Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Orca Bay, "Nearly 4000", 3 Rows Completed

It's difficult to get a good photo of this wide project, but here's the best I can do.  And somewhere in this quilt is a small piece of fabric that Bonnie Hunter gave to me, when she was in Casper Wyoming, 3 years ago.  See Bonnie? I used it!  Thank you Vic, for your donations!  They're IN there!

DH is having a hard time "seeing" the pattern, even after I showed him the photo of the finished quilt from our instruction sheet. 

I have soooo enjoyed seeing all the varieties and versions of HUNDREDS of other Orca Bay quilts - some are already finished and on the way to the long-armer!!!  And every one is just wonderful - some colors didn't end up like we thought, other colors took over, but each one is a beauty!  Thanks Bonnie for this delightful journey. 

15 comments:

Tina G. said...

Wow! Love this quilt. Nice job.

Kate said...

it's gorgeous, Elaine. My DH can't see the pattern, either...oh well, it's like all complex things - takes some skill to appreciate !!! Good luck assembling the rest... it takes a while, doesn't it? I had to do some ripping... And my step 6 isn't yet finished, either...Kate

Janet O. said...

Beautiful job, Elaine. Bonnie has done an amazing job on this design and it is fun to see all the different versions.

Helen in the UK said...

Looking gorgeous! I've just started on Clue 7 pieces ... VERY slowly as I'm nervous about all the bias edges, but they seem to be coming out right :)

Candace said...

They look beautiful. You can't go wrong if you stick with Bonnie's colors. I'm sure your husband will see it when it gets bigger, I have 9 rows done now and my DH can, or at least he claims he can, lol.

Lise said...

wow.... your colors are awesome and lots of work here...

Donna said...

It's looking beautiful!

Anonymous said...

very pretty now im thinking of making one as a runner for the top of my sons piano how pretty it would be.

Frederique said...

Wow, great pattern! Love the colors too.

Purple Pam said...

Your colors are great. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Yes, there are lots of pieces in this one!

Sharon said...

What a huge job you've done! And it's gorgeous! I like your colors. I think my DH would have problems with "getting" this one too. It's so busy that a non-quilter might have trouble seeing the "trees" for the "forest", so to speak.

Vic in NH said...

Oh, Elaine, it looks marvelous! I'm honored to have some of my fabrics playing in this! Keep up the good work!

LuAnn said...

Your blocks are gorgeous. I wondered how the quilt would look with the blue in the center of the star and used for the larger strings. I collected the clues for "later", but I've been cutting more strings and have started. Your quilt will be beautiful!

Ruth Ann said...

I love how your Orca Bay is coming along. I saw a note about your homemade detergent on a quiltville post. Can you refer me to where it is on your blog?
Thanks.
Ruth Ann

Saska said...

I have 9 stars sewn together and it looks a lot better hanging on the design wall than trying to find the pattern up close. My DH likes it because it's so dark...guess that means he can use it and it won't show dirt!?