Monday, January 2, 2017

Vacation Stitching: The Big Reveal

Today is the last day of our Christmas vacation.  Since New Year's came on a Sunday, the company holiday is today.  So we are off one more day. My Guy was playing with the idea of making beer today or just doing nothing but hanging out.  I'm going to do just a bit of laundry and then spend what time I can in the sewing room.  Drama Teen goes back to school today, she's not amused.  

Yesterday was the big reveal for Bonnie Hunter's 2017 mystery quilt.  I was way behind on making my blocks, but I managed to get enough together to lay out one block and a bit of the sashing. 


 En Provence, A Bonnie Hunter Mystery (2016)


I tried the gold fabric that was supposed to be my yellow and I just didn't like it.  After playing around in EQ with other options, the neutral just worked the best to my mind.  Thankfully I have enough of it to let me use it as a substitute.  Here's how the mock up looked. 


 En Provence, A Bonnie Hunter Mystery (2016)

I like this version best.  I did play with adding the border blocks but EQ wasn't real cooperative there.  That's OK, I like this well enough to proceed with my modifications.  I'm hoping there is enough of the dark blue to make 12 blocks. We'll see, I may end up with just 9.  If that's the case, I'll add some additional borders to up the size just a bit.  

Thank you Bonnie for a very fun mystery.  Hopefully I can finish this one before the 2017 mystery starts next November.  Now I want a second cup of coffee before I go look at what everyone was up to over the weekend.  

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20 comments:

  1. Your version of En Provence is going to be great! Love your fabric choices. Enjoy your day.

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  2. I love it! I like that you used EQ as a digital design wall! :)

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  3. Looking good. Yours always look so striking with the single fabric. You may have convinced me to just use two fabrics in my purple 4Ps.

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  4. It's soooo pretty!! Isn't it wonderful having today, Monday off. I'm loving it too! Kinda like a day to "start" getting back into work mode without having to go to work. LOL!

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  5. SO BEAUTIFUL!! I love how your colors work!!!

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  6. Ooh, I like the change to neutral there! I already decided that I like it a and I'm going to make it, but I want to change the center neutral to lavender (where you have blue/neutral, with the hourglass sides.)

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  7. This is going to be a beautiful quilt.

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  8. I love your version of the En Provence! It just glows. I look forward to seeing your finished quilt top!

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  9. Sounds like a fun day - I hope you get lots of sewing time! Have fun!

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  10. I like the neutral too, I went with a more gold in mine but really like your color choices.

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  11. Federal holidays rock! Your colors look beautiful. Enjoy.

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  12. I was wondering about the neutral and yellow. Now that I've seen the reveal, I think I'm going to make it, but I was trying to decide if the fabric I had for a special quilt was going to work or not! Having one less color to choose should help.

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  13. Really love the blue fabrics. So pretty.

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  14. NICE! I'm glad I saved this block. DOn't know if I'll ever make it but I do like it a lot. Your colors worked well. Like the neutral squares although I didn't see your yellow... Hope you get it finished before the next one. Said the girl who hasn't finished Easy Street.

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  15. Fabulous! You went with the blues too... I really like your layout!

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  16. I like your design choice to leave out the gold fabric. This is going to be a beautiful quilt!

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