Friday, February 3, 2012

Windy!!

On Wednesday I saw a quilting friend Maria and she asked about my Orca Bay, and how it was coming along. So here it is Maria!

I have had the top finished for about a week I think, but have been humming and harring about maybe adding more borders. Well after auditioning heaps of different options, I have decided not too! They all distracted too much from the pieced border. And as there was a lot of work in that border, I don't want to do that!


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It's windy here today but I thought if I waited long enough I might get an OK photo outside.

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 Mmmm maybe I should have done some washing this morning!


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 I changed a few things in the design, nothing too major though. 
  -swapped the positions of the black and neutral star blocks (as I said in a previous post). 
  -used a black fabric for the first border, instead of a neutral fabric. 
  -and lastly I have turned the hourglass blocks around the other way in the pieced border.



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from the back with all the raw edges it looks kind of stained glass like


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Oscar always comes and helps when I hang out the washing, but he didn't help with the photo shoot. He watched from the deck instead.
I don't think he likes this quilt as he hasn't helped with any of the sewing either, not like him at all. 

21 comments:

  1. I love your windy photo's!!! You must be pleased as Orca bay looks fabulous Leeann !!!

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  2. Wow! It's really gorgeous - looks like lots of work. And those photos are great too.

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  3. Wow...what a lot of work....it's fabulous, Leeann! Oscar is so cute :0)

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  4. I think it looks fab! Has it grown on you yet?

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  5. Love the changes that you made. It is a gorgeous quilt. Did you try adding an outside black border? I think it would work if you want the quilt to be bigger. I did mine with blue.

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  6. It looks really good Leann you must be thrilled to have it finished

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  7. I love your placement of the blocks - much more dramatic! Great job!

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  8. I agree, WOW! Gorgeous is really the only word for your Orca Bay! Your block placement makes the colors glow. You've inspired me to look up the directions.

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  9. Glad I asked Leeann, It looks stunning!!!

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  10. Love what you have done to your quilt - the changes work really well. Love those windy shots - they still manage to show the quilt off well!!!

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  11. Your Orca looks great! I have the exact same clothes line! LOL!

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  12. Your quilt is lovely and even more so flapping madly in the wind. That's the sort of weather to soften fabrics and give them a good airing. Fab!

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  13. It looks great, mine is still in pieces, but I'm getting there. I like the changes you have made, especially the black inner border, I'll keep that in mind.

    How are you going to quilt it?

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  14. Wow just those slight changes made all the difference in the world. I really really like the black border and the swapping of the stars. Great job. I think Ocsar really likes the quilt and he guarding it, he looks pretty serious. I wouldn't dare touch that quilt if he looked at me like that :) What a cutie.

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  15. Haha, I love your photos! and your quilt. That's a great way to get rid of any loose threads!

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  16. It's gorgeous, I like your changes. I also love the windy photos.

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  17. That is an amazing quilt top! Zillions of pieces.

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  18. It's ALIVE!!! lol Love the pictures, and your top looks just great! It does look like stained glass...

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  19. I like that you switched the dark and light stars. I think the dark stars look great with the wings on the sashing. It gives a stronger diagonal movement.

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  20. It's gorgeous! Great pictures, too!

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