Friday, November 7, 2014

Pink and green

Hi all! It's Friday again! I am happy that this week is over and soooo looking forward to relaxing this weekend. Maybe I will even sleep 8 hours at one stretch. I hear some people do that on a regular basis, but I don't think I've ever met any of them.

It happens that both of today's quilts are pink and green. I guess it was a theme. Take a look at this one:


Yes! Celtic Solstice is now all finished, quilted, AND bound!


I could not be happier. It turned out well! This is not exactly how I originally envisioned the colors coming together, but they turned out okay! The back is a print I got on at a super-sale price and it works well with this quilt:


It started raining right after I took these pictures, so they came out a little gray. The colors are brighter in person. Really, really happy this is done! I plan to wrap up in it tonight to watch TV, maybe along with a nice mug of hot chocolate.

On another note, here is the current state of the Drunkard's Path quilt. Mr. AQ has pronounced this one "kinda girly." Okay, note for next year: try to lay off the pink and green. Thanks honey, you've been very helpful.


Yeah, not as much progress as I had hoped. I have everything cut, but I've had little time this week to put the blocks together. Also, I'm wondering about borders. I think that Drunkard's Path quilts generally have no borders or else very narrow borders because the block pattern is the star of this quilt. Trying to think ahead about what I might use for a border.

Both of these have been bright spots in otherwise drab days this week. The forecast for this weekend calls for "light snow showers," so I plan to clean out the machines, change rotary cutter blades, and do other boring things. Then maybe I'll get to sew some more Drunkard's Path blocks. After a nap, of course!

Here's to everyone having a great weekend with lots of sleep and lots of sewing! It's chilly, so be sure to grab a quilt to wrap up in!

Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, crazy mom quilts, and Vicki Welsh's Drunkard's Path Quilt Along. Be sure to stop by!

12 comments:

  1. LOVE your Celtic Solstice finish!!!!!!!! Congratulations!

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  2. Mari, the Celtic Solstice is gorgeous. Yes, the DP quilt is feminine but I really like it. Have a great weekend and a nice long stretch of sleep.

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  3. I, too, think the Celtic Solstice turned out lovely. Great color combination!

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  4. Wow! How beautiful! I think your Celtic Solstice is the prettiest one I have seen. The pops of yellow give it the appearance that lights are twinkling. Just gorgeous.

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  5. Celtic Solstice! It's been on my list for a long time, and yours is absolutely stunning!

    Don't you just love helpful husbands? Their perspective on things makes me laugh sometimes. Thankfully, mine doesn't mind girly quilts. Thank goodness!

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  6. wow! LOVE LOVE LOVE the Celtic Solstice. So perfect for that pattern.

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  7. congrats on a finish of your Celtic Solstice. It's beautiful.

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  8. Love the Celtic Solstice. lots of contrast. If you bind the DP with the green it would really make the blocks pop and it wouldn't need a border. Former Wisconsinite, don't envy you the snow.

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  9. Your Celtic Solstice is beautiful, and I really like the Drunkard's path blocks, too. Are you sure you want to lay off the pink and green? Looks like Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt has those colors. Just sayin'.

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  10. congratulations on a fabulous finish. Both of your pink and green quilts are wonderful!

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt!!! Love the colors, and I think the drunkard's path will look terrific, too!

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  12. Your Celtic Solstice is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. Your DP is going to be very pretty too!

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