"Evil will triumph if good men...and women do nothing."

my adaptation of a quote by Edmund Burke.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Orca Bay Part 2...Madeline's progress...age 13

I was so excited when my 13 year old daughter Madeline decided to join in the fun of the Orca Bay mystery. I had to beg, plead persuade her a bit to join...especially when she saw how small the pieces were in Part 1. But since I told her I would help her complete those units, she decided to go ahead and get busy with Part 2. 

She did a great job. Her strings were larger than called for...some up to 3" wide...but none the less...blocks are blocks and she finished this step on her own. I am so proud of her. Her colors are beautiful too that she picked out. 

red - purples (scraps)
blue - neutrals (scraps)
black - black w/gray pindot (one fabric)
neutrals - aqua print (just one fabric) 

I will show the fabrics when Part 1 is complete. 

Madeline has been quilting with me for quite some time. I would say 6-7 years now. She has completed many quilts and even uses my longarm to quilt them herself. She loves to draw, has a beautiful smile, is hard-working and is a sweet girl! I love her...and am so proud of her that she is working on this mystery with me. I can't wait to see how her quilt develops. 


  1. Go Madeline!!! Your colors are great - and you can do it!!!

  2. How wonderful your blocks are Madeline! It is great that you are so interested in patchwork and quilting. Can't wait to see your quilt when it is finished. Keep up the good work.

  3. Wow! You must be so proud! I'll be at the finish line waiting to see her quilt!

  4. Wow Madeline. You have done a great job. I love the variety of prints you have used in your step 2 blocks. My mom and I are going to do this together. We will each do our own quilt, she is a little behind at this time. We are both lucky to have our mothers to quilt with. We call each other our "Best Quilting Buddy".

  5. beautiful colors! I wish my daughter would join me in quilting (it's not her thing) Keep up the good work!

  6. The colors are so soft and beautiful, good for her jumping in.

  7. Way to go!! I love that you've gone for a completely unique colour scheme. Will be fun to see it come together :)

  8. How lucky you are to have such a talented daughter, and how lucky she is to have a mother who encourages her. Her blocks are so lovely, she'll have a wonderful quilt.

  9. Congratulations - you are doing such a great job!