Sunday, December 29, 2013

Celtic Soltice part 4 and 5

Sorry this is kind of blurry but it was dark downstairs even with the lights on.  We have been having a lot of freezing fog and bits of snow with times of sunshine! Well rounded I'd say. I haven't got much done on these clues but hope to get them finished by Friday.  

Here is a link to get to the linky party happening. 

I have been trying to get my Mother's quilt done for the 2nd of January and happy to say that I only have half a side left to bind. We are having a surprise party on the 3rd for my mother so that is the rush. Hopefully I will remember to take a picture before gifting it as it has changed from my previous posting.  

There is another surprise happening but can't breathe a word of it until after the 3rd! Tee hee, this surprise just might happen!! 

That's all for now.....

Monday, December 16, 2013

Celtic Soltice  and other projects

Oh my oh my this has been fun. I have got all three clues done for Bonnie Hunters mystery called Celtic Soltice. Voila! Here is a link to her page,

This should be interesting in how it will go together. I was trying to follow a tartan color pattern but at the moment, it is looking a lot like Christmas colors. Since I managed to get this clue finished this weekend, I went back to work on a quilt I am making for my mother.  She is moving in with my sister who is building her house in another town. Sneakily I asked my mother what color she liked, either blue or pink, and pink won out.  

I have busily been trying to get the blocks together today in between other things but my little kitten loves to have Mom's attention too.  I had to rip out some of the stitching as she just sat on the block as I was trying to feed them through the machine. I would say that I have them half way done. My next decision is how to border this. The quilt needs about 8 inches added per side and it is making me really think hard on this. Do I put a white border or green to make it look finished? Should I make four patch units, or braids, or piano border? So many options. I guess I just will get the blocks and rows put together first and then let it talk to me. I am also trying to keep up with Judy L -Fit for a Hero- quilt along at Patchwork times. I am about 4 clues behind on this one though. I haven't sewed this block together yet but I wanted to show how it will look.


I have this box filled with scraps that I would like to practice on my treadle machine I was just gifted. I was thinking something paper pieced. There is a whole bunch of little pieces in here and what ever it will be will have to be multi colored!  I have a large pile of four patches created on the treadle, again as practice, but didn't get a picture of those, sorry.

And.... Made a few pinwheels... You just never know when you could use them.

Anyway, there probably is more but no pictures there either. Till next time....

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Clue 1 Celtic Soltice

I have got 96 blocks of one section done, 10 of second section done and the parts cut out to finish the 92 needed. 

Linking up on Quiltville blog with others for the linky party.