Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt is Coming Soon!

Have you taken part in the annual Bonnie Hunter Winter Mystery Quilt before?  If you're looking for some pure sewing fun this winter, check out Bonnie's Blog Quiltville's Quips & Snips!  Every year Bonnie runs a Mystery Quilt starting with the first clue the Friday after Thanksgiving, and releasing another clue each week.  If you sew along each week making the clues, you end up with a wonderful  quilt at the end :)  Bonnie gives the color clues out ahead of time, using paint chips as reference to what she is referring to, so you can go through your stash and start gathering up your fabrics.  It's meant to be totally scrappy ~ the more fabrics the better!  Here are this year's color chips, and you can visit Bonnie's blog post to get full description of the colors and how this all works. 

***We want to take part in the fun at Spring Water Designs, (Mary has made some of Bonnie's past Mystery quilts, and they're amazing!) ...so we've decided to have a Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt Sew-In Day at the shop on Friday, November 28th!  It's totally Free to come and sew for the day ~ bring your machine and sewing supplies, and we'll supply the coffee and snacks :)  It's free, but call the shop to reserve your spot (410)381-0695...And since it's also Black Friday, there just might be a Sale or two going on at the shop that day...just sayin'.

Lisa, who has a great eye for color, pulled some fabrics that we have in the shop that she thought would be nice in this year's mystery quilt...

 All I could say is...oohh...

 ...aahh...

 ...Sweet!

 ...and she and Starlyn cut some yummy Fat Quarter Bundles :)

So if you need to supplement your stash (and I have spied some people in the shop with paint chips lately), come in a pick up a bundle.  We have little ones for each color way, and big ones that include all the fat quarters in them.  ...while supplies last ;)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

5 comments:

debby said...

I want to come! I'll be in NY, though, sewing with you in spirit.

Maree said...

So very clever to offer those bundles! ☺ Wish that I lived close enough to come sew with y'all on November 28.

Karen Pfeffer said...

Yummy colors, cannot wait to get them in my mailbox!

babeyruth said...

picked up my bundle. wish I could be there, but will be out of town. Perhaps a follow up day once more clues start coming!

Linda W said...

I'm so glad I ran across this blog post! I'm hosting a get-together with a few quilt friends (who happen to be making the Grand Illusion quilt), and the fat quarters will make great Christmas gifts for them. Happy they are still available and can't wait to get them!