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Turkey Tracks: Change of Fabrics for Bonnie Hunter Mystery

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November 17, 2017

Change of Fabrics for Bonnie Hunter Mystery

As I posted earlier, I started with these fabrics—which replicate Bonnie Hunter’s color scheme.

They’re pretty.  No doubt.  (The deep dark is a midnight teal.)


But,, but—I have been thinking all winter that I want to work with lots of low-volume fabrics this winter.  And I have several projects picked out to start.  And I’ve been clearing the decks to get to them.

I had not intended to make this year’s mystery when it starts, but to print out the pattern for sure.  Bonnie’s mystery patterns are the best.   But a friend asked me to accompany her on this year’s mystery journey.  And several more have joined us.  This friend was over the other day with fabrics to audition.  Along the way, she looked at me and said, “You know, I really want to work with neutrals and not these colors we’ve picked out.”

Oh my!

”Me too,” I said, and I’m going to pull out a different combo from my stash and see what it looks like.”

”Let’s do it RIGHT NOW,” said my friend.  And off we went.

Here’s what we pulled:


Now I’m happy!

And, yes, these are colors I used in “Butterscotch Fall,” so clearly I have not scratched this itch enough yet.  I can’t wait to see how these colors come together.

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November 17, 2017 at 6:16 pm

Turkey Tracks: Fabrics for Bonnie Hunter’s 2017 Mystery Quilt “On Ringo Lake”

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November 6, 2017

Fabrics for Bonnie Hunter’s 2017 Mystery Quilt “On Ringo Lake”

I wasn’t going to do this year’s mystery quilt.

I have done four of them now, each a gem.  But, I have some other projects I wanted to finish before starting the mystery quilt.  I was just going to print the clues and make the quilt later.  Maybe.

But then, several people I know wanted to do it.

And the next thing I knew, I was pulling fabric.

For the first time, I’m substituting a fabric:  for Bonnie’s rich dark brown I am using two rich, midnight dark teals that have been hanging out in my stash for way too long.  If I buy any other fabric, it might be a third dark teal.  This dark teal does not show it’s dark richness when I try to take a picture of it.

Here you can see it provides plenty of contrast.

And here’s a pic I manipulated considerably to show the textures.

Below are pics of my aquas, corals, and neutrals:


I may add more neutrals.  These were pulled from my Cotton+Steel and “text fabric” bins.  On “En Provence,” I really liked the inclusion of some busier neutrals.  See?

Bring on the clues.

I’m ready!


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November 6, 2017 at 4:19 pm