I've done a couple of mystery quilts in the past, but these were only through my guild. I've never done an online one. I know Cheryl's quilt from last year's mystery was a great success, so I thought I'd jump in with this year's. Besides, she is one of our hive mamas in the New Bloggers Hop.
The other day on my walk with Rocco, I thought I had it figured out as to what colour scheme I wanted, based on a bag I adore that a good friend of mine made me years ago: yellow and red. I could add in white...and...hmm, pale green? grey? maybe pink? That was a stumbling block, but I would figure it out.
So after mucking around in my stash--SO much fun! That in and of itself is so very very therapeutic for me; I love to pet and fondle fabric--here is one of two choices I have.
Choice #1 (and the one I'm leaning toward)
Love that red and yellow combo idea I had right? Sigh... These are in order from fabric A, the ivory, to Fabric D, the green. I have a most ample stash. However, when it comes to pulling fabric, it seems I never have quite the right amount. (yellow, case in point) This mystery requires yardage from 1 yard to 2 1/8 yards, so the green here is the only one I had enough of. It is the one I'd bought with a backing in mind and ended up using it in Summer Scents Mosaic.
The gorgeous, oh-it-would-fabulous-as-a-kaleidoscope-quilt fabric as well as the red, is by Jason Yenter, bought last year from Fat Quarter Stash on sale. Just thinking about cutting this one up into potentially small pieces is making me feel a hotflash coming on. I used it in the blue and green colourway as lining and a strap in my yoga mat bag, and love it.
So which one? I keep chopping and changing, one minute yep, use up the cat fabric and the paisley, as it's hung around for more than 5 years. Then I think, but ooh a Christmas quilt...
Thoughts most welcome.
Rocco and I walked up to Pelee Island Winery (pronounced pee-lee) on Monday, a 2 km each-way jaunt.
The main vineyards are on the island, about 30 km/ 18 miles from Kingsville out in Lake Erie.
Happy Canada Day! Speaking of all things Pelee, we are heading out to Point Pelee National Park this afternoon, probably my favourite place in Canada, a place I first fell in love with on my honeymoon when my husband brought me down here for a 3-week visit to his place of birth.
Linking up with Let's Bee Social. Lee is taking WIP off this week because of the US birthday on July 4.