Monday, April 16, 2012


For those who still haven’t printed off the directions for Orca Bay ----time is running out!

With the next book release in July, I need to pull all the directions for Orca Bay from the website on MAY 1ST ---that’s just 2 weeks away.

Please print what you need because I won’t be able to help you with missing steps after May 1st!

The clock is ticking…….

Click HERE to print the steps --- links to everyone’s link-ups to show their progress will remain after I remove the instruction pages.


  1. Thanks for the reminder! I'm still on part 6. Hope to finish it over the summer.

  2. Got pieces of it done...been busy cutting the rest out to take to retreat in a couple of weeeks

  3. Thanks for reminding me. I have to finish printing it. It's on the "someday" list!

  4. I started a month late, but did catch up and it is back from the quilter, binding is on, but don't know how link it so you will just have to take my word for it, but it is one of my favorite quilts EVER! I loved the way it was made, and went together so well! My quilter even had a pattern called Whales Tails so that is the pano it is quilted with, I love it!!! Thanks Bonnie!

  5. I got mine, are you putting it in your book??
    I just showed my husband "my" orca top, which I still don't LOVE, without the border, still not sure if I will add the border.
    I was looking over the directions again and I don't see what the finished size is supposed to be? I'm sure I can figure it out.
    Your strip piecing inspired me to use scraps to make blocks I just posted on my blog BTW, all blue scraps with a black center strip, I have NO black strips left, okay a few with pinks in them too, but I wanted this to be a boyish quilt. I used muslin for the foundation, I've quilted a customer's quilt with that before, so didn't think it would be a problem and would help with my "stretching" problem I had with the orca pink(red) parts, we'll see though, just in the block stages now. Are you planning another mystery in the near future? Even though I have a LONG list of things on my to do quilt list, I'm always game for another mystery :-)

    1. Anonymous9:37 PM EDT

      The finished size with borders is 74.5x84.5. It is mentioned somewhere in the intro. I've had to look it up several times throughout the process. Hope that helps.


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