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Thread: Planet Patchwork One Day Mystery is Back

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    FYI - it will be July 12 :D

    Anyone who wants to participate, here is the address to sign up:

    http://planetpatchwork.com/Case127/default.htm

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    hmmm my interest is peaked!

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    I signed up. Sounds like fun!! Thanks for the link! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    It is pretty amazing to think 3,000 quilters worldwide are making the same quilt. Wow!
    I agree!! Wow.. what a quilting party that would be! lol

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    Thank you for the link.
    I signed up, too.
    I have always managed to miss the one day marathon sewing things, but now, I may actually get to it.
    Again, thank you! SALUTE!

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    If enough of us sign up, maybe then we won't forget!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    If enough of us sign up, maybe then we won't forget!
    That is EXACTLY what I am hoping for!
    Of course, our Sundays are like - - ranch work, early am, breakfast at the Post, come home and take a nap (I keep trying to get that beauty thing going, but I am not convinced it is all it is advertised to be on the other hand, I do have a lot of charm, so ... and that afternoon nap does really feel refreshing!)
    and then I get up and start feeding animals again ... and, hey!
    by the way ... since I am saying I am on this, that means I am going to have to figure out how to take a picture on my cell phone and then get the picture posted online.
    Does anyone have any pointers about that phenomenon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by omak
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    If enough of us sign up, maybe then we won't forget!
    That is EXACTLY what I am hoping for!
    Of course, our Sundays are like - - ranch work, early am, breakfast at the Post, come home and take a nap (I keep trying to get that beauty thing going, but I am not convinced it is all it is advertised to be on the other hand, I do have a lot of charm, so ... and that afternoon nap does really feel refreshing!)
    and then I get up and start feeding animals again ... and, hey!
    by the way ... since I am saying I am on this, that means I am going to have to figure out how to take a picture on my cell phone and then get the picture posted online.
    Does anyone have any pointers about that phenomenon?


    I know you can get a cord that plugs into your camera and the computer an d down load them! I don't think they cost too much.

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    Has anyone done this before, I would like to try but not sure how it works,

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    They are going to posting the steps in the chat room, hourly.
    Usually what happens is there is a beginning time ... of course, we all have the first step with fabrics all cut.
    All fabrics cut, the howdy on July 12 at whatever time, and then the fun begins ... they tell you each step, one at a time, in the meantime, if you finish each step, we sit in chat and just do what you do in chat while waiting to see which of us wins the door prizes, and then the next step and so on throughout the day.
    I saw a place that said they would be leaving the total mystery up online for twenty four hours following the closing stitches, so you could download the entire pattern at that time ... or see it to see if it really is something you want to do ...
    I have done a number of mystery quilts, and I have observed online workdays like during the football playoffs, etc.
    It can be a lot of fun, but, I am glad I missed the New Year's Eve quilt ... curves are not my idea of practical or fun (but, then ... what do I know? My eyes are brown! LOL)

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    Thanks for this, Maribeth. I've signed up, too and am looking forward to making a scrappy quilt. It's a project on my list of to-do that will now move to done.

    I did the tote bag and New Year's quilt here as well, and both were easy to follow and turned out well. I haven't done anything within the same time, mine seem to take closer to a week than a day, but hey, I'm going to try yet again.

    TGFST (thank goodness for summer time)
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    It sounds like a lot of fun, I will have to sign up and then start digging in my stash for the stuff that they are asking for.


    (I want to know why your eyes are brown)

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    Well, you see, my mother and my father fell in love and did what young people do when they are married and in love. Being brown-eyed persons, their offspring all had various shades of brown, with the exception of one boy who was born blond haired, blue eyed, sharp as a tack and terribly obedient ...
    In our family, my father's side being from Oklahoma, half the children are born blond, the other half dark, and out of five kids we have three blonds, but one blue eyes to go with that.
    If I remember the biology correctly, it is called a recessive gene.
    All very interesting, normal stuff ... LOL

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    The way you said that your eyes are brown I thought it was maybe becasue you were full of something.

    I am signing up for the thing, and I am printing out the first set of instructions, Anyone want to go with me in this and work on it together so I get what I am doing? Maybe post pictures so that I can follow along.


    Has This place ever done something like this, that would be fun to do an informal one, I have no prizes to give away, well, maybe I can whip some embroidery stuff if people are interested

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    It sounds like great fun, but I shall be gone that day :( I will however watch for the next one :D 8) :D

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    I might be full of something but, I never admit to a thing.
    I figure people have to find these things out on their own.
    I don't do pictures, so I don't know that I would be any visual help, but I have found the instructions on projects from this site to be very thorough. Have you browsed the site to see how they explain and illustrate other projects?

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    No i haven't yet, been kind of busy trying to figure out what you are full of, lol.

    thought maybe if others were doing it that I could have company, though it would be easier of someone came to help me wade though my stash. I am bad at following what patterns are asking for most of the time,

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    Well, we have a few days before it all starts ... I will chat with you about it.
    I gather you are a bit more creative than I am, so this ought to be very interesting.
    My first task will be: fold the laundry, go out and water the cattle, while I try to figure out ... how did a charm square suddenly become 9" square?
    So ... since I do not own two yards of a single large-scale print, I guess I will go with one color family, and the power of suggestion runs strong in my brain, so I will be thinking: red ...
    how about you?
    AHA! I have the sashing and border ... nice, calm fabric ... mine is a wood print (light) ...
    What have you seen that you are in control of so far?

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    My first order is to go shower and go meet some quilting ladies, when I get back I am hoping that the fabric will have just jumped off of the shelf. I have never worked with a charm before so 9" doesn't sound strange, it sounds like a square. I am thinking blue maybe, or Purple, I have a friend that loves purple and wants a purple quilt, so maybe kill two birds (sorry ducky) with one stone. I mostly have bright colors so the calm fabric will be hard for me. HHmmmm, I am wondering if I have enough different shades of purple to do the whole thing that color, that would be cool.

    It will be very tempting to see if I can figure out what they are doing with all of the pieces.

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    Always so fun to figure out what the pattern is going to be, that is for sure.
    Have fun with your quilty ladies.
    I agree ... accomplishing one practical application while taking care of a needed gift ... life doesn't get much better than that!
    So, we have nine inch squares ...
    actually ... charms are shapes all the same ... can be triangles, rectangles, anything ... just different fabrics.
    We can buy charm packets, but those are five inch squares, so that is what I was ???? about ...
    For the charm squares, I am thinking ... nine inches, variety of different fabrics in the same color family - - so, that suggests to me that the variety is important, but how important? Do I need to find 24 different reds? (I might not have a problem doing that ,,, but will ponder it some more.)
    12 DIFFERENT light fabric fat quarters ... so if I am using wood for the sashing and border, I am going to have to avoid tan, since the wood grain is light as in oak or pine ... wood is very calming to me (as in 2x4 between the eyes! LOL)
    so, now ... on the additional dark scraps ... can I make those out of blue? I suspect this is going to set the mood for the quilt, so thinking ....
    what am I trying to convey with the quilt? hmmmm .... have to go do some more laundry.
    Are we having fun yet?

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    I am having fun, I have only been home for a short bit, and now I am going to start pulling purple off of my shelves, at least this will help me get them organized if nothing else.

    Counting, that is a lot of different purples. I will see what I can pull, I know I have a lot, I should have looked fro more while I was at the fabric store, Though I should be able to make up what I have already.

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    don't forget!
    There are purple reds, purple blues, purple pinks ... and purple lilacs and purple fuschias, and ... well, you get the idea.
    right?
    I get red reds, red oranges, red browns, red purples, red pinks, red ...
    I am wondering if we aren't making a triple Irish chain ... hmmm

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    not sure, I will take a closer look at the pieces when I get them cut out

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    Well, those 2 7/8" squares don't fit ... those are for half square triangles ... or snowballs ... disappearing nine patch with stars in between?

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    now you are ahead of me, I guess I should have rushed home faster and started pulling and cutting
    Let me read some more, do you hit chat at all? I am in now

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