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Turkey Tracks:  November 22, 2013

Mystery Quilt:  “Celtic Solstice”

Well, I seem to have backed into doing Bonnie Hunter’s annual mystery quilt–named this year “Celtic Solstice.”

Bonnie’s mystery quilts are gorgeous.  I’ve admired them–and all the variations that people have done–for some time now.  Among them are “Easy Street,” “Orca Bay,” and one I truly love, “Roll Cotton Boll.”  The latter is on my wish list to make.  So many quilts, so little time…

Doing a mystery quilt is so far out of my comfort zone that of course I have to stretch myself in this quilting way.  And, especially, since you may recall that John was 100 percent Irish.  And, our one trip to Ireland, so many years ago now, was a wonderful experience.

And it’s especially a stretch yet again when you see the initial color choices.  Only, remember that Bonnie will choose all kinds of colors in a, say, blue range, from her stash.  You can see that in her instructions.

Take a look?

Quiltville’s Quips & Snips!!: 2013 Mystery Time! Introducing Celtic Solstice!.

This is fun, too.  Take a look at the map of people who signed up for the Facebook page set up for this mystery.  You can see my pin there on Mid-Coast Maine:


I’ve been picking up some extra neutrals that are more on the white side–as they can’t fight with the yellows–which means I won’t want to use neutrals that are too far over to the paper-bag tan side.

Of course I needed some of each of the bright versions of the green, blue, orange, and yellow.

I will have color variations in my stash–which I cut into strips all last summer.  But I have to wait until the first clue comes out on the 29th to see what strip sizes Bonnie will be using.

Oh my…

An adventure…

Written by louisaenright

November 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm

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