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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On Ringo Lake: A Quiltville Mystery! (Introduction)

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Happy Halloween, Everyone!

I’ve been planning for this day for months and months, but honestly didn’t have the time to sit and pull all of this together before returning from China.

And I know you were THINKING that this year’s mystery would focus on somewhere far away, but this time I am hitting somewhere very close to home for me.

On Ringo Lake!

Just this past August I had the opportunity to teach in Iowa and following that retreat I trundled up to Minnesota where a whole heartful of memories were made.  I was able to spend time just unwinding and having fun with my mom, her two sisters (my very crazy and much loved aunts!) and their brother (my uncle Steve) and his wife Kathryn.  We made the MOST out of those few days than we’ve ever been able to before, including a trip up to Spicer, Minnesota where I captured the most peaceful sunrise I’ve seen in a long while, complete with the sound of loons and mist upon the waters.

It is the colors seen in this sunrise scene that set the palette for this quilt.
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Refection and light on water.  The start of a new day.

If you’ve followed along with our many past Quiltville Mysteries, you’ll already have a good handle of what happens.  I’m glad to have you back sewing with me again!

If you are one of the many, many new ones (My Quiltville Facebook page is very near to 110,000 followers and our Quiltville’s Open Studio group page is encroaching on 73,000 quilters sharing their projects, laughter and all else quilty!) I want to welcome you.

This post will contain the colors, examples of the fabrics used in my own On Ringo Lake quilt, and yardage requirements.

You are NOT required to sew with these colors, and you can change them to whatever color palette you would like, but please remember value and contrast when switching things up.

Our stunning quilt finishes at 75’’ x  90’’.  If you want a smaller size, start with 1/2 the units.  You can always go back and make more units once you decide on your own layout.  If you want it bigger, you can add more borders.

I view our mysteries not just as “A Pattern” but as a vehicle to teach methods, tips, tricks, helps and hints while working with each unit.  I will provide a printer-friendly PDF for each clue, and for those wanting to save paper, just save the PDF to your computer or tablet and look at it there without printing it out. Save clues to a place where you can find them!

You can also choose to print certain pages but not others from within your printer settings.  You can also copy/paste the blog post into a word document and delete extra photos, extra text that you don’t need. Just save the nitty-gritty. You can choose how to save paper/ink yourself.  My job is to teach, however many pages it takes.

PAINT CHIPS:  These are NOT required, but they are helpful when choosing many fabrics that have to work together from your stash.  These are guidelines only, and I have even pushed the boundaries of those color families a bit in all directions so I have a quilt with more life that doesn’t look so flat.

Yardage amounts are for scraps and/or planned yardage.  If you want one piece of yardage for each color, you are fine there too!

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Our paint chips this year come from the Valspar line at Lowes.  I have also photographed these chips next to the Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool found in the Quiltville Store for those who want guidance, but don’t have access to or don't want to pick up paint chips.

In this year’s mystery there is not a constant fabric playing a strategic role. Everything revolves around a variety of fabrics by color family.

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My favorite photo of the morning, just before sunrise.

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Aqua boat, front and center!

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Aqua to Turquoise!

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My fabrics are closer to the 2 darker shades on the paint chip and you will need 4 1/2 yards of assorted fabrics.

*NOTE*  The 3-in-1 color tool really doesn’t have these colors. The turquoises are more blue and the blue-greens more green.  These paint chips are in between but fabrics in these colors are plentiful right now.

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Warm and Toasty Browns.

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Chocolates!

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Yummy!

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All of my browns are quite dark for contrast.  Don’t go too light with your browns here.  In my browns you will find that I dug into the deep stash for even some 1980s & 1990s chocolate calicoes.  Don’t worry if they are ugly – they will be cut small! You will need 2 3/4 to 3 yards of brown. It all depends on the method you choose to make the units given.

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Oh, that morning keeps getting better and better!

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Coral to Melon

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Oh my heart sings!

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PUSH the boundaries of your color families with this one.  Sunrises bring about a whole bouquet of color.  Check out my fabrics above.  Even some of those 1980s –1990s peachy fabrics came out to play.  I mixed them with several new “modern” prints and I love the look.  Dig deep! Throw in some salmon pink, and go all the way to melon. Total yardage of this color family: 3 1/4 yards.

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This is going to be a BEAUTIFUL project!

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You know how I love my neutrals!

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White to Cream to Beige!

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And everywhere in between!

Total neutral yardage: 5 1/4 yards.

Things to remember:  You may need more or less fabric depending on the method you choose for each unit I present.

Seams take up a LOT of fabric, up to 25% when the piecing is small.  Don’t be alarmed at the yardage requirements given.

ANYONE with a bit of confidence can make this quilt if they take it one step at a time.  MEASURE MEASURE MEASURE your units.  Make sure they are the right size BEFORE you make them all.

Specialty Rulers:

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I used the Essential Triangle Tool to make this quilt, and will be demonstrating this ruler during our mystery.  Regular rotary cutting sizes will be given for those who don’t wish to use this ruler.  The ruler is currently 20% off in the Quiltville Store and will remain on sale for the duration of the mystery.

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I saved a lot of time and fabric using this ruler during the making of On Ringo Lake.  If you don’t have it yet, you are going to want one!  It is also on sale in the Quiltville Store.

If we sell out quickly, check back, I will continue to add more!

**NOTE**  I am OUT of both the Essential Triangle Tool AND The Simple Folded Corners Rulers.  More are on their way. Stay tuned.  I will post again when they are back in stock.  I am NOT doing back orders at this time as I can't be 4,000 orders behind with all that is going on with family.  Thank you for understanding.

If you choose not to use this ruler, additional traditional methods will be given. 

I am not giving out shapes or sizes for Accuquilt dies as they reveal too much ahead of time.  Thank you for understanding.

Mystery time is supposed to be fun.  It is supposed to help you relax and enjoy a bit of something nice for yourself during the busy holiday season.  The best advice I can give to anyone is to stay with the clues, and even if you are busy, make a few of each clue each week so that you have a handle on what each unit and technique is.  Then after the holidays when things settle down you can pick up and finish the amount required for each step.

Clues will come every Friday with the first clue going live on Black Friday, November 24th.  No set time of release of the clue is given. Thank you for understanding that sometimes life [and holiday hubbub] gets in the way for me too.

I will be adding an On Ringo Lake tab at the top of the blog where all parts for this mystery will be found.  Printer-Friendly links to PDF downloads will also be found at the top of each clue, hopefully as clues are released but if they are a bit delayed, just know that they are photo and text heavy and do take time and I appreciate the slack.  If they aren’t linked on each post when posted, check the next day for the updates. Post links are also manually added to the On Ringo Lake tab and it may take a few minutes after posting the blog to get them added there as well.

It is up to YOU to print your clues as they are released and to save them in a place where you can find them easily.  This mystery will be retired from my blog on Feb 1, 2018 and placed in the digital downloads section of the Quiltville Store for purchase at that time.

Many of you also know that I am dealing with some family issues that may cause a delay in clue postings.  If that happens, just know that I will get on to posting the next clue as quickly as possible.  We may be carrying this mystery into January at a slower pace than previous mysteries.

I am not stating the number of clues in this quilt at this time because I do like to keep it a mystery, enjoy the process and perhaps keep you guessing a bit more. Depending on what is going on in my life, I may break clues down even farther, in hopes that it might make the holidays more peaceful for all.

I invite you to post to your social media be it blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or what-have-you.  Please do NOT share piece count or unit sizes in your posts.  Let's keep this a mystery for everyone.

Please do not rewrite my tutorials or make videos and post directions in your own media.  Simply direct people here to find the clues and tutorials.  Thank you for respecting what goes into running this mystery.

We will be using the hashtags #quiltville #quiltvillemystery and #onringolakequilt in all social media for the duration of this mystery. As this mystery goes from 2017 into 2018 it is actually helpful to NOT post a year in your hashtag so we can find your posts more easily. Hashtag away!

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Always, always always – NO WHINING!

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Quiltville Quote of the Day!

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Have a Happy Halloween, everyone!

Get gathering those fabrics!




This mystery is given for personal use only.  No part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic or mechanical including photocopying for sharing, scanning or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the author.

Please no uploading and saving of this file with intent to share, email or distribute, either digitally or in hard copy. NOT FOR RESALE.

Please send your friends to my blog to print their clues. Thank you!

116 comments:

Mary Ellen said...

Beautiful colors. Beautiful memories. Thanks, Bonnie!

Becky said...

It is going to be beautiful!! I thought I would do my own colors this year, but I love yours so much!!! Second mystery for me! Here we go!

Janet Beyea said...

I love the colors you selected. This holiday season is going to be a tough one for me without my beloved husband. Thank you so much for giving me something to look forward to and to cheer me up. I will be enjoying this creative process. Now to sort through my scraps!!

Chris Sandstrom said...

I've a feeling this might be my favorite mystery of all. Love the colors, and the area of inspiration is truly a lovely place . Let the fun begin.

Mommy Robin said...

Oh, this is going to be wonderful! Best Halloween treat ever!

I even have an appointment in town today, so can go look at paint chips. Not sure I need them, but will take a look just in case.

Thanks for a wonderful Halloween treat, Bonnie.

Barbara said...

Love the colors and I'm sure the quilt will be beautiful! I am looking forward to working on this quilt so much. Thanks, Bonnie!

Jean Etheridge said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful mystery! This is the fourth year for me. I have En Provence on my bed this morning. I always learn so much from you, and it is fun to feel like I am part of something special.

barblr said...

Oh thank you Bonnie, this is a mystery after this girl's 💓 I love the colors, earth tones have always been my favorite. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets, all the Lake's and Minnesota is where I was born and raised.
Thank you!!!! I am going to love digging in my stash for this Mystery. Fun, fun, fun!!!

Mama Joy said...

I said yesterday I had a feeling it was going to be the colors of a sunset...I was on the right trail. Very excited because I have been scooping up oranges and blues as my new favorite color combo for a couple of months. Thanks Bonnie for all the positive energy and excitement the mystery quilt generates. Hurry black Friday.

Shel Hagar said...

Nice surprise this morning,thanks. I have wanted to use Browns and turquoise which I was gifted with a couple of weeks ago. The coral will surprise me. Slow and easy is fine, no pressure.

Anita said...

MY signature colors!!! Thank you so much, Bonnie!

Deborah Schmid said...

I can't wait!!! This will be my first mystery quilt. Your color palette is perfect for my home. I know this will be so soo much fun!!!!

Julia Vickery said...

This is my first Mystery Quilt. I have been so excited to start. AND NOW!!!! MY MOST FAVORITE COLORS!!! I am thrilled. Good fabric hunting everyone.

Mayhem 9 said...

Love love love the colors this year! I am excited but most likely will be one of the slow ones out the gate as I am a community college teacher and the semester isn't over until 2nd week of December. But I'll follow along til them!

Carolyn said...

Thank you for the hints and yardage. Take care and Happy Halloween!

JoAnn Beaulieu said...

Thanks Bonnie . This is my 4th I believe. I would never attempt these patterns on my own but when the overwhelming photo is not there it is so much easier piece by piece.

Mary Ann said...

All I can say is thank you. THis will be the fifth mystery I have done. Last years mystery is special for me- I pieced a second one parts with a visit to my dad and put the top together at his home after he died. Thank you again Bonnie

Faye Frankland said...

I told myself that I have too many other projects to work on but wow! those colors! The heck with those other projects, I am in! Glad I just changed the print cartridges because hello, printer, here I come! Thanks Bonnie for all you do for.

Pat Pearston said...

Thank you Bonnie. Heading over to Lowe's this morning! You are so good to us!

Josie Anderson said...

Thank you, Bonnie, for this mystery quilt and all others. I love the colors and can't wait to get started. I am from Minnesota and love that you have chosen this lake scene. I now live in Texas and miss places like Ringo lake. Thank you, Bonnie.

Marisa Scott said...

I have never done one of these but this has me really interested. I am more of a sewer than a quilter and I am intrigued.

Susan Hillock said...

Thank you Bonnie! Great color combos, cant wait to get going on a new project! :) Happy Halloween!

Diane H said...

SOME OF THE MOST WONDERFUL COLORS FOR A QUILT, BONNIE, I BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE CREATED A STUNNING MYSTERY.

Christy Wordes said...

Thank you Bonnie! Thank you thank you! I am ready to get started i love the theme!

Thunder Bay Resort Quilter's Retreat said...

Thank you Bonnie. This will be my first mystery quilt with you and I am very excited.

Angela Neff said...

Let the fun begin!

Elaine said...

another stunning colour combination - very tempted to make this one with you all

Verna Baumgarten said...

A slower-paced mystery would suit me just fine. I'm still tired from your China Trip:)! thanks for all you do take care

Judy J said...

Thank you!! This should be fun!

quiltmom05 said...

Darn it!!! You have now forced me to make this quilt, due to the Minnesota connection. How can I not do it? Plus sunrises and sunsets are my favorite pictures. This will be fun.

Mary Bolton said...

Oh yippee!! This caught me by surprise today. Thank you for the lift you have given my day.

Fran said...

Every time I plan to choose my own color scheme, you come up with a beautiful plan! Thank you, Bonnie! Now to start pulling stash fabrics to see what will work.

Tammie said...

So excited that your inspiration this year is a memory connected to family. We used to live on a lake here in Texas and had the most beautiful sunsets. I’m really excited because this is out of my color comfort, but I love the combo!!! Already have my blues out and ironed for my hexi project, so I’m a step ahead...YEAH!!!!! Start your engines!

Cathy said...

Thank you! Beautiful inspiration! I'm so looking forward to another Mystery!
Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

Anne McKenzie said...

Oh my. Don’t have much stash this year. Left it back at my daughters in Colorado when we started living full time in an RV (in Florida now). Not enough room for it all. May have to save clues & start late on this one. Thanks for the irresistible tease❣️

Beth said...

Thank you thank you Bonnie! I can hear the stash diving ALL over the country. Thinking of you and your family.

Marie Novak said...

Thank you Bonnie! I just lost my beloved dog of 14 years, my best friend. She has been with me with each mystery quilt. The holidays are a struggle for me sometimes, and ever since I found you, and have followed you, you make that time period a little easier. You have inspired me and continue to do so. You should start a new hashtag #quiltvillerocks you are a rockstar! Love the color palette and can't wait to play along.

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

Wow, totally not my colors, but ones I have been wanting to stretch into. This is going to be a stash enhancing project, not a stash busting one LOL. That's good though. My quilting stash is pretty small.

Keeping your family in my prayers.

Loris said...

This looks lovely, Bonnie! I so enjoyed sewing up units for En Provence...way after the start of the new year. I hope to join along this time. Well, I do every year till stuff gets in the way! but it's always fun dreaming about it and seeing what other quilters are doing with the clues. You have some very cleaver followers!

Dianne57 M. said...

Wow I had guessed the blues but not the peaches but they are great together. Can't wait to get started looking for my colors. Making a paste up sheet to take to the Houston quilt featival. Thank you for the early release , it is a great treat!

Krista Wells said...

Looking forward to taking part in my first Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt. Love the colors and can't wait to get started!

Nann said...

I wasn't gonna . . . I wasn't gonna . . . but I LOVE the colorway!! I guess I am gonna, after all.

Susan Bouthillette Bennett said...

I adore the photo you're pulling inspiration from. It makes me breathe!

Ele said...

Bonnie, these colors are going to make a stunning quilt, and I even added peach to my guesses, so am a happy camper. The lakes in Minnesota are awesome, and I miss them as well. Lived in that state for a lot of years, and have seen many of the colors you have selected. I promise that I will NOT whine, even for a second, and my stash may dwindle just a bit!!! Many thanks for the blessings of your generosity!!

Janet Mezger said...

Yay! We can get started. I learned so much doing the mystery from last year. Most of all, I learned to slow down! Thanks Bonnie, I love the colors of this quilt.

pkquilter said...

LOVE the colors and family connection you have chosen! Your PA/Erie/North East group is excited and ready to join the fun. Thank-you!

Norma Winter said...

I love the colors. My house is a mid-century modern one, and the colors are so appropriated for that time period. I am going to try one of your mysteries for the first time; I may have trouble d
oing it since I already have plans for a quilt and I have already started the beginners and enders quilt for this year.

Debbie Fleming said...

This will be my 1st mystery quilt. I wasn't sure about doing it as I have so many other irons in the pot. However, sunrises are my favorite gift that God has blessed us with and your pictures hooked me right away! I'm SEW looking forward to unraveling this mystery with all of you. Thank you Bonnie Hunter for EVERYTHING you do to bring joy, love, peace, happiness, and even a little bit of MYSTERY to our lives. May God bless you!

Kathy R. said...

Well, I definitely have to do the mystery now . . . my last name is RINGO !

Carol Viens said...

Thank you SO much for another mystery quilt!!! This is going to be my 4th one and I have loved each one and learned so much from you!!! I am looking forward to it!!! Your colors are gorgeous and I cant wait to start!!!
Carol

mazie jane said...

Ooooh, Yipeeeeeee! Great big huge loving hugs to you Bonnie as you travel, as you pray for your family, and as you share yourself with all of us. Wishes for you that this year no one asks for anything stupid or selfish.

Christy said...

I was so tempted to jump down the page and see colors. Instead I read the blog slowly like unwrapping a gift on Christmas morning! This is probably out of my color palette, and will be a real challenge! I am excited to give it a try.

Cathy Zimmerman said...

I got my paint chips, Amish Shop Hop tomorrow so I am ready to get my fabric!! Thank you Bonnie, love the colors, some of my favorites!

Sandy Zlotkowski said...

Sweet!!! This is so much my color palette for my bedroom!!! I’m so excited to start sewing with you and may just have to go to Lowe’s tonight and get my chips!

Carol said...

I love the inspiration for this quilt! I am from Minnesota and was just there this summer too. The quilt will be another reminder of the wonderful trip I had. I have some similar pictures to yours. Now to search through my stash! Not exactly my usual palette, but lovely and I bet I will find what I need at least a start.

lynn bourgeois said...

And so it begins. A new adventure, doing what we love to do.
Thanks Bonnie

Dorothy Dishman said...

What a wonderful surprise this morning...yea!! While you have been exploring China, I have been exploring my fabric closet in anticipation of your mystery quilt and needing to know what fabric I really have hidden away. My stash of chocolate browns have risen to the top of the stack and are eager to mingle with the apricots, melons, corals and the left-over aquas,blues & turquoises from sewing the Mackinac quilt last winter. SO, I am ready for this lovely "On Ringo Lake". I was anticipating a South Western theme, but that stash will be shifted to the bottom for another time. In the meantime, I'm building new closet shelves so gutting the whole closet will not be necessary in the future.It's a win, win situation anyway you look at it. Glad you are home and getting into your "swing". Take the time you need with your family as that is the most important thing in life. Thanks so much,Bonnie.

viridian said...

Congratulations on the large number of followers for your blog.
Chocolate, my favorite. :-)

Aktibbs said...

Bonnie, this is going to be beautiful! I grew up near water and the boat in the picture reminds me of one I fished on when I was young. Good memories for me and for you when we spent time with family. Can’t wait to search my stash for the colors Thanks so much!!

Kathy Harris said...

I LOVE the colors. I've been collecting aqua/turquoise and get teased about buying another piece in that color. Now I have the perfect project for them all. Thank you.

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Donna Brotherson said...

How ironic, I was just at a quilt shop that had a fat quarter sale and these are the colors that I came home with.

Bev R said...

Love color combo

Rivah Rats Quilting said...

So excited to begin my first mystery challenge! Will be joining the group and so excited to begin choosing fabrics! Julia

Carole said...

Thanks Bonnie, the colors are wonderful. Thinking of you with your father in law. Warm hugs being sent.

Deb4330 said...

Yay Minnesota! Love the colors and I look forward to the mystery! Happy Quilting from one Minne-Sewta girl to another!

Katy Lillie said...

I love the colors but was very surprised that there was no yellow. Not pale or bright��. Maybe I can stick some in somewhere!
Happy Halloween ��!!

Kim said...

Just got my DH off on his business trip....gonna go stash digging!!
Maybe a good time to get more cleaning done in the studio too :0)
Squeal......love the color way :0).

Thanks Bonnie and Happy Sewing

teachpany said...

Thank you! This looks great. I'm excited, and hope I can actually finish one of your mysteries. You rock!

Vicky said...

Absolutely love the colors! Thanks to Bonnie and her team for all the hard work they put into the blog, patterns, and everything else!

Janet said...

Every year I watch from the sidelines as these beautiful quilts are made. This year I've pulled my fabrics, I love the colors - I'm going for it!!

Helen T. said...

I was just talking about your mysteries this morning at my knitting group and was so excited to come home and check my email to find the first notice. I love, love the colors and am looking forward to another gorgeous Bonnie Hunter mystery!!!

Hugs and prayers for your father-in-law and your family.

Gale said...

Love, love, love these colors! Had collected these colors to make last years mystery but never got around to making it. So happy to see them for this year. Even though I will be starting it late due to other obligations, I am very excited about this one. Thanks, Bonnie.

J James said...

Ooooo... I'm so EXCITED!!!! My first Bonnie Mystery Quilt! Love the colors and can't wait to get started. Hopefully, I can make it out to Lowe's today for that paint chip thingy. ;-) Welcome Home, Bonnie. Warm hugs and hot apple cider!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Oh My!!! Love, Love these beautiful colors!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Dear Bonnie!

Julierose said...

I really like the colors in your mystery this year....I don't usually do mysteries--OR anything triangular, much...but I am really tempted to make a small version....I will be doing a fabric pull this week and decide....thanks for the lovely sunrise pictures hugs, Julierose

Unknown said...

Boy, am I nervous. I have never made a scrappy quilt before, so picking out this many fabrics will be a challenge. I'll have to buy them as I have only been quilting for two years and I don't have a very big stash. Thanks, Bonnie, for feeding my passion to quilt and to learn.

Jill said...

Why yes, I'd LOVE to go enhance my teal stash at every fabric store I see for the next month. Many years ago I made half of Orange Crush, it's been amazing to see how your mysteries have evolved since then, with more complex and exciting patterns each time.

equitime77 said...

Hi, I'd love to do one of these mystery quilts. I've not fine one before. I know the total amount four each colour had been put but how many tones are we looking for? I don't have much of a stash so if I were to do this I'd be buying it all. Thanks

Stephanie Herold said...

Waited all year and it's so exciting that its Mystery Quilt time again. I'm already going through all my stash since Bonnie taught us all so well to sort and store for real scrappy quilts. I may use my own colors. Love the complexity of your designs. Can't wait for the first cut!

Kerry said...

This is so exciting! My family won't see me for days when this starts! LOL! Cheers Bonnie.

Mary said...

SEW Excited!!! The Sunset is Beautiful! I have a lot more Quilt Buddioes Locally playing along this year. Thanks for the Great "Treat for our Halloween.

Elizabeth Lake said...

This looks so beautiful! Sadly I’m not much for scrappy quilts. Can it be done effectively with one or two at most fabrics in each color way? Any suggestions or guidance would be appreciated!!

Karen Cawthon said...

I must admit I was not going to do this years as I still haven't finished the one from several years ago. The frustration of trying to make things match just got to me. After seeing the beauty of the colors I am going to try. The picture is beautiful.

Darlene H said...

I am interest in following the mystery quilt. How do I keep up or know when you post the next mystery clue? Beautiful colors

Lori said...

Thank you. Very appreciative of all the time that is put into the mystery. You have given me so many memories with friends and beautiful quilts.

Emma Permelia said...

Thank you so very much Bonnie! Your mystery quilt and its timing helped me through the grieving process last year. In fact every time I work on En Provence (it's not done yet), I think of you and my mother. Both amazing people!

Evelyn Saphier said...

I absolutely LOVE the colors and theme. Guess I will have to sign on for the ride!!! Thank you, Bonnie. I don't know how you manage to keep up your inspirational pace, but am so glad that you do!

Pam said...

I love the colors and the inspiration! Let the fun begin!! Thank you for all you do for us!

WiltedQuilter said...

Thank you, Bonnie! This will be my third mystery quilt. It gets more exciting every year. I love the colors. I can't wait to get started.

Donna McGraw said...

I am loving the colors and have them all handy. Don,t have to buy any this year. I can,t wait to get started.
Guess I,ll finish up my Christmas projects while I wait.
Thank you Bonnie for the patterns you give us all. You are truly an angel.

Vivian said...

Love these colors so it looks like I might have to do another Quiltville mystery! Of course this also means I really need to finish the last mystery, LOL!! It's been sitting on my cutting table waiting for all the prepared parts to go up on the design wall to arrange the blocks. The new mystery coming is definitely an incentive to get that done or maybe work on both together?!?! Now I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving!

Dena T said...

Love Love the colors, I'm not changing them. I also like we are not rushing. Can't wait. Thank you Bonnie.

wonzi said...

I no longer am on FB so can you tell me how to sign up for the blog? I did not see where I could just follow it and have it appear in my email. Thanks!

Crystal Farinella said...

I love the colors.....can’t wait to dig through my stash. Thank you for putting this together!

Crystal in Cedar City

Shari Z said...

Like many others had planned to use my own color palette this year--turns out we were thinking alike. (although I hadn't chosen a warm to add to turquoise and brown). Love this combo. Must get last years mystery off the long arm before the first clue!
Thank you, Bonnie. Even though life has given you some very major challenges this year, you continue to give out to everyone.
Praying for your family--I know it it tough right now.
Hugs, Shari

Leah said...

Thanks so much for all you give to the quilt world, Bonnie, even with all you have going on in your life right now.

Your inspiration photos are stunning, and the colors you've chosen are beautiful. I have a few too many things on my plate right now to play along with the mystery, but will enjoy reading the clues and all of the excitement anyway.

A few years ago, when Easy Street was in progress, I loved the colors and really wanted to play along, but knew I wouldn't even remotely be able to keep up. So, I just started cutting as I had time. Easy Street units were my Leaders/Enders for months and months, and I assembled the blocks slowly over more than a year, in between other demands. Just finished putting the top together a week ago, and need to add borders. Those of us who can't play along in real time still appreciate and enjoy your mystery quilts very much!!

LadyLike said...

This mystery will be my first one and it sounds so beautiful. We have lovely sunrises and sunsets in Southern Oregon too so I'm on board! Thanks Bonnie!

the Drunken Housewife said...

My first mystery! I look forward to learning and becoming a better quilter.

Thank you, Bonnie!!

Brian Donald said...

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BREAKUP REHAB ( AWESOME TRUE STORY )

I am Brian Donald and this is my testimony. In September 18th 2017, my girlfriend Maggie called it a quit to our 6 years relationship. it was pathetic, i tried to calm her down but she insisted on breakup because she has met another nice guy in Sydney. the pain was too-much for me to bear, so i went online to look for help then i saw a blog about this powerful spell caster from USA called Dr. Ugo Wonders. i read alot of testimonies about him but i was not too sure if he could help me because i was living in Australia but i decided to give him a try. i emailed him all about my relationship problem and my fear for distance, he assured me not to worry that distance is not a barrier and that the wind blows, so shall my help locate me in 24 hours.i trusted him by his words at once and followed his instructions. Immediately after 24 hours of casting the spell as he instructed me, my girlfriend who left me to be with another man came back home to me and started begging me forgiveness. i was shocked, surprised and amazed and i was like "wow" it worked like a magic. this is the reason i decided to share this my wonderful testimony with the whole world to contact this world classified spell caster called Dr. Ugo for any relationship or breakup issues via his email generalspelltemple@gmail.com or call his mobile number +13863369876 website: http://generalspelltempleblog.wordpress.com

Crystal_235 said...

First time participating in your mystery quilt along. I'm from MN. I don't own an accuquilt cutting system. Is it something I need to partcipate?

Travel Blog said...

Bonnie, first mystery quilt for me, so I will be following each and every one of your steps all the way, from color choices and onward.

Wish me luck. Have been quilting only a year or so. LOL

Karla

Brenda Burger said...

WOW!! You are super popular up here in Spokane!! My Lowe's was out of exactly the colors you have listed!!

I am IMPRESSED!!

Duchess B said...

This is fantastic, all my favorite colors in one place, the only one missing is purple. My first mystery QAL and I've been waiting for this to post in what seems to be forever (but it was really only this summer). How can anyone whine about something this EXCITING, FREELY GIVEN, AND WITH SO MUCH THOUGHT. I know I enjoy your Blog and Show & Tells with my coffee every morning.
I pray for you the strength and fortitude you need to get you through this trying time. I know you have a loving and supportive family close to you. You also have a caring and supportive following who will be sending you their loving thoughts. Take care and remember to breathe deeply on a regular basis.

Best regards ~ Brenda

Sue said...

I was very happen when I saw your post. I can't wait until the day after thanksgiving, oh wait, I work that day, boy I will be saving all of the clues as we go along.(like other years). Thanks again for doing this mystery quilt......as for the colors,,,,,WOW, I know the feeling of the morning sunrise. I also am on a lake in northern Wisconsin and I just love the morning sunrises....and sunsets(while we are out fishing).. I take alot of those photos and some day I will print them all and put them in a photo album. yeah some day when I have time......
As far as your family, please they come first always and knowing some of what you have gone through lately, yes they come first. We all can/will understand.....
Hope all goes well for the family and Sadie, poor Sadie.
Until the day after thanksgiving...
take care,
Sue from Wisconsin.

Mary Hoskinson Greene said...

Hi, I have never done the mystery quilt before. My friend did one and it is beautiful and she explained how to sign on for you. I need help: how many paint chips do I chose for the mystery starting now and what do I do.................................?

Lynne Benson said...

Being a native Minnesotan, I have to do this mystery. Many years ago I spent some time camping on Green Lake, which is very near Ringo Lake. At the moment I'm kind of tired of scrappy quilts, and am wondering if these colors will work if I don't go scrappy?

Mary Carpenter said...

Bonnie I am in on this one. I also have a beautiful lake seen that I love up by Grayling Michigan. It's a very peaceful and calming place to me. I have a lot of neutral colors as the yardage that you have requested for this quilt. May I use them instead of buying the yardage that is required?

MJ said...

I have friends who have done the mystery quilt before but this is my first time to try one with you. The colors are what attracted me so count me in. I cannot wait to get started!!!!! MJ

MJ said...

First time joining you on your quilt mystery. I have friends that do this every year and I know they enjoy it!!!!! The colors are what attracted me and I need a new project. Cannot wait to get started. Looking forward to the clues. Thank you.

sheila oxley said...

I'm looking forward to this mystery quilt a long! I'm fairly new to quilting and always looking for ways to learn new techniques. I love that you use paint chips to show the colors you are using! Computers can be tricky about what colors they want to show us!!! Thank you for this opportunity and I can't wait to get started!!!!

Diane Woods said...

Thank you, once again for providing us with this mystery quilt. I did it two years ago and loved it! I am settled once again in my new home in NC and can't wait to get started. I love the theme you have selected and the colors are awesome! You do fabulous work and I can't wait to learn and follow along!

Alice Reuther said...

I see the wide variety of fabrics per family color, and wonder if buying fat-quarters is the way to go with this project. Any suggestions? THANKS!! Alice

Ella Parker said...

Have never done a mystery quilt before, excited to try this one! Beautiful colors, will have to buy some but do have some in my stash. I'm a little nervous as I have never done a scrappy quilt either. Will be leaning on one of my quilting buddies for backup,

Claudia said...

I'm so excited. I've never participated on something like this. I come from Switzerland but my dear friends live in Minnesota Lake City and this theme reminds me very much of them.

Your Online Expert said...

Thank you so much for giving me the oportunity to participate and providing us with this mystery quilt. I come from Switzerland but I have some very dear friends in Lake City MN and this theme reminds me very much of the time I've spent with them. Can't wait to get started :-)