Sunday, January 8, 2012


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!