Celtic Solstice – Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt

Posted Saturday, January 18th, 2014 in Celtic Solstice | Tags: , ,

This is the mystery quilt, Celtic Solstice, by Bonnie Hunter. She instructed us to go to Lowes and get paint cards in the following colors, listing the darkest color on each card they are:

A23-6 Orange Poppy
A13-6 Bumble Bee
B65-6 Blarney Stone
B52-6 Brilliant Blue
Using the cards, I chose all my fabrics from my stash and from my scrap bag. I didn’t buy any additional fabric for this quilt. I made the small size, 75 X 75. She also gave directions for a king size quilt, 114 X 114.

I have been working on this quilt since December and finished the top yesterday. Bonnie Hunter gave clues weekly, starting on November 29. I got behind with my sewing in December when we were in Columbus for the birth of Samantha and again for Christmas. My favorite machine, the Husqvarna Viking Quilt Designer, had an issue when I was starting clue two and had to go in for repair. I got out my white Singer Featherweight to sew the chevron blocks. It doesn’t run as fast as I like, so then I switched to my Janome 10001. In the mean time, I received a call that my Viking was fixed. I went to Fort Wayne to get my machine and finished assembling the quilt on the Viking.

Bonnie will have the pattern available on her website until June 1. Click here to see the instructions. You can add your link to Bonnie’s blog by clicking here.


genie says... January 19, 2014 | 8:15 pm

Oh, my goodness! This is gorgeous. What a beautiful quilt you have made. The idea that you were instructed to get and use the paint cards as your color guild fascinates me. It definitely worked because the colors are lovely. Great job. genie

admin says... January 20, 2014 | 6:44 pm

Thank you Genie!

Marly says... February 2, 2014 | 11:26 am

Nice result, in spite of the obstacle race. I, too, had sewing machine issues so I understand..

Carolyn says... December 28, 2014 | 1:34 pm

I have lost clue one. I have the other information. What sizes are the triangles on each side of the center triangle? How many do we make? If you can help me I would appreciate it. I have started the new 2014 mystery quilt.

Barb Wilson says... February 12, 2015 | 3:55 pm

I would love to locate the pattern and instructions for the. Celtic Soltice quilt. If it’s online, please direct me. Thank you.

admin says... February 12, 2015 | 4:15 pm

Barb, the pattern has been removed from Bonnie’s site. It will be included in her next book.