Quiltville 2018 Mystery Quilt

Quiltville | Good Fortune | Bonnie Hunter Mystery

This is the Good Fortune Quiltville Mystery Quilt for 2018! If you don’t know the Bonnie Hunter Mystery, you should! She starts around the end of October announcing a color palette using paint chips. Then in November, she starts weekly clues for cutting and piecing. The entire event finishes up in January. She’s hosted many mysteries through her blog.

I wanted to try something I’d never done before. I don’t think I’ve ever done a real-deal full-on mystery quilt. Man, it was fun. It was also a bit stressful for me, but it really was fun.

I did create the quilt top entirely from fabrics I already owned. No shopping for this girl!

In Bonnie Hunter’s original design, she includes at least two more pieced borders. Although I sewed those elements, I ended up not adding them to my quilt.

Quiltville | Good Fortune | Bonnie Hunter Mystery | 2018

I was on pace to finish along each week with the her blog postings. Once we arrived at the end of the mystery, my quilt went a slightly different direction.

I tried hand-applique!

Quiltville | Good Fortune | Bonnie Hunter Mystery | 2018

Turns out, I like hand applique. I ended up adding two featured corners to my Good Fortune Quilt.

Quiltville | Good Fortune | Bonnie Hunter Mystery

The quilt is so visually active that will be tricky to see the longarm quilting. I ended up stitching a simple meander all over the quilt’s center and then swirls + piano keys along the quilt’s borders.

Quiltville | Good Fortune | Bonnie Hunter Mystery | 2018

Quiltville | Good Fortune | Bonnie Hunter Mystery | 2018

The perfect quilt back for this festive quilt was scored at a local thrift shop. That’s right, the back is an old sheet. The sheet is 50/50 cotton/poly, but the print was fantastic.

Quiltville | Good Fortune | Bonnie Hunter Mystery | 2018