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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!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Celtic Solstice Part 2 linkup

 I am using blacks instead of the greens for this quilt. Here are my blacks cut for this part.
 Some of my chevron units modeling themselves for a few minutes in my fiberoptic tree. Ha Ha..
I have 50 units completed so far and 50 more to go. I am using reds in place of the yellows.

 These are pieces waiting to be sewn into chevrons. This is a great mystery and I have been having fun. You can get more information on the Celtic Solstice Mystery by Bonnie Hunter by following this link. You can also see everyone else's  linkups. The next clue is due to come out tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Part 1 Celtic Solstice Link Up

I am doing Bonnie Hunter's awesome new mystery Celtic Solstice. Here are some of my cheddar and blue part one pieces that I was playing with on a piece of my yellow fabric that I will be including in my quilt top. I am using 1800 reproduction fabrics. Of course we have no idea what the blocks will look look like until much later but its always fun to play with the units. She has lots of information and tutorials on her site for the new mystery. I used the tri recs rulers like she showed on her site for the first time and they work great. All my pieces were perfect. A huge thank you to Bonnie for all her hard work and for letting us all enjoy the mystery for free. She is very generous!

 Here are my 96 blue and neutral pieces stacked together on red fabric. I am planning on using reds too, unless I change my mind before the next step. I am doing the small quilt. She is offering directions for two sizes. I can always make more pieces later and do the king size. This quilt when finished will go in one of my extra bedrooms on an antique bed I spied and bought this summer. It snowed 5 inches yesterday here in Minnesota where I live. The picture below are some of my blue and neutral pieces on top of the fresh snow. The snow is super white and sparkly the photo was taken at midnight.
Here is Bonnie's link.
I hope everyone is having a great week! I am looking forward to Bonnie's next clue.