Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rejected Neutral and Guild Boutique

Bonnie Hunter has a wide taste in neutrals and I am trying to expand my horizons.  I really like all the movement I see in her quilts.  When I decided to do the Celtic Solstice Mystery I challenged myself to use more print neutrals.

I picked up a few fat quarters at the Houston Quilt Festival that had multiple colors but a basic neutral background.  I used a lot of those prints and some from my stash though I don’t have many light fabrics with color motifs
I picked this fat quarter up in Houston but eventually decided not to put it in my quilt.  It does fit Bonnie’s definition of a neutral but I felt the motifs were too dark and dominant and they weren’t colors in my Celtic Solstice.

Today I worked on tissue holders for our guild show boutique in February.  I have a couple other ideas but I did these today and if I don’t get anything else accomplished then at least I contributed.  I used up all but a tiny scrap of the fat quarter.

First thing this morning I rearranged my sewing area.  I have the Sew Ezi table and it is 19” by 35” and I wanted more room to my left so I could trim blocks and watch videos.  I purchased IKEA ALCOT 3 drawer units.  I haven’t filled all the drawers but I am using the top one for scraps from cutting.  It is very convenient.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Celtic Solstice Continues

I am working on step 5 but I wanted to see how my colors would work. I intended to piece the Birthday Girl block as Bonnie showed it, but put it together this way which must have been the last way I had it on my design wall. It is only one block of 25 so I can change it. I hate to reverse course though! I am going to finish step 5 and then decided.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Celtic Solstice Steps 3 and 4

Bonnie Hunter posted the reveal of the Celtic Solstice Mystery at midnight New Year’s Eve. 

It is a beautiful quilt with lots of movement.  I am very excited to see how my quilt will look, but I am going to complete the steps before putting the blocks together