Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Another UFO finish - Celtic Solstice!

 While I was in the quilting mode last week, I decided that I needed to finish this quilt - I completed the top last year, and even had basted it, but had a hard time deciding how to quilt it, so there it sat.  After finishing the previous quilts I determined that it was time to get this one past the finish line (and replenish my safety pin supply!).

This was the first Bonnie Hunter mystery that I started - and the third one I've fineshed!  There was a lot of piecing in this quilt, but I really love the cheerful colors, so I'm glad I persevered and finished it!  It's heavy, lots of seams, but it quilted up nicely.  I used one of the new spools of Aurifil that I ordered last week to quilt this, and a lightweight cotton pellon batting.  I'm just about to the end of the roll that I ordered in 2020, so I guess it's time for a new one - will have to keep a look out for a good sale.

Such happy colors with the orange and yellow!  I used a spiral design for the quilting, and it worked out well, even with all the seams.  Lots of scraps were used in the process, that's for sure!  

I chose this backing from the Free Spirit selection in the shop.  Can't remember which designer it is, but the colors work well, and the fabric itself is so soft and feels wonderful on the back!  This must be my year for finishing quilts for my own use, because I'm claiming this one for myself!  I was happy to find the fun dots for the binding.  If you can't decide what color to use, all of them is a good idea!

I have a couple more quilts lined up to tell you about, so keep your eyes open for a few more finishes ahead!  March started out slow, but I'm ramping up for a big month of quilting completions!


ginkgokid said...

Beautiful quilt! Bonnie Hunter's patterns are my favorites, but I have not done this one.
May I ask if you quilt on a domestic or long arm? Your quilting is so lovely!

Sumac said...

Such a cheerful and happy quilt! I love your colors

Verna said...

Wow--that's just wonderful! I still have to finish the top of her mystery from 2014. Congrats on your beautiful finish!

Quilting Gail said...

I LOVE the colours in your Celtic Solstice!
Congratulations on the finish! There is a TON of piecing, but well worth it in the end!
Happy Quilting! Gail