If you know me at all, you know that I’ll be making the upcoming Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt En Providence. I hadn’t thought much about colors. I often go with whatever Bonnie’s doing. I might change a color but I typically don’t do something completely different.
My friend Connie and I have been chatting about the mystery and she brought her fabrics when she came and she shared them with me. She used a piece of fun fabric a friend had gifted her as her base. She’s really changing things up and even using a black as the background. Wow…she brave…I saw her fabrics and they look awesome together. I can’t wait to see it finished.
I was tempted and actually ended up with a bundle of fat quarters from Whittles Fabrics. Last year I got fabrics for the mystery from them and loved it. So this year I opted to do the same. Whittles puts together a nice bundle of fabrics specifically for the mystery quilt. Check it out here. I love it. It made shopping and selecting so easy.
To add to the fun, this year they even did it so that there are two different options. This one is a brighter version…..
and this one is more towards a Civil War Version.
My house is more antique-y so I went with the Civil War Version. I often keep Bonnie Hunter quilts and these colors are my preference.
Another neat thing Whittles did was make it so you could order only the pinks, only the purples, only golds, only greens or only neutrals. That way if you already have plenty of one of the colors in your stash you can order only the colors you need. I’ll admit, I likely had plenty of all of the fabrics but I ended up with all of them. I like things super scrappy so these plus what I have are going to give me the look I like. There is enough to make the quilt with only the fat quarters in the bundle but…I want to through in some stash fabric too.
The price for the fat quarter bundles was great too. It ends up being only about $1.50 or so per fat quarter….Awesome Price!
Before I put in my fabric order I checked to see if I had something for a constant…Nope. That the trouble with my stash…it’s mostly fat quarters and fabric in my scrap users system. I rarely have any piece over a yard big. So I ended up ordering fabric for that from Whittles too. It was more of a reddish but I’m totally okay with that. TOTALLY.
It’s always a big of a mystery what fabrics are going to come and whether I actually love them or not…so here’s what I got…
I love it. I ended up getting a little extra of the constant. I guessed that I might want to bind it in the same color as the constant so I got extra fabric to do that. I’ll throw in some of my own to make it truly-truly a scrap-paloosa but what I have here is my start..and should I run out of time to pull fabric, there’s plenty right here. PERFECT.
Let the mystery begin….