Monday, December 2, 2013
Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt--Accuquilt Style
Celtic Solstice Mystery
Above is a photo I snapped while making the orange/blue sets. I stacked them in groups of ten to stay on track.
I'm using reproduction fabrics from my stash for this quilt. I'm hoping not to buy anything, but the orange is running out fast. Maybe I'll go to the fabric store this week, after the Black Friday shopping storm is over.
Bonnie gives great directions for making these units with the Tri-Recs rulers, but I just prefer the Accuquilt cutter. And since it makes the same size we need for the mystery, I'm using the Triangles in Squares die.
I love the accuracy of the die cut pieces, especially the way all the corners are pre-trimmed, but in the past I have struggled with the way the Accuquilt cutter can waste fabric. As a confirmed fabric miser, this was upsetting. I figured out a way to minimize it, by subcutting the fabric before running it through the cutter.
Here's a quick tutorial on how to make these units.
The center triangles are symmetrical, so you can stack them either right or wrong sides up, it doesn't matter.
Sometimes I save these little triangles on the ends of the waste pieces for string quilts.
Now for the sewing!
Then add the second side:
By the way, the triangle on the left is made from Liberty of London fabric I bought on a trip to London in the 1990s. It was just too precious to cut for years. I finally broke down and cut it, and I am loving it.