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Thread: Free Mystery Quilt starting April 1

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    If anyone is interested a mystery quilt is starting April 1. If you have never been to this site before she is awesome. Mostly string qults and I have a feeling this mystery will be also. I am game. Anyone else. Here is the site.

    http://quiltville.com/orangecrush1.shtml

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    Thanks for sharing.

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    I had a little trouble understanding what she wrote.......the scraps in ,Lt, md and dark......plus the colored pieces. I thought I would try as I am just finishing up a quilt :D
    Is that right

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    Yep that is exactly right. But she laid out her choice of colors also to help. The main colors she is useing are blue. I am too sence I have a ton of blue that I have had forever. :D

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    oh i must take a look at this, i'm definitely interested in a mystery quilt. Thanks for posting. :D

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    Great Denise, I have another project I must do, so I am in a delima. But I don't know how often the mystery quilt will go on. If for a while then I can have time. I also have to do a baby quilt for my new niece. Oh well I guess I just take on too many things! Hee Hee, that is what makes it fun! :D

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    oh yes i know what your saying donna, i have a rose quilt, tablerunner, sweet pea wall hanging, and my marjen for error quilt class, plus i went and purchased a new pattern for a quilt called tulip dance. Hopefully by next week i'll be able to get back into finishing some of my ufo's . I posted a pic of the new tulip pattern. I really like this pattern, its a total new way of making tulip blocks. No templates just a matter of figuring out how to fold and sew in place. I read the instructions about 6 times now lol and i think i finally figured out what i'm suppose to do. Now to pick some real nice and bright colors. Thats my husband's job to help me pick colors :lol: He's home from work this week , he doesn't know it yet, but he picking colors today..... :lol: Happy sewing :D

    this is the tulip pattern, they had a sample made in the store, i just had to have it.
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    I love that pattern! I just started being a pattern tester for a shop. I can't say much about it because it is not on the market yet and is copywrited. But I will say it has tulips. I am hoping I will learn from this expirence. It does sound like you have a lot on your plate. My DH is also my color picker. He is so much better then me. I especially have problems with purple and blue. It is like the colors run into themselves. And he also is better at putting colors together. Hmm wonder why some men have the eye and we don't? Enough gab. Back to sewing. No house cleaning!

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    This is great for using up scraps.............I haven't cut or picked my colors,
    this looks fun :D you should edit donna.....and mention use up some scraps :D :D :D

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    Just peeked in at step one---looks like fun but i got to go to work. Can't wait to see the ending product. :lol:

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    I think i have enough mixed strips, I had scraps but not in the right size strips. I picked the pieces of yardage and have to cut those.........how much time do we get? :D

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    I don't know how much time. She doesn't exactyl say. Don't worry you are way ahead of me. I have lots of strips but the wrong size. Gotta check and see what else I have. :roll:

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    I sent Bonnie the site owner an email asking how much time between steps and about the strip sizes. I also invited her to drop by and even join. Maybe she will. Her site is awesome. If some of you have never checked it out you should even if you are not doing the mystery project. Have Fun! :D

    Bonnie replied to the email, and said the steps would be one to two weeks apart, so that is a good amount of time. Also make sure you are using 2 inch strips, if you use another size it will throw everything off. Dang, Now I have to cut strips. Pooey :roll:

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    arrrghhh more patterns I MUST TRY!!!

    I have been tempted to do a Mystery quilt for a while now. I am evening considering teaching one in the fall to my students as a fun day retreat. I want to do a design in my EQ and make it.

    As for the mystery quilt website. .. WOW!! thanks sooo much for sharing!! I was looking through some of her work and I am in awe how she uses scraps!!! Did you see her Cabin Fever quilt?? Over 5000 pieces went into it!! She started the project in 2001 and only completed it recently!!! I thought I WAS NUTS!!! I'm not alone!

    Cheers!

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    Aggi, I know she is truly amazing, and surpasses me by far in the crazy area. She must quilt full time. She puts out a lot and also keeps up a web site. Pretty motivational, I think :!: So are you going to do the mystery too. The more the merrier, we can laugh or cry with each other. I still have to cut strips. Phooey. But today shopping. Fabric shopping that is. I never go shopping now with out at least buying some fabric. Thank goodness for Wally World (aka Walmart). Sure hope they keep their fabric or I will be in a world of trouble. No reasonal priced fabric near by. Enough to make a person need funny pills :!: Well off I am. Every one have a happy Q Day.

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    OH wow, I'd like to do this. Thanks for the link.

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    I am seriously considering it DonnaRae. At the moment I am making crumbs, also about to start Trevor's Van Halen Lap quilt, plus a crib quilt and a wedding gift quilt to make.. HA whats one more quilt!! hee hee and then on top of that I have my beach tote bags to put together to get ready to sell!!!! Speaking of having to sew full time!!! LOL

    I will take a look at my stash soon I guess.. hmmmm but then I DO have to pass by a quilt shop on my walk home from work.. and I did get paid today... and I do get 3 pay cheques this month.. DOH!!!! looks like I have to do a little bit of fabric shopping along the way home.. I also have to take run to the grocery store as I want to make up a big pot of spaghetti sauce and freeze it for future meals. I love to take a night sometimes and just make up lotsa casseroles, and stuff. Makes a better meal than running to the nearest drive thru!! LOL Okay.. I"ll DO IT!!! I'll take a little run to the quilt shop on the way home.. ooh I hope they got some sales going on!!! I'll take a look at the requirements before leaving the office. I already printed them off on the colour printer.. :)

    What colours are you making yours?

    PM me if you wish !

    Cheers

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    Ok.. so since my last post here (all of 25 minutes LOL) I have decided on my colour scheme.. I am going to make this quilt in shades of yellow, green and blue tone on tones with various white tone on tones.... I will call it "Summer Breeze" The blue for the sky, yellow for the sun, and the green for the beautiful grass. Right now I need to do something to make me feel summer WILL get here.. we are having a freezing rain warning here... I was out over lunch and it was slippery under foot walking. The wind is picking up too... Today looks the furthest thing from summer EVER getting here.. I think using these colours will give me a little perk that I need to get me through the long dragged out horrible winter here :(

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    Just got home from shopping. I did great. The Berninia store put their wall of sale fabric all 75 percent off. My timing was great. Ohhh I love the fabric I got. Even some batik! My color choices for the mystery is the main blue like hers, and I was thinking tans, muted yellows and such but reading Aggi's colors I think I am going to kind of go in that direction. I know I have to get going and start stripping. I have another project I have to have done by the 10th. So I am pushing it. Oh well I will manage. I emailed and asked Bonnie if I could use 2.5 inch strips (I have a lot of them from I strip swap I was in) and just change all the measurments by .5 inches and she said not a good idea, it would be better for me to make new strips 2 inches. So Aggi let us know how your fabric shopping went. Ah, hopefully it went as good as mine! :D

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    I'm in DonnaRae. I've loved Bonnie's site forever. Aren't her quilts just spectacular? She must quilt non-stop to get that many scraps! On to my four patches...

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    I'm looking through my fabric now to see if I have anything that will work. Never having done anything like this before I think it will be good for me. I am usually over planning!

    Quilting Aggi-I feel the same aboutneeding a reminder that Spring is out there somewhere! Your colors sound great!

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    Oh goodie goodie goodie, lots of us it seems are going to be doing this mystery. It will be fun to see how each one turns out. So who is ready? Not me. :?

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    Don't forget everyone, scraps, good way to use them up! :D

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    I picked up some gorgeous shades of yellows, greens and blues. I wont' post my fabrics until I pick out a few more I want to add to it. Bonnie said all those piles of little blue pieces could be switched into one big piece 3/4 yard. so I think I will go that route.

    I hope to get a start on it over the weekend. Its should be fun for sure!!!

    I have been thinking of making a blue/green/yellow quilt for sometime now... so no excuse to not make one now!!

    Its great to see a few others here wanting to make this quilt! I can't wait for all of us to start sharing photos of our progress.

    Cheers!

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    bump Want to keep track of this :roll:

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