My next project – Bonnie Hunters Celtic Solstice…

love the look of this quilt - the illusion of curves with only straight lines

love the look of this quilt – the illusion of curves with only straight lines

Since the day after Thanksgiving I have been working on this quilt.  I have used only fabric that I had in my stash.  That is about 25 years worth of fabric.  I have been talking about having Christmas quilts on the beds in my house for that long as well.  So I have been buying Christmas fabric for that long.  Yikes that amounted to about 1/4 of my stash.  So when Bonnie Hunter gave the initial instructions for this quilt I looked over the colors and decided that I needed to make some changes.  Bonnie had orange in her quilt – and it looks beautiful, as do all of the quilts that the many quilters that have followed the same color scheme have made.  I didn’t have a lot of orange fabric and orange just didn’t work in the color scheme of my home.  So I decided to sort of go my own way.  I switched things up a bit.  Where Bonnie uses blue – I use Red, and where she uses Orange I used Blue.  So my quilt will look a bit different but the overall effect is the same.  Beautiful!!!  Thank you Bonnie Hunter for another wonderful quilt design.

full tote of quilt parts

full tote of quilt parts

This is a look at the first 40 blocks that I have completed.

one potential corner

one potential corner

I still have lots of blocks to complete – I started making this King size but since I don’t have a King size bed I am going to cut it down to a queen and make a lap quilt as a gift for someone for Christmas next year.

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You may be noticing this totally awesome portable design wall that I have.  I don’t have a free wall to dedicate to a design wall so I ordered this online.  It is made by Cheryl Ann.  You can check it out on this website. .  It is easy to assemble and easy to take apart and store.  I love being able to preview how a quilt will look with out having to crawl around on the floor.  Good for the knees and back.

This is a picture of the same tote with fewer quilt parts in it.

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I will keep you posted on my progress with this quilt.  It will never be a UFO because I really want it done for Christmas next year.  I love the way it is coming out and I also love the amount of OLD fabric I am using up.  No stash guilt here.

Happy Quilting…

Be Kind…


6 thoughts on “My next project – Bonnie Hunters Celtic Solstice…

    • Sorry I can’t do that. The pattern will be in one of Bonnie’s upcoming books – you will have to wait for the book to get the steps. Bonnie leaves the pattern up for about 6 months and then needs to pull it down so it can be published.

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