Monday, December 12, 2016

Mystery Monday Link-up! En Provence! Part 3!!

Welcome to Part THREE of the En Provence Mystery!!  When I asked about the potential name for my (eventual) quilt last week, I got an unexpected response from my friend, Chantel, over on At the Corner of Scrap and Quilts Blog.  HERE is what she had to say about Autumn in Provence with a side note about my colors:

"I think it is an excellent name for a quilt. Personally, I think you need some blue in there, just a touch, because in Autumn the sky is blue. Good luck with the fabric hunt."   ;^)

Thank you again, Chantel, for your insightful comment!!

And... if you are wondering what I replied:

"Hmm... thanks for that suggestion.  I think I know just where I want to put it.  ("It" referring to the light blue, of course.)

To that end, I stopped by the quilt shop after bee on Thursday to purchase a nice "sky" blue for my background:

It's slow going here in Joyful Quilterland.  This is, by far, the LEAST amount of sewing I've done for a Bonnie Mystery since I started doing them in 2014!

I should be ashamed of myself, but I feel powerless.  And, I actually WAS (truly power-less) for an entire month after returning from Quilt Camp!!  The master switch is BEHIND the sewing table and I haven't crawled back there to plug the machine in.  Although, last week I devised a temporary fix until I can find the energy and flexibility to reach the cords.

Here's hoping that means some sewing will follow!!!

Hooray!!!  I got THIS much sewing done on Friday afternoon:

Yes, I realize it's not much, however...

SOME sewing is better than NO sewing, so there is that!!  :o))

On Sunday, there was a 40% off SALE at the quilt shop, SEW...

I went back and got a few more selections for my light and dark brown, as well as another gold (cheddar?) in case I choose to make a bigger quilt than I originally planned:

To have a look at any number of projects "just like Bonnie's", head over to the LINK-UP.  I'll catch up with you later.

Until next time...
Be mysterious!!!


  1. I love the colors you are using to make En Provence. I cannot wait to see how it turns out.

  2. We have to remember that the mystery isn't a race. Just save the directions and work at your own pace.

  3. This is a quilt that grows, maybe because the 4 patches are so easy and pretty. Good to have power back no matter which way it comes.

  4. I'm just doing enough parts each week to say I did some. Soooo busy sewing and knitting at this time of year, but I do want to play along, so I do the best I can!
    There'll be lots of time next month, eh? And maybe someone will crawl under your table and solve your power problem!

  5. Love this mystery idea - my first time!

  6. I can't wait to see your version! We do what we have to do when we can do it...right?

  7. You better get to crawlin - ha ha! LOVE your mystery colors!! It will be beautiful!


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