle to add to Part 3. Well, that too for ever - not that I'm whining - and I only got 225 cut before I had to cook dinner.

My goal this week was to get 50 units of each part complete. Well I got 168 of part 3 complete, but have pre-cut the required material to complete the 350.

I have also added the wings to Part 3 to complete 50 of Part 5. So I am pretty pleased with myself. (AND I did all this while looking after my granddaughter!

I chain stitched and cut the tabs off as I went.

Cooper - granddaughter - loved the flags and was handing me the wings to put on LOL.

So here are 50 units complete.

I'm looking forward to the next part, although I doubt I'll be able to do any more until after Christmas, and if I can do it while travelling :-).

Here are all the bits and pieces ready to go away until after Christmas.

Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season.


  1. I love your blog title! I feel that way most of the time. Your colors are beautiful,I know what you mean about keeping up, especially with the holidays. I have been printing the clues out, but so far have kept up (barely). Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. Hi Alli - your mug rugs look fantastic and I absolutely LOVE your colour choices for Orca Bay. The purples are sumptuous and you are making great progress. Cannot wait to see yours at the end!

  3. Lucky you to have a little Cooper to assist. Love those purple. Happy sewing.

  4. Your colors are so nice - I look forward to seeing your completed quilt!