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Bonnie K Hunter's Mystery quilt Along

Mystery quilt starting November and releasing clues every  week or so.

Website: http://quiltville.blogspot.ca/p/en-provence-mystery.html
Members: 151
Latest Activity: Jan 28

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En Provence- 2016 Bonnie K Hunter mystery quilt-along

Started by cate. Last reply by Deborah Calyo Jan 26. 42 Replies

Here is the place for all your "En Provence" pictures and discussions. This is a place where we will find everything related to the 2016 Bonnie K Hunter mystery. Please no direct sharing of clues or measurements. Everyone is to be directed back to…Continue

"Allietare" 2015 Bonnie K Hunter Mystery quilt-a-long.

Started by cate. Last reply by LKC Dec 25, 2016. 36 Replies

Hey Folks:Looks like we should be getting color and fabric requirements soon, so I just thought we could get this up and ready.  Just a quick reminder that the links for clues etc, will be linking directly to Bonnie's page. Of course we can post our…Continue

2014 Bonnie K Hunter Mystery Quilt Along " Grand Illusion"

Started by cate. Last reply by Carole Dec 9, 2015. 203 Replies

Here is the place to post all your pics and comments related directly to this mystery.  Also please continue posting comments to the main page as well. Enjoy!!Continue

Lazy Sunday Mystery 2013 Photo and Discussions etc.

Started by Kathy Biggs/MO. Last reply by Michelle K Nov 7, 2014. 271 Replies

This discussion is for the NEW Bonnie K. Hunter mystery being published as a 4 part series in Quiltmaker magazine. The first part/clue is now available in the March/April'13 issue. As with the other mystery quilts, you may also post comments in the…Continue

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Comment by AnnetteJ on January 28, 2017 at 11:04pm

Thanks, Cindy but yes, I have a wonderful sewing cabinet that supports it pretty well...At least as much as humanly possible.  But now that I think about it, maybe if I shift things around a bit, it might be easier.  I'll try that when I go down next time.  I'm having a great deal of arthritic pain this winter and wouldn't you know it's travelled down now into my knees, making it extremely painful to do the stairs.  I'm hoping that once winter's over the pain will lessen.  Otherwise we may have to convert the dining room into a sewing room.  I am not one but happy about that!

Comment by LKC on January 28, 2017 at 6:03pm

I too had to work with making the tone on tone work. I used different neutrals and played with the blocks until it blended together. I mainly used white and yellow print with white background from CT. All fabric used were scrapes and most were CT fabric. Someday I will quilt it. I did learn a great deal about playing with tone on tone. I am trying to finish two UFO and make my husband birthday quilt, which is half done. His birthday is the 12th. It will be a busy week.

Comment by Cindy on January 26, 2017 at 9:40am
Can't wait to see your finish, Annette. As for wrestling your quilt top, do you have something you can set up at a right angle to your sewing table to help support so.e of the bulk. An ironing board works well as its' height can be adjusted to that of your table. Just a thought. It can get cumbersome to say the least. I at 5'8" have the same problems.

If you haven't seen the quilts posted last evening on Bonnie's blog, you should check them out. Some fabulous finishes that makes one wonder if it's even the same pattern.

Also, just a reminder if you don't have all the steps saved and/or printed out, the clues will be pulled on Jan 31 midnight Bonnie's time.
Comment by AnnetteJ on January 26, 2017 at 7:27am

I think you're right, Cindy.  There are glitches in this program.  On this page, I get the current posts first.  On the En Provence page, I get the very first posts on the En Provence mystery rather than today's posts.  Always throws me for a loop.  I'm nearly through the last border of neutrals and just have to attach them to the quilt top.  I added an extra row of blocks, making this a huge quilt!  That's done it for me.  The last big quilt I'll piece!!!  My 5 ft frame just doesn't manage them anymore.  My kids will be disappointed but life's filled with disappointments.  I was fine until I started putting the rows together.  Now I'm in a wrestling match, it seems.  Anyone have a solution?  Anyway, enough whining!  Today's the last day.  Beautiful quilt though...Even if the beds are too big, lol.

Comment by Cindy on January 10, 2017 at 11:32am

Good going Diane.  Can't wait to see it. As for the tool bar, some times it's there, others not. I found it I pull up an Info box and click on desktop mode, I get the tools back. CT has been having problems with their server, NING. Supposed to be working out the bugs, but some still remain.

Check out the Monday link up on Bonnie's blog. There are some awesome finishes. Some gals have also done what I am doing with the yellow squares. Changing them to half square units with purple (or whatever color you're using there) makes a huge difference. I really like it so much better. Added to the fact I'm getting overloaded on using the golden yellows. My previous three mysteries have had that in them. Time for this old lady to change things up a bit.

Happy stitching everyone.

Comment by diane on January 10, 2017 at 10:12am

Mine is finished-as far as the piecing goes. I can't say I'm in love. My colors are to subtle in places to see the curve of the block. I can't post a picture because for some reason the picture icon is not sowing up for me

Comment by donalma shoust on January 10, 2017 at 3:55am
I work on it a little each day.This is the first Bonnie Hunter mystery I have done and I am loving how it is going together.I have 4 of the 16 blocks together and some of the sashing strips.I didn't have all the pieces totally cut out because I had so much company at Christmas but did as Bonnie suggested and once the new clue came out cut some of them to make sure I knew how they went together.Now I am going back and finishing each clue.
Comment by diane on January 9, 2017 at 8:37pm

I'm down to the final border. I've been working on it all day everyday since Thursday when we got home . I had finished up to clue 4 before we left so just had the last 3. I don't know how people are able to get them done so fast either, especially those that have them quilted already !

Comment by Kim Webb on January 9, 2017 at 6:24pm

I agree Annette. I look forward to this mystery and thank Bonnie for being so giving of her time and designs. I have loved every one that I have done.

And I don't know how they get it all done so fast either. I work on it between work and everything else and when it gets done, it's done. No race for me. I just want to have fun with it.

Comment by AnnetteJ on January 9, 2017 at 4:46pm

That yellow is crucial.  I'm using mud 19th century reproductions: red for magenta, blues rather than purple's.  Everything was looking just fine until the gold.  OMGosh!  Bright gold looked awful.  Dull gold just faded away.  I was running out of fabric and ideas.  There are some big holes in my repro palette!  But just on a whim I plugged in cheddar.  Perfect!  Orange is blue's complement...That's why the gold didn't work.  Too late I saw the photo with the large HSTs.  I may have to make this again...With a few changes.  It's been a grand time but I still wonder how those who are finished already have done it.  I've pieced everyday for 5 hrs a day.  How'd they do it?  This year's mystery has really had the quilters putting their thinking caps on.  So many spectacular colour changes, even though the original was gorgeous!  We are so blessed to have Bonnie doing this for all of us.  She certainly has brought me a lot of joy.

 

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