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Saturday, February 1, 2014

My Celtic Solstice

I worked on my Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt today.  I still have a long way to go.  Mine will have 81 blocks.  I have all of the "B" blocks sewn, and I'm working on finishing up the "A" blocks.  I had enough of the "A's" made up to lay it out and see how it looks.
The mystery is from Bonnie Hunter- you can read about it here.  I'm not going to lie... it has been a tremendous amount of work.  There will be over 3,200 pieces in the top.  More than that, once the borders are added.  And there is something about the Bonnie quilt's I've made....(I guess this is only the second one!)... they really look better from a distance.  Up close, it looks like a mish-mash of colors and patterns.  But if you back up a little, the design pops out at you. 
The other quilt I've made by Bonnie is Easy Street.
 
I started another project earlier this week, and I should have worked on that today. 
I bought the pattern for the Molly Messenger Bag over at
Pretty By HandImage of PDF VERSION - Molly Messenger Bag PatternDH and I will are taking a trip to sunny Arizona in a couple weeks, and I want a big purse/bag for the trip.  I was looking for a messenger bag that had a zipper,  and this one fit the bill.  I don't want my stuff to spill out all over the place on the plane.    This pattern is so neat-  it calls for 10 fat quarters.  It also gives yardage if you'd rather make it out of just one fabric.  I am using fabric that has been in my stash for awhile, plus throwing in some pieces of vintage embroidery.  I'll post pictures in a few days!
Our weather here has been awful - this has been the coldest winter I can remember in a long time!  It's good weather to stay in and sew!  :)
 
 

11 comments:

Caryl W said...

Looks like you have been busy. The quilt looks great! Stay warm and I am sure you are looking forward to AZ.

joe tulips said...

Remember how I liked your colors better last year for the Easy Street mystery? Well, same here. I love you colors.

Marly said...

Your quilt is going well. I'm at much the same stage. I like your use of light blue instead of yellow, it makes the whole very cool, it's not so riotous as with the original colours.
Mind you, ... cool ... with the weather you've been having! have a good break in the sun.

Laura said...

Lovely -- very cool colors.

Michelle said...

I love your color choices...I think it's my favorite of all I've seen so far. Great job!

Beth said...

I really like your palette. Its more subtle than Bonnies', but you did well to keep the values. You can see the circles perfectly! I hope I can get you to promise to enjoy our AZ weather..but not to bring your chilly weather WITH you! lol! Where will you be in AZ?

Vireya said...

Beautiful subdued colour scheme!

It's amazing how many more blocks you have to make to get up to 9x9. But at least we didn't have to do as many as those people who made the king-size version!

Abigail Dolinger said...

Wow, what a wonderful quilt! I love your color substitutions. Keep at it, you WILL finish.

lindaroo said...

Love your cool colors in CS! It's definitely worth finishing!

Andee said...

It looks great!

Glinda ♥ said...

Looks like it's going to be a fabby quilt, Karen and am looking forward to seeing how your bag turns out :)