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Bonnie Hunter 2020/2021 Winter Mystery: Grassy Creek

Old 11-30-2020, 09:25 AM
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All of the pics looks pretty and great.

I’m all done sewing the 1/2 squares. I just need to iron and square 1/2 of my squares. I’m doing all and a few extra for my errors. Will post pics later this week.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:49 AM
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I really wish I could post pictures but apparently my phone pictures are too big at 2.33 MB. Seems like there is an issue with this. I am sewing along though and have Part 1 done.
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Old 11-30-2020, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Leahquilts View Post
I really wish I could post pictures but apparently my phone pictures are too big at 2.33 MB. Seems like there is an issue with this. I am sewing along though and have Part 1 done.
When you post from your phone, a little menu should pop up asking you what size you want to post the photo. I find medium works best and is within the size restrictions for this site.
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:23 AM
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Very spiffy units, SuzSLO and TX325!

I finished cutting things last night, looking forward to starting sewing today!
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Old 11-30-2020, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by leheath8 View Post
When you post from your phone, a little menu should pop up asking you what size you want to post the photo. I find medium works best and is within the size restrictions for this site.
Thank you! I will try this.
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:34 PM
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Hey, thanks for your responses to my question about making the half square triangles 8 at a time without a speciality ruler. I think I'm getting it down now and these seem to be more accurate than any other method I've used. I'm glad to learn this and I may break down and buy one of those specialty rulers. Took me a while to get my scant quarter inch right. I bought a Janome 6600 years ago but used it strictly for quilting and continued to use my trusty old Kenmore for piecing till it conked out this year so piecing on the 6600 was different for me. Anyway, I'm happy to have this quilt to get my mind off everything else that's goin on!
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:59 PM
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Fabric is dyed! I'm really happy with the results, although I realize now that this quilt will be very muted, which is out of my normal palette.

Last night I made all the hst from Bonnie's colorway, using the Magic 8 method. I actually had enough fabric pulled to use 23 different yellow/golds and 23 different grays. Still didn't make much of an impact on my stash, not sure my husband will believe me when I tell him I didn't buy any fabric...

Tonight, I made my Eggplant/Baby Pink hst using the same method. I ordered a wool pressing mat today, so I'm debating whether I want to wait until Friday to begin the pressing and trimming or go ahead and get it out of the way. I did buy the new Burlap and Blossom Christmas patterns today, so I could always do a few of her squares until then...
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:48 AM
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This year even without Covid has been quite the challenge to me. I've been dealing with some things and quite frankly, I'm a bit of a mess for about the 4th time this year... Some years are better than others, and I think 2020 will be better off behind me and forgotten.

But it is nice to have this project to give me something to focus on and while distracted all over the place, I'm making some small progress. I'm still working on my fabric but here's my basic set. I'm using my Seattle view for the colors... gray skies and wet asphalt, bright gold of fall leaves, deep wine-y reds more the colors of the maples that stay red all year instead of the scarlet of fall shades. The greens are evergreens and grass. And instead of orange, we have rust to brown.

Going to ask my Tuesday Ladies today to help fill out the reds, I know they can add some to what I have. I think the colors show truer/more separation in the picture of just the red/rust color groups than in the full across the bed shot.
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Old 12-01-2020, 08:14 AM
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Very interesting fabrics, Iceblossom! I'm glad you'll be sewing along with us in spite of your distractions.
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Old 12-01-2020, 09:32 AM
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I double checked the original discussions on fabric selection. The warning she gave was that the gold/orange needed to be distinct and I have that even if the red/orange isn't as clear. The photo picks up the brightest of the golds, most are not bright and more butterscotch. Bonnie gave no warnings on the red/orange touching... but I can tell them apart easily even if it results in a more muddled top and if I have to combine them, I can combine the more distinct combinations.

I originally started with more peachy tones before I switched to rust, knew from the beginning I didn't have enough bright orange especially after sharing for Halloween projects. Didn't really like the balance with the peach and it was hard keeping it separate from the golds I wanted to use.

Isn't it funny how the picture of the gray fabrics looks like it is black and white? Some of them are really dark, but as that one piece is flipped over we always have two sides two fabric.

I will be using white on whites as neutrals, they are in their own box and will just stay there until called for.

And it's just about time for Tuesday group. We are still meeting outside, today is dry so we will go to the larger outdoor space instead of the tighter covered porch space. It's cold and damp and windy outside but we need the social contact or at least from 6 feet away.
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