Monday, April 21, 2008

Orange Crush Step 2

Well the step two blocks are done for the Orange Crush Mystery. I still need to do the step two blocks for the second quilt with the pinks. These blocks ended up being easier than they looked. The Easy Angle definitely helps the blocks to be the correct size, but what really helped was Bonnie's Fudge Factor Hint to match the outside corners of the large triangle and let the center seam gap a little on the pieced side. This little bit of cheating seemed to make the difference. Let's just hope that none of my seams pull apart.

I have a lot of mediums compared to most of the other photos in the Yahoo group. Hope that the pattern shows up well in the finished quilt.

I have been diligently cutting scraps into 3.5", 2.5" and 2" strips. Also started a box of strings and a box of crumbs. This is a big change from my former scrap system which just kind of threw everything in a bin based upon color. It was fun to see all the old fabrics I have made quilts from, some even from the first quilt I made 8 years ago.

I have continued to play with the crumb blocks. The block with blue sashing leaves 1/2" between blocks. The block with yellow sashing leaves 1/4" between blocks. I think I prefer the 1/4" right now, although it is a lot harder to sew since there are so many seams in a little area.

Thanks for stopping by. Love it when you leave comments.



Candace said...

I love your colors, looking down the page, it seems you like bright happy colors. I do too, but I don't seem to end up with them. I am anxious to see your OC.

Kathy Wagner said...

Very happy looking mystery blocks! You are quite ambitious in sewing two quilts at once!

Candace said...

Hi Donna,
Thank you for your comments on my blog. Family is usually pretty famous for some good natured ribbing. I hope that the beautiful colors on your quilts chase away any sadness and just leave the good memories.

Donna said...

Donna (great name, huh?)
I love your bright colors. I tend to go darker but need to step out of that comfort zone. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate the kind words on my Carolina Crossroads.

Anonymous said...

I like how you have so much variation in your colors---I have been following your photos, since I too have a lot of mediums. Please post photos of your progress on pink OC!

Leanne said...


I've enjoyed having a look around your blog & at all your quilts.

Thanks for post on Crumbs - & link to Bonnie's instructions. You have started me on a new quilt BWG.

Love Leanne