Monday, December 9, 2013

Celtic Solstice, Part 2

This is week 2 of Celtic Solstice, the mystery quilt series hosted by Bonnie Hunter.  Are you sewing along with me and about 200 others?

I'm working on a "mini" version, or about half the blocks of the smaller version.  It took me about 2 hours to get all the fabric cut out (because my scraps are not all nice and cut into the required sizes already, but I'm working on it).

I peeked at a few of the other quilters' pictures and so far, I haven't noticed that anyone made the same mistake I did:

Do you see the unit on the left?  Notice anything?  I sewed them with the wrong sides together so that the yellow formed the triangle at the top.  Oops.  So, a little unsewing later, and I fixed the first 5 units I put together.

I find that I am not able to be completely scrappy.  I'd like to be, really, because I love really scrappy quilts.  But my orderly mind makes me match things up.  So, all my units have the same green, the same yellow, and the same neutral.  But you will notice, that I didn't always use the same yellow with the same green and neutral.  See, I'm trying to be scrappy....

This time around, I pieced some of the blue and orange units from week 1 as my leaders and enders, so I have 10 more of those done.  I've never done leaders and enders before, but I'm a convert!  

Progress so far?  30 week 1 units, 25 week 2 units.  Hop on over to Bonnie's to check out everyone else's progress.


  1. Yummy greens and nice bright yellows - great fabric choices! Keep working at scrapping it up. You'll succeed one day :)

  2. Keep at it . . . your quilt will be wonderful and bright!

  3. I do scrappy like you too. I call organised random!