|It's hard to believe, from the background in this pic, that it is January in Nova Scotia!|
Here it is! My version of Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay. The first clue began November 18/2011 and the mystery was revealed last Sunday, Jan 1/2012. I love deadlines, they spur me on. I finished it Friday night but had to wait until this morning to get a decent pic. As you can see, my 6' 2" quilt holder is standing on a deck railing so I could get a full shot. It is windy so it was hard to get it to stay still and also the shadowing from the trees was a problem. I love it! Totally made from scraps except for the light inner border, which I cut from yardage. This quilt went together so perfectly that I still cant believe it. I figured that adding the pieced border would be difficult and I would have some stretching issues but no...absolutely perfect. I followed Bonnie's directions to the letter for adding the borders. I took my time, sewed slowly and starched the bejeepers out of it.
I am switching quilting gears now and going from crazed piecing ( except for two BOM's that I am working on) to FMQ. Oh yeah, and a few knitting projects that I have to get back to and an applique quilt that I need to finish. I am hoping to concentrate on getting a few tops quilted but you never know what will happen, all it takes is to spend time blog-hopping to get off the track!!
Thanks Bonnie, it was great fun and I am looking forward to next year.
|This shot is more representative of the colours. The outdoor shots are a bit washed out.|