(Click here for Bonnie's linky page to see everyone else's progress)
In past years, Bonnie has given us a bonus clue sometime around New Year's Eve or Day...and this year she did it again! At midnight on NYE, eastern time, which was only 10pm for me...she posted the final reveal and layout. Wowsers...I was so happy to see the final quilt...I love it!! Mysteries are always a gamble, but Bonnie's are usually a sure thing, so I don't know what I was worried about. :)
I'm so happy with the colors I chose....I wouldn't change a thing. Except maybe the name. Celtic Solstice doesn't seem like the right name for mine...I'll have to see if I can come up with something.
I love the circular design that pops out after sewing the blocks together.
I sewed my border just a bit different from Bonnie's...I think this diamond effect works nicely with the colors in my quilt. I added the square in a square block in each of the corners to finish it off a little bit. I even got the cutting directions for a 3" square in a square block from one of Bonnie's tutorial pages! She is just awesome!
It's a little smaller than I had expected it to be even though I knew it was going to end up 75" square...in my head I thought it would be bigger. Silly me. I REALLY, really, considered making a few more blocks to fit our queen size bed, but then looked at my pile of other projects to finish. Reality set in and I decided I better stop here and call it good. It's a good "couch" size as my daughter would say, and I agree!
This picture shows the colors pretty well, except the blue seems to be "glowing" a little more than in real life. :)
Little Nick was getting acquainted with his new job as quilt inspector...he seemed quite eager for the job!
By the way, our daughter is home visiting from England this week. I brought my sewing machine to the dining room...this way, she can work on papers on her computer or play games and I can sew...but we can still visit and we're not in separate rooms. It's been lots of fun having a companion while I sew!
Thank you once again, Bonnie, for an awesome mystery quilt! The last few weeks have been fun and something I look forward to every year!
Don't forget to see everyone else's progress on Bonnie's page when she posts the linky on Monday!