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    Super Member franie's Avatar
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    I have been slaving away on this quilt far too long. I finally finished it today. We wanted two samples of the mystery quilt at our Labor Day Retreat--mine is set on point. We post these half way through the day. Don't look too closely as one bird pic got twisted. This quilt did not work out and it seemed like it took forever. I took the pics and put it away. I am so glad to be done with it--well this far anyway.

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    I think it is pretty. I love the colors and the birds.

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    I like your quilt very much. I think you are being too hard on yourself. I'm probably a dummy, but what defines a mystery quilt?

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    Well, we create a pattern usually something simple. We tell the retreaters before hand what is needed for the quilt and even have them do some basic before-hand stuff. Then throughout the day we hand out the second, third, etc steps. This is my second year to do this for our retreat--one day only--and we have about 60 people attend. Of course not all do the mystery quilt. By the way this one was created from my stash.

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda B
    I like your quilt very much. I think you are being too hard on yourself. I'm probably a dummy, but what defines a mystery quilt?

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    Mystery quilts can be so much fun to do - especially if several people are doing them at the same retreat. I love to see the exact same pattern done in different fabrics.

    Yours came out great! Who says birds always fly in the same direction anyway? If you must, you can use that block as your "mistake on purpose".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Mystery quilts can be so much fun to do - especially if several people are doing them at the same retreat. I love to see the exact same pattern done in different fabrics.

    Yours came out great! Who says birds always fly in the same direction anyway? If you must, you can use that block as your "mistake on purpose".
    Maybe I will post the question "where is the mistake or boo boo?"

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    Your quilt has turned out lovely!! I really like the birds in the center squares. It looks like it was a fun quilt to make!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    I love the birds and colors...very pretty. Mary

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Very pretty quilt!

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    Your quilt is really nice.

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    That is beautiful!

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    That turned out lovely!! I was just posting about seeing the creativity of our members - and there is a PERFECT example. Great job!! TFS

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    I think it looks lovely...love the greens :)

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    Cute! I love the birds!

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    I love it!! :D I'm just crazy about birds so this quilt is right up my alley!! :lol:

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    WOW! Beautiful, Franie!!! I LOVE it!

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    Turned out nice

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    I think it's beautiful! I love to do mystery quilts!

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    I like your quilt. All those beautiful birds. Great job and thanks for sharing. Have fun with your mystery quilt for the retreat.

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    I would love to make one like yours. Where did you find the instructions?
    !

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    Visually striking quilt. Great job.

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    Beautiful...love your fabric choices the greens work really well with the bird print.

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    That is very pretty-I love it! Can anyone tell me why they are called mystery quilts? I have seen several of them called this and have never understood why they have this name. Thanks!

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    Franie, that is beautiful!

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