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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 388369 views.
tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Feb-24

Yes, my blocks will all be this color combo.   I try to use what I have for mystery quilts.   Lord knows I don't need to buy any more fabric. LOL

Bonnie used two shades of blue, aqua, fuschia and a lime green, along with neutrals.  I'm sure if you google  Bonnie Hunter 2019 Mystery - Frolic, you see her colors.  Or maybe on her blog site in Jan 2020.  

Now a days I wait for the Reveal before I decide if I'm going to make it or not.  I wish she'd give up the illusion that we all love 1.5" strips made into 4-patches.  Personally I don't really like working with anything less than 2" 

Bonnie Hunter's quilts could certainly be called "eye candy," but the best ones I have seen were made by quilters who did not use Bonnie's colors, but took the pattern and ran with it, using colors of their own choice.  To my eye, most of Bonnies quilts are just too "busy," and think about this:  How many thousands of women are making those quilts all in the same colors that Bonnie has selected.  They're very pretty, but I don't just want to follow the crowd.  I am not a big fan of most mystery quilts either, so I can understand why you want to see the reveal before deciding whether or not to do one.  

latterberry

From: latterberry

Feb-25

My sentiments exactly about Bonnie's mystery quilts.  Too small of pieces, too fussy and too many that would look alike.  I do enjoy seeing how many change it up to make it their own way.  I love the scrappy quilt patterns on her site and have made may of them--just no mysteries.

I've always felt a bit betrayed at a quilt show when I see a quilt that I really like, then turn the corner and see 3 more just like it.

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Feb-25

Yep, hundreds and hundreds in the same colors.  Bonnie leans towards using very similar colors in many of her quilts.  The are not my favorites.  SO I went with yellows/black/greys and B&W neutrals.  I'm very happy with my choices as it gives it a different look.  

I do so much sewing on charity quilts that I keep every Bonnie quilt I make for myself.  I don't do them all though.  This is only my 5th one and that's plenty for the two beds in the house.  My 3rd bedroom is my sewing room..

Happy Sewing Today to You!  Love your military code handle too.. 

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-25

I use scraps a lot but have never done a Bonnie Hunter quilt.  I'm with you one the narrow strips.  I am not great a sewing a straight line for any distance.  The wider the strip, the more forgiving.

Yeah, I don't care for doing her mystery quilts so much as a million pieces to make something I may not love...however, it's fun to watch and see :D 

latterberry

From: latterberry

Mar-9

That bread looks amazing!  Wish I was your neighbor.

tuckyquilter

From: tuckyquilter

Mar-9

Me too.  We could eat bread w/ all kinds of toppings - and have our very own Quilting Parties... all the time.. 

so I've been playing around with my novelty fabrics - they've missed me.  I decided I was going to cut strips 2.5" wide & 4.5" wide from all the scatter type prints just to make it a bit faster.  Fussy cutting is necessary on larger prints but much of my stash is the small prints - this way I don't have so much to refold after every quilt.   So since I had a bunch of 2.5" strips already cut I was looking at quilts that used noddles.  I found several, already posted pictures of a couple posted under a separate thread ("interesting jelly roll idea"0.  Here's another I've started - remember now why I don't like on point settings - I'm getting a crick in my neck looking at the strips on the wall side ways - relaxed

this is another idea from Jordan fabrics - called beads.  I made mine using 2.5 & 4.5 fabrics.  The background is also made from 4.5 squares - I didn't use her construction method at all.  But her instructions work well if you are using precuts.

I'm also using up scraps making a bunch (200+) 4 patches.  Rather than using 9 patches like in the pattern below I'm using 4 - 4 patches instead.  9 patches don't translate to 4" finished very well and I really want to use those 4.5 precuts.  So I'm making 4 patches that are 2" finished - yup crazy but it used up ALL the little odd scraps left from previous quilts.  Great leader/ender project.

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