Winter Solstice Quilts
In 2019, the winter solstice for the Northern Hemisphere occurs on Saturday, December 21, at 11:19 p.m. EST.
I'm getting ready and want to let those short days of Fall know that I'm not going to take it any more. I want more of the sun and I'm going to get it!
You've seen this quilt here before when I first blogged about it in 2015. I quilted it last month and it's ready to hang and wag it's finger at those dark days. And shine and shine from it's place on my wall.
|Winter Solstice Quilt: Here Comes the Sun! 26" x 28-1/2"|
|No y-seams here!|
|More triangles and a few diamonds|
I had another version of this in my series I call Double Hexie Star. But I did NOT like the borders.
|Double Hexie Star|
|Double Hexie Star Variation|
I finally figured out how to put my label on the back so it is captured in that 120 degree angle. It's easy to do with a 90 degree angle (a regular quilt), but I had to put my thinking cap on for this one. I used the end of my Rose Star template to trim it and then lined it up on the raw edges with the binding grabbing it all very neatly!
|Rose Star template has a 120 degree end|
|Neat label in one of those 6 corners!|
Happy Winter Solstice to all in the Northern Hemisphere!