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Thread: McCalls Quilting Jan/Feb 2012 / 3 month mystery quilt along

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    I just finished the squares for the first month - now I can't wait to do the next!
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    rainbow quilter....love the look you are getting
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow quilter View Post
    Okay, I finally made up my mind to do the mystery quilt. I'm using a combination of fabrics from my stash with one new one. I'm still not sure about the yellow as fabric D, so that one might change.

    I had to finish a few odds and ends of projects before I could start, but I'm going to start cutting as soon as I post this.
    Rainbow quilter, I love your choices also!

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    I had to rethink my fabrics also. I didn't have enough of the B fabric to do the mystery. So through my stash again, came up with this combo:
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    Rainbow quilter, your beginning blocks look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    Rainbow quilter, your beginning blocks look great.
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    I had to rethink my fabrics also. I didn't have enough of the B fabric to do the mystery. So through my stash again, came up with this combo:
    Oooohhh, I love that combo. The purple is gorgeous!

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    rainbow quilter....love the look you are getting
    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Havplenty View Post
    i am gonna be challenged with the 3 yards also if i pull from my stash. ut oh. i truly did not want to purchase more fabric. what to do what to do.

    i like both of the posted colorways, one is nice and calm (i love that red fabric)and the other is a bright. fabriclovr i am almost sure i saw you post some black fabric with bright colored ribbons. was i seeing things?
    Na, your not seeing things. After I posted the colorway, I looked at it on the screen and did not like what I saw. I pulled a couple of different fabrics and posted that picture and took down the other one with the black ribbons.

    Here are my 1st installment blocks. Remember to look at the pictures closely so you get the correct fabric in the right place. In diagram III is shows fabric B on the bottom. I am almost sure that if you place it in the oppisite postition, your quilt will not turn out as they describe. If you are confused at this, look at the 1st colorway shown and then compare it to the directions. They put Fabric B (the one that we need 3+ yards for) at the top and bottom of the 1st block and on the bottom of the second block. I am glad that I caught that before I sewed them together as we are working 100% with bias blocks.

    They took me just about an hour to sew, press and trim off the dog ears. Cant wait for the 2nd step

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    I had to rethink my fabrics also. I didn't have enough of the B fabric to do the mystery. So through my stash again, came up with this combo:

    Bobbie, I like that combo, I think the purple goes well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabriclovr View Post
    Na, your not seeing things. After I posted the colorway, I looked at it on the screen and did not like what I saw. I pulled a couple of different fabrics and posted that picture and took down the other one with the black ribbons.

    Here are my 1st installment blocks. Remember to look at the pictures closely so you get the correct fabric in the right place. In diagram III is shows fabric B on the bottom. I am almost sure that if you place it in the oppisite postition, your quilt will not turn out as they describe. If you are confused at this, look at the 1st colorway shown and then compare it to the directions. They put Fabric B (the one that we need 3+ yards for) at the top and bottom of the 1st block and on the bottom of the second block. I am glad that I caught that before I sewed them together as we are working 100% with bias blocks.

    They took me just about an hour to sew, press and trim off the dog ears. Cant wait for the 2nd step

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    Oh Fabriclovr, I am so glad you noticed and mentioned this - as I am sure I would have sewn mine together wrong. A big Thank you!

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    AS promised here are my fabrics - hope they work well together when all is said and done Name:  Picture 086.jpg
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    To keep your mind fresh- learn one new thing a day !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    AS promised here are my fabrics - hope they work well together when all is said and done Name:  Picture 086.jpg
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    I love your color combination! The deep blue is wonderful.

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    I love seeing the start of your mystery quilts! How exciting!! Did the next magazine come out already? Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    AS promised here are my fabrics - hope they work well together when all is said and done Name:  Picture 086.jpg
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    That floral is goreous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmncolts View Post
    I love seeing the start of your mystery quilts! How exciting!! Did the next magazine come out already? Thanks for sharing!
    I don't think it is scheduled to be on the shelves till Feb 1st as the date on the current one says display until Jan 31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    AS promised here are my fabrics - hope they work well together when all is said and done The green is the 3 yards
    Good combinations! I like, I like!!

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    I finally pulled fabrics for the Mystery Quilt. The colors are so muddy and dark in the photo, think jewel tones. But it is snowing outside so I decided that I would try indoor pics. And yes, the second one is the Queen Quilt Inspector helping me.
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    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    I finally pulled fabrics for the Mystery Quilt. The colors are so muddy and dark in the photo, think jewel tones. But it is snowing outside so I decided that I would try indoor pics. And yes, the second one is the Queen Quilt Inspector helping me.
    She looks like she approves. I always have mine inspected! ROFL!
    This is my inspector..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabriclovr View Post
    She looks like she approves. I always have mine inspected! ROFL!
    This is my inspector..
    Love her tiger spots.There is something very different about ginger cats don't you think?
    Sweet Caroline

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    Bobbie- the floral was my favorite and the purple looks awesome with it - I just couldn't see spending 9.00 a yard times over 3 yards for a quilt I am not sure what it will look like ****big sigh*****

    Love all the quilt inspectors
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    Bobbie- the floral was my favorite and the purple looks awesome with it - I just couldn't see spending 9.00 a yard times over 3 yards for a quilt I am not sure what it will look like ****big sigh*****

    Love all the quilt inspectors
    All of the fabrics that I pulled from my stash for this quilt cost on the average of $1.00 a yard. Hooray for thrift stores! The caveat is that you have to cruise them regularly. I am with you, I would not go out to buy fabric for a quilt that I don't know what it will look like when I am done.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Love her tiger spots.There is something very different about ginger cats don't you think?
    His name is Rusty and he is a handful! He was about 9 or 10 months old in that picture, he is now 2 1/2 and into everything just like a two year old LOL I looked up his coloring and he is called a Mackerel Tabby because of the scales of the Mackerel fish. Never heard them called a ginger cat, always called them tabby's.

    He is a big time lover, I get kisses all the time and he purrs at the drop of a hat

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    Ok, now I need some help. I have my first installment pieces cut and the hourglass units are sewn together, but I find no place in the directions to tell me what size I need to square them to. Are the rest of you just cutting off the dogears or are you squaring the blocks to a certain size, maybe 61/2"?

    I was very careful cutting and sewing, and even squared the cut pieces before sewing, but I can tell that my blocks are not completely square after sewing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    Ok, now I need some help. I have my first installment pieces cut and the hourglass units are sewn together, but I find no place in the directions to tell me what size I need to square them to. Are the rest of you just cutting off the dogears or are you squaring the blocks to a certain size, maybe 61/2"?

    I was very careful cutting and sewing, and even squared the cut pieces before sewing, but I can tell that my blocks are not completely square after sewing them.
    from the blog answers on mccalls quilting website the squares should measure 6" unfinished. see comments below from their website. here is the weblink on mccalls. http://www.mccallsquilting.com/artic...in_Three_Parts

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    At the end of Part 1, your UNFINISHED (raw edge) blocks should now measure 6 INCHES SQUARE. (Do NOT trim your Part 1 unfinished blocks smaller than 6 inches square!) Jan 10, 2012 at 08:36 AM


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    Final measurement of first two squares

    I am really pretty new at this and am still not completely understanding answers to others who had the same question I did. So let me ask the question this way. After all the squares are sewn as directed, and we are going to square them up and wait for part 2 instructions, do we square them up to 6 inches or do we square them up to 5 1/2 inches? Jan 06, 2012 at 05:32 PM
    Last edited by Havplenty; 01-17-2012 at 02:32 PM.

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    got my magazine copy in today now to finish picking fabs. still trying not to buy any fabs so..... i'm still looking through my fabrics. i normally only buy fabrics for projects so dont have a lot of "extra" fabrics. this is gonna be tough for the 3+ yards but i'm hopeful.

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    Hey Caroline, I love your D fabric. Looks like a beautiful Persian rug.

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