Monday, December 2, 2013
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.