En Provence is the Bonnie Hunter Mystery I've been fretting over for the last few weeks. Different color choices were debated. There was a totally different color palette selected. And I wasn't sure I liked it. So I trekked off to the local fabric shop and went with Bonnie's original colors. I didn't have a magenta, or much for purples. Here is what I bought--
The magenta, five purples, and three neutrals. Okay, there are enough fabrics now. Step One was pretty easy--neutral 4 patches. I made a gadzillion of REALLY NEUTRAL 4 patches. I could have cut squares and saved myself the trouble, but I want to play nicely!
Step Two is published. RATS! I didn't read the directions ahead of time--I need Tri Recs rulers. Nope, I don't have a set. Amazon Prime to the rescue!
WOW--they arrived on Tuesday! Yippee. And it was downhill from there. I carefully watched Bonnie's video on how to use them. Then I cut and made two. Easy Peasy! So then I made 17 more. Yup--easy. I stopped to eat supper and watch the news. Went back to sew more. Hmmm---they LOOK like the others. Why is the other side not right? ARRRGGHHH! And being the patient person I am I did this--
I chucked them in the garbage! I hate diagonal seams. I hate paper piecing. This is like wonky diagonal seams that you paper piece! And you have to be exact! After a break (that involved chocolate) I watched the video AGAIN. I laid out a sample. And made 30 units. Whew! So I pulled the ones out of the trash to see what I could salvage. Most of them. So now I have this--
All of Step Two is done! And I only had a little of this--
Leftovers! My brain hurts. Which side do you use to think about this? Right? Left? I must be lacking whatever side it is! All though this I reminded myself how much I loved last year's Alletaire mystery. Remembered I need to challenge myself to try new things. Honestly--this was torture. Why--I'm not sure. But I have all of Step Two made!! WOOHOO!!
Are you making this mystery?