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Monday, November 28, 2016

Confetti Quilt progress...

Last week I took this quilt top to the quilt shop to
find something for the border.
I knew it was going to be a challenge...
and it was.

I finally settled on this polka dot batik and like it okay.
It's going to be a boy quilt,
but it looks more feminine to me now.


I used some Ombre fabrics for the "confetti" pieces in the quilt,
going from dark down to light.

The border fabric has all of the quilt colors in the polka dots.

I think I'm going to do straight line quilting down the
white zigzag rows.

Time to start quilting!

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For the first time, I've decided to participate
in Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt.
(link on sidebar)

I was really drawn to the colors in this one,
which is odd...
I am not usually a fan of purple.

The first clue is underway.


Four patches made from 2" strips.

I have around 70 of the 221 sewn together. 
Guess what I'll be working on today!
Here is a link to the Mystery link-up so you can see other
quilters progress.

I am also linking to Patchwork Times today.
Hop over to see what others are creating.

Happy Quilting!

28 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I am not drawn to the purple/yellow/green combination of this mystery quilt so I am collecting the directions and will wait until it is finished and see what it looks like - then I can substitute colors I do like. I really never make a mystery quilt I'm not good with color and need to see what I am making before I cut!

Frances Meredith said...

Great to see you join in the fun of the Mystery Quilt!

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Great start on the mystery, I like your neutrals!

Vicki in MN said...

It will be fun to see the mystery quilt come together. I am not doing that one, but decided to try a small version of the one at My Carolina Home. I need to get my pieces cut in the next couple days!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Love your neutrals!

Angela Neff said...

Looking good!

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SHIRL TOTOS said...

Very nice start, the neutrals will look great in the quilt. I'm starting mine today. Have Fun!

Monica said...

En Provence looks like it's off to a great start. Plenty left to fill in the time until the next clue, I see!

Rebecca Grace said...

I like your border fabric, and I don't think it looks feminine at all! Maybe a bright red solid for the binding? As for that En Provence mystery quilt... Everyone seems to have caught that bug except me, and I'm not allowed to start anything new until I finish something (yeah, right -- that's what I keep telling myself, anyway!).

Nann said...

Such delicious colors! And the batik border is perfect.
I will sit back and enjoy everyone's En Provence progress.

Needled Mom said...

I like it and don't think it looks "girlish". Great job on your 4 patches too.

maggie fellow said...

great neutrals

Teresa in Music City said...

I agree with the others - the border actually enhances the boyish charm of this quilt. Not feminine at all. Good luck on En Provence - BH's mysteries are always so much fun, no matter how they turn out - which is usually wonderful :). I'm playing along this year with a limited number of blocks for a small version.

gayle said...

You have a great collection of neutrals there!
And I think your border for the quilt is perfect. I love the way it ties all the colors together in a big happy frame.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Beautiful variety of neutrals!

Deb said...

Beautiful neutrals, kinda jealous I decided to keep them calm.

Churn Dash said...

Your neutrals look great, and you've a good start on the four patches.

I wonder what we have in store for us?

Helen

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Your confetti is a great quilt! and the 4 patches - you go!

Jeanette said...

Lovely selection of neutrals. Great start to your first Quiltsville mystery.

Vireya said...

Congratulations on jumping in to your first Bonnie mystery. Be warned, they are addictive!

Your zig-zag quilt looks great. I love the ombre fabric.

Julie said...

I was SO tempted on Bonnie's mystery this year, but looked at my list of things to get done and decided to wait and see. I love purple! I have done two of the mysteries, one I loved, one I dislike and can't decide what to do with it. The other quilt is wonderful and I like the border!

Kate said...

You've gotten a good start on the 4 patches and have some lovely neutrals laid out to use. Hope you made more headway today.

pat said...

Great start . . .

Dar said...

Your Confetti quilt looks good to me. Love the border fabric too. You have a good start to the Bonnie mystery. I am taking the "wait and see" approach this time because I still have way too many UFOs to work on. Still haven't finished one of Bonnie's older mysteries.

Iva Kučerová said...

Love your neutrals - my favorit is with letters :)

Libby in TN said...

Trying your hand at a Bonnie mystery, huh? I'll be your support system if you'll be mine!

straythreads said...

border fabric is perfect. I think I have some of the same neutrals
have a great weekend