Sunday, November 3, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday

It's been awhile since I've dug through the scrap boxes on a Sunday.

Thanks to Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville, I spent an enjoyable afternoon digging through my scraps today looking for fabrics for Bonnie's next mystery quilt! Each autumn, Bonnie hosts a Mystery QAL  on her blog. I swore to myself I wouldn't start this year's scrappy mystery, as I have yet to complete last year's "Easy Street."

That was fine, until I saw the colors Bonnie has selected for this year!  All my favorites! Orange, yellow, green and blue. She's calling the quilt "Celtic Solstice."  Here are my fabrics for this project:

I think I was the first person at my local Lowe's picking through the Olympic paint chips. Here is Bonnie's photo of the paint chips:
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Not surprisingly, I had enough of the blues and greens that I didn't need to buy any extra.

But I was short on orange, and I'm still not sure these are the best match to the color cards:

Bonnie recommends "shirtings" for the background. Hooray, I will have to shop for more of those!

Linking up to Kim's Big Quilting Adventure Scrap Basket Sunday.

Scrap Basket Sunday

The first clue for Celtic Solstice goes "live" on Friday, November 29. Good thing I don't shop that day, because I'll be busy cutting and sewing my "Celtic Solstice!"

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  1. I was at Goodwill today looking to augment my supply of neutrals (men's shirts!). My stash was kind to me. My favorite quilt store had a sale last Monday and I picked up a few suitable things; another favorite quilt store is having a sale next Friday and I hope to pick up a few more things there. The stars are all aligning properly...

  2. What a great way to choose colours for a quilt. Makes perfect sense when you think about it. I'll watch this one with interest. :o)

  3. Always a shame when you have to go shopping!!! (NOT) love the colours you have so far - looks like it will be very bright

  4. Bonnie Hunter's mysteries are spectator sports for me; I'll be watching. I sure can see how the colors tempted you.

  5. Oh I am doing her quilt too! I have never joined in on one before so looking forward to it. Having a little difficulty picking my fabrics so was happy to see some of your picks. Think it may help me decide. I love following your blog!

    1. Thanks, Linda -- I am trying to finish my "Easy Street" from last year before I begin this one!


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