Friday Finish

Just finished this quilt top today – with all of its color, I don’t have a suitable fabric for the back, so I will begin piecing a back with an assortment of fabrics that were used on the front.

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Those little blocks on the left are some of my split nine patch blocks that I am making as a leader and ender challenge on Bonnie Hunter’s blog.  I’m using 3″ strips for the squares and half square triangles.  I have a total of 26 blocks done, so I figure I’m a quarter of the way there!

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Work in Progress Wednesday

These 16 blocks are all finished……now to figure out if I want to place them diagonally and whether or not I want to use print fabrics as sashing and cornerstones or if I want to use kona solids instead of prints.

Need to get this finished and gifted in the next week!  Oy!!

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Here’s a few closeups, I’m trying to get used to a new camera.

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I’m linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday.

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Shattered

Sometimes we all just feel shattered…….

 

 

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Design Wall Monday

Here’s what’s on my design wall this Monday:

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I’m linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.

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Celtic Solstice – On the Design Wall

This week I have spent a little time putting the little 3.5″ pieces into blocks.  I have completed ten blocks, and I decided to piece 9 of the blocks together.

My improv spirit is already working on a way to change these up a bit.  Perhaps continuing to piece 9 blocks together, do some colorful solid sashing around them, maybe putting them on point……My hubby thinks I should just finish the quilt as instructed.  Maybe he is right.

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I really need to take some pictures of this project with the digital camera.  These iPhone photos I have been taking aren’t the greatest to show off the bright colors I am using.

See what everyone else is doing with this mystery on the Quiltville blog.

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Celtic Solstice Mystery – Part 5

I finished making the 100 parts for the fifth part of the Celtic Solstice Mystery.

Looking at all of the pieces I have made so far these past 5 weeks, I’m really thinking that I will probably finish making all of the parts, then I will (as usual) toss them up on my design wall in an IMPROV manner, just whatever suits my fancy.

I have loved the skill building I have learned throughout this venture, but as I have never been a traditionally pieced quilty kind of a gal, improv it just may be.  Maybe, maybe not, I’ll see how I feel after all of the pieces parts are completely assembled.

Here’s my little orange and yellow HST’s and large and small triangles in neutral (my black and whites) and blues.  They are all 3.5″ square and now I just need to trim the little ears off of each one:

mystery5It’s interesting to see what everyone else is doing on this mystery.  Some ladies have even taken the time to put the pieces parts into various designs, and it’s fun to see what they are doing!

 

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Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt – Part 4 – 4 patch units

This weeks work for the mystery quilt over at Quiltville is for 120 4 patch units.  I’m happy to say that I got this part of the mystery completely done.

Can’t wait to see how all of the blocks so far come together in the final layout.

I’m having a bit of trouble with spinning the seams on the pinwheel blocks on Week 3.  Does anyone know if I can just press the seam OPEN on them, instead of trying to spin them open.  (It was easy to spin/twirl the seams open on the 4 patches, but not so good on the pinwheels.)

My orange and green 4 patches:

mystery4Hope over to Bonnie Hunter’s blog to see what everyone else is doing on their mystery Quilt!  Some great eye candy over there, for sure.

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Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt Part 3 – Half Square Triangles

This weekend I managed to make the 200 half square triangles out of oranges and yellows which were required for this weeks clue.  Now to make 23 pinwheels (out of 25) and I will be finished with this week’s clue.  Then I’ll hop backward to press and square up Week 2′s Chevrons, and then do some ripping on Week 1 and get them all finished.

Chevrons that need pressing and trimming:

First part of the mystery (tri-recs) that need a good press, and trimming, and a few that need to be ripped and re-stitched because I will lose my points if I don’t do the ripping:

You can see everyone’s progress for this past week over at the Quiltville Blog.  I am also linking up to Patchwork Times.

 

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Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt Part 2 – Chevrons!

Part two of the Quiltville mystery quilt came out last Friday, and it is chevron blocks!

This week we are using neutrals, greens and yellows to make the blocks.

Here’s a picture of the handy dandy little box my man picked up for me last week from his tool store, and these pieces parts for the chevron blocks fit inside of it just perfectly!

I have finished 50 of the 100 blocks needed for this part of the mystery quilt.  Can’t wait to see how they are to be used in the quilt……borders maybe?

If you want to see what others are doing for this mystery, head on over to Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville blog and peruse the link ups and also hop on over to Patchwork Times.  There’s definitely some beautiful stuff showing up!

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Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt 2013 – Part One

I’m working on my first (ever) mystery quilt, and this one is being featured on Bonnie Hunter’s Quiltville blog.

This first week was to use the tri-recs rulers and cut triangles and star points out of orange, neutral and blue.

Here’s a few of my (mostly) finished pieces, I have some trimming up to do yet.

Here’s part of the miles of chain piecing that I have been pushing through my machine!  I am enjoying the chain piecing on this project.

Below is a photo of a few finished units from day one.

I’m having a wee bit of a problem with the tips of my triangles.  Some of them are not lining up to give me adequate room for a proper seam allowance, so I’ll probably lose some of my base points when the actual joining begins (is anyone else experiencing this?).  I have been using my trusty seam ripper quite a bit!  But all in all, I’m pleased with the results.  And I’m happy to be using my scrappy stash to make this project, and also to be using my tri-recs rulers that I purchased three months ago and never used before.

Hop on over to the Quiltville blog to see what other folks are doing for this mystery!

 

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