Orca Bay Mystery Quilt Part 2

For Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery quilt – Part 1, click here.

Part 2 mystery instructions calls for piecing 72 string blocks. Strings?  In a nutshell, string piecing is taking cut fabric strips, or scraps, and piecing them together, using a stabilizer for backing.  The stabilizer can be used dryer sheets, muslin, newsprint, interfacing, etc….  In my case, I’m using old phone book pages.  I had all 72 paper squares prepared in a very short time by simply tearing with the edge of my ruler. 

No rotary cutter necessary.  Simply tear.

I was very indecisive about what color these scrappy string blocks ought to be.  Should I use orange (one of my very favorite colors)?  How about yellows?  Then I remembered that one of my goals for doing this mystery is to ‘lighten up’; be random.  So…how about I use a warm palette?  Then I can have it all.

A fabulous, feel good warm pile of unsquared string blocks!

Pressed and peeling paper!  Oh, the excitement of it all!  The paper practically falls off when a short stitch length is used.

And a closer look.  What a funny bonus!  I did not notice what this phone book page said until I was snapping this photo.  I’m doing my part to go green!

Four of the string blocks, pressed, squared to 3.5″, and peeled.

These little babies are sweet! 

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12 responses to “Orca Bay Mystery Quilt Part 2

  1. Can’t wait to see what this is going to look like as a finished project!

  2. Can’t wait to see that finished. Looks great so far

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