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Quiltville's En Provence Mystery Clue One Progress

The holiday season is here!  Bonnie released the first clue for her annual mystery quilt on Friday.  If you don't know who Bonnie is she is a fellow quilter who travels teaching other quilters.  She also has a blog and as a present, to her blog readers, she does a mystery quilt each year.  Now Bonnie is a scrappy quilter and I normally do scrappy quilts too.  The problem is my scraps are getting low and a few of the colors she's using this year are already pulled for another quilt.  So I'm opting to do a non-scrappy quilt this year.  It's still going to be unique trust me.

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If this is your first time hearing of the mystery you still have time to join us.  You can find the colors and fabric requirements as well as the first clue here.  If you are wondering how on earth you can keep up during the holiday season you can do what I'm doing and just do half of the units.  I'll end up with a smaller quilt but hopefully, I will be able to keep up.

So let's look at what I picked for my fabrics for the first clue.

These are my neutrals.  The top one is from Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  I have been in love with this line of fabric since I saw it on Instagram during spring quilt market.  I knew this had to be one of my fabrics for this quilt.  They have another fabric that is covered in machines but the scale didn't work with clue one.  The bottom fabric is from Quilting Treasures.  I thought the thimbles paired well with the old Singer emblem.  My other fabrics are very modern so the jauxtapostion with these vintage style fabrics I hope will set my quilt apart.

So let's look at clue one's units.  I need to make 110 of these.

I'm happy that Bonnie is easing us in with this first clue.  I picked up my fabrics Friday at my LQS's Black Friday sale so I wasn't exactly ready when the clue went live.  I'm hoping I'm ready for clue two, I am planning on doing ice dying for the rest of the fabrics for this quilt.  I'm doing the units as leader enders while I work on my other projects.  This weekend I got 42 units made and pressed open.  I have 68 units left and should be able to knock those out before Friday.

I'm linking this post to Bonnie's link party.  If you are coming from the party thank you for checking out what I'm up to.  I invite you to browse at some of my other projects.  I have quilts, small projects, and vintage sewing machine posts.

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Would you like to comment?

  1. Cannot wait to see how this one comes out!

  2. Those are going to look great in the project!

  3. I love your vintage inspired fabrics!

  4. Oh, wow, I need that Singer fabric! Not for the mystery, but for my sewing room. I'll have to go looking for it now.