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Thread: Mystery Quilt - Claudia's Quilt Shoppe

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    Any suggestions on background fabric is it best to have a light color then

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    For the background you want it dark enough to contrast with the whites you will be using, but still neutral so that it doesn't over power the other colours.

    I made my first snowflake last night and it was a teeny bit tricky with the small pieces, but I used sizing every time I pressed and that seemed to really help keep the points. I also used a single hole throat plate. Now I will go back to chain piecing, but I had to make one entire square first.

    This is really fun!

    Janie

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    The instructions suggest cream for the background.

    I'm setting here looking at the snowflake pattern trying to come up with a way to avoid those tiny pieces! It may be time to get my husband to whip the pattern up with CAD so I can paper piece it.

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    Karielt,
    Yes, I think that a light color is best - I am using a beige print - tone-on-tone....similar to the the color in the original instructions...because of all of the different colors that we will be using each month I think that a light ground will be best.

    JanieW - I totally agree...and when I did the snowflakes, I found that when I added the 2 halves, I opened the seams rather than press to one side..it was easier and the snowflakes are more flat that way.

    Lisa,
    I am sure that you could paper piece these if you wanted to....I didn't even think of that...the triangles are small for the snowflakes - but they do go together pretty well..February is a lot easier - pieces are bigger...... just have to get though January's snowflakes....

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    Don't worry, Lockeb. I will conquer the triangles one way or the other! I've got to pick up some cream fabric tomorrow for the background and then I will be off and running.

    Thanks for finding this link. It looks like fun. I'm betting March has something to do with shamrocks.

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    Lockeb, count me in, also. It looks like a lot of fun, and manageable as far as time commitment.

    Now I am off to dig through the stash for a neutral!! :lol:

    How many are there doing this now?

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    Lisa,
    I'm seeing some shamrocks also :-)

    Quilt Mom, from what I can see here, there's about 25 of us here now - that's pretty good....

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    count me in too. Just have to remember to check every
    month for the next pattern. Think I'll stick a post it
    note on my screen. Never saw one like this before, looks
    like fun. Yeah Lockeb, I'm seeing shamrocks too and
    pumpkins and leaves too. Tee Hee! Course I gott add a
    cat in there somewhere too.
    Catlady

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    Hi Catlady...
    Well, perhaps October will be a black cat instead of a pumpkin.... :-)
    Glad that you are joining us - we are going to have quite the showcase at the end of the year :-)

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    Ok Billll! I'm in! I have a long narrow space in a hallway that is crying out for a wallhanging, so I am going to make mine much narrower, but I'll definitely being do this one.

    I'll be using scrappy tone on tone look as well for the background. I like the look of scrappy backgrounds too!

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    I'm hating hating hating these little triangles. Someone do them for me, Please??????? :) I'm surprised I have any fabric left after all the times I've ripped these poor things apart. I don't know why I cannot compute these things!

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    BK -- just cheat. Draw the block out as a PP block. Much easier! I did one the old fashioned way and said ENOUGH!! PP all the way on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    BK -- just cheat. Draw the block out as a PP block. Much easier! I did one the old fashioned way and said ENOUGH!! PP all the way on this one.
    LOL I can't even cheat now! I ran out of fabric! :roll:

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    Mamagus...Wonderful.......our group is growing...... :-)

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    OH BK, please don't give up on this one :-)......February is much easier - the pieces are bigger.. :-)
    HUGS, HUGS, HUGS....

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    Lisa, I didn't even think about PP - I really need to try that - because that is a great idea...... :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKinCO
    I'm hating hating hating these little triangles. Someone do them for me, Please??????? :) I'm surprised I have any fabric left after all the times I've ripped these poor things apart. I don't know why I cannot compute these things!
    Don't give up! Nobody hates triangles more than I do and I'm doing them by traditional piecing them. I have been using sizing when I press and they are actually behaving. Use a leader and chain piece them. you can do it. Think how great it will feel when you get them done!

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    I've had company all week and they are in my guest/sewing room so I haven't been able to start this but I'm so ready to. We have some more family in town next week but they are staying elsewhere.

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    HI Janie,
    Yep, once I got going - it was chain piecing all the way - :-)

    JLC,
    Bet once the guests leave it won't take long to get in there and get crackin... :-)

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    Thanks for sharing I am going to try it and am thinking about trying the lone Star Quilt my grandmother made a lot of these and I would love to make one for my grandkids like she made for me

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    Westheread.....WONDERFUL..the mystery quilt group is getting bigger..... :-)

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    We can all take a moment and rejoice now. I found a few scraps in my scrap bin and my snowflakes are done! Hallelujah! I will try to post pictures later...maybe I'll even get those hearts done today!

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    Good for you BkinCO!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures!! And can't wait until I can get started on them!!
    :) :)

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    It sounds like an interesting challenge, but I am already one month behind... will give it a try anyway. Perhaps some of my scraps will work. Thanks for info!!

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    Oh, it doesn't matter when you start ! Just look at it this way ~it's only Feb 5 and you have 23 days to finish January AND February before March's pattern is up. Easy :)

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