Thursday, January 9, 2014

Celtic Solstice

I'm still working on Bonnie Hunters Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt. I'm amazed at all the quilters doing variations on it, color choices, design adaptions ETC. The FB group has been so busy it is a full time job to keep up with all of the posts.

I have to admit I can't even try to!

I'm really liking the quilt top. I've been ill w my usual winter sinus/Asthma/Bronchitis again. With the drop in temp below 30 since New Years I haven't even tried to go outside. Hence I'm sewing a lot. Still so many people are ahead of me :( I know it's not a race.!!!!

This AM I was feeling well enough to finally get my kitchen straightened up some. Then I tore into those last 5 blocks that were done wrong.  See my cute pins marking my errors!

After lunch, and a breathing treatment, I plan on starting the quilt assembly. I have not decided on how to put the border blocks together. I know I'm not going to do Forest Jane Jacobson's design.( from the FB page) I just don't want to cut more blocks out. I don't have EQ 6 so I couldn't load it on to mine ( I have EQ4). But I saved her pic as a JPG, and was able to Print and study it.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year post

I do want to post more often in 2014. I also want to finish the pile of WIP and ones that are in my head too! (there are at least 6 there in my head)

I've been working on Celtic Solstice. I have 4 blocks on my design wall and am thinking I should have stuck to the darker Blues on it. Some of my Blues are patterned and are too light. I've not put them together yet, and am thinking on it.

The large white triangles are facing the WRONG way, they should be pointy side in, I have changed that, but didn't take another pic.

Today I will sew some more on it, get some more of the blocks up on the design wall and shoot a few more pics. I love the subtle secondary designs that are going to be visual in this quilt.

I realized after I posted this picture that the points were in the wrong way. I kept looking at it and couldn't figure out what was wrong.

DH thinks these lighter blues need to be taken out too. I can see the difference when I put all darks up there. The secondary circles are showing up.

So I guess I will be ripping and resewing this week. Sunday into Next week we will be having '0' degrees, and 6-10 in of snow. Tuesday they are saying a high of 2! ARE YOU KIDDING ME????
We have had more cold weather and snow this yr than the last few that's for sure!

Stay warm!