Quilting by Celia

Quilting by Celia

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Celtic Solstice Quilt Completed

This is my version of Celtic Solstice quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter.
The mystery began on the 29th November 2013 and I managed to keep up with the clues every week.

Once the blocks were done I got involved with other projects as so many as us do but having a four day weekend I decided to load it on the Handi Quilter and get it done.
Even the label is attached !!!
This is my second of Bonnie's mystery quilts and really enjoyed using up my stash.
I have started another of her patterns from one of her books with a variety of scraps.  Once I have a few blocks done I'll post some pictures.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Lone Star Quilt and new books

I was given a jelly roll with gorgeous bright fabrics which I have put to good use in this quilt.
I have never tried the Lone Star block before so I remembered that I had enrolled on a Craftsy class by Kimberly Einmo where she teaches this block and decided to give it a go.
This was my first block...
Made another...
And used up the leftovers for borders and still have some scraps left..

These are my recent book purchases, lots of new things to learn and inspire.

I have attended two quilt shows recently; unfortunately I was told that pictures of any of the quilts would not be allowed to be posted on the blog.  I was quite surprised by such an edict as in the past I have never had an issue with adding a few photographs.  I am not sure what the reasoning is behind such a ruling. These are local shows and the standard of the quilts, in my opinion, is quite average with nothing new that I haven't seen before.
I wonder if the actual quiltmakers are aware of such a ruling or is it a guild decision....
I can't help but think sometimes that, the Australian groups, have such a long way to go in certain aspects of our quilting community.

Here is a beautiful perfumed rose from my garden...