It’s been a snowy couple of days here at the Apple Pie house. There is a drift as tall as Thing 1 where my garden was (she’s 4’6″). And it’s still snowing. We are on snow day #2 and counting. So, when I have lots of things to do, what do I do instead? Start sewing! A brand new project of course, ignoring all the projects on my WIP list.
For many years, I have followed Bonnie Hunter’s blog. Every year, from American Thanksgiving to the end of the year, she does a mystery quilt. And for years, I have wanted to play along but I don’t because I feel obligated to finish other stuff first. But no more! I’m doing it! The clues are posted on Fridays, and there is a link-up on Mondays. I pulled fabric yesterday, since I’m changing up the colours slightly, and got everything cut for step 1. This year’s mystery is called Celtic Soltice, though I may change the name for my quilt.
These mysteries are not for the faint of heart. Step 1 is making 188 triangle units, 92 with orange, and 96 with background. I have them all cut now, and here are the two practice units I sewed, to make sure my seam allowances were accurate. These units are made with the Tri-Recs tool.
I’m know I won’t get this done anytime soon, primarily because I’m going out of town for the holidays, but I’m glad I decided to join along this time. These little units have always been a favourite shape of mine. I’ll link this up with Quiltville, so you can find your way there.