Sunday, December 18, 2011

Orca Bay Step 5

How I do love a mystery. And this Orca Bay offering by Bonnie Hunter ( is a very good one, albeit my first one. I have also enjoyed going through past mystery patterns. I understand that this is the first time that the Mr. Linky has been used, and I agree it is a wonderful addition. It is a lot of fun seeing the interpretation that everyone around the world is doing.

So now I have cut 350 - 2 3/8 squares re-cut to 700 triangles and have sewn (and sewn and sewn) them onto either side of the 350 hst's. These look great.

the chain of triangles sewn to hst's
Triangle #2 sewn to opposite side...a chain waiting to be pressed and clipped.
Because I know these were stacks of ten...I know that I have 70 still to convert.

Re-stacked in batches of ten, they are easy to keep track of this way. I look forward to using more of the yellow/orange, the blue green and the red/violet. Bring on Step 6, etc etc. This is a lot of fun.

Like the rest of you there are other considerations in our lives and not the least of which was having my granddaughter here on Friday for her 7th birthday cake at Grandma's and a sleepover.

Quilt On!!


  1. All those little Orca Bay triangles are looking good. My mom is finally on to step 2 today. She is so fast she will get caught up.

  2. Wonderful! Love the colors. Your organization is inspiring. I like your idea of "counting once".

  3. Your granddaughter is beautiful! You are doing such a great job keeping up with Orca Bay. I hope to finish up with the latest step today.

  4. What a darling granddaughter you have! I love your use of yellow. Can't wait to see your finished quilt! ~Jeanne

  5. Wow! You are way ahead of me on Step 5! You rock with having your granddaughter's birthday cake, too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Your triangles are yummy and I bet the cake was too!

  7. The colors you've chosen for your Orca Bay are beautiful! I can't wait to see how it all comes together. :)

  8. Oh my goodness that yellow really pops. You are going to have an awesome quilt. Your granddaughter and her cake are pretty awesome, too.