Saturday, October 25, 2014

Grand Illusion Preparation

Grand Illusion is Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt this year:

The mystery starts in about a month but Bonnie announced her colours a couple of weeks ago. Today I sorted through my fabrics to see what I had that matched her selections.

Medium to dark pinks:
Plenty of them.

I have a few.

Golden yellow:
Lots of them, although Bonnie used only one yellow fabric throughout her quilt. The only yellow I have lots of is the swirly one in the middle of the photo, which might have a bit too much white.

We also need neutrals and blacks. I have plenty of blacks, and I will use white for the neutral.

But this is the problem colour:
Bright, grassy green. That is all I have - a quarter metre of one, slightly less of another, and a tiny leftover from the border of last year's mystery. So, do I go shopping for some more greens, or change the colour scheme to suit the fabrics I have?


  1. Difficult decision. I changed the colour scheme last year, and the result was not all I'd hoped. On the other hand I'm not sure I want to make the same as everyone else either.

  2. I'm afraid I won't be much help - I changed the colors AND went shopping! Love your pinks!

  3. Tricky. I think I might participate in this mystery. I have strong sentimental attachments to the Grand Hotel.

  4. you have great fabrics for the Mistery, love them. Can't wait to see your quilt. This year I decided not to enter, as I haven't finished my Celtic Solstice yet. :( Hugs