Today was the day - I finished piecing my Celtic Solstice :). It is a happy little quilt and I really like the final layout. It's much smaller than Bonnie's, mine is 58 x 58.
I took some pictures as I was building this.
Here are all the 4 patches done - using some darker greens and moving the really bright green ones around.
Then I finished the pinwheels and the corner units - all that was left were the green "V" units.
When all the blocks were done I had to decide about the border. I thought about turning some of the orange triangles (instead of all going in the same direction) - kind of blah.
I changed up the orange triangles, thought about adding some neutral ones to visually finish the blocks, tried using some of the 4 patches I had taken out and auditioned a yellow inner border.
In the end I went with all orange triangles, a neutral inner border and no green 4 patches. I really like it, especially my little rogue block in the very center.
So now Celtic Solstice joins the pile of Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts - from 2010 Roll Roll Cotton Boll. This was my first and is probably still my favorite.
Next was Orca Bay - 2011. I didn't like the original border and three years later I'm still trying to decide how to finish this.
This is a black and white check.
This is a blue inner border with a black and white print (it wouldn't be that wide). Any suggestions???? Maybe the answer is - it IS done- no border. Although to me it looks unfinished, like it needs a border.
And this is Easy Street - from 2012. I had tons of pink, red and grey scraps left over. When I decided to enter the NYC MQG DWR challenge, I immediately thought of those scraps and they ultimately became Organic Pink Pickles.
So there is my saga of BH mysteries, the tops are all pieced (except for Orca Bay) and they are just waiting to be quilted. Maybe 2014 will be my year to quilt up some of my tops that have been languishing.
Celtic Solstice has been fun to make, I'm glad I made mine smaller and that it's done. Considering it's only January 11th, I'm really rather impressed :).
Now it's on to a project that was started over a year ago. I've been procrastinating but I'm determined to not do anything else until it's done - except for the never ending hand quilting my Jubilee quilt. I am determined to finish it before our quilt show in April.