This mystery season has been the most fun ever!
My love affair with string quilts has been a long and fruitful one ---one of the first crazy stringy quilts I ever made was a DENIM one I started in the fall of 1980 ---that one of course was so heavy it never became more than just a top, and I don’t know what ever happened to it – but suffice it to say that string quilts remain my favorite quilts of all time, hands down!
When I first used strings for the Roll Roll Cotton Boll mystery, I wasn’t sure how people would react. I knew some would hate it, I hoped most would love it – I hoped it would add a dimension to mixing my love of strings with traditional patchwork that hadn’t been deeply explored before.
And the ideas continued into Orca Bay --- and you turned out SO many beautiful and fabulous quilts!
Knowing that not everyone has a blog, I want to share a few that have come to me via email this week:
This is Sissel’s quilt from Norway! I love how she sent it to me in postcard format --- so I’m sharing it with you in the same way! Thank you, Sissel! You did a great job!
Ursula sent me the following email with 3 pictures attached:
Since I don't have a blog but I did do Orca Bay, I thought you might at least like to see my quilts for your own enjoyment. I used every piece made for your version with the exception of one small border unit.
I enjoyed making these quilts along with 5 other enthusiastic quilters. They each made your color and size version. I chose a different color scheme with every piece coming out of the cupboard or my scrap collection.
We kept each other motivated both in person and through encouraging emails. I have more use for small quilts which explains why I chose to make all of the units into smaller quilts. I also have enough leftovers from my different way of creating the string units (no papers) that there will be another "leftovers" quilt made from my "trimmings".
It was my first time trying the two rulers which will definitely be used again. Thanks for doing this mystery. I look forward to your next one. from a "Bonnie" fan...Ursula
Thank you for sharing the pics and the story, Ursula!
Now it is your turn to Link-Up your blog posts to mine below! I’m excited to see how you’ve done in the past month since the last Link Up.
Remember that we need the url of the specific POST, not just the address for your whole blog.
To get the correct address in the linky-–right click on the title/subject line of the post you wrote about your quilt progress. Chose “copy link address” and paste this url in the form when you link.
You can also CLICK the title line of the post you want to link...and copy the url from the address bar at the top of your browser that way.
For instance, my blog address is quiltville.blogspot.com but that isn't enough.If you link to just your whole blog, I’ll have to remove your link and have you try again because I can’t fix it FOR you.
**NOTE** You do NOT need to include the http:// when you insert your address into the linky!
We'll leave this open until MIDNIGHT eastern time Friday night to give you time to write your posts! I LOVED seeing what links came in last month! If you missed those, you can find them linked in the Orca Bay Mystery tab at the top of the blog ---just look at the bottom of that page below the step links for the Mystery Monday Link-Up Links!