Monday, January 2, 2012

Design Wall Monday - Orca Bay progress Step 8

First of all Happy New Year Everyone!!  My 2012 has gotten off to a great start. I sewed all day yesterday and will have some time today to sew as well.  Ah, but then tomorrow comes and back to the real world.  But I'll enjoy the sewing today while I can.  Have you seen the reveal of Bonnie's Orca Bay - Oh my it is drop dead gorgeous!!!  I think this is one of my favorite patterns of hers.  Oh wait I say that with every Bonnie quilt I make - but no this I REALLY mean it (until the next one :)  Here's my progress so far.  I have a few rows together, not sure I'll be able to finish.  I counted all my pieces so carefully and came up 17 triangles short on the green strings.  Not sure why I thought 110 was a good number, but that's how many I had.  But I love string blocks so I'm getting those done today.  I'm even going to make some extra for the back.  What a great mystery, Bonnie did it again.



I've also got a Bonnie quilt on April, Smith Mountain Morning (now my second favorite Bonnie patter).  I'm quilting pebbles in the white spaces which looks really good given that it's an Army quilt.  I think I'll do a fern like feather in the other blocks.  I want to keep it natural with the camouflage going on, all I can think of is leaves - anyone else have any ideas?   See around the stars how the blocks create a ring?  That's where I"m thinking I'll do the fern feathers.  But really I'd love to hear any ideas that you have.

Linking up with Judy to see everyone's design wall and Bonnie's Monday morning link up.  Fabric Tuesday is back, don't forget to stop by and see the other beautiful creations.




25 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks terrific! I love the colors you chose---they work so well together. I'm also impressed that you've completed so much of it, even if you did find yourself a few triangles short. I hope you'll post again when you've finished it.

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  2. I haven't gotten that far on mine yet. Yours looks great.

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  3. I love how your Orca Bay is looking. I thing this is one of my favorite of Bonnie's mystery patterns. But I doubt I'll ever do one....too many pieces!

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  4. I am so in love with your color choices! I think this one is really my all time favorite too.
    The Smith Mountain Morning is stunning! Can't wait to see it all quilted.

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  5. I was blown away with Bonnie's mystery too-my first! I love your colors! I couldn't do what everyone else did eight and I LOVE my purple, pink and green one. Can;t wait to sew it all together.

    Great job!!

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  6. Wow, both your quilts are really awesome! The colors you chose for the mystery turned out really well. Love your idea for the star quilt with the patches.

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  7. The colors of your Orca are great!

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  8. your colors are fantastic!!! congrats on your progress
    - consider your back patted!!
    8-)

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  9. Love the way your Orca Bay is looking, the colors just sparkle! Your other quilt is beautiful too, that is a Bonnie pattern? Will have to check it out.

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  10. Love your color choices! Can't wait to see it totally done.

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  11. Love the Orca Bay colors you chose! Whose is the Airborne quilt? Very nice!

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  12. Great colors!! I love this quilt too. Carolina Crossroads is my current favorite but then, I haven't finished this one yet.

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  13. I agree, you said it best!! drop. dead. gorgeous. is the perfect 3 words to describe your quilt! :)

    Also what a neat Army Quilt!! :)

    Love from Indiana! ~bonnie

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  14. Oh, I love your colors in Orca Bay! Do you know where I can find the pattern for Smith Mountain Morning? It looks really neat. Happy quilting! -Jeanne

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  15. Beautiful colour combo on the mystery :)

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  16. Your Orca Bay is just gorgeous. : )

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  17. Your quilt is terrific. And yes, I too came up short. But on the little blue string blocks. I had to make two.

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  18. Your mystery looks drop dead gorgeous! Your original colors we're a great choice.
    I think leaves on the camo fabric is a good idea!

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  19. I'm not familiar with Bonnie's patterns. I must take a look.
    How about quilting some stars on your quilt? Just a thought.

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  20. Is that army quilt made of old ABU's and BDU's? It looks so cool! Perhaps down the road when my DH retires from the Air Force I'll try to do something like that for him. That is so cool!

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  21. Your orca bay is turning out just great!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog to see mine!! Im your newest follower :):) hugs

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  22. I love your color choices for the Orca Bay quilt. And my daughter loves the owl quilt on your blog header.... is there a pattern for it?

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  23. I'm also loving this pattern and seeing the different combinations. Can't wait to start seeing the finishes around the internet. Yours is lovely.

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