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Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Finished! Orca Bay all sewn up.
Here it is - Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery quilt all finished. Not sure if I will stay with the name, but will give it some serious thought.
Just the top done at this stage - I need to get some backing and batting and will be taking it to a quilter from my Monday night group - Regent St Stitchers - to get it quilted. At our Christmas meeting I won a voucher for machine quilting from one of the girls that belong to our group.
I decided not to make it as big as Bonnie did for the original. It was way too big for where I want to use it, so I left off two rows on the side and two from along the bottom. Hence I have a few blocks left over and think I will put them into a charity quilt - the colours and blocks will work well for a teenager's quilt - unfortunately they don't seem to get as many quilts as they do for babies and young kids.
I will definitely be making another of Bonnie's mysteries - really enjoyed it (although a sewing marathon); her chatter along with her instructions are very easy to read and understand, together with plenty of pics with each step.
Now to get back to my UFOs and other projects. Ho Hum....