Monday, February 13, 2017

En Provence - headed for the last linky





Today is the last linkup for En Provence  over at Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville's Quips and Snips.
Much as I'd hoped to have a finished top to show off, time was not on my side. 


I've actually got all the neutral 4-patches sewn, and am starting to assemble those final borders.  Nine blocks was a great plenty for a useful sized quilt, so I'm not going for the full sixteen blocks of Bonnie's pattern.


I substituted orange for the magenta, and used blues instead of the greens, and I'm very happy with how it's coming out.  (In real life, the orange isn't quite so flare-y, and the yellows aren't quite so bright.   Not to mention that the purples look more purple, too.  My camera doesn't like this quilt at all...)
Once again, my thanks to Bonnie Hunter for a wonderful mystery quilt!  This adventure takes me right out of my comfort zone - making components with no idea what the blocks will look like.  It's also a real exercise in trust, what with all the fabric and time invested in the great unknown.
Last year I made Allietare, and this year it's En Provence.  I've very pleased with both!
So head on over to Bonnie's place for the last linkup.  Enjoy the fruits of our labor!

15 comments:

Da Momma said...

HI Mangofeet, love the ORANGE, makes the quilt, what fun!!

Chantal L. said...

Well, you can tell your camera it has no taste at all and wouldn't know a great quilt if it were hanging at the tip of its lens! There! I've said it. I do love the flare-y orange, the purplish purples (It does show up as purple on my monitor) and the bright yellows. Gosh! I love it all. Great work! ;^)

The Joyful Quilter said...

You got WAY closer to done than I did, Gayle!! Nice work on the color substitutions, too!

Shannon said...

GOOD JOB!! I love the colors you picked!

Angie Reyes said...

I love how the orange makes it pop. And those blues too!

Vireya said...

Beautiful result, even if your camera doesn't like it. Mine refuses to photograph purple properly - perhaps yours is related.

Ariane said...

Your En Provence quilt is looking so great! I love the colors you chose. I'm getting further ahead with mine too. I'm excited to see it all put together. Thanks for the inspiration.

Libby in TN said...

Great job, Gayle! Your color choices are spot on. You got a LOT further than I did!

Sally Trude said...

Orange...such a surprising substitution! And your quilt looks awesome even through a hateful camera lens.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Beautiful - I love that you can build a complicated quilt out of fairly simple blocks.

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

It's gorgeous ! I don't participate in these but seeing how fast you ladies who do work just amazes me :)

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful - I think your substitutions were a good idea.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love this! Your colour combo works beautifully Gayle!

Kate said...

Beautiful version of En Provence. You aren't far from finished. That's a lot of little pieces and a lot of seams.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Nice! Your colors are very unique!