What I’m Working On…

The center of my spools quilt is finished.  Sadly, I’m setting it aside for a little while though.  I just love it!


I am moving on to my Bonnie Hunter Finish it Up Challenge project.  If you missed that, check it out here.  A bunch of us are pulling out an old UFO that is a Bonnie Hunter design.  It doesn’t matter which quilt it is.  Then we are going to sew on it trying to make some progress on it before the new mystery comes out on black Friday.  I pulled out my Celtic Solstice quilt.  Sadly, it’s not what I want to work on but I am going to forge ahead.


I pulled it out at the end of last week.  If you remember, I sewed some of the pieces together wrong….I think I may have even colored something wrong.  So now I am in a mess and trying to make something out of it.  UGH.  People have suggested that I go back and resew the pieces I mixed up.  But I’m not going to.  My heart isn’t in it.  Once it’s done, if I don’t end up liking it, I am just going to pass it along for charity.

I know mine isn’t going to look like anyone else’s and it wasn’t done on purpose.  I fully intend on making the original design but sometimes, things change.  I haven’t decided for sure what I’m going to do yet…I’ll let you know on Wednesday when we have our first linky party…..

Today I am hooking up with Patchwork Times.

9 thoughts on “What I’m Working On…”

  1. That’s such a good idea. I have one BH quilt in progress somewhere in the bottom of my closet……perhaps I should take a page out of your book and pull it out today, esp. since it has been on my mind.

  2. Jo – finish it the way it is. There are so many beautiful versions of this quilt. You will love it none the less. The non- four patch block already has a few variations and yours will be another!

  3. Love your spools. Reading back a few posts, what Bonnie book is Virginia Bound in? I love that quilt with the recycled shirts. Yours looks lovely… what I could see of it. :)

  4. I made parts for CS but didn’t get much sewn together. Then I had a computer crash and I lost most of the pattern. I was going to reprint them but she has taken it down to put in a book so I am out of luck. But I look forward to seeing how yours turns out. I have gathered my fabrics for the new mystery so I hope to have my studio ready to jump right in. ;-)

  5. Accept the boo boos in your work…everyone makes them…and move on in whatever way makes you happy. When you look over your quilt you may find that not very many pieces are sewed wrong…or maybe you’ll like the outliers. In any case, finishing is better than tossing in the towel. I would help you if I lived nearby…you inspired me to finish a quilt I started despising due to errors I made. My good thoughts are with you!

  6. I agree with not ripping and resewing when you are not thrilled with a project. There is a button out there about design innovation–said more cleverly, of course. A mistake becomes a chance to design. Charity quilts are my solution for design “failures” also. Even if they don’t look like I intended, they probably look good. If not, they still keep someone warm. Your group sounds like fun for BHUFOs.

  7. Would you like a picture of my Bonnie quilts in various stages of completion? I have been counting and I know I have two with outer borders to add , one Christmas mystery finished and many others with blocks done. I don’t have to say I’m a big scrap quilt fan. My pile might rival yours. I want to add I’m a big fan of you and your daughter. You are very inspiring, keep up good work!

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