What a great weekend! The last one before Christmas! The fridge is stocked, the shopping is done, the presents are wrapped, and clue 4 of Celtic Solstice is out! Are you posting or surfing in the link up? Either way, it's great fun! Isn't it?!!!
But first things first, we had a show to go to on Saturday. Christmas with the Rat Pack - Live at the Sands at the beautiful Proctors Theater. Loved it! This is the book they handed out showing the gorgeous ceiling architecture inside the theater.
No pictures allowed during the show. This was what I snapped during intermission.
We are Rat Pack fans. I'd see this show again and again! Sammy, Dean, and Frank with a trio of sisters and a big band... You can't go wrong! I bet it was amazing during their hey-day.
I got a late start on clue 4, but this clue will be done in one day! If you want to see a tutorial on my cutting techniques, check out this post.
Since I was really low on orange, I had to buy a few fat quarters to get this clue going. Here's the 2" strips getting sewn together.
When they're getting ironed, I separate them up green color. That way, it's easier to pair the strips up for cutting - the dark greens and light greens will get matched.
Don't you love it when you get done sewing and find this? Whoa! That was close!
Cutting the sets for the next sewing step is easy when you line things up with your tools!
120 sets ready to go under the needle, all facing the same direction, as per Bonnie's instructions. I got one extra pair of strips back by my iron, just in case I need 'em. And I did need to replace one that had salvage in it, so I was glad the spare strip was handy.
I love making 4-patch squares! They are seam-spinned clockwise.
Done! 20 squares in each of the 6 piles. Those green ones look like they have a face in them. Haha!
Let me take a moment to say, Merry Christmas to you and yours, and a happy 2014.
And Sasha and Sparkie say "woof" and stuff.
Catch you next week. I gotta go - White Christmas is on!