As you can see from the instructions for Clue #1, Kevin begins with blues (makes sense, right? SAPPHIRE stars). Since blue is not a favorite for me, I chose to go with red--I'll probably substitute blue where he uses red later in the mystery.
I had a lot of trouble with the concept of light red. I didn't want pink, or salmon, or coral--so I wasn't sure how to determine the lightest shade. In thinking about it, I believe the problem for me was that since red is my favorite color, I always go for the rich shades in bright or dark. I searched through some scraps from a friend and some collections of fat quarters, and I found some that I think add a bit of contrast--I just hope the difference in shades isn't too subtle to show up well in the quilt.
Here are a few of my blocks:
|You KNEW there would be a sock monkey!|
A few of these need a little trim, but, all in all, they went together well.
The beginning of a scrap quilt is the hardest--with only a few fabrics, you wonder if this will work out. Once I get lots more fabrics playing together, I know I'll be pleased with the results.
Thanks, Kevin, for hosting this mystery online--I look forward to the next clues.