Saturday, December 01, 2007
Look! McCalls magazine came! Lucy and I are included in Holly's article on page 56! This has been so fun for us both! It's been a week for magazines around here!
Carrie wrote in comment to my last post:
This could become a mystery quilt!! My newly cut pile of scraps include a ton of red and blues just hankering to find a new home. I am thinking I just might cut and sew along with you... hehehe... and how wide are these little beauties? As for the twelve days of Christmas a new Quiltville mystery clue gave to me ...
I confess you have me hooked I am just loving this scrapping!
I tried to email Carrie back, but I got that firstname.lastname@example.org as her return address! To those of you who don't know it...if you want us to be able to reply to your comments, you need to go into your profile and make that available for us to reply to. It is a huge headache to write a reply to your comment, only to have it bounce back undeliverable because you have not included your email address in your profile.
As a side...now when I am replying...I right click on the person's name in the list of emails at the top section of my outlook express. I click on properties. If it says email@example.com as the person's address..I don't even start to write a reply. What's the point?
But I digress! Carrie wants to follow along and do my current project as a mystery quilt! Is anyone else game? The units are super easy. You can use scraps for this. But because it is scraps, I'm not going to supply yardage charts. I will tell you that the quilt in my head turns out about 80"X80" which is a full size coverlet...not long enough to go over the pillows, but big enough for a bed topper.
Because my life is crazy right now...I'm not sure how often I'll post each unit, but I will tell you how many of each unit you will need and you can work along on them with me! Do you trust me? :c) Do you have time to work with me? This could be fun, I've never designed a mystery before!
You can make this quilt using any three colors as your guide. I'm doing red/neutral/blue. (You know that already) You could choose green/neutral/purple, or black/white/fuscia or brown/neutral/gold or any three colors you can come up with.
All the pieces for this quilt can be cut from 1.5" strips and 2" strips. I haven't cut for everything yet. I can't even tell you how many strips of whatever you'll need because I am cutting from shirts. I can tell you the number of units you'll need, but your strips may vary depending upon how long your strips are.
Of course the biggest challenge for you is to use STASH. And because this quilt uses 1.5" strips...you can use UGLY stash, it's cut so small, no one can tell just how ugly it is when it gets into it's finished state :c)
Drop me a comment and let me know if you want to play! Post on your blog your progress. If you haven't started a blog, now would be the time to start one! I'll hold off on posting any more parts until everyone can pull their fabrics together. If you are really fast, you can get started by making the 100 rail fence blocks I've already shown.
All I did was sew three 1.5" strips together blue/red/blue. Press AWAY from the center strip (the red one if you are using red here) and then sub-cut them into 3.5" units. Ready? Set? Sew!!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 9:24 AM