I've successfully completed all the blocks I'm making for Celtic Solstice. Twenty five blocks will make a great design and with borders will make a reasonable sized quilt which go under my machine satisfactorily to be quilted. I love the blocks, although I have pieced two of them incorrectly - can you see on the left hand side two pinwheel blocks with the chevrons going the wrong way? How did that happen? (Quite easily, I'd say!)
Then I had another look at Bonnie's quilt, and discovered that in fact, the two 'wrong' blocks were actually 'right' and all the others are wrong! How did I manage to go off target like that? Oh well, I'm certainly not unpicking them all, so it will have to be Celtic Solstice - Variation. I'm sure Bonnie won't mind!
I had been given a whole load of Mile a Minute blocks by someone who said she'd got fed up with making them. How can that happen? Well, looking at them, I can see how. There isn't really enough variation in the fabric colours, and the strips are all straight, so make for a block which lacks dynamic. What to do? (Can't possibly waste them!)
I cut them in half diagonally in pairs, and then joined opposite shapes. That's a bit better!
Here they are laid out and apart from the fact that too many of them have the black and white spotty fabric, that's much better. Now, what shall I make?