I had a blast working on Bonnie Hunter's mystery this year. She is so very kind to host it every holiday season free of charge for anyone that stops by her blog. I hadn't participated in several years, but now I think I'm hooked. It was such fun to work on the same quilt as hundreds of other people around the globe. And it was liberating to just make units with no idea what the final quilt would look like.
I decided to make my quilt smaller so I could use it as a wall hanging. This had the added benefit of not needing to make as many units to keep up with the weekly clues. When the reveal came out, I rearranged some things so the design still looks complete in the smaller size.
This quilt was just begging to be quilted with feathers. The design is Feather Flourish, and it adds just the right touch of elegance. I can easily see this design becoming a customer favorite.
I'm a big believer in labeling my quilts. Every quilt has a story, and I like to include that story on the label. This time, the label reads:
This is my take on Bonnie Hunter's 2016 mystery: En Provence.
I changed the colors and tweaked the design to add my own flair.
Pieced and quilted by Bobbi Bridgeman.
The colors in this quilt were inspired by a sunset.
Gallatin Gateway, Montana
Completed February 2017
When I finished the quilt top, I had some extra units and scraps of fabric left over. I love to use up all of those little pieces on the back of the quilt. I made up some blocks and pulled a couple of solids from my stash to go around them. I always enjoy seeing the way quilting pops on solid fabrics.
I enjoyed the process of making this quilt so much. I'm already getting excited for the next mystery. In the meantime, I have plenty of other projects to keep me busy.