Sunday, August 5, 2012

Orca Bay Check-in and Stash Report

I am so excited to show you a finished center!  I spent an hour ironing pressing the top, and am ready to share it with you!

Normally I am not brave enough to show the back of a quilt.  You can't hide things!  I am pretty happy with the seams/seam allowance.  I think it would have been a sight a few years ago had I tried to make this quilt then.  I have come a long way with consistency and a better 1/4 inch seam since then!

No more stalling.  Here it is!

This is one of the "this-looks-even-better-in-person quilts!"  As I have stated before, I do not plan on using Bonnie Hunter's borders.  I am thinking of a few options.  All options will include a small black resting border I think.

1:  Piano keys.  Can't go wrong with piano key borders!
2.  Flying geese.  I am thinking a mid purple with the inner triangle moving from a gray to black and back again.  I could also just keep with a black and white print instead
3.  solid border.  I could find a funky print that includes purples and grays.
4.  Solid border, four patches (purples and grays?) then solid border.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Finally, here is my stash report.  I am including fabric used in the art quilt.

Stash Report
Used this Week: 1.25
Used year to Date: 21.50 yards
Added this Week: 0
Added Year to Date: 17.5 yards
Net Used for 2012: 4 yards
UFOs (Charlotte's Baskets, Orca Bay, Art Quilt)
Check out Judy's site, Patchwork Times, for more stash reporting!


  1. I don't know if you are bording for size - but I would keep it just to a black to frame and a deep purple binding. 'Ya dun good'!!

  2. I really love the colors you used!! Great job!! You got farther than me!! Hugs

  3. It looks lovely! I say go with a super thin black inner border with a solid funky print with gray and purple border. Again, it looks stunning!

  4. Amazing colors in your OB! I'm a sucker for purples and greens (and orange).
    There was an amazing border rendition that someone posted in the Quiltvillechat finished the quilt amazingly. Maybe look into the OB photo album to get some ideas? (Or have you completed it already seeing this was posted last weekend) ?