Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Made it.

Amazing what a few days not working will do for sewing time. I've had a few days home without too many distractions, and managed to finish up the clues for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt Celtic Solstice.
We have been sewing clues for 4 weeks now, each new clue comes out on a Friday, and although I managed to sew a few blocks for each clue, I wasn't really keeping up.
That has all changed now, thank goodness.
Clue 1 was off to an interesting start when the first 2 blocks sewed together wrong.  

Looking much better now.  So, 92 with the orange centre and 96 with a neutral centre.

Part 2 is a very messy looking pile of Chevron shaped blocks- 200 in all which were then sewn together to make 100 blocks.  Hmm, where did that photo go then?

Step 3 was 200 half square triangles blocks, with 100 sewn into 25 pinwheel blocks. (and some very nicely pressed chevron blocks.)

Step 4- 120 4-patch units.

So, here we are, finally up to date.  Feels good not to be chasing my tail with these steps.
Can't tell you how much I love Bonnie's yearly mystery quilts.  Besides the whole lot of fabric coming out of my cupboard, I love the challenge of not knowing what I'm sewing.
Bonnie has such a flair for these quilts- you don't know what they will turn out like until the end.  And no big chunky pieces either.  Lots and lots of piecing of smallish size pieces.  All the large blocks above are 3 1/2" blocks.
Just in time for Christmas!
Today was the regular weekly link-up day with other quilters who are sewing along on this mystery.
Please go have  a look at some wonderful colour choices, and a few guesses at block shapes.
Can't wait for Saturday morning now for the next clue.


  1. I so look forward to Bonnie's mystery quilt every is so much fun to sew and see how it turns out and to surf the web and see everyone else's!

  2. Isn't it funny that we enjoy so much doing something where we don't even know what we are making? I'm really looking forward to the next clue, too!

  3. Great to see the steps in progress...virtual sewing while collecting the clues!...

  4. This is my second mystery quilt but Bonnie's has much smaller pieces. The first was by Janet Wickell of quilting I was amazed at how it turned out. I hope I like this one as well. Even if I don't, I enjoy meeting so many quilters from all over the planet!