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Thread: Good Fortune -- Bonnie Hunter Mystery begins!!

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    Good Fortune -- Bonnie Hunter Mystery begins!!

    I am very, very happy to see that the new Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt is up and running. I am ready to leave work just to check my fabric to see what I have and what I need. But I will be a good girl and keep working.
    I suspect my trick or treating plans will be delayed.... Perhaps this is the year I actually do the quilt.

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2018/...e-mystery.html

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    I agree maybe this year instead of just looking I too will join in, ha!!
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    I love looking at everyone's quilts but I have too many other quilts in the works to do.

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    So looking at the colors I am thinking of changing some colors up. Is this the place to ask for advise?
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    Thanks for posting, I totally forgot that the paint chips came out today. Interesting colors. Alot of orange. That will be different. I may have to go with this one. Off to Lowes tomorrow morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmputerdazed View Post
    So looking at the colors I am thinking of changing some colors up. Is this the place to ask for advise?
    Sure! You can start your own thread, too. The Quilting Board venue is always a great place to get advise.

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    What colors are your thinking about?
    Quote Originally Posted by cmputerdazed View Post
    So looking at the colors I am thinking of changing some colors up. Is this the place to ask for advise?
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    I am absolutely changing the colors I use for my quilt. I am going to use black / white /and silver ("and variations there of" yes another DW quote, lol) I am going to follow it a little differently this time too. Usually I keep up or try w/ each clue to the same amount I am planning on (100% or 75% or whatever I decided for that mystery) This time I plan on putting more of myself in it then previous times and any of you that know me (boomers) know I am all about the fussy cutting and the geometrics and never met a stripe I didn't love. So this go round I am going to only do a handful of each clue w/ stand in colors (most likely solids or near solids of black white and grey) until the reveal where I can really see how best to place my geometrics and fussy cuts. This will give me much more work on the back end, but I will be able to work on my great niece and nephews quilts between now and the reveal.

    So what are you guys planning on?
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    I'm undecided about the red, but this is what I've come up with so far. Any suggestions on the red would be appreciated. The floral red is closer to Bonnie's red than the TOT, and has green and gold in it, but I'm not sure about it being the only print in the group. I don't like orange and since that will be predominant, I opted for gold.

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    I like the colors but I haven’t decided if I am joining this year.
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    Kass, that sounds like a great plan! I have been looking on line all day; what I would like to do is find yardage that I love and try a single fabric per color version and see what that's like.

    I also have a possibility in my stash. It's a FQ bundle I've had for years with no inclination of what to do with it. It has the appropriate number of colors of similar value. I went through my stash for supplemental fabrics and would have enough. But it's a busy group of fabrics and I might run into trouble if the quilt is in very small pieces. My red would be more orange and my orange would be more yellow. My green is also much yellower, and the blue very grayed. It looks quite dreary compared to Bonnie's palette, but . . . I wouldn't have to buy anything.
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    Belfrybat, I think just one print would be fine, but I think the blender red has a better intensity for the group. They look good!
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    Joe'smom, I like your FQ bundle but I would trade out the blue, to something more vibrant.

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    I like the tonal red better
    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    I'm undecided about the red, but this is what I've come up with so far. Any suggestions on the red would be appreciated. The floral red is closer to Bonnie's red than the TOT, and has green and gold in it, but I'm not sure about it being the only print in the group. I don't like orange and since that will be predominant, I opted for gold.

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    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    BH's quilts are sooooo busy I prefer yardage personally, and have always done them w/ yardage. I like your bundle but worry about how many large, med/large prints some are speculating the piecing is going to be even smaller then usual for this quilt based on a couple of her comments and the yardage / stated size, if that is accurate your colors of piecing may be "off"
    Quote Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
    Kass, that sounds like a great plan! I have been looking on line all day; what I would like to do is find yardage that I love and try a single fabric per color version and see what that's like.

    I also have a possibility in my stash. It's a FQ bundle I've had for years with no inclination of what to do with it. It has the appropriate number of colors of similar value. I went through my stash for supplemental fabrics and would have enough. But it's a busy group of fabrics and I might run into trouble if the quilt is in very small pieces. My red would be more orange and my orange would be more yellow. My green is also much yellower, and the blue very grayed. It looks quite dreary compared to Bonnie's palette, but . . . I wouldn't have to buy anything.
    "Never cruel, nor cowardly, never give up, never give in."

    Let's take care of the Earth, it is the only planet that for sure has Chocolate.

    Sonic screwdrivers, fez, bow ties, and Stetsons are cool.

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    Always a fun part of the mystery to see everyone pull out their fabrics and ruminate over choices. I like the idea of maybe using yardage. I've made a lot of scrap quilts recently and think I need a break.

    I've done the last 3 mysteries; Alietare was my favorite, I made 3 En Provence at the same time, but Ringo Lake wore me out. I thought I'd sit this mystery out. I am making good progress on my UFOs and have a Notre Dame T-shirt quilt in my near future that I fear will take up a great deal of time.

    However, my SIL likes orange so **if** I did decide to jump in and switched -- the fabric requirement for Neutrals is so large I was thinking I'd switch Neutral to Orange but... then what would I sub for the Orange? I'd think it would have to be something close to red on the color wheel -- but darker than Orange, maybe purple?

    Also need a baby/toddler quilt soon so my 2nd idea was to completely switch up the colors and make 1/4 of the clues - something manageable that would let me keep chunking away at my UFOs, then I could border the quilt and it would be a good baby size... but I'm concerned with so few blocks the pattern - or 2ndary pattern if there is one - would be lost.

    Oh, what to do. I guess I have 3 weeks to figure it out.

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    In case anyone was as confused as I was, this isn't the official thread for the mystery quilt. Mariposa will start the official thread in Challenges and Contests.

    AmyBible, you did 3 En Provence at the same time! I can't even imagine.
    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I love looking at everyone's quilts but I have too many other quilts in the works to do.
    Same with me.............I dare not even look at another mystery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
    In case anyone was as confused as I was, this isn't the official thread for the mystery quilt. Mariposa will start the official thread in Challenges and Contests.
    The new group thread is available! https://www.quiltingboard.com/quilti...ml#post8153379
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    I am on the fence. I do not need another quilt. I could make it patriotic for donation. I do not like like the small sizes of her units tho. I can easily charge units when the whole pattern is available.

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