Good Fortune Quilt finished!

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After the reveal of Bonnie Hunter’s mystery quilt a couple of weeks ago, I put my sewing into high gear.

I still had two parts to finish so I managed to do those and get all the blocks put together last week.  This week I concentrated on those 4 borders.  Yes, 4!

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I love the colors and movement in this quilt.  It wasn’t a really hard quilt and it’s not as big as last year’s so it felt easier to do.  Mine measures at 73 1/2 inches square.

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So there’s the first quilt top finish of 2019!  I’m really happy with it.

You can still get the free pattern on the Quiltville website until February 1st – after that, you’ll have to pay for it.

Waiting for a Clue…

Well it’s a new year and I have a new project!

I somehow got sucked into this year’s Quiltville mystery quilt.  I wasn’t even finished with the one from last year when Bonnie Hunter announced this year’s quilt called “Good Fortune” which was inspired by her trip to China last year.

At first I thought I would just dig through my stash and see if I had any of the right fabric colors … and I did.

Then I thought I would make my goal to get at least 1/3 of each step done … and I did that.

Then Christmas came along and it was the first time in 26 years that neither one of our kids was with us and I was feeling a little sad.  I suddenly had more time to go back and work on the steps that I hadn’t finished and it kept my mind off things.

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I’m working as fast as I can on Part 7 right now.

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And I’ve finished everything except Parts 3 & 4.

These little red & white 4-patches are from Part 1 and Part 7.

I was thrilled that I could clean out my scrap box for some parts of this.  I definitely had plenty of blue and red and tons of background fabrics.

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I had to go out and buy some more orange so now I can finish Part 4 and I’m not sure if I have enough green but I think I probably do and I don’t mind if this quilt is really scrappy looking.

I’m just wondering how many more clues there are and what this quilt will look like.  I’ll keep you updated on my progress.