Monday, January 13, 2014

Trying to juggle...

So many of us are trying to start the year out by finishing some UFO's.  This is my goal too.  I made a list of 15 that I will work on from now til July.  My first one is from a swap, Delectable Mountains, a Bonnie Hunter pattern.  We made blocks out of 30's.  Easy enough.  I got stumped because I didn't know how to quilt it.  Well, yesterday I got it sandwiched.  I have decided (thanks to my daughter Stephanie) to stitch in the ditch straight lines following the seams.  Tonight I was too pooped from work but hope to make some headway this week in the evenings after work.

My in-between-quilting-project will be my Celtic Solstice blocks. I'm only on clue #2, the chevrons.  I am sitting tonight and marking the diagonal squares.  Mondays seem to hit me hard nowadays.  lol

This is such a big undertaking but I am encouraged by all the Bonnie Hunter quilts I have seen over the years.  Even if it takes people a while to get it done, they do finish.  I can too!

So here's where the quilt is.....waiting for me, but not tonight.  Sooo sleepy...
:o)  I can't even blame it on the weather.  It's in the 80's!  lol

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Clue #1...done!

I finished clue #1 of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery.  (You can click on the little green bear on the right to go to her website.)  I had done the blue and orange tri rec blocks after Christmas and just last night finished the blue and white ones.  92 and 96! 

I have always loved the 54-40 block and am so excited the tri recs ruler makes it so easy.  This was a great purchase and I'm sure I'll use it again.

I was using some scrap triangles as leaders and enders.  These were left over from my Grandbaby Emily's quilt.  I couldn't bear to through the cute little scrap triangles away.  Guess I'll have to do one more batch of triangles as I am one block short.

Look at these cute prints.  I'm glad I saved them and sewed them up.  Looks like the beginning of a cute little mug rug for yours truly.  :o)