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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt step 2 and Christmas quilt finish

My Ford Mustang Playboy Pink Singer Featherweight is pictured above in photo. I was using her to sew double diamond units for my Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt.  I chain stitched them on my Featherweight. (I had Gerald Holmes custom pain her for me. He did an amazing job.)
Last Friday the second clue was released for Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery quilt. I had fun sewing this second step. Her quilts are amazing and I love her Mystery quilts. She has a free mystery quilt for her blog followers every year that starts the day after Thanksgiving. I am linking up this week with her blog. Check out all the other link ups to see their progress and check out her blog for more information on her quilts and the mystery. I am so thankful for her generosity in offering a free mystery quilt. Thanks Bonnie!  Here is her link Quiltville blog Bonnie Hunter
Here are my single diamond units for the mystery above stacked by one of my 40 some sewing machines. I love sewing on vintage machines.
Here is a picture of one of my finished double diamond units for my Grand Illusion mystery quilt. They are really fun to make and in one of Bonnie's posts for the mystery quilt she gives us three different ways to make them. It is actually a very fun unit to make. Next week I will post my progress on the next step in which the clue comes out tomorrow morning. I forgot to take a picture of all my double diamond units sewn together. I will next week. Below is a Christmas quilt I finished up. It is quilted and I just finished hand stitching the binding on. I am going to try to get some outdoor pictures of it held open soon to post. It is about a twin size, it is folded on my quilt wall/rack shelf. The table runner under the tree I made this last summer. Have a great day and thank you for looking at my blog. Comments are always welcome if you'd like to leave one. Happy Holidays everyone!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Grand Illusion Part One and Celtic Solstice Complete

Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery has finally arrived. I have been looking forward to her new mystery quilt for months. Clue #1 was released last friday on her blog I am linking up with her this week to show my first clue. Check out her site and the other participants blogs. It is going to be amazing. Her link at Quiltville 
 As you can see if you are doing the Mystery quilt, I have changed up my colors and fabrics. I am a huge fan of reproduction 1800's prints. I am using 2 constant fabrics, my black (tone on tone) and the parchment shirting print, the rest will be scrappy. Below is one of my units. I have completed all my units for the first clue. I am trying to resist starting a second one with another color way since I have today and tomorrow of from work. We will see. I will link up again next week and reveal my other color choices then for this first quilt.
 Below is my completed Celtic Solstice mystery quilt from last years mystery of Bonnie Hunter's. I changed my colors up some last year too and used reproduction prints. It is my favorite quilt that I have ever made and I love the pattern. Hope everyone is having a great day! Thanks for looking at my blog.

Friday, February 7, 2014

My Celtic Solstice top

 I have my Celtic Solstice top almost completed. I just need to add my borders. Above it is pictured on a guest bed in an extra room. I really love this quilt pattern from Bonnie Hunter. Here is a link to her blog if you'd like to check out other peoples quilts from this free Mystery quilt along from Bonnie.  Thank you Bonnie!
 These two fabrics will be used for my inner and outer borders.
 Above are my 4 pieced borders ready to sew on. The picture doesn't show the whole length of them. Below are some of my broiler meat chicks that I raised and butchered last year. I wanted a symbol of Spring in my blog today. Its been below zero with the wind chills here in Minnesota and I am anxiously awaiting Spring. Hope everyone is staying warm. Have a great day!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Celtic Solstice Progress and some finishes

 Here are some of my blocks on my design wall of my Celtic Solstice quilt I am working on by Bonnie Hunter. Here is a link to her site if you'd like to see more Celtic Solstice quilts in progress. Celtic Solstice part 6 link up They are all amazing. I like my colors I used. I substituted blacks for the greens and reds for the yellows. I have 13 more blocks to sew together and then I can finish putting my top together. I am really loving this quilt.
 Above is a flannel baby girl blanket I made for my great niece on Thursday, my niece was in labor as I was sewing lots of love into the blanket for the new baby. I am hoping to go see her this week. Here in Minnesota its cold. I figured pink snowmen were cute for a January baby girl. She was named Brielle Crystal.
 I made this western baby boy quilt for my new grandson Jase Andrew born on December 18th, 2013. His mother my daughter has horses and loves to ride.
 I used flannel for the backing.

 I made this quilt also for my new grandson.
 A lunch bag I made for my daughter.
 This is a bag I made for myself. I am using it for a purse. My little Pomeranian princess Josie wanted to see how she fit inside. Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Celtic Solstice part 5 progress

 This is the lovely unit that Bonnie Hunter had us sew this week for her Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt. I am going to link up with her this week again at Celtic Solstice Mystery by Bonnie Hunter Check out the link to see everyone else's progress. I used the Easy Angle Ruler that Bonnie recommended and it was great. My units measured 3 1/2 inches when done. I love the scrappy units they make me happy! I love scrappy quilts and Bonnie's are amazing.
 Here are all 100 of my pieces cut out and awaiting to be sewn. They all wanted to be sewn first but I made them behave and wait in lines like good little units should.
 Here are some of my completed units content and smiling on my ironing board waiting to be in Bonnie's mystery quilt. I told them what an honor it is to be in one of her quilts and they were pleased.
 These are my last 34 units waiting to be sewn together.
Here is some blocks that I played with. I love all the units in this Mystery and can't wait to see how they will all go together! Happy New Year everyone! A special thank you to Bonnie for this amazing mystery!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Celtic Solstice Part 4 completed, grandson and a quilt

I am linking up for part 4 Celtic Solstice Mystery this week. Follow this link to see everyone's progress on Bonnie's blog.
Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice Link UP
Last Friday's unit was 4 patches. I love 4 patches. I have all my steps completed so far. I am doing the smaller quilt. I love all the clues so far and am excited to see what the finish will look like. For this step I used oranges and blacks.

 Some of my 4 patches laid out on the floor. I love the colors together.
 I got to babysit my 8 day old grandson today while his parents went shopping. He is adorable. I was going to show him how to make 4 patches but he fell asleep lol.

 Here is a quilt I made for my one year old niece for Christmas. I put it on my guest bed for the picture. I never made her a baby quilt so I decided to make her a big girl quilt. I will give it to her next week when I see her, I want to make her a dolly quilt to match tomorrow maybe. The next clue comes out tomorrow, I can't wait. Have a great day!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Celtic Solstice part 3 link up and bunny oven mit

 Here are my first few pinwheels for this clue. I love how the reds and oranges look together. I decided to not make my pinwheels a scrappy mix, just 2 colors and fabrics per pinwheel. Below are some of my half square triangles. I still have more to make with different fabrics, my 4th grandson was born yesterday so I was at the hospital for over 24 hours with my daughter. I will finish this clue tomorrow. I am linking up for the Celtic Solstice Mystery on Bonnie Hunter's blog at
 Below are my stacks of completed chevrons from part 2.
 Below are my units completed from part 1.
 These are oven mits below. The one on the left I found at a garage sale, it is vintage. The one on the right I made using pink and blue fabrics. It was fun, I made myself a pattern and plan on making more using different fabrics. I used buttons for the eyes and nose and embroidered on the whiskers. Have a great day!