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!

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7 thoughts on “BOMs Away! – Celtic Solstice June”

Annette Mandel

Your final (?) choice makes a lovely balanced border. Well done!


At least you have a path forward. Love your planned border, it will be well worth it.


Oh yes! I like the last version too – I knew you would figure it out! And a bummer about the wrist. At least you got to see a good movie – we just saw it last weekend. Thanks for sharing your progress on Midweek Makers

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

Poor guy….I hope he heals quickly and is back on his bike soon! I’ve studied and studied those pics, it’s difficult for me to see the difference! LOL Have fun working on this gorgeous quilt top!

Judy Hansen

Oh boy, I remember working on Celtic Solstice….you are bringing up bad memories, lol. I agree, what are a few more pieces on a Bonnie Hunter quilt! Thanks for linking up with Design Wall Mondays, I enjoy seeing what you are working on.


I’m glad to hear it’s not broken – “badly bruised” probably hurts more. I had to scroll back and forth a bit to see where your changes were – I was SURE you posted the same picture three times. HAHA I like the last photo, too. What’s a few more pieces once you reach eleventy billion anyway?! ~smile~

Loris Mills

Love your color choices for this and yes…another eleventy billion for the border but it sure looks good 🙂

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