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Friday, January 04, 2019

Good Fortune Mystery–The REVEAL!

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A Year of Good Fortune for EVERYONE!


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As I sat at my computer at the cabin on New Year’s Eve, writing the last BIG part for this year’s mystery, I was overcome with so many feelings. 

All of the things that have happened in the past year, 3 deaths that hit me hard within the span of a year.  Extensive and exhausting travel (though I love every minute of it I was beginning to realize that I was never going to be able to keep up this pace indefinitely.) and so many deadlines.  Book manuscript updates and getting all of that in a row – the release of String Frenzy happening right during Thanksgiving, which is really a nutzo time of the year – it’s been wild.

Of course, the good always outweighs the bad, and my heart is overflowing with gratitude for the direction my life is headed.  The purchase of the Old Field’s Mansion, now known as Quiltville Inn by even the local Postal People who have figured out that SOMETHING is going on with the old place!

The possibility of EVENTUALLY moving my mail order business into the Quiltville Post Office now that we’ve added a whole new roof/ceiling adventure to the mix along with the window installation that is languishing.

And through it all, my connection to so many wonderful folks through our incredible quilting community.

Have you heard the saying “If only this quilt could talk?”  Well, if this quilt could talk it would tell you all of the above and so much more.  I started the sewing in June, 2018. Little did I know how the making of this quilt through some very tough months would be the one thing holding me together. This quilt knows it all, and more.

And now it is time to put YOUR story into your own Good Fortune quilt!

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I had fun playing with a two-block layout surrounded by a series of 4 borders!  And part of the work of building the blocks has already been accomplished with our New Year’s Day Part 7.

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Spinning Star Block Quarter.

Join the half-pinwheel units from Part 7 to the left side of each of the 100 half-chevron units from Part 3. Press seam toward the half-chevron unit.

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Most of the time – my points matched here.

Sometimes they didn’t. I was okay with that.

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Four Spinning Star block quarters ready to join.

Join units into rows, pressing top row seam to the left and bottom row seam to the right.  Join rows to complete block and press. You may also “spin” the seams on the back of this block if you wish for a flatter press. 

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Make 25!

Blocks will measure 8 1/2’’ square and finish at 8’’ in the quilt.

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String Chain block layout.

Use your four-patches from Part 1, the 16-patch centers from Part 7 and the orange string rectangles from Part 4 to construct this block.

Pay close attention to the neutral squares in the corner four-patches so they chain through the block from corner to corner.

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Ready to assemble -

Our current Jewel Box Stars leader & ender project holding my place under the needle.

Join units into rows, pressing seams TOWARD the four-patches to facilitate nesting when placed next to the Spinning Star blocks.

Join rows pressing the last two seams toward the outside of the block (toward the corner four-patches.)

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Make 24.

Blocks will measure 8 1/2’’ unfinished and finish at 8’’ in the quilt.

Quilt Map:

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This diagram shows how things are going to fit together!

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Quilt Center Assembly:

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Pretend there are strings and scrappy things in here!

*NOTE* The following quilt center graphics are colored as solids, and do not show string piecing due to the scale of the patches.  Use them as a guide so you know which block goes where, no matter how scrappy yours are.

Lay out Spinning Star blocks alternating with the String Chain blocks as shown. Join blocks into rows pressing seams toward the star blocks.  Join rows to complete quilt center, pressing seams toward the odd numbered rows.

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Completer Border #1:

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This border requires:

12 sawtooth rectangles from Part 7
16 2 1/2’’ x 8 1/2’’ string rectangles from Part 6
4 single half-square triangles from part 2 for corners.

Join 4 string rectangles alternating with 3 sawtooth rectangles to create one border length.  Press.  Make 4.

*NOTE* If you are using one piece of fabric per rectangle- either one neutral for the whole quilt, or a variety - just not string or strip pieced:

 Cut 16 rectangles 2 1/2'' x 81/2'' in place of the string rectangles at this time. Treat them as you would the string rectangles.

Add a half-square triangle to each end of top and bottom borders. Press seams toward string rectangles.

Add side borders to quilt, pressing seams toward the borders just added.

Add top and bottom borders to quilt, pressing seams toward the borders just added.

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All the little green triangles!

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Bonus triangle border #2!

This border uses your bonus triangles from Part 3.

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Border unit A -

20 triangles pointing RIGHT – MAKE 4!

Press Seams to the right.

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Border unit B -

20 triangles pointing LEFT – MAKE 4!

Press seams to the left.

Join a border unit A with a border unit B – with neutral triangles joining in the center as shown in quilt graphic above.  Press.  Make 4.

Add a half square triangle to each end of two of the triangle borders to be top and bottom. Press seams toward the corner triangles.

Join two borders to quilt sides, pressing seams toward the quilt center.  Add top and bottom border to quilt, pressing seams toward the quilt center.

You will have some left-over bonus units.  Save them for another project.

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Border 3 – neutral strings!

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This border requires:

All of the neutral 2’’ x 8 1/2’’ rectangles from Part 6.
4 squares 2’’ x 2’’  as cornerstones.

Join 2’’ x 8 1/2’’ rectangles end to end into one long border length. Press. Measure the quilt from top to bottom through the center.  Cut 4 borders this length. (Yes, you will have a bit of “extra” border left.)  Add a cornerstone to each end of two of the borders to be top and bottom.  Press seams toward the borders.

Add side borders to quilt, pinning to match centers and ends, easing where necessary to fit.  Stitch borders to quilt.  Press seams toward borders just added.

Add the top and bottom borders to quilt, as above.  Press seams toward the borders just added.

If you omitted string piecing:

Cut 8 strips 2'' x width of fabric from your neutral.

Join pieces end to end on the diagonal into one long length.  Trim excess 1/4'' beyond seams and press. Measure the quilt through the center from top to bottom and cut 2 side borders this length.

Add side borders to quilt as above. Press.

Measure the quilt across the center from side to side including borders just added. Cut top and bottom borders this length.  Stitch them to the quilt as above.  Press.

Adding Border number 4!

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Almost there!

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Border corner units.
Make 4

Place 3 1/2’’ strips of blue and neutral fabrics with right sides together.  Use the 3’’ finished red line on the Essential Triangle Tool to cut FOUR half square triangle pairs ready to sew.  (Refer to Part 2 or 5 if needed) You can make them all the same, or you can do 2 each from 2 different strip set combos.  Stitch, and press seams toward the blue triangles.  Trim dog ears. Units will measure 3 1/2’’ and finish at 3’’ in the quilt.

You may use any method of choice to make these units.  Just pay attention to the size.

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Border 4 A and Border 4 B

Join 11 border A units into one border length, pressing seams toward the large blue triangles.  Make 4.

Join 11 border B units into one border length, pressing seams toward the large blue triangles.  Make 4.

Join a border A with a border B with blue triangles meeting in the center for one border length.  Make 4.  Press.

Following the quilt diagram above add a large blue/neutral half-square triangle unit to both ends of the top and bottom borders with the corner of the blue triangle pointing toward the quilt center.  Press seams toward the borders.

Add side borders to quilt, pressing seams toward the outer borders.  

Add top and bottom borders to the quilt, pressing seams toward the outer borders.

I found it helpful to "stay-stitch" around the outside edge of the quilt top to keep seams from popping and to add some stability during the quilting process.

Set machine to a long stitch length, and sew around the outside edge just shy of 1/4'' from the edge.

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Quilt as Desired!

Good Fortune was quilted in a pale grey thread using an edge-to-edge design called Arcadia by Patricia E. Ritter of Urban Elementz

A scrappy neutral binding finishes the edge, allowing the quilt center to float with no “hard” finish.

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Me, Dad and Sadie, Thanksgiving 2018.

(Oh, Sadie!)

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Over the porch rail at Quiltville Inn.

May you all create abundant Good Fortune in 2019!

We will continue with our Monday Mystery Link-Ups this coming Monday, January 7th, 2019.  We will do another on Monday, January 14th, 2019.

I leave for Japan on January 17th and am not home until February 6th after teaching in Phoenix. 

We will do our final Mystery Monday Link-Up on Monday, Feb 4th after my busy teaching weekend.  Sound good?

Please remember to print all of your clues before February 1st as everything Good Fortune related will be coming down off the blog, and everything will be rewritten, streamlined and unscrambled into order and placed in a digital PDF download pattern booklet in the Quiltville Store for purchase. 

I will be unable to provide anyone missing clues after that moment. So print, save, and be aware.

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Quiltville Quote of the Day.

And here I am at the very end of this very long reveal.

Thank you so much for joining in, for all of the encouragement, for keeping the excitement building to this very happy moment.

Bless you all!




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!

96 comments:

  1. Another beauty! Two of my three getting married in June so kathy and I are making these as wedding quilts for them. Love that your name choice was Good Fortune too, I feel like many blessings go to each marriage with these quilts!

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    1. Angela, be sure to wrap a penny in batting and tuck it into the quilt before binding. Their homes will never be penniless!

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    2. Nephew is getting married in July and Good Fortune will be the perfect wedding quilt! Thank you, Bonnie! Your most fun mystery! Love the idea of a penny in the batting. Thank you, Marcia! Cherry Boom in North East, PA

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  2. Bonnie, this is absolutely Beautiful!!!! Thank you so much for all your time and effort and everything else mixed in between! I just finished step 7 and now know what I will be doing this weekend! Blessing! xo

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  3. Wonderful! I really like this one and I think my scrappy Christmas colors will work just fine! Thanks so much, Bonnie. You are #1 Good Fortune lady!

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  4. I just love this quilt, Bonnie! Thank you so much for sharing your love of quilting with us and being such an inspiration!

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  5. Thank you, Bonnie for another great mystery season. Blessings to you in the new year.

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  6. Thank you very mutch for the mystery.
    It´s great.

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  7. Just beautiful! I can't thank you enough.

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  8. Beautiful!! Another great mystery quilt! Thank you!!

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  9. Thank you for all of your work with this MQ. It is my first scrap quilt and it is gorgeous! I look forward to seeing you in Texas in April and I wish you many safe travels.

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  10. This was my 1st mystery quilt...ever. I am so happy I decided to participate. Just finished Part 7 last night. I love, love, love it!! Thank you SO much Bonnie....your instructions/directions were amazing. This has been so much fun. Thank you for all your time and energy!

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  11. Beautiful! Will begin assembly after work today! THANK YOU!

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  12. Oh Bonnie! Roll Roll Cotton Boll has always been my favorite Mystery. Maybe it's because it was my first "Bonnie Mystery". But Good Fortune will definitely be my 2nd favorite. And may inch up to 1st place. I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you for sharing your love of quilting with us "quiltvillians".

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  13. I am making half. Any tips? Thank you!

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    1. make center layout 5x5 instead of 7x7, for the borders you may need to make extra units in order to have enough to go around.

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  14. Thank you for this beauty. I too am making it as a wedding quilt, hoping to give the young couple Good Fortune

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  15. I'm crying happy tears! I started this mystery quilt while watching my mother struggle with and then die from dementia. I was going to call it my Quilt of Tears but it's so happy and playful and brings me so much joy already that I will call it my Healing Quilt! I am so glad I was led to you Bonnie! Love, hugs and a lifetime of blessings to you! ❤️๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

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  16. The quilt is beautiful. This was my first Quiltville Mystery. I have learned how to make improvements in my piecing and became closer to a group of ladies at our Quilt Guild who also were making the Mystery. We encouraged and learned from each other. What looked impossible is now attainable. See you in Texas in April.

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  17. Ilove this quilt! And , I love the sweet photo of you and your dad and Sadie. So excited to see mine come together. Hope it is a good combo like yours. Thanks for soldiering through a tough, tough year. Blessings to you in the new year and prayers for your sister in law.

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  18. This quilt is gorgeous! Thank you so much for your time and effort, expertise and generosity! You are the best!

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  19. I love it! ❤ Thank you so very much!❤

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  20. Bonnie Good Fortune is beautiful. I love it, Thank you so much for another gorgeous mystery quilt. This is my 6th mystery with you. I look forward to it every year. It has been wonderful!

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  21. winner winner chicken dinner! a real beauty bonnie!

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  22. I absolutely love this!! Another great Mystery Quilt Bonnie!! Thank you so much!!

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  23. Thank you, Bonnie! I love it! Although, I'm not surprised as you have converted me to a scrappy quilter and I love all of your quilts! This will be my 8th and I'm sure I will make many more! I always look forward to the photo of you with your dad! Happy New Year! Thank you again for all you do!

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  24. I really love the quilt layout. It is beautiful. Been fighting health issues here since October, so this is a must do finish . It has definitely kept my mind on sewing instead of health problems. I can,t thank you enough Bonnie for all you do for us. God bless you for your kindness.

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  25. Wow gorgeous as usual, I chose different colors because I thought yours would be to bright for me, they are amazing so now I may have to make a second one and that is not something I normally do. Thank you so much for everything thing you do for all of us.

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  26. This is the first mystery quilt where I didn't change a single color. I can say I was nervous at first, not my first pick/out side the box. But boy am I happy happy happy I followed your colors. This is gorgeous! Thank you for all you do, and for sharing your creativity with us!

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  27. So much fun! It’s beautiful ๐Ÿ˜!!!

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  28. The best one yet! You knocked this one out of the park. Love those borders!

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  29. Oh Bonnie! Its a beauty! After a late night airport pick up, my eyes popped open at the regular time. I think I will nap dreaming about this beautiful Good Fortune quilt. Today is time to ramp up the sewing! Thank you SO MUCH!

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  30. Thank you so very much! You got us through a rough holiday season!

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  31. I love it!!! One of my favorite mysteries so far!

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  32. I love my En Provence, but I love this one so much, thank you Bonnie, it will be a wedding quilt, will be sure to put the penny in!

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  33. Oh, I love it! Glad I played along and made ALL the units. Now I have to quit admiring and get to sewing!!

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  34. Thanks for another super mystery adventure to get me through the holiday season! Love the quilt and look forward to working on both of my "Good fortune" quilts in the coming months. Happy Sewing!

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  35. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks, Bonnie. Another beautiful mystery quilt!

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  36. This is so gorgeous! Thank you Bonnie.

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  37. Wow Wow Wow!!!! This is the first time I've jumped into a Bonnie Hunter Mystery ~ and I'm thrilled!! This is absolutely gorgeous ~ Thank you, Bonnie!!

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  38. Thank you so much. Can't wait to finish this beautiful quilt.

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  39. Thank you , Bonnie. It is wonderful. I can hardly wait to finish it. This one will always be treasured because I will remember how you kept on going through your hard times and grief, to produce a thing of beauty that would bring joy to so many others. This determination is what makes you so special.

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  40. Oh what a beauty! Thank you my friend. I know what I'll be doing this weekend. Can't wait to see it all come together.

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  41. Oh my goodness! ! Loving all the Borders!! I can't wait to show this one at my Guilds! They're going to be sorry they didn't make this one!

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  42. It is such a beauty, Bonnie. Thank you for all the time and work you put into these fun mystery projects. I love seeing how excited we all are as each clue is released.

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  43. Oh, I absolutely love it! I am still trying to catch up from, finishing up last minute Christmas gifts late. I can't wait to get moving on it today. Thank you so much for sharing your time and effort that you have put into this quilt in particular. I don't know how you do it but I am grateful that you have shared with us.My Mom with Dementia has enjoyed helping with this quilt by taking the papers off the pieces and she felt so important helping me. This one will always hold an extra special spot in my heart Thank You!

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    1. What a special memory of your mother you will have. God Bless!

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  44. Absolutely magnificent! This is my favorite of all your mysteries so far and it wouldn't be complete without your dad in the photo. Adding Sadie is just the icing on the cake! Thank you so very much for all you do for so many people.

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  45. Oh Bonnie! I am breathless over this one's beauty! You amaze me with each and every new mystery. I will finish On Ringo Lake this weekend and move on to Good Fortune. Thank you so much for bringing all us quiltvillians another amazing quilt. May God bless you and your family this coming year.

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  46. Beautiful! Thank you Bonnie. It's been so much fun. Greetings from Norway.

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  47. Your quilt is beautiful Bonnie as always. Thank you for the mystery quilt. I take my vacation every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas and working on your mystery is my vacation gift for myself. I am looking forward to finishing mine. I hope you have a blessed New Year!

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  48. Oh, it is just spectacular. My first mystery ever, I am hooked!!! Thank you for your kindness and all the hard work that went into creating a fun project that binds us together.

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  49. Another magnificent finish. Thank you so much for this beauty.

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  50. In previous years, I have started three of your mysteries, and then life cut the progress short. This is the first one that I will finish. I set that as a goal when I started this as soon as all my Christmas sewing and knitting was finished, mid December. I am thrilled that I will be able to put this together and quilt it. I am proud of myself for sticking to it this time and am doing it as a "gift" to myself.

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  51. what? it's the reveal! it's lovely, i'm still piecing my orange strings!! Lots to do while i follow your blog/travels. Love the borders, i suspected something was up with them, with the last few clues!! My fave, tho, (so far) is Alliatare's scallops... who knows how i'll feel after this Good Fortune is completed... Cats in Carlsbad CA thanks you always

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  52. Oh WOW! I love it Bonnie. ๐Ÿ’– Thank you so much for this gift, at such a busy time in your life. I can see more Good Fortune quilts in my life.
    Take care of yourself!
    Cathy Odle

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  53. It's beautiful! Thank you for another wonderful mystery. I am starting to like orange.
    I wish you a bit of good fortune.

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  54. What a wonderful thing to wake up to this morning! Yes,Life is like a scrap quilt. Some patches more beautiful while others might make you cringe— but together they make something amazing! Thank you for brining this quilt into the world and allowing us all to share this process together. Good Fortune indeed!!

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  55. I love it! Another stunner. Well done, my friend! :)

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  56. On wow, it's just gorgeous. Love it! Thank you again for all you do. I am going to get busy.☺

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  57. Thank you for sharing your talent and for bringing together this community of quilters. This was my first mystery quilt and the first time I’ve let loose and gone scrappy - I’m sold! I appreciate your instructions and the tools that helped bring this together so easily - thank you! As this progessed, I realized how much life was like this mystery quilt... take things one step at a time, be intentional, share, have something to look forward to and recognize that all parts will look beautiful in the end. Thank you for this reminder. ❤️

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  58. I thought On Ringo Lake was my favorite! This one is beautiful! I’m doing different colors, so I hope it comes out as pretty. I am determined to finish this one...not just do clue one.

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  59. Is anyone else having trouble printing out the PDF? On pages 4, 6, and 7 where there have been notes added in bold italicized print, those notes are printing out as small black indecipherable lines. On page four in the right hand column, page six in the left hand column and page eight in the right hand column. I am clicking on the "Click Here" for PDF at the very top of the page.

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    1. Violet, my copy printed out fine. Have you cleaned your printer heads lately or might you need an ink refill? Those are things I think about when my printer starts doing wonky stuff. Hope this helps!!

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    2. I use Firefox and when I click on PDF I find that I still have to click the download button - mine is a down arrow on the menu line. This gives me a good original that prints and saves well.

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  60. Wow! This is beautiful! I'm thinking Christmas for mine. Yes, I'm bad I like to see the finished product before embarking on a mystery quilt. I've had a couple of bad experiences with mystery quilts. One went in the trash because I hated it so much. Thank you Bonnie for everything you do. Happy new year.

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  61. Bonnie you are such a wonderful person. I sit and sew and listen to your blogs over and over...I just heard the one with "sewing air" and sew got a chuckle over that expression. My quilting buddies had not heard it either.
    Good Fortune is my 3rd mystery and it is magnificent. ORL is at the APQS freedom but Christmas charity quilts had taken the place. Can't wait to quilt Baptist fans all over.
    Love and love the borders and the 2 block design on Good Fortune....
    Thanks for all you do ...you are a jewel Box gem to me...(mine leader and ender has 10 more blocks to go)
    Blessings for a wonderful year...Safe travels

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  62. OH Bonnie- It is Beautiful! I LOVE it!
    Since I have not started my Good Fortune quilt (as I am still working on En Provence), I now know which colors I will want to go where, and what color scheme I will use. You have done another Great job, and I love following along, even if I am not currently working on that quilt. This year I took it easy, and was working on Christmas projects.

    Thank You so much for making our fall interesting! Thank You for being You!

    Donna
    Kasilof, AK

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  63. Absolutely beautiful! I would not expect any thing less from you Bonnie! It is no wonder you have thousands that admire you, and follow your blog faithfully. You bring so much joy to quilters around the world. Your Mystery Quilt is the highlight of the quilting year! Thank you for the fun, and the beautiful quilt.

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  64. Wow, what a fabulous quilt! I can't wait to get mine done. You never cease to amaze me with your amazing talent! Thank you so much for putting this mystery together for us and pushing me further outside the line. Another quilt I won't be able to part with, this is definitely a keeper! Hugs and Love and best wishes to you and your family this 2019!

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  65. I am speechless! What a fantastic finish!!!! Thank you Bonnie, and God Bless!

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  66. Wow -- it is spectacular! Thank you!

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  67. Thank you Bonnie, so glad i stayed with your color pallet, Love the quilt!!!

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  68. Love love love! Thank you so much for this gift you give us during this time of year��like you I feel like this quilt making process helped me to hold it together during a very rough and tough holiday season, helped me keep my sanity. Can’t thank you ���� enough. This one is very special.

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  69. Oh Bonnie, I love it! Thank you so much for all the work you do to give us such a beautiful quilt. I do have one question. Do you pre-wash your fabrics? Nancy A: rangerer@sbcsglobal.net

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  70. Thank you, Bonnie, for another wonderful mystery. I'm really loving this one!

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  71. I have been eagerly following and I actually have all my fabrics and clue # 1 complete. Family matters and the holidays stopped my progress. Those are over and I plan to get back on the road to finish.
    This quilt is gorgeous and I can’t wait to “get ‘er done”.

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  72. I was looking for a picture of your dad with the quilt and there he was! It turned out beautiful and I am eager to finish mine.

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  73. Oh, Bonnie, wow! I'm always amazed on how these quilts come together. You are one smart cookie! LOL! Love the four borders and love that the binding is neutral to allow it to float. What did you use for the backing? THANK YOU, THANK YOU so much for another great mystery. Absolutely love it! I hope to finish mine up by the end of the month. Take care.

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  74. Thank you - it's super! Love the photos with Sadie and your dad. I have decided that I need a pretty porch to drape quilts over! LOL!
    Good Fortune to you and the family for this year and many more.

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  75. Absolutely beautiful, Bonnie! I just don’t know how you do it all, but am so thankful that you do!! This year, I am an envious “watcher” and LOVE seeing all of the different color choices and looks..... I hope to make one of my own sometime this year! I also hope to be one of your Quiltville Inn guests.... I love watching all of your renovations and beautiful pieces added one by one. Much love to you and safe journeys! Betsy Davis

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  76. I sewed my green chevrons back to front so my blue half pinwheels are back to front, too. Pity I was so eager to keep up to date. If I use my back to front pieces I have a green block that has light corners instead of dark. The look is completely different. I am going to make up a section to see just how different it is to Bonnie’s and how much it changes Good Fortune. Otherwise it will be all the half pinwheels to be unsewn and sewn back the right way round. Oh well get on with it.

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  77. Thank you Bonnie for a wonderful mystery.

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  78. Hope your get to see the international quilt show in Tokyo and the bowing deer in Narita while you are in Japan.

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  79. I just got the quilt top finished tonight and absolutely love it. Thank you again Bonnie for all you do for us.

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  80. this may be my favorite one yet

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  81. This has moved to number 1 for me. Celtic Solsiste ( I know that's not spelled right!) has been my favorite for years. I love this quilt Bonnie! Thank you!

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  82. Thank you for a super fun mystery! I love the finished quilt and I'm looking forward to seeing how mine turns out. The string blocks were tons of fun, and I bought your ebook from C&T Publishing's website because of the whole international shipping thing. It's not as nice as the real thing, but it beats not having it at all! The book is beautiful and very inspiring. Thanks bunches!

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  83. Thank you! I am so hooked! Learned so much with this mystery! So thank you for not only a beautiful quilt, but increased knowledge which equates to increased joy. More joy in the process because things are fitting better with better cutting. You are brilliant! So much picture texting, with my quilting friends, here in town as we worked our way through the process. Giggles at how goofy we were waiting for each clue, and how fast we dug in to see how our fabric would work. Ahhh's at the beauty of each others blocks. A real celebration as they are coming together as a quilt. Thank you for the gift of your time and talent!

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  84. My first Bonnie mystery and I only hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours. I stuck with your chosen colors all from my stash other than neutrals and in the beginning mine were so vanilla, but I started to add in a few with some pop. Wasn't quite ready for a reveal, but I'll keep plugging along and I will get it done.
    Thank you so much for such detailed instructions and encouragement along the way.
    Hoping 2019 will be a much better year for you and your family.

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