Turkey Tracks: October 15, 2014
Bonnie Hunter’s Annual Mystery Quilt
The first posting has come for Bonnie Hunter’s annual mystery Quilt.
This first posting describes what inspired Bonnie. This year it was her stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan, where she has taught for several years now. The quilt’s name is “Grand Illusion.” Bonnie gives, in this initial posting, detailed instructions about fabric choices–and provides numbers to paint chips available at Loews.
The first clue will come the day after Thanksgiving. And every Friday morning thereafter, Bonnie will post the next clue–or what to do next. Bonnie makes her quilts in units that combine to make a quilt. There will be from 6 to 8 weeks of clues. Bonnie will reveal the quilt sometime between Christmas and New Year’s.
I have been rounding up fabrics and pawing through my stash since this post came in, and I’m assembling some really nice fabric choices. I’m excited!
I’m going to keep my neutrals to the white end of the neutral scale, which will pop the other colors out. Bonnie says the yellow fabric will be the constant in this quilt.
Last year, you may recall, I did this annual mystery quilt, “Celtic Solstice.” And I learned so much from reading Bonnie’s detailed instructions and from interacting with other folks around the world making this quilt. (There is a Facebook group you can join.)
“Grand Illusions,” said Bonnie, will be less intense than “Celtic Solstice.”
The information on “Grand Illusions” will come off Bonnie’s web site sometime in June, I think. And the quilt will go into an upcoming book.