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Thread: Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt - Quilter's Celebration

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    Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt - Quilter's Celebration

    It's that time of year, time to begin Border Creek Station's mystery quilt. This years is a celebration year as this is the 10th mystery quilt.

    If anyone else is interested in joining, please check out Border Creek Station's website ( http://www.bordercreekstation.com/mysteryquilt.html ). There is a list of stores across Canada and the U.S. that are participating, including our local quilt shop Bear's Paw Quilts in Whitehorse, YT!

    Our local shop meets once a month (second saturday) to discuss the quilt in progress and pick up our next clues.

    We just received our first clue this weekend, so the cutting begins!

    I had previously picked out the fabrics I wanted to use. However, after our first meeting, I realized that my line up was a bit too busy. I had a lot of feature fabrics. So I decided to shop a little more and move my line up around a bit and I came out with a much calmer quilt, still in the same colour scheme I wanted.

    Here are my fabrics...I'm sharing the first line up I made so you can see the difference.
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    Thanks for the link. I LOVE mystery quilts!
    Your fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. No matter what the end pattern, you're going to have one beautiful quilt.
    Barbara

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    I really love the stripe fabric I found this weekend, it's so much fun!!!

    QuiltE and Anael, I'd love to see your fabrics again, I look forward to working on this with you and any others who want to play! HouseDragon had seemed interested...what do you say, are you playing too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang View Post
    Thanks for the link. I LOVE mystery quilts!
    Your fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. No matter what the end pattern, you're going to have one beautiful quilt.
    Oh thank you...the shades of brown is an absolute favourite of mine so I'm glad I got to use a colour scheme I'm happy with.
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    This was my last fabric selection but I might need more advice. Yours are all in the same color range and mine are not so that might be a problem. I'm still not sure about the purple fabric.
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    I'm doing this one, too. Here are my fabrics. Sherri was at my local quilt store while I was shopping, and gave her blessing on the choices She did suggest my fabric 7 (green) might be too much, so I bought enough of #1 on her suggestion, to use for inner border if I decide it needs to be calmer.
    I understand that 1,2,3 are all background colours. 6 is your "pop" of colour. 7 is an inner border

    My biggest issue with mysteries is picking colours - so I told the shop owner I'd only participate if she helped me pick. Here's hoping I like the end result - so far, the first piecing is feeling a little dull in my colour choices (but I did tell her I wanted fall colours).

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    I am looking forward to seeing how these gorgeous fabrics end up.

    Please remember progress piccies.

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    I just noticed - some are a month behind I got step number 2 last weekend but the original poster just received #1, so I will try to avoid posting any pics for fear of spoiling the mystery for others.

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    Krista, I think your line up is great, very different from mine and we are both thinking "fall", I like your shot of blue, my shot will be the orange.

    Anael, I'll take a peek at my hints regarding colour choices to see if your line up works. You did say though that something didn't feel right, I find when I feel that way that something does need to be changed, even if it's only one fabric or just changing the order of my lineup. I was feeling my original was a little busy..you'll notice in mine I picked a plainer fabric for my fabric one and moved what was my fabric 1 to become fabric 2...it made such a difference...and I made my 4 and 5 more similar.

    I wish we lived closer, we could go through your stash and have a little fun.
    Vivian
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    Love the fabric! Have fun!!
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