I decided for my own entertainment to go back through my blog posts and review the Bonnie Hunter mysteries I have made.
2008 - 2010
This was my first Bonnie mystery quilt. Her version was red, white, and blue so you can see I went totally out of the box on my first one! I love it and it's still one of my favorite quilts and is a cuddle quilt for TV watching.
This is another of my favorite Bonnie mystery quilts! I stuck pretty much to Bonnie's colours for this one although at first I was nervous about so much orange!
I did change the border on my version and used up leftover blocks.
This quilt lives on my son's bed.
Carolina Christmas 2009 - ??
I didn't like the huge size of this quilt, so I divided the blocks -
half were made into this quilt in 2011 and given to the comfort quilt collection at the guild. The other half of the blocks feel sad to be still sitting in a UFO box!
2009 (yep - started and finished in the same year!)
I started with a border print that I liked and picked colours for the mystery from that print. It was a fun way to organize a mystery quilt.
I changed the border and really like my version.
This is a large quilt which I machine quilted myself and was very happy with how it turned out. This quilt lives on my daughter's bed.
Roll Roll Cotton Boll
2010 - ??
This quilt is still just a top.
I didn't have enough neutral scraps to make the alternate string pieced blocks for this quilt, so I changed the layout completely. It has been stalled for a long time because I am working through my fear of fitting seminole pieced borders onto a large quilt!!
2011 - 2013
I went totally rogue on this one and used only one fabric line called "3 Sisters Grace", and that is what I call this quilt.
It is completely different from Bonnie's quilt, and you can see her quilt here. I made my version smaller and put the border on
2012 - ??
I kept to Bonnie's recommended colours for this one since I had a lot in my stash. I wish my version had a bit more contrast, but it's okay.
It is really big and I don't even have a photo of all of it, but here is the right half! This quilt is still a flimsy because I keep debating about whether or not I want to quilt it myself. It will likely be on next year's UFO list to finish.
Celtic Solstice 2013
I changed up the colours on this one (you can see lots of variations on this post) and used a lot of angel themed fabrics. It was quilted for me by Cathy with an angel design. This is one of my all time favorite quilts and it lives on my bed.
And what will the 2014 mystery be? Bonnie is calling it "Grand Illusion" and the fabric requirements have been posted here. After years of making Bonnie Hunter mysteries, I do know that the new mystery will be:
1) a challenge and I will learn new things,
2) a lot of fun to sew,
3) a well written quilt pattern with great instructions, and
4) a well-kept mystery right up until the end!
I better get digging through the stash and see what colours I will use this year. Can't wait to get started on November 28th!