I am impatiently awaiting my new issue of Quiltmaker magazine which contains the start of Bonnie Hunter's new mystery, Lazy Sunday. The colors are pinks, purples, greens, blues/teals and neutrals. At the same time, I just looked at the fabric requirements for Linda Hahn's new mystery at the American Quilter's Society website www.quiltviews.com. The colors are - wait, pink, purple, green and blue/teal?
What are the odds that the two mysteries that I want to do have the very same colors? Admittedly, Linda Hahn's is going to be made of batiks, but still. . .
This is frustrating.
I have never made a pattern by Linda Hahn and thought I should use her colors for safety's sake. I would be guaranteed that the contrast and coordination between the colors would work, after all. At the same time I wanted to use Bonnie Hunter's colors because I had a lot of green, purple and teal left over from her free mystery Easy Street and liked the bright springiness of them. My husband prefers a lot of color in quilts and would appreciate it too. Of course, I am using black as the neutral on Lazy Sunday instead of lights, which will, I think, change up the look, and Linda Hahn doesn't specify a neutral, so there will be differences.
I wonder what is going on in the color zeitgeist that made both choose the same color palette. No red, no rust, no yellow, no gold, no brown, no tan. I think everyone is looking forward to spring. But, by the time these mysteries are completed it will be fall!