This is the quilt I am not making this year. Ha! That was my first inclination. Then I decided, per Bonnie's suggestion, to make just 12 of each clue. Then only half and now all of them. It's so addicting and I blame Bonnie for being the enabler. I decided to make a Christmas quilt from this year's mystery. I have always liked the colors in Bonnie's Carolina Christmas from Scraps & Threadtails II.
So in my version, neutrals = neutrals, red = red, light/bright green = green, yellow/gold = orange, and deep darkest forest green = blue. I think it will work out fine. I have a number of Christmas fabrics and a fair number are glittery or metallic. This is the first time I have changed up Bonnie's colors preferring in the past to take the easy route and use what her pattern states. Iam almost finished with this week's clue with about two dozen left to do.
Today is MysteryMonday Link-Up over on Bonnie's blog. To see what everyone else is up to, click here. Today's post has lots of other good information as well, such as a report on a party held each year in Chandler, AZ to kick off Bonnie's annual mystery, how to make a label for your mystery quilt, and Cyber Monday sale at the Quiltville shop. I downloaded the Punkin Patch table runner pattern. Lots of good deals available.
I am also participating in Gyleen Fitzgerald's Bricks, Cobblestones, and Pebbles QAL over on Facebook. This is a closed group, but it's not too late to join in. Search under "Gyleen" in Facebook and the page should pop up. Then click on it and ask to join. The next task will be posted tomorrow. So far we have only been tasked to select fabrics from our stash.
I made one of each type of block to see how I like my fabric choices. I am using neutrals with orange for the centers. I broke open a Bali Pop Cappucino bundle that has been hanging around for at least 10 years, dating to the time when Bali was the only company putting out jelly rolls. These two blocks are from the darkest strips; there are lighter strips in the pack which will definitely be needed to lighten things up. They were hand cut back then and required some trimming in several instances. Time to use them up!