Quilting

Quilting

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

That is an actual finished quilt. Try to contain your shock.

That is Orca Bay, the 2011 mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter. Yep, 2011. I actually worked hard at it and pretty much kept up with the clues. I had it done on schedule. I even made the pieced borders and then decided I didn’t like them and left them off. I had it quilted. This was all done by early 2012.

And then it sat. It didn’t just sit actually. It moved houses with us and then it sat again. I finally decided that this was stupid and it needed to be finished. It took me two weeks of procrastinating and then about 2 hours to bind it. Done!

I don’t really know what to do with a quilt that I am planning on keeping. I guess we put it in the living room and stare at it and then the dog lays on it on the couch. I usually give all my quilts away.


 

For my next project I’m going to make a Christmas quilt. I’m not a big Christmas fan so I’ve never wanted a Christmas quilt but I found one for me. I’m going to make Hazel by Elizabeth Hartman.

Photo from the pattern page. Click here for the link.

I’m going to make 4 hedgehogs in Christmas colors for a Christmas wallhanging. Maybe it will be done for next Christmas?

6 Comments

  • Sandra

    Oh my I LOVE the Orca quilt! It really caught my eye off the linky party. Dogs laying on it is okay! I speak from experience…love that you say “owned by lots of pets”! Your hedgehog quilt reminds me of Tula Pink’s designs. I love that someone else has quilts that are sooo close to being done, but strangely just sit at that stage for … well, a while!

  • Maryse

    Congratulation on finishing your quilt, it’s a beautiful pattern and the colors are gorgeous! I love wrapping myself in a quilt while watching a movie, we all do in my family…:-)

  • Mari

    I love the Orca Bay! Pink and green are always so terrific together. And those hedgehogs are darned cute. Too cute to shut up in a closet and come out only for Christmas! I say they hang around all year. Merry Christmas!

  • Diana

    Your Orca Bay turned out gorgeous-ly! Too special to donate? No spare bed for it? It’s so lovely~as a dog lover myself, I hate to see this “go to the dogs” 🙂 Well done!

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