Monday, December 4, 2017

A UFO Finish and Stash Busting Countdown

Celtic Solstice is all finished!  I'm happy to say I found a fabric for the last border in my stash that worked, even though I was leaning toward green or blue. The backing is pieced, it's quilted and it's even bound.  Now it only needs the label and a hanging sleeve and it will be ready to be entered into a local quilt show next year.  Yay!!
Celtic Solstice - Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013
Here is the backing pieced from some leftovers fabrics that were used on the front.  I still need to hand stitch the hanging sleeve down at the top.

I also worked on piecing the backing for my Sapphire Stars quilt (Kevin the Quilter's mystery) that  I hope to get done this month and reach my goals I set for stash busting this year. 

Fabric Report
Fabric Added  - 0
Fabric Used since last report -  4.25 yds

Fabric Added YTD - 0
Fabric Used YTD - 139.68 yds


  1. It's beautiful. Are you doing the new mystery?

  2. WOW! WOW! WOW! Your Celtic Solstice turned out amazing! Good choice for that outer border. Git'r'done!

  3. Fabulous quilt. I love how you did the back - looks like another quilt. Fantastic number of yards de-stashed.

  4. Congrats on your beautiful finish, and on your stash usage!

  5. LOVE the way your Celtic Solstice turned out. Congrats! on your finish.

  6. Wow, your quilt is stunning! The border fabric is just perfect. I know the feeling of accomplishment you have from finishing such a big project. Hooray for you!

  7. Congrats on the great finish - it’s a fantastic quilt!

  8. What a nice finish, Dar! And you started it in 2013? That's not too bad. Even better that you are all ready for your quilt show. Yay you! I'm always interested to read your fabric stash report. I'm astounded at how many yards you used this year... and without adding any new fabrics! Wow! You must have quite the stash. Yes, you've told me you do, but I think I need to see pictures of it. Next blog post perhaps? I'm happy for you to be making and finishing. There's no other feeling like it.

  9. Beautiful finish! The brown makes a very nice frame for all those blues and greens. Great stash management this year. Managing zero incoming is very impressive.