Monday, November 28, 2016

En Provence--Part 1

I'm enjoying the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt process again this year.

I haven't posted my fabric selections yet, so here they are:

Greens, Yellows, and Two Magenta Choices






Dark Purple and Lavender, (and a little of the Green again)

I didn't photograph the neutrals--but I have lots of them! My fabrics pictured above are a bit messy--they really are scraps in most cases, and there was no neatening them up. I'll pick and choose among the fabrics pictured as we go along.



I completed the first clue. I really need someone to count for me--somehow I ended up with 55 extras!







I tried to keep them fairly quiet in shade--we have a bunch of noisy colors coming later. I was on the fence about one of the fabrics, until I read the selvage:



With a name like that--it was meant to be!

Stay tuned to Bonnie's site for more mystery fun.



I'm linking with Bonnie Hunter's En Provence Part 1 and Fiber Tuesday 88 at The Quilting Room with Mel.

42 comments:

  1. Nice job, extra come in handy if their are some rejects later. Or sometimes used in backing. I am planning on making some matching pillowcases.

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    1. I figure neutral four patches with go with anything. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Ha ha! I'm with you on the 'not knowing when to stop with the blocks - I went way over too! You fabrics look lovely, looking forward to seeing your progress!

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    1. Hey--at least we won't run short! Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. I also went over the required number but it's better to have too many than not enough.

    Barbara at Stash Overflow

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    1. Absolutely! Thanks for visiting my blog, Barbara.

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  4. Your fabrics are great. And, yes... how can you not use the bottom piece?

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    1. Seemed destined! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. That last fabric is pretty, isn't it? I have some too, but not for this project. How do you make 55 extra? I always have to push to make the last few. :D

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    1. I get carried away with chain piecing! Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Of course you needed to include some of the last fabric! It's destiny! If you keep adding extras to all the clues, you might end with a King sized quilt!

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    1. Or just a bunch of leftovers for a future orphan block quilt! Good to see you--thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I also made more.....lol, seems I am on trend, for a change. Don't you love it when destiny happens?

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    1. It was meant to be! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  8. nice fabric choices - and that last fabric is lovely! extra squares are good - will come in handy for something.

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    1. I'll always find somewhere to put them. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  9. I LOVE Bonnie's mysteries....
    I've not always liked the color choices but I did them her way and in the end I loved them. I LOVE these colors....can't wait to see the next step.
    Peggy

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  10. You were obviously having too much fun, if you sewed that many extra! Your neutrals are lovely, particularly the "Provence" one - it was obviously meant for this quilt.

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    1. It is fun! Thanks, and thanks for visiting!

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  11. The name on that fabric is perfect!!! I have yet to start mine, but hope to get to them this week. Yours look great.

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  12. Such beautiful colors. How perfect was that fabric for this quilt. I too, went with mroe neutral neutrals.

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    1. Lots of colors later! Thanks for visiting.

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  13. LOL--I ended up with more than 221 4-patches, also!!! Love your last fabric & it's name!

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  14. Glad to see so many bloggers participating in Bonnie's mystery! Your 4 patches are more civilized than mine. A lot of mine are pushing the boundaries of 'neutral'.

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    1. "The Wild Bunch," huh? :)

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  15. You made quick work of that clue. Very pretty fabrics selected for this mystery. It's always fun to see how the different versions come together.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, the making of your own is fun, but it is wonderful to see what others do with the same quilt.

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  16. Maybe this is a common theme with using our scraps. I posted the same problem making too many! I love that you've decided to use the last fabric, Maison en Provence. Lucky find!

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  17. Love your fabric choices! And of course that fabric had to be added - it was fate!!!

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  18. Oh boy, I made bunches of extras too, not on purpose either. I just kept sewing.
    Your fabrics are Lovely.

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    1. Thanks--we love sewing so much we just get carried away!

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  19. love love love your color fabrics,,,,,,we almost have the same burgandy,,,,its great fun

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    1. It is a lot of fun! Thanks for visiting. :)

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