Monday, November 23, 2015

#GIVEAWAY 25 Fat Quarters - Update

UPDATE:  Our Winner is Terri Miller!  Congratulations Terri!

     We are giving away 25 Fat Quarters!  A surprise package stuffed with fabric and some special goodies just for you!  Don't miss out, here is how to enter:

#1.  LIKE our Facebook page at

#2.  SHARE our Facebook post on your page.

#3.  COMMENT, leave a comment on our Facebook post, let us know what you most want for Christmas.

That's it!  Yes, I know...EASY!  Nothing to purchase ever. Drawing will be held on December 20th, 2015.  Winner will be notified by announcement on our Facebook page also by reply to your post and by personal message.  You will need to provide your mailing address and that is all.  Your address will never be used other than to mail your gift.  No catches. Good Luck Quilters!!!
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I've been working on a quilt for my husband for Christmas, it's a former Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt...Celtic Solstice.  I printed out her pattern at the time she posted it but I didn't have time to stitch along with everyone else.  If you want the pattern, you can go to her website and in her shop there is a download link which will take you to the pattern download. Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Pattern Link

I'm having fun. In my last post to you, I shared my selection of colors.  In this post, I will catch you up.

You may remember that these are the colors I selected with a black background.  Some of these have gone by the wayside as I wanted a jewel toned effect, so I opted for more depth of color in my selections.  As with other Bonnie Hunter Mysteries, she takes you on her personal journey, her inspiration as she develops the mystery and her design inspiration through the process of building the quilt. This is one of the things I enjoy most about her mysteries. So I jumped in! 

Pulling enough different fabrics to give it a scrappy effect without spending a lot of time digging through my scraps.  After all, Bonnie is starting a new mystery quilt Allietare on November 27th!  I have to dig through my scraps to get ready for that!  Whew, two of her mystery quilts back to back.  I will be using the Celtic Solstice pieces as leaders and enders in the hopes that I can keep!  I had been hoping to get it finished before she started but life gets in the way.  Bonnie's new mystery quilt pattern will be online and free until February 2016 at which time, it will be taken down and you will need to go to her store to purchase it.  This is your opportunity to enjoy this process!  If you are too busy, download the clues and make the quilt when your time allows!  

One of the FREE online programs I love is 
Using the mosaic maker program I can put my blocks in to see what the effect will be. There will be more color variety in the finished quilt but this gives me a good idea of where I am going.

Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice by Karen Meyer

So far I am happy with the results.  Fit for a King!

Definitely fit for my sweet husband!


  1. Your color selection is absolutely gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

    1. Thank you PK Sews! Having fun! I'll be posting a picture of the finish before Christmas.

  2. I love making handmade gifts. I feel that people appreciate them because they know that time and love went into them. I bet he will love it!

  3. wow! I'm impressed with the way your Celtic Solstice is looking (even if it is an approximation). The fabric choices have made it look so interesting and different. I had to look back at the picture of the pattern to make sure it was the same.