Saturday, December 7, 2013

Just Under the Wire - CS - Part 1

I'm playing catch up already and there have only been two clues so far!  Here are my finished units from the first clue of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, Celtic Solstice.  I did finish all the blocks right before she released Part 2 although I had to stay up way past midnight to do it!

Celtic Soltice - Clue 1
I was going to do an entirely different colorway based on what colors were abundant in my stash, but decided at the last minute to go with Bonnie's color scheme.  The oranges I'm using are a bit more to the rust and darker oranges, otherwise it follows Bonnie's color families.

In between the CS blocks, I'm using 1.5" squares for my leader/ender project.  These little 16 patch units will measure 4 inches finished when they are in a quilt - yet to be decided what pattern to use them in.

16 patch units of 1.5" squares
Now it's on to Clue 2.  I plan to get better organized from now on and have my fabric washed, pressed and ready to cut - something I did not have done when this started.  I was still searching in my sewing room for possible candidates!  Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?

Since it's very cold here today, I'm keeping warm sewing and pressing the cute little chevrons in Clue 2.  I plan to make it to the Linky Party on time next week.

Hope you are all keeping warm if you are in the cold, winter storm areas.


  1. Yeah! You got them all done - good for you! Those units look mighty organized, too.

    Would love to have spent the last 2 days sewing/quilting but, the boys have usurped the basement and my sewing corner along with it. Tomorrow - no boys in the house, well, except the one that lives here! Today we had a good bye luncheon in Kimmswick and did the Cookie Festival -- cold, cold, cold.

  2. I thought about joining in this sew along but knew I would get behind real quick.

  3. Look at you go girl!!! Your little blocks are too darn cute :)

  4. So glad you're managing to keep up with this one mystery project. I think Bonnie intentionally does these pre-holiday, so fewer people can participate. Good for you to be giving it a go. I'll be watching!

  5. It's hard to keep up with all the clues. Your clue 1 blocks look great.


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