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Cordelia 07-11-2008 09:12 AM

I do enjoy working on projects here at the forum with you folks. I've never done a mystery quilt and it would be fun!

We can sort of draw straws to see who makes the design and instructions. The design can either be created or a person can just use a pattern from a quilt magazine and keep it secret so it's a mystery to the rest of the folks.

purpl7 07-11-2008 10:34 AM

I would be interested! I have not tried one yet, but am very anxious to try!

Cordelia 07-11-2008 11:10 AM

Cool! I sort of have one in mind for Christmas. I've got the pattern and instructions if anyone wants to leave it to me ...

We'd be using Christmas colors.

purpl7 07-11-2008 11:11 AM

That sounds wonderful. I was just going to find something that I could start for a christmas quilt!

mpeters1200 07-11-2008 11:32 AM

I've always wanted to do a Christmas quilt. I'm doing my very first Mystery Quilt now, but it'll be done by September. Who am I to say I can't work on more than one project!

Sign me up girls!


Kitty Yates 07-11-2008 12:02 PM

Mystery quilts are fun but I don't like one that is drawn out too long. Too easy to loose interest. This would be a good time to start a Christmas one so I say go for it.

beachlady 07-11-2008 12:07 PM

I would be willing to do it and as far as I am concerned Cordelia can design it! Have lots of Christmas fabrics - smaller pieces, but can always buy more!!!!!! Got a new Christmas piece in the mail just the other day!!

PatriceJ 07-11-2008 12:52 PM

I hate to do it ... but i have to open the trunk of my Quilt Police cruiser and pull out the wet blanket. :?

maybe ...

you can't use a commercially produced pattern unless you get written permission from the creator and/or magazine in which it was published.

otherwise ... as long as the pattern and instructions are entirely "home grown" ... have Sherlock grab Watson to get the game afoot. :P

DazzleMe! 07-11-2008 12:52 PM

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.


loves_2_quilt 07-11-2008 12:58 PM

If we would have some time, not one of those that you have about a week to do from start to finish, I would be intrested.


quiltwoman 07-11-2008 01:25 PM

I need a few more details before I commit, but I would love to know more.

purplemem 07-11-2008 01:55 PM

I'm interested.
Count me in.

ccbear66 07-11-2008 02:20 PM

I could be interested but would like more details before I commit.

sewnsewer2 07-11-2008 04:17 PM

I'm not sure as I don't know how to paper piece or use templetes yet. Could we change the colors? I don't know how a mystery quilt as a group works?

collettakay 07-12-2008 06:19 AM

Count me in! I have been eyeing up the mystery quilts online and have been wanting to give one a try. It would be oh so much fun to do one with the lovely ladies on the board as I'm sure there would be tips and pointers with things get rough.

I also haven't made a Christmas quilt and would love to do one. I'm getting excited!!

mgrhs 07-12-2008 08:57 AM

I might be interested, just as some others have stated I would like a few more details first.


Dawn Hendrix 07-12-2008 09:03 AM

You have my ears perked up.. I will keep watching!

marieg 07-12-2008 09:20 AM

I have to agree with Pat, I don't want to be caught in a copyright infringment. I would also need more details: Whoever the creator is does the quilt themselves from their instructions before posting (just got caught up in an on-line project tht went haywire).
I've done lots of mystery quilts and think they are so much fun would love to join in on this one.

Butterflyspain 07-12-2008 09:21 AM

Can you tell us a bit about how it works is it like where someone makes a block and then sends it on to the next to make a border. OR do you just print instructions and we all just get on with it with our own materials and follow mystery directions. LOL does that make sense. Tell us more, would be interested if its not one to post out, because its not fair because of the postage costs.


marieg 07-12-2008 09:31 AM

In the past I've always been give a list of fabric requirements with things like dark should highly contrast light or this 'color b' would be a good place to use a large floral or focus fabric.
Then when it starts, you get clue #1 which may be cut and sew 50 'blah, blah'. Then you wait for Clue #2......
I have done Debbie Caffrey mysteries and Merry Mayhem, Inspector Cluesew. Go to www.Planetpatchwork.com they usually have a mystery going.
A small disclaimer the one I mentioned in above post was a BOM not a mystery.

Butterflyspain 07-12-2008 09:35 AM

Originally Posted by marieg
In the past I've always been give a list of fabric requirements with things like dark should highly contrast light or this 'color b' would be a good place to use a large floral or focus fabric.
Then when it starts, you get clue #1 which may be cut and sew 50 'blah, blah'. Then you wait for Clue #2......
I have done Debbie Caffrey mysteries and Merry Mayhem, Inspector Cluesew. Go to www.Planetpatchwork.com they usually have a mystery going.
A small disclaimer the one I mentioned in above post was a BOM not a mystery.

Thanks for that info, sounds fun, at that rate I could join in. Going to have a look at the site you mentioned.

Cordelia 07-12-2008 04:35 PM

Hi, everyone. I've been ouside all day today and am a little down from heat today.

I had a pattern in mind, but maybe with a copyright issue, should defer that one.

But, I have lots of designs.

I have a Christmas wall hanging I designed. I don't want to give too many details right now and spoil it. There is one piece of applique on it and a little bit of embellishing. I would have to post the applique piece or e-mail it w/instructions.

There would be some stripping and paper piecing. I would provide the piecing template in the e-mail.

I don't want to give too many details. I want to keep it mysterious. If anybody is interested, I'll post the first clue, I'll call it, to start it.

DazzleMe! 07-12-2008 05:49 PM

I think it would be fun..........I haven't paper pieced before, but will give it a try. ?
Would this project just be a wall hanging or can it be made into a quilt

adyldrop 07-12-2008 06:31 PM

count me as interested!!

marieg 07-12-2008 07:07 PM

I'm interested, still a couple questions can it be made into a quilt and have you already done the pattern?

Cordelia 07-13-2008 03:01 AM

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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:

Cordelia 07-13-2008 03:04 AM

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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.

Cordelia 07-13-2008 03:05 AM

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Some more colors for "outdoors."

purplemem 07-13-2008 03:12 AM

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

Cordelia 07-13-2008 03:19 AM

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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.

Cordelia 07-13-2008 03:22 AM

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More traditional color options/examples:

Cordelia 07-13-2008 03:23 AM

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Another example/option of traditional "indoors" color:

Cordelia 07-13-2008 03:26 AM

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

Some examples:

Cordelia 07-13-2008 03:31 AM

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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.

Knot Sew 07-13-2008 04:02 AM

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:

beachlady 07-13-2008 04:21 AM

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.

tlrnhi 07-13-2008 04:26 AM

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. :)

Butterflyspain 07-13-2008 04:28 AM

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

Tigerbaby1981 07-13-2008 04:32 AM

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

sandpat 07-13-2008 05:43 AM

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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