I must admit that I had a blast doing Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice quilt.
The top is now quilted, the binding stitched on. I'm waiting for the opening of the Olympics to hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt.
I really liked how Bonnie presented the steps. It allowed me to swap out some of her techniques for a few favorite of my own (which also gave me something to blog about each weeK).
Even though I make some errors in fabric placement, I'm pleased with my end result of the "baby" quilt. At least that is what my friend Deb calls it -- since she is working on a larger version.
I used the Celtic Curlz pattern Bonnie recommended as the quilting pattern. I looked at a number of different Celtic designs -- but this one seemed to flow the best. It is a little hard to see the quilting from the front -- so let me show you a photo of the back of the quilt as well.
I was happy to have the APQS Millennium to quilt this puppy. The biggest challenge was the thickness of some of the seam allowances. I did break a few needles and needed to do some adjustments to the hopping foot after finishing the quilt -- but it was all worth it.
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