Saturday, December 28, 2013

Celtic Solstice, week 5

This week we incorporated the tiny squares we'd make a couple of weeks ago into a larger unit, with more triangles. I'm getting the feeling that Bonnie really loves working with tiny triangles...or at least she loves having her mystery quilters work with tiny triangles!
So far, so good. More next week.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

American Folk Art Museum, New York City

I really enjoyed seeing quilts made from recycled paper and envelopes by Stephen Sollins, a Brooklyn-based artist, as part of an exibition of art quilts at the American Folk Art Museum at Lincoln Center. Pictured above is a log-cabin variation, based on a quilt in the museum's permanent collection by Mary Jane Smith. Pictured below is another paper quilt, made using the traditional tumbling blocks pattern. The exhibition runs through Jan. 5.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Week 4

We're making 4-patches this week. I've made them hundreds of times before, but I think I still learned something new from Bonnie's detailed directions about how to press them and insure that they're accurate. The Christmas colors really come through this appropriate!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Celtic Solstice Mystery, Week 3

We're making tiny pinwheels this week. Since I'm making the small version of the quilt, I'll need to make 25 pinwheels, and make an extra 100 units for some other use in quilt. So far, so good. More next week!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Stripes for December's Block Lotto

I took a break from the tiny pieces in Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery to pop out 4 very simple but lovely blocks for this month's Block Lotto drawing. I think these blocks could make a terrific child's quilt, which my quilt guild is always collecting, so I'm glad I jumped in. Thanks Sophie!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Week 2, Celtic Solstice

Here are a few units for week 2---my colors are light/bright green, gold and neutral. These are fun---I can't wait to see how they're going work in the final quilt design. The mystery deepens!