Thursday, December 12, 2013

Quilting Along in Between Getting Ready for Christmas

I am sorely behind on quilting projects but there has been an abundance of Christmas cookies flowing from my I'm going to give myself a pass :)

These are for the Quilty Fun QAL...find all info here...
And I am most of the way done with the geese...but..ummm...I'm supposed to be working on chevrons for the QAL this week!!
 The thing is, I started another QAL to use up a fat quarter bundle of Hello Luscious by Basic Grey that I have had for quite a while.  It told me it needed to be made into a quilt...NOW!  I won it from the wonderful Fat Quarter Shop during another QAL so it seemed fitting to use it for Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice QAL...the thing is...this seems to be fairly ambitious for a Christmastime QAL.  I am doing the small 75 x75 version (her large is a KING size!) and I have found it to take a day to cut and a day to piece for each week's installment which is a bit more than I have been able to shoehorn into my schedule.  Oh well, here is where I am right now...all pieces are cut for week one and week two...
 Funny enough, chevrons are this week for this QAL too and I have 10 of the 100 needed done...I like that these have a red and green Christmas theme though it wasn't on purpose.  I changed Bonnie's suggested colors from Orange to Pink and Yellow to Red because that was what I had in the bundle to work with...the other two colors are blue and green and I am using those as Bonnie suggested.
 And I have week one's triangles using the Tri Recs tool done...there are 188 of these...

Another clue (yes, this is a mystery quilt) will be out tomorrow so I may be officially behind on this QAL as of tomorrow unless I sew like a fiend :)  If you want to do this one, you can find the info at Bonnie Hunter's site here (look under Celtic Solstice).  It is only posted on her blog for a limited time, so be sure to print it out soon so as not to miss out.

On another note, I joined the DQS14 and this is my partner's taste of colors and style are my inspiration but it seems to be universally popular within the swap group so I'm glad I picked well.  Hope to get this done soon after Christmas, it's due in will probably be a 4 x 4 mini.


  1. Wow..that a bunch of piecing! Cookies...yup..that's what is going on at my house.

  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely....all of the QALs. I'm so hungry and now you mention COOKIES!!! Giggle.

  3. Your choice of colors is so cheerful. Is this your first mystery with Bonnie?

  4. your chevrons are really nice - i love that contrast!