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Sunday, December 4, 2011

DWM: Gift Bags, Prairie Queen, and Orca Bay

These gift bags are made from fabric stiffened with Pellon Craft Fuse.  (Inside each is an amaryllis, ready to force into bloom.)  The basket blocks are 5" square.





Orca Bay, Step 3:
350 2" (unfinished) HSTs. 
 I decided on scrappy neutrals to sash the Prairie Queen blocks. I was about to cut plain borders when I got the idea to try flying geese. These geese are 3 x 5.5 unfinished and I'll need about 121 of them.
Another postage stamp quilt is in the works! 


.....and take a moment to see how other Orca Bay mysteries are coming along, as well as what's on many design walls walls as this week gets underway.

19 comments:

  1. All great looking projects. I get the impression that you are no stranger to tiny pieces. Bonnie's mysteries should be a piece of cake for you. I get fumble fingered, as I usually work with larger pieces.

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  2. Just popped in to sew your Orca Bay progress - I'm trying to get inspired for the HST's!! Your Prairie Queen is beautiful, the flying geese are perfect for the border. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Blocks are looking good. Love you gift bags too!

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  4. I had to laugh when reading you post...Your design wall is much like mine. Too many projects and too little time.

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  5. those bags are just too cute! I'm going to have to try that one. Great progress on Orca bay. I love a scrappy border, and that looks wonderul, so much better than a plain border. Great job!

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  6. You made the bags too? Not just decorated them? Terrific. Nice gift for some special folks. Prairie Queen looks wonderful... and good for you on keeping up with Orca Bay...

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  7. What neat projects and it sure looks like you love teeny, tiny pieces! Cute bags too!

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  8. ooough, love your scrappy Prairie Queen quilt.... great job completing your mystery homework :) you are right on schedule.

    Love from Indiana, ~bonnie

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  9. Love those gift bags. What a great idea. You are making great progress. Everything looks terrific.

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  10. Love, love, love the Prairie Queen!

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  11. Wow, you are SO Productive! I'm quite impressed. The gift bags are lovely and the neutral sashing is great with your prairie queen blocks. Great job this week!

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  12. Beautiful bags! What a great gift.

    Love the Prairie Queen with the flying geese, they go well together.

    Orca Bay is going great under your needle!

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  13. Congratulations on finishing up step three. I am amazed that you had time to work on anything else at all! Great flying geese border on the prarie quilt, so worth the extra time. Are the squares 1 inch finishe on the postage stamps? Such a fun size to use up, everything else starts looking HUGE by comparison.

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  14. LOVE the Prarie Queen blocks -- what a great scrap quilt!

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  15. Busy busy! Love all the stuff you are doing.

    glen

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  16. Those bags are great. But seriously - you finished all 350? I am impressed!!!

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  17. Really loved your design wall, well done for keeping up with Orca Bay

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  18. Such scrappy goodness going on - feels like home.

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  19. I love your scrap quilts and am impressed with the gift bags!Looking forward to seeing your mystery as it comes together.

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