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Turkey Tracks:  December 7, 2013

Celtic Solstice Quilt Update

The first “clue” for Bonnie Hunter’s 2013 mystery quilt, Celtic Solstice, came out November 29th, the day after Thanksgiving.  Following “clues” will come out each Friday.

Bonnie Hunter is a scrappy quilter, so if, for instance, one needs “blue” for a task, one gets many shades out of one’s stash.

We were to make 188 (for the 75 x 75-inch quilt–there are many more units for the king-size quilt Bonnie made) block units that will form a star.  About half of the blue stars have a scrappy  orange background and half have a neutral background.  I put four together of each so you can see what will happen eventually.  We will obviously be making the center of the star at some point.

Celtic Solstice, first clue

I finished these 188 units Friday night.

The new clue came out early Friday morning–and the email traffic on the Facebook group dedicated to this project has been humming.  As have sewing machines.

The new block is a chevron of green, yellow, and neutrals.  One hundred of them.  My patches are almost cut out now…  And I’m going straight to the sewing machine after I’m done with the blog.

You should see some of the beautiful blocks, and also different color combos than Bonnie used, people are making.


If you’re interested in making this quilt, go to quiltville.com, click on the blog button, and in the masthead, click on “Celtic Solstice Mystery.”

Written by louisaenright

December 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm

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  1. It is fun seeing your bits and pieces come together.


    December 8, 2013 at 1:15 pm

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