2017 Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt “On Ringo Lake”

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Materials –

Machine Pieced

Started: November 2017


Quilt to be finished at: 75″ x 90″


11/25/2017 – This is Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt for 2017.  You can see this same story in my previous Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt pages but to make it easier for you, here’s the summary of it: My first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt along was in 2012 for Easy Street.  I finished it in July, 2014.  I played along again in 2013 with Celtic Solstice.  The top is done but I still need to get the back together and quilt this.  It’s a huge quilt and is at 115″x 115″.  It will not fit in the long arm I rent at my local Bernina dealer.  So I’m at a standstill.  I started to play along in 2014 with Grand Illusions but didn’t like how it looked after the reveal so couldn’t get myself to finish it.  I feel bad that I don’t like it.  I almost don’t like to say anything if I do not like something.  But I realize that it’s not a negative thing on Bonnie.  Everyone has their preferences and Grand Illusions just didn’t fit my style.  I love so many of Bonnie’s quilts that not liking one is not a big deal.  So in 2015 I frogged it.  It made me a little wary to join the mystery in 2015 for Allietare!.  But I loved the color way.  That year, I did things differently by not picking my fabric beforehand.  Bonnie provides us with the colors and the total yardage a few weeks before the first clue and prior to this point, I would go out and buy fabric (as was the case in 2012 when I didn’t have as much of a fabric stash).  Beginning with Allietare!  I went through my stash and picked the fabric.  Any fabric I needed more of to fulfill the yardage requirement I bought specifically for the quilt-a-long.  In 2016 for En Provence, I didn’t want to buy fabric and add to my stash. And I waited until the last minute to decide to play so I didn’t go through my stash and pick fabric.  I waited until Bonnie announced the first step to pull my fabric as I needed them.  I’m doing the same this year with On Ringo Lake.