I know by the looks of this first picture my loyal followers are thinking everything looks normal, what is this gal talking about. She's pulled a bunch of happy bright fabrics that are well within her comfort zone.
Now let's get to the uncomfortable part of this fabric pull. It's for the Bonnie Hunter En Provence Mystery quilt. That's right my loyal quilting buddies I've decided to jump on the board the mystery train! It's a first for me. Typically I don't do mysteries for fear of not liking the pattern. To be honest I've never seen a Bonnie quilt I disliked, so why not make one?! It works into my very busy schedule right now. I mean she does all the quilty math and its FREE! But I must admit I can't jump completely on board this train. The paint chips below are Bonnie's color pallet for this quilt. You all know the problem, right? PURPLE! I don't do purple very often, so I'm changing it to a more Podunk friendly pallet.
The purples will be replaced with these lovely blues.
And that magenta Bonnie chose as the focus fabric, well it's not sitting right with me either. So with the wave of my quilty wand it was changed it to red. By the way I had to order the red. After digging through my stash I found one little piece of it and decided it was the perfect shade of red, but it's from an older line of fabric. After a long search on the internet I found the Tasha Noel print at MixFabrics. It was reasonably priced and arrived quickly.
The green and the yellow fabrics below are just a pull. I'm sure some of them will not make it into the quilt.
I've already started weeding out the low volume fabrics. Below is what I plan to use, but plans can change quickly in Podunk.
These little cuties were the first to make the cut. I felt the print was too large or too bold on each of these.
So the mystery has begun with this cute little 3.5 block. It's clue #2....yes I've already fallen behind. But I've a couple of days of free time to catch up.
So how many of you are doing the mystery? Are you at least saving the free patterns? Bonnie makes it very easy to save them, she has them available in PDF format. If all this is news to you and your curiosity is up, why not head over to Bonnie's blog right now to find out what all the hub-bub is about. There's hundreds...maybe thousands of quilters making this quilt. Today is the linky party for clue #2. Just click right here to be inspired by so many quilters making the En Provence Mystery Quilt. If you want the clues to this quilt you need to go to the top of her page in the link I provided. You'll see a tab at the top that says En Provence, click it! Hope to see some of you there!
~ Lea Anne ~