This is a picture of my clue 5 pieces. I hope I used enough variety in these pieces. I really love the turquoise and purple together, and I can't wait to see how it all looks together, when we add the green and other pieces to the whole. I know this will be a beautiful quilt, because all of Bonnie Hunter's designs are georgous. I am so happy I used Bonnie's colors, except her gray I changed for an orangle/yellow print that is as saturated as the other colors. Without seeing her quilt (after all, this is a mystery) I think gray would be dull. At least, the gray I had in my stash was a downer for sure. I have laid out some of the pieces from all five clues and still have no idea what this quilt will look like. I understand we now have over half of the quilt made. I guess I can wait a while longer.
On another note, one reason I am glad Christmas is almost over. Turtlenecks. I hate them. I only wear turtlenecks from Thanksgiving until Christmas each year. I hate having that fabric directly under my chin. I always feel like I am strangling to death. If it wasn't tradition I would give all mine to Goodwill and never look back. I love my Christmas sweaters and I wish they had a design on them that I could wear all winter. I also love the Christmas denim jumper I am wearing in the picture. I bought the jumper at Goodwill a couple of years ago and machine embroidered Santa's sleigh on the bodice and each of the nine reindeer around the hem. I got the designs from Embroidery Library (emblibrary.com). I got the Christmas blouse at Goodwill too. My friend Diane took that picture at work the other day. Sorry the picture is on its side but I couldn't see any way to change that.