Sunday, December 29, 2013

Celtic Solstice Step 5 and Love Entwined Step 7

I had a wintery snowy day to spend sewing and accomplished quite a lot.  Maggie my helper was a real big help!

I did manage to finish all of Step #5 and loved working with the bright colors...I need more blues!

And here is step 1 - 5. Does anyone know how many steps we have ??

I am also just about finished Step #7 of Love Entwined. Just have to stitch the top left corner and it is done. More applique than I've ever done on a 32" square :)
I hope you have all had a happy Sunday. So much of Eastern Canada is without power and storms heading that way, I pray that you are all safe.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Celtic Solstice Step#4 and Mountain Flowers

I am managing to keep up with Celtic Solstice and am really enjoying the bright colors. We have had more snow then we usually have for the whole winter, so it is pretty white out there. Very cold temps...for weeks -30 to -21 and a lot colder with the windchill. A little Chinook blew in just in time for Christmas +4 and rain yesterday making for very slippery roads and sidewalks. I do hope anyone traveling for Christmas has a safe trip.  Here is step #4...lots of little four patches. I used Missouri Quiltings method and they went together very fast.
 And here are all the steps together, one to four. This will be a bright happy quilt.
 This pattern, Mountain Flowers , is from a 2004 quilt magazine. Found it again one day last winter so it has been a long work in progress. Today I put the last floral border on...just needs a teal border and it is ready for the PMQ pile (Please Quilt Me )
Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and all good things for 2014!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Celtic Solstice Step#3 and other quilty things

I am finished step #3 and I must say I am loving working with all these bright sunny colors. It has been overcast and snowing here for a week...we have a lot of snow! The sun did peek through today while I was making the pinwheels.
 Here are the first there steps all together. I am loving the colors and believe this will be a very happy Irish quilt :)
 Got scraps? Make a string quilt. This is the second one I've done and love the layout...added to my PQM(please quilt me) pile.
 A table runner/wall hanging I just finished. Love the blues.

 Here are the two mystery quilts of Bonnie's that I finished and I love them both.Easy Street and Orca Bay.

The Christmas Tree is up, and I have hung my wall hanging from last time to take a break and do some Christmas baking. I did make Lefse on is all gone. I do hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Celtic Solstice Step #2

I have finished step #2...must say those little chevrons were certainly time consuming, but what better to do on a snowy cold day :) My background is showing white, but it is cream with dandelion design.
 Here is step 1 and 2 together, I am loving these bright refreshing colors.
I spent a lot of time checking out others progress on Link up Monday, however I have to confess with over 200 blogs linked I didn't make it to them all. What a wonderful show and tell we will have at the end of this mystery :)  Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Celtic Solstice has started ! Color choices and Step #1.

I am thrilled to be doing my third Bonnie Hunter mystery. Love the color suggestions for Celtic Solstice, as I do have an Irish background. So for this mystery I am going with Bonnie's suggested colors.
Here are my fabrics; I may be adding more as we go along.
 And here is step #1...had a busy Saturday so made up for my lost day and sewed yesterday. . We had quite a blizzard happening so a great day for staying in snuggled up to my fabric and sewing machine.
Thank you Bonnie for providing us with another Mystery, and I look forward to looking at everyone's progress.