Monday, May 25, 2015

Finally Finished


Orca Bay
A 2011 Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville) Mystery
75 x 85


I know you've seen a lot of these over the years in blog land.  I guess that's why I really never got around to getting it finished - too many people made one that looks exactly like it...from a distance...


...but up close and personal each quilt is a unique blend of fabrics. 


Well, I can now cross it off my UFO list. It's finished. 


I machine quilted it with loops and stars in variegated thread.  And yes (close your eyes, quilt police) , I used a thrift store sheet for the backing again.   It's silky soft and 100% cotton.  Who gives sheets in such good condition that are so silky soft to the thrift store?   I don't know but I'm thankful.

I had a couple of pics of my quilt on my plain Jane DSM just to show how small the harp is on my Janome DC2010 but I guess I deleted them before I uploaded them. And so it goes.  

Finishing this was one of my goals  (#10)  for   Q2 Finish Along 
At the end of May I will like up with Julie for Julie's Binding Blitz. 

19 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Always feels good to finish something. Each quilter has their own choices as far as fabric so it is yours and can't be compared to anyone else's. Looks really great. Chris

Julierose said...

Oh what a gorgeous finish! i love all those blended colors...hugs, Julierose

PaulaB quilts said...

Congrats on a fantastic finish. It is amazing how wonderfully scrappy it is with only the four colors. I am impressed!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

It looks wonderful--congratulations on an awesome finish!

gayle said...

It's a gorgeous quilt!
The thing I love most about Bonnie Hunter is how she takes a traditional pattern and just runs with it, twisting it and poking it and turning it into something so special it just knocks you out.

Marei said...

Love your Orca Bay. It looks wonderful and the quilting is fun. Good for you for finding soft, silky sheets. That's a score in my book!

Wonky Girl said...

Beautiful! I can appreciate all the work of so many pieces you put together. Yours looks unique to me, I love it.

Monica said...

I don't know if I've seen a lot of these, but yours looks pretty great! I love those blues. Congratulations!

Prima Donna said...

Red, white, blue, and stars...just in time for Memorial Day.

Julianne said...

Gorgeous! This one is on my bucket list along with about another 15 of Bonnies Quilts...I need to finish my Tobacco Road first...that one is set on point and not so much fun to work on! I get to see Bonnie Next month at a workshop nearby, we are doing Cathedral Stars so theres another start coming up for me!

Vic in NH said...

An elegant finish, congratulations! I'm green-eyed jealous because mine has been in pieces for so very long that I think that I've lost some of them, LOL!

Crystal_235 said...

Love it!

Sally T said...

Where have you been hiding that fantastic quilt. It's a real stunner. I guess I'll have to wait six months to vote for it on the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.

Cathy said...

Stunning quilt! And good for you, using sheets from the thrift store for backing. We have a new granddaughter on the way, and I am planning a baby quilt around a wonderful pink and green floral print vintage sheet I have. It will be the backing and a few of the simple patchwork squares.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

It turned out well! You have made so many others along the way you definitely shouldn't feel bad.

Alycia said...

Oh So Beautiful!!!! Love your combination of fabrics!!

Kaja said...

I haven't been around blogland long enough to have seen lots of these, but I like it very much, especially close up where you can see all the different fabrics. Congratulations on getting it finished.

Loris said...

Lovely work! It's beautiful. I hope to make this one someday too.

Kirsten said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous - really love the colours and the different fabrics you have used!
*Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.*