Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Orca Bay Dreams!




HI Everyone!

Above is my Orca Bay progress. I have changed the pattern up a little bit...sounds like me huh? I really loved the red string blocks, but they were quite stretchy in the final product, and distorted...I think I stretched them when I removed the papers. So I did not cut them all, and will use them in another project. What I DID want to do was to use some of the fabulous reds that I won in the Christmas quilting party that I went to! So, I used whole pieces of red, not strings...and I like it! I think it showcased the pieces of red, and the blue brings movement diagonally to the quilt, which I just love. Here it is all laid out, but no blocks are sewn together yet...and I am really looking forward to the yummy border!! I like that so very much. Thank you, Bonnie, for this fabulous pattern...I know I would have been a bit intimidated to make this pattern...but the mystery? Makes it a piece of cake!!!


Thank you, Lyn!! Lyn sent me the most wonderful Christmas present...this quilt! Perfect for Valentines, and I already have it up on my wall.





Lyn also sent me these fabrics, which insist on not being photographed...but trust me, they are gorgeous!!!










This picture is for Jo, at Jo's Country Junction...she found her blocks like this and wanted to know what I did for the border...so this one is for you, Jo!!


Have a great day, all!!


Julie


37 comments:

Nancy said...

Your Orca Bay is gorgeous!

Jane said...

I agree with Nancy. You are such a wonderful quilter!

Sue SA said...

Your Orca Bay quilt looks great, I bet you are glad you did unpick, even though it is so annoying, it was well worth it.

Mary said...

I absolutely LOVE the Orca Bay! You always do such wonderful work!
It so inspiring!

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

Your alternative to the Ocra Bay quilt looks fabulous. Good idea.

Leeanne said...

Congrats on Orca bay!!
mine is still in 'the headache box'!!!
maybe I can do your method one day.

O'faigh said...

Hello Julie, loved seeing your Orca Bay Dreams...absolutley gorgeous...Hugs O'faigh

Terry said...

Your Orca Bay is beautiful! :0)

Merilyn said...

Oh my! Julie, the Orca Bay quilt is really quite striking, what a lot of work you have put into this, once it's quilted too it'll be stunning!! Your little gifties are lovely too, lucky girl!!!!

Pat said...

You did a great job with the Orca Bay!!!

Melanie said...

Simply stunning--- Your quilt will be awesome.

Rosa said...

Your OrcaBay is awesome!

Karen said...

Your color combo for Orca Bay is very good. It is interesting seeing what everyone chose and the quilts all coming together.

regan said...

I love the reds you used in Orca Bay.....they look great!

*karendianne. said...

Oh friend, I totally dig what you did with your Orca Bay quilt. Fantastic. …and congrats on the love you received in the mail. That sure feels good, ha?

A Garden of Threads said...

The Orca Bay quilt looks beautiful. Love all the colours.hugs, Jen.

Barb said...

Your Orca Bay is just fabulous!

Sue Daurio said...

I love what you did with the reds. It looks great!

Amy said...

Your Orca Bay quilt rocks!

Janet O. said...

You've done a great job with Orca Bay. You are right--the movement is in the blue strings, and subbing solid reds for those red strings didn't hurt this quilt a bit. It is beautiful!
Love the little quilt Lyn sent you.

liz said...

I like your version too. I found the red strings the hardest part of all. Your quilt looks lovely.

Elyte said...

Orca Bay looks fabulous, love all those reds and blues.

Helen in the UK said...

Your Orca Bay is looking wonderful. I'm still working on mine, now have all the parts complete and have to assemble :)

Debi said...

So beautiful, I love the reds..you did such an awesome job.

Lori said...

Your Orca Bay mystery is wonderful!!! I like the changes you made.
What a lovely gift:)

Quilter Kathy said...

Orca Bay looks fabulous!
And I love your border on the blue quilt. I have one of those in progress too, and will see if I have enough fabric to make that idea work.

Loris said...

Your Orca Bay is so beautiful! Very inspiring! Great idea to use the reds like that.

MARCIE said...

Love the border on your blue. I will have to remember that one! Your Orca Bay is great! We all love to change things up a bit, don't we?

dominique said...

il est magnifique votre orca bay, toutes mes félicitations.
amicalement
dominique raspail

dominique said...

il est magnifique votre orca bay, toutes mes félicitations..
amicalement
dominique raspail

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your Orca Bay is just stunning...

Lois Arnold said...

Ooh! I like! Changing patterns up a bit is a good thing. Who wants their quilt to look like everyone elses? Great job!

Shelia said...

Julie,
Love the Orca Bay! I also like the reds you did, you made it your own. Great job.
Shelia

Teresa said...

Your ORCA Bay quilt is very nice - I just love the crips look of the colors and the red looks perfect.

Floss said...

I think using your bigger red worked great, it gave my eye a spot to rest.

Marina. said...

I absolutely love your Orca Bay. These colors.....!! Fantastic!

Jo said...

Hey..thanks for the picture. I still haven't decided what to do. The blocks are about half together. A decision is going to be made soon because I am NOT letting this quilt slip away from me again.