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    Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt

    I have enjoyed Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville blog. I know that it is almost time for her mystery quilt. Have any of you made one of her mystery quilts? I have not bought any of her books though her quilts are lovely. I am considering making her mystery quilt this year (as if I need another project). But I love to learn new things and her use of color and scraps intrigues me. The pictures I have seen of last year's quilt look very complicated. Any information would be appreciated.

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    Love love love Bonnie Hunter!!! I started Grand Illusion, but didn't like my color choices and have since used some of the parts in other projects. I loved last years and it is on my list to make. She breaks the mysteries into manageable blocks - 4 or 9 patches, half square triangles, flying geese, etc.

    I am currently working on Texas Tumbleweeds and Sisters Choice. My Cathedral Stars just needs borders.

    Even if you don't get all of each step done, download the pattern steps as they are revealed and attempt to do some of the units. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the process!
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      I'm a big Bonnie Hunter fan. I have not done a mystery yet, the time of year just doesn't work for me. I did start last last year with a plan of making a few of each unit, but fell behind and didn't finish it. Last year's was more complicated and I think she said this year she will make it a little simpler. Just tonight I finished assembling her bricks and stepping stones pattern. It is really a fun quilt. If you can - I say go for it!
      Donna

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          I was going to do last years' but my life just got too complicated. I hope to do this years'
          Ginny B

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            I did last year's and loved it. I also made Old Tobacco Road which was a mystery several years ago--though I just made it this year. I've done Jamestown Landing from her book, String Fling, and I've almost finished Pfeffernusse from the same book. Her newest book is wonderful--I made Carolina Chain for my mom in Christmas fabrics (shhh--don't tell her ), and I've started on Twirl Around. I guess you can tell--I'm a BIG fan! So looking forward to this year's mystery.
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              I've done three of her mysteries. Or I should say, am working on. They're all close to being finished. Last year's was my favorite. Don't know about this year, I have so many other quilts to do. But I said the same last year then couldn't resist joining the fun. And I'm glad I did.

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                My first BH mystery quilt was Celtic Solstice. I made a wall hanging instead of a full quilt. I made a full-sized Grand Illusion. I didn't do last year's mystery but I saved all the clues. Even if you don't make the quilt, you can follow along and save/print the steps as they are issued. They won't be available for long after the mystery ends because the quilt will be added to one of Bonnie's new books.
                *~* Myrna *~*
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                  I'm hoping to do it this year.

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                    I envy anyone who does a mystery quilt. I find it intriguing, as I like mysteries, and figuring stuff out.
                    but I have to admit that I am afraid of doing a mystery quilt.
                    I am afraid I might not like the result, OR that once it's finished I will look at it and wish I'd used some awesome fabric I was saving for just the right project, OR if I use some of my awesome fabric, that I'll wish I'd used some of my blah fabrics.
                    There, I said it.
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                      Originally posted by PrettyCurious View Post
                      I envy anyone who does a mystery quilt. I find it intriguing, as I like mysteries, and figuring stuff out.
                      but I have to admit that I am afraid of doing a mystery quilt.
                      I am afraid I might not like the result, OR that once it's finished I will look at it and wish I'd used some awesome fabric I was saving for just the right project, OR if I use some of my awesome fabric, that I'll wish I'd used some of my blah fabrics.
                      There, I said it.
                      Why don't you try just making 25% of the units she calls for. It should be enough for a wall hanging or table runner if you are not crazy about it. If you are happy, you can make more!
                      Donna

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                        I have made the 3 last Mysteries and had a lot of fun. They are the kind of projects that require many many small units, but it is the system of piecing that suits me. I improved my accuracy a lot during the process. There are going to be HSTs in this next one, as she has recommended the new speciality tool for them. I will keep with my Easy Angle ruler, though.

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                          I want to try a mystery quilt. When the new one gets posted, I hope someone will mention something on this site.

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                            Originally posted by midnightline View Post
                            I want to try a mystery quilt. When the new one gets posted, I hope someone will mention something on this site.
                            I'm sure someone will, but keep in mind she posts the first "clue" Thanksgiving weekend - usually Friday morning, but I think she posted it Thursday night last year - an early surprise. She will announce the colors and yardage amounts before Halloween, I believe. I'm looking forward to it, even if I can't fully participate!
                            Donna

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                              The fabric requirements for this project were published yesterday!

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