Sunday, September 30, 2012

Orca Bay is Done. done, DONE

Done, done, done!  Pieced, quilted and bound!  And, I like it now!  Over 4000 pieces and a year to put it together.  I guess I'm glad I plucked it out of the trash.

I was trying to decide on a name for this quilt.  The original quilt done in shades of blue, black and white, did indeed look like Orca Bay.  This one, in this colorway does NOT.  When my daughter saw a picture of the finished quilt, she thought it looked like Summer fruit; strawberries, kiwi, grapes and lemonade.  So, possible Summer Fruit Frenzy would be a good name.

It feels good to jave completed this project.  Now, I'm on to the next.  My Civil War Tribute quilt is waiting in the wings.  It was originally a "block of the  month" quilt but several years have passed.  But first, I'm itching to try my hand at a Hidden Wells quilt.  And, a Scrappy Bargello, and....... You get the picture.


  1. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. I hope that you like it now that it is finished. If you still hate it, you can always pack it up and send it north to Canada!

    1. Thank you Shelbie. I do like it now that it's finished.

  2. Awesome finish! I love it. Same colours I used for mine.

  3. Congratulations on the finish! Sometimes a project improves with a little shelf life!

  4. Very beautiful! I'm working on a different quilt right now that I tried to throw away too..I'm glad now I that I kept it as I'm liking it better now that I've ignored it for a year. My Orca Bay is still struggling along.

  5. Awesome! Not sure I would have the patience for something like that but it turned out really cool!