It's prime mystery season in quilt land, with Bonnie Hunter's annual mystery getting started on Friday. The mystery this year is called Rhododendron Trail, and Bonnie's color choices reflect the name--lots of pink, plus burgundy and yellow, with an accent of aqua.
I haven't decided yet about joining in with Bonnie's mystery this year. The colors aren't really speaking to me (especially the fact that it calls for over 6 yards of light/neutral for the background.) My default move if I'm having a hard time settling on a color palette is to figure out if there's a way to use red, white & blue and turn it into a Quilt of Valor. I'll try to pull out some options between cooking sessions this week, and that will help me decide whether to move forward.
Another mystery that I've been wanting to do this year is the Macaron Mystery over at Meadow Mist Designs. I've done a couple of Cheryl's mysteries before, and they are always well written and easy to follow. I also like the fact that the clues come out once a month, a much more manageable pace than Bonnie's weekly instructions. This mystery officially started in July with the fabric requirements, followed by cutting in August. The first stitching happened in September, so I am a few months behind, but I don't think it would be too hard to catch up. Here are some fabrics I have been considering.
These are all old Christmas fabrics that I've had around for quite awhile. I would need to add one more red or green print, and I don't think I have enough of either of the beige poinsettia prints on the left. I might need to shop for something to replace that, but I'm liking this grouping together. This might be my next new project!
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Happy quilting everyone!
Julie in GA