Monday, December 30, 2013

Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt Part 5

[I'm doing Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery.  If you'd like to join us, here's the link:
Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt ]

Part 5 is done!  It's nice to have the blue fabric to work with again, and to use up those little half square triangles.  I was able to get all the blue pieces from my 3.5 in. strip drawer.
I don't usually keep 2 in. strips as part of my scrap users system (based of course on Bonnie's system), because I don't tend to use them in quilts.  I like easy math, the easier the better, so I keep strips whose finished sizes are whole numbers (1.5 in., 2.5 in., 3.5 in., 4.5 in., etc.).  A friend gave me a few 2 in. strips, and now I'm cutting some for this quilt, so I'll have some left over.  It'll be a chance to expand my thinking.  Or I could use them in string quilts.
These units were easy and fun to make.  I've often thought I'd like to make a whole quilt of them.

So, five parts done!  Wonder how many more parts there are?  Will we be making blocks soon?  I love seeing everyone's guesses and the way they have arranged the blocks.

I have them here with a stack of wool I just washed, ready to make another wool quilt.  It's really cold here, and I have lots of warm wonderful wool.

Stay warm, and stay in stitches!

To go back to the link up page, click here:  Mystery Monday Link Up Part 5


  1. Wow, you're making great progress!
    I just discovered your blog this morning (from Bonnie's Link Up) and I love it! I have a lot to "comment", so will just send an email later (don't want to look like a lunatic posting a zillion comments in one day. lol)
    Today, I am trying to finish up 3 flannel baby/toddler quilts to send to WI, but will send you a quick email and picture of a quilt that is hanging in my hallway (from the Spring 2003 TOBE...your block is in the center!)

    Happy Quilting!
    (from a fellow people powered sewer!)

    1. Looks like I can't email you. Oh well, I'll explain more later! :)

  2. of my gal pals who I quilt with did The Celtic Solstice mystery quilt when it first came out and she lost the 1st part that told requirements and she lost the last part that told how to put it all together. She has parts 1 through 5. Could you be of any help with the part that tells fabric requirement and with the last part...putting it all together


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