Monday, January 2, 2017

En Provence Mystery Quilt

For the past 6 weeks or so I have been slowly working on the Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt. You can find the pattern Here.  She has named it En Provence, as last year she did a tour in France. I spent today playing with all my units. She had yellow blocks around the green. I just did not like the yellow. 

I thought maybe this pink I have around the green. Yuck no life.

I gave hot pink a try on the left, I tried a pink and yellow green print, yuck.

I must try yellow. ok I guess it just needs that yellow to give it life. I also tried a different center unit. too fuzzy. But I may still try something out. the pattern called for the neutral or light 4 patches. 

At this point I have also changed out some hourglass block for more Tri Rec units. I also moved the pink and purple around. 

This is kind of the same just two more of the yellow prints I will use. I have at least 6 different yellows I can use. 

So I am sewing more Tri Rec units, starting with 32 purple ones. I am not sure how many more I will need. I was planning the full size quilt. 

I also have last years quilt to finish. I have the rows in to rows. So close to being ready to quilt. 


  1. LOve how you are experimenting and trying to determine the best way for the look that you want to have. I love yellow in quilts and I can see how you are playing to get it just right. Thanks for sharing your process and your passion. That sharing is a way to get others motivated to get going on their projects. Thanks for the inspiration.Happy New Year to you and yours, Anna

  2. The last two layouts create a really neat halo effect. I like the way it pops!

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