Sunday, December 1, 2013

Celtic Solstic is Off and Running!

Have you entered the fabric giveaway #3.   You can still sign up HERE!  Be sure to read the instructions and complete the steps:  leave a comment and become a follower.  Thanks and good luck!  I will draw a random winner tomorrow.

Have you started your Celtic Solstice?  I have started the cutting process.  240 units with neutral background and 140 with orange background.  My goal:  to cut all the pieces before beginning to sew.  Secondly, to chain piece all the units.

I am labeling the amount in each stack so I can keep track of how much I have cut.  The neutrals are all cut and I am working on the oranges.  Then onto the blue fabrics.  So far I am really thrilled with the colors.  The neutrals have really taken down my stash in those colors, which means there is room to shop for more.  I also have been cutting up the leftovers for Bonnie's method of storing my stash.  I am ending up with an assortment of 1.5" strips.

Can I get all my units made in time for the post tomorrow?  That's the mystery question right now.  It depends on how many interruptions I have.  I am trying to load a quilt for Washington Tornado victims also.  I have the pattern picked out called flutterbys along with a pastel variegated thread.
I am using a computerized longarm so it can quilt while I cut for Celtic Solstice.

Peddler's Way Quilt Shop in Washington, IL is having their Anniversary Sale over the next three days with 25% off almost everything.  I would like to deliver this quilt I am quilting and buy the backing for Celtic Solstice.  Can it be done?  Stay tuned.

I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving weekend.   Safe travels to those who are on the move.
Blessings to all. 

Yours in quilting,

1 comment:

  1. Good luck getting that many units done by tomorrow! I'm going to feel good if I get 20 done each day. You're smart to label your count. I have lost so much time recounting, but I think I have everything cut for the smaller quilt. Between yesterday and today I have managed to make 30 of each, Keeping the momentum going is the hardest thing for me. I'll encourage you if you'll do the same for me!!