These colours have been occupying me today:
I was very surprised to discover this morning that the mystery was a mystery no more! Bonnie released the final step last night, but I'd been up for over an hour this morning before I received an email in which the writer casually mentioned she loved the final design.
The rest of the day was spent making a bunch of new units for the final step:
After consultation with a friend who is also doing the mystery, I know how many extra units of the previous clues I will need to make to complete a 3x3 grid of the blocks. I have a couple of the blocks and the sashing pieces pinned to the design wall, but I won't post the photo until they are sewn together. I think they will look good, but not everyone is convinced. I was asked if they actually made a pattern? I sure hope so after all this!