Orca Bay Pillow

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Orca Bay Pillow
Oops, I guess I should have said Orca Bay Pillow done, as you can see the quilt top is still waiting to be quilted. I made the pillow with the leftover pieces I had from Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay Mystery Quilt. You can read more and see a better picture of my quilt here.
Orca Bay Pillow
I just added a 2 1/2 inch border to the block I showed the other day.

Orca Bay Pillow

I used Warm & Natural batting and a piece of muslin for the backing of the top. Then made my pillow back from more of the black fabric. It is a 16 inch pillow.

Orca Bay Pillow

I used Superior Bottom Line thread in a taupe color because it is fine and isn’t as noticeable as a heavier thread. With our white kitties I don’t see this pillow getting used too much.

Builder Bob has been putting a bathroom in the basement and tomorrow I get change from my quilting clothes to my painters bibs as I have walls to paint………..I’d rather be painting with crayons using the new book I got from Kiera. I have all my supplies now!

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  1. Gorgeous pillow, Connie. The design you created really pops! Love the way you quilted it, also. The meandering loop-d-loop is so effective. Can't wait to see how you quilt the quilt – it is so wonderful.
    Good luck with the painting. I love to paint – now that's sick, huh?! If I lived closer, I'd run over and help.

  2. Quilting Lodge says:

    WOW! I love the quilt and the pillow! You did a great job Connie!

    Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

  3. CONGRATULATIONS CONNIE!! Your Orca Bay quilt is beauitiful! I love the little cushion you made to match too 🙂
    So cute!

  4. Josie McRazie says:

    I saw that book and thought if i was more of an artist… I have BAGS of crayons (sad to say about FIVE gallon sized bags!!)

  5. The colors are wonderful!

  6. The Nifty Stitcher says:

    Congratulations on getting your Orca Bay top finished Connie. I love the cushion you made to with it – stunning!

  7. Maria Rosalia says:

    Good morning Connie…

    Your Orca Bay is just lovely. And the quilt is lovely too. And it's not finished…
    You don't know how lucky you are to have all those tissues and books and so on.
    Enjoy them and show me (or us) what you can do.
    Maria Rosalia

  8. Your quilt is stunning Connie…thank you for sharing it with us. I like the pillow too!

  9. Vicki Freeman says:

    Wow! That is just stunning! 🙂

  10. Gorgeous pillow and that quilt is going to be a stunner once it is quilted. Does Builder Bob ever stop? he is one hard worker!

  11. Quilt is awesome and I love your fabric choices!

    Have a great weekend.

  12. Connie your Orca Bay Pillow is gorgeous! I've always loved the Orca quilt since the first time I saw it. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  13. Hillbilly Tonya says:

    Your Orca quilt is great! I am always intimidated by Bonnies quilt alongs.

  14. Denise :) says:

    I really like to make matching pillows for my throw quilts — I've done that several times and feel like it 'finishes' a lap quilt for me! I'm really curious about the crayon book — what's it about and do you REALLY use crayons?!?! 🙂

  15. nlcalendar says:

    Nice work Connie. Like the pattern and your colour choice. M

  16. what a lovely set Connie.xx

  17. beaquilter says:

    your orca looks lovely and I love the pillow…. I skipped the border on my orca and I don't LOVE it, but the top is done

  18. Crickets Corner says:

    I just love your quilts! You have a great eye when it comes to chooseing the colors and what pattern they will work in.

  19. The pillow is so beautiful…your inspiration for the quilt, right? Enjoy painting!

  20. Beautiful pillow, Connie! Can't wait to see the quilt top when you complete it!

  21. The pillow is a nice compliment to your beautiful quilt Connie!!
    I finally got the chance to make some of your 'dish rugs' and posted them..thanks for the tutorial!! Have a wonderful weekend. :o)