Monday, January 02, 2012

Orca Bay, Progress - "Nearly 4000"

For viewers who haven't seen this project, the layout of this quilt is/was a surprise - we have a bunch of LIGHT stars yet to fit in, and the end plan is amazing.  Here's my version of Orca Bay -- although I want to come up with my own name - probably something like "407,287 pieces!"  just kidding about that many pieces but I DO think it might be "Nearly 4000."  Hey, there's the quilt name!

Four of my dark stars have pink in the middle, and 4 light stars have pink in the middle.  Hope the pink centers are not distractive.  I DO love the characteristics of strings.  Too short, and they can be stretched a bit -- too long and they are easily trimmed.  Most of my pieces fit well.

I still have the border pieces to cut and make, but I'm liking this quiltville.com
  Mystery a LOT! 

People sometimes ask, "How long did it take you to make?" I started November 27.  Not long when one get's organized, driven, obsessive,  compulsive and guarded with one's time!  LOL

Now, I'm off to see all the various versions posted all over the Internet!  WE're all having FUN - Thanks Bonnie!

11 comments:

Andra Gayle said...

very nice fabric combination!

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

If you get tired of the whole project you can just quilt & bind that mini version and call it good.

Vic in NH said...

It looks so bright & breezey when you put it together! Nice work!

Nancy said...

Good choice of colors!

It is always fun to see how a mystery quilt evolves.

paula, the quilter said...

I followed along on the mystery but did not make it. I like the way yours is looking.

Lynn said...

Love it - can't wait to see it all together.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love this block!

Janet O. said...

This is going to be a gorgeous quilt, and I think the different colored centers will just add sparkle to the overall effect.

Mary said...

This is looking good! I refuse to do mysteries because I need more control over my quilts but it's fun to see how everyone else's quilts turn out.

Bonnie said...

Elaine... I have to admit I have been luke warm about most Orca Bays -- but yours speaks to me... a lot. In analyzing why I'm happy I didn't start I realize it's because there are two many strings in most folks. Yours looks perfect. In fact, I could see myself making it because of yours. You've done a fabulous job.

But I will not start this quilt -- I'm still making log cabin blocks as leader/enders. And, I have to say I'm loving them as regular log cabins.

Good luck with finishing Nearly 4000. Youre doing a great job.

Elaine Adair said...

suz - your mail came as "No reply"! I can't respond to you, but NO -- we never saw the REAL Constitution.