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    If you think the cost is to hight then just make a small wall hanging or table runner with the same idea you had.

    You could also do mystery blocks each month in scrappy fabrics.

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    There's a reason the blue fabric is more than the green fabric and that's because I use red and greens in the traditional and really only use a bunch of blues and silvers in the winter one.

    I'll put together a comprehensive list with the yardages for you. I'll post it soon.

    Bebe had a good idea.


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    Yardages:

    Outdoors Winter Version:


    1) 1/8 Yard med/light brown.

    2) 1 Yard medium blue snowflake pattern. (ex. Hoffman's Snowflake Escape/Sky Blue/Silver Metallic.)

    3) 1/2 Yard medium blue (ex. Hoffman's Venetian Holiday - Dainty Poinsettias - Chambray Blue/Pearl.)

    4) 1/3 Yard dark blue snowflake pattern (ex. Hoffman's Weekend in the Woods - Snowflake Rapture - Cobalt/Silver.)

    5) 3/8 Yard medium to dark blue (ex. Hoffman's Winter Radiance - Reindeer Stroll - French Blue/Silver.)

    6) 1/3 Yard dark blue snowflake blue (ex. Pom Pom Penguines by Bonijean for South Seas Fabrics.)

    7) 1/4 Yard dark blue snowflake pattern (ex. In the Beginning's Jason Yenter Wintergraphix.)

    8 ) 1/3 Yard light blue snowflake pattern (ex. Hoffman's Weekend in the Woods - Snowflake Rapture - Powder Blue/Pearlized.)

    9) 1/4 Yard light blue to silver (ex. Hoffman's Weekend in the Woods - Star Filigree.)

    10) 1 Yard light blue star fabric (ex. Hoffman's Weekend in the Woods - Twinkling Skies - French Blue/Silver.)

    11) 3/8 Yard light to medium silver star fabric (ex. Hoffman's Weekend in the Woods - Twinkling Skies, pewter/grey/silver.)

    12) 3/8 Yard dark blue winter themed fabric (ex. Hoffman's Winter Radiance - Reindeer Stroll - Midnight Blue/Silver.)

    13) 5 1/2 Yards dark blue star themed fabric (ex. Hoffman's Weekend in the Woods - Twinkling Skies - Cobalt/Silver.)

    There is going to be an optional applique part that will also require medium to dark blue. It should be a water color or textured fabric rather than print. You'll need roughly 1/2 yard if you choose to make it. It should be strictly blue with no green or purple tints. (We can also mix and match the left overs from the other blues in the list rather than introduce another fabric. That's the goal.)

    You'll need a tiny bit of your white fabric (less than a fat quarter) for it.




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    For Traditional:

    1) 1/8 Yard light/med brown.

    2) 1/2 Yard light/med beige. (ex. Hoffman's Venetian Holiday - Dainty Poinsettias - Champagne/Gold.)

    3) 1/2 Yard light beige (ex. Hoffman's Venetian Holiday - Holiday Damasks - Beige/Gold.)

    4) 7/8 Yard medium warm gold (ex. Hoffman's Venetian Holiday - Dainty Poinsettias - Buttercreme/Pearl.)

    5) 1/4 Yard light beige (ex. Hoffman's Venetian Holiday - Romantic Leaf Motif - Buttercreme/Pearl.)

    6) 5/8 Yard light beige (ex. Hoffman's All the Trimmings - Holiday Garden Curls - Sand/Pearl.)

    7) 1/2 Yard medium beige (ex. Hoffman's All the Trimmings - Holiday Garden Curls - Latte/Gold.)

    8 ) 1/4 Yard dark warm gold (ex. Robert Kaufman's Creamsicle from Judy Hand's Fusions.)

    9) 1/8 Yard dark red/wine (ex. Hoffman's All the Trimmings - Holiday Garden Curls - Dark Red/Gold.)

    10) 1/4 Yard bright dark red snowflake pattern (ex. South Seas Pom Pom Penguins by Bonijean. Cinnimon.)

    11) 1/4 Yard dark red ivy floral pattern (ex. Hoffman's Venetian Holiday - Italian Holly - Scarlet Red/Gold.)

    12) 3/8 Yard dark multicolored red/green/black Christmas themed print or floral (ex. Jason Yenter's Wintergraphix from In the Beginning. Red/Green.)

    13) 4 1/4 Yards of dark green star pattern (ex. Hoffman's Weekend in the Woods - Twinkling Skies - Hunter Green/Gold.)

    The applique portion is optional and will reguire med/dark green. Should be a water color or textured green with no blue tints. About 1/2 yard or so.


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    When everyone has gone through their fabrics and selected their 13 fabrics, it will be important to follow the guidelines to keep with the yardages.

    There's a good bit of paper piecing in this design to keep in mind. I tend to be wasteful when I paper piece.

    I'm strictly using the example fabrics I posted for the clues. If you substitute them, make sure you treat the substitute fabric as if it's the actual fabric option I posted to keep the yardages accurate.

    That just means when you see me use the Jason Yenter Wintergraphix sample, use the fabric you substituted for it and you don't use one of the other substitutes or the yardages will be affected.

    When everybody has gone through their fabric stash and made their selections, let me know and I'll post the first clue. Just let me know when you're all ready.

    I'll be back on line late tonight.






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    Is the 4 1/4 yds of dark green star pattern exclusively for the borders or will some of it be used for the body of the quilt?

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    Hi Cordelia, I really want todo this, but haven´t got sufficient materials. So start without me and as we go along I will catch up. Sorry if this creates a problem, or would you prefer I dropped out completely. No problem.

    Elle

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    Hi Cordelia :D , been meaning to post on here for a while, but with everything that's been going on, haven't got round to it. I would like to join in too. I luv doing mystery quilts especially with a group, it's such alot of fun :thumbup: . It's very nice of you to take the trouble to organise something like this as it's alot of work. I probably won't be able to keep up all the time, but that's alright, the thread's not going anywhere, I'll just catch up where I can. I know it's a bit of a pain, but could you just say how much of the larger amounts of fabric are for borders as fabric is quite costly here and I like to leave things like borders to be figured out later :wink:

    Silly me I just read back, should have done that first :lol: , I think if I get it right the fabric needed without borders is 2 1/8 yards?

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    Thanks Cordelia. I copied all the requirments, now can't wait to start.

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    Hi, everyone. It's like 12:30 here EST. I'm sorry I'm on so late.

    Don't anyone feel pressured. I'll post the clues and you can all watch. It's quite an investment.

    A couple of you are wondering about the borders.

    First, the green is used in the quilt and for the border.

    To be honest, because I enlarged this to a lap quilt size, I haven't done it and am doing it ahead of you all so if there's a glitch, I'll catch it first.

    For both the winter version and the traditional version, the border alone is calculated at 1 1/2 yards.

    So, the three yards difference can be made up in your stash. And then there's the applique piece. I would recommend forest greens, pine greens, textured greens, no aqua, no emerald green for it to look right. It doesn't have to be all the same green fabric either. You can use different greens.

    The border will look best if it's in the same "family" of green used in the quilt.

    To make it look Christmasy, paint on glitter paint you get in the craft store.

    The same with the winter version. The winter version uses more of the blue in the quilt. The four yards difference in that version can be made up with whatever blue fabrics you have. For it to look right, I'd stay away from blue green, turquoise, or purple tones. Medium to dark blues would be the best choice. Textured and blue on blue batiks would be outstanding. I wouldn't use a blue print unless it was all blue.

    The blue fabrics in this quilt will look best if they're in the same family of blue as the border.

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    STEP 1: Cut 4.5" squares!

    I'm going to post an image of the sample fabric and tell you how many 4.5" squares you need. If you didn't buy the Hoffman fabrics I posted, and substituted them, so we don't affect the yardages, make sure you don't mix and match substitute fabrics for any particular Hoffman fabric.

    Winter version:

    1. Cut eight 4.5" squares of this (light blue snowflake pattern) fabric (or the one you substituted for it.)





    2. Cut sixteen 4.5" squares of this (light blue star dusty print) fabric (or the one you substituted for it.)




    3. Cut eight 4.5" squares of this (light/medium snowflake print) fabric (or the one you substituted for it.)




    4. Cut four 4.5" squares of this (light blue pointsetta print) fabric (or the one you substituted for it.)




    You should have 36 4.5" squares now.

    STEP 2: Sew four 9 patch squares.



    Mix and match all your textures/shades in the 9 patches.

    Example:



    You should have four 9 patch squares measuring 12.5" each.

    Here's mine: (I substituted fabrics and it doesn't look as nice ...)



    STEP 3:

    Sew two 9 patches together.



    Sew the two rows together.



    Your piece should measure 24.5".

    Here's mine. BUT, I have way too much contrast in my piece. It will look better if you use the similar shades, but different patterns on them to avoid all this contrast. I'm going to redo mine for less contrast. But, if you like contrast, that's fine too.



    That's it for now!

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    Traditional version: You're going to do exact same thing as the winter version, only I'm going to post the fabric examples: Follow the directions in the winter version post.

    STEP 1:

    1. Cut four 4.5" (gold pointsetta print) fabric (or substitute you have for it.)




    2. Cut eight 4.5" (medium beige pointsetta print w/gold) fabric (or substitute you have for it.)




    3. Cut eight 4.5" (medium beige print) fabric (or substitute you have for it.)




    4. Cut eight 4.5" (medium beige filigree/pearl print) fabric (or substitute you have for it.)




    5. Cut eight 4.5" (medium beige pearl print) fabric (or substitute you have for it.)



    STEP 2: Sew your 9 patch same as the winter version directions. Must measure 12.5".



    Here's mine: (Again, a little too much contrast. You want similar tones, but different shades and textures. Not too much contrast -- unless you like a lot of contrast.)




    STEP 3: Sew your 9 patches together for your center. (Must measure 24.5".)



    Here's mine: (The feline is Miss Suzie.)


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    Everybody, I accidently deleted two blocks from the Winter version and redid them.

    But, I may have redone them slightly different. I'm sorry. It was an accident.

    It really shouldn't have affected the yardage estimate. But, I've printed the yardage estimate again.


    It would help if I put in the link.

    For traditional yardage estimate:

    http://www.box.net/shared/tdxalryo8c

    For winter yardage estimate:

    http://www.box.net/shared/tckhvfvso4

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    Well, my mother has fallen in love with the winter version of the mystery quilt. (I let her look at them.)

    BUT, she says it's too hard and complicated! (sighs.)

    The first clue was easy.

    Before I post the second clue, I wanted to do them and make sure there's no unforeseen complications.

    The next clue can either be paper piecing or you can rotary cut and piece. But, because I don't want you to worry about measuring and seam allowance variances, I've designed the rest of it to be paper pieced. It will be more precise if you paper piece them.

    I'll provide rotary cutting directions and the paper piece template. You can decide which way you want to do them. (I haven't rotary cut and pieced, so I can't vouch for how accurate it will turn out. I'm paper piecing.)

    Please make a scrap note of this and keep it with your blocks so you can refer to it without having to come in here.

    VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU PAPER PIECE:

    When I post the foundation piece templates for you to download and print, you MUST CHECK the following:

    Download the file at the link I post. It will be the block template for you to print. It will be a PDF document.

    There is a printer button icon in the PDF document you'll use to print. A print menu will open up where you will choose how many copies to print, etc.

    There is an option that you MUST check. In that print menu there is a section called Page Handling. It has a spot where you choose how many copies to print. Under that is an option called PAGE SCALING. It will probably say: Shrink to printable area. CHANGE THAT option to NONE. Make sure you check this section every single time before you print anything.

    I overlooked that the first time I printed a block and it shrunk the template. I was perplexed and it took me some time before I realized the problem. The blocks have to be a precise size. Before you use any printed template, just to be sure, make sure you measure the dimensions of the block on the paper with your ruler.

    I'll post the next clue tomorrow morning with the links. Keep a note with you about the page scaling print option. The name of the pdf document has the dimensions the template MUST BE. Please measure it with your ruler before you do it. If it measures different, then check the page scaling option again. I don't know if it defaults to "shrink to printable area." You DON'T want the shrink option. It must be set to NONE.

    I'm sorry for all the bold emphasis. I just don't want anyone to miss this and make a bunch of blocks that won't fit and waste time and fabric. I'll keep reminding about this, so don't be offended. I know you're all experienced quilters, but this was a computer issue. That darn print option threw me for a loop and I couldn't figure out the problem at first. It took me a while before I even thought to check the print settings.

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    Well I can't speak for anyone else but I sure would've messed it up so thanks for the warning!! I just wanna see a little bit of how it goes together. I'm not sure my fabrics are correct so I'm gonna wait until about step 3 to get a better idea if I can use the fabrics i picked out. Thanks for doing this! It's so exciting!!

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    ,,lll

    I screwed something up in this posting. IGNORE EVERYTHING.

    I'll be back on line tonight to fix it.

    Sorry. I'm having computer issues.

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    duplicate

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    Ignoring; check. Standing by; check check. No worries Cordelia you're doing great working out all them kinks before I try it!! LOL!

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    Everyone, I'm sorry I haven't been back. I'm having some "confused" issues with the website I've uploaded/stored the templates on. I'm not used to the site and I'm afraid I'll post the wrong thing.

    I'm going to make this real simple and post SHORT posts.

    Second Clue! LOG CABINS!

    There are many log cabins in this quilt for its design. Because they're part of the design, it's important that everyone be done exactly as shown.

    You need to make:

    Four (4) 5h" x 5w" log cabin blocks.

    They will come out perfect if you paper piece them with the template.


    (DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE PAPER SCALING PRINT OPTION. IF IT'S SET TO SHRINK TO PRINTABLE AREA, CHANGE IT TO NONE.)

    For now, just make these or keep watching. I'll straighten out the other templates on the site and post them. (It won't be days or weeks until I do. I hope to post them later tonight.)

    Here is the link to the 5h" x 5w" paper pieced template.

    http://www.box.net/shared/88bjw8mckk

    (Your block is going to look slightly different than the EQ picture. It will look like the picture of my block that I'll post later tonight. But, don't worry about it. The EQ picture is just a guide. My blocks are already made. I just have the images uploaded yet.)

    5h" x 5w" Traditional version log cabin block.
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    5h" x 5w" Winter version log cabin
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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzleMe!
    If you don't mind I would love to try it. I have never done a mystrey quilt. It was fun watching the one everyone it with the Orange Crush quiltsville pattern.

    Let me know the details.

    Thanks,
    I had fun making that one!

    I would love to design a mystery quilt for here, but at the moment I am swamped with other things that HAVE to be be done before the end of August. Perhaps in a couple months time I might try one!

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    Whether anyone does this as a mystery quilt or not, it will be available to everyone here with my compliments for the Christmas holidays.

    The templates will be here in this thread, the pictures, and ultimately, the finished product will emerge.

    So, for those who are buried or not able to invest in it, hopefully you will still watch and like the design and save the templates and images and make it some day.

    I don't expect everybody to invest huge $$$$$ on something they haven't seen. That's why I've not done a mystery quilt before. It seems like it would be fun, but I don't want to spend money making something I have no idea if I'm going to like when I'm done.


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    Here is my 5" x 5" log cabin. There is a quarter inch seam on this and the block measures 5.5" x 5.5" now.

    You'll need four of them.

    My template isn't the easiest. But, that's how the program prints it.

    Looking at the picture of the block, mark on the BACK SIDE of the template L for light and D for dark. Your darks are on the upper right-hand side and your lights are in the lower left hand side.

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    These are the fabrics I've been using in the block from my stash.

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