Monday, December 12, 2016

En Provence - 2016 Bonnie Hunter Mystery

This is my first year participating in Bonnie's mystery.  I eagerly cut and sew  each step  as they are released ............  so far.

Step 1 -  make  221  4-patches with whites and creams;  initially I was going to make half the units to see if I wanted to invest this design in a full size quilt.  I made half the units,  116 actually,  then began to second guess my decision.  A dear internet friend said she had at least 50 extra to send me,  so I went and made the other fifty -- they are still waiting by the machine as 2-patches for the final seam.  Here is the first 116 ........




Step 2 - make 100 peaky and spike units; after following the video,  these worked out well using the tri rec rulers




Step 3 - make 168 4-patches.  I'm happy to read that this is the last of our 4 patches.  Here first is the scrappy pile of 2-part units.  I thought this would make the required 168.  Seems my math was challenged and I only got 96 4-patches from this pile.




Back to the cutting board .......Sunday I made another 72 4-patches.  Phew, when I look at this pile up close, I think   that's ALOT of orange.  Anxious for the other colors to tame this down.




I think I'm ready for Step 4.    Have a great week.  Thanks for stopping by.

10 comments:

  1. Your color change is great. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. Are you planning to change more colors?

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  2. Your orange four patches are wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt. It's my first time participating in the mystery, too. So far, so good!

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  3. So glad someone else is using orange. mine are an orangy red and light orange. Isn't it great to be caught up?

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  4. Your units are looking lovely!

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  5. You're au courant with En Provence. I like the cheddar/orange substitution.

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  6. Very unusual color choices! Love them! This is my first year doing the BH mystery, too and I'm having too much fun!

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  7. Wow, I LOVE your orange!! I'm also quilty math challenged, and always end up short too! I did decide to do the quilt 1/2 size, figuring that if I want it bigger, I can add more pieces at that point...I hope I don't regret my decision! Can't wait to see yours completed!

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  8. You'll have poppy fields rather than lavender, maybe? Gorgeous color

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  9. Maybe it if just my computer, and though orange isn't my favorite color, they look like cremecicles to me, and look really yummy. I wonder how they will be disbursed.

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  10. Welcome aboard! Looks like you are sewing right along! I love your orange 4 patches!

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