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Monday, January 20, 2014

Orca Bay - Final Word

I appreciate all the comments on the direction of the squiggles, in the end I went with sideways. 
 To be more accurate, I went with perpendicular, which means that it's going both ways :)!  So everyone was right in the end.  I think it frames it perfectly, and I do love how the blue border pulls out all the blue string blocks and helps balance out the red.
And I added some of my leftover broken dishes block in the borders.  I had to make the one a little smaller because I didn't want a 2 1/2" blue border.  Adds a little interest I think.  This fabric really is busy when viewed in person.  I think to have run the sides lengthwise would have overpowered the quilt.
So this is now done!  I really wanted to use all stash fabric, but sometimes as hard as we try, it just doesn't work out.  I'm glad I went with these choices.
After I finish the project currently on the machine, I will be quilting this...... feels good.
Have a great day,
Karen

12 comments:

Diane said...

love it!

audrey said...

It's perfect. I really, really like how the colors sparkle in this quilt and your border pulls it all together so very well. Congrats on finishing up your quilt top!

FlourishingPalms said...

It's quite striking, Karen. The border does tie it all together nicely. I'm impressed with how you stuck to this one, to get it finished. Here's hoping you don't get too many to-be-quilted tops stacked up. That can be overwhelming. Maybe you'll get to try quilting this one on your new Juki?

Pokey said...

Great fabric choice for your border, it may be bold, but it works well with the Orca quilt pattern. I like your cornerstones, too. Congrats on the finish, now on to the quilting ~
:-}pokey

QuiltSue said...

That's worked beautifully. I love the little corner blocks you put in too.

Janet said...

I bet it feels good! It looks wonderful!! I love the extra broken dishes blocks in the corners - what a great idea!

Lisa D. said...

Love your border! Great choice!

Kim Brackett said...

Oooh, pretty! Love the way this looks. The border fabric is perfect.

Debra said...

Love it!!! Can't wait to see it in person.
Great job!
Deb

pandchintz said...

Looks great!

Ruth said...

It came out perfect!

Karen said...

The blues pop and sparkle!