Sunday, October 19, 2014

Making Grand Illusion: Colors

Yippee!  It's time for the next Bonnie Hunter mystery!  She gave us a nice surprise by announcing the name and posting her colors and required yardage a few days earlier than in years past.

This year's mystery is called Grand Illusion.  Here is a link to her Intro with colors and yardage:
Quiltville's Grand Illusion Intro

With Bonnie's mysteries, sometimes her colors call to me, such as Easy Street.  I had to make that quilt based on the colors alone LOL.  Sometimes, the colors don't speak to me at all or I have been inspired by another color scheme and I switch out the colors, such as with Celtic Solstice.  This year, I liked some of the colors she chose, but not others, so I'm mixing things up and making the colors mine.

Not wanting to rush anything, I gave myself time to consider my color choices.  One person on Quiltville's Open Studio swapped the pink for purple, and I really liked that.  But then I'd have a quilt with green, teal, and purple again, which is already in Easy Street and I didn't want my colors to be too similar.  I hemmed and hawed, until one night while binding a quilt I looked over at the spools of thread I had on the table.  There was a spool of bright green and a spool of bright blue sitting next to each other, and I loved the way they looked.  Then it hit me... these would be great colors to use for my Grand Illusion quilt!

Without further ado, here are my colors for Grand Illusion:

I will keep the black and the yellow that Bonnie indicated.  I'm keeping my neutrals white, I have a mix of white-on-white fabrics and some with a light print and a white background.  I will swap purple in place of pink.  My greens are brighter, and I'm using bright blue instead of teal.  My colors are jewel tones, and I think it's going to look very nice.  :)