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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!