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Thread: Anybody doing this Bonnie Hunter Mystery?

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    Question Anybody doing this Bonnie Hunter Mystery?

    Bonnie Hunter has posted the intro to her new Mystery Quilt over at Quiltville, anyone going to give it a go?

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/...-orca-bay.html

    I've never done a Mystery Quilt before and I'm not the best "piecer" there is, I tend to do more applique. I've got the Yellow Brick Road pattern down though. All straight edges! LOL

    But I think I'm gonna give it a go. I've got tons of scraps that need to be used up. Anyone else??!

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    I checked out her site. The mystery quilt seems very interesting to try. I might just do it. However, I need to wait until after the holidays are over.
    "Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds" George Eliot

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    Thanks for bringing this to my attention! Have to figure out how to get her updates or set myself a calendar but am thinking that I might try. Have tons of scraps!
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    Be sure to print it out as she will be removing it from the site in May. It's going to come out in her new book in July

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    Read it this morning.....like I need another project LOL.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by COYOTEMAGIC View Post
    Bonnie Hunter has posted the intro to her new Mystery Quilt over at Quiltville, anyone going to give it a go?

    http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/...-orca-bay.html

    I've never done a Mystery Quilt before and I'm not the best "piecer" there is, I tend to do more applique. I've got the Yellow Brick Road pattern down though. All straight edges! LOL

    But I think I'm gonna give it a go. I've got tons of scraps that need to be used up. Anyone else??!
    I really think you'll like it once you get started. I've done a couple of her mysteries and they've all been fun and a great way to use up scraps. You will certainly get lots and lots of practice piecing. The steps aren't difficult (and all are very well-illustrated), but there are lots of pieces. If you don't get all piecing done before the next 'clue', start on the new ones to keep up w/ the group; makes it easier if you have any questions.

    I'm thinking about doing mine is oranges, browns, and greens for my dark/high contrast colors. Got the idea while reading the email and seeing a maple tree changing colors outside my office window.

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    I would love to, but I will have to be happy following along and watching what others make.
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    Do you think it is too advanced for a beginning quilter to try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in FL View Post
    Do you think it is too advanced for a beginning quilter to try?
    Most of her patterns are good for a confident beginner. She shows step-by-step with pictures how each of the pieces is made. Her directions are triple-checked for accuracy. And, there will be many posts/blogs once the actual sewing begins. Why not give it a try? It would be a good way to learn a new technique or two, perhaps, that will help you with your other quilts. Give her website a visit quiltville.com and see if you like what you see. I think she has a very relaxed style and method, and that works for me.

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    Thanks so much for reminding me of this. Will copy and save to do after the holidays.
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    not me...I am TWo mystery quilts behind..hehehe.....heard this one is NOT for the beginner nor faint of heart!

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    wow is that going to be labor intensive
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    HI-thanks for this thread. I looked over her blog and decided it's another to add to my reader. I also checked out this mystery quilt and I think I will do it. I haven't done a true mystery quilt before and have always wanted to do one. I think it will be fun and a great way to use fabric in my "collection!" (Not that I need another project, but hey, why not?!?! Maybe we can keep this thread going as a place for us to chat about it-that would be fun too. What do you think??
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    I checked out all the steps of one of the earlier mystery quilts and it looks like fun - may need to try this time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yayaquilts View Post
    HI-thanks for this thread. I looked over her blog and decided it's another to add to my reader. I also checked out this mystery quilt and I think I will do it. I haven't done a true mystery quilt before and have always wanted to do one. I think it will be fun and a great way to use fabric in my "collection!" (Not that I need another project, but hey, why not?!?! Maybe we can keep this thread going as a place for us to chat about it-that would be fun too. What do you think??
    I received her email, checked it out ,looks really labor intensive, but I still want to try it. One of the perks of the boards new face lift is we could start our own group ,yeah, how ? not sure, but I did see that option. will have to check it out . I'm in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in FL View Post
    Do you think it is too advanced for a beginning quilter to try?
    Her mysteries are not complicated, but Bonnie will tell you they are labor intensive with a lot of pieces. She does a great job of explaining and if you follow the group you can ask questions and get extra help.
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    Is there a way to sign up so I can remember when a new step is posted? I looked around on her blog site but couldn't find that option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76 View Post
    Is there a way to sign up so I can remember when a new step is posted? I looked around on her blog site but couldn't find that option.
    I don't know about email, but there is a Facebook page and a Yahoo Group that might help. Sorry I couldn't answer about an email.
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    I am going to save all the instructions so I can do it later. I'm trying to use up alot of my stash and I like alot of her patterns.
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    I just finished sortin' my stash & picking out my colors, purples, blues/teals and browns. I've never done a mystery so I'm really looking forward to it. Just hope I have time to keep up.
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    I love her number one rule...LOL I don't know that I'll be doing the mystery quilt, I've got so many projects in the works as it is..
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    Gosh, thanks for the heads up! I just love Bonnie's style - she's so laid back & fun. I've been looking for some motivation to get me back to quilting. This might be just the ticket!
    I'd love for you to visit my blog, Life Full of Laughter, sometime!

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    I will need to check that one out - this year for the first time I'm doing the Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt has anyone done this one?

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    Thanks, I'm still working on last years (which I didn't really love), maybe this year I'll be more enamored with it:>

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    I am thinking about it. Will have to go check out my scraps against the material requirements

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