Monday, November 05, 2012

Design Wall Monday #42 - 3 Sisters Grace

Great news for Monday morning... I have finally finished my "Orca Bay" mystery top! This was Bonnie Hunter's mystery from last year, although it doesn't look like it! I didn't use any string blocks, and only made half the number of blocks.
Oh yah...I also put the borders on backwards in a creative way. But they took a really long time to attach and to get them to be the right size, so I'm not taking them off!  You can see how the borders are supposed to be if you look at Bonnie's mystery quilt - click here.
All the fabrics are from the "Grace" line by "3 Sisters", which I bought on a weekend getaway with my sisters last year, so I'm calling my quilt "3 Sisters Grace".
I was really hoping to finish this quilt top before Bonnie's new mystery starts at the end of this month, and that goal was accomplished...woohoo! (We won't even mention that I didn't finish the one before that!)
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37 comments:

  1. Wow! When I saw the thumbnail I thought the design looked familiar -- but I didn't realize that it's a version of Orca Bay. It looks terrific!

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  2. Fabulous job!! I love the line you chose to use for Orca Bay -- gorgeous!! :)

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  3. it looks awesome! my orca top is on the shelf without borders, don't know if I WILL attach them or not or omit them or sew a solid border one, we'll see, I WOULD like to finish the top before the end of the month too, though I'm busy I love a good quilt mystery :-)

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  4. Your quilt is just gorgeous!!!

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  5. Beautiful quilt! Putting that pieced border together looks like a major challenge so good for you.

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  6. Oh wow! You have done a marvellous job, Kathy. It is a stunner. I love the borders....sometimes these things are just meant to happen. Beautiful fabric, too.

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  7. Oh wow! You have done a marvellous job, Kathy. It is a stunner. I love the borders....sometimes these things are just meant to happen. Beautiful fabric, too.

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  8. Wow Kathy! I love it! Way to use your imagination to cook up something entirely new and fresh. I've seen a lot of Orca Bay's, but yours is totally original :*) Are you planning to do Easy Street?

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  9. It's beautiful! I don't blame you for not re-doing the borders....they look great like that too. No one will ever think they are backwards unless you mention it! :)

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  10. Great colors...I haven't seen an Orca Bay I didn't like! I like your borders,too! Sometimes these little creative mishaps just make the quilt...yours is beautiful!

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  11. Wow, is this gorgeous! Are you going to do the next mystery quilt?

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  12. Wow, Kathy, it's gorgeous. "3 Sisters Grace" is a perfect name.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to go work on mine!

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  14. Beautiful! Love your fabrics and your design choices.

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  15. Love the quilt, love the name, love the original border design, AND I love that your smaller, "no strings" approach is what actually inspired me to finally dive into Orca Bay! : )

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  16. Love your fabrics in this quilt top. Congrats on getting it done before the next one starts--I am trying to get mine done also. I love the way your borders look--really fits the quilt top & you would probably just stress the fabrics if you took them off!! It is a unique version & therefore wonderful!!! Wish I had sisters to go shopping with--only brothers & sons!!

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  17. Good Morning

    I like your version without the string blocks very much. I wasn't fussed on the string blocks. Plain blocks instead just calm the whole thing down.

    Very Pretty, very nice, cute name too!

    Cheers

    Linda
    Tauppo New Zealand

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  18. It's beautiful!! Congrats on the finish!!

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  19. Oh! I really like your version. Great name, too!

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  20. No, no, no! You are NOT supposed to say you made a mistake and put the borders on backwards. DO NOT APOLOGIZE! Be brave! You did GREAT! I LIKE them this way much better.

    Lynne

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  21. It's beautiful Kathy, and you have it put together just in time to pull fabrics and get ready for Bonnie's next mystery.......

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  22. Too funny about your borders! I wouldn't take them off either. They look perfect!

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  23. What a beautiful version. Definitely a fresh take.

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  24. Beautiful Kathy...I actually like your borders better than the original :-)!!

    Jacqui

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  25. You truly made this your own :) It looks wonderful. Congrats!

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  26. Great top done. Your Orce Bay is so calming. I still have to finish my top. Maybe before the next one starts.

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  27. What gorgeous colors. A beautiful rendition of this pattern - it takes my breath away!

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  28. What a beautiful quilt you have made. The colors are terrific and I like the borders just the way you did them. Good job.

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  29. Your "Orca Bay" is so beautiful! I like your accidental borders better than the original...it is a happy accident.

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  30. Yay - congrats on getting your Orca Bay top finished. I did the smaller version too and am currently quilting it :)

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  31. So the finished size of this one is??? Happy Dancing for you! I like your "creative" borders. Sorry I'm late hopping fro DWM. It's been a Busy Week on the QM 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Check out my tester Blocks.

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  32. Very cool. Great use of fabrics and hats off to you with the border effort. I love the look!!!

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  33. LOVE the line of fabrics used. Amazing rendition.

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  34. Wow! I don't miss the string blocks at all. Love the way the blocks work together.

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  35. Kathy, What a beautiful quilt. Your Orca bay is truly unique and dlove the fabrics and the colors you used. Jane

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