Monday, 11 February 2019

Good Fortune - completed flimsy

It's time for the final linkup for Bonnie Hunter's Good fortune mystery quilt.


I've completed my top, but it will be some months before I can hand quilt it.  It's too hot for hand quilting here at the moment.  Summer is in full swing.


When I do get to hand quilt it, I'll be using these beautiful Aurifil threads.  This is Aurifil 12wt and it's what I intend to use on this quilt.


After completing all the blocks for this quilt, I decided that I wanted to change the layout before I sewed them together.  I decided to place my blocks in long strips rather than the chequered pattern designed by Bonnie. I also skipped the extra borders, and went straight for a Tula Pink fabric called Tree of Life.  I feel that the red and yellows in it add extra Chinese influence to the quilt - and the quilt is based on the colours Bonnie saw during her trip to China. 


I'm pleased that I managed to stick with the original colours I picked out for this quilt.


It's been a learning experience making this quilt.  I learnt a lot of quilting tips and tricks along the way, but I also learnt that making a mystery quilt during November and December probably isn't for me .  Next year I will just sit back and watch what everyone else does, and download the pattern after the event if I really like the quilt.



Thank you Bonnie for designing this pattern and running the mystery quilt programme. I'm interested to see how everyone else's quilts look now.  You can view many more on Bonnie's final link up post here.

11 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

I love the way you set your blocks, but especially your border fabric, fabulous!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I am sure Bonnie will be glad to see your version. I love the tree of life border fabric how appropriate. I have never used Aurifil 12wt but I have heard so many great things that I must order some. Looking forward to how you will quilt this when the day comes.

Chantal said...

Congratulations on getting the top completed. It looks great! I always just sit back and download all the instructions of Bonnie's mystery quilt. I am now in the process of making GF because I really like this one. ;^)

Design Originals by KC said...

Wendy... I love your finished flimsy!! And the threads you plan to use on it... the striped ending is very attractive! I have too long a list to participate myself as well and would rather print off the patterns I like after the reveal.. I am just not into doing mysteries yet but love the reveal for everyone else.. esp when ... like you did there are a few who do their own thing with the pieces made :D Totally lovely thanks for sharing your wonderful border finish here too <3
Kathi

Quilter Kathy said...

It's gorgeous! Congratulations! Love that perfect border fabric!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very pretty - yes BH loves to challenge quilters at the wrong time. Best to see if one likes the quilt before making it! I like to know where I am going!

Have a great day!

Mary Ellen said...

Wendy, I follow you on Instagram, too. You always have something interesting going on. I really like your version. You are always one to shake things up!

Sue said...

Looking great Wendy. Great border fabric.

quiltergirl said...

I also did Bonnie Hunters mystery. It will be another month before it is quilted. I chose specific colours, a wedding quilt for my grand daughter. So blue/green, bright pink, purple, lime green and neutrals.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I like the way you changed the design to make it your own. Quilting when it's hot isn't fun. Happy Stitching!

Vireya said...

I like to see creative ways of assembling mystery quilts. I think your end result looks terrific.