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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.

Old quilts at Bonanzaville

My husband and I went to Bonanzaville in North Dakota this last fall and I wanted to share my photos of the old beds with the quilts. I love antiques and old quilts and there were plenty to see there. Hope you enjoy the photos. I think I took a picture of each bed and quilt I saw.

 There were several homes to tour. This was an old cabin.
 Loved the old wood cook stove.

 The baby cradles and cribs were cute.
 I love antique beds.

 General Custer was even there. (smile) He was happy to pose for us. Later in the evening there was an Indian pow pow which we stayed for. That was very fun to watch. There were Indians from many different tribes doing different dances. Custer was gone before the Pow Wow.
 I loved this star quilt. Lots of pretty old fabrics to awe over.

I have more photos of more beds with old quilts still from this day. If anyone is interested leave me a comment and I can post more in a different blog.

I haven't blogged for awhile summer kept me pretty busy. I worked at my job, had a huge garden. I started my own pepper and tomato plants (90) which all got planted and used. I canned 48 quarts spaghetti sauce, 80 pints applesauce, 72 quarts dill pickles, lots of jams, tomatoes, peaches, grape juice, 80 jars salsa, beans, carrots, potatoes and a few other things.
I did do a bunch of sewing. I will save that for a different post. Last few days I have been sewing my first step for a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. Celtic Solstice. I am going to link up in a different post. I just finished all my star points tonight. Yaa...!!!!