Monday, November 28, 2016

En Provence, 2016 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt, Clue 1

Triple Irish Chain for one son
 Are you participating in Bonnie Hunter's 2016 Mystery Quilt, En Provence? There is still time to join in on the fun if you are so inclined. I am behind due to wrapping up 2 king sized quilts for my sons, as well as Thanksgiving but I will catch up.

Ripple Effect of Wolves for my other son
This year Bonnie took inspiration from her visit to Aix en Provence, France. Her pictures are beautiful showing lavender fields, quaint towns and lovely buildings. I love her colors! Light lavender, dark purple, green, yellow, magenta plus neutrals.

I was able to pick up the corresponding paint chip samples at Lowe's the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. However it was Friday before I could sift thru my stash to see what fabrics I might have that would work. Clue 1 was already released! I was late! But it turns out I am almost set for fabrics!

Bonnie likes scrappy quilts and I am limited for fabrics. I only found 2 of the green and pale lavender but I'm ok with that. One bright yellow. I can always pick up more later (Clue 1 just used the neutrals). Magenta is the constant with Bonnie planning it for only one color - check, I got that. The darkish purples .... I had 2 possibilities but they don't work well together. My opinion. The butterfly fabric on the left I love but it barely clashes with the lavenders. The darker on the right would be great for balance but not enough yardage. So, sadly (bwahahahahaha) I need to shop for fabric.

My neutrals are boring but they will work. The patterned tan may not make the final cut. Or maybe I am just being too sensitive. Now to get busy cutting and stitching to complete Clue 1. What are you stitching this week?

** Updated**
What do you this of these neutrals? Will the white with colors work?

Do they contrast enough with my yellow?


  1. Personally, I'd leave out that brownish tan fabric and leave the rest. I really like that you've limited your fabric selections! Sometimes more isn't necessarily better. Occasionally, more is just TOO much.

  2. I think the colours look great. When I laid my neutrals out they didn't look very good together, but once made into blocks I love them all!

  3. Yes loving all the beutrals..i do everything but the kitchen sink in mine!

  4. Lovely fabrics! Your neutrals are different enough from the yellow, I think. If you aren't sure you like the combination of whites and colours, make a few 4-patches to check how they look. They'll probably be beautiful!

  5. I like your neutrals- the little floral print is lovely! happy stitching!

  6. Gorgeous fabrics! They'll be beautiful together. I really Love your sons triple Irish Chain, WOW! Gorgeous quilt.