Sunday, January 8, 2012

Orca Bay Step 7

I finally finished Orca Bay Step 7.  I'm organized and ready to get sewing again.  It's been a rough two weeks (well, two and a half years...)  My mom passed away 1/1/12.  I didn't want to sew or quilt too much because I didn't want to associate any fabric or projects with her death.  I didn't want a quilt to be on the couch for me to constantly think, "That's the quilt I was working on when my mom died..."  I still have a lot of things to settle with her estate.  But for now my siblings and I are doing fine and feel that my mom is finally at rest. 

Enough of that.  But it needed to be said.  Here's Orca Bay Step 7:

I'm also interested in the

Postage Stamp Quilt – 2012 Charm Swap Kick Off

You can read the full post at:

I would be interested in cutting sets of 2.5" charms for the swap.  Each set would be 100 different charms.  This shouldn't take long with the GO! Baby and the value die.  Submission must be in between 1/6/12 and 1/18/12.  Let's see what I can get done by 1/15/12 before I commit.  By the calculations on the site I would need 2592 different squares for a total of 72 blocks for a 96" x 108" quilt.   I would make it in 16 patch section.  This could be a great leader/ender type project that would last all year.  Hmmmmm.  Very tempting.


Check out the 900+ follower giveaway at Leona's Quilting Adventure.  While you are there, remember to sign up for the birthday drawing giveaway.  Here's the link!


Sooner or later I'm going to win some Aurifil thread!  Maybe today's the day.  Sunni at Love Affair With My Brother is giving some away.  Check it out at:



  1. Kathy, I'm sorry for the loss of your Mom. It sounds like she suffered long. I hope your memories bring comfort.
    May you find rest and peace in 2012.
    hugs and prayers, pokey

  2. Sorry to hear of your loss. Glad to know all the siblings are doing alright with each other and not fighting like a lot of them do. Your string blocks are looking great, I am trying to catch up. Almost done with all the little string blocks, and that is all I have done so far on this mystery.