Monday, November 10, 2014

Ta Da! - Celtic Solstice is officially a top!

Celtic Solstice is a top finishing at 82x82. There are 2302 pieces in this quilt!


I went with a mottled blue. Guess I need to go shopping and get more of that fabric for Alex's graduation quilt. His quilt is due for June 2015. I am trying to determine a pattern so I can start on it next month. His request was white and blue - not light blue or dark blue but a medium blue. I was thinking bear paw on point or a 12 inch block that has a plain center - nine patches in the corners and opposite 3 way sashing in the other four parts... not sure of the name of the block but I can see it in my head! Then... hunter star popped into my head this morning. I've always wanted to make that pattern and have the specialty rulers for it already. Do you think that would be boyish enough with blue and white? This is for a high school graduation present. I make a twin size quilt for each of the nieces and nephews as they graduate from high school. I've done 5 years in a row and this makes year 6 and then.... I get a couple years off! The next one is a Freshman this year.

Want a trip down graduation quilt lane? Well....you are going to get it anyway =)

Ben's quilt - leftovers from Greg's quilt using the Nickel Quilt book.


Kristin's Yellow Brick Road in batiks.
Star Struck for Mindy

Jillian's Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope for Becky

Home with a sick girl today. She has decided to pop a fever yesterday afternoon and tossed her cookies all over last night around 9:30. She finally got to sleep around 11 and slept until I had to wake her to bring brother to school this morning at 7:15. She is a little warm but seems better. It will be a day resting on the couch with the tv and hopefully back to school for her tomorrow. Lots of hand sanitizer for me today along with clorox wipes and lycol. I don't want this bug =).

Off to press the backing for hugs and kisses...... maybe I can get that pinned today finally? I'd love to start hand quilting that one this week. I used my 60% off coupon at Joanns yesterday and got 300 pins so I don't tie up all mine on that quilt. I did a text and also got another 60% off some citrus thread to quilt Celtic Solstice and a 20% off everything! Spent $45 and saved $45! Not too bad. That much more $ to spend on my Joann's gift card......

14 comments:

  1. Congrats on your Celtic Solstice! It is so pretty! And I will say that I think my favorite of the grad quilts so far is the Kaleidoscope quilts. They are fantastic. I think the Hunter's Star will look great in blue and white and is perfect for a guy quilt. Good luck!

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  2. Celtic Solstice looks great! Wow that quilt has so many pieces! Great little graduation quilts show! Hope your daughter keeps recovering, my grandson just got over pneumonia. So hard to see them sick

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  3. Another spectacular gift quilt! Gorgeous!
    Hope you don't get the new bug... so many germs these little ones share!

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  4. great job on the finish! isn't that a wonderful feeling? I like your final choice of blue- it looks fantastic. also: a blue/white hunter's star for a boy/man is definitely masculine enough. at least, I think so...

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  5. Fantastic finish! The blue border looks great! I love the hunter star pattern - it would be great for a guy in blue and white. He'll love it as I bet the graduates before him did with their quilts! Glad you got to go save money at JoAnns before the sickies hit. Hope the girl is feeling better. ~Jeanne

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  6. Celtic Solstice is perfect! Great job!

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  7. Congratulations on your CS finish! It's beautiful. All your quilts are beautiful. Hope the little princess is feeling better soon.

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  8. Your Celtic Solstice Finish is just in time for the next Mystery! I like the Hunter's Star pattern. In Two colors it will be striking. Nice of you to give quilts to the Granduates.

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  9. LOVE your finished flimsy! It looks fabulous :) I love your graduation quilt theme you do... and all those cute quilts you have made for those grads too! Sorry you have a sick child .. not fun! Hope all is better soon and your hand stitching gets started! Great deals you found too! Happy stitches :) Kathi

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  10. Oooh, love your Celtic Solstice. I thought the green was fine for the border, but now I think your mom was right. That blue is perfect!

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  11. I think a Hunters Star would be fabulous for a boy. ;-)

    Hope Emily is feeling better soon ... and doesn't share! ;-)

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  12. Your Celtic Solstice looks great - love the colors! Enjoyed the graduation quilt show and I think a blue & white Hunter's Star would be great for boy's graduation quilt!

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  13. Your Celtic Solstice is wonderful!

    The quilt show was fun...a walk down memory lane.

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  14. You Celtic Solstice looks just wonderful. Congrats on getting so far!!

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