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Chillihowie and I’m too Easy

Several years ago, I had back surgery (first of four so far) and was facing time ‘resting’ and not working. To keep me busy, one of my friends suggested I try the Bonnie Hunnter annual holiday mystery quilt.

Now, mysteries are my favorite knd of reading matter—and I like surprises. I like the randomness of following along and seeing what happens.

So once again, this Thanksgiving I embarked on her latest mystery. It was called Chillihowie after a small town near her current home. I’ve never been there—probably will never be there—but I followed along. She uses scraps–a large variety of scraps–and I’ve done that, gathering up bits and label them according to what I have substituted for her suggested colors.

It gets a bit confusing when she says take your ‘orange’ or ‘purple’ and do such and such with it.

Sometimes I have enough of one color, sometimes I need to use several pieces.

In past years, I bought a lot of fabric—if I liked –many yards. I had saved one featuring large poppies with that lemony green leaves—although poppy leaves are a dull grayish green. That fabric formed my fabric choices—and the amounts I had of each color determined what I would subistitute for Bonnie’s colors—hers were purple, orange, blue, green and large quantites of neutrals.

These are my blocks.with a neutrak planned for the sashing pinned on the side. I’m working on those now. Hopefully I can have the top pieced before the end of this month===and then to the quilting queue..only three ahead of it–and one on the frame.

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  1. Just love the colors in this quilt. It is going to be a show stopper when done.

    January 29, 2023

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