Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's Bonnie Hunter time!

Like every other quilter in the free world, I am participating in Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Mystery called Celtic Solstice.  Thank you, Bonnie, for giving us so many FREE patterns and mystery quilt programs!  
And thank you for making Step 3 easy to complete so we can go back and catch up on the first two steps.  As you can see, I am using Bonnie's suggested colors and color arrangement. Only a handful more pieces to sew and I am caught up.  Until the next step. Below is a link to Bonnie's linky page for this quilt.

I looked around the house and found that I have completed (or nearly completed) two quilts based upon Bonnie Hunter designs and am working on FIVE more including Celtic Solstice [not counting the handful of Sisters Choice blocks from two years ago]. 

Star Struck
Chunky Churndash

Crabapple Trees
Blueberry Hill

Colorado Sunshine

Lady of Lake Erie
1. Star Struck - completed
2. Chunky Churndash - ready for quilting
3. Crabapple Trees - wall hanging, needs final border and quilting
4. Floribunda (aka Colorado Sunshine) - need 22 more blocks
5. Jamestown Landing (aka Blueberry Hill) - 1/3 done
6. Lady of Lake Erie - many more blocks to go
7. Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt - completed step 3

After I finally finish the above quilts, I want to start on Smith Mountain.  And Nifty Thrifty, Pfefferneuse, Roll Roll Cotton Boll, and...  Can you tell I like Bonnie's designs?

Oh wait, I also need to complete several other quilts in progress (1860 Revival, Red Cross, and Royal Flush). And maybe I should put together a couple more baby quilts. My new nephew Sammy may need a third quilt from Aunt Sandy. Or my daughter may need a fourth quilt. I will have to post pictures of her three beauties.

On a higher note....It's winter and the weather hasn't been the best for flying. I work full-time so the weekends are my chance to "escape the bonds of earth". But several of my other pilot friends have been flying.  Congratulations to Jimmy on passing his commercial pilot checkride! Congratulations to Carl, my hubby, on his third solo! [Just don't damage my airplane.]


  1. Nice choice of fabrics! Saw you linked up to Quiltville, and had to pop over because of your name, Sew High. My husband is a private pilot, but we are lucky that the weather in Florida is suitable for flying most anytime (as he hasn't completed his IFR certification yet). Happy sewing!


    1. You were my first comment! Thank you for checking out my blog. I sent you a separate email, but wanted to publicly say Thank You!

  2. Bonnie is a very generous designer! I've made several of hers, too. And have a list of others I'd like to do!

    Your mystery blocks are looking fantastic.

  3. Thanks for your recent comment on my blog, thought I would come take a look at what you were up to also! I'm sitting out the mystery this year, but like the look of where it's going. I really love your Crabapple layout ... I'm currently sewing the tiny squares as my leader/ender, so maybe 2015 I will be able to think about stitching it together! I will check back again to see what you are up to. Welcome to blogland :)

    1. Thank you for your encouragement. I like your blog, too! Regarding Crabapple, In one of Bonnie's classes, a student had double-sized one of the blocks and it got me thinking. Also, I'm considering starting Double Delight as a leader/ender project in the future. All those pink and white 9-patches seem perfect for that.

  4. So glad I am not the only one with a zillion Bonnie quilts in progress! Yesterday I was trying to decide which one to start next and I am not done with a few others! :) Your Florabunda/Colorado Sunshine is looking good!