I’ve decided to play along with Bonnie Hunter’s Christmas Lights mystery quilt–only I’m using my batik scraps. I’ve started my Four Patches with assorted lights and med/darks and I found enough of the green batik for the green print in the background below.
Next, I want to substitute purple for the black print #1 because I have lots of purple batik–not so much black batik. I think I can find enough magenta for the red tone-on-tone, but I’m not sure what to do about the gold tone-on-tone. I don’t have much gold-yellowish batiks, so I may have to substitute something else there. I’ll probably wait to have blocks done before I look for my border batik.
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Tell me, what’s your experience been with substituting colors in mystery quilts? Have you been happy with the end result? Leave your answer in a comment.