Sunday, November 25, 2012

Easy Street Mystery Quilt!

 I decided to try doing Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt one more time. So far, I've never seemed to have  gotten past Clue 1 or 2 in other years, or just gathering the fabrics. She suggested using paint chips for the colors IF you wanted to follow her color scheme, which I did. So, searching in my stash, here are the turquoises and aquas that I came across.
 Purples and violets!
 More purples with a touch of periwinkle it seems.
 Lots of limey green which I do like!
 These were my grays before I went by the quilt shop to get a color that worked better. I had some really light gray but nothing that I thought would work.
And now I'm trying a solid gray......I don't do solids much so we'll see. Guess I've been quilting so long that I remember the excitement when we got away from solids - lol!
And some black and white prints. Some others in my small group are doing this also so I think it will be fun. I cut some strips for step 1 so am ready to get started! 

5 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

Fun fabrics! I've used solids again as well...like you I used them when I first started, then they went out of fashion and now they are "in" again. Hope it isn't like clothing - "if you wore it the first time it was in fashion then don't wear it when it comes around again!" (think I watch too much "what not to wear"?)

Mimi said...

starting this quilt as well, wanted to use Bonnie's colors but there was only one purple dark enough to match the paint chip. Then there were the perfect thirty orange fabrics... so my colors have moved to orange, red and yellow. Still on schedule with 192 four patches. Will be watching for your progress.

LuAnn said...

Hi Judith...I'm doing Easy Street, too, but like you I am questioning my grey choice. I took my paint chips to the store and thought it matched pretty well though so I may just start cutting and see what happens. Looking forward to seeing your quilt come together.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

I love your fabric choices Judith. Is one of the aquas (the one with the circles) a batik?

Glady said...

Hello Judith. I wanted to welcome you to my blog! I'm so excited when I get a new member since I've only been blogging since January and am a fairly new quilter. The quilting community is the best and I'm having such fun! Looking forward to watching our mystery quilts evolve!