Sunday, November 6, 2016

En Provence

Bonnie Hunter's 2016 free Mystery quilt will release the first sewing clue the day after Thanksgiving.
You can find details including fabric yardage requirements here.
Bonnie is known for her scrappy quilting, but last year I decided that I preferred to use controlled colors for the mysteries, viz. rather than scrapping each color I used yardage and I was really happy with the result which you can see in this post.
These are the paint chips Bonnie has chosen to represent the colors for En Provence.
In addition the original size quilt requires 3 yds. of neutral fabrics
This year I plan to keep to restricted yardage again and I think perhaps I will make it smaller than 87"square. Because I am determined not to purchase additional fabric if at all possible, below are my likely choices. The only one I am unsure of is the green I prefer the striped fabric but I am wondering if the stripe will be a problem. Perhaps it will just add interest!
If you have never sewn along with a BH mystery it's a lot of fun, a large group of around 25 Phoenix area quilters gather each year to sew the the first clue together in a tradition begun by Angela Neff. We have quilt labels with the year's logo and a cake with the logo also.

1 comment:

Andee said...

I cannot wait for the mystery to start and to have a sewing day with you too! Your fabrics look great!