Started: November 2016
Quilt to be finished at: 87’’ x 87″
11/19/2016 – This is Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt for 2016. My first Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt along was in 2012 for Easy Street. I played along in 2013 with Celtic Solstice. I’m still working on Celtic Solstice. As of November, 2016 I’ve got all the blocks done and I’m working on putting them together as an inner top. I’m hoping the top will be done by the end of 2016. 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 Grand Illusions. It made me a little wary to join last year’s mystery. But I loved the color way. Last year, I did things differently by not picking my fabric beforehand. Bonnie provides us with the colors and the total yardage. In the past, I’ve gone out and bought fabric (as was the case in 2012 when I didn’t have as much of a fabric stash). I’ve also gone 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. Last year, 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 need them. I’m planning to do the same this year as I haven’t had time to check out the colors or pull fabric.