Monday, January 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday-Orca is finished

I finished the Orca Bay top yesterday! So glad all those bits and pieces are completed. I found that keeping everything oriented properly was a challenge-and there is still one that I may or may not correct. I may choose to call it a design element and leave it.  It still needs to be pressed, then it will mellow and age a while as I have another quilt to begin piecing, and, of course, many to put on the frame and quilt.

Orca flimsy

Looking at the photo, the top appears very ‘light’, the neutrals are more obvious than when I enlarge the photo, or look at the top in person. It gives a whole new perspective. I think I will plug the photo into Photoshop and play around a bit, trying some of the filters that Vicki used in her Color Theory post last week. That post has lots of good information to use when selecting fabrics.  Now that I am on that train of thought, I think I will also use it on the photo below.

This is what I hope to get started on today: Green and purple batiks need to be sliced and diced so that I can begin piecing a very graphic design, the pattern  appeared in  Fons and Porter’s magazine last spring.

grnpurple batiks

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16 comments:

Nann said...

Hooray for another Orca Bay! It was such a great mystery.

Jack B. Nimble said...

Orca is beautiful! I'm amazed that, in this picture, the turquoise isn't more predominant. It's a more mellow print than I thought it would be. Just the right balance.

Enjoy your next project. :)

marcella said...

Your Orca top turned out great! Congratulations on the finish. Have fun with the new project.

Rabid Quilter from CA said...

I not only love the colors you used in Orca Bay, I also love your fabric choices for you next quilt! Purple and green is my absolute favorite color combo, even after using it in MY Orca Bay I'm not tired of it! LOL

Debbie said...

Your Orca Bay is so wonderful. I love the fabrics you've pulled for the next quilt.

bingo~bonnie said...

your colors for your Orca Bay Mystery are absolutely STUNNING!!! Love your finished top! Congrats!

Love from Indiana! ~bonnie

Pattilou said...

Oh my, I love those greens and purples! ...and that Orca Bay is just great. Good for you on the finish!

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful - what a great color combo!

T said...

Ooooooo Orca is beautiful. Truly love it.
T

Sue Daurio said...

Your Orca Bay looks wondeful! Love the colors.

cavewoman said...

Great colors, Love it!

Béa said...

Your Orca Bay is really wonderful, love your colours choice.

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

I love your colors. Your quilt just sparkles. It's so fun to see all the different color schemes.

Smiley Quilter said...

Love your quilt, as you commented on my blog your colors are similar except the neutral and what a difference that makes. I love the border but didn't put it on mine as it was very dark but it is so effective. Great to be finished isn't it, I just have to do the binding.

Candace said...

Gorgeous. My colors are very similar to yours, except I used black instead of lights, and it is amazing how different the quilts are.

Janet O. said...

Oooo--such a pretty color combo! I did coral, purple, black and cream. So similar in some ways, yet each looks so unique. This is stunning!