When I saw the announcement for Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay Mystery Quilt, I pointed my (no-blog) mom in her direction.
My mom is very much a scrap quilter and hates to see any piece of fabric go to waste and that just seemed right up Bonnie's alley. Add in that she loves a challenge and, being retired, has the time to take one on and I think it was a perfect fit!
She kept up with the clues - sewing like a madwoman at times I'm sure. (It seemed every time I called to chat she was busy sewing away!)
I think she really wanted to post progress pictures as she went along, but not having a blog made that difficult and I live too far away to drop by every week just for blog photos.
So...you get to see the final product!
(Well, the top at least!)
Orca Bay With A Twist of Lime
Pretty impressive, right? And she did all this in 6 weeks!
(Makes me want to be retired right now so I can keep up with her!)
And I should have taken a picture, but my mom was wearing funky striped socks that absolutely matched this quilt today.
So you've probably guessed, but I went to quilt with my mom today. My sister-in-law also joined us and we all made good progress on projects, but I'll save that for another post (soon!).
This quilt is fun to look at. My sister-in-law, myself and a few of my mom's quilting friends contributed scraps to this quilt to stretch the amazing stash she already had. We all get to claim little bits of the quilt, even though we didn't sew our own.
And those of you who comment on my ability to get a lot done in a little time...now do you see where I get that from? My mom is an even more driven quilter than I am. (Of course, being retired she theoretically has more time than I do!)