Saturday, February 22, 2014

Basket Crazies

A couple of years ago I took a workshop from a fellow quilt guild member using the pattern Basket Crazies.  Basket Crazies is a Buggy Barn pattern.  I hadn't tried any of their patterns until I took the workshop even though I had one of their books.  Naturally after the top was complete I let it age for a couple of years and then decided to quilt it so I could put it in our quilt show last year.
After the quilt show it went back into the closet until yesterday when I decided to put a sleeve on it so I could hang it in the living room.  I thought it was a perfect quilt for both St. Patrick's Day and Easter.  It really brightens up the space where it hangs too which is an extra bonus. 

I still haven't made any progress on Celtic Solstice as I have been working on a few other projects.  Someday I really need to just suck it up and get back to it.



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Celtic Solstice Progress

First, thank you Bonnie for another wonderful and fun mystery.  Celtic Solstice has been challenging and fun as well. 

My Celtic Solstice is coming along although it is very slow going and I am not sure exactly why it is taking me so long but I think it is the colors.  I am just not wild about them and I think that has influenced my progress.  Yesterday when I was putting a few blocks together I thought I would just make a small wall hanging out of what I had already completed and then I took a photo of a few blocks I had basted together and I was surprised at how much I liked it in the photo.  Go figure.

Now I am undecided on what I want to do as I still have lots of work to do in order to make the smaller quilt and I really could use a St. Patrick's Day wall hanging so that may just win out.  As you can see I did the star block instead of the Birthday Girl block because I am not a huge fan of green and that particular setting did seem to highlight the green plus I really liked the star. 

Interested in seeing what everyone else has done with Celtic Solstice?  You will need more than a few minutes to see what everyone has done when you visit Bonnie's Celtic Solstice link.  I just love these link-ups as they are really inspiring.



Saturday, February 1, 2014

Saying Good-Bye

Saying good-bye is never easy and on Thursday I had to say it to Guinness, my heart and soul kitty.  I loved him to bits and will miss him terribly.
Sewing will not be the same without my constant sewing companion.  Good-bye my luv.