Friday, December 13, 2013

Celtic Solstice Mystery Clue Day!


I  have been working on step #2 of Celtic Solstice mystery, but putzing along slowly due to feeling under the weather. Here are all my pieces cut, counted and ready to go. I debated using my Angler tool to piece these blocks, but decided to spend my resting time drawing lines instead.
I enjoy the meditative process of drawing the diagonal sewing line, which ensures accuracy. And I found that if I draw a second line 3/8" away from the diagonal line, I get a bonus half square triangle block that measures exactly 1.5"... yippee! You know how I love these little blocks!


Here are all the pieces just waiting for me to sew. You can see that I made one wrong unit, and then sewed one the correct way. Now I know what not to do! How long do you think it might take to sew 99 more of them??!
I think I will postpone peeking at step #3 until I finish step #2 - maybe!

15 comments:

  1. Tee Hee - I made that same mistake on the first 10! I am going slowly on this step too. Normally at this size sew-flip corner I would just 'aim and shoot', but took the time to draw the lines.

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  2. Tee Hee - I made that same mistake on the first 10! I am going slowly on this step too. Normally at this size sew-flip corner I would just 'aim and shoot', but took the time to draw the lines.

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  3. I also drew a secong line and get 400 bonus HTS. I didn't want to waste all that triangles, and I am so happy I save them. Hugs

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  4. sewing the part together is EASY it's the triangles that take for ever! #3 is easy :)

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  5. Oh yes. I did three or four going the wrong way. Had to slow down and concentrate with Clue 2. Clue 3 looks okay.

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  6. Over on Facebook I've seen a LOT of different ways to mess up this unit. Yours is an easy fix. I saved my bonus triangles, but didn't sew them. I might turn then into hourglass units instead of hst's. Headed over to see the next clue now.

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  7. Wow.... Whatever will you make with those tiny hst's? I'll just have to wait and see.
    Hopefully I can get back on the mystery after Christmas.

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  8. I know you will put those bonus HSTs to good use.
    And from what I have seen around the 'net, be glad you only made one unit the wrong way before discovering the mistake!! : )

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  9. Oh, good thing you double checked! Love your colors. I'm feeling under the weather too and will spend some time drawing lines of my own :)

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  10. Looks like you are having fun with this. I haven't done one of Bonnie's mysteries yet but each year I am tempted! Great to sew those extra hst :-) Hope you feel better soon.

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  11. I love your new blog header... So fun! I use my angler sometimes but mostly I draw the lines. It just feels more accurate!

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  12. Looking good, don't peek at my blog if you don't want to know about step three I just posted my work on it! I will tell you that it seems like an easier clue than two though! :)

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  13. It's good to know I'm not the only one who sewed the block wrong at first!, good thing we caught the mistake before getting too far!

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  14. You have to really thing about those chevrons before you sew them! Love the color scheme you are using for this project.

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