Thursday, January 5, 2012

Orca Bay top assembled w/o borders

Whew! Done! A labor of love for sure. It is so beautiful!

 I began the morning with a clean machine, new needle and many bobbins wound. Though I only needed two to finish this assembly.
 Sections are all pressed and ready to be added together. I know they are still in rows but the rows are deeper and seemed to be very manageable. You HAVE to keep the strings on the underside when sewing. Let the feed dogs do their job of easing any fullness in. Pins are your friend with string blocks!
 Florabunda by Bonnie Hunter on my chair. I sit on it everyday!

A couple of sections added together. I moved my big board out to the livingroom. It does take up lots of room but it is perfect for row assembly. No stretching alowed!!!!!

A few more rows. It is getting heavier and I am so pleased to be this far already!

 I have a few leftovers. I will make a small quilt for my precious kitties.
 OR...for the back of the quilt??

 I am ready for the border assembly. But my back is aching and I need to feed the man who lives here. And the QST sitting there for the two sections in the border are too large. I just used 2 1/2" strips to cut the QST's. I can cut the units down easier than cutting 2" strips from blacks and neutrals.
 My KINDLE cover came today. It is exactly what I wanted.
Gray...hand hold strap...lightweight
And when folded shut there is an elastic strap to keep it closed. It is slim and will allow this to fit in my purse.
Now that I am looking at it I am concerned with the bottom edge of the Kindle. The button and cord access are totally is such a struggle to be OCD.
Little things...little things...little things...


Sarah said...

Your quilt looks great - can't wait until I get mine to that stage. Oh and I vote for a kitty quilt from the leftovers!

YankeeQuilter said...

I've decided to wait until my quilt retreat next weekend to put the rows together...more space! Yours looks great!

Janet O. said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful!
I want to know where the man who lives there gets to sit in that living room? Is there any space left? : )

JustPam said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I am so far behind on this one. I need to get that switch out!

Patty said...

Wow! You work so fast, love your quilt. Still working on mine.
Enjoy reading your blog!!:)

Linda said...


scraphappy said...

Amazing, your work is inspiring to the rest of us who have fallen behind.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wow! Gorgeous! This is just what I needed to spur me on. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Andee said...

I can't wait to get home from work and get to mine..thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah Martin said...

Gorgeous!! Can't wait to see it WITH borders! Love the lighter blues with the red. I think the contrast really helps in such a dense pattern.
NICE Kindle cover too. I don't think any of the covers I have seen have anything to cover those ports at the bottom, except the easel type. I made mine a bit larger all around and the batting makes it kind of fill in around the edges a bit more. That was a lucky side effect! Still, not perfect.
I guess they mean for you to put it in the purse which doesn't have the crumbs in it lol (not sure where that one got to...)

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Your quilt is simply beautiful, congratulations on finishing it! I had to put mine aside for a couple days to do something else.

Ruth Ann said...

Love your Orca Bay! I didn't make it but saved the directions so maybe someday! Thanks for sharing your pics of it.

Cottage Tails said...

Oh wow that has turned out stunning!!!

Love Leanne