Monday, February 03, 2014

Design Wall Monday

On the design wall today is my finished Celtic Solstice


The photo was taken late at night, so it's not great but you get the idea. I am 99.9% confident that those hundreds of 4 patch blocks are oriented the right way (now). That was very challenging and let's just say that the seam ripper got a work out!
I ran out of the cranberry colour which I wanted for the inner border, so I had to put some gold in the corners. 
It took a lot of time to figure out the measurements to get the angles to match up for the gold corners, but I really like the effect, so I've decided it was worth it!
This quilt is for me and I can't wait to get my regular sewing machine back from the repair shop so I can start quilting it. The next step is to piece a backing, and there is just enough of the black fabric to make up the binding so it will be ready.
A huge thank you to Bonnie Hunter for another wonderful mystery, and a quilt that I love! 
Hop over to Patchwork Times to see more design wall postings, and over to Quiltville to see more mystery quilts!

45 comments:

Cath said...

Nice to see this quilt design in a completely different colourway and I like how you did the corners too.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Béa said...

Congrats Kathy and beautiful different colorway !

Dasha said...

Kathy your Celtic Solstice is just beautiful! I love the colours you have chosen. You aren't alone in the seam ripping department - a friend has made this too, and she said she (almost) ripped more seams than she sewed.

Dasha said...

Kathy your Celtic Solstice is just beautiful! I love the colours you have chosen. You aren't alone in the seam ripping department - a friend has made this too, and she said she (almost) ripped more seams than she sewed.

Missy Shay said...

I love the colors you chose!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Those corners are perfect! ...a great way to put your own stamp on the mystery quilt. Nice colour combo too!

Angie said...

Great colors - they make the quilt look warm & cozy!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Congratulations... your quilt top turned out gorgeous!

Kristin said...

Yay!!! Congratulations on a beautiful quilt!!

Ramona said...

Yay!! A finish! And a gorgeous one at that. Your top reminds me of chocolate covered cherries. :) I really like your color combination and great job on the corners of your border!

Lisa J. said...

This quilt is beautiful Kathy and it looks so intricate. I'm glad you are keeping it for yourself.

Kathie said...

It turned out beautiful and it is great you are keeping it for yourself. Surprising how sometimes challenges due to running out of a certain fabric end up enhancing the design.

Deb A said...

WOW! I am speechless. I love how your Celtic Solstice came out.... I really do need to pull mine out and get working on it. I think I stalled on step 2.

Rhonda said...

Your quilt is stunning!! I love the colors and the movement of the design...great job!!

Lesley said...

This is gorgeous and I love your gold corners!

Vivian said...

I enjoy seeing original colorways for Bonnie's mystery quilts. Those would be the quilts made by brave, creative folks (the ones like you standing outside the box), smiling and waving at the rest of us (including me) staying inside the safety of the box.
Good color play with the corner gold fabric. It looks exactly like you planned it, but we'll keep your secret.
It's a beauty, Kathy.

Sue Daurio said...

I love the monochromatic CS. And such great colors for valentines

CJ Tinkle said...

Congratulations on an awesome finish, it's beautiful!

Janet O. said...

This is a stellar beauty. Not only are you brave in your decision to select your own colors, as Vivian said--and they are gorgeous, BTW--but you break new ground in changing up the design elements to suit your preference. I learned from you on that a couple of mysteries ago. It was a "duh" moment for me.
Wonderful job, my dear!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous!

scraphappy said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish! Worth the extra effort for the border, a very special touch.

Gina said...

Gorgeous. I love the colour palettexx

cityquilter grace said...

very nice...this pattern demands high contrast and you delivered beautifully!

canuckquilter said...

It is beautiful! The gold corners in the border add a nice, if impromptu, touch.

Marei said...

I think the gold in the corners is beautiful and what a great idea! My top was done (without borders) when a friend came over and asked, "why is the one 4 patch turned the other way?" ARGH!! Thank goodness for sharp seam rippers.

Bonnie said...

Pat yourself on the back for a wonderful finish. The gold corners add a special touch. And, you're quilting this yourself on a domestic machine? Wow. Can't wait to see it quilted.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh it is absolutely gorgeous!

Mary said...

I Like your take on the Mystery! Made it YOUR OWN! Will you add the Outer Border to it too before quilting? Glad you get to keep it.

mycreativecorner3 said...

very pretty indeed!!! I can't wait to see what you quilt on it!

Andee said...

It is absolutely stunning! Really has a different look without the 5 different colors...I like it!

Vicki W said...

Very pretty!

Vireya said...

Lovely! And a very clever way of dealing with a fabric shortage. Those corners are brilliant!

Gari in AL said...

Excellent!

Prima Donna said...

Fantastic in this colorway. What an ingenious idea for the inner border. Makes it even more special.

margaret said...

wonderful quilt

jirons42 said...

Your use of the gold in the corners was so smart. I'm going to remember this trick.

Kate said...

Absolutely beautiful! I like the addition of the gold in the corners, a unique way to deal with being short of fabric.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just LOVE your colorway for this quilt! I think Bonnie's Celtic Solstice is her prettiest mystery yet ... and yours is probably the most beautiful C.S. I've seen! I love how you incorporated the gold at the corners ... you'd never realize that it wasn't part of your original plan!

lindaroo said...

Pretty, rosy colors, and your gold corners came out beautifully! I missed a couple of those 4-patches, too, even though I tried to get them all going the same way!

Teresa Rawson said...

Woo Hoo! Well done, I love it! Your top is amazing, and I love how your shortage of stop border fabric turned into such an interesting twist for the corners.

I seem to jut be saving up her mystery patterns for a rainy day...sigh.

Jackie at Adirondack Urban said...

I love your color choices! Your quilt turned out awesome!

Kitties and Quilts said...

I love your quilt, and your choice of colors is awesome! Debbie in WV

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Love the creative way you used what you had to finish the border. It does look great. Love your color choices too.

Quilting Nonnie said...

Okay, I promise, no more commenting today. I was just scrolling down your most recent blog posts. You're Celtic Solstice is a-maa-zzzing! Beautiful, gorgeous colors. I'm totally amazed at your ability to choose colors that made such a treasure!