Celtic Solstice was started the Friday after Thanksgiving 2013 and just now the top is done. The parts and pieces are in this post. This was a Bonnie Hunter Mystery. She has taken the instructions down, but her blog is worth reading here. She posts regularly and has a mystery that starts every year on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
I changed a couple of things on my version. The first was size. The mystery clues were given for a smaller version and a king size version. I wanted a queen size quilt, so had to wait until all of the clues were in to determine just how many of each unit to make.
I also changed the orientation of the pieced border units. and added a corner unit to make the corner turn. The unit used was the same as in the block nearest the corners with the pinwheel in the center.
I used the colors given in the mystery except that I used blue for the final border. The original instructions called for green. I just like blue better, that is the only reason.
This is a scrap quilt, but I did purchase the blue for the border and a couple of greens and oranges because I did not have enough variety.
And still, try as I might, sometimes the same fabrics were close together or next to each other. It just works out that way sometimes. It doesn't bother me when it does.
It is a bright and cheerful quilt, don't you think?
My version is 101.5" square.
It won't fit on my design board. The board is only 96" x 96". Sorry the photos do telescope.
When it is quilted and bound, I will take a photo of it hanging on my quilt display stand -- just don't hold your breath, I don't quilt that fast. LOL
This is the first mystery quilt I've participated in. It was fun, but I do like doing my own designs.
Until next time,