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Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:30 am
by HeyJudee
Well sometime back in January I started on Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt called Orca Bay. I wanted a challenge...and boy oh boy is it a challenge!

These were the first pics I posted back in April/May. Last week I finished piecing all the little blocks to make the centre of the quilt top.
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And here is where it's at. It's on my design floor...the living room floor that is...and ready to be sewn together into the top. OMG...I am soooo intimidated. I may be walking around this for quite some time... :shock:

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Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:52 am
by Mom of Six
love it!!!

Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:23 am
by bridesmom
OMG!! It's amazing!!!!

Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:51 am
by HeyJudee
Thanks ladies. Well I've started sewing it together. Sewing sections together vertically...so from the left have the sections sewn up to the end of the first 4 stars. Hard to describe, but I'm sewing it together using Bonnie Hunter's method that she calls "Webbing the Top" (http://quiltville.blogspot.ca/2005/06/webbing-top-or-how-to-chain-stitch.html). She demo'd this method to piece blocks last year when I was on the cruise with her. Since then I've been using her method to piece patchwork blocks esp. when I pieced all these Ohio stars. It's great to keep all the patches in the right order. But I've never tried to do it for an entire top before. So...this is my first attempt. So far so good...although it is strange to press all the blocks in one long row.

Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:58 pm
by Magot
My word, that is amazing!

Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:54 pm
by HeyJudee
Well mostly to keep me motivated, I thought I'd post where I'm at as of lunchtime today. I've been using Bonnie's webbing method and it's going not too bad at all. It certainly is great to keep all the pieces organized.

I have the left side sewn together vertically which are making horizontal rows. And they are all joined together via the stitching between the vertical seams of the blocks. Right now I can pick up the top row and the whole thing lifts up. :o

The right side is 7 columns sewn into three rows which still to be joined together. Once they are joined, then I will sew together the left and right sides. After that I will start sewing all the rows together horizontally. When I do this, I just may clip some of the webbing to divide the top into 4 sections. I think, due to weight, it will be easier to sew the horizontal rows. We'll see as I get there.

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Closeup of blocks at Bottom Left
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Closeup of blocks at Bottom Right
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Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:34 pm
by icetbear
Judy, I so admire your patience with complex patterns ;) The finished product will be stunning. Is it for you? Enjoy the weekend, no snow for us yet ;) Take care.

NanaBear so glad it is Friday :applause: :dance: :applause: :dance: :applause:

Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:24 pm
by vickki
It is beautiful

Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:46 pm
by temom
Oh my goodness, that is a lot of tiny pieces! I can't imagine keeping them all organized and in the right place.

Re: Progress on my OB Green & Purple Quilt

New postPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:04 am
by HeyJudee
icetbear wrote:Is it for you?

Yep...so far I don't have anyone to give it to. But that could change...LOL

temom wrote:Oh my goodness, that is a lot of tiny pieces! I can't imagine keeping them all organized and in the right place.

You have to develop a system...and I found Bonnie Hunter's system of webbing the top works fantastic. The top is now totally sewn together in horizontal rows. I just need to sew the horizontal seams to join the together. But I took a break yesterday and didn't work on it at all.

Oh yeah...A camera definitely helps in keeping the parts organized. So far...I've only had to look at my pic once to make sure a section was not upside down. :roll: