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Bonnie Hunter's 2018-19 Mystery Quilt "Good Fortune"

Old 11-01-2018, 06:31 AM
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Anyone who has seen the paint chips in person, do they come across accurately in Bonnie's photos? I'm thinking I won't bother getting them this year.

I ran to Lowe's yesterday for my paint chips. The colors she shows are spot on with the exception of the neutral "oyster bar" which has a faint tint of green compared to the "marshmallow" and "choice cream". Walking up to the paint chip display is was real easy to pick out the bright colors and fairly easy to find marshmallow and cream.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:33 AM
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Thanks for the thread!

I'm going to change orange for yellow/gold. My ORL corals last year pushed towards orange, and I'd like to use something different this time. Yellow and gold are both auspicious colors in the Chinese culture.
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:39 AM
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Thanks, Mariposa!

It's tempting to get the chips and pull fabrics from my scrap bins to match... but that's the fun and easy part. Then there's all the cutting and making and putting together... not sure I'm up for it this year, but will watch and cheer you all on as I collect clues. I love seeing the fabrics you put together!

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Thank you for that info, Cheesehead!
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by luvstoquilt301 View Post
I was thinking patriotic to donate. I can figure neutrals, red, blue, gold but I think I need one other color. It may have to be brown which is not my favortie,
I'd suggest using black~
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
I'm looking forward to this challenge - thanks for getting the thread up and running!

Even though Bonnie's got two oranges, it's to give you an idea of the range of orange to use (from light to dark) but you don't need both light and dark separately. I think the main goal is to not have any red/orange as you need distinction from the reds.

True blue shades, light and dark, avoid those going to purple or green.
Green - light dark going towards the mint shade, but away from aqua/blue - they look a bit more subdued and not the bright greens.
Reds - again more "true reds" so not towards purple and specifically not towards orange
Oranges - light to dark, can go toward yellow a bit, but not towards the red. ( I happen to have a good selection of oranges in my stash - not sure why . . .)
Neutrals - I'm going to avoid any that are leaning towards yellow, and try to stay with those more towards the taupe spectrum.
I agree. These colors are going to be quite interesting together. I'm also interested in seeing what other colorways folks choose.
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Old 11-01-2018, 07:16 AM
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Since I'm considering using yardage for the first time in a Bonnie quilt, the comment of Bonnie's from the mystery intro has me a little concerned.

Does she mean, not commit to single fabrics for each color? Do you think 'why not just follow along all the way' means, why not go scrappy?

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Old 11-01-2018, 07:41 AM
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I think in the past Bonnie's had too many people comment "if I'd have known that, I'd have chosen differently" so if you are that type of person, it may be best to wait a bit. I think people confuse a "mystery" with a "sew along". The clues come fast enough a lot of us are way behind by the final reveal, so if someone else waits and then starts sewing, they will still have lots of people to "sew along" with as they complete it.

I'll be honest and say that I don't usually like Bonnie's color choices, but that is a personal thing. However each and every one of her mystery quilts that I've made has found a home with someone that was just amazed at how it wonderful it looked.

I also think that if you are person that does not like "scrappy" then you may want more control of the final results so waiting is good. if you are totally comfortable with the unpredictable of going "scrappy" then you probably will not end up disappointed no matter what, whether you go scrappy or not. I myself love using 6-7 different fabrics, so not really scrappy but not all one either.

It's all about deciding where your comfort zone is - or if you can deal with going completely outside of it for a while.
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Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
Since I'm considering using yardage for the first time in a Bonnie quilt, this comment of Bonnie's from the mystery intro has me a little concerned...
Lisa, I found that statement to be totally confusing and contradictory, as well! So I just blow it off... Basically your choices are 1) wait til late in the clues to figure out what's going on and what colors you want to use, or 2) forge ahead using the colors you want and live with the results. Either way is really going to work out fine. As Macybaby said, someone is going to love your resulting quilt. If you pick fabrics/colors you really like, then you should end up liking your quilt. If not, it can be given away.

I ended up selling my En Provence in my Etsy shop, because I had tried to talk myself into liking Bonnie's colors. In the end, I hated purple, yellow and green (MardiGras colors!) and couldn't stand to look at it. But someone snapped it right up!

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Old 11-01-2018, 08:10 AM
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Thanks, guys. (I'll probably cave anyway, and buy fabric for a scrappy, LOL.)
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