Friday, July 7, 2017

Sapphire Stars

I am joining a mystery hosted by Kevin the Quilter called Sapphire Stars. I love mysteries!


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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.











8 comments:

  1. It is always interesting to see what colors people choose. They will all be the same pattern, but, all completely different.

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    1. That is something I really love about mysteries--same quilt, but very different versions depending upon the quilter!

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  2. Angelia, you are an enabler! I am being terribly tempted to follow along too. I am loving your units so far, those reds are bright!

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    1. Enabler, me? :) The clues are only once a month, so there is plenty of time to do them. Thanks--I DO love red.

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  3. Loving some red here, too. I wish I was to a point where I felt comfortable jumping in and taking this journey with you . . .

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    1. Lots of people are uncomfortable with mysteries--I understand. I always figure that if I don't like the end result, someone else will. Plus, I don't invest money in the fabric--pretty much everything I do is from scraps and stash.

      Thanks for visiting!

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  4. Wow!! Your RED version would NEVER work with my scraps!! Thanks for thinking outside the box, as I normally try to do something a bit different from the instructions. That plan just didn't work for me this time.

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I hope this color change works!

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