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Bonnie Hunter 2020/2021 Winter Mystery: Grassy Creek

Bonnie Hunter 2020/2021 Winter Mystery: Grassy Creek

Old 01-24-2021, 05:58 AM
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Oh, I am in love with all of the progress and finishes! Well done, all! Especially like the on point setting with diagonal strip piecing. So creative! My backing fabric arrived, so hopefully I will start quilting this week. Grands will be here for remote learning, but I can usually sneak in a few minutes of sewing time while they have a break from schoolwork.
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Old 01-24-2021, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Stitches23 View Post
Progress! Still need to add borders including BH's border that completes the churn dashes. They're made, just not on. Next I'm thinking about highlighting the grey and cranberry.
I think highlighting those colors will work very well.

Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
My progress so far. Making half the blocks, so one more to finish and then on to the sashing. Will wait until the center is done and then decide on borders. Thinking of the green for the narrow border.
Iím at the stage of trying to decide on borders as well. Your quilt is lovely so far. Definitely want to have borders that make it pop!
Originally Posted by Queenbarbiej View Post
I just noticed I have one of my hsts turned wrong. Oh well, the quilt is now ready for the sandwich stage and fmq.
Donít you hate that! If anyone asks, it was part of the design.
Originally Posted by toverly View Post
Here is my Grassy Creek, I wasn't certain if I liked the colors but I carried on and now I love it.
Funny how difficult it can be to visualize a quilt before itís constructed. Personally, I just donít think ďseeingĒ a project before itís completed is one of my skill sets. My husband and I walked through a house under construction when we were newly married and wondered who would buy it. Well, it turns out, as the finish work was completed, we were the oneís who bought it and have lived here for almost 30 years now!

So many great quilt tops, each a little different. Thanks everyone for sharing.
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:02 AM
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suern3, your grunge fabrics look great! I'm hoping the border question will be clearer to me once my top is together.

Stitches23, thank you for explaining/showing 'paperclip'. I will have to try that next time!

Queenbarbiej, your top is spectacular, so I hope that will not bug you too much.

toverly, that looks wonderful! I love your colors and your border fabrics.

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Old 01-24-2021, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jmoore View Post
Such wonderful finishes...makes me wish I had done this yearís mystery.

Stitches23, great job...wonderful choice of fabrics as well. Was this your first BH mystery?
Yes, this is my first BH mystery. I've enjoyed it.
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Old 01-24-2021, 05:59 PM
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I love seeing the great quilts. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-24-2021, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by toverly View Post
Here is my Grassy Creek, I wasn't certain if I liked the colors but I carried on and now I love it.
Congratulations on finishing your Grassy Creek! I love your colors. They are so rich looking.

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Old 01-25-2021, 08:51 AM
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Not sure this really belongs here, but I thought those of you doing Grassy Creek would appreciate seeing the project I finished as a leader/ender while I did the mystery quilt. Iím new to Bonnieís methods, so I didnít start with much of a usable scrap pile. But I had a really old UFO with lots of units cut and partially sewn. Though when I got to the Y seams in the flower blocks, I had to use something else for my leader/ender. Still, as my Grassy Creek progressed, so did my UFO. I even shared blue and yellow fabric between the 2 projects. The UFO is known as Bed of Roses and it is the cover quilt from the March/April 1996 Quiltmaker magazine. It was designed by then high school student Anna Brandsoy for her geometry class and sewn by Carla Kilkelly.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:46 AM
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Very pretty!
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:07 AM
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bummer....working on getting the main blocks in the mystery down....stitched the blocks to make the rows...next...to iron the seams to finish up stitching these blocks...I decide to reward myself with freshly popped popcorn...as I was taking the jar of kernels off the top shelf...it slipped...hit my right thumb on the way to the countertop,..then bounced off and hit the second toe of my left foot...ouch! Ouch! I now have a black and blue thumb and a very sore black and blue toe. Needless to say, I am not going to be standing at the ironing board pressing those seams today. Good thing I got all those 2 inch squares to draw a diagonal line on for the sashing and I think I can start piecing the rest of the sashing units...still deciding on what to use for those large sashing pieces...have enough of two different greys to make them if I want to just use that instead of strip piecing. also have a bit of other greys left but I am thinking I don't want to go scraping on the sashing nor do the strip piecing. Licking my wounds. feeling sorry for myself... and yep...I still made and ate the popcorn...it was good!
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:47 PM
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SuzSLO, what a charming quilt! It's so satisfying to make progress on two quilts at once, since we'd be going through that motion with a scrap piece anyway.

sewingpup, so sorry for your mishap! I feel for you, both for the soreness and the delay in your plans.

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