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givio 11-29-2020 09:31 AM

Merry Mayhem New Year Day Mystery
The New Year's Eve one day online mystery by Merry Mayhem will be posted again this year. She now has the first clue available to get a head start on the project. It has yardage requirements and cutting instructions. For anyone doing it, I'd love to see pictures of what fabrics you chose and your progress!

Like Bonnie Hunter mysteries (if you are familiar with her mysteries), it's free to get the clues, and after New Year's Day the pattern will be available for purchase. Unlike Bonnie Hunter mysteries, Merry Mayhem New Year's Eve mystery patterns are for tops you can complete quickly. If you have the day free, and are able to complete the hourly posted clues, then your top will be completed at the end of the day!


joe'smom 11-29-2020 03:10 PM

Thanks for posting, givio! I tried the Merry Mayhem last year and it was lots of fun, plus a very nice quilt pattern, so I'll plan on taking part.

givio 11-29-2020 04:08 PM

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Thanks for doing it with me! I made one of her mysteries a couple of years ago, and also saved the instructions for a couple of them. For people who don't like mysteries, it's easy to save the instructions after you see the 'reveal' if you like it-- just go to the link at the end of the day Jan. 1 and take them all at the same time.

Today I looked through my fabrics and I think I will go with fall colors. My plaids for Fabrics B and C might not be so good? And my Fabric D is not a pastel. And my medium Fabric E is not a tone-on-tone. That one seems like I'll tweak, and maybe use that fabric for the binding instead.

I like to have the cutting directions early. I generally get a back ache bending over the cutting mat so it's not my favorite part. I have plenty of time to split up the cutting though, so that's great!

SusieQOH 11-29-2020 04:19 PM

That sounds like fun, givio! Thank you! I'm going to do it.

vadalia 11-30-2020 01:57 AM

I think I've got my fabrics all chosen. I'm so nervous, I think this is the most fabrics I've ever had to pull for a quilt at once. I did last year's Mystery Quilt and it turned out great so I'm optimistic for this year's as well. It's funny because I expected to do bright, wild colors but ending up choosing a focus fabric that's one of the most subdued in my stash lol

joe'smom 11-30-2020 10:17 AM

Your fabrics look fun and interesting, givio! Too much cutting does my back in, too.

I don't have many longer lengths of fabric in my stash, mostly 1/2 yd. and smaller. Then I remembered a kit I bought for the fabric, not intending to do the pattern, which I wasn't that crazy about, so maybe I can raid that kit for my fabrics! I've printed out the fabric descriptions and cutting directions, which will take me some time to absorb.

Marich52 11-30-2020 10:48 AM

I'm going to try and jump in on this too. I like her patterns. Ok....off to pull fabric!

joe'smom 11-30-2020 11:23 AM

It looks like that kit fabric will work, except for one of the E fabrics, which is supposed to be 3/4 yd. but I only have 1/2 yd., so I will just combine two fabrics for that and hope it works out.

sewbizgirl 11-30-2020 11:49 AM

Let's see your fabrics! Talk me into this!

joe'smom 11-30-2020 04:14 PM

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Here are the kit fabrics (Thimbleberries). The second and third blues I would have to use together as E2.

You should definitely join in, sewbizgirl. I will be fun!

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