BOMs Away - Celtic Solstice December

So last month, I prepped all the remaining HSTs for Block B, with the intent to make/trim five a day so I would be all ready to go this month. Anyone want to guess how many I made out of the forty-four I needed?

That's right - twenty! And then I proceeded to lose half of them! Sigh. I adore having a longarm, but my space is so tight right now that I have to put things where they belong immediately, or they get swept into a drawer or fall behind a pile of other things. It will force me to work on one project at a time, because there's simply no room to have out multiple projects.

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So I turned those HSTs into their next step {why does Block B have so many pieces??} and made a few of the flying geese {why does Block B have so many pieces??} And then I gave up for the month, because Block B has so many pieces!! And I'm not even doing the pinwheel in the center!

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Or just a monthly report on a leader/ender project? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

BOMs Away - Celtic Solstice November

I finally - almost - reached a good place in Celtic Solstice this month! After waaaaay too much sporadic work on it, I made the last ten blocks of Block A!

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And here's the almost - I actually needed ten of Block B and eleven of Block A. Sigh. So close! I actually have a couple leftover four patches and neutral triangles, so it won't take long to make the final block next month.

And since I had a couple extra minutes {from not finishing that one block!} I cut out the last HSTs I need for Block B. If I piece and trim a few each day, I'll have them ready to go next month. Since trimming HSTs is my most hated task! 

So did anyone else work on their BOM? Or a project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Or just a monthly report on a leader/ender project? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

BOMs Away - Celtic Solstice September

Now that things are settling into place in the sewing room, I have some space to pull out bigger projects. Celtic Solstice spans three WIP boxes, so it was a good project to work on this weekend.

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I cut and sewed and trimmed and pressed and trimmed and sewed...and added three whole blocks to my stack! Sigh.

To be fair, I was using up the last block pieces and trying to decipher my notes on the cut sizes. Now that I'm caught up on all the random bits and can accurately count pieces, it'll be easier to keep track of things. I can cut the fabrics for a flying geese part and piece a few during the week, or the four patches in the other block, etc. 

Only 21 blocks to go!

{Not counting the border. Sigh.}

How is everyone else doing on their BOM? Or a random project broken into {slightly} more manageable monthly pieces? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

BOMs Away! - Celtic Solstice June

Well, my weekend was kind of a bust...

Literally, the Dude busted his wrist while wiping out on his bike. After a couple hours in Urgent Care, it was determined to be "badly bruised" but not broken. So, a splint, some mom cuddles, ice cream, and couch time watching The Imitation Game. And not so much sewing for me.

I did find a few minutes to play with the border layout for Celtic Solstice - I realized last month that I couldn't continue the coral diamonds all the way across and also "finish" the Tri-Rec part of Block B.

So I tried some plain blocks in the blank spot. It works. The corner would be fine as a plain block too.

It's boring.

Then I tried finishing the Tri-Rec in Block A, too. This is a definite no. It lessens the effect of Block B, it gets weird with Block A at the corner, and it just looks wrong.

Then I tried square-in-a-square blocks. {They're just scraps, not even sewn together. Just thrown up there to see the effect.} And dang it all if I don't like this one the best. And I can do one in the corner and it will flow nicely from side to top to side to bottom. And it's not like this quilt doesn't already have eleventy billion pieces. What's another billion in the border?

So, yeah, instead of any progress, I just added to my workload this month. How about everyone else? Link up here or at What a Hoot!

See also: Monday Making, Main Crush MondayDesign Wall Monday, Moving It Forward MondayScraptastic Tuesday, Let’s Bee SocialWiP on WednesdaysMidweek Makers, Sew Some LoveRainbow Scrap ChallengeOh Scrap!

BOMs Away - Celtic Solstice May

  Huh. Last time I worked on this was Easter. Now I spent all of Mother's Day with this lovely project. I should schedule it for Father's Day next month!

I'm up to 32 blocks now. And I measured my backing and did what I've been meaning to do since I pulled this out - I planned it. Weird, right? So my final numbers will be 56 blocks, and I even counted out how many parts I need to finish it. I have a spreadsheet!

And then I have to figure out what I'm doing with the border. Sigh. I mis-planned. Not very surprising. The diamonds that I really want to do...I have to figure out a filler. Or I could go with the border on the lower left...but did I mention I really like the diamonds?

Luckily I have a couple more months before I need to figure that out!

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See also: Monday Making, Main Crush MondayDesign Wall Monday, Moving It Forward MondayScraptastic Tuesday, Let’s Bee SocialWiP on WednesdaysMidweek Makers, Sew Some LoveRainbow Scrap ChallengeOh Scrap!