I thought today would be a link up day on Quiltville's blog...but now I'm not sure. Anyway, I'll still share an update with my Orca Bay mystery quilt. It's quilted!! I finished assembling it on Saturday and by Saturday evening, I just couldn't resist any longer. I loaded it up on the machine and got 'er done!
Here is the quilt straight off the machine about midnight. Smokey stayed up with me and even did a little inspection...but I know what he's really thinking. "Don't you think it's time for sleep?"
Sunday I added the binding...I'll stitch it down this week while watching TV. It's never easy maneuvering all that quilt on a little table...and this baby is HEAVY!
I quilted it with a simple design called "Quirky." I think swirls are my favorite.
All the fabric for the quilt top came out of my "stash." The only thing I bought specifically for this quilt, was the backing. I thought this fabric was appropriate for a quilt titled "Orca Bay." It reminds me of water, clouds, and the starry sky.
See that fabric used for the 1.5" inner border? That fabric is leftover backing fabric from my Roll Roll Cotton Boll...I love that both mysteries are tied together!
Thanks for following along with me on this mystery journey. I wish I was this driven to finish all my quilting projects so quickly! I have really enjoyed seeing everyone else's quilts too. Some of the color choices have been amazing. Thank you Bonnie for another great mystery. I love it!