Mystery and More


About the time the mystery started I ordered a String Frenzy book from Bonnie Hunter.  I bought it for Kelli to gift to her.  I already had mine. I was able to get her’s in the first wave.  With the purchase of the book came the Hunter’s Star quilt pattern.  Right then and there I had it in mind that as soon as I was done sewing a mystery clue each week I would work really hard and get as far as I could on the Hunter’s Star quilt too.

As the weeks went on and clues were released I started wondering if I could possibly get the Hunter’s Star quilt done before the mystery.  I had decided not last week at this time.  I was doing good on it but I anticipated the reveal to be shown on New Year’s day.

I anticipated it so much that in the middle of the night between New Year’s eve day and New Year’s day I woke up in the night to go to the bathroom and checked to see if the reveal was out.  It wasn’t.  There was the clue #7 instead.

That gave me a fire and push as I thought I might be able to get the quilt done being I had a whole sewing day ahead of me for New Year’s day.  So I tackled clue #7 first…then on to Hunter’s Star!

I finished it Thursday evening.  Mine is in a 6 x 6 setting.  The pattern was a
5 x 6 setting.

It isn’t ironed yet but it’s a top.  YAHOO!  I really like it.  It’s better up close and in better lighting.

The reveal came on Friday and I had to work and had company over the weekend so little sewing.  I managed to get this far….One set of blocks done…

…and the other started.

My goal is to have it be a top by next week which I think is do-able.  The quilt isn’t really big so that helps…the many borders don’t though!!

I have to say that I LOVED that we got an extra clue on New Year’s Day.  It’s going to make putting the top together so much easier and unrushed.  I remember Easy Street.  I was a little overwhelmed when the reveal came.  This was perfect…and better yet, I like the quilt too.  Awesome job Bonnie.

Remember I said I wasn’t going to do the mystery this year then got suckered in when red and white four patches were the first clue.  Well I can say,  I’m happy I joined in.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you want to learn more about the mystery quilt…all things mystery can be found here on Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt page including clues and link ups.  It’s the place to go for all things mystery.  Here is the link to today’s specific post there.

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14 thoughts on “Mystery and More”

  1. Love the Hunter Star quilt and I look forward to seeing more of you Good Fortune done in Civil War fabrics. I printed the clues but have not started it yet.

  2. Love your Hunter’s Star! So funny – a few years ago, my daughter picked out a red and white Hunter’s Star for her graduation quilt. It was my goal to finish it up by the New Year. I’m almost there! (I got all the blocks that I had cut made before New Year’s, but realized that I needed 60 more. . . lol)

  3. Love your hunter’s star quilt and the red block on the mystery. I am in the process of putting my mystery together. I so enjoyed this year’s mystery as it seemed so relaxing compared to last year’s. On my list of Bonnie Hunter quilts to do this year are roll roll cotton boll and emerald city. I have a few others too but these two are at the top of my list. I so enjoy reading your posts each day and look forward to seeing your mystery completed.

  4. SusanfromKentucky

    Love your Hunter’s Star quilt and I’m sure the Good Fortune will be gorgeous as well! Can’t wait to see more pictures!!!!

  5. I agree with everyone else ~ your Hunter’s Star is absolutely gorgeous! And your mystery quilt is going to be stunning as well! You are really good with color!

  6. Your red 4 patch block looks identical to mine as I used golds instead of oranges. But I dont like it! Not saying I dont like yours, I dont love mine! I’m thinking of ripping them apart and replacing the 4 patches with blue and cream. WE shall see. WIll finish the blue blocks first.

  7. You are amazing! You are just so good at using little bits of time here and there to accomplish so much. I’m in awe of your single minded focus. That said, I am also putting units together to make blocks. Not sure if you agree, but the clues seemed easier this year. I love the final reveal although mine is made in different colors. I believe all the borders will look fabulous but will take some time to complete and attach. Thanks for showing us your progress and motivating us to get Bonnie’s quilt done too!

  8. I love your Hunter Star! I bought the pattern and just got the Essential Triangle Tool in the mail today. I think I am going to make one in blues. I am going to get my mystery top finished first!

  9. You must have 24 hours in your day…I can’t believe that you have your day care kids, your antique booth, your house to maintain, and still manage to get so much quilting done! With the health challenges you have had this past year, it is so impressive that you haven’t let it get you down. This quilt is a beauty and I, too, love this latest Bonnie Mystery quilt…gosh she is so talented and another one who somehow has more than 24 hours in her days! Maybe neither of you sleeps…not sure how you do it!

  10. Oh, I love your Hunter’s Star!! Your reds are just so pretty! I am not doing the Mystery this year but I am saving the clues in case I get inspired. I am going to do the Hunter’s Star though. I think it is such a pretty design and I particularly like it in red and white.

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