Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Clue 5.

Woohoo,  moving along with Clue Five in Bonnie Hunter's  Quiltville mystery.  Please click on the link to see this weeks' fellow mystery stitchers.

Starting off with some triangle cutting- 200 neutral triangles from 2" strips, and 100 blue triangles from 3 1/2" strips. Thank goodness we're using our blue now- I was wondering where that was coming in.
So, using the 100 yellow and orange triangle squares, we add the neutral triangles to each side.  

I was worried that my triangles may have been inaccurately sized, exactly perfect when laid on the blue triangle.  Yayyy.

So, 100 blocks later, we're all done and waiting for the next clue to go live on Saturday morning.
I'm starting to get a bit fidgetty ( is that a word?  LOL) about how this quilt is going to come together.   I still have no idea, but can't wait until the big reveal.

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.

Monday, December 9, 2013

A Little Better.

This is a little more like it!

Ninety two orange triangles, ninety six neutral triangles, and 188 Pairs of blue triangles.
Now, just to sew them all together, and that's Step 1 DONE!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oh, dear, I'm soooo late....

I'm thinking of the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.
I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date.
A little behind on Celtic Solstice.  It's not a race, but I like to keep somewhat up with the clues.
So, here is the first half of Clue One.

Ninety Six neutral triangles cut and pinned in 10's.  Now to move onto 92 orange triangles.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Celtic Solstice.

Another year has gone, and it's time for the annual Bonnie Hunter Mystery.
I was all ready to start.  I really was.  Fabrics kind of picked, machine ready.  Hmmm, when the instructions listed a Tri-Recs ruler, why did I just think "check"?
Sooo, I have been waiting anxiously since Monday for my ruler.  No local shops stock it, or could order it for me.  So, luckily for me, trusty mailorder came through.  Punch with Judy had the ruler in stock.  Impatiently waiting until today.
Look what the postie brought me!
I was worried about it surviving the post, but Judy packaged it up very carefully.
 Still need a ruler, and live in Australia?  Contact Judy, she's been very helpful everytime I've contacted her.
Unfortunately need to work today, but look out tonight when I get home!