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    Other mystery quilts Besides Bonnie Hunter

    I was going to do Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, but decided not to. Now I have a hole in my life ;-).

    Does anyone know about other mystery quilts out there right now that are really interesting? Preferably free ;-).

    Thanks for ideas.
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    i Think Laundry Basket quilts has one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ragamuffin View Post
    i Think Laundry Basket quilts has one.
    Do you know where it might be? I checked her web site and didn't find it.
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    Teresa, check out Edyta's blog. What she is doing is a quilt-along from her Patches of Blue book. You need her book and subscribe to the newsletter.
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    I see a lot on Facebook. There are a lot of sew a longs. Pat Sloan, Fat Quarter Shop, and other groups. Bonnie Hunter quilts all look the same with different colors to me. One scrappy big quilt is enough to last me for a long time.
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    Here are some free mysteries:

    https://murdermysteryquilt.com/

    https://blog.patsloan.com/2018/11/20...-the-fun-.html
    https://www.merrymayhem.com/index.html

    and then there a quilt alongs. And shops that have mysteries.
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    I'm starting to understand why the Bonnie Hunter mystery is so popular. It's one of the few free ones ;-).

    Thanks for the replies so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I see a lot on Facebook. There are a lot of sew a longs. Pat Sloan, Fat Quarter Shop, and other groups. Bonnie Hunter quilts all look the same with different colors to me. One scrappy big quilt is enough to last me for a long time.
    I hadn't done any of the Bonnie Hunter mysteries, and figured this was my big year! But I'm not feeling it this year either ;-).

    Thank you for the ideas. I was on the Moda Blockheads for awhile, but they're a quilt along. I really wanted to do a mystery. I think Pat and FQS both are quiltalongs too.
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    I don't do them scrappy, and don't always follow her layout. I think mine look different from each other and definitely different then all the other BH quilts that year. I do agree they all have a similar look/feel though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I see a lot on Facebook. There are a lot of sew a longs. Pat Sloan, Fat Quarter Shop, and other groups. Bonnie Hunter quilts all look the same with different colors to me. One scrappy big quilt is enough to last me for a long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    I don't do them scrappy, and don't always follow her layout. I think mine look different from each other and definitely different then all the other BH quilts that year. I do agree they all have a similar look/feel though.
    I saw 6 yards of background fabric, and said "hard pass". I don't want to waste that much of my precious backgrounds on seams, which I'm assuming is the reason why it calls for so much fabric. Of course, if done non-scrappy, it wouldn't take so much. I'm always curious to see how her mysteries turn out, and who knows, maybe I'd make a non-scrappy version after collecting all the steps.

    I'm too stressed of a person for her quilts, anyway, ha-ha. And it's apparently all my fault, from what I hear, LOL.

    But good old fashioned, interesting mysteries are few and far between these days, it seems. I know people need to make a living, so I can't get too upset with them for charging in some way. It's hard to pay for something, if I don't know what it's going to end up being. Maybe I should try Edyta.
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    It really is hard to find a free mystery. I am used to using small pieces there is no way around the extra yardage needed when using small pieces. I have fun w/ it and make it my own so the extra expense of the fabric amount doesn't bother me enough to quit doing it. I figure it is one quilt a year so if you average it out it really doesn't cost that much for the whole year.
    Quote Originally Posted by TeresaA View Post
    I saw 6 yards of background fabric, and said "hard pass". I don't want to waste that much of my precious backgrounds on seams, which I'm assuming is the reason why it calls for so much fabric. Of course, if done non-scrappy, it wouldn't take so much. I'm always curious to see how her mysteries turn out, and who knows, maybe I'd make a non-scrappy version after collecting all the steps.

    I'm too stressed of a person for her quilts, anyway, ha-ha. And it's apparently all my fault, from what I hear, LOL.

    But good old fashioned, interesting mysteries are few and far between these days, it seems. I know people need to make a living, so I can't get too upset with them for charging in some way. It's hard to pay for something, if I don't know what it's going to end up being. Maybe I should try Edyta.
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    Charlotte Hawkes just announced a new mystery quilt that starts on January 8th and is free. Here is the link to here website . I think you can sign up for e-mail notifications she does not post to often mainly just her mystery updates and clues. She does have a facebook page and you can see some of her past mysteries that people have posted pictures of. This mystery is called " A Handy Dandy Scrap Quilt" she released the precutting instructions. Quilt is 60 x 82 without border and with a border 80 x 97.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedquilter40 View Post
    Charlotte Hawkes just announced a new mystery quilt that starts on January 8th and is free.
    Well that looks kind of fun. Thank you.
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    There is another group on Facebook called Mystery Quilts Anonymous she does a lot of mystery quilts and can choose what size she gives options and they are free. She leaves them all on there in the files so you can take a look at her past ones and she has a couple coming up.
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    Eleanor Burns has a mystery quilt ongoing now called "Fun on the Farm" the block directions are free or you can buy a kit. It started in August but the blocks are pretty quick and easy. A new one is posted each month and there have been several bonus ones.
    Here is a link to the Fun on the Farm pattern website and a link to the quilt along here on the QB. There is also a Facebook page as well. The FB page has over 8000 members.

    https://www.quiltingboard.com/quilti...s-t298654.html


    https://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponli...CQy2LqEgZrC1g8

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    Homespun Hearth has a New Year's Day Mystery which is free.

    http://www.homespunhearth.com/detail...New-Years-2019
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    Quilt Doodle Designs will be starting a free mystery block of the month in January. https://quiltdoodledesigns.blogspot.com
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    And don't forget to keep an eye out for QB's own PaintmeJudy. Her mysteries are fun.

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    Pat Sloan is going to start one.

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    This is the link for the Facebook Group Mystery Quilts Anonymous. https://www.facebook.com/groups/460909094374306/
    She does a lot and it is fun to follow along with all the other posters progress, although I haven't done one of hers yet.

    I've done two of Judy's here on the QB and they are great with lots of camaraderie from the other posters. I think the next one starts in January?

    I did the Merry Mayhem New Years' Day quilt last year and it was fun and turned out well.

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    Our guild is starting one in Jan. I can send you the clues once a month. It will be super easy knowing the person who is in charge of it.
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    frustrated 40 Thank you for the link to Charlotte Hawkins quilt. I love it. Going to challenge my friend who also loves scrappy quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    Our guild is starting one in Jan. I can send you the clues once a month. It will be super easy knowing the person who is in charge of it.
    That is a sweet offer. I might take you up on it!
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    I wish there like buttons here. I like all of the posts so far, even if I haven't responded directly to each!
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    These are always fun, not super involved, and not a huge fabric commitment...next one starts soon...

    http://jendalyquilts.blogspot.com/20...Daly+Quilts%29

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