So the final clue has been given, the mystery has been revealed. One of the risks you run when you participate in a mystery quilt is that you might not like it. And that's kind of a big deal as you have invested a lot of time and fabric. Well, I'm really on the fence with this one. While the colors have grown on me, I'm not a big fan of "twirly" blocks so I'm not sure where that leaves me.
One of the things I had to fix was to rip out all the center 4-patch blocks. I was very intrigued by where and how these blocks would fit in. Since we had to do 25 I kind of figured they would be the centers of the blocks. But they should have been 2 aqua and 2 yellow blocks - no black. No wonder I was intrigued, the blocks were wrong!! So I had to rip these apart, cut more aqua squares and re-do the blocks. Didn't take too long.
So this is what the center of the block looks like - I do like these colors.
In the picture below it's interesing to me to see the difference the green makes. The blocks on the left look much more pink and black and not nearly as blended as the others. I like the blocks better with the green sashings.
So I made enough units to make 16 blocks which will be plenty big for me. Bonnie's quilts are always so big I never make the total number of units for each clue.
I'm still not sure about the border, it just doesn't do anything for me. I've had to put this away for now, but I will play aournd with the border blocks when I get back to this. As I've said before, this is my 5th mystery. For the first few years I waited until the reveal to see if I wanted to make it. But the last 2 years I've jumped in and played along not knowing if I would like the quilt or not.
I'm glad I played along even if I'm kind of under-whelmed at this point. I know a lot of people really love the way this quilt turned out. It is a happy quilt and I promise I will finish it - the blocks are all done and pressed. Thanks Bonnie for another fun project.