Thursday, December 26, 2013

Plodding along with Celtic Solstice

The excitement of Christmas Day is over and today is a chance for some peaceful sewing.  I’m  making some progress with Part One of Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery Quilt.  Somehow with all the activity over the last week I have misplaced the Tri Recs rulers that I was using.  (I’m sure when they turn up I’ll also find the couple of Christmas letters and photos that have also disappeared!)


Without the rulers I’ve turned to foundation piecing to complete these units. I like to make foundations from freezer paper and use them multiple times.   (There is a fine tutorial describing this method here. )

I have half a dozen freezer paper foundations and a pile of rough-cut fabric shapes. Some gentle Christmas music is playing on Songza  while I sew a little, press a few seams, do a bit of trimming


As I complete the units I put them up on the flannel wall to admire before stacking them in sets of ten and tucking them away.  Will I get all the units I need made today? – probably not!  But I’m having a great time!  

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