Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Orange Crush in Progress

What's my next project?

I stopped making a mystery quilt to start working on those darn lighthouses. The mystery is from the Quiltville site. It's called Orange Crush. I'm trying to figure out where I'm at, what step I'm on. I've come to conclusion that I finished step 5 and made 30 spinning stars.

The other pic is pieces that I have left. I printed step 5 and now have to figure out what fabric I was planning on using for this step. Apparently, I do have the smaller block pieces assembed, ie the pic of the pieces. I also need a total of 140 3.5" squares of fabric. 120 are suppose to be orange but I already put orange in the quilt, I will have to see what I have. I also need 20 3.5 inch squares in blue, that's the easy part. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about the orange part. I'll have to see if I have another shade of orange or if it will be too much orange with my orange spinning stars. I'll have to see what I have in my stash.
Good thing I have a few days off from work. I can work on this mystery AND be home for the refrigerator repairman. Ugh!

Tea Cups

This is the type of paperpiecing I enjoy. I made these teacups from Carol Doak's design for a Carol Doak Group swap. I made these in one day. I was able to use some of the charms from the baseball group. Lots of fun!


I posted a pic of one of the lighthouses I made for the Blockbuddy Swap. I had to make 12 blocks, each block had 15 tiny sections, each section had 3-10 pieces. These are only 8 inch blocks. I will NEVER do this type of paper piecing again. It was too much. It became a boring and monotonous process, until the end. Once I had the 15 sections done, they went together easily and quickly. Yippee! I'm sooooo glad they are done!