Sunday, December 1, 2013

Making Celtic Solstice: Part 1

It's finally time to play!  Yippee!

First of all, I want to give a big THANK YOU to Bonnie Hunter for providing these fun mystery quilts every year, in addition to all the fantastic free patterns she has on her website.  She gives so much of herself to the quilting community, and I am very thankful for it and the way she draws together quilters from all over the world to share in this hobby we all love so much.  :)

OK, back to our regularly scheduled program...

After nearly a month of (not quite) patient waiting, Bonnie posted Part 1 of the Celtic Solstice Mystery.  I'm making the smaller version of this quilt... and you have to remember that "small" is all relative when it comes to Bonnie's quilts LOL.  The small one will finish at 75" x 75", which can either be left as is or easily be expanded with borders to make a good size Queen quilt.

So, the first step was to make a total of 188 units using the Tri-Recs rulers.  Here you see I have all my pieces cut out, using red instead of her orange:

And after two days I finally got them all sewn!

Yippee!  I'm so glad I got these units finished, and I eagerly look forward to Part 2, which will be out later this week.

So, what will keep me busy in the mean time?  Plenty!  Errands to run and monthly financials to do on Monday, new tires on the car on Tuesday, possibly Jury Duty on Thursday, and Christmas projects to fill in the gaps between the other obligations.  Speaking of which, it's time to get off the computer and get back to those Christmas projects.  :)

Happy sewing, everyone!


  1. I like the red whit and blue fabrics you are using. Can't wait to see what your finished quilt will look like.

  2. Your mystery is looking good so far~!