Monday, February 24, 2014

2014 Quilt Show Entry

I have been working on this quilt over the last 2 years starting in October of 2012 at the Quilters of South Carolina fall retreat.  I took a class with Priscilla Hair which used variations of the flying geese quilt block. I wanted to use my animal print fabrics that I have collected over the past few years and a center panel of giraffes.  I got a bunch of the blocks made and played with them on my design board until May of the next year where I put together the top less the outside borders.  In 2013 I brought the top back to Quilters of SC fall retreat where I took a class with Dee Doebler called Reflections.  I again brought my animal print fabrics and worked with them to make 9 ying yang looking blocks. Then this past January I went to our guilds Beach Retreat at Camp St. Christoper and I made another 19 blocks and added these to outside of the quilt as a final border.  So here is my 2 year effort at my 2014 quilt show entry that I call "Reflections in the Wild"

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

I woke up this morning to find there was a surprise revealing of the Celtic solstice mystery quilt.  I have not  had time to sew today  but I did manage to sneak up to my studio for a few minutes and lay out some blocks. I think it will be gorgeous.
here the rows have been assembled in one direction and now have to be joined going across and then on the the borders.  I am making progress!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clue #5 mystery quilt.

Here are my work in process blocks for clue #5
This has been a very busy week, but I am finding  little bits of time to work on my  clues between the grandkids naps and bedtime.

Monday, December 23, 2013


Here we are already 4 weeks down the road on our mystery quilt.  What fun and a challenge it has been to keep up.  I still have a few 4 patches to finish and some half square triangles to fix,  but other than that I am in pretty good shape.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Clue #3

Clue # 3

I was still trying to catch up with Clue #2 so I am a bit delayed in the process.  I worked all weekend on those sweet little Chevrons until I was too tired to sew the sections together at 11:30 Sunday evening.   So Monday after work that step will be completed and I am on to Clue #3.  Thank you, Thank you, Bonnie for making Clue #3 a little less labor intensive.  We sure have made a lot of little blocks, I can't wait to see them all put together. 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Clue #2 Celtic solstice mystery

So clue # 2 came out on Friday and my fabric that I ordered will not arrive until tomorrow. All I could do was do a few practice blocks to see what the block would look like.  So here it is and it looks like I will be busy this week getting my homework done. 
I don't know about you but it is looking very much like a border unit to me.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Celtic Solstice clue number #1

So with Thanksgiving behind us now it is Quilt mystery time with Bonnie Hunter.  Yes all year we quilters await the unveiling

of the first clue the day after Thanksgiving.   I am happy to report that I have been able to spend most of my weekend sewing up a storm of clues.  388 to be exact.  I think I have a few extra in there for good measure.  I kept losing track so in the end I may have a few more than the 380!   I decided to use different colors than the blue and orange that Bonnie used, I have pink and purple for this clue. Next week I will need to decide what other 2 colors I may want to add.  I am planning on the green but not sure yet about the final color.
All finished and ready forQuiltville clue #2 Bring it on.