Friday, January 6, 2012

Orca Bay is DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh My Goodness!!! I have surpassed myself! Every quilt I make from OUR BONNIE'S imagination makes me a better piecer.
Gives me discipline and freedom at the same time.
I cannot thank you enough Bonnie Hunter (http://www.quiltville.com).
My creative life is so much richer having found you.

Thank you... thank you... thank you!!!!

 And another reason to be incredulous, 54 degrees in January???

I simply had to take the chance and lay this on the driveway. It sure brought out the neighbors.

 Every single border fit PERFECTLY! There are no ripples or puddles in this whole quilt. I want to enter it in a contest. I have never entered a quilt in a contest before. That means it needs a good longarmer to do it justice.

I LOVE IT!


33 comments:

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Beautiful!! You did a great job. Just hope mine turns out as well when I get around to it.

Oh yeah, it was over 60 degrees here in Nebr. yesterday. Felt like Spring was here. People were out running around in shorts & t-shirts.

Kate said...

It's absolutely amazingly gorgeous - looking back, can you believe you did all that piecing? It's amazing!!! Congratulations!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

And it is gorgeous! Great job!! :-)

Barb in Mi said...

It is truely beautiful! You should enter it in a a show! Congrats on finishing Orca Bay!

JCnNC said...

Would Love to see how Mary at Quilt Hollow would work her wonderment over your quilt. This is really very wonderful Subee. Judy C

michelle b. said...

B-utifullll!!!! I keep saying I need to do this one, but my to do list is so long I'm just going to have to wait until the next BH book comes out!

Janet O. said...

Ohhh, just marvelous! I can't believe you are finished--you are one focused piecer!! What an accomplishment!
I am just starting mine, and I am cheating.
I agree with Judy--Mary at Quilt Hollow is an amazing quilter!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh so LOVELY Subee!!! It's just gorgeous! I think this is one of Bonnie's most beautiful patterns.

Joni said...

Fabulous! You should be so proud!

Heather Stewart said...

Congratulations on getting your Orca Bay top done. I finished mine last night and love it!
Your quilt just lovely.

Cassandra said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

So gorgeous! And so many pieces! You did a great job with it. Definitely a show quilt. And I'm casting another vote for Mary at Quilt Hollow for the quilting. She does such a terrific job.

Deb said...

Gorgeous, just imagine how it will look when it is quilted.

regan said...

It's fabulous! Well done! It should definitely be in a show!

Rose Marie said...

What a fabulous job you did! Amazing!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Congrats! I can't wait to get mine done. Aren't you doing two different ones???

pcflamingo said...

Beautimous! (Beautiful and gorgeous combined!) Mine is going to be awhile, but you give me inspiration! I have to do a couple charity quilts to turn in on the 14th so Orca Bay has to just be patient awhile.

Kim said...

Nice job.......yes, it would make a super show quilt!
Now to get mine put together....gotta keep at it right?
Have any idea how many hours you have in this one?

Happy sewing :0)

Vic in NH said...

Congratulations! It is very worthy of your wonderful work habits to get it done so quickly! Good job!

Beach House Quilter said...

Absolutely stunning!

Helen in the UK said...

Subee, that is STUNNING!! Congrats on getting it all sewn together - it deserves to be in a show and WIN :)
What about sending your leftover pieces to Swoose, as per Bonnie's message to QuiltvilleChat?

Annie said...

Love it!!! I'm still stuck on step 4 - hoping to get back into Orca this week!!

Great job - how is your other one going?

Sue Daurio said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Your neighbors got a real treat. Congrats on finishing and I can't wait to see how it's quilted.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Well done! Thank you for sharing! Sharyn in Kalama

Candace said...

If you didn't have a masterpiece before you do now, and if you had one before you have another one.

LuAnn said...

What a great quilt! I have just started making blocks, and after seeing yours I'll keep going Wow! And, it sure was great to have that 50 degree weather yesterday.

Linda said...

Love your quilt! This is my first Bonnie mystery and it will NOT be my last for sure. I've made a few mysteries by other quilters but Bonnies directions and design far surpasses any of the others. I'll be glad when I get mine to the stage yours is. It's very nice!

Michelle said...

It's fantastic!

Quilter Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Elaine Adair said...

Ijust KNEW you would have yours completed this weekend -- hooray - and it's lovely!!! Congratulations.

Question - will you/do you stay stitch that last outer border before sending to the long-armer? or maybe you backstitched each seam???

Katie said...

It's fabulous. Congratulations! :-)

knitandpatch said...

Wow! This Quilt is great. Love your color choice.

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Especially great that your borders went on neatly... mine were quite the struggle. It looks great!