Sunday, November 25, 2018

Good (and bright) Fortune

After spending a wonderful and relaxing few days in New Jersey with my husband's family for Thanksgiving, I'm back home.  I'm proud of myself for feeding the dog and unpacking my suitcase BEFORE sprinting to my sewing room to start my Good Fortune Mystery Quilt!

First, I needed to pull fabric.  I decided on ORANGE and GREEN because I have so much of them and they are my absolute favorite colors, and then YELLOW and PURPLE because those are the two colors I have the least of and because it should make for a bright and cheerful quilt (I hope!).  And lots of scrappy neutrals make my heart sing.  I took this photo to remind me which color corresponds to which color in Bonnie's directions (please, Please, PLEASE let me remember that my green is actually blue in her directions and that my purple is her green!).

Before cutting any fabric, I went into my precut scraps to see what I could make from those.  I had a bunch of the appropriate sized squares,

and I had a bunch of neutral strips the correct width for which I just had to cut yellow to match.

To my absolute delight, I was able to sew together almost 25% of Clue #1 without even cutting into my neutral yardage, and just cutting a couple strips of yellow!

Of course, the next 75% will take much longer since I'll have to iron and cut fabric...

I'm linking up with Oh Scrap and Monday Making as well as Bonnie's Monday Mystery Link Up.

13 comments:

maggie fellow said...

Those are happy colors - it will be fun to see how it turns out in the mystery

Jo said...

I like how you have changed the colours.

Bonnie said...

Yea for getting so much done from your precut stash. You might want to make a page that shows Bonnie's colors and what you are using instead and hang it near your sewing machine. It might help you remember to use your colors instead of hers. I like how you've switched out the colors. Enjoy the process.

Alison V. said...

I really like your modified color scheme! The yellow four patches are especially cheery.

The Joyful Quilter said...

This sound prove to be a really fun quilt!!

Moneik Stephens said...

Great job getting so many made without cutting. I used some leftover neutral strips to begin, so I only had to cut my pinks (in place of red). I usually do good with the first clue, but it's the others that I get hung up with time completing.

gayle said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how your colors resolve in the quilt! These mysteries are always so much fun!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What fun colors! Great job using those pre cut scraps. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Oh what a happy quilt you will have!

Vireya said...

Your colour scheme looks very bright and cheerful.

Jeanette said...

Such bright yellows. This is going to be one happy quilt.

Tamara said...

Very happy colors!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I too love your colours. I also applaud your being able to find scraps appropriate for step one. Great! Can't wait to see this progress.