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    Guesses

    One thing I love about mysteries is trying to guess. I don't need any sudoku, puzzle or crosswords to entertain my mind, I have all kinds of theories. All the units added so far, we already have more than half of the quilt (if my math is right). The units we made for clue #1, though, were such an odd number that it has kept me wondering a lot. Unless some of them are going in the borders.

    My present theory is there are going to be two kinds of blocks, alternated this way

    A-B-A-B-A-B-A
    B-A-B-A-B-A-B
    A-B-A-B-A-B-A
    B-A-B-A-B-A-B
    A-B-A-B-A-B-A
    B-A-B-A-B-A-B
    A-B-A-B-A-B-A

    There are going to be (25) A blocks, and the magenta/neutral triangle-in-a-square from clue #2 are going to be on the sides (maybe as a star?).

    #2
    Your theory makes sense. I am thinking they are going to be set on point and that some of the colors are going to end up as triangles because it is on point. I hope we make some flying geese.
    Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

    https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

    https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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      #3
      don't forget sashings - ====== yellow and green geese flying all thruout ??
      Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
      hugs, Suzi
      http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
      it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

      GOD Bless America

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        #4
        I don't have any guess, but I hope for stars. I love stars.

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          #5
          Did Bonnie ever used any sashings when her patterns consist in alternate blocks? I don't think so, but well, I only have a couple of her books. I keep on trying to figure out and, my new bet is: it is going to be on point, 5 rows of (5) A blocks alternated with 4 rows of (4) B blocks, with a pieced border that includes most of the neutral 4Ps.
          We are almost done, and we haven't used any yellow yet, although her instructions call for 2 yds of it. We have only used 1/2 yd green of the 1 1/2 yds she told us to get.
          Will she be posting an extra clue or the reveal for New Year? That's the day after tomorrow...

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            #6
            lourixe - Orange Crush, Easy Street, Grand Illusion all have sashings
            I am so looking forward to playing in the yellows - i think they will work into the setting triangles if she does do on point again this year. maybe we have 2 more clues and then the reveal?? Someone posted earlier today we have completed 87% of the over all top units......
            Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
            hugs, Suzi
            http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
            it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

            GOD Bless America

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              #7
              Oooooooo the plot may thicken! You could be right about the new year thing. I figure the yellows will be near the neutrals because in the beginning she made a big deal about the yellows being darker than the neutrals. The blocks that we have made like the HSTs and the QSTs will assemble together somehow. The neutral 4 patches are ending in a number divisible by 17 or 13, which is an odd number. The on point thing would make an uneven number. I think the purple triangle in a squares will be used between blocks as sashing to give it movement there is 180 total of those which is divisible by an add number (5). I figure we still have at least 3 clues left. She said we could be finishing in Jan, she never specified when and it is possible that because of the shipping delays on her ruler, she pushed our sewing schedules out making this one go beyond and into mid Jan.
              Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

              https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

              https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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                #8
                I went back and read over all our clues, this is a quote from the intro: "I am not stating the number of clues in this quilt at this time because I like to keep it a mystery, enjoy the process and perhaps keep you guessing a bit more."
                If we are setting our blocks on point there must be an odd size border to make up for a fraction. We know that 87 means 3 inch blocks of 29. However, if you put the on point that means they are 4 inches across which leaves a remainder. It is still a mystery!
                Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

                https://myquiltprojects.wordpress.com/

                https://thecookbookproject.wordpress.com/

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                  #9
                  Orange Crush, Easy Street and Grand Ilusion have sashings because there is only one kind of blocks. Celtic Solstice and Allietare alternated two types of blocks without sashing. In the first clue, for those working with one constant neutral she said they only needed (45) 3 1/2" units, so I assumed those are the neutrals required within blocks, and the others will be part of a pieced border (those that have a constant neutral would only need to cut 3 1/2" strips fo that).

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                    #10
                    your right lourixe - after rethinking Easy Street had the illusion of sashing after the 2 blocks came together (ES was and is my favorite bhmq) and Grand Illusion only used one main block with the 4Ps as sashings with cornerstone solids but only 1 main block. Sorry - my bad.

                    deegles - that is wayyyyyyy tooooo much math for me to even try thinking through that far (LOL)

                    Yippppeeee and is it Friday yet ???
                    Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
                    hugs, Suzi
                    http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
                    it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

                    GOD Bless America

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                      #11
                      She also said to "keep your yellows and greens contrasting, they may end up next to each other" in the intro.

                      I'm still not able to sew, but hope to with the clue next week. Did hand sew a binding today, but that barely scratched my itch. Everyone else's blocks look wonderful!

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                        #12
                        Hey Di, nice to see you back on the board. Sure hope 2017 will start with you feeling much much better.

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                          #13
                          This forum doesn't have any "spoiler" button, so I'm directing you to my blog if you are curious to see my present theory: http://chantosnachaira.blogspot.com....ce-clue-6.html

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                            #14
                            Lourixe, I looked at your guess on the blog post. This would be a lovely quilt! Have you thought about making it?

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                              #15
                              Thank you, Midge. Actually I did. As soon as I am done assembling En Provence I am counting how many units I have left and how many I would need.
                              Two years ago the Grand Illusion mystery called for a pieced border that I was scared of, so instead I used those units for another quilt which is one of my favorites (on my couch right now).

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