Saturday, February 8, 2014

Celtic Solstice: Finished!

It's done!  My Celtic Solstice quilt is finally done!

I made the smaller version of the quilt, but it wasn't quite large enough for my needs so I extended it a bit.  I added the checkerboard border to the top and bottom of the quilt to lengthen it a little, and I also added a border all around the quilt, using a grey print that was too perfect to pass up.

I mean, look at that print!  It really mimics the effect that the pieced blocks in Bonnie's quilt achieve.  This wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I went looking for a border fabric, but it fits the bill perfectly and I'm glad I used it.

I quilted it with a simple meander, which will be fine for a bed quilt.  The meander gives the quilt texture without being too complicated, plus I didn't have a pantograph that really seemed to "go" with the quilt.  I used white thread for the quilting, I really had wanted a light blue but none of my blue threads looked right.  That's OK, the white worked just fine.

Thank you Bonnie, for once again writing and sharing a fantastic Mystery Quilt project.  You can see other folks' finished quilts at her last Link-Up of the project.


  1. I like your idea of adding the Checkered and the Grey border.

  2. Valerie, your color palette is so soothing after looking at all all the orange, red and green CS. I love what you did with the grey print!!!!

  3. It looks lovely! How nice to have it finished and on the bed already!

  4. Your quilt is beautiful! You did a great job!