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Bonnie Hunter Winter Mystery 2022-2023: Chilhowie

Bonnie Hunter Winter Mystery 2022-2023: Chilhowie

Old 01-01-2023, 02:36 PM
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Gorgeous blocks, everyone. You all are so creative in your colors and fabrics….each one is unique. That’s my favorite part of mysteries, to be honest….seeing what everyone comes up with for the same quilt..
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Old 01-01-2023, 03:21 PM
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Here's a quick picture of my first clue 6 block, up on the design wall. Top and bottom rows have not been joined to the center yet. Ran out of sewing time, but wanted a picture.
woops! Clicked on the wrong one. This is just a few of the smaller ones!
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Old 01-01-2023, 03:24 PM
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I will try again for the number 6 block. Colors are not showing up very well at all.
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Old 01-01-2023, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by SuzSLO View Post
It is funny that only in a Bonnie Hunter pattern would we call a square unit that size the “big purple piece.” But I’m with you. It seems ginormous.
I’m trying not to overthink this. Rarely do I follow the leader (note my choice of colors, not scrappy, placement of white, and use of teal as neutral). Rest my case. So now, since I’m not seeing the future for this quilt, I’m trying to follow the leader. I sorta like that big/ginormous square. It’s a spot to rest my eyes. It gives variety to the sizes. The center square is size 1x, the next round has squares 2x, the outer row is 3x. There’s a pattern to it. To me, the big/ginormous square is an anchor.

Well, that’s my opinion and everyone gets to have one.
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Old 01-01-2023, 06:18 PM
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I'm just loving everyone's choices in fabrics! These are going to be gorgeous quilts. Congratulations to all of you on your beautiful work.

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Old 01-01-2023, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
Pet, I'm so sorry about your sleep issues. When I had lung cancer surgery in September I had a few days in hospital with a ginormous tube coming out under my arm leading to a big drainage machine on the floor. It was SO painful. Add to that I also have insomnia issues, so the nurse asked if I'd ever used melatonin. When I came home I tried it and it Really did help. I started with 3MG and now use 6MG. I usually sleep well until about 4 AM which is Really good for me. Can't hurt to try it? Sad to here you had lung cancer surgery. Is there more process to your healing? As to melatonin, I’ve tried it before. My insomnia is worse. Maybe I’ll try it again. Thanks

I was also introduced to tapping early this year (well now last year) which is an offshoot of acupuncture and acupressure. the app has a lot of different modules for various problems, but the months leading up to my surgery were greatly anti-anxieti-fied, don't know what I'd have done without it. I've heard many people say the sleep modules have been miraculous. OK. I give. What is “tapping”? Internet is fabulous for info. Have to research.

Based on the Big Purple Thing I assembled my central blocks this week, replacing the white neutral sashing with a patterned one from the kit I disassembled and used that for the BPT. I found looking at all the blocks assembled on FB the softer BPTs weren't so eye painful. I also reversed the tulip-y blocks just because I like geometric designs. And I haven't actually sewd clue 6 yet. Patience Grasshopper... Had to laugh! Been thinking aboutgrasshopperand Groundhog Day. They remind me I’m supposed to be the follower and a submissive student,,, so that I don’t have to relive the day over and over. I’m not willing to ‘ribbit’ and repeat sewing, so I’m following directions. Now, what does that have to do with the price of gasoline in New York? Please, just ignore me, I think I’m loosing concentration.

I am pink to Bonnie's orange, and had just enough to do a set of 8 1/2 square block sets with two fabrics.
I’m sure people scratch their head when reading my posts. I’m just going to be a fool and ask. What are “1/2 square block sets”?

your photos were nice.

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Old 01-01-2023, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
I gagged on that large piece in the center. Have spent the last two hours at the working wall experimenting with it.
But I suddenly think I see the forward light in Bonnie's eye and will go forward with trust.
“Forward with trust” I think is the secret.
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Originally Posted by SuzSLO View Post
Spoiler Alert:

Based on the remaining number of 9 patch units after Clue 6 is completed, my guess is we will add sashing (likely pieced) between the Clue 6 block and use the 9 patches as cornerstones on the interior only.
I had 9 patches left over, also. I thought it was me, I’d made a mistake. In order to avoid using numbers, will you pm me how many you have left. The number I have doesn’t seem to fit any pattern.
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Originally Posted by Teen View Post
That’s my take, too, SuzSLO….she does strip piecing so maybe she’ll squeeze that in..I think it’s gonna look cool…regardless.
This is my first experience with BH mysteries, lots of small pieces. Now you say she likes strip piecing. I like how she directs how the seams are pressed so they nest with the next piece.

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Originally Posted by Teen View Post
Gorgeous blocks, everyone. You all are so creative in your colors and fabrics….each one is unique. That’s my favorite part of mysteries, to be honest….seeing what everyone comes up with for the same quilt..
I agree. Seeing what everyone comes up with for the same quilt is a great part.
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