Last year I invited friends over every Friday during December and January so we could sew on the current Bonnie Hunter (www.quiltville.blogspot.com) mystery. I didn't love the finished quilt, even though I loved my colors. It was just too busy for my style. I also used the exact colors that Bonnie is using this year! That's happened twice now. So, do I play along or not? Here are some of my block units from last year:
One friend is going to work on Bonnie's Carolina Christmas quilt. She owns the book and knows what it will look like, but I still had the mystery pattern and gave her the cutting clues so she has everything cut and ready to go for each week. She will sew along every Friday with a new clue.
This is a picture of one-quarter of my Carolina Christmas quilt. It was her mystery in 2009. It is in Bonnie's book, Scraps & Shirttails II, available on her website: www.quiltville.com.
Several friends have said they're not going to do this year's mystery. I'm leaning toward a one-quarter size quilt so I can play along and be excited about the clues without committing as much time this year. I've got a lot of fun sewing to catch up on since I spent so much time in pattern writing this year. Our daughter is coming home for Thanksgiving as well, so I definitely won't be starting on time.
If I decide to play along, I'm leaning toward the following colors:
Grey Grey blue
What do you think? Are you playing along this year? Are you using Bonnie's colors or have you changed things up a bit?