Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sunday is for Scraps Catch-up

I determined I would spend Sundays working only on my Celtic Solstice mystery. Well, this is the first time since January I've worked on it!

I have all the blocks sewn together and the first border sewn on. I love the secondary pattern that emerges when the blocks are pressed nice and flat!

Here is what the second border will look like (next weekend, I swear!):

I think I will trim all the triangle-in-a-square blocks before I sew them together. It will make them fit better.

I also made a block for a member of the 2013 Quiltmaker Magazine Scrap Squad. It's from the 7th edition of 100 Blocks magazine. This is block #663, Whirly Zig by Heidi Foltz.

If you look at the block in the magazine, the center points are cut off in the block. I didn't like that, so I turned the outside pieces so the center points "float." 

By Tuesday, A Quilt Block a Day challengers should have 20 blocks made. I'm a bit ahead, but only because I know this will be a busy week.

I'm excited to see how the blocks are starting to look like a quilt!

I have something new on the design wall to show you -- come back tomorrow to see.

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  1. Your Solstice really is nice, and your challenge blocks are looking really good too; isn't it exciting seeing a quilt grow :-}

  2. You have been busy! I love your Celtic Solstice, so colourful!

  3. Wow... fun post. Your CS looks great and I love the new blocks too. Can't wait to see more!

  4. oh purty bad blocks.... i wish i had that many lower volume fabrics! Im absolutely in love with yours!

  5. the Solstice is looking wonderful!


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