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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5 Responses to Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt 2013 – Part One

  1. Elaine M says:

    Love your teals with the orange.

  2. Jane says:

    That second picture with the chain piecing is great! Love your color choices. I’m sticking with Bonnie’s suggestions because I’ve got those colors in my stash. It will be fun to see your progress on this “different” color way.

  3. Darlene says:

    Your fabrics are very lively. They remind me of the sun setting over the sea. I think they will look great. So glad you are joining the mystery!

  4. Andee in AZ says:

    Great start on the mystery!

  5. Debi says:

    Every since Easy Street I have fallen in love with turquoise and your blocks are gorgeous. I can’t wait to see all of your blocks.

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