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    Mystery Quilts

    Good Morning quilting friends. I am on the hunt for a good mystery quilt. I volunteered to be in charge of the mystery quilt for our local guild in 2016. If you've done one that you really enjoyed, could you send me a private message? That last thing we want to do here is start naming and posting pictures of mystery quilts! No spoilers here please!!! Also, if you've done one that turned out to be a disaster, that might be good info too

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    Sorry, I have never participated in a mystery quilt. I have seen some ugly ones. I am one of those quilters that just has a hissy fit if something is placed with the wrong fabric. I would go nuts!! There are patterns you can look for that are mystery quilts:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=myst...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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    Merry Mayhem used to have mystery quilts. Just google mystery quilts and you should find several. I hope you find a nice one

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    Bonnie Hunter's starts Black Friday: http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2015/...allietare.html I have not done one of hers, but she has quite a few fans that have!

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    Bonnie Hunter's are the BEST!!! But her format and timing would not work for our guild. I highly recommend you try one of hers sometime. It is so much fun to follow the online forum, with people posting pictures of their progress!
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    I just took a look at her Website. Thank you - a definite possibility!
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    Some designers will let you offer one of their quilts as a mystery quilt. We used one out of a book, with the designers permission, at a shop in MN.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playswithcolor View Post
    Some designers will let you offer one of their quilts as a mystery quilt. We used one out of a book, with the designers permission, at a shop in MN.
    That's a pretty cool idea!

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    I can't wait to start Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt. Went shopping and got all the fabrics that I didn't already have. This will be the first time actually doing it as the clues are released. I've always done them after the fact. Thanksgiving to Christmas has always been a difficult time of year to do hers, but I'm ready this year. Can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEMRM View Post
    That's a pretty cool idea!
    I've written to one designer already, but have not heardn back.
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    I like and use the book "Mystery Quilts" by Rita Fishel
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    Check out Pat Speth. Our guild enjoyed doing one of hers several years ago. It was worth the licensing fee.

    http://www.patspeth.com/mysterypatterns.html

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    Bonnie Hunter also has three others on her website under free patterns. One of those might work. You could break it down into more steps perhaps?

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    Judy who participates on this Quilting Board has done many mystery quilts. Do a search under "Mystery Train" and that should get you there. Judy's are the only ones I do. We don't have to buy any special fabrics unless we want to and they're lots of fun. I think there are 11 of her mysteries and a new one will probably start in the new year.
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    How about the Scrappy Swoon Quilt? It was originally done as a Mystery Quilt.
    http://hopefulhomemaker.com/scrappy-swoon-quilt-along/

    They make a big one with 4" squares. I used my 2.5" squares instead and got a large baby quilt. They are beautiful.
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    Have you checked with "Quilt and Needle" (http://www.thequiltandneedle.com/mysteries/) or Debby Caffrey (http://www.debbiescreativemoments.co...patterns.php)? They both do mystery quilts. In fact, a Debby Caffrey mystery is one that was used at my LQS.

    Another one that my LQS uses is Border Creek Station Pattern Company(www.bordercreekstation.com).
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    im not fond of mystery quilts. I'm nosy and gotta know what kinda fabric I need to use. have fun!

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    one day while browsing the net i saw a photo of an interesting quilt -- found out it was a mystery quilt -- well i made one by looking at the picture -- it was pretty simple & it turned out nice...i think you should get some graph paper & colored pencils & try your luck!!! sometimes it's hard to follow other's directions!
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    I have all the blocks to one I followed on-line a few years ago. Unlike Girlfriend, I did the steps as the clues were released, just never got it all together! Good luck, Sallyjane!
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