Sunday, February 23, 2014

Works in Progress

I love the whole leader/ender concept! Especially when you are working on something that... is not your favorite in the whole wide world! Shhhh I didn't just say that!So here are the leader enders this weekend...
God's eye

1) this is one of two I HAVE to get finished!!! My Brother Asked me to make 4 quillows for his girls... Two of them are finished here. The other two are two of the L/E I'm working on! The first I am not that fond of. Here's the thing. I LOVE to work with bright fun colours! I'm not a plain jane... That being said I give you God's Eye! Sean (A.K.A. Baby Brother)  told me what colours to use and chose patterns. I'm using light pink, dark pink and black! And there are a LOT of picky points to match up! Much more persnickety than I like to be! LOL So I throw it in between thee other two I'm working on!

Courthouse steps
2) is the 2nd for Baby Brother. It is your basic courthouse steps with a nine patch center nothing special! I have most of the blocks done, but I have to decide if I need another 'round' on them or if they are big enough! half of them are blue and purple the other half are blue and pink (because he told me colour choices were blue, purple, and pink!) I have had a HUGE blue stash... until this, Celtic Solstice, and my next gem! Oh, have I ever told y'all that blue is my least favorite colour! LOL

3) I guess you can't say you are doing leader/enders without actually working on a leader/ender!! LOL So... I decided it was time to begin another adventure with Bonnie! I started work on 'Blue Ridge Beauty'. I am using NOTHING but stash for it! I have cut up all the fabric! I was CRAZY psyched to get to use some of my 4 inch squares from the swap with Bolo Head. This quilt is ALL Blues and Oranges! There is a reason for this... some people bleed blue and orange around these parts! But we will get to that when I get closer to finished!!!
Bits and pieces!
I HAD to see progress! So I sewed up 4 squares!
Four done 192 left!!

All right friends! I'm off to work on these three! I'm going NOWHERE today! Press... cut... SEW!!!!
Have a GREAT Sunday! 
See you soon!
Till then...
Quilt on friends, 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Celtic Solstice finished top!

It's done! squeal! My first problem becomes... how do I get a picture of this beast??? I tried to lay it in my Daughters room... the quilt top is 114 x 114! The room is only 13 x 13 and that is without furniture in it!!! I have no walls in my house that are that... bare! LOL So these pictures are only about 1/4 of the quilt!
Long view quilt folded in half!
 I hollered at yet another friend to help last night! I had 3 options for the inner border! I let her choose! I liked 2 of the 3 (the one was a white on white and I just think it was WAY to stark! But I had to get another opinion!) I love that 2 of my Besties are now represented in this quilt! If you didn't know it friends this is why I ask you these questions!
I LOVE the 54-40 block and how it gives an appearance of circles in the quilt!
 Who am I kidding, I love everything about this quilt! The flaws and all! It is loud and crazy like me! It has 2 friends mingled into it! There is fabric in here from previous quilts! Fabric from my bloggy swaps! Oh, I forgot about fabric from a dear friend! She is the one who noticed it one morning and pointed it out! Yes the stars have been sitting around my house for a minute or two, A!! What more could I ask for???
Now my second conundrum how in the name of holly heck fire do I basted this behemoth??? LOL Even if I take my kitchen table out of my kitchen the floor is only 108 x 112! (I know Honeyman and I measured it this morning!) I will figure it out! I want to have this beast done by the end of the month!
Wish me luck!
See you soon!
Till then...
Quilt on friends,

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Celtic Solstice Diamonds!

Celtic Solstice Diamond Blocks
Squeal! I am DONE with blocks! I have a lot on my plate, so I'm pretty sure I won't have time today to get the blocks together, but Sunday is another story! I think a trip to the store for my borders is in order, unless I decide to piece them! I MIGHT do that! But not sure! Oh, I also have the outer triangles all together as well! (but of course I forgot to take a picture of them!) Wish me luck!

See you soon! till then...
Quilt on friends!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Celtic Solstice Star!

Star blocks!!
I know this one is a deviation of the original pattern... but I like the off the beaten path!
I finished the star blocks I needed! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

OK I'm GOING to get those diamond blocks done! Wish me luck!
See you soon! Till then...
Quilt on friends,

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Celtic Solstice 54-40

Does ANYTHING look as great as a stack of finished blocks? Oh, all right, I know a whole quilt would be better! But baby steps!! So, here they are!  Sixty 54-40 blocks!!
Waiting for their friends to join them!
I do hope I can get  the star blocks done today! I only need 17 of them! I can totally do that during nap time! In form the cold today! Looking for a high of 6, that is a GREAT day for sewing!
Keep warm!
See you soon, till then
Quilt on,

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Celtic Solstice Part 3 & 5

Part 3 Pinwheels!
I'm sure many other sewed Sunday while watching the Super Bowl. I sat and sewed most of the day. I have to say I'm not a crazy football fan, but a good game is OK to watch... that was NOT a good game. I didn't really care who won, but man...
Part 5 split triangle unit
OK now to the post! LOL I have been plugging along on my Celtic Solstice! Part 3 & 5 are finished and NOW... the fun stuff!! I have to admit I have about half of the 54-40 blocks done because I was using them as leaders and enders.
Trays ready sorted!!
Now I have looked at what other people have done and i have to say I LOVE the 'accidental' star blocks!! So I have mine all ready to go! Set out on trays (lids) I need 60 of the 54-40 blocks, 17 of the 'accidental stars' and 44 of the squares (or are they diamonds??)  At any rate! I have my hands full! Come on nap time!!
Stay warm out there friends!
See you soon! Till then...
Quilt on!