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Thread: Who is planning to do the Jelly Roll Mystery

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    I seem to recall reading here on the Board that some had done a New Year's Day Mystery this past year. Anyone know anything about this ... if there's one for this coming year, I'd be interested.

    Or who/where/when are other ones?

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    I have everything cut and ready to go for today then a special custom project came in for a customer. So, I've gotta get that done first. Gonna take this afternoon to finish.

    I've printed the first 2 clues so far and it's killing me not to open up clues 3 & 4 posted so far.

    I'll post some pics tomorrow.

    Bummed me out to not be able to do this throughout the day but customers need to come first before "play".

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I seem to recall reading here on the Board that some had done a New Year's Day Mystery this past year. Anyone know anything about this ... if there's one for this coming year, I'd be interested.

    Or who/where/when are other ones?
    Was it Planet Patchwork?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I seem to recall reading here on the Board that some had done a New Year's Day Mystery this past year. Anyone know anything about this ... if there's one for this coming year, I'd be interested.

    Or who/where/when are other ones?
    Was it Planet Patchwork?
    I have no clue ... just remember it being mentioned!

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    OK, I've never done a mystery quilt before, but I thought I'd give it a go. I didn't have a jelly roll, either, but I had some diff colors of the same small print, so I used strips of them. And I had some yardage of ecru with small white flowers, so I made that the background.

    I washed, dried, starched & pressed all fabrics prior to cutting. I cut everything on Thurs & Friday - yeah, took me a couple of days. And apparently, I didn't cut right, either. Luckily, I had a few half-strips left over, so I was able to cut some more small squares to fill in where they needed to go, based on my random-color "pattern."

    After I got going, even as novice a quilter as I am, I realized there are much better (EASIER) ways to piece this puppy. Too bad - I'd already cut everything. I'm sure it was done to make it easy to follow along & increase the "mystery" aspect of it.

    And now that everything's all put together, I have confirmed my original feelings on scrappy (not my fave). But, I'd already planned it for a charity quilt, so I won't have any problems giving it away! BUT, and this is a biggie - I don't know how I'm gonna quilt it!

    I can do straight-line & stitch in the ditch, but (spoiler alert!!!!) there are large patches of ecru with 2 seams running thru 'em!! Seems like a logical place to put some sort of stencil, but won't those seams get in the way??

    Oh, and I don't mean to get all holy or preachy, but I did find sewing a gazillion short & straight seams rather tedious. Just my humble opinion!

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    I have not even thought about how to quilt it. I don't have time to think about it yet... i don't really like SID, so I will do something else. Maybe something I want to practice.

    As far as the piecing goes, I often change things to make them complement my piecing style. If I made it again, I would probably do more strip piecing. I have quite a bit more to do, but I really like it so far and really appreciate Cindy Carter giving the pattern to us!

    SewWrite, can you post a finished picture for us to see?

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    SPOILER ALERT!! Scroll down if you'd rather not see pics of the mystery quilt!!!

    The checkerboard is supposed to go all the way around, but you only see 2 sides here. And yes, it's all wonky, 'cuz the blocks are sewn, but not to each other yet.
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    Oh, and lookee there - I tried real hard to make the pattern RANDOM, but there are 2 reds together, big as day...THAT's why I try to view my projects from camera before I put them together!!! Sometimes the boo-boos just jump off the page that way!

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    I love it! Your colors are great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewWrite
    OK, I've never done a mystery quilt before, but I thought I'd give it a go. I didn't have a jelly roll, either, but I had some diff colors of the same small print, so I used strips of them. And I had some yardage of ecru with small white flowers, so I made that the background.

    I washed, dried, starched & pressed all fabrics prior to cutting. I cut everything on Thurs & Friday - yeah, took me a couple of days. And apparently, I didn't cut right, either. Luckily, I had a few half-strips left over, so I was able to cut some more small squares to fill in where they needed to go, based on my random-color "pattern."

    After I got going, even as novice a quilter as I am, I realized there are much better (EASIER) ways to piece this puppy. Too bad - I'd already cut everything. I'm sure it was done to make it easy to follow along & increase the "mystery" aspect of it.

    And now that everything's all put together, I have confirmed my original feelings on scrappy (not my fave). But, I'd already planned it for a charity quilt, so I won't have any problems giving it away! BUT, and this is a biggie - I don't know how I'm gonna quilt it!

    I can do straight-line & stitch in the ditch, but (spoiler alert!!!!) there are large patches of ecru with 2 seams running thru 'em!! Seems like a logical place to put some sort of stencil, but won't those seams get in the way??

    Oh, and I don't mean to get all holy or preachy, but I did find sewing a gazillion short & straight seams rather tedious. Just my humble opinion!
    It's too bad you aren't happy with the way it all evolved.
    It was a "Mystery" ... and you have to be prepared to take some risk in doing so.

    I'm doing one right now thru my LQS ... will I like it when I am done? I have no clue!! I was willing to take the chance and see what came from it.

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    have fabrics cut and pattern downloaded.like the pattern but unsure about my fabric choices.am using from my stash fabrics I dont particularly like to use them up

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    There are several pictures of tops posted. I love the purples and yellows. OOOOOO if I had the fabric.
    http://carterquilter.wordpress.com/j...t-2011-photos/

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    For those who did the Mystery, please strut your stuff .... and show us your pics here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I was wondering if anyone is planning to do the Jelly Roll Mystery tomorrow, October 23, 2011 at Carterquilter. I would love to see pictures of your progress.

    http://carterquilter.wordpress.com/
    I recieved all the patterns for it. I am in the middle of making a quilt pattern as a shower curtain right now and will start it after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    It's too bad you aren't happy with the way it all evolved.
    It was a "Mystery" ... and you have to be prepared to take some risk in doing so.
    SewWrite, it is just fine to not be really happy with the outcome. In order to do this mystery I had to use Moda strips that I got on clearance. I will never keep this quilt, because of all of the blue in it. I am fine with not liking the finished quilt because of the colors, but I wanted to make it.

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    Sometimes it is better to wait until all the clues are up to see the end result to see if it is something you really want to put the time into. Now that I see this one I will choose my own colors instead of someone elses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda
    Sometimes it is better to wait until all the clues are up to see the end result to see if it is something you really want to put the time into. Now that I see this one I will choose my own colors instead of someone elses.
    Then it's not a "Mystery" ...
    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    I was wondering if anyone is planning to do the Jelly Roll Mystery tomorrow, October 23, 2011 at Carterquilter. I would love to see pictures of your progress.

    http://carterquilter.wordpress.com/
    What a terrific website!! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewWrite
    SPOILER ALERT!! Scroll down if you'd rather not see pics of the mystery quilt!!!

    The checkerboard is supposed to go all the way around, but you only see 2 sides here. And yes, it's all wonky, 'cuz the blocks are sewn, but not to each other yet.
    Love, love, love your quilt, the colors are amazing!!

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    yes, i have the jelly roll pieces cut, have to do the background pieces yet. I am way behind but I haven't looked ahead

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