Sunday, March 30, 2008

Orange Crush Mystery Quilt and Spring Batik Block Swap

Orange Crush cans

I am getting ready to participate in the Orange Crush Mystery that Bonnie Hunter has on her Quiltville website. Opening day is April 1 - don't know how much I will be able to do that day since that is DH's birthday, but I'll get started soon after that. After a shopping trip yesterday in Charlottesville, VA after DH ran in a 10-mile race there I now have my fabrics - My main fabrics for Quiltville's Orange Crush Mystery Quilt I was unsure about the green fabric because it might not read as a single color, but I really like the design and with there being a bit of yellow that connects it to the orange/yellow batik, and bit of black that connects it to the black fabric I'm hoping it will work. Not sure which of the blues I will use for the accent - I guess I'll decide that as we go along. I have never done a mystery before, though I did follow along with Bonnie's last one. Along with these fabrics we will be using a lot of light and dark scraps. I have some small pieces of lights and darks selected but haven't cut them yet. Bonnie has said we can cut them into 2" strips, as well as some 3.5" strips of the darks. Since she hasn't said yet what length to cut the pieces from these strips I am waiting on that. If need be I can use various light and dark fat quarters rather than these smaller pieces that I have selected. I doubt that I will be able to keep up with the others doing this mystery since I have several other quilts and quilt projedts underway, but I'll work along on it as I can. Part of the fun of doing this will be all the back-and-forth between the participants on Bonnie's chat group. This will be a new experience for me because I've not really made a scrap quilt before. I did make the BargelloBowl quilt with Bonnie's group, but I don't think it would be considered a "scrap" quilt. I'm making several quilts with lots of different fabrics, but I'm not sure that they would be considered scrap quilts.

I also am working on 5 blocks for the Spring Batik Block Swap on Carol Doak's Yahoo group. Here are the first two that I have finished. This one is #102 from her 300 Paper-Pieced Quilt Blocks - Spring Batik Block Swap - block 1 This one is #162 from the same book - Spring Batik Block Swap - #2 Each of these blocks is supposed to have some green in it and the block is supposed to represent spring - and of course be a Carol Doak design.

9 comments:

Debbi said...

I like your fabric choices. The green adds a nice pop. The pattern seems very consistent so doesn't make it read other colors than green, so I think it will work. Like your paper piecing too.

Kristie said...

I LOVE your fabric choices for the Orange Crush quilt. I don't have mine ready yet, so as usual, I will be behind. It is hard to really choose the fabrics when you don't have a clue what the pattern is. But I guess that is part of the fun of it.

I really like your blocks, very nice. I have been paper piecing my Civil War Diary blocks...
Kristie

togetheron4949 said...

Well, hello. I am also in the 2008 Spring Batik swap and I also have a flickr account. I was reading your post on the mac account and clicked on all your links. I live in Hendersonville, NC. My flickr account is www.flickr.com/photos/ntrquilter. I'm sure we will be in touch one way or another.
Nancy in NC

Jen said...

Those blocks look GREAT!!

Suzan said...

Great fabric choices! I can't wait to see the finished product.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Yipppeeee....so glad you are doing Bonnie's mystery too. Don't tell anyone, but I'm ready for the second clue already....hehehhee... I'll just have to hang in there a couple of weeks now....

Sølvi said...

I love all of your mysteri fabrics!

Tracy said...

I love your fabrics too! I don't think they have too much pattern.

The blocks are amazing!

I can't wait to see your OC come together with those beautiful fabrics!

Glad we are almost neighbors!

Kyra said...

Thanks for sharing these pics! I do like the #162!

Best, Kyra
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