Monday, December 2, 2013

Celtic colors


Tada! Here are my fabrics for Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice Mystery quilt along. They are not her original suggested colors or orange, yellow, green and blue. I hadn't even really thought about changing colors until I saw oodles of other people being original. I usually go my own way in life, so this was an easy decision. If the quilt is not overly difficult, I may make it a second time closer to Bonnie's colors because I do love brights.


I originally had this stack but pulled the pale pink and added in funky pink floral pattern. I want to use my youngest daughter's color palette of hot pinks, limes, turquoise/teals and add yellow. Black will be my neutral. My fabrics range from dark to light but they all pop against my chosen neutral of black and against each other.

I did not have any lime shades at all. I shopped Hancocks online for a few, then found 2 fabrics at Wal Mart. I added in some almost limes from my meager stash and I am satisfied it will hit her color palette well enough. I apparently have been mainly buying color wheel basics for my stash. I need to work on more mixed and varied shades.

The big chunk of yellow was bought online for a different project. It is a lovely bright yellow which does not work for that project at all. So I replaced it with gold and now have 4 yards of this canary yellow for other projects. I think it may be a lifetime supply of yellow?

I am going to link this to the Monday Link up at Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Celtic Solstice. Well I will try, LOL. It's not to late to join in on the fun. Please visit Bonnie's Celtic Solstice page.








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    1. Thank you! My youngest daughter is my inspiration.

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  2. What a great blog name! Your color pallet is so bright and cheery! Best wishes with Celtic Solstice!

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    1. Thank you! I saw some similarities and went with it :)
      Good luck to you too!

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  3. Love to see you have mixed up the colours, it sure adds to the fun at the Monday Linkup.

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    1. The Facebook group is such fun. I love how everyone is coming together. Thanks for visiting!

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  4. I was scrolling through the photos on the Linky on Bonnie's site and yours caught my eye, so I came for a visit. I love your colour choices and against a black background they will really sing! I bet your version will be fabulous :)

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    1. Thank you! I will have some pics soon of some finished tri rec squares soon. I have my fingers crossed for good results.

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  5. Wow! Your colors look fantastic and when you see them against a black background they are going to really pop. Love it!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! I'm color crazy.

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  6. Love your bright colors, I was pretty much a beginnner when I started the Bonnie mysteries, and now I can about sew anything..one step at a time!

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    1. I have wondered if I will get overwhelmed, then I remember I have the whole group to help me with the tough stuff. I want to follow your footsteps and sew anything :)

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