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SEW excited to get to Weight Watchers this morning and then to meet Becky and get on our sewing trip! However, I wanted to post and tell you if you are a Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville fan you should join our facebook group! Just started yesterday and well on our way to 4,000 quilters! It is like an online guild--how fun is that?
Also, I see that Bonnie has announced the next leaders and enders challenge! We will be making lozenges...so since I am up so early (for me) I am off to prep a few to bring with ...
Last year for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I chose to work on 3 different projects designed by Bonnie Hunter: Wild Child, Bowdacious!, and 4-Patch Revisited. Remember my Wild Child? It was the only project from RSC13 that got completed at the end of the year because once the blocks were done, all I had to do was sew them together and add a couple of borders. Actually, it got completed as my January UFO first thing this year!
Remember my Bowdacious!? I'm still working on it, but...it should be done next month (I hope)! At the end of ...
....Yeah, I know, I'm a terrible blogger. Lately I just don't seem to have any blogging mojo. Anyway, I thought I'd pop in and share a few of the latest projects I've been working on.
First up is Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery. I ended up enlarging mine to a 7x7 block setting to give me a larger quilt for our queen size bed. I still need to put the borders on this but I'm mulling over what I want to do. I'm not sure I want to go with Bonnie's design ...
A couple of days ago I caught Lucy up on the cat tree. Until the last few weeks the only cat to climb the stand was Squeak. Then Lucy started sitting on the first perch. Then one day she was on the second one. A couple of days ago I looked up and she was on the top one just quietly enjoying herself.
I belong to an online quilting group called Quiltville Hearts - it is a sister group to Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Chat.
Our group voluntarily puts together "hug" quilts for quilty sisters and/or families, near and far who are going through a rough time, be it surgery, cancer treatments, loss of a loved one, etc.
I've sent in blocks to add to them over the time we've had this group, but this was my first chance to quilt and bind one. I happily accepted the position when asked... since the recipient lives in Cambridge, ON. It was way ...
This weekend was a busy weekend here at the house, but we still found time with to finish Part 5 of the Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt. Yes, when I say we, that means that my husband helped me again. He is really enjoying sewing, and wants to learn more. And I really enjoy the company while sewing.
Saturday, we started with the first half of the squares. I cut the white/cream triangles to be sewn on the sides of the half square triangles made in Part 3. Once I had a lot of the triangles cut, I showed my ...
In between naps I did have ... read more
A little bit more progress is being made on my blocks for "Bowdacious!" & "4-Patch Revisited." With our move at the end of last year, I never really had time to make the blocks for the colors chosen for the last few months. I've still got 2 months worth of work left to do to catch up and then I can begin at least putting the "Bowdacious!" one's together into a top.
|4-Patch Revisited (right) & Bowdacious! (left)|
New Year's Eve those of us participating in Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery quilt along were gifted with the big reveal. For the most part I had managed to keep up with each clue as they were published. The only one I didn't finish were the 4-patches of clue #4. Since I had changed my colors from Bonnie's, I knew I was in trouble when this clue had me putting together my reds and mossy greens into 4-patch units. They started giving everything a Christmas look which is not what I wanted for this clue. So ...read more
Wow! It's been a while! So sorry...so much has been going on...
My last post was in October...why? Well, we up and moved! As most of you know, my husband retired from the Army after 20 years of service. Now, he's got a new job...working for the Air Force! With the new job, came another move, but not far away...just 2 1/2 hours up the highway from Missouri to Illinois. Now we're all settled in, the holiday hustle and bustle is behind us and I'm back into my old routine...
Today, was full of business work at the desk top, so very little sewing was done today. But we did finally get Celtic Solstice Part 4 Finished this morning. As I stated on Monday's Blog Post for Celtic Solstice Part 3, my husband volunteered to work on Part 4 of the mystery quilt.
So I started him off with cutting 2" strips of orange and green. Then I sewed all the orange and green together with right sides together, making 3-1/2" strips. Then press open to the green side. Then we cut all the strips into 2".
Since I have been working on quilting my moms beautiful quilt all last week and I still have more to quilt on it this week. I decided this weekend will be devoted on working in my sewing room on the Celtic Solstice Part 3. Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville did the reveal of the mystery on New Year's Day. I was excited to see how the quilt will look. I have been watching Facebook and seeing lots of people finishing their quilts and they look gorgeous. So, this week was devoted to seeing how far I would get on Part ...read more
Bonnie published the "solution" to the Celtic Solstice mystery quilt early on January 1. At 11:15 p.m. my audiobook ended and I had two inner borders and the outer borders to attach. I chose sleep! Today I firmly told myself to finish my homework (the AAUW-IL midyear financial report) before going downstairs to sew.
Here is the result of my reward. Though I used Bonnie's colorway, I used yellow for the inner border. I turned the upper-left and lower-right corner units. I cut the outer border 3.5" (Bonnie's is 2").
The flimsy used 8 yards ... read more
Hope everyone had a great Holiday and is ready to start to bring in the New Year. Over the holiday week I spent most of my time working on Part 2 of the Celtic Solstice Mystery. Making 244 chevrons.
You start by cutting:
Divided the group up. Sew all the neutral to one corner of the green rectangles, then sew the yellow/gold to the opposite side of the green rectangles. Trim leaving 1/4" seam allowance on neutral and yellow/golds and ... read more
Seriously -- what is happening here?
1. All the Christmas gifts are finished -- no wait! I have one more pillowcase to do out of dino fabric but have until New Years Eve to get that done. Oh -- and I forgot -- I haven't finished binding the dino quilt and that has to be done by New Years Eve, too.
Like the one done yesterday, I used 5 1/2" sashing and golden yellow corner stones.
Just in case a close up is needed -- see the butterflies, very girly indeed.
I am all caught up on the Mystery Steps, needing to move them to a ... read more