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Monday, July 22, 2013

Orca Bay Love


This is what is on my design wall.  I had been gifted lots of extra hour glass blocks and parts.  I think I had 187 of them to start.  I decided to look for something to do with them and happened to have Bonnie Hunter's latest book in my hand.  I landed on Pfeffernuse.  The onlly issue is my hour glass blocks are 2.5" and the pattern calls for 3.5".  I am going to make the quilt using these and just make a lap/throw size.  I am also going to lengthen it so I will need 336 total.  I have more made and need an additional 100 with pieces made for about half of those.


On July 6th I completed my second Orca Bay top.  Shown here is the first one completed over a year ago.


Here is the second one just completed.

Here they are side by side.  If you really study them you will see that I used an alternate layout for #2.  The red triangles with wings are accentuating the white block in the second one making the black color more saturated.  Also, all the color really makes the black pop too.



















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8 comments:

Deborah Hamilton said...

Wow! Both quilt tops are fantastic!

Rhonda said...

OMG!!Good for you. I can see the variation. I love both!!

QuiltSwissy said...

Two!!!! Love them both.

lcscottage said...

I can't help myself...I really like the vibrancy of the alternate layout that you made. Looks great!

Jody said...

They are both great, but I agree icscottage--the second one sings!

Bonnie said...

Wow. This is an interesting color placement lesson. Congratulations on getting two quilts done.

cityquilter grace said...

ooohh 2 of them? you are strong! i love the 2nd with the addition of the cheddar....makes it pop!

ShinyNewThing said...

That is an insane number of pieces, and of points that need to be not chopped off. I can't believe you made two of them, well done.