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    Old 11-03-2018, 09:55 PM
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    [QUOTE=Terry in the ADK;8153515]Went to China several years ago and so will try to replicate Bonnie’s colors which were certainly prevalent in Beijing !
    Here’s my question: I “justified “ buying an Accuquilt Go Big because I do these mystery quilts every year! Good excuse don’t 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 don’t pay shipping![/QUOTE

    If I were to guess about Accuquilt dies for a Bonnie quilt, I would focus on small (2”,2.5”,1.5”) HSTs and QSTs. After those, I’d 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 don’t intend to sell them if they aren’t being used “enough.” To me, they are something to be used and used over the years.
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    Old 11-04-2018, 06:27 PM
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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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    Old 11-04-2018, 07:33 PM
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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.
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    Old 11-05-2018, 03:46 AM
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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. I’ve got my fabrics picked out, although I’m struggling with the urge to go buy some tamer neutrals. This is the scrappiest I’ve 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.[ATTACH=CONFIG]603489[/ATTACH]
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    Old 11-05-2018, 04:10 AM
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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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    Old 11-05-2018, 06:04 AM
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    Lovely color combinations being shown. I am still undecided if I am making or following along. Lol! Last year, I only did 1/4 of the clues. I added borders to make it large enough for my church quilting group. Less stress and I still was able to enjoy the camaraderie of other participants.
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    Old 11-05-2018, 07:36 AM
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    Love your colors collections, Feathers-N-Fur.

    I usually ruffle some feathers every year when I say this, but will risk it again: Fabric with white backgrounds read as white. In your quilt, they will look like your neutrals. Everyone can do as they like with their fabric selections, but if you want the distinction of colors as Bonnie intended, you need to be sure your colors are true. This is one of the biggest things I've learned from Bonnie Hunter over the years.
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    Old 11-05-2018, 10:16 AM
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    Thanks for the floss color numbers. I did the last BH mystery- it was my first, so I followed her colors. And well I had fun making it and watching what all of you did here on the board, I think mine looks to Southwestern for me. I think this year I am going to print the clues & wait a bit before I choose my colors (choosing colors is my biggest weakness). But I know it is going to be fun here on the board!
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    Old 11-05-2018, 10:20 AM
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    OH! I almost forgot- I got an email from the Quilted Twins website they already have a bundle of 31 1/2 yard cuts for the bh mystery on sale $92.00 just FYI.
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    Old 11-05-2018, 10:23 AM
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    Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    ...In the end, I hated purple, yellow and green (MardiGras colors!) and couldn't stand to look at it.
    LOL. How can anyone hate Mardi Gras colors? Believe me, I do understand. But I still love all things Mardi Gras!
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