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Thread: On Ringo Lake -- Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2017-18

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    I love seeing everyone's progress. I used to get bogged down in choices on which fabric to pair with which in a unit and a few years ago someone suggested it didn't matter when you see the quilt as a whole especially with little pieces so now basically I am a little faster. I guess I am trying to say I am incrementally relaxing on the unit choices after I decide on the quilt fabric choices. I have cut the flying geese pieces, in about 3 different waves of cutting where I cut some, sew some and begin again. (I cut more after I have sewed a few combos - when I need new combos adding to the old...fabric from the first cut is sitting there waiting for new cuts to be added)

    I think working on a project with others like this forum helps open my eyes. I used to think my procrastination was based on perfectionism but reading posts this morning makes me realize that in some areas my procrastination is about feeling overwhelmed with choices.
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    Pagzz, if we had a like button, i’d Be hitting it right about now!

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    Great thoughts, Pagzz. You are right about the choices. You just want to get all your fabrics into the quilt. For the geese, I just want to be sure I am putting two different neutrals on either side of my center triangle. Other than that, once the fabric is cut I just grab and sew.
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    I purchased my material but my mom fell and broke her pelvic so have not even taken material out of bag! 🙁 Hoping I can catch up. Finished BHMQ TOP last year but havenít Quilted it yet! Hope to eventually!!
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    Wow, you have all been busy bees! (Or geese?)

    Impressive collection of fabrics, rryder! You will make Bonnie proud!

    GramE and windblown, I like your controlled scrappies. My last MQ was controlled scrappy and I find it calming to look at.

    Miss Rita, I love your kitty-cat goose! Too cute.

    Carol and Retiredteacher, such pretty fabrics you each have!

    I'm still staying positive that I can finish mine by tomorrow. Only 36 more neutral wings and the whole gaggle to press and trim up.... Do you think I can do it?
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    Yes NZ, I believe in you!

    SoBuzy, I am sorry for your mom's mishap. Hope she is doing well rehabbing. Just keep downloading the weekly clues and you can do the quilt at your own pace.

    There are always those who don't decide to join in until late, or until they see the what the finished quilt looks like. There should always be someone to sew with... I still have my Allietare to finish putting together and quilting, from two mysteries ago.
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    This time I used matching wings on each of my geese. But still used a dozen different neutrals, so lots of scrappy too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GramE View Post
    Lisa, that word DECISIONS is the problem I have with scrappy. I’m ADHD enough that I have trouble making decisions that don’t matter. Now if the house was on fire I could easily decide to get out. But deciding if this blue goes with this white or ecru drives me insane.
    That's so interesting. I have no trouble making decisions such as what blue goes with what ecru, but I would have trouble deciding what aqua to use if I were only using one, LOL!

    retiredteacher09, I love your units!

    Podunk Princess, that's a beautiful flying goose! What other colors are you using?

    SoBuzy, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope she has a smooth recovery, and that you're able to join in before long.

    I'm frustrated and disappointed today. I've been using the folded corners ruler, finding it slow and tedious, but thinking it was all worth it because I was getting perfect geese. Not! Why is it that my practice piece is always perfect, but nothing that comes after?

    These geese aren't quite as bad as my Easy Angle/Companion results; for the most part, the bottoms are nice and square, and the center top is where it should be, but those darned side pieces are wonky. I should be able to use them all, but it's very annoying. I guess I should have chosen the trim down option. I think the next time flying geese come my way, I'll try the four-at-a-time method.
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    SoBusy- I'm sorry to hear about your mom's hip.

    I finally got all the geese finished--pic below. I am now off to get laser surgery on my right eye. I'm told I may not be able to do much for the next couple of days, but hopefully I'll be able to make a start on Clue No. 1 and Clue No. 3 this weekend.
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    Those look super yummy, Rob! I think you have chosen fabrics really well.
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    Please rest your eyes and don't over to it after the surgery, rryder! I get all squeamish with anything to do with eyes.

    Sewbusy, I'm sorry to hear of your moms accident. I hope she heals well fast!
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    Why is it that my practice piece is always perfect, but nothing that comes after?
    Are you watching your seam allowances? When I get comfortable and start sewing a little faster, I might get the seam allowances a little bit too wide. Then I have to go back and sew another seam beside the first one, and take the first one out. I call it "seam alteration"... and there's some of that in every group I sew. I can imagine what a mess I'd have at the end if I didn't measure every piece after I press the seams, and then go back and make whatever alterations might be necessary. If I'm lucky and have been paying good attention to the seam allowance, there will only be a few that need altering.
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    Good luck with the surgery, Rob.

    I'm starting to get excited that we have a new clue tomorrow! Yay... one more sleep.
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    Sometimes pressing can make them wonky. I do the draw a line on the square method--I press the corner back before trimming the fabric. It seems to add stability while pressing. Then I trim off the underneath triangles.
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    I think pressing is usually my problem though my seam can wander with my mind. I was laughing at myself this morning because something I sewed came out just right (a rather infrequent event) and I thought to my "well would you look at that" which is like the surprise I sometimes get when my bank balance matches my check register.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Are you watching your seam allowances? When I get comfortable and start sewing a little faster, I might get the seam allowances a little bit too wide. Then I have to go back and sew another seam beside the first one, and take the first one out. I call it "seam alteration"... and there's some of that in every group I sew. I can imagine what a mess I'd have at the end if I didn't measure every piece after I press the seams, and then go back and make whatever alterations might be necessary. If I'm lucky and have been paying good attention to the seam allowance, there will only be a few that need altering.
    Thanks, sewbizgirl! Clearly, I need to be checking and assessing my units more than I have been.

    LOL, Pagzz!
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    This past spring I gave myself permission to not care a bit, if fabric ended up by same fabric. I liked the result, believe it or not.
    This is a 60X40 quilted bed topper (double sided, no batt) out of the last of my aboriginal prints Rob brought back from his trip down under, and limited options of moda marbles I think.
    I think at one spot there are six sames I like it! So I'm carrying forward with current quilts.

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    Ok...silly question...
    With the Geese units...do you press seams toward the neutral or towards the orange?
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    I find I have better accuracy of I finger press before I apply the iron. My iron really messes up my seams.

    Kristen, I think Bonnie said to press towards the neutrals. At least I hope she did because I just finished pressing all my geese that way!
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    Pretty tumbler quilt, Kalama... with that much going on, it would be hard to notice any 'sames'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoBuzy View Post
    I purchased my material but my mom fell and broke her pelvic so have not even taken material out of bag!  Hoping I can catch up. Finished BHMQ TOP last year but haven’t Quilted it yet! Hope to eventually!!
    We are in somewhat of the same boat. My mom fell but just injured her foot but I have to change dressings twice a day. So very slow going here too. My thoughts are with you
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    Kalama Love your tumbler quilt, it looks like an aboriginal art it self- Dream Time
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    I have 70 FG done out of 100. But I realised last night I cut 6 more 4-at-a-time units than I need, so if I have to fill in at the reveal, I'll some already cut and the first seam sewn.
    Although I won't be completely done with them by tomorrow, I feel I'm keeping up better than other years.

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    I'll be finishing up my geese as leaders and Enders with clue 3 I reckon, but I have over 100 trimmed so that's not to bad. I like the way my pinks look with the blues.
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    very cool layout NZquilter.
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