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    Bonnie Hunter has just posted the "yardage requirements"(she just uses up scraps) for a new mystery quilt. I have not done one of hers yet, but am thinking I might try this one. Anyone else up for this challenge?

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2010/...l-yardage.html

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    I'm afraid to look. Then I will have two in progress. Her Mystery quilts are awesome!

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    I'm going to peek! Not that I need another project either...

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    I'm going to peek! Not that I need another project either...

    danger, danger...you will be hooked ;-)

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    I would love to, but it calls for more colors than I have and I don't have money to buy any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I would love to, but it calls for more colors than I have and I don't have money to buy any.
    the cool thing about her quilts are, they aren't about color so much as value, and what you have on hand, or can collect by keeping you eyes open. Her quilts are about as true to the nature of quilting as you can get. Her quilts are big, but you can bring it down to your own needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I would love to, but it calls for more colors than I have and I don't have money to buy any.
    the cool thing about her quilts are, they aren't about color so much as value, and what you have on hand.
    It says 12-15 different fabrics of 3 different colors. I don't have that much fabric on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    I'm going to peek! Not that I need another project either...

    danger, danger...you will be hooked ;-)
    I could be hooked! I certainly have enough of a stash I'd be happy to reduce! The best "challenge" is using ONLY stash fabrics!
    Does one have to sign up somehow to get the clues?

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    I follow her blog, but I think there is a yahoo group for her as well.

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    I am so intrigued by Bonnie Hunter's philosophy of stash quilting. Someone on live chat the other night pointed her site out to me as I have a tremendous stash and inherited alot of stash and scraps from my mother last year.

    I went thru her site and found her current blog about the new mystery quilt as well as three other mystery quilts she's done. The one called 'Double Double' (I think that's right) just took my breath away when I saw the finished quilt.

    My question and concern is...I'm not an experienced quilter so would it be best to copy the old mystery quilt steps and the new ones also for me to work on as I'm able? Or should I step in with both feet and follow along on this journey? The timing (the holidays) and my getting overwhelmed concerns me.

    Sorry this is so long...just trying not to get in over my head.

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    Ooh, I want to do it. But when does it start? I have two more quilts to make before Christmas. Plus a bunch of other stuff. I have a huge stash I would love to use some of it up.

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    I have just come from her site (and an amAzing site it is!), and felt excited reading about her mystery quilt... except that it falls at a time of year that is my Very busiest - holidays, family, travel, and my own christmas projects. However, there's no reason I couldn't start this in January, now is there. :-D

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    Her blog says the directions will be up until July, so you can print them out and finish it at a more convenient time(after the holidays?) It does seem like a difficult time of year to start a big busy project but I really want to try. And if I get behind, can catch up in January. The directions are supposed to start Nov 19 and the next step about every week for 5-6 weeks.
    I love her way of using men's shirts for scrappy quilts. I have collected quite a few from thrift stores, and plan to use them for much of this mystery. May change the colorway a bit to accomodate what I have. I am very excited about this one.

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the heads up! I like Bonnie's patterns, and hope to save the instructions as they become available. Then, when I get a couple other projects finished, I can start this.

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    hmm 'might be interesting

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    Sadiemae: I have never done a mystery quilt, I am going to try, I have alot of fabric, I can share with you. this first mystery quilt. Teresa

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I would love to, but it calls for more colors than I have and I don't have money to buy any.
    the cool thing about her quilts are, they aren't about color so much as value, and what you have on hand.
    It says 12-15 different fabrics of 3 different colors. I don't have that much fabric on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbourck
    Bonnie Hunter has just posted the "yardage requirements"(she just uses up scraps) for a new mystery quilt. I have not done one of hers yet, but am thinking I might try this one. Anyone else up for this challenge?

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2010/...l-yardage.html
    I am going to do this mystery. I have lots of scrapes that I have NO idea what to do with!

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    Ok I've never done a mystery online so do I sign up so I don't miss the clues or what? If not how do I get the clues? And is her stuff easy or hard? I've quilted quite a bit but still not good with hard stuff. Sorry for all the questions but it sounds like fun and I don't want to miss a step. Hope I can get my hands on some fabric. I don't have a big stash or money so I'll have to get very creative to do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jugtavernquilter
    Hope I can get my hands on some fabric. I don't have a big stash or money so I'll have to get very creative to do this.
    Bonnie Hunter is very creative in using recycles - she advocates going to the thrift stores to check for cotton shirts, etc., that would be good in quilts. I think I saw on her website how to cut a man's shirt to get the most fabric for use in quilts. You might check out her site for ideas on where to find fabrics.
    The website address:
    http://www.quiltville.com/

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    send an email to: quiltvillechatyahoogroups.com and get on the email list. Also, printo out the rules/fabric requirements. I don't have the angle ruler, but she will be giving directions using a regular ruler.

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    I looked and saved it...hopefully I can get some other projects (one huge one and a few little ones) done first!

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    Bonnie Hunter will be the guest speaker at our guild this month. I am taking her class on "Scrappy Sisters" and the next day she is doing "Crumbs, crumbs" (I believe that is the title.) Everyone is really excited about her coming. My friend and I will be making lap quilts to send to Walter Reed Hospital.

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    Looks interesting, when does she start giving the clues? Do the clues tell you what you are suppose to be sewing? Never have done one of these before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vbourck
    Bonnie Hunter has just posted the "yardage requirements"(she just uses up scraps) for a new mystery quilt. I have not done one of hers yet, but am thinking I might try this one. Anyone else up for this challenge?

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2010/...l-yardage.html
    Never done a Mystery Quilt before. Is there a tutorial re getting started, how does this work?

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