Monday, November 23, 2009

Carolina Christmas or Double Delight!?

Last week I was asked if I was going to participate in Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt Carolina Christmas. I love Bonnie's patterns, but my plate is full so, I said no.

However, quilters have been known to change their mind and I might be convinced to play along. With all the chatter on the Quiltville list I've been pondering colors. One of my personal rules is mystery quilts have to come from stash. I have lots of pink and green, so pink and green with a white background, but what to use for the 3rd color? My husband suggested blue (hey I have a whole tote of blue), but then he qualified it "icy blue".

This is what I came up with:

When I found 2 hunks of the green totaling 3 yards I thought I'd use it to tie everything together instead of the selection of greens I had pulled.

It wasn't until I started this post that I realized I was looking at the instructions for Double Delight! You would think that either the title boldly printed on the top page or the fact that printout is nearly a quarter of an inch thick would have clued me in that I had the wrong pattern.

Double Delight! needs a 5th color and I have no idea what I would use. So, at this time I don't know which quilt I'll be making, or if I'll stick to working on something I already have in progress. I guess it will depend on how I feel about these colors after they sit together a while.


  1. I love those for Carolina Christmas. Add a pale beige as background, maybe. Or would you use white? I think if you do make one, I would go with the current mystery as the energy from the list will make it more fun.

  2. I love the colors and with the white background, ooohhh that is going to be stunning! I've been thinking of pink and purple and need to get busy pulling fabric.