Sunday, 1 December 2013

Part 1 - Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt 2013

Well we're off!
I can't begin to tell you how excited I have been in anticipation of this quilt. I enjoyed doing my Easy Street Quilt last year so much, I have pretty much been counting down the days since the Easy Street Big Reveal back in January!  
Part 1 Completed - Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt
Part 1 Completed - Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt
As I write I have stitched all the units for the star points for Part 1 of Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt, I just need to trim the rest of my blocks to tidy them up, so they look as neat as the blocks above. 

Bonnie has offered us plenty of options on how to approach this quilt, and I have opted to use the speciality rulers. I am using the Creative Grids 2-in-1 ruler to make my blocks, which does the same job as the two Tri-Recs rulers. The cutting was quite straight forward, and if you have any problems, visit Bonnie's website to see her videos.  
Creative Grids 2-1 Ruler - Tri Recs alternative
Creative Grids 2-1 Ruler - Tri Recs alternative
The only difference I have notices with the Creative Grids ruler is that it does not have the same special 'notch' as the Tri-Recs for alignment. 
So far we have had to cut strips in the neutral, pink and green, and then using the ruler to cut the appropriate shapes.
Front - Aligning Star Point Triangles
Front - Aligning Star Point Triangles
I had a few goes at aligning the pieces without much luck, but then finally got into my groove.  I found that if you align them, with the tip of the green piece filling in the missing tip of the pink triangle, making sure there is a VERY tiny bit overlapping at the bottom, everything was OK. 
Reverse side - Aligning Star Point Triangles Bonnie Hunter
Reverse side - Aligning Star Point Triangles
You can see this more clearly by looking at the reverse side, as I have shown above.  My finished block is only just the right size, despite checking my seam allowance, and placements carefully.

For the record - I am going for the smaller version, and as you can see, I have switched the colours around for my Celtic Solstice Quilt, with my colour choice listed below on the right
BLUE - GREEN
GREEN - YELLOW
YELLOW- ORANGE
ORANGE - PINK
NEUTRAL - NEUTRAL
 

Suzi - Celtic Solstice Quilt Assistant
Suzi - Celtic Solstice Quilt Assistant
Suzi is joining in - just a bit camera shy today.

33 comments:

  1. So pretty Frances! I love your colours, I am so tempted to start this quilt, but my Easy Street is still not finished!

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  2. A couple of our group changed up colors too, one had pink in hers, I had sufficient in stash of Bonnie's colors so I went with those.
    I struggled a bit to get the star points exactly as I like, had a few do-overs, had the same problem with Misty Mountain Morning. I am using the "wonder Rulers" same as Tri Recs but from a different company & I found if I cut the side triangles a bit longer it worked perfectly!

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  3. Just laughing at your "assistant" lol darn cats!!

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  4. Just laughing at your "assistant" lol darn cats!!

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  5. Your first part looks fantastic.
    I like you colours and fabrics.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  6. Your colours/fabrics are so pretty! I haven't had too much time to work on mine so I am up bright and early this morning to get at it.

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  7. Your greens and pinks look lovely together.

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  8. Fun colors you are using, looks goog!!

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  9. Love your colors! Can't wait to see how this goes.

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  10. Your colour choices are wonderful! Love the pinks and greens.

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  11. Love your colors! Can't wait to see how this goes.

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  12. I like your color choices, it's looking scrappy already!

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  13. Really like your color choices, can't wait to see it all come together.

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  14. Looking good! Love your colors.

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  15. Pink & green are my two favorite colors. Love it!

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  16. LOVE your color choices! My cat Tigger does the same thing with my sewing - he must think that gravity is in danger and he has to hold things down for me!

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  17. I used green for blue too...looks like a great start

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  18. Love your fabric holder you have.... I have two of those myself. Not sure why they seem to think they need to help. Great start by the way.

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  19. Your pics are great. This is the first time I've used the tri-recs. Should have watched the video but I just forged forward. You show EXACTLY where the pieces fit.

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  20. Looks good so far. I still need to trim mine, but just didn't feel like doing it this past weekend!

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  21. I love the color changes you have made, look forward to following your progress :)

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  22. My fav color is that green you are using and, oh, I'm so green with envy on your color choices! Your quilt is going to be beautiful!

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  23. I really like the pink and green together. I look forward to seeing how it comes out!

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  24. I love the pinks and greens. It is going to be gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your tips on the ruler. I haven't seen that ruler. I think whatever gives you success is what matters most!

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  25. Your fabrics are so beautiful!!!

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  26. Wow! Love those pinks and greens together. Should be fun.

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  27. I love your colors, looks like sherbert!

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  28. Love your colors and look forward to seeing it evolve.

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