You are allowed to remind me that I said I wasn’t going to do any more mysteries after three disappointments ( here, here, and here). But this one sounds different. Moira, of The Quilted Snail, is leading an improv mystery. (The link goes to her first clue, Jan 11; next one coming up Jan 25. If you want to join in, click on the label “2015 mystery quilt” at the bottom of her post to get the earlier posts about fabric selection.) I started yesterday, and am now ready for clue #2.
I found the discussion of “neutral” odd and reinterpreted it to “colors you want to show up most” since 1/2 yard was needed of each. So I chose the medium and dark aqua for them. I have two backgrounds because I didn’t have 1 1/2 yards of any fabric that I liked for a background. Stash diving often leaves me with wrong amounts of fabrics in colors I want to use. When I’m lucky, I have more than one. When I’m not lucky, I change palettes or projects. Or shop.
The red is one of the six “other” colors (to be fat quarters or scraps). I have way more than six pulled–I”ll decide which to use when I see what is suggested to do with them.
You just don’t have that kind of control with an ordinary mystery.
Linking with Tuesday Archives since mystery quilts are the theme this week.