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Old 01-20-2019, 09:17 PM
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Jeepers! that is pretty and looks pretty darn complex.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:44 AM
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JENNR8R, I'm just curious. What would you have changed? On one of the previous mysteries, I changed a bunch of stuff, did not consult the color wheel, and got into trouble. Wonderful people on this board had to straighten me out. Then I changed a couple of other things and finished the quilt. What would you have changed on this one? I sheepishly did this one verbatum and, despite a few blarring errors, I have a completed top.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:59 AM
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Congratulations for taking on the challenge and finishing it within a month of the reveal! Bonnie's MQs are not for the faint of heart.
My thoughts exactly...you did a fabulous job! I am just binding my BH mystery from last year. : /
Good that you stuck with it and so worth the outcome, it turned out beautifully.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:19 AM
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I really like your quilt-stronger colors are a favorite of mine. I did not participate but I would like to do one sometime-that would be a challenge for me.
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:22 AM
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I love it!! You did a wonderful job on it.
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Old 01-21-2019, 05:15 AM
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Very pretty quilt and kudos to you for finishing it so fast. Looks like a lot of pieces to put together. What are the changes you would have made? I think it looks terrific.
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:28 AM
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JENNR8R, I'm just curious. What would you have changed?
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What are the changes you would have made? I think it looks terrific.
1. I wouldn't have used so danged-many small pieces.

2. I wouldn't have used the strip piecing. I don't think it added anything useful to the design, and it took so long to do.

3. I wouldn't have used orange and red together... not my favorite combination... and if I did, it would have contrasted more.

4. I wouldn't have made it so scrappy. The quilt is so busy that the scraps cannot be appreciated. I like the pictures of the quilts that people did using only one neutral and a few consistent fabrics.

5. I would have used fabrics that contrasted more in important places. This is so busy that your eye doesn't have a place to rest. It's hard to see any design... just bold colors.

6. I would have used fewer borders.

7. I would have oriented the outside border differently. Some people did that, and it looked like a ribbon going around the quilt which was a more pleasing design to me.

8. I wouldn't have made the half chevrons per the instructions. I hated making those blocks. It would have been easier to put two half-square triangles together.

9. After putting the red/orange blocks together, I thought that single block in larger pieces and fewer fabrics would make an interesting quilt.

10. I think I'll stop here... I could probably go on for a while. I just don't like the finished product, and it took so much effort. I think the clues and wondering about a mystery were fun, but it isn't worth it to me to do another that I may not like.
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:29 AM
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Congratulations for finishing! I contemplated doing one once but the idea of cutting out a million of one piece and not knowing what it’ll look like until later quickly put a damper on that. Yours is beautiful.
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Old 01-21-2019, 06:35 AM
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JENNR8R, I can second all of the changes you listed. But then again, that's Bonnie Hunter. In hindsight, this has been my favorite because I used yardage. It simplified the pattern. I like your outer border and you extension on the ends. Congratulations for finishing you quilt. Looks great.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:05 AM
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Looks great!
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