Monday, January 9, 2012

Design Wall Monday: OB finished, leftovers, and another tote

Here it is!    My husband said, "Very nice. It's rather busy, isn't it?"  I agree.  I put a 1.5" black border on the outer edge to stabilize it.  Thanks, Bonnie, for another wonderful mystery! 

OB used 10-1/2 yards of fabric, partly because I some of the units I made weren't the right size so I needed to make more.

Here are some of those extra parts.....


Another tote bag transformation is underway. (You may recognize the block from last summer's BWGP  .)  The tote will be filled with advance reader copies and contributed to the Boys & Girls Club silent auction fundraiser.(The library gets ARCs from publishers.  They can't be re-sold.)   I'll be on the lookout for more totebags to transform when I go to the ALA Midwinter Meeting later this month.

P.S.  I transformed a Rotary District 6440 briefcase last week. I'm keeping this one. :)



Visit other bloggers to see their Quiltville efforts. (Not Orca Bay any longer!)  Not every quiltmaker has created Orca Bay....see what's on other Design Walls on Judy's blog. 

23 comments:

Lori said...

you definitely have patience! Congratulations on getting it all together. Love the blue briefcase. Is it my imagination--but do lots of librarians quilt and have blogs?

Kathie said...

Wow beautiful quilt.

Vic in NH said...

Nann, it is busy AND beautiful! It looks quite fine with the black border, good job!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on finishing your Orca Bay top....it's awesome!

Sue Daurio said...

Your ocra bay is beautiful. I love the addition of the last border. I'm going to do the same if I have any purple left (my black). Great finish!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Lovely, that outer border really brings the eye back into the quilt, great job!
Sharyn in Kalama

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I love the extra black on the border. Yes, I too think it is a busy quilt. Great finish.

Vicki H. said...

Nice job on completing the mystery and I agree your blue bag transformation is fantastic.

dorothy said...

Great job, and now I know what to do with older totes from previous jobs and summer reading bags, transform with quilt blocks! Love it!

marcella said...

Your outer border is a great idea for adding a bit of calm to that crazy busy fun quilt.

Jo said...

I love your bag transformations. I need to try that.

Nancy said...

The black border adds a lot to your OB. It allows my eye to rest and to see the entire quilt which is truly beautiful. Nice job!

cityquilter grace said...

very nice nann, thanks for the previous of coming attractions (mine!)...

Melinda said...

The extra black on the outside is wonderful. I saw two other finished Orca Bay quilts this weekend. I admire you for sticking to it.

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Busy or not, it's gorgeous.

~Kris~ said...

Your quilt turned out so nicely. It is busy, but so many scraps make a busy quilt. Great job of keeping up with the mystery and getting it done quickly.

Laura said...

Love the black border...it is what I was considering for my project...now I know I'll be adding the additional border! Your quilt looks terrific!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on a HUGE finish. I hope that DH doesn't think busy isn't a bad thing, because it is a stunning quilt.

Mary Johnson said...

Well that's a good idea for repurposing tote bags.

Good job on getting the mystery together so quickly .. I bet it will end up on a number of UFO lists based on various posts I see about people being behind.

Barb said...

Oh wow...you have done alot of fun things, the quilt is fabulous and I love the briefcase!

swooze said...

Sparkly!!

Helen in the UK said...

Your Orca Bay is stunning!! Busy it may be, but I love it :)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh I LOVE your Orca Bay - and am quite impressed you are done!!