Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Celtic Solstice colors

As Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt approaches the excitement is building. There appears to be people from all across Canada, USA and many other countries around the world who can't wait to start. I think it is so amazing that a single project can draw such a varied group of people together in harmony and I commend Bonnie for that.
There are over 2000 people who have joined a facebook page set up just for this mystery quilt and I'm sure there are many more who are planning to do the quilt.
I have done 5 past mysteries and they have all turned out fantastic so here I go again. I never keep up with the clues but will do a portion of each one as they are released and then take it from there. It usually takes me from 4 months to a year to finish- I just finished last years Easy Street a few weeks ago(pictures in Oct 26 post). But it is not a race so I just work at my own pace.
This year will be a little slower as we will be away most of December so I will get the first clue this Friday and then miss the next 3 probably arriving home the day after clue 5.

I had chosen fabrics early on and here is the picture of my first choice:

I trimmed a few pieces down so they would be easier to handle and then after looking at what some other people had picked I decided to try brown instead of blue. I think I like this better but will see once the clues get started. That will be the advantage to being away- I will see where colors are used up to clue 5 before I am really committed to my colors. 

Anyway the countdown is on; Clue 1 to be released early Fri morning. I work Friday so it will be evening before I start to play but should be fun.


  1. Hi Arley, I love both colourways. You can't go wrong with either of them. I'll be thinking of you Friday night. We have guests from Seattle this weekend and I'll be sewing with her this weekend. I talked her into doing Carolina Christmas but I don't think I can talk her into Celtic Solstice. But that's ok!

  2. Hi Arley, I really lile the blue in there. The other one is too 'safe'. The blue, particularly these ones, really add the zip that will make your quilt spectacular.

  3. Lovely colors, I really do like the brown! I've been thinking about joining this mystery, but haven't made up my mind yet.

  4. I think I like your second choice with the brown. So glad I will get to see you later this year.