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Thread: Mystery Quilt Thread final clues, page 8, mystery 95% solved, page 9

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    I sort of wanted to know if anyone wanted to do a lap quilt or wall hanging. I didn't want to make it too big a project and tax everyone's time.

    This wall hanging could be a lap quilt, but I think you'd have to scratch the embellishment I have for it and add borders.

    I would give the list of fabrics and yardages. I've scanned some of the current Hoffman Christmas/Holiday prints to give an idea of what to use.

    But, you would use whatever you like in your stash along the lines of these images.

    These are color options for you. If you want an "outdoorsy" wintery feel to this, use fabrics like the following:

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    These are more color options for "outdoors." I've scanned these from E-quilter's site. Feel free to mix in any number of light, medium and dark blue batiks to supplement. But, I'll lay out everything for you and you can make your color selections.

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    Some more colors for "outdoors."

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    Wow,
    Those are beautiful fabrics.
    Would this work as well with traditional Christmas fabrics?
    I seem to have a large stash of them...

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    For those who would like an indoors, "traditional" color theme, here are examples of those.

    You will NOT be mixing the two color options, the blues/silvers with the traditional colors.

    Also, these are not all the colors used, but just the colors in the first clue.

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    More traditional color options/examples:

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    Another example/option of traditional "indoors" color:

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    For BOTH indoors and outdoors theme options, you will need a sort of med/dark green selection.

    Some examples:


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    Another green option:

    Got any of these lying around in your stash? Any Christmas greens from last year or handpaints, batiks will do.

    These are just samples of what I'm using.

    I'll be back with more.





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    How would you rate this easy, intermediate or advanced?

    I seem to have quite a bit of Christmas fabric too :D I like the last picture, salad greens.....never seen that before :wink: oops its trees sure don't have pines like that here :roll: :oops: :oops:

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    Cordelia, I like the outdoorsy theme and could you please tell me how many different fabrics we would need? Have some great blues and greens with snowflakes. I would also rather make a small quilt than a wall hanging. Looking foward to more instructions.

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    I'm thinking about it. Would rather have a lapquilt instead of wall hanging, but that's just me.
    I don't have any Christmasy fabric like you are showing. Mine has snowmen, santas, etc on it.
    I'm sure, depending on how much we need and how many different colors we need, I could find some.
    But, I just cannot start it until I get back.
    That doesn't mean you cannot start and I could catch up. :)

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    OOOh lovely fabrics, yes please I want to join in the fun. Never made a mystery before...

    So IŽm guessing youŽll tell us how much of each fabric we need and then we wait for the first CLUE

    This could be very interesting to see all the colour choices and each one will be so unique, love this idea :D

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    I think I'll watch this time and maybe join the next. Love the fabrics tho :) Sounds like a lot of fun

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    I'm interested, but I'm not sure if I have enough fabrics in my stash. Will you be letting us know totals of how many colors and how much of each we would need for the whole project before we start so I can shop??? :D

    Or, an even better idea...Cordelia, you can just send me the fabrics you have taken pics of....I'll just use those :lol: They are lovely.

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    I'm in....I would prefer the lap quilt to a wall hanging also. Will you be including instructions for both?
    When do we start?

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    Everybody, I have been deliberately vague. I don't want to spoil it.

    I will give you all the yardages and numbers of different fabrics. Since people are expressing an interest in a lap quilt over the wall hanging, I have to recalculate it and the quilt program does that.

    I'll have to enlarge it a bit. I can do that with no problem, just can't do it right now.

    I would rate this project intermediate because there are a few applique pieces (optional if you put them on) and foundation pieced pieces.

    I'll provide the templates. I think I can actually post them in here and you can download them and print them when we get to that part. If I can't post them here, I'll e-mail them to everyone and you can print them.

    Terri, Santas and Snowmen are kind of out of character ... But, you don't need to buy the fabrics I posted. You can "glitter" up fabrics. I tend to go into "overkill" mode with the Christmas fabrics and ALWAYS select the most BLING. I like glitz.

    If anyone has an embroidery machine, for the outdoorsy version, if anyone has snowflake embroidery patterns, with silver or white thread, they'd look really cool.

    I'll get you the total number of fabrics and yardage tomorrow or Tuesday. I've got a big job tomorrow and don't know if I'll be able to get on line tomorrow.

    There's no comittment here. I'll post all the infor and you can follow along and decide if it's something you want to make. I'm going to have a couple more options along the way to choose from to keep it interesting.

    Also, I'll post pictures and diagrams as we go along IF you want me to. Let me know and I'll do it. If some directions need a picture, I'll post it.

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    When do we start?
    Let me just lay out a plan.

    If this could be sort of a weekender thing, that'd be good.

    Since I'm going to rough over the calculations to change it to a lap quilt, can we start next weekend?

    I'll keep posting fabric images and suggestions for you and will be giving yardages throughout the week.

    Everyone is welcome to follow along and this design is totally for everyone who wants it. There's no copyright issue because it's my "Merry Christmas" to everyone.

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    sound ok for me. I have the fabric :D

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    I really love this! So much fun to do.
    I'm happily waiting for next weekend.
    Looking forward to my fabric requirements.
    May have to raid someone else's stash!

    How about Bebe's????
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Everybody, I've had a minute to drop in.

    I'm posting some other fabric samples that you'll need. Check your stash and see what you've got!

    GOLD! Does anyone have gold? Glitzy gold?

    You'll need at least a half a yard of glitzy gold. But, if you don't have it, mix and match with other golds, yellows. It doesn't all have to be the same fabric.

    This is for both "wintery" option and the traditional option. OOOPS! Gold for traditional, silver for winter option. I posted a couple silver options for the winter version.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    Avoid florals. Try to use something like the picture. The picture is a Robert Kaufman fabric.

    Be prepared to spray on some glitter spray! I use it all the time and turn ordinary fabric into holiday sparkle.





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    Now it's time to talk prints.

    This is the print I'm going to use from "In The Beginning" Wintergraphix collection.

    Regardless of your choice, you'll need a Christmas floral. (and I'll tell you how much tomorrow night.)

    Just samples/ideas/options.

    Blues for outdoors wintery style, reds/greens for traditional.

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    More Holiday floral ideas:

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    More floral print options/ideas.
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    Can I ask a couple of questions please, The silver and blue pointsetta fabric, who makes it? Found all the others on a site, but canŽt see this one.

    Also will this last 6 months or longer? I am kinda thinking it is 6 months but just checking. Will there be 1 or 2 blocks a month?

    Thanks Elle

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