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Friday, January 08, 2021

Grassy Creek Mystery - the Big Reveal! (Part Seven)


Can we have a big TADA!!?

Surprise surprise! Part Seven is our Reveal!

I could have stretched this out for a couple of more clues, but I'm feeling like it's time to get the show on the road.

There are blocks to put together.  There are sashing and border choices to be made -

And while we here in many parts of the USA are braving the cold and grey of winter - I thought we could put some color behind it and get things together!

I present to you - Grassy Creek in full view!

Click HERE for Printer-Friendly PDF.

We've made all of the parts. There is still some fill-in cutting to do, but let's start putting some blocks together!


Our block center is based on an Ohio Star design.

We will be using the quarter-square hourglass units we made earlier in Part Two, along with the red 2 1/2'' squares we cut in Part Five.

From a variety of green fabrics cut 25 sets of 4 matching 2 1/2'' squares to be used as block corners.


Use the parts to make 25 Ohio Star blocks.

Join the units into rows, pressing top and bottom row seams toward the corners, the center row toward the center square. Press the last two long seams toward the outside of the block.


Blocks will measure 6 1/2'' and finish at 6'' in the quilt.


Framing the Center Star!

We are going to use our large grey/gold half-square triangles from Part One and the grey/red/orange/neutral pieced rectangles from Parts Three and Four to surround the Ohio Stars.

Our small little 6'' finished Ohio Stars get big in a hurry this way, in fact, the block doubles in size!


It's so much fun seeing these come together!


Lay out the units as shown, watching for the placement of grey fabrics within the block.

Join the units into rows. Pressing:  Press the top and bottom rows toward the corner half-square triangle units.  Press the center row toward the center star.

Join the rows to complete the blocks, pressing the last two long seams toward the outside of the block, away from the center. There are a lot of seams, gently steam if you have to.

Make 25.  Blocks will measure 12 1/2'' unfinished and finish at 12'' in the quilt.


Completing the Sashings.

Add a red 2 '' x 3 1/2'' rectangle (cut previously in Part Five) to each end of the 60 grey string units made in Part Six.  Press seams toward the red rectangles.

The sashings will measure 3 1/2'' x 12 1/2'' and finish at 3'' x 12'' in the quilt.

The next few units will be made with parts you have on hand, and will complete the center design of the quilt.


Add a 2'' x 3 1/2'' red rectangle from Part 5 to the "pointy end" of the 24 grey/neutral flying geese units, also from Part 5. Units will measure 3 1/2'' square and finish at 3'' in the quilt.


Churn Dash completers!

We don't really make churn dashes in this quilt, but when the sashings and cornerstones surround the main block, you'll see them as a secondary design.  These units complete the design at the edge of the quilt center.

Sew a gold/grey half-square triangle from Part One to either side of 20 of the rectangle/goose units you have just created above. Press seams toward the center unit. 

This unit now measures 3 1/2'' x 9 1/2'' and will finish at 3'' x 9'' in the quilt.


Top/Bottom End units. Make 2 of Each

The remaining 4 rectangle/geese units will have only ONE half-square triangle added - 2 with the triangles on the right, 2 with the triangles on the left. Join as shown. Press toward the red rectangles.



Large Grey/Gold Geese!

Make 20.

Units will measure 3 1/2'' x 6 1/2''

Some hints on these - if you want to reverse-press half of your units so that seams will nest when you join them, please do.  

You may also press your center seam open to eliminate some bulk.  I did.  

Once you have all of these units made, you are ready to lay out your units and make the quilt center!


Quilt Assembly Diagram

The cute nine-patches are cornerstones in between the string sashings!


Laid out and ready to roll!

Lay out your main blocks with space in between to insert sashings and the nine-patch cornerstones from Part Five.  Move the blocks and sashings around until you are happy with their arrangement.

Join the units into rows, pressing seams away from the sashings and toward the blocks. (The sashings have more seams.) Sashing rows will press toward the nine-patch cornerstones.

Join the rows to complete the main quilt center.

Adding completer border:


Ready to add on - 

Side completer borders: 

Alternate 5 large grey/gold geese with 4 churn dash rows. Press seams either open or toward the flying geese.  Add a partial churn dash unit to the left and right side of the side borders, ending the borders with the red rectangle unit. Press.

Add side completer borders to the quilt sides, pinning to match seams and completing the design of the quilt center.  Press toward the borders just added.

Build the top and bottom completer borders in the same way, ending the borders with full church dash rows to complete the corner design of the quilt center.  Add borders to top and bottom of quilt center, pinning to match seams.  Press toward the borders just added.

Inner green border:

From green fabric cut 9 strips 1 1/2'' x width of fabric.  Join 8 of strips end to end on the diagonal into one long length. Trim leaving 1/4'' seam allowance beyond the seams.  Press seams open.

From the 9th strip cut 8 rectangles 1 1/2'' x 4 1/2''' as border corner sashings. Set these aside for now.

Measure the quilt from top to bottom through the center. Cut 2 side inner borders this length.  Add side inner borders to quilt center, pinning to match centers, ends, and in between. Press seams toward inner borders.

Measure the quilt from side to side across the center of the quilt including the borders just added within this measurement.  Cut top and bottom inner borders this length.

Join borders to top and bottom of the quilt, pinning to match centers, ends and in between. Press toward the borders just added.

Making String Border Units:


String Border Units!

The string pieced border is of course, optional.  If you wish to add a plain border and call it done from here - go for it!

If you have grey strings left over, and like me love the string piecing part most of all - keep going.

From foundation paper of choice (as in Part Six) Cut 56 rectangle foundations 4 1/2'' x 6 1/2''. Cut 4 corner foundations 4 1/2'' square.

Unlike the string sashings that were pieced on the straight of the paper, these units will lean either with an uphill slant, or a downhill slant.  Note that you cannot simply rotate one block to be the same as the other, they must be sewn in mirror image.

Place two strips with right sides together from corner to corner on the diagonal. Sew with a small stitch length through all layers including the paper.  Press top strip to the side, and continue to add pieces to completely cover the paper foundation.

I am generous with piecing, leaving about a 1/4'' margin beyond the paper to allow for paper shrinkage while sewing. 


Make 28 Uphill, and 28 Downhill rectangles.

Trim units to 4 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' and carefully remove the paper. 

Cover the 4 1/2'' square corner foundations with strings in the same manner.  Trim units to 4 1/2'' and carefully remove the paper.


Ready to make this border!

Sew uphill/downhill border rectangles into pairs, forming a V (or a mountain) with each pair.  Press. Make 28.

Side string borders: Join 7 V units side by side into one border length. Press.  Make 4.

Add a 1 1/2'' x 4 1/2'' green corner sashing to each end of the 4 borders.  Press seams toward sashings just added.

Add side borders to quilt. Press seams toward inner borders.


Border detail

Add the 4 corner blocks to either end of the top/bottom borders.  This is a "look and see" moment to determine which way you are going to turn the corner blocks to radiate out from the corners and press the seams to work nicely with the quilt center. 

I found I needed to press one or two in different directions than I thought just so I could nest seams instead of pinning them to match with seams going the same direction.

Add the top and bottom borders to the quilt. Press seams toward the inner border.

At this point, set your machine on a long straight stitch, and stay-stitch around the outside edge of the quilt just shy of 1/4'' from the edge.  This will stabilize the outside edge of the quilt top, help to avoid stretching, and popping of seams during the quilting process.


Oh, happy finish!


I love it I love it I love it!

This quilt was designed in this size to fit the beautiful antique bed in bedroom #5 at Quiltville Inn. 


Grassy Creek was quilted with an antique gold colored thread in an edge-to-edge design called Leafy Vine by Deb Geissler and bound in a gold print.



Zoey Approved!

Thank you everyone, for making this Quiltville Winter Mystery time such a joy!

Our clues will stay under the Grassy Creek Mystery tab at the top of the blog until Friday, February 12th, 2021.  At that time all of the parts will be retired, rewritten into PDF pattern booklet format and made available for purchase in the digital pattern section of the Quiltville Store.

Please save your mystery parts where you can find them as I will be unable to provide you missing parts after that time.  You will be redirected to the Quiltville Store for purchase.


Quiltville Quote of the Day

Sharing some simple words of wisdom today from Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Perspective is everything, and the simple solution is often the best one for me.

Focus on what I can do for myself and for my family.

It's snowing here like crazy.  I'm cabin-bound for the weekend, and it is just where I want to be.

Have a wonderful Friday, everyone!



 

124 comments:

  1. Thank you, thank you Bonnie!

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  2. Wow, I will be busy this weekend - thank you for the reveal! I especially like how I can get the whole top together before I have to decide whether that outside border will be strings or not. Can't wait to get started!

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  3. I AM SO EXCITED to be putting grassy creek together! Bonnie I am LOVING this quilt! You said “Thank you everyone, for making this Quiltville Mystery time such a joy!” No Bonnie, thank YOU! 🥰🥰. This has been a difficult holiday season for me and then all the horror going on in our nation right now, grassy creek has helped me keep my sanity. You are such a blessing. You share your talent and your love for quilting with us. . Xx

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  4. Wow, I will be busy this weekend - thank you for the reveal! I especially like how I can get the whole top together before I have to decide whether that outside border will be strings or not. Can't wait to get started!

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  5. Thank you for another beautiful quilt! Can't wait to get mine finished! Happy Snowy Weekend!

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  6. Thank you, Bonnie!!! You are an international treasure, and one of the most generous and kind people ever. I love you!

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  7. It looks great. Thank you for all you do! I love a good mystery; the only part I guessed correctly was sewing the red rectangles to the Flying Geese! I think one of the things I like most about this one is the grey. It's refreshing to see a quilt without a lot of neutral/white areas. LOVE IT!

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  8. Bonnie, I agree with you . . . I love it, I love it, I love it! Thank you so much for all you do to make quilting not only a learning experience, but super fun. I so appreciate your positivity, your honesty, and your sharing. You are amazing.

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  9. Thank you! I am excited to see the finish, but sad to see it end.

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  10. Thank you for a fun mystery Bonnie!

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  11. Absolutely Stunning!!! I didn’t complete my last unit and very glad I didn’t as I will be adding some of the other colours to it, as I was only using one colour for each! LOVE LOVE the border - yes I will be doing that too even though it will take me longer - but it will be stunning too! I hope 😁
    Thank you, Bonnie!! ❤️

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  12. OMG, I think you have out done yourself. These weren’t my colors but I used them anyway and I think this quilt is my most favorite of all!! Thank you once again for the lessons I have learned and helping me make a beautiful quilt!!

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  13. I just feel like a kid on Christmas morning....Will it be today?, will it be today?, I asked myself. Yes!! Oh my gosh, it is the reveal. Thank you so much for such feelings of excitement.
    I know I say this about all of your quilts. But I just love this one. What is even better is that I get to have one too!! Well, I will when I finish mine. I so appreciate all the time and effort you spend on the mystery. It is such a wonderful and treasured gift that you have given me. With each one I complete, I say the same thing. I can't believe I made such a beautiful quilt. I think it is because you have passed on to me, all the love and joy that you poured into yours. Hugs to you and yours.

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  14. Thank you for this mystery! It's so much fun to follow along every year, and I want to let you know how much it's appreciated.

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  15. Thank you Bonnie! Another beautiful mystery quilt! I have saved all of the clues. Have fun on your snowy sewing weekend! Big hugs to your fur babies!

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  16. Thank you Bonnie for holding us all together with this beautiful quilt through this crazy time, I truly appreciate all that you do for this quilt loving family!

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  17. Another fabulous quilt. I'm smitten! Thank you for sharing this pattern with us!

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  18. OMG - I love it....I wasn't sure about the grays at first, but then I enjoyed the journey. And I see that you used some "seasoned" gray calicos as well. The one thing I enjoy from the mysteries is using the old scraps I have been saving for 20 plus years. Who knew that little piece I saved from 20 years ago would have such a special quilt to live in. Thank you for doing these MQs.

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  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE the finished product!!!! I am plugging along; behind as usual. Seeing the finished quilt has me excited to get going like mad to get it done! Thank you Bonnie for another gorgeous quilt for my family!

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  20. Thank you! Such a beautiful quilt!

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  21. Thank you for all your hard work. A little disappointed that the clues have ended but I so love the reveal. Yes, I am behind but that is okay. Time is something that I cherish each day and try to use it wisely. Doing this Mystery #Grassy Creek is such a positive thing to do. Again thank you and enjoy your "snowy" days. I know your mind will be thinking of the next awesome project for us.

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  22. It is a very "happy" quilt. Something we all need right now. Thanks for all you do for us. We truly value it.

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  23. Thank you sooooo much! This has been a wonderful journey. Thank you for making it possible for all of us. Love the quilt!

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  24. Very pretty. I'm always impressed by your color selections. Despite this having been a very challenging year you have been especially productive providing your readers with many lovely designs to choose from. And it's always good to know Zoey, Ivy, & Lola have helped & approved them too.

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  25. This is lovely, Bonnie. Thank you very much for your time and creativity, and for leading us step by step to such a beautiful finish. Enjoy your snowy weekend. 🐧

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  26. Just lovely, Bonnie! Thank you so much for a beautiful pattern and for all your hard work.
    Blessings to you.

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  27. Oh My! Stunning. Thank you.

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  28. Thank you for all the hard work that you put into giving us this mystery quilt Bonnie. This is my first time and have thoroughly enjoyed it. If I would have seen the finished product before I started I never would have thought I'd be able to complete such a difficult quilt, but by you breaking it down into weekly segments I have been able to learn new techniques, take the time to sew & cut accurately and keep up every week even though I work full time outside my home. I can't thank you enough!! Have a wonderful day, enjoy your snow :)

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  29. Thank you for a beautiful quilt!

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  30. What a pretty quilt! I love the design. Thanks for a very enjoyable mystery.

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  31. Bonnie-Thank you for this Mystery! I have had so much fun working with a group of friends, each week looking forward to your “next clue release” and completing the week’s clue! Now we have the challenge of putting all of those pieces together and getting the quilt finished! I’m so glad that we took this on! Again, THANK YOU!!!

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  32. Oh be still my heart!! I love Ohio Stars!! Maybe because I'm originally from Ohio. It was my first time participating with the mystery quilt sew along and enjoyed it sew much. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

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  33. Just the spot of sunshine we need!!

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  34. What a wonderful surprise for your tribe! Beautiful quilt! Thank you

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  35. Thank you for doing this every year. This is something I look forward to every Christmas! I appreciate you sharing this with all of us, it means a lot.

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  36. Thank you for all your time and effort in making this possible for all of us to enjoy. I'm sorry it's over, as I've looked forward to every clue. You're energy is infectious and an inspiration to keep us going thru these uncharted times. Thank you, thank you. Be safe!

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  37. Dear Bonnie, so much to thank you for...it has been so helpful to me how you lovingly and kindly break this beautiful quilt into small units. My boyfriend said wow that is complicated when I showed him the reveal. But it is not...the way you break down the quilt into small units reminds me of living one day at a time (or in the case of your MQ, one unit at a time) like the Bible says...not trying to get ahead of yourself. My brother took his life on December 27 so now I am part of your group that find your MQ helpful to fight the pain I feel now and will feel every Christmas. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.❤❤

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    1. I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a sibling anytime is painful, but especially so when it happens during a holiday. I said a prayer for you and I hope finishing this quilt will give you comfort and peace!

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    2. I am so,so sorry for your loss, prayers!

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    3. So sad for your loss of your dearest brother. Prayers for you and your family.

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  38. Such a great surprise, I love the cheerfulness of the finished quilt. Something, I think, we needed at this time. Glad I have saved the instructions for when I have enough scraps to make it. Even a small wall quilt may get done for starters.
    Thank You, have a nice, relaxing weekend.

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  39. Thank you! Another great finish. I can't wait to see how mine turns out.

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  40. Thank you so very much, Bonnie! It's another beauty!

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  41. Love it! Thank you!

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  42. Its’s beautiful! Thank you so much for all your hard work.

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  43. Beautiful! Thank you not only for this wonderful Quilt but for sharing your thoughts. You a a inspiration and highlight of my day I appreciate all you share,

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  44. Thank You Bonnie Always enjoy your Quilts. Will remember for ever meeting you in Nebraska for the class. The best to you and yours .

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  45. Thank you so much for another fun mystery! The joy you bring to so many is truly a gift!

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  46. Thank you so much for such a fabulous mystery! This is the first time I have done one of your mysteries but I have now bought some of your books and several of your past mysteries to do as well. This was such a fabulous way to keep busy during this stay at home time as we have been in lockdown in Manitoba since it feels like forever.

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  47. Thank you Bonnie, i love the quilt, it´s beautiful.

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  48. What a beautiful quilt! I think this is one of the prettiest mystery quilts yet. Thank you so much for all this fun, Bonnie You are truly an inspiration.

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  49. Thank you, Bonnie! I love the end result! This is my 4th or 5th QAL with you & I love them all.

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  50. Beautiful once again. I need to get stringing. I have some catching up to do. Our Birthdays are coming soon. Thanks for a reveal close to my Birthday. In Nebraska, there will be lots of chances for a SNOW picture of my Flimsy.

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  51. This is one of the most complicated quilts I have ever attempted. It is the distraction I need with isolation, a sick husband and a country in chaos. I am still putting corners on part 6 but I am getting there. Thank you for bringing this to us when it is most needed. I enjoy seeing what others are doing with ideas. So creative!

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    1. Hope your husband recovers quickly. I find sewing to be a relaxing activity that makes me happy. Hope it does the same for you.

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  52. woohoo! It's a beauty! Thank you, Bonnie :)

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  53. Beautiful! Thank you so much Bonnie. I'll miss the Friday clues but have plenty to do now! Enjoy your weekend and the snow! Judy Cagley

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  54. I did not expect the reveal today and it has left me in tears, I love it so much!!!! This will be my first completed mystery, and I have loved the process. I can't wait to see my blocks come together!! Thank you so much, Bonnie, for all you do!

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  55. Cannot resist-- Well done, Bonnie, well done! Thought it might be 'drab' with all that grey! HA, ha ha... Bonnie doesn't do drab...so colorful, I love it and can hardly wait to get mine done. It bears repeating, over and over... thank you for your contribution to all of our lives... know you are a beneficial presence and keep on keeping on...continued prayers & blessings, Cats in Carlsbad CA

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  56. Beautiful! Thanks so much!

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  57. Beautiful - and thank you!!

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  58. Oh my!! Its beautiful!! I have to finish clue 6 and I can barely wait to put this together! I conquered the triangles! Thank you Bonnie for raising my confidence. This is my first Bonnie Hunter quilt but will not be my last!!!

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  59. Bonnie, thank you once again for a wonderful, fun mystery quilt.

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  60. Oh, WOW! The colors weren't what I would have picked but decided to go with them anyway and am so glad. Love the way it is turning out. I've managed to almost keep up (still working on the string units but have enough to start putting together) and am so excited with the final quilt. Thank you for again giving us something to look forward to each week and for your never-ending supply of quotes of wisdom. Some days they are exactly what I need. Bless you in this new year.

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  61. Gorgeous!! I hope you will share a picture of your quilt in place on its antique bed. Thank you for sharing your time, energy, and talent with us.

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  62. I am loving the grassy Creek finish. You've certainly deserve a nice peaceful weekend at the cabin. Thanks for all you do to keep us creating new projects and bringing us thoughtful quotes each day. Your posts are an important part to my day. Take good Care

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  63. Thank you so much for this beautiful block and the Mystery Quilt Journey. Blessings on you, your family and your business. Praying that things will get to a point in our lives when I will get to see your Beautiful Retreat location in Person. Happy New Year.

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  64. I love this quilt! Who would have thought that sew much grey could sparkle and sing!! Thank you again for all you do! You are a blessing, especially during this unprecedented year we have been through.

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  65. Thanks Bonnie! Love the reveal and the quote of the day. Good creativity!

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  66. Yahoo! Wow, this looks fantastic! Gotta catch up on my clues this coming weekend. Thanks so much, Bonnie. Enjoy your snowed in weekend. I love those!

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  67. I'm really going to finish! I had no trouble with any of the instructions. Thank you Bonnie.

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  68. Bonnie - you are the QUEEN! Thank you for another wonderful mystery - you are the best for giving such detailed directions with plenty of options for the cutting - no one else does that and it's sooooo appreciated! You are also the fastest sewer I've ever seen! Inspiring!

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  69. Thank you so much. Beautiful quilt. I saved the clues and will make it in the future.

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  70. Happy New Year and thank you Robin in Leavenworth WA

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  71. Thank you for introducing me to string piecing. I think it is seriously my favorite method for quilting ever!!!! I am officially a new string addict.

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    1. I low strings, too! So many ways to 'string.'

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  72. This is my FIRST mystery quilt and I am in love. Being rather OCD I have never done scrappy but I have always been attracted to your "organized" scrappy patterns and decided to make this one because I adore fall colors. Thank you for your inspiration, not only on this quilt but on your daily blog. You are an amazing and talented quilter/teacher/person. Your directions were so easy to follow and I appreciated the alternate methods you taught us. Thanks again and stay safe in these turbulent times.

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  73. This will be so much fun to put together! I'm making a smaller version and am way behind on completing the clues, but it will make a great quilt when completed. Thank you, Bonnie!

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  74. What a wonderful surprise this morning! Thank you so much, Bonnie, this one will be fun to finish and it's beautiful. Just my colors. I was hoping to use gray for this mystery and you didn't disappoint.

    I've learned so much about accurate piecing from these mysteries over the last few years. And they've helped me increase my color confidence when I select fabrics for other quilts. I just follow your lead!

    You're the best!!

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  75. Sew fun and oh luv those greens thanks again for sew positive energies and quilty adventures!

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  76. Simply stunning!! I am way behind, but enjoying the process. Even though I am a seasoned quilter, I have learned so much. Thank you so much, Bonnie!!

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  77. Thank you so much for sharing all of your "gifts".

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  78. Dear Bonnie, you have done it again! Love it! Thank you for guiding us through another beautiful quilt!

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  79. Brilliant! I was anticipating that this would be an on-point quilt. Tickled pink that it isn't. This one may be my favorite. I have had a color way dancing in my head for a few weeks now, (haven't actually started the mystery quilt yet) only changing one color. The Grassy Creek will be perfect. Excited to start in the toughest part of winter for me. Thank you so much, Bonnie. Stunning quilt.

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  80. Marvelous just Marvelous! What number quilt is this for 2020 Nine, I think.

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  81. Really stunning, thanks for sharing!

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  82. Ditto! what everyone else has said. I also didn't think I would like the grey. I do. Only color I needed to purchase. All else came from stash. Even my backing. Finished clue six in the wee hours of this morning. Going to be fun to start putting the parts together today. Love the Bonnie and Doug Leko rulers. Made things easier and quicker. Probably will even strip piece the border. Never done that before. Like others I learn many new techniques doing Bonnie's mysteries. I have lost count, need to go check my files, but I have done most of the mysteries, and have pattern and fabric set aside for those I haven't done. SO FUN!

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  83. Thank you so much for this mystery pattern. I love it, and look forward to starting it when my caregiver duties lessen. Watching its progress is something I've really looked forward to every week.

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  84. Wow, not my favorite colors but I love them combined this way. Thank you for a great quilt!! Stay warm!

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  85. Thank you so much, Bonnie! I was getting discouraged because I barely have my first set of clues done (too many other activities and work between Thanksgiving and Christmas) and was wondering if I should continue or just forget about it. But seeing the finished product has given me the push to keep going, no matter how long it takes! Thank you for your generosity and time in doing this - this is my first mystery quilt with you and I will continue plugging along until the end!

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  86. Thank you, Bonnie. I am behind but will finish. I have never made a mystery quilt nor cut so many pieces out of large pieces to sew back together again into one large piece - a quilt!
    When I showed the Reveal! To my husband, Doug, he said, “It’s a Bobby dazzler!” And if you’ve watched “Oak Island” you’ll know what I mean! I am very happy for this quilt and you!
    Thank you.

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  87. I remember you saying how you worry about "getting the colors & pattern right" OMG you have outdone yourself. This is absolutely one of the most beautiful mystery quilts ever! Of course they all are. Thank you so much Bonnie. Can't wait to get mine finished. Enjoy your snow weekend. I'll be finishing my Grassy Creek.

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  88. Wow that is amazing. I love Zoey sitting on the quilt.

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  89. I love it.Beautiful Quilt.Thank you so much Bonnie.Your time and energy doing this is greatly appreciate and your compassion and positivity always a delight.

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  90. Thank you for a lovely quilt. I have not yet made the quilt as I wanted to see the finished pattern. However I think I will make it in the colours you have used as they are very definitely Australian Christmas colours - with our red and coral flowering gums, the golden yellows of the wattle, the greens of the leaves, the browns/creams of the grass dying off and the greys of the asphalt, the tree trunks and a native bush called the smoke bush for its distinctive silver grey feathery plumes. Thank you for your time and creativity.

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  91. Thank you Bonnie for the time you have spent creating and teaching us these block. What an encouraging idea that I can and will have been able to complete a block like this! Thank you very much!

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  92. What an amazing project you put together for us!!! I have not kept up, but it still may happen. Thank you so much!!

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  93. Thank you Bonnie. I'm still plugging away on my clues but looking forward to completing this beauty.

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  94. Another beauty. I've been too busy with other projects to play along, but I've been saving clues and this is definitely one I'll be making. Thank you, as always, for all of the love and hard work you put into these mysteries for us. Take care and be well.

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  95. I have so much enjoyed you and all you share. This quilt is one I needed and the blog is like refreshing and fun. So glad you are in my life

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  96. Great pattern and loved using your ruler for the flying geese and other parts. I will be putting it to use many times! The quilt will go on my bed--can hardly wait ! Thank you so much From Canada

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  97. I was surprised that this Friday was the reveal. Your directions are very good. I'm making this quilt for my sister, who loves these colors. I hope it makes her happy to cuddle up under this as she recovers from her second knee replacement surgery. Thank you Bonnie for doing this mystery quilt.

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  98. Oh tadaaaaaaaaaaaaa indeed! Lovely and thank you.

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  99. Absolutely beautiful!

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  100. Thank you for giving us this wonderful project to work on. And thank you for your shared thoughts and journaling! Though we've never met face-to-face, I feel we are long lost friends catching up with every posting! xoxoxox

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  101. Thank you so much Bonnie, the quilt is beautiful, and for your wonderful generosity and inspiration. Quilting is what keeps me going. Also, I very much support your comments about the crisis in Washington. We can't just stand by and say nothing.
    Again thanks, you are great!

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  102. Thank you for this wonderful quilt. It is beautiful. Thank you for all you do for us quilters - we appreciate you and all you do!!

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  103. thank you Bonnie for a wonderful mystery A friend and I worked on it this last week at a retreat with some friends still have more parts to make but got a lot done. this one is so happy and fun. made it full size of the pattern thank again

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  104. Another beautiful mystery from a beautiful soul! Thank you Bonnie, thank you so much. I also agree with your private feelings that someone inappropriately shared. To be quiet is to be just as responsible, complacency and enabling need to stop if we are to recover. I stand with you as so many others have too. You are deeply appreciated. May the coming weeks bring you some peace, may it bring us all peace. Much love and thanks, Laurie M. Idaho

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  105. Another fabulous finish to the annual mystery. Grassy Creek has motion and sparkle throughout. Love it! Thank you so much for all the hard work it takes to make the mystery happen for all of us. Have a great snowy weekend tucked in cozy at the cabin.

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  106. Thank you, thank you, thank you--for being so generous with your time and talents, for soldiering on through thick and thin (covid-19, etc.), and for being such an inspiration to your sister quilters!

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  107. The design is beautiful! Thank you Bonnie for all your hard work...I'm so glad I decided to quilt along with all of you this year.

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  108. Thank you Bonnie, I had so much fun making this quilt, 1st time for me and I absolutely love it, Happy New Year and many blessings to you this year !!! Thank you again !

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  109. This is beautiful. Bright spot in a cloudy day here in Idaho!! Thank you Bonnie!!You are my inspiration as a human and a quilter!

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  110. Thanks Bonnie, you make my day!

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  111. Bonnie Thank you so much for sharing your pattern and wisdom for this mystery quilt. I have one whole row done. I am going to put in rows then quilt it then finish it up. Can't wait to be done. With love Denise

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  112. Well, you've done it again. Beautiful quilt, great instructions. It was fun and I thank you.

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  113. When I first saw your photo I must admit to being disappointed, but I have discovered that this is a case where the photo does not do the quilt justice. I have started to assemble the 12 1/2 " blocks and each one is stunning. The bright colors are "popping" like crazy. Thank you so much for your clear and detailed instructions, the chance to use alternate methods to make blocks. Bonnie, you are the greatest !!

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  114. Gorgeous! You are awesome Bonnie!

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  115. Bonnie, Thank you isn’t enough. I have just added skinny green boarder. I love your mystery directions especially more this year with no big family gatherings for holidays and no grandchildren.
    The next boarder is in the works. I appreciate you keeping me busy during the pandemic. This one of several of your quilts. Linda

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