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Old 12-01-2020, 11:08 AM
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This lady has always cut her borders length of fabric in past patterns, so I'm sure it isn't a typo.

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Old 12-01-2020, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
I started reading the cutting directions (clue 1?) and it said for fabric A to cut FOUR 6 by LENGTH of Fabric Strips. Length of fabric? The requirements show 1.5 yards are needed for fabric A, so we are to cut 4 strips that are 6.5" by 54"? Can that be right?
Thank you so much for pointing that out! I haven't started cutting yet but I have a feeling I would have auto-"corrected" that to WoF without a second thought! Tricky, tricky...
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Old 12-01-2020, 11:17 AM
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Finish size of quilt will be 52"x60" with borders.
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Old 12-01-2020, 11:27 AM
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Please forgive the terrible camera on my phone but attached is my (probably) final fabric choices. I had about 4 different group options with mainly differences in my C fabric, and some choices in the E & F family fabrics. I have a few concerns about my final choice here- neither E1 nor E2 are actually tone-on-tone and there's not as much contrast between their tones as I'd like (more medium-dark and dark than the called for medium and dark) Also, only E1 and F1 have a triangle/diamond pattern whereas everything else has a circle (it might be hard to see but D is yellow with tiny white polka dots, F2 has tiny slightly-lighter blue bubbles, and G is white-on-white medallions) Plus I think F2 counts as a directional fabric, although I think I'd be fine with not having all the triangles pointing the same way in the final product, assuming that doesn't throw off some design element.

Ultimately though, I actually really like the final group of fabrics I picked out. I can just see how there's room for it to potentially go poorly depending on the actual pattern. But I guess that "what if..." factor is part of the fun of a Mystery Quilt lol
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Old 12-01-2020, 12:09 PM
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No, I was more concerned that it may be a typo... because most patterns tell you to cut WOF, but not LOF. Instead of LOF they give you inches, such as "cut 6.5" x 54" lengthwise'. Strange wording....
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Old 12-01-2020, 04:22 PM
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I put together my fabrics but I'm not cutting anything yet. The pink at the bottom is Color A and then they follow as they go up. I found all the color choosing instructions very confusing. Clear as mud.
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Old 12-01-2020, 04:38 PM
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Does anyone have a picture of a previous Merry Mayhem New Year's mystery quilt? I'd love to get a sense of her style.
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Old 12-01-2020, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by platyhiker View Post
Does anyone have a picture of a previous Merry Mayhem New Year's mystery quilt? I'd love to get a sense of her style.
I don't want to post a pic directly in case someone wants to be spoiler-free, but (if it works correctly) here's a link to the comment from last year's thread where I posted my finished quilt top. Not to toot my own horn, but I think my fabric choices worked really well for that year's pattern, which is why I'm so excited to try again this year!:

https://www.quiltingboard.com/8350121-post133.html

You can also go to the Merry Mayhem Mystery Quilt page on facebook. She doesn't post a lot throughout the year so it's pretty easy to scroll back to last year, where other people posted their pics, as well as years prior to that.
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
I put together my fabrics but I'm not cutting anything yet. The pink at the bottom is Color A and then they follow as they go up. I found all the color choosing instructions very confusing. Clear as mud.
I love your pink/red (F1/F2) combo and I think that's gonna look so good with your Fabric A. I didn't find the instructions confusing so much as challenging to find things already in my stash that fit the criteria- it looks like you followed them well despite any confusion tho! The only thing I see that might be an issue is the lighter of your two greens (E1, I believe) It looks like that has a directional pattern, which she said probably wouldn't be well suited to the quilt pattern, although I think that's probably a YMMV thing (I have a technically directional fabric in my own choices but it wouldn't bother me to see it sideways or whatever in the final product)
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:46 PM
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Wow, lot's of posts since I was last here.
Yeah, agree with SBG, the diagonal lines usually mean making HSTs. I dislike that method of sewing HSTs. Why draw a line, sew and cut? It's easier just to cut and sew-- two steps instead of three. I don't want to spend time drawing lines. I'll wait on that to see if it's necessary.

We all have quite different fabrics! Thanks for the pictures. It will be so interesting to see how the pattern looks when using our different colors/prints!
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