Okay, I admit it, I caved and started the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Grand Illusion. Deep down I knew I likely would…I just know I likely won’t have time to complete it and I hate starting things that I am almost certain will fall into the UFO pile.
So after I read the clue #1 I thought about what I had planned…this.
It’s all nice and lovely fabric..the colors are Bonnie’s. The colors are fine….but I typically keep “Bonnie” quilts and don’t give them away…so what was I doing making it out of this?? A quilt in Civil War reproductions would look much better in my house!
So before I ever started I changed my mind…. SURPRISE!!??
I ended up going to my tried and true stash and pulled this. I had tried to find black but had very little in my stash. Kelli suggested the brown and I decided to just go with the brown.
These colors are much more me.
I did skip ahead and did one unit…okay two units just to see what I thought of the color….
This is what I am going with…like it or love it, the Civil War prints won out.
One of the reasons I decided this was when we did Orca Bay. When I made mine, I think mine would have looked better if I had lighter blues.
I ended up with darker blues next to the blacks and it just didn’t pop like I had hoped.
Using the brown instead of the black this time around might help so that doesn’t happen again…besides I had plenty brown in my stash…not much black. I have to also admit, I’ve learned that I like to make mine different from the original…even if it’s only slightly different.
Now the challenge…can I keep up with the clues?! Stop back Monday and I’ll show you my progress.