When I first saw another blog that Bonnie Hunter released the fabric choices for her mystery this year, I quickly went to look at the color choices here.
I still don’t know if I’ll do it, but I will definitely download each step and maybe do a smaller version- whenever I get around to it of course! but then again I’m a SUCKER for mystery QALs and think they are SEW much fun!
If/when I join, it will be my 5th one I’ve done.
Last year it was Grand Illusion, where I made a smaller version and completely changed the colors and used yardage instead of scraps, I knew that if I liked my fabrics together I would like the end result and I DID!
in 2013 The mystery was Celtic Solstice.
I stuck with her colors and made the full size.
in 2012 it was Easy Street.
I only changed the color Grey to Black and loved the end result and we still have it on our bed!
The first year I joined in 2011 I was still a new quilter and didn’t have a big fabric stash.
The Orca Bay Quilt was still fun.
I didn’t have much red so I used pinks instead, then I didn’t have much Black so I used blues instead but didn’t think to limit to dark blues but I mixed ANY blue in there, so the result didn’t have much contrast. It’s a “look” just not what I hoped for then. For the longest time hubby had it in his office/ man cave in front of the window to block out light so we could watch TV and when the sun was shining thru the quilt it actually looked very cool! and I can’t remember if purple was a color in it or not but I used that too.
I also omitted a border I think.
So this year the colors are
It will finish 82” x 96 which is BIG, I don’t know if I’ll do that or do half or 1/3 of the blocks, we’ll see.
My fabric stash has grown a LOT since then and so have my scrap bins, so I’m GAME!!
And I think I like the colors and won’t change them. Though that was FUN to do!
Or what about doing 1/4 of the blocks and then one IN her colors and 1 in some wacky color combo? Or a boy and girl one that will end up being 40 x 50 or around that?? Hmm
Even though she won’t reveal GO dies, I will still use them if I have some that will fit :)