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

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    Thank you Barb for the embroidery floss numbers! That's a big help - I'll be able to get those. So fun to see everyone's fabric!!

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    I just ordered a package deal from Quilted Twins. The picture they showed was yummy. I had gone to the fabric store yesterday, without my list. I was really there to get a bigger piece for a back.

    I bought three yards but only two would be suitable. I got so confused and besides men were waiting on me to get in and out of the fabric store. So I just bought this entire package. $97.00.

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    I Love orange!! I switched my ORL from peach and aqua to orange and royal blue. The orange is so much fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun View Post
    Look what I found at Tuesday Morning. Might be fun to do it all in solids. I was tempted to buy one of each and do a smaller quilt but I resisted. If I decide to jump in Iíll try to work up another color combination from my stash.
    I love these. I will need to go out there and see if my store has them too.
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    [QUOTE=sewbizgirl;8154175]Nice Tuesday Morning find! Beautiful color gradations.



    Carol, your fabrics look nice but one thing stands out to me: The 'tans' look like a darker range of neutrals. I would probably pick a bolder color, if you want the same impact as Bonnie intended. She's got 4 bold, saturated colors, and then many neutrals. Looks like this quilt will be lots and lots of neutral. And then lots of orange.

    Thank you Sewbizgirl for the input. I really want to keep the tans and wonder if they should be my neutrals and then introduce another color to replace the white tone on tone. I need to add more of the very dark brown, but wonder what other color might work for that 4th. strong color. Ideas??

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    Well, I got paint chips today and will try and pull fabrics tomorrow. Don’t really like orange as a color, so will try subbing golds. Going to do about a hakf size, maybe with some borders added to get it to a twin size. Blue, green and red won’t be a problem. Post pics after I pull some fanrics.
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    Carol, I covered up the white in your photo and didn't like it as well. And I recall someone referring to Bonnie saying to stay lighter with the neutrals in this quilt. So if you keep the white, then add various shades of brown to go with your brown and tan, I think you would have something comparable to Bonnie's model of the lighter and darker orange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
    Carol, I covered up the white in your photo and didn't like it as well. And I recall someone referring to Bonnie saying to stay lighter with the neutrals in this quilt. So if you keep the white, then add various shades of brown to go with your brown and tan, I think you would have something comparable to Bonnie's model of the lighter and darker orange.
    Thanks Lisa, that is what I will do; it seems that there should be enough contrast that way. I appreciate your thoughts.

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    [QUOTE=Carol in WI;8154374]
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post

    Thank you Sewbizgirl for the input. I really want to keep the tans and wonder if they should be my neutrals and then introduce another color to replace the white tone on tone. I need to add more of the very dark brown, but wonder what other color might work for that 4th. strong color. Ideas??
    I think I would use them for the neutrals, just staying lighter than "a brown paper bag", as Bonnie says. For another bold color, think primary or secondary. How about gold/cheddar?

    But... at this point we are all just guessing! If you use fabrics you really like, I'm sure you will like your quilt.
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    I think these look really good together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Carol in WI View Post
    Amy I love your color combos - either would be very striking. I'm still sitting on the edge and haven't decided. But I do have this layer cake with blue's that I really like and have wanted to do something with blue/tan/brown. What do you think ladies, would this combo give enough contrast or "pop"?
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    Keep in mind the neutral doesn't Have to be the lightest color of your group.
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    Carol, it just occurred to me that if your tans/browns represent your oranges, you still need a 'green,' if I'm understanding correctly that your layer cake=blue, red=red, white=neutral, brown/tan=orange.
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    This is what I have in my stash in Bonnie's color families (that aqua peeking out under the blues is part of the quilt underneath). Value is another matter. Every year I range far from the suggested values, and every year I regret it, so if I'm smart I will not think of using the dark greens. These certainly are happy colors!

    Carol, would you have a reproduction purple or a medium gray print you could try with your colors?
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    Pretty group, Lisa. Those two med. greens in the center of your green row look just about perfect.
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    Lisa, I like your fabric choices and can imagine that is what Bonnie is suggesting - I like your collection of neutrals. Through doing these mysteries, I've learned that I don't do total scrappy very well (esp. with the neutrals), but then seeing how others jump right in with the wide variety I sometimes wish I did get a bit more risky.
    Here I go....for sitting on the edge I'm spending a lot of time and thought with my choice fabrics. This is what I thought my colors would represent as I wanted the largest % (aside from the neutral) to be the blue, so the blues will replace her orange; tan/beige replace her blue; the rust replaces red, and the dark brown replaces green.
    Thank you Kassaundra....I always appreciate everyone's insights and like several others am anxious to see your fabric collection.

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    My real fabric won't be chosen until after the reveal. I will be using stand in fabrics for the units I am assembling during the mystery. I am wanting to incorporate fussy cutting and or directional fabrics and won't know where they can be effectively used until the reveal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlvaStitcher View Post
    Stopped at neighborhood Lowes yesterday to get paint chips. Not an easy job. The colors are scattered over all the color palettes. Nice bright colors. Think I will really like this color combo. Excited to pull my bins of fabric and start gathering choices.
    I agree - there are numbers on the top and bottom of the chips and are not very visible (old eyes LOL). And, yes, they were scattered all over the place. Some were on cards with a color family and others were individual.

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    Quilted Twins has a fabric bundle with the colors needed for Bonnies Good Fortune Mystery Quilt. They will vary the fabrics somewhat in each bundle but the colors will be what is needed if you follow Bonnies color choices. They do not have her pattern. Go to her site for the pattern and clues.

    Battle Axe, I just read your entry after I posted this message. Have you received your bundle yet?
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    Hello all - I have a set of all the paint chips for this mystery that I would love to send to anyone who can't find/get them and will use them!

    Just send me a pm with your mailing info and I will ship them out right away

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    Mariposa, thanks for starting this thread. I plan on doing scrappy and have to hit my stash and fill in with FQ if need be. I love reading everyone's comments and look forward to seeing fabric selections.
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    [QUOTE=Terry in the ADK;8153515]Went to China several years ago and so will try to replicate Bonnieís colors which were certainly prevalent in Beijing !
    Hereís my question: I ďjustified ď buying an Accuquilt Go Big because I do these mystery quilts every year! Good excuse donít you think! Anyway the dies are on sale,20% off, right now. What ones will she use! Does she give any clues? I have the very basic I think but would like to get what else I need while on sale.
    BTW most LQS who carry them honor the sale so you donít pay shipping![/QUOTE

    If I were to guess about Accuquilt dies for a Bonnie quilt, I would focus on small (2Ē,2.5Ē,1.5Ē) HSTs and QSTs. After those, Iíd go for flying geese. For me, strips are fast to cut, where as her triangles can take many hours every week. Last year was the first time I already had all the necessary dies, and I spent an hour or less cutting each week. I view my dies as an investment. I donít intend to sell them if they arenít being used ďenough.Ē To me, they are something to be used and used over the years.

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    I hope that as each clue is revealed , someone will tell what dies we can use. I have an 8 inch cube, so naming by number would be helpful. I trim each unit anyway so I can make them smaller. Bigger however is much tougher LOL.

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    I learned today that not all oranges go well together! I received some fabric in the mail, and mostly picked oranges that are much too yellow to go well with Bonnie's orange. I got out the 3-in-1-tool and checked the cards. There are several related to orange; the first (starting from the yellow end) is called 'orange yellow,' and these are the oranges I mostly picked. The next card is Bonnie's color family, called yellow orange, then comes the orange, and the red orange. I also tended to pick colors that were more intense and brighter than our sample orange. I think it would have been helpful had I paid closer attention to that peach. I then might have realized I was in too-yellow territory. Thankfully, I did make some good choices, too.
    Lisa

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    I am doing 125% on the clues so hopefully that will give me one more row of blocks to make the quilt a little longer. This is going in our new to us camper. The width should be about right to just barely hang over the sides of the queen mattress, but I want to be able to tuck the bottom of the quilt under the mattress during the day. Iíve got my fabrics picked out, although Iím struggling with the urge to go buy some tamer neutrals. This is the scrappiest Iíve ever done for neutrals, but I always like how other quilts look with the bolder neutrals. I usually put all of my fabrics in one bin, and then it is a huge mess after a few weeks of clues. This year I decided to try these individual bins from DollarTree, hoping that each color having its own bin will keep things neater. Then they all fit in an apple box together.Name:  3F747674-A9BA-4F38-9CC5-C09009417B4C.jpeg
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    Feathers N Fur, love how your bins match your fabrics. I dump mine into small white dishpans, it works great but mine do get jumbled.

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