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Thread: Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2017 - En Provence

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    Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2017 - En Provence

    Ready....Set.....Go! The Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2016 has begun. She posted the Introduction today on her blog and you can find that here: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/p/en-...e-mystery.html

    This year's colors were inspired by Bonnie's trip to Aix en Provence, France and they are vibrant shades of purple, green, yellow and magenta, as well as all those neutrals she uses to tie things together. The first clue will go live on Friday, November 25. Subsequent clues will be posted on her blog every Friday after that until the reveal clue. As always, she has not stated how many clues there will be but previous quilts have averaged 6 clues and finished the first week of January. If you are really busy during the holiday season, just download the printable version/PDF of each clue so you can work on it later. Keep in mind that the clues are taken off the blog on February 1, 2017 and will be available only by purchasing a digital download after that date.

    This is the place to post comments and photos of your fabric choices and sewing progress as we take this mini-trip to France with Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. I'm looking forward to another great sharing thread while we all take this journey.

    COPYRIGHT REMINDER: Please do not re-post copies of any of the clues for the mystery quilt and/or photos of work that is not your own.
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    First poster! Can't decide on fabrics for this year, pinks and purples are just not in my stash much.
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    I am so excited about this mystery. I've never worked with this color combo before and didn't think I had these colors but... I did! I need about 4 fat quarters of green and I'm there. Hoping to go shopping today and finish my gatherings.
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    Stash diving is exhausting! Lol
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    Nice fabric choices Emily!
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    Thanks Miss Rita for getting us going again this year! One of the constants in life, along with the changing of the seasons, is you leading the way on the BH Mystery!! Looking forward to another great few months of comments and pictures!!

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    I picked up 2 extra sets of color chips. If anyone needs them and does not have a handy Lowes, PM me and I will put in mail to you. First 2 requests get them.

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    Thanks for starting this thread again! I am looking forward to this year's mystery. These colors may be a challenge for me, but I learned a lot from the process last year. Hope to go get my paint chips soon!
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    Does anyone see a problem with these? The yellow with the small red apples? The pink too dark?

    ETA: Sorry it's so big

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    I am really excited to try one of Bonnie's Mystery Quilts! Although I love bright colours, I am going to try something different for this quilt, I am thinking blue, green and purple.

    I have a question for the second bonnie hunter ruler. Does anyone know if it is required? With shipping and exchange it would cost me $45+tax. I'm not sure that I can justify that for a ruler.

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    I'm with you lizzie3. Gonna go see what I got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie3 View Post
    I am really excited to try one of Bonnie's Mystery Quilts! Although I love bright colours, I am going to try something different for this quilt, I am thinking blue, green and purple.

    I have a question for the second bonnie hunter ruler. Does anyone know if it is required? With shipping and exchange it would cost me $45+tax. I'm not sure that I can justify that for a ruler.
    This is my opinion on specialty rulers only, not the specific use of this rule in this quilt since it is all a mystery and can't be addressed specifically. Specialty rulers make your life easier and can make some assembly faster, however there is nearly always a different way to get to the same place.
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    Welcome back to all of the returning members and welcome aboard to all of the newbies doing a BH mystery quilt for the first time. It's going to be so much fun as we see everyone's fabric selections and progress as the clues are released.

    Please remember, there are no "dumb" questions. We are all here to help each other and be supportive as the mystery unfolds. If you don't want to post it on the thread, you can always send me (or any of the others) a private message.

    Emily (Bluebonnets) - Your fabrics are beautiful. I especially like your magenta selection.

    Skipastitch - Your fabrics are looking good so far. You might want to re-think the yellow with the scattered large print design. Bonnie indicated in her last quilt cam that those types of fabric don't usually play well with her mystery designs.

    lizzie3 - The specialty rulers listed are wonderful to use and make cutting easier, however, there are many different ways to make half-square triangles, flying geese, and triangles in a square, so you may already have a ruler in your sewing room that will do the job. Bonnie's clues always include the size of the sewn units so all you need to do is use whatever method or ruler that will get you to that measurement.

    I started going through the stash yesterday and pulled a few fabrics but still need to look through some more shelves/bins. The magenta is going to be a problem for me because it's not a color I usually work with. I found about a half yard of something that would work but that's not nearly enough for the constant. I'll have to make a trip into Batesville next week and visit Marshall's to look for something else (poor me ... lol).
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    Yippee, we're on our way! Thank you, Miss Rita, for leading on this adventure!

    I'm so wishy-washy! All year long I've been resolving to try using constants in a different colorway this year, just to see what that's like. But as soon as I saw the gorgeous Provence palette, my intentions were swept away. I think I will probably go with Bonnie's palette, although I did pick out an alternate colorway in constants. I have lavender and purple that have been sitting in my stash for years, so this would be the ideal opportunity to use them.

    It sounds like Bonnie's ruler won't be available until after the mystery, anyway. I'm interested to see what it's like.
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    You don't need the new ruler. It's a combo of the two she always used. I never used them anyway. I prefer my own way of making hsts and flying geese. I make one block then decide the best way to make all the pieces. I like to convert the block sections to paper piecing or use my Go dies that are close to the same size.
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    I picked up my color cards from Lowe's today. Now to see what I have, and what I need to purchase. Thank you Miss Rita for starting this thread again this year!
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    I'm trying to decide between three options. The first two are shopping my stash. The blue or green would substitute for the purple. The brown would substitute for the green and the orange would be the constant. The colors for the green aren't very accurate. The last one would be all solids from Connecting threads.
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    I'm thinking about doing this mystery... I've never done one, and I LOVE this color palette. So, a trip to Lowe's tomorrow, and then hopefully some of the organizing I did last week will supply the fabrics. We'll see how this goes.
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    QuiltsRfun,

    I love love love your second set of colors! They would make a gorgeous quilt.
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    Anyone who knows me knows I have a love for cheddar/plum! I picked up my paint chips today at Lowes while I am visiting my daughter in New Jersey. I'll be home to Texas two + weeks and I'll check my stash for 1800's dusty pinks and mossy greens. Unless I'm able to visit some quilt stores here in NJ!!
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    quiltsRfun, I think the blue option might be the better of the stash options, because the blue reads darker than the green. That is a beautiful solids palette. It would be very intriguing to see one with a dark neutral.

    This is what I am thinking of if I were to use constants. The brown would be my purple, the camel my lavender, the dahlias my yellow, the green is green, the constant would be the dark blue and the dot would be my neutral.

    I'll need to find a magenta if I go with Bonnie's palette. There is nothing in my stash that comes close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
    quiltsRfun, I think the blue option might be the better of the stash options, because the blue reads darker than the green. That is a beautiful solids palette. It would be very intriguing to see one with a dark neutral.
    I've been leaning towards the blue but I'd kind of like to try the dark background and solids. I've got myself on a pretty strict fabric diet but I may have to cheat a little. If the site wide 20% off is still good I just may go for it.

    joe'smom, I love your floral.

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    SheriR, are the numbers on your cards the Sherman Williams numbers?
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    SheriR, I love your dusky color choices!
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    I am looking forward to finding the Kona Cotton, Moda solids, and embroidery floss equivalents for the colors. It makes it easy to carry the floss to find more fabric!

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    found all in my stash (plus extra choices) except for the constant, only a portion of a fat quarter...sooooo...found one on line that I absolutely love, and ordered it..when it gets here I will post a picture of all....if my camera is over its' tantrum.
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