I have never made a brown and pink quilt, so this will be fabulous!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
New Quiltville mystery coming!
Those of you out there that are Bonnie Hunter/Quiltville fans probably already know she is going to do another mystery quilt in November. She's dropped a few hints on color suggestions already, and I, being a perennially, pathologically early type of person, have already raided the stash closet and pulled a box full of fabric candidates:Bonnie Hunter said she was using chocolate brown, raspberry pink, deep red, green and a selection of neutrals. I have plenty of browns, greens, reds, and neutrals. In fact, I'm branching out on my definition of neutrals to include small prints (very daring of me!). At the moment I'm planning on using a single deep red for continuity and have several candidates depending on how much we need and what hits me at the time I start cutting out patches. The only thing I may have to augment is the raspberry pink, depending on how you interpret that color. Pink is the one color I am short on at the moment, and although I pulled a bunch from the box, they may not be dark enough. So we'll see. Otherwise, I'm all set because I love to make her quilts very scrappy and I can use up a lot of small leftovers. I don't cut up my small pieces of fabric "a la scrap users system" because I never know what size I will need and don't want to find myself looking at the perfect fabric cut into the wrong size!