Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ta-Dah!!

The top of my "Azalea Bay" (aka Orca Bay mystery) is finished! Oh and I just LOVE it! It ended up taking me 50 hours and 40 minutes to make and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

I'm the type who has to do quilts in my colors and while I really loved how the red, white blue and black quilts turned out, my green, white, pink and purple quilt makes my heart sing!

I had a problem fitting the pieced border to my quilt and had to manufacture a center piece but I did it. I had to add a 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece on the long ends and a 1 1/4" piece on the short ends. See the little purple stripe just under my chin? And see the purple "arrow" in the center of the left border? Those are my additions. If you are having trouble fitting your border, add something like this to make the measurements work.

Did you notice how heavy this quilt is? Think of all the 1/4" seams that are on the back of this quilt. There's probably a yard of fabric that doesn't show. I usually machine quilt my own quilts on my domestic machine but I think I'm going to have this quilted on a long arm because of ALL those seams.

Thank you, Bonnie for gifting us with this beautiful pattern! If you're kind enough to give us another one, put my name on the list right now!

20 comments:

Andee said...

It is stunning! Great job!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great job! I always measure my pieced boarder then figure out how wide the solid inner boarder needs to be to make it all fit...

Mary said...

I love the way this quilt turned out. You did a beautiful job.

Diane said...

it's beautiful! love the colors.

Jennifer Woo said...

OMG, it is fantastic!! What a beautiful quilt. Worth every minute. I did not post this week as there is nothing on my design wall...strange but true, as I spent the weekend working on the 18X18 Challenge Quilt. Putting on the binding today and done! See you tomorrow.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Azalea Bay is stunning!! Your color choices are wonderful and maintain the sparkle Bonnie has in her blue/red/black/white color way. Way to get it finished, too!

scraphappy said...

Fabulous work! It is a great quilt and surely one yo will treasure for years. Seeing the finished quilts start to come out the other end is motivating us all to keep going.

Debbie said...

An incredibly wonderful quilt!

Nann said...

What a beautiful colorway! Bravo!

Anne said...

It is beautiful! I love the colors I'm glad you are happy with the result.

AnnieO said...

Love your colorway bunches! Funny comment about the yard of fabric on the back :) Bonnie does love all those little pieces!

debi said...

Your colours are beautiful - the quilt is really lovely

cavewoman said...

Beautiful, like everyone says!

cityquilter said...

absolutely LOVE those colors! mine is named "fat tuesday on orca bay" because they are mardi gras colors

Sue Daurio said...

OMG it's drop dead gorgeous!!! I LOVE it

Candace said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love your colors and I also feel that my flimsy is extra heavy. There are an awful lot of 1/4 inch seam allowances per square foot, lol.

Janet O. said...

Your colors are wonderful--makes this uniquely yours!

Kathy said...

Those are really nice colors... turned out great!

Eileen said...

I love your colors, my friend Kim sent me over to see yours. I did mine in the colors that Bonnie said, All from stash. my blog is

myquiltingporch@blogspot.com

Eileen said...

I love your colors, my friend Kim sent me over to see yours. I did mine in the colors that Bonnie said, All from stash. my blog is

myquiltingporch@blogspot.com