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

Old 12-05-2018, 05:24 PM
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Such beautiful units are being shown. I am still working on the 4 patches but I think I have enough twosies paired up now for the total. I need to cut more blue for the HSTs. Oh, well. What gets done, gets done.


Carol, I want to check out Bonnie's Hunter's String Star pattern. Your block is beautiful and what a great way to use the colors you had pulled for this mystery.
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:31 PM
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Everyone's blocks are looking good - just love seeing all the fun fabrics.

Carol - your Hunter's Star is lovely
Vagabond - love your fabric eyeglasses are adorable
JENNR8R - your blocks are great but if you're hurting just work on a few at a time, sew a bit, press a bit, trim a bit, take a break.

I finished Clue #2 - whew - I think this is the first Bonnie Mystery I've kept up with the clues. Working Friday but Saturday is wide open. Who else is hoping Clue #3 is: make 48 squares and that's it.
(note: orange is my neutral)

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Old 12-06-2018, 06:04 PM
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I am so loving your clue 2s, AmyB!

I was thinking that we'd had it easy thus far, and wondering if we're going to get a doozy of a clue tomorrow.
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:55 PM
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Finished with my first clue 2s, and pressing madly to get the second set ready before tomorrow. It's the first time I've used yardage and tonal neutrals for a Bonnie mystery (I'm using a single blue fabric and single green, mildly scrappy on the red and orange).
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Clue 3 is up! Out for an early appointment, and then I will read through it again. I prefer not to draw lines if I can avoid it.

https://quiltville.blogspot.com/2018...SibxlQw8aU5FTo
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
Clue 3 is up! Out for an early appointment, and then I will read through it again. I prefer not to draw lines if I can avoid it.

https://quiltville.blogspot.com/2018...SibxlQw8aU5FTo
Earlier this week I read this tip on sewing HSTs without drawing lines... scroll down to where she is marking a piece of tape to put on her machine.
https://podunkpretties.blogspot.com/...ing-lines.html
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:14 AM
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This clue will stop someone like me (messy Marcia) in my tracks. I've decided (And I'm not complaining I'm just stating facts) to split the instructions into two sections. I will make my little half square triangles by themselves, the way I make all of them. Cut half inch bigger both ways, and then trim. The trim that I get does not equal the extra that I cut. I've made 20 of the half squares and one chevron that did not turn out.

I'm not sure if I'm too strong and pull the fabric out of specks, or what. I know if I concentrate and use a very light touch, with the rotary blade, the iron and the finger press, they do turn out better. But I did manage to get a new book.[ATTACH=CONFIG]604904[/ATTACH]
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:22 AM
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Right there with you BattleAxe. I don't have much luck with flippy corners to begin with. So I want my larger units to be correctable. To obtain usable HST's my seams have to be about 1/8 inch. Just don't feel like that's a good compromise for a large quilt. So, I'm making my HST's separate also.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:39 AM
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Thank you for the link, QuiltingVagabond! I was thinking of those half-chevrons, and avoiding drawing lines by using the Simple Folded Corners ruler. I suspect that I will then have to make the little HSTs separately, which I don't mind. I don't like the idea of guesswork and scant seams to make the other method work.

I wonder if those making the separate HSTs will need extra green yardage, if Bonnie calculated the yardage with her bonus buddy method in mind.

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I don't really get what the Bonus Buddy Ruler is for; not really understanding her photos and text this time. I'll try reading it again.

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I always have trouble with those half chevrons. Bonnie uses them a lot and they’re a big part of what makes her designs so beautiful.
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