I've learned a lot in the last year since I discovered quilting blogs, but I have learned the most from Bonnie Hunter and her quiltville.blogspot.com site. For the last few years around this time of year, she launches a quilt-along without revealing the final result until the end. This year's mystery is called "Orca Bay" and is inspired by this picture she took in Alaska. I love the colour combination so count me in!
This reminds me of the sunsets around here in BC, with the purply-blue mountains reflected in the water and the sun peaking through the clouds, with that lovely pink glow. Bonnie is suggesting pulling scraps of fabric in colours of red, blue, black and light neutrals. I think my choices are going to include a lot of pinky-purple in the red selections, and blue-purple for the blues. Black is going to be tough, I might have to buy some fat quarters or eighths.
Be sure to visit Bonnie's site for more information and consider joining the mystery club. I'm not setting any lofty goals - if I manage to complete a few blocks each week just to get the steps down pat, I'll be happy finishing it in 2012.