Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Last ORT report for 2016

We've made it another year! Today marks the last New Moon and our last Totally Useless Stitch A Long post for 2016! It has been an off year for me and I'm cheering on 2017 in hopes of a grand upturn. 

I have been busy with the Mystery Quilt and my wooden bowl is overflowing. I was getting worried I would need a dumping between New Moons and that's just not done here.

The studio is trashed with all the Mystery Quilt goings-on and then the Christmas hullabaloo. I just plopped my ORT bowl into the middle of all the junk. I also have some photos from during creation but I'm afraid I get so caught up in sewing I forget to document!

You saw the first clue, neutral four patches, in last month's ORT photo the pieces above are for the second clue. These are triangle-in-a-square blocks. They only look hard!

They make fun bits when you get to trim dog-ears!

The third clue was purple and lavender four patches. You sew these units in the proper direction and all the seams spin the correct way. See they are all laid out so I don't mess up?

Neutral and purple triangle-in-a-squares were the fourth clue. I actually finished this clue by the weekend's end (the clue is revealed on Fridays) and was quite pleased with my abilities. Then...

Last Friday we were directed to sew purple and neutral half square triangles. Easy...but I didn't have the proper tool yet. It was coming in the mail! So I got behind a few days! It came in the mail on Tuesday. Alas! I have to work so I have only gotten to play with it a teeny bit, enough to complete one block.

A new clue comes out in the morning but I must get the 5th clue finished first. I am going to sew all weekend!!!

Here are all the clues I've completed so far. I am getting excited to see what the pattern will be!

There. ORT report dutifully posted. If I survive the severe case of stitch-ass I plan to acquire this weekend I will return to show you my completed clues 5 & 6!


Now it is YOUR turn...we want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your December TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!


Robin in Virginia said...

Your quilt blocks are lovely. Looking forward to seeing your next pile for the next clue. Have a very Happy New Year!

diamondc said...

Oh my goodness the colors of the quilt are beautiful.
I like your ort jar.


Bea said...

Mystery SALs drive you crazy no matter what the craft. Like your colour choices and can't wait to see your progress.

Uglemor said...

Merry Christmas and a happy new year. Your mystery along looks exciting. Here's my 13th and last TUSAL this year. I hope you continue the TUSAL next year.


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Yay for the final ORT Report of the year, even amidst all the quilting frenzy!
Here's my post - http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/december-tusal-and-smalls-sal.html

KimM said...

Wow! You've been a busy elf! Looking forward to seeing the next collection....

ANGIE said...

Hi Sharon and stitchers! I posted my TUSAL of December 2016. Click here!
Happy stitching!

Brenda said...

I am looking forward to seeing the 5 and 6th clue. And then to see the progress you will make sewing them all together! Just beautiful thus far!

Here is my last TUSAL report. I did quite a bit of stitching since last report!

Susan said...

After reading your post last month, I have been printing out the parts, but haven't started yet. I will stretch my stitching out over the years rather than weeks. My ORT report can be seen at http://yellowflowermeadow.blogspot.com/2016/12/december-smalls-and-tusal-and-bit-of.html

Lindsay said...

Loving the colours of the blocks

My report is up http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/tusal-time.html

moosecraft said...

Awesome stash report! Cheering you on to keep up with the clues! This should be such a beautiful Spring quilt! :-)

Khristine Doiron said...

Can't wait to see how your quilt turns out! That just looks like so much fun!

Here is my ort report http://cross-stitching-mama.blogspot.ca/2016/12/last-tusal-of-2016.html

Happy New Year!

deb said...

You are zooming along on that mystery quilt! Love the bright colors and am excited to see how it turns out.

My December TUSAL post is HERE.

WhatIfWeAllCared? said...

I just started a new ORT jar and put my very first compmetely full one in my office window . .

cerato said...

Here is my ORT report

Happy New Year!!

Jusie Sea said...

my last report http://jusiecreation.blogspot.ru/2017/01/tusal-2016-8-12.html