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

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

    It is here! Time for Bonnie's New Mystery Quilt, titled "Good Fortune". Her chosen colors were inspired by her trip to China. For all of the fun details, please visit her website:

    www.quiltville.blogspot.com/2018/10/good-fortunea-quiltville-mystery.html

    She has posted her introduction information today. The clues for this quilt will start on Friday, Nov. 23rd. Additional clues will follow every Friday, until the mystery is finished.
    Remember to print or save each clue as it is released. All clues will be retired from the blog on Feb. 1, 2019. Then will be available to purchase in the digital downloads section of the Quiltville store.
    *This mystery is for your personal use only.*

    Let's chat, share pictures, ideas, and fabric choices, etc. This mystery is a great opportunity to learn some new tips, hints and methods while sewing. Have fun, relax, and stitch up a few units along the way!

    Copyright Reminder:Please do not re-post copies of any clues for the mystery quilt and/or photos of work that is not your own. Thanks!
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 11-01-2018 at 02:21 AM.
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    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.

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    I'm shopping my stash for this one, and I hope I will have enough of the lighter orange (peach?). I'm assuming the neutrals will be OK with white, cream, and some shirting. Hope so, anyway! I have only done one other BH mystery and, although I didn't like it at first, I love the finished quilt now.

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    I’m excited about the colors...I didn’t have any plans on doing this year’s mystery but I may have just been sucked in by the variety of colors. LOL
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Thanks for starting up the new challenge thread, Mariposa! I'll be downloading each clue and watching from the fence, cheering you all on! I have way too many UFOs and WIP at the moment.
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    I'm tempted...

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    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.

    I'm not going to make the 60 mile trip to look for paint chips so this is what I'm going with as I pick from my stash. Again - this is what I'm going to use to help me pull from my stash - I do need discipline or everything will be aqua or peachy LOL!!

    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.
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    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,

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    Thank you, Mariposa, for getting this thread started!

    After some thought, I had also decided that the lighter orange wouldn't function as a separate color, since Bonnie gave yardage for 'oranges.'

    I love how these bright colors look together, so I will probably go with yardage rather than the duller-colored FQ bundle I had in my stash, even though I am curious to see how those busy FQ prints would work with this mystery.

    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.
    Last edited by joe'smom; 11-01-2018 at 06:16 AM. Reason: after thought
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    Let me confess to you how crazy I am! This weekend I will be putting final borders on Jamestown Landing (Bonnie Hunter design);
    Next weekend I am taking a class with Bonnie for her Midnight Flight quilt;
    I plan to do Good Fortune as it comes out;
    I have a Wild and Goosey that I plan to make into a table runner which I take to my weekly sew-in;
    I am currently quilting On Ringo Lake from last year's mystery;
    And I am taking another class with Bonnie in March for Wonky Wishes!!!!!

    Obviously I am demented and a huge BH fan! LOL
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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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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?
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 11-01-2018 at 08:46 AM. Reason: copying any p0art of the mystery is a copyright violation and against Bonnie's wishes
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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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    Quote 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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    Thanks, guys. (I'll probably cave anyway, and buy fabric for a scrappy, LOL.)
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    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!

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    Terry, Bonnie has said she will not give Accuquilt die info, because it reveals too much about the design mystery. But... based on other clues she has given, I'd "think small".
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    Terry, there is no way to know for sure but often 1 1/2" strips and 2" strips are used. Maybe 2 1/2" squares? or
    2 1/2" strips? For HSTs she pairs 2 strips right sides together and cuts with the Essential Triangle ruler or the Easy Angle ruler rather than make them from individual squares.
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    Mariposa, thanks for starting this thread. I have already started to shop my stash. Blues, greens, reds ........... all high up on my favorite colors list. Hmmmmmmmmmm ............ just stuck some blues in a project box for a "future" quilt, might have to rethink that one. Well, back to finishing ORL.
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    I have never done a mystery quilt before but think I want to give this one a try. The colours do concern me but I should probably get the paint chips before I shine too much!

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