Saturday, November 30, 2013

Celtic Solstice-The Mystery!

Bonnie Hunter's latest mystery quilt project made it's debut today. 
Angela and Kathy had this cake made especially for our event. Bonnie often uses paint cards to guide us in her color choices for her mysteries. A few quilters may opt to use their own color choices, but I think most will stick with Bonnie's.
 Angela organized this quilting sew-in to kick off the first clue in the mystery. The genial owners of "In Stitches" quilt shop in Goodyear AZ, volunteered the use of their classroom for our get together.
There was a plethora of food offered by the participants, some healthy food, some not so healthy but all delicious!
 Here we are all hoisting our invaluable rotary cutters, a tool that saves us hours of cutting time in prepping for piecing our quilts!
Here are some of the little blocks I completed for this first clue. Angela made the little stockings in Celtic Solstice colors, one for each of us and one for Bonnie. Thanks Angela both for this very thoughtful remembrance and for organizing the entire event. You rock!
 Another half dozen clues will be released, one each Friday until the "big reveal" when we hope to  meet up again to sew the final clue.
Meantime, follow along as we compete each new clue, her on my blog or one of many others participating, at Bonnie's blog "Snips and Quips", and also on Facebook.


Heather said...

That would be a fun and sweet way to kick off the start of a mystery.

Frances said...

Great to be doing it in a group - I laughed when I saw the cake!

Andee said...

It was SEW much fun! Hoping it will become an annual event!

Quilter Kathy said...

Such a great idea! Love your scrappy blocks!