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Monday, November 28, 2016

En Provence!

Three things to be happy about:
(1) leftover spaghetti and meatballs (they taste even better the second day!)
(2) tea tree aromatherapy blend
(3) getting safely home after a trip

I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving and, if you went away, I hope you arrived home safely!

Yesterday I was able to start on step 1 of the En Provence mystery!

First of course I went to my 2" strip bin, pulled a lot of strips from there that I just cut into smaller lengths and sewed together into pairs.

I'll use as much of those as I can before I start cutting into yardage.

I found this Christmas fabric in there that I can fussy cut, I like the texture that the dove wings will add to my 4 patches!

Any little odd pieces that are neither fish nor fowl can be tossed into the strings bin.

Ye olde brown paper bag test - these will do just fine as neutrals!

I like adding little odd prints in my quilts!  I can work around some of the larger printed areas.

This fabric is printed with vintage cereals but when I was a kid I don't remember seeing Pep cereal, this even had a toy inside.

But on the other hand mama never fed us cold cereal anyway ... it was either a plate of hot grits - or a plate of hot grits!

Sewing neutral strips to neutral strips...

looking good!

Sixteen 4-patches done, can you see the dove wings?  I may need to rethink some of my neutrals but for now, it's a start!

I will be linking up with Bonnie Hunter's En Provence Linky party so you can see what other participants are doing!

Sew forth and sew on til later...


  1. A great start - good luck with the rest.

  2. Your neutrals will be like and "I-spy" quilt. Love it!

  3. fun prints - I like adding fun fabrics that make you smile later.

  4. You're off to a great start Linda! I'm still dithering about whether or not I'm doing the mystery this year. Dither...dither.

  5. Love!! Your neutrals are way more interesting than mine. (Must dig deeper!)

  6. Like your neutrals. I haven't picked out fabric yet. Just waiting for some motivation.

  7. I'd love to know why some foods just taste better the next day!

    Pretty neutrals. That's a great variety of fabrics.

  8. I think your neutrals are very Bonniesque! You know what I mean....she would use them for sure!

  9. How fun is this?! I cant wait to see what you put together in the next clue!

  10. I am really loving your neutrals. I just can't be that bold with my neutrals, but, I've come a long way from where I used to be be -- all white on white or cream on cream......slowly, ever so slowly. I'm enjoying watching everyone's progress -- I'm sitting this one out. I just have far too many ufo's that I need to finish first.


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