Sunday, December 1, 2013

Celtic Solstice Part 1

Apparently some people have been complaining about Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. I think that is ungrateful.  Bonnie offers us (her fans and followers) a FREE quilt pattern every year.  And some people don't want to print so many pages ... or don't want to use a specific ruler ... don't want to paper piece ... etc, etc.  I think the solution to their dilemma is simple .... just don't participate.  They should be thankful that Bonnie does this for no charge to us. One of my other favorite quilters is charging in excess of $100 to participate in her mystery.  That's a chunk of change and no that does not include fabric.  Bonnie is beyond generous!

I've always found that Bonnie recommends the tools we need to assemble the quilt in the easiest way possible. I've enjoyed the two mysteries of hers that I've done so far and expect this one to be just as fun!  I say thank you, Bonnie Hunter, for sharing this pattern so generously with us! 

Enough of that though .... let's get down to the reason we are here:  Celtic Solstice!!

Earlier I posted a picture of the fabrics I had chosen:

I had decided to substitute the Red for Blue and Pink for Orange.   Then Part One of the mystery came out and I had a dilemma.  With my substitutions, I was going to end up with Pink and Red Triangles in a Squares.  I wasn't sure I was going to like that.
So I decided to use the Green for the Blue.  I may or may not use the Red for the Green.  I'll make that decision when parts come out that call for the Green.  The Red may turn into Black.  I'll just have to see when the time gets here.  Input is welcome.  Comment below for suggestions!

So today I cut all the pieces for the small version of the quilt:
And I couldn't resist and had to sew a few "test" squares:
Only 178 more to go!!  I'm going to try to sew a few each night this week.  I'd like to have them all done before the next clue on Friday, but I'm not going to stress if it doesn't happen.  I did so good last year keeping up with each step with Easy Street.  Now if I could just sew the borders on, I could call Easy Street finished!  The easiest part is holding me up! 

Hope everyone is having fun with this!  I know I am!

Check out everyone's progress HERE!!

16 comments:

  1. I really like the green and pink version. I'm substituting fabrics and was using pink instead of orange. But now that the blue and pink will be together, I'm thinking I don't like that (my fabrics are 30's reproduction so the pink and blue look like a baby quilt) I haven't sewn anything yet so I may switch things around. I'm having fun just thinking about it and can't wait to start cutting and sewing.

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    1. I think 30's would be fantastic! I didn't see any picture on your website, but I'd love to see it!

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  2. Interesting colours, can't wait to see how they come together. My Easy St. is still waiting for borders and a back. Glad to see I'm not the only one doing the 'small' size. Only Bonnie would call 75 x 75 small, she does think big.

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    1. No kidding! It's not really that small!

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  3. Love your pink and green together! Can't wait to see what you decide on the red/black :)

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  4. Love your colors! Wish I'd thought of that.

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  5. Great minds think alike - I'm a pink and green person too. Love your choices!

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  6. Love your color choices and your plummy featherweight (machine & tattoo)!!!

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  7. Loving your fabric choices and colors...also couldn't agree more about the "entitled crowd" makes me crazy that anyone could think Bonnie is anything but GENEROUS to a fault! :)

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