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What’s on My Design Wall – En Provence Edition

Bonnie Hunter is hosting her annual mystery quilt. This year it is En Provence in purple, lavender, green, yellow, magenta and of course neutrals. Information about the mystery quilt can be found HERE.

Since I haven’t spent much time quilting this year, I’m hoping the mystery will get me going again. But as with most mystery quilts I do, I’m pulling from my stash. Although I love the mystery colors, I didn’t find enough for the quilt in my stash. Shopping is not an option, so I thought I would have to sit this one out (and I still need to finish Aletaire).  While I was contemplating alternative color schemes, someone on Facebook said they were going to use Christmas colors.


Yes, I can do this. Dark/kelly green for Purple, light green for lavender, red instead of green, lean my yellows toward dark/gold. Neutrals should stay the same.  But what to use for magenta? Taking a que from the Nutcracker fabric my sister gave me for Christmas last year, I chose Royal Blue. It’s the only thing not from my stash — I used a gift certificate I was given in late January, and bought extra for binding and pillowcases – $0.89 with shipping.


This weekend I started by cutting strips, then squares. I know, Bonnie said sew strips together then cut, but I need some leader/enders to finish up Alietare.  Two 4-patches are made. I have a way to go to get all my 4-patches done.  Let’s hope they aren’t need for Clue 2 on Friday.

Head over to the Mystery Link Up to see how others are doing on their quilt — and remember it’s not to late to join.

I’ve also linked to Judy’s Design Wall Monday. I’m guessing there will be lots of 4-patches.

8 Thoughts on “What’s on My Design Wall – En Provence Edition

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing your quilt with your beautiful Christmas fabrics. Happy sewing!

  2. Some great fabrics here, so fun. I like the way you sew the fourpatches. I willstart my first blocks tonight.

  3. I like those colors!

  4. I already did my Celtic Solstice in Christmas Colors. I am just trading the Yellow for a Baby Blue and my Magenta is a lighter shade of Pink. Nice to see you back stitching!

  5. Christmas colors will be pretty!

  6. Oh, that’s going to be beautiful! The blue is going to be the perfect accent color.

  7. A Christmas version should be fun!

  8. Fun neutrals!

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