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Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice Mystery Update

Clue 4 done Clue 5 started. All the pieces are cut. Just need to whip up 243 more of these beauties. Here are all the little pieces just waiting to be put together in some wonderful mysterious way. Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!: Mystery Monday Link-Up, Part 5! Clue 6 comes out Friday. Can't wait but I best get busy Thanks for looking. Posted with Blogsy

2013 Quilts in Review

I like doing this at the end of each year.  It reminds me that I did more than I remember!




Not a lot done from my resolution list.  But again, I'm okay with that.

Thanks for looking.

Celtic Solstice Update

Clue 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt  is done.  Yea me.  For Clue 2 I had 63 (of 244) blocks done but realized after I posted last that I had them wrong so I had to undo 63 middle seams, turn them around an resew them.  They are horrible.  When I worked on the rest (which I have the background color on, I just need to sew the black squares on and sew the 2 halves together) I sewed the squares on differently that I think worked better for me.  I tried moving my needle over but it was too much for me.  
AND....I have all my 488 half square triangles sewn - they just need the paper torn off and pressed and then I need 60 more pinwheels to make.  I will work on the paper tearing and pressing this next week while visiting with family. I will try to catch up after Christmas.

Off to wrap more presents.  Thanks for looking!

Bonnie Hunter Part 2

I probably won't get all of part two done before the next clue on Friday but I do have it all cut and mostly marked and I finished two blocks to see how they'll look.  Here's a link Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame's mystery.  http://quiltville.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2013-12-10T07:00:00-05:00&max-results=2

Hopefully I'll get all my Christmas projects done by the weekend so I can try to catch up between my baking. (That's on my schedule for this weekend.).
Thanks for looking.

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Material Girls Christmas Party and Challenge Reveals

12 of 17 of us made it to our bi-annual meeting. Missing where Sheila Ockey, Anna Koelewyn, Barbara Brown, and Sue Linville. They were truly missed.
This year we had a Dresden challenge. We had to have one full Dresden plate on the quilt somewhere. Here are the quilts.







We also exchanged 12 x 12 quilts for those who wanted to We first had a little contest to see if we could guess whose quilt is whose. This year only 7 of us brought them to exchange.

Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery - Clue 1 done

Yea!  Took hours to cut and even more to sew.  I can't wait to see how this quilt will progress.

There is a board on Facebook (that is closed) for people who are participating in this mystery and it's fun to see the progress of other people all around the world also doing this mystery.

I am making mine with Halloween colors and it will be a king sized quilt.  I will definitely be sending this baby out to be quilted.

Now off to make some more Christmas gifts.  Thanks for looking.

Some finishes

First I finished my tree skirt. I wanted something big and this is about 60" square. Just a quilt pattern that I cut a hole in the center. I just quilted with all over swirls. And here it is under my new tree. Tonight I finished binding this neutral quilt. This is a gift for a couple that were and still are good to my folks. I free motioned feathers all over. Now it just needs a name and a label and it will be ready to wrap. We had my in-laws over for a quiet Thanksgiving. Here's a picture of my table. I used my china and crystal which I haven't used for years. Besides food see what else is missing? Jeff and I got all the food on the table and realized I never got around to putting silverware out. Food was good as was the company. Except for my hubby. He was anti-social as usual. Today was all about putting decorations up. It was fun because I had the house to myself so I cranked up the Christmas music and got it done. I cried a bit too. My mom made a lot of things fo…

Loose Threads Meets Again

This dragonflyHas dyed his bodyAutumn His is my interpretation of the haiku. I wanted to play with my paint sticks, metallic thread and some ideas I got at Cindy Needhams design workshop. Sara felted some yarns and made a purse and then added this gorgeous dragonfly. Barbara Sawyer also made a fall colored purse Anna (with a cute little smirk) took her piece that was from the Danny Kaye quote challenge and added these copper rubbed pieces and some copper leaves. Was a nice night catching up with the girl. Our next challenge will be storyboard challenges. We each do a story board of ideas and things we like and then pass them around and make a quilt using the board for inspiration. And Anna got this for me for my birthday. So sweet. Thanks for looking. Posted with Blogsy

Somewhat Caught Up?

I finished 4 quilts in the last week or so and I can't show you them all.  First, I finished my friendship group's Dresden challenge.  Can't show it until after our Christmas Party - I also finished the 12" exchange quilt that I showed in the last post.  And I quilted a guild charity quilt as a warm up.

I did finish and am able to show this little linen quilt.  I don't know where the linen came from - maybe a thrift shop.  But while at Cindy Needhams design class I took advantage of her stencil collection and marked this baby.

You can't see but I quilted the flowers in the middle and feathers in the border with an aqua thread so it really stands out.  The rest was done in Aurifils clear thread which I really liked working with.

And yea! I caught up on my Farmer's Wife quilt.  I have 54 blocks done.



And this is a mock up of the blocks I have done and how I want to sash it.
I have started and want to finish this weekend the Loose Threads quote quilt.  An…