Thursday, March 15, 2012

ORCA top is done and fabrics for 3 dresses or maybe 4

I finally finished the ORCA bay top, well without the top.... I just needed this thing DONE!
I'm still not loving it, I love Bonnie's sketches and LOVE the final quilt, but I should have stuck with her color choices and not changed it around, mine are too close in tone. lesson learned!
Now that the top is together, it's not as bad as I thought, I still don't LOVE it, but it's done and not too bad. what a pain to sew together though, the pieces that were strip pieces were skewed, others were too small, and I double and triple checked when cutting and sewing. SIGH! oh well....
well here it IS!
when I see it as a small picture like this, it actually looks fun!

take a look at a close up

this was my shirt last night
(isn't that the perfect shirt to sew in?)

Yesterday my neighbor gave me a new "red" fabric for the Dr seuss quilt I'm making, this is more orangy red and matches so much better.
then we also looked at her old dress patterns and found this cute girl dress pattern and she said she bought the fabrics to go with it, so she gave them to me!( the blue and blue toile looking ones)
PLUS my kids are going to birthday parties the next 2 weekends, one girl saturday who loves tie dye, so I got this fabric at walmart yesterday, and two other girls the next weekend who love horses.
I'll make these cute twirly dresses, which I've made a bunch of before and used to sell on eBay before I started quilting, and with my embroidery machine I'd embroider the girls name on the bodice.

here's another update on my 2012 list

#1 welcome to the hive-turned into a pillow DONE!
#2 lotus quilt- done appliquing, ready to quilt
#3 blue flower table runner- done and binding attached to the front
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#5 red mini star table topper- top done and ready to quilt DONE!
#6 Bunny table runner- DONE!
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- already mailed. recv'd 3 blocks back
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- LEADERS and ENDERS, 2nd set done, started on #3
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#11 Pine tree BOM- MARCH is done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- top done waiting to be quilted, binding made, using yardage for backing
#13 snowmen table runner- DONE!
#14 Elenar Burns star Go! die- pieces cut for a scrappy look- SCRAPPED! added pieces back on shelf
#15 aqua owl- DONE! and made a pair of hotpads too for a neighbor
# 16 geese in a ring- DONE!
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
# 18 Little twister blue- SCRAPPED
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 20 small embroidered trees (4 blocks) - top done
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 23 black, red white asian quilt- ready to be quilted, no backing yet
# 24 color block swap- top is done, done and quilted!
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- lots of blocks, ideas, but no plan yet
# 26 Baby gingham dog boy quilt- DONE!
#27- a doll apples quilt- DONE!
#28(jan 2012) need to quilt 2 donation quilts- done and mailed off
#29(jan) batik pastel kit won at quilt show
#30 (jan) wonky block- mailed off DONE
#31 (feb) jelly roll quilt- DONE!
#32 (feb)5 x 1yards of beige/ black batiks- snow storm at sea quilt top done
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top


marth225 said...

What alot of work on that quilt top. I think you just looked at it too much - I think it is awesome. You did good

Connie said...

Congrats on finishing your Orca Bay top! I've got mine done and just need to figure out how to quilt it.

Kristen said...

Wow, your Orca Bay looks stunning, even if you didn't exactly follow her directions! I saved them all and am still considering it although I might go in a different colorway, it will be slightly easier now that I've seen the finished project.