Kevin the Quilter has finally completed the Celtic Solstice quilt top!
After reading Bonnie Hunter's inspirational post about finishes the other day, I was pumped to finish this top!
So, without further adieu...........
Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.
I am very pleased with the way the top turned out, and like Bonnie's, mine is DEFINITELY NOT perfect! However, I couldn't be happier with the color scheme I chose. This quilt top will be donated to my friend Alycia of Alycia Quilts and her efforts with Colorado Quilts of Valor.
I am often asked how I am able to let go of a quilt such as this? One that took several hours of devotion, and thought, and a gazillion pieces of fabric? OK, maybe it wasn't a gazillion, just 2,344 pieces for the small version of the quilt excluding the non-pieced border fabrics. But, I digress.......the answer to this question is simple. I donate it because that is what the quilt was ordained to be; a donation quilt from it's very conception. I can separate myself from it, because I know how much it will be appreciated by a United States Military Veteran.
The piecing is NOT perfect, but, then again, neither am I.
It kind of has a stained glass effect, doesn't it?
Thanks again Bonnie for sharing your time and talent and providing us with a wonderful mystery quilt!
You may have noticed on my side bar that I will be participating in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014? I have seen many of my blogging friends such as Andee of The Modern Diary, Teresa of A Quilt And A Prayer, and Amy of Amy's Passions participate in previous years, and I have loved what they have been able to make! What a perfect challenge for me to be able to use my scraps in various colors to create something wonderful! I am really looking forward to this challenge, and have started making Maverick Stars! Of course I would choose something "Bonnie!" I adjusted the size a bit and have already started playing with this month's color:
I have a feeling I am going to love this one!
In the next few weeks, I am going to be asking a few questions of you all? I am needing some major feedback concerning some ideas I have about a future presentation I will be making. I would love to get my readers involved with this process! Is everyone game? I hope so!
Until next time,
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter