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Thread: Planning a Mini Mystery Quilt

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    A friend asked what she could do with some scraps that she had, I had this cool idea and did a mini trial of the block. It turned out so good that I thought that it would be fun to do as a mystery. The mini's seem to be very popular right now with all the Doll Swaps going on. I need to do a little more figuring on what you need for the whole quilt.

    Scraps, you need scraps, you need:

    5 darks, various widths, no wider than 3 1/2"
    3 mediums all the same color, no wider than 1"
    12 lights, no wider than 1"
    various scraps for borders
    binding
    backing
    batting

    if you don't have that many then they can be doubled up in some places, or if they are short, more pieces can be added in for a more scrappy look.

    Actual amounts and cutting directions will be available later.

    Date TBA

    For those that are not into the mini thing, there will be full size cutting directions as well. the directions for everything else will be the same.

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    I have a full plate ........ but wait............. What is that?????? Yes it is.................. A small little clear spot right over there in the corner. (of a round plate) I'M IN!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have a full plate ........ but wait............. What is that?????? Yes it is.................. A small little clear spot right over there in the corner. (of a round plate) I'M IN!!!!!!!!!!!
    Would you like fries with that? ;-)


    Sounds exciting, count me in! lol

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    Can't promise anything , but will try 8)
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    Great!, it won't take long to do, I was messing with it today around weeding the garden and the animals and everything else and I have a pile of little blocks sitting here. It is a great way to get rid of some of those scraps. It is also a good way to work those mini skills.

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    I'll try it!!!
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    I'm over here! I want to play, too!

    (especially since I know where all those particular scraps happen to be!)
    LOL

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    Awwesome, more players, this is happening faster than it was supposed to, I was supposed to be working on something else. :shock:

    I will get on the final math and get it all straight. Take a few notes, take a bunch of pictures, and start on the instructions, I have a proof reader so hopfully there won't be any wrinkles along the way. I guess I should time it as well, so I have an idea on how long to give.

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    I am interested too!! :D Let us know when
    the date to be done is final!! Then I will
    know for sure. Thanks.
    :D :D :D :D

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    CB I'm going to play too!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    CB I'm going to play too!!!
    I just have to tell you that when I saw your posting right after mine, I thought for sure you were talking to me!! :D My initals are also CB. To funny!! :D :D :D :D :D
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    I have never done a mini or a mystery quilt, so why not? You did say quick and easy right?
    Thanks in advance for your work on this!

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    I'm in I'm in. Never did a mini yet. What better time but now.

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    Hmmm, am I too much of a control freak to play? Well, guess I'll just lurk a while before committing myself! BUT I must say I'm intrigued - and I do have scraps! :mrgreen:

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    I've never done a mystery quilt, but it sounds like fun. I'd like to give this one a try.

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    would it be easy enough for this beginner??? I always wanted to try a mystery quilt. :lol:

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    I would like to play. but what happens if I dont get finished on time?


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    Well since I only have like a truck load of scraps!!!
    Count me in!! I wonder what it looks like?LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickey
    I would like to play. but what happens if I dont get finished on time?
    I have been trying to figure out if there is a quilting god or something that would come and remove all the scraps you didn't use, but ... no such luck
    If you don't finish on time, you will just have to finish it when you get to it.
    No quilting police here, either Those of us who have participated will stay tuned to this thread and help you along the way.
    That is what friends are for !

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I have a full plate ........ but wait............. What is that?????? Yes it is.................. A small little clear spot right over there in the corner. (of a round plate) I'M IN!!!!!!!!!!!
    Would you like fries with that? ;-)


    Sounds exciting, count me in! lol
    I prefer Onion Rings. Sure!! calories be damned!!!!

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    well heck, why not? I've never done a mystery quilt before!

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    Count me in, I love a good mystery!

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    Is so great that so many want to join in, I will have more details soon in dates and timings.

    The quilt is fairly easy to do so most beginners should be able to do it, the biggest challenge with the quilt is the size not the pattern.
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    I am so excited!

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    I C U
    and I C that you have pulled another number. So, I toddled over to your bingo place and posted a surprise

    Don't forget, I am going to be in on the mini mystery :D

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    I won't forget you Omak, we had so much fun on the last mystery.

    I guess I should go start cutting and sewing so I can make sure all of my i's are dotted and t's are crossed.

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