Thursday, November 24, 2022

A New Quiltville Mystery

The fabric requirements for this year's Quiltville mystery have been posted here and tomorrow the first sewing step will be posted. It's official name is "Chilhowie" which I have already shortened to "Chill". And my version of chill will be an extreme scrap version according to value only. I haven't yet made a mystery quilt according to value only, so the challenge really interests me.

I’ll be pulling fabrics from my scrap backet and using up whatever is in there according to 4 categories:
Light (for white/neutral)
Medium light (for aqua)
Medium dark (for orange)
Dark (for purple)

What kind of quilt do you think this could become?!? 


I have no idea if this will work, or become a hot mess express (which might be the real name of my quilt!), but I’m excited to try out this idea. It will take me longer in terms of cutting for each step (vs. using fat quarters or yardage) but it will make me happy to turn my wealth of scrappy treasures into a quilt!


One more sleep till we roll!

Who's in!?!?

14 comments:

Kathy S. said...

Oh Kathy! This is a great idea. Because there aren't that many colors in this mystery, I was thinking of doing a similar endeavor:

Neutrals for neutrals
Hot colors for orange
Cool colors for aqua
Medium Grey for purple

I too was wondering if it would be fun/scrappy or a HOT MESS! I have already names a quilt hot mess. Guess I could have another. I used the bulk of my aqua scraps for my Gobble Gobble quilt that I finished in February (and posted again today). I'm still sitting on the fence if I'm in or out, so I am thinking about making half of the units.

julieQ said...

I am in !!! I am using Bonnie's colors. Hurrah! Can't wait to see what you light, medium and darks will do...gorgeous, I am sure!

ButterZ said...

Oh fantastic. It will be one big happy scrappy mess. I love using my scraps for these but I do stay within the colour theme. Have fun.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Sounds like a good way to bust some stash. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

sue s said...

Still on the fence with this one but if I do it I will sub navy blues for the purples. And maybe make a lap version. Or....

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Well, I cannot say I am in… but I did download the information sheet…. I may do it in 2023! I like the colors she chose. Hugs

Michelle said...

Sounds like a fun experiment! Might be a hot mess. Might be totally brilliant!

tubakk said...

A great idea. I might give it a try with those rules.

Diana Breed said...

I was considering the very same thing! I'll be interested in your as I won't be able to start on Friday.

Mary Bolton said...

Maybe.....?

Deanna W said...

Oh your idea gives me an idea....what if I did it all in shades of blue!!! Hmmm...I might be in!!

liz said...

That's such a good idea. My scrap bag is over flowing over
I may copy you. Thank you for sharing

scraphappy said...

Very few things are more fun than a big basket of scraps. Looking forward to seeing how all of these come together in the mystery quilt.

Sally Trude said...

I think you are on the right track. I love to overanalyze everything…so I was looking at other split complementary choices. Then looked at yardage amounts and was floored to see mostly white…and then a light, medium and dark.