Saturday, January 7, 2012

Orca Bay Top together!!

I'm doing a happy dance, Orca Bay is together and I do love it :)  Ok, the new sewing room for April is not quite wide enough to get full view, but hey you get the picture right?  This one will go to a dear friend of my daughters who just purchased their first house. This wll be nice for a house warming gift I think.

I drew a design that I would like to quilt, just not sure if I can do it!  It's a free form all over feather design and will give the quilt a really nice texutre.  I love curved quilting on angular quilts.  I'm going to make a baby blanket and give it a try.  I think I'll try one of the 1600 quilts, I saw a really cute one Life Scraps   Here's  what I want to quilt, we'll see how this goes.  Well I can draw it, that's one step :)

While there may not be a lot of depth to the room, there is a bit of length in the room and the design wall goes the entire length.  I've got two full quilts up there just waiting for me to get the courage to get started on them.

26 comments:

  1. HOLY MOLY!!! your quilt is awesome. . but I must say. . you DREW that quilt motif BY HAND???!!!!!
    That is GORGEOUS!!!

    once you get a handle on things. . you can start selling your quilt designs to pantograph companies!

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  2. Congrats on an awesome finish! Your Orca Bay is fabulous.

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  3. Love the quilt and love the quilting design! If you drew it, then you can quilt it! Believe in yourself!

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  4. I love your colors, Sue. Your quilt is just beautiful. What a lucky receipient!! She'll love it. Cathy

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  5. As I said before - I just love your color choice for this instead of all the black. This is a super quilt - what a gift!

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  6. Congrats on getting that top finished - it's magnificant!! The quilting design looks beautiful, but will you see it's full glory on such a complex quilt? Lucky the people who receive this as a gift! I give a lot of quilts away through the year, but Bonnie's mysteries I always keep for myself :)

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  7. that top looks STUNNING!! awesome job, feathers sound pretty :-) practice on THIS one. you can DO it!

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  8. Your Orca Bay is beautiful! I think the colors are what make it especially striking - the purple, blue and green are so soothing and calm against all the movement in the design. Good job! Anyone who receives this would have to be over the moon.

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  9. Great job on your Orca quilt...it's beautiful!

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  10. Lookin' good!! Thanks for sharing, Sharyn in Kalama

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  11. It is gorgeous, Sue! And, wow, that quilt design would look absolutely stunning on it.
    Please show us after it's quilted!

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  12. wonderful job. awesome design. Yes, practice on something else first.... can't wait to see what you do next.

    do you need a step stool to get the top pieces on your design wall?

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  13. I love your Orca Bay; great colors and what a wonderful gift it will make.

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  14. I love your Orca Bay and the Boxes in Boxes quilt. What a great design wall with lots of space.

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  15. Sue, your OB is just delicious! I love the colorway. And how nice to have enough design wall space for two quilts at a time.

    P.S. Your finished Smith Mountain Morning (from last week) is a great start to your quilting year.

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  16. Very pretty quilts and that quilt drawing is great. Can't wait to see it on your quilt. The OB quilt will be a hit as a housewarming present. Need my address? ;)

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  17. Your colors are wonderful and the quilt is breathtaking. Love it. The quilting design is also great.

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  18. Wow, I love those color choices! I think some of the red and blue versions I have seen are a little too contrasty and it makes the whole thing look busy. These blend wonderfully and still give it the same feel. I love the quilting pattern as well, awesome job free handing it. I hope it works out as well on the machine.

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  19. Beautiful quilt. I love seeing this quilt in different color ways. Your quilting design is wonderful. Hope you can make it work.

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  20. Your colors are so lovely. Great job on a quick finish. I'm sure the giftee will love it.

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  21. Absolutely fabulous! LOVE your colors, as I've said before. Looks like your borders fit nicely--I had to do a tap dance to get mine right but the top is done! Doesn't it feel great! You're awfully generous to be giving this away!

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  22. Your Orca Bay is beautiful! I love your huge design wall too! This will be a wonderful gift!

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  23. I love your Orca Bay colors! I tried to email you from the blog comment you left me, but it wasn't letting my log in... :-(

    Anyway... Thanks!

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  24. The quilt is gorgeous! Your color selection, perfect.

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