Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It's finished!

Celtic Solstice is finally finished and ready for its close up.  Orange is NOT my favorite color but I liked it in this quilt.  Since the quilt was inspired by Bonnie's trip to Ireland it really did seem appropriate to use the orange and green recommended.  I changed the hues of the original design but my colors are the same. 

I made the smaller version.  It is 75in by 75in so not all that small but I did not want a king size quilt.  I had enough trouble quilting this one with all those seams.  Phew.  I was glad to be done, that's for sure.  

I placed the border triangles bottom to bottom to make diamonds like Michelle did.  Bonnie's design placed them all pointing in the same direction but I did not like that look.  I think that the diamonds are a better compliment to the quilt.

For the corners I made a simple square in a square.

I did not buy a single piece of fabric for this quilt.  Every last piece including the final border, the back, and the binding came from my stash.  I don't think I have a very large stash but it's easy when making a scrappy quilt.  Just pull every bit of whatever color you're using and dig in.  You can even visit your scrap basket when making a quilt with this many small pieces.  

I have also started a block of the month project hosted by Quilt Doodle Designs.   

The log cabin is February's block. 

The row of 7 snowman heads is January's.  My heads are still just snowballs.  I will use orange wool for the noses and buttons for the eyes but they can't be attached until after it's quilted. 

My two main fabrics are from Primitive Designs' Snowmen Gatherings line.  I can't stop buying fabrics from that line whenever I see it.  I just love every single bit of it.

I can't wait to see what we're making for March.  I think I have another block of the month project that starts shipping in March.  I signed up for it last fall so it will be a surprise because I've forgotten the specifics.  It does involve some embroidery....which I like but am super slow at. 

I better get busy.  I have a lot planned for the day. 



  1. Oh, it turned out great, Pam--totally agree with you on turning the diamonds. I always like orange with blue so I think the colors are really nice... Can't wait to see your snowman piece :)

    Hope you're getting this wonderful mid-week warm-up :)

  2. Congratulations on such a beautiful finish!

  3. Fabulous! Great job! And it's done!!!!