“Celtic Solstice” Mystery Clue #2

11 12 2013

Are you quilting along on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery, “Cletic Solstice”?

Clue #2 which posted on Friday instructed participants to make 3 1/2″ chevrons with green, yellow and neutral fabric. You can see everyone’s progress here on Bonnie’s blog.

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My tip for marking the sewing line on the wrong sides of the white and yellow squares is demonstrated in the photo below.

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Place your fabric wrong side up on the rotary cutting mat. After rotary cutting strips and sub-cutting into squares (before moving the squares) mark diagonal lines on the squares. Notice most lines are long, traversing several blocks. This saves time!

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I’m sewing the halves of the chevrons together as “leaders and enders” between other patchwork projects (like the “Wedge Tree” table runner in my previous post).

Guessing – Wouldn’t these chevrons make a nice border for the quilt? Bonnie says the (smaller) quilt is 77″ square. We had to make 100 chevrons. 100 divided by 4 borders leaves 25 chevrons per side, times 3″ per chevron equals 75.” Maybe there is a 1″ spacer border before the outer border of chevrons???? Just guessing . . . trying to figure out the mystery!

Waiting with bated breath for Clue #3!

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