Monday, December 2, 2013

Celtic Solstice, Part One

Now that I have selected my fabrics and organized my instructions and tools, it's time to start cutting!
 
I have had the Tri-Recs rulers recommended by Bonnie for a couple of years now, but have never used them.  She provided some great videos and directions on how to use them in her Part One post, and I was able to make a perfect block right out of the gate!
 
 
I also made use of my smallest scraps, as small as 2 1/2 x 3 1/2", for the side pieces of the Tri-Recs.  I tried to be frugal when I cut the triangle portion out of some charm squares:
 

 
But it wasn't worth the effort.  Instead, I was able to get 2 side pieces and a triangle out of a charm square:
 

I'll save the side pieces and if I don't use them in this project, I'm sure there will be another one.

I was also able to get 4 side pieces out of a blue charm.  By layering 2 pieces right sides together, I am able to get both a left and a right-facing piece (very important!).
 
 
So far, I have finished 19 orange and 16 white/blue star points.  I'm using Bonnie's suggestion to pin them in groups of 10, so I don't have to keep recounting.
 

My baskets are full and ready to keep going!
 
 
I'm starting out by only making half of the blocks required for the smaller size, as I will probably make this one twin-size.  That means I'll be doing 46 orange/blue units and 48 white/blue units. I'm also going to finish up my Christmas projects before I come back to Step One, which means I will probably have parts of Steps Two and Three done before I get back to it.
 
And, happy, happy, joy, joy!  I got the call to pick up my Easy Street quilt!  It has to be bound before Christmas so that one goes to the top of the list once I pick it up.
 
I am documenting my Celtic Solstice project more formally this year. Check out these previous posts for:
 
How I selected my fabrics here:
 
 
How I get organized before starting here:
 
 
If one person can learn something from my posts, I will be thrilled.  In the meantime, I'll be sewing!
 
Be sure to check everyone else's progess on Bonnie's Linky page!
 

Terri in BC


3 comments:

  1. Clever cutting with the charms, who knows maybe we will need side pieces out of orange. Yahoo on Easy St being done, mine is still waiting for another border.

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  2. That's great that your Easy Street is done. Mine is still waiting on the borders. Your part 1 blocks look nice. I too had Tri-Recs already, but had never used them. I was pleased with how easy the blocks came together.

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