Thursday, December 26, 2013

Celtic Solstice Clue #4 - Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt

Yay!  This week is 4 patches.  I will have a chance to get caught up.  Wait a minute -- 300???  Seriously??  I am not complaining, but boy howdy one would think you could make an entire quilt with that many.  Guess I'd better get going.

I managed to get the strips cut, but then had to put this on hold while I finished part 3.  Now I am able to get back to this, so let's start running strips.

A quick press and I am ready to cut into my halves.  Somehow in my strange little mind, I think I have enough strips cut and sewn.


This first batch nets me 100 4 patch sets.  Yep, only 1/3 of what I need.  Back to cutting strips.  Will I have enough this time?  Who knows.

Well I have to cut an additional 5 green, but I finally hit the magic number.  Whew.  We are cut.

Let the strings begin!

Annie is very busy working away at these.  I have strings hanging above my head in several places and the colors are so much brighter and cheerier than these pictures show.  I have no idea what I did to my camera.  Ugh.  Let the next stage begin.  I have over 300 of these little buggers to press and trim.  Help!

Mister shows up in the studio!  Yes!  I put him to work sliver trimming as I press.  He is a great help, but informs me again that he will never be a quilter.  The repetitive nature of doing 300 of anything is more than he wants to call fun.  He just doesn't understand.

We are finished.  Woohoo.  I am officially caught up.  I have 8 hours to spare before the next clue is released.  I just barely got this linked to Bonnie before it was no longer available.  You can link back to her here.

Piece count so far:   Step 1:  1,140 required (although I made extra blocks)
                                Step 2:  1,464 required (again, I made extra blocks)
                                Step 3:     976 required (yep, you know it -- extra of both units)
                                Step 4:  1,200 required (")
Total:  4,780 at this point.

300 bright and cheery 4 patches.  I'm betting we use blue next -- how about anyone else?  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas -- I spent most of Christmas night working on these and finished tonight.  On to New Years and 3 wonderful classes with Bonnie in Plano.  So excited.


  1. Wow! I like your bright fabrics. Wish I was that far along.

  2. Congratulations on getting them all done! And I agree, the next clue has to have some blue in it I think. Only 3 and a quarter hours to wait...