Monday, December 9, 2013

Design Wall Monday with Celtic Solstice Progress

I'll kill two birds with one stone today by linking this post to both Patchwork Times and Quiltville for Design Wall Monday and Celtic Solstice Mystery Monday Link-up, respectively.

The Sister's Choice blocks didn't progress any further this week and the finished blocks are still pinned exactly the same as last Monday.  However, Step Two of  Celtic Sostice progress has been made, though I had hoped I'd have made it further along.  All of the pieces are cut.  The first ones with the slant all going the same way were almost done when, late afternoon, the bobbin ran out of thread, so with just 11 more of which to add the final yellow, I stopped to go work on dinner.  That was yesterday, and when I returned to the Sanctuary after dinner, I opted to watch some television and trim a bunch of those bonus triangles.  In looking around, I need to do a bit of tidying up in the Sanctuary before working on it today.

 Calli finished cutting all those pieces, they had to be starched first as I get better accuracy when they are.  I always pre-wash my fabric before bringing it into the Stash Closet in the Sanctuary and it can be flimsy at times.  We'd best be careful, she might mistake those yellows for a banana.  That would mess up my count now wouldn't it?
Bonus triangles
 I've been making bonus triangles as I do my projects.  Some of these are from other projects, thus the reds and blues.  None had been trimmed, so I thought I'd get that out of the way.
 I know, that looks to be not square, but it's only because it hasn't been pressed and the red was sticking up rather than laying flat.  And yes, it is that small.  They are 1.25" raw, so when sewn together some day, they will finish at .75"...unless I do an extremely skinny seam and try to get a 1" finish.  Not something I'm worrying about today.
Here's the 11 that were unfinished when the bobbin emptied along with the finished ones still all chained together.  I also need to run the second seam for the bonus triangles before truly calling them 'half done'.  Then I can start the other 100 with the diagonal going the opposite direction, and then on to putting the two halves together.  With my string of activities this week, I might have them done by Friday's Step Three release.

Smooth Stitchin'

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if I'll get this step finished this week, either. Just lots of stuff happening. I'll give it a go, though.


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