Sunday, November 17, 2013

Celtic Solstice - Are You Ready to Rumble?

Bonnie Hunter's 2013 mystery, Celtic Solstice, is about to start.  The day after Thanksgiving, she will be giving her first clue.  I have made the last three mystery quilts, and had a lot of fun doing them together with others all over the world.  

Here's her color suggestions, and the rulers she will be using:

If you haven't joined in before, I urge you to give it a try.  Her quilts are a lot
of fun, and most of them use up scraps that are left over from other quilts.  
The instructions are here:  Celtic Solstice

Even though the clues are given during the busiest time of the year for me, it often helps me to relax to just go to the sewing machine and sew some parts of the mystery, and wonder about how it will all go together.

Here are pictures of my versions of some past Bonnie Hunter mystery quilts:

Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll:

I changed it slightly to add a red stripe through the middle of the string pieces.  I liked the way the red stripe seemed to go behind the corners of the squares:

Orca Bay, which I didn't change very much at all:

And last year's mystery, Easy Street, that I changed a lot.  I used different colors in it, and I didn't make it "on point", because it looked on point anyway by just sewing the squares together.  I also changed the squares somewhat.   Other than that, it is just like Bonnie'

This year, I'm starting with Bonnie's color scheme, and we will see where it will take me.  I can't wait to get started!


JoAnne said...

I've done RRCB and Easy Street. I seem to do them every other year, LOL, and it is no exception this year. I'm passing as I have lots of other things on my plate, although I will probably regret it. It will be fun reading all about everyone's progress.

Christie said...

Beautiful!!! I love them all! HUGS... and stitches