Countdown to Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery – 2

Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery

We’re counting down the days until Bonnie releases her first clue on November 29.

Then we can show you Bonnie’s Celtic Solstice Shape Collection and we can start sewing!


Bonnie Hunter Celtic Solstice Swatches
Click to download the PDF (1 page).

This PDF might help you get organized for the big day.

It shows the colors Bonnie is using and the yardage requirements.

You can add a swatch of each of your fabrics too.

My “Irish colors” are in Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice with Inklingo – Intro.

Inklingo Test Page


Did you know that Inklingo gives you a choice of 20 different colors and at least one of them will show on the wrong side of most fabric?

There are tips for using very dark fabrics with Inklingo under the Top Ten Tutes tab on the blog.

Have you seen Mary’s Inklingo quilts? You will notice dark fabric in some of them. Those were all made between 2006 and 2010. I think it is time to collect photos of her more recent Inklingo quilts!


Bonnie and I are working together this time to include more quilters. Inklingo is optional.

Bonnie’s mystery is made for beginners, so this is the right time to get to know Inklingo.

Carol in Panama: “Thank you for inventing Inklingo. It is the BEST thing to happen to quilting since the rotary cutter and the self healing mat—no BETTER—I’d give up my rotary cutter before I’d give up Inklingo!”


Print shapes on fabric with Inklingo


The lines on the fabric are reassuring to beginners and give them confidence. Since all Inklingo shapes are named with the finished size, there is no math. Hooray! You can have math phobia and be a great quilter. No one will ask you to add 7/8 to anything.

Enjoy your design and color choices, not numbers.

Bonnie Hunter is one of those great designers who always gives the finished size in her patterns. That’s just one more reason to love Bonnie. (The reasons are really piling up.)


Print on Dark Fabric with Inklingo


Describe THREE of the strategies that make it possible to use DARK FABRIC with Inklingo:

1. __________________

2. __________________

3. ___________________

(Answers under the Top Ten Tutes Tab, above.)

Irish Blessing:
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

Monkey’s Blessing:
May some fabrics be dark and some fabrics be light.
May printing them all be your heart’s delight!

The Countdown continues. If you don’t want to miss anything, you can subscribe get an email when I add the next tip (top of right sidebar).

Let the fun begin asap!

Linda & Monkey

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6 thoughts on “Countdown to Bonnie Hunter’s Celtic Solstice Mystery – 2”

  1. As an Inklingoist, I look forward to working with the Dynamic Duo of Bonnie and Linda to participate in the Celtic Solstice project. I will be using Inklingo to make my pieces. Since I am recovering from back surgery, and can’t do machine sewing right now, I will start out hand piecing. However, having previously done an Inklingo project using part machine and part hand sewing in the same project, I know it will work. So, as I get better, I may switch to doing some piecing by machine. Inklingo is very precise. So, here we go! Weeeeeee!

  2. Love LOVE the Fabric Organizer Sheet. Just brilliant, Linda n Monkey!!! Thank you so much.
    The 29th is getting closer. Yippee

  3. Hi Linda and Monkey 🙂

    I really like your color choices. Easy Street was my first mystery and I am anxiously awaiting this one. Just 10 days to go 🙂


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