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:

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

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  2. Congrats Kathy and beautiful different colorway !

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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

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

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  7. Congratulations... your quilt top turned out gorgeous!

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  8. Yay!!! Congratulations on a beautiful quilt!!

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  9. 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!

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

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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

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  14. This is gorgeous and I love your gold corners!

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. Congratulations on an awesome finish, it's beautiful!

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  18. 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!

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  19. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!!!

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

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  21. Gorgeous. I love the colour palettexx

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

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  33. 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!

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  34. 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!

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  35. 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.

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

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

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

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  39. 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!

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