Thursday, December 29, 2011

Orca Bay Step 6

I'm glad Orca Bay Step 6 is complete.  What a disaster!  It started in the middle of the night with a phone call from the nursing home where I recently had to put my 80-year old mother.  It's has not been a pleasant experience.  I couldn't sleep and saw that Orca Bay Step 6 was ready.  I sewed and sewed and sewed through the night trying to get my mind off of the tough decisions I need to make for my family regarding my mom.  Well, apparently sewing didn't get my mind off of things.  This is what happened to Step 6:

The Ohio Stars were all wrong!  I had put the wrong color in each corner!  Yes, four of the nine patches were wrong in each block.  I was 75 percent finished before I noticed.  ...back to the drawing board.  Yes, I ripped them all apart!

Tonight I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish Step 6.  I'm not sure if  I'm happy with the results.  I think the range of my neutrals are too broad and they do not contrast enough with the yellows.  (I am using yellow in place of Bonnie's blacks).  I think next time I better stick to the color choices.  We'll see how this all shakes out.  Here are the yellow backgrounds with the neutral Ohio Star points and then the neutral backgrounds with the yellow Ohio Star points:

I like the ones with the yellow stars better.  Maybe once they all get spread out in the quilt it will all be okay.

I'm still calling my quilt Summer Sunfish Pond.


Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Hang in there, it will be alright in the end.

Rhonda said...

I think your yellows are going to be really pretty. Looking forward to seeing it assembled.