Monday, December 19, 2011

Mystery Saga Continues...

I started the next step of Bonnie Hunter's mystery last night. I still have 5 of the last step to do but I will do that in between sewing these small triangles onto the hst we made earlier. Even though I used over a dozen black fabrics in this quilt I am feeling the need for some more variety...where and when I wonder did I buy all these polka dots?!


This is the point in the mystery where I find myself trying to figure out where the heck this is going! I lay the pieces out on the table, flip them around, and scratch my head and sigh a lot. I have to admit Bonnie has me mystified!

I worked on my blocks in between baking cookies yesterday. (I am so thankful for oven timers....) In the time it took to bake a pan of cookies I could cut 40-100 triangles or sew about the same number of triangles to the hst. I'm having a more difficult time keeping track of how much I've cut or sewn (this may have to do with a cat-who-is-a-fabric-thief living in the house...she is stalking the piles as I type....) I'm sure I'll find the "lost" blocks when we move the furniture to clean after the New Year but for now it is just easier to make a few extra...

16 comments:

Cathy said...

I love what you are doing for the Orca Mystery. I am way behind due to finishing Christmas gifts.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year.

Hugs

Ellen said...

Great progress! I am feeling the same way about my black fabrics. I think I need a lot more variety.

heather said...

Wow, we're making the exact same quilt! We have the same colors for each step.

I have cats that help by holding down the fabric too. I had to give speeches about tails and rotary cutters not mixing several times this weekend.

AnnieO said...

Omigosh, the piles are growing so fast! Congrats on keeping up with the clues. I have no idea where this is going yet either as I watch those that have joined up. Yummy looking cookies! No baking has happened here yet...

Marj said...

I am on hold with the mystery until all the cookies are done. I know what you mean about variety in your scraps, maybe we all need to swap some. It will probably be no problem when the quilt is done.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

Love your color palette! Looks a little Christmassy! Mine is purple, pink and green and I'm loving it--and the process. Happy Quilting!

Bonnie K Hunter said...

LOVE the polka dots! And the cookies look so yummy too! :c)

Janet O. said...

You are doing great keeping up with the mystery AND baking! Good looking cookie plate!

Judy D in WA said...

Now I want cookies! No baking here this year.
Way to be a multi-tasker! Love your colors and the polka dots.

Connie said...

Great progress and I have two of those thieves in my sewing room.....gotta watch them. Your cookies look yummy too!
Quilting by the River

Janet said...

Your mystery components look great! You must be the queen of multi-tasking baking cookies and sewing at the same time. (good combination) I bet you've tried those parts in all kinds of ways - the mystery part of it would keep me up at night :0)

Loris said...

Merry Christmas, Sio! Your cookies look delish and your sweet kitties adorable as ever. Love your mystery progress too. Hope you enjoy some fun time with your family!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I am glad to know I am not the only one that lives with a cat thief. I have all my pieces for this mystery hidden to where they can not be stolen and spread all over three different floors of the house. I find other pieces everyday, all over the place.

Helen in the UK said...

Your mystery steps are looking great. I haven't started step 5 yet ... hopefully tomorrow :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the photo of your mystery pieces...very fun! Can't wait to see how it comes together!

Janet said...

I'm watching this mystery on a few blogs, I can't wait to see what it's going to be now. Wow, you've been baking up a storm, they all look delicious.