Sunday, January 5, 2014

I stitched Celtic blocks!

Bonnie surprised us with an early reveal of Celtic Solstice on January 1st. I was super excited ... and ... totally let down. I've been having fun and I don't want it to end. Pretty much like a toddler at a birthday party, LOL. Thankfully our Facebook group is still chatty and quilting.

I have seen so many lovely pictures that I had to pause my remedial chevron punishment exercise to lay out some units to see just one block. Of course, one block leads to two. And to three. You get the idea ....

My humility block for today. I did fix it.
I laid the units on my cardboard pattern board on my bed - away from the dogs. Standing at the foot of the bed, it looked busy. And messy. And needing trimmed. I just didn't see it. I wanted a picture to share with my quilty friends. I like to run with the cool kids ya know. Bwahahahaha! Just teasing. I'm a nerd or geek or whatever we are called today. Science club and all that stuff.

Bonnie's design

I stood up on the little step stool and gasped out loud. I could see it!
Why could I not see with my eyes what the lens of the camera shows me?
It was beautiful!

Star version

My daughter came in to help me rotate chevrons so we could see it as Bonnie designed, as well as the star version many people are creating.

9 blocks stitched
In the end, she chose the star version. It is her future quilt, so it is her decision. She let her OCD out to arrange the units of the blocks. Oh my goodness, I can't wait until she is stitching her own quilts, LOL. That OCD will make her such a beautiful perfectionist :)

I am hoping to link up to Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery Monday

20 comments:

  1. I really love the colors you used on yours!

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    1. Thank you Missy! My youngest daughter loves these colors. The finished quilt will be for her bed.

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  2. Heidi, it's me, Mary Grady. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! In answer to your question of why you couldn't see the design at first - do you know the phrase "can't see the forest for the trees"? Up close, you see the individual fabric prints. From a distance, you see the fabrics for what they are - our "paints", our "crayons". The camera only sees this which is why I always photo things as I'm working on them. Much easier to see where I'm going from a camera point of view.

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    1. You are so right! I was lost in the forest. I am going to rely on my camera pics more in the future.

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  3. Hi,

    I love the look of your quilt. I am also very said the mystery is done. I am working on my quilt blocks and wanted to see a few laid out. I also had to take a picture and stand back to get the full affect. I do understand the OCD also. In my case quilting is a way to leave my perfectionist ocd and still get a beautiful result, that I and others will love. I am looking forward to exploring your blog.

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    1. Welcome Jess! I was surprised to feel so sad. I guess I never thought about it ending but we have to finish sometime. :)

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  4. Awesome! I'm leaving my chevrons the way Bonnie had hers, but i like the stars too. I'm not sure if I will ever make it again. But if I do maybe I'll rotate those blasted Chevrons!

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    1. Blasted is right about the chevrons, LOL. I am getting them finished even though I still feel they won the fight.

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  5. I really love your DD's colors and I think I might follow your 'star' lead! I love love LOVE Blackford's Beauty and your star reminds me of it! I will try them both out and see what calls my name...

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    1. We laid a block out both ways and my littlest loved the stars. I'm a fan of star blocks too. I think the colors we choose makes a difference. I have seen some that look fabulous as the square shape. It's a great design.

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  6. Amazing colours - great choice!

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    1. Thank you Lynn! Bonnie made it possible :)

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    1. Thank you Jackie! I love brights :)

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  9. I love that your colours really 'sing' against the dark background. The star version really enhances it. Beautiful :)

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    1. I like the idea of them singing. Thank you! :)

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  10. This was my first mystery with Bonnie so I followed her pattern as given to us. However, I really like the changes you made. Love your colors.

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  11. This was my first Mystery too. It really challenged my skills. I want to participate next year. We will have experience then :)

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