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Thread: Grand Illusion - Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt 2014

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    Super Member Podunk Princess's Avatar
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    Grand Illusion - Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt 2014

    It's that time of year again....in fact, it's a few days earlier than expected. Bonnie Hunter has posted her new mystery quilt introduction and fabric requirements. Since a separate thread was not yet posted, here's a place for us to talk about it and compare notes. The link to her website for the instructions is here:


    Looking forward to lots of fun and sharing again this year.
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    Thanks for posting this--I think I'm going to try this one. Not yet sure about colors--I'm not much of a yellow fan. But, we have time to think and plan.
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    Thanks for starting this thread Podunk! Angelia - the yellow is more of a gold color. I don't have anything close, in fact, I only had a few fat quarters of most of the colors. I don't usually buy such bright shades.
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    I just got the color card numbers and will look for them next time I can get to a Lowes. JeanieG, you don't necessarily have to use the brightest shades. You can go with the lighter colors on the color cards.

    Yes, Bonnie has the advantage of tons of people sending her scraps all the time. The rest of us... not so much. Maybe we can set up some sort of swap of these colors? 12" squares?

    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    I got the paint chips on my way home yesterday. Holy intense colors! I love the yellow: soft and buttery. The others, not so much. Then I picked out chips that are the same color, but not as bright. I will definitely have to do some shopping as I don't have those colors - bright or not - in my stash!

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    Thank you for the link. I will pick up the cards today. Will wait to buy fabric though. I am having hand surgery for terrible arthritis on Monday. Was told no sewing for three months. New fabric would be tooooo tempting. Lol

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    Wow, those brights will pop. I actually have most of the colors but the black/whites. May have to do this one.

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    Within a few of hours of receiving an email from an online quilting friend telling me that Bonnie surprised everyone by the early announcement, I was out picking up paint chips for myself and a few to mail to friends who don't live near a Lowe's. I got the paint chips in the mail to them right away. Yesterday I pulled all of the recommended colors from my stash. Now, to decide if I want to stay with those colors or change some of them out... I want to get the binding sewn on and hand-stitched down on my Celtic Solstice before Grand Illusion begins.

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    Princess: Thanks for starting this thread. Always so much fun to follow everyone's progress, especially the brave souls that choose their own color ways. All my fabric is chosen and waiting. The end of November seems like a long ways off.

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    I've never done a mystery quilt but am looking forward to this one. I love the colors, love that it was inspired by the grand hotel in Michigan.... since I live in Michigan. But I probably won't be able to keep up because of the LBB (Little Brown Bird) quilt that I'm working on. That one is intense. I'll probably print off the instructions and see how it's going before I can get dug in too far. But, I'm looking forward to seeing all your great pics as this goes along.
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