Monday, 20 January 2014

First Flimsy Finish

Anyone that knows me or reads my blog knows that I am a huge Bonnie Hunter fan.  I love her quilts but more than that I love her philosophy and outlook when it comes to quilting.  Every year Bonnie gives up so much of her time and hosts a mystery that thousands of people follow.

This year my first finish is Bonnie's Celtic Solstice mystery.  I chose to go a different colour way than Bonnie which is always a gamble because without knowing the quilt design it is difficult to know how the colours are going to play together.

Here are the colours I chose for this year.


And here is the finished quilt top.


And here it is on my bed.


There are thousands of pieces in this top (another Bonnie trait). Had I seen the picture before starting I may have passed thinking it was to complicated but when broken down into weekly steps it is really easily achievable.

I love the design and the way a secondary pattern is created when putting the blocks together. The colours on the other hand....well let's just say I am not enamored with them.  I liked them together when stacked in a pile but in the quilt top not so much.  If I had my chance again I would probably rotate a couple of the colours.

The top finishes at 75 x 75 which is a nice snuggle on the couch in front of the TV size.  When quilted I will be gifting it to a special friend (who for now must remain nameless).

Now to get on to some WIP busting.

Until next time.

Sue




21 comments:

  1. Well I agree that the colors are not my particular cup of tea, I think you did a great job of selecting a color scheme that ties together very well. It reminds me of summer sunrises and strawberry lemonade, a very welcome and cheery reminder in these dreary winter months.

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  2. Incredible! You chose just the right combination of colours! This top is a scrumptious beauty!

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  3. Your CS looks great! Way to go with the colors, I am always pleased with how Bonnie's quilts come out! :)

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  4. One of the ladies at our quilt guild did this too and I loved hers as much as yours! I might have put this one on my to do list!

    (Here's hers: http://capitalquilters.org/?attachment_id=606)

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  5. Your choice of colours has paid off. Your quilt has the wow factor
    Cheers Pauline

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  6. Those reds are beautiful. Lucky friend!

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  7. Oh, this is awesome! Your color choices are perfect! Congratulations on finishing what looks to be a quite challenging project! Yours is perfect!

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  8. Oh my goodness it turned out just awesome! I keep seeing these crop and perhaps I need to do it at this late stage!

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  9. that color thing, it's always amazing to me that colors that look so well in yardage, might not work in pattern. When you do that kind of mystery quilt, you just won't know before you're committed. It looks beautiful to me, and what an accomplishment!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  10. That is lovely! You're a brave soul to do a big BH mystery quilt. I love some of her patterns but the mysteries always seem like so much work, a bazillion pieces & no idea how it will turn out! Scary knickers for a very structured girl! Well done on yours!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  11. What a beautiful quilt! Wow! The pattern looks very intricate and difficult to make but the end result sure is fabulous! Congratulations on your first finish of the year - it's a great one!

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  12. I like the colors you chose and how they look in the final quilt. I've seen several of these mystery quilts and yours is one of my favs. Really.

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  13. Your quilt looks amazing. I have done two of here mystery quilts and I know how you feel, however, I love your color choice. This quilt is fantastic and makes me want to make one. I am not sure why but I love a good scrappy with lots of pieces kind a quilt! Kudos to you on this finish!

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  14. I think the colours look great! The whole quilt is amazing.

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  15. I like the colors!! And my Celtic Solstice is still a pile of blocks so good for you!!

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  16. Oh what great colors!!! Wonderful finish.

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  17. I really like the colours, they look lovely together from the photos!

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  18. This is spectacular! Bonnie is coming to our guild's retreat in 2015!

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  19. I really do love the colors, but I know that is such a personal preference. The quilt colors remind me of cherry limeade. It is truly a beauty!

    Thanks for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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