Since the day after Thanksgiving I have been working on this quilt. http://www.quiltville.blogspot.com/p/celtic-solstice-mystery.html 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.
This is a look at the first 40 blocks that I have completed.
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.
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. www.cherylannsdesignwall.com . 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.
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.