Quilts And All Things Fabric...

As an avid fabric enthusiast, a blog about quilts and all things fabric just seemed the obvious thing to do.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Orca Bay Mystery Revealed

A lot of projects come my way.  Some I choose to do, some I don't; all with varying degrees of like or dislike.  Occasionally, an opportunity comes along that I truly love and am thrilled that I chose to participate.  The Orca Bay Mystery Quilt was one of these projects.  Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville's  Quips & Snips created a fantastic mystery quilt pattern full of interesting, fun blocks.  And let me tell you there were a lot of them!

I was able to follow along and complete each step as it was presented weekly. Although, it was at times a challenge to get it all worked up in a week. Especially since it was the holiday season. But I persevered! If you have followed along on this blog, you got to see the steps as presented as they came together.  Although, the top is not yet quilted, here it is....drum roll please......!!!!!!.....
Presenting my version of  Orca Bay.....!

 Last week, I found and purchased fabric for the backing.   It may not look it in this picture, but the colors are a perfect blend/match for the pinks and purples in the quilt.

As soon as I get it quilted, I will post another photo on this blog. I do my own quilting on a standard home machine, so it takes a little time. And, there is another quilt  in the works ahead of the Orca Bay.

Bonnie.... Thank you for so much fun!!!
You have made me a believer in  scrappy and I love String Blocks. :-)
I can't wait for another mystery quilt!


  1. I love your color choices! The quilt is stunning! Congratulations! :o)

  2. Beautiful color choices and the backing fabric is lovely. Looking forward to seeing the finish.

  3. It's beautiful, Kathy! Can't wait to see it quilted.

  4. Great quilt, fun colors! Congratulations on a finished top, and best wishes for the quilting process!