Well, then, I guess Bonnie had some tricks up her sleeve. I knew she had a history of surprises at the end of her mystery quilts, but was still a bit flabbergasted at how she ended this. Since I am not superhuman (and I was out of town with no internet, cell service or phone for the weekend), I am planning to finish this by working on a clue each week.
I had been hoping that we wouldn’t need much of the coral to melon fabrics. I didn’t have much left of the fat quarter bundle that I was using for my clues. When I saw the clue released, I know that I wouldn’t have enough so I decided to supplement with fabric from my stash. I remembered Bonnie blogging about pushing the boundaries of the color families with this one so I felt some freedom with my choices.
Once I chose my fabric, it really didn’t take long to get those triangles cut using my Accuquilt cutter. With this clue, it was time to use a different die than I had used with my other clues. The triangles were cut so accurately and paired beautifully with my unit from our earlier clue. I sewed these unit with a slightly scant seam allowance, paying special attention to the place where the stitching line crossed the center of the unit. By sewing just outside of that point by a thread or two helps to ensure that your points do not get chopped off.
The result is an accurate unit that helps move you on to the next clue. So now that Bonnie has revealed the final quilt, are you excited to get it finished this week? Please post a picture in the comments and let us know how you are keeping up. We would love to see your progress!
Twas the night before Friday and all through the studio there is a flurry of activity as I clear my table in anticipation of the second clue. I wonder what it might be this week. The cheery red and white four patches remind me of peppermints and Christmas. The coffee is set and my clothes laid out. I am an early riser by nature and I wake early to begin checking my phone for the next clue.
It seems the world over is urging Bonnie to wake and to post the next clue…this is a testament to the positive power she has near and far...even across the water to Australia.
It’s Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt time and the theme is Good Fortune! What a lovely sentiment….good fortune. I have had the Good Fortune to be surrounded by friends and family both far and near and although the mystery is a special blessing for those whose families are scattered or gone for me it is a Blessing and a time for renewal and reflection.
This is the fourth mystery quilt I have chosen to create in the last 5 years. I took one year off and there are parts of me that still regret that decision. However, my design wall clearly called my name and asked that I finish a few of my own projects…..I completed 4 between Thanksgiving and Christmas...how, it’s a bit of a mystery.
Sunday afternoons mean lazy naps for some, football for others and for me it means cutting time.
I am usually rested and ready to set up my weeks sewing projects. At the end of a work day it’s easy peasy to sew a few seams here and there and by the end of the week I am ready for another Sunday afternoon cutting session.
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