Oh, I love this part of our Mystery process!
Today I get to see what YOU are making with your clues!
This photo was sent in by Connie during yesterday's Quilt-Cam showing her completed step 1 units.
Great job, Connie!
Our Monday Link-Ups will happen every Monday while the Mystery runs and then after 30 days or so past reveal we will do ANOTHER Link Up to see how quilts are coming. Then perhaps another 90 days past reveal we can do a final one.
That said, I want to reiterate that the mystery is NOT a race! You can take as long as you need to finish your quilt!
I have some fun photos and a story to share with you!
Check this out!
It’s a Kick Off Party Allietare Cake!
Partners in Quilt Crime, Andee and Kathy!
We held the third annual Quiltville Mystery Kickoff in Chandler today!
We had a fabulous day of sewing and sharing with plenty of laughter and fun!
Nine of the ladies from last year were able to bring their completed Grand Illusion quilts from last year’s mystery for show and tell.
Wrapped in Grand Illusion Love!
We enjoyed posing to show them off and then had to do a photo with duck lips too! Of course we had a potluck and a special cake to round off our celebration. We gifted labels to each attendee too.
We even had a first time new convert to mystery quilts and Quiltville! SEW much fun to share all the different ways to make HST's and to learn that everyone has a different way to do them--in the end they just need to measure what they are supposed to measure and it is all good.
Thank you once again for taking your time and talent and sharing this mystery with us for FREE. We are truly blessed and really appreciate all you do for quilters young and old, new and experienced. Each mystery is a gift we unwrap clue by clue.
THANK YOU!So the point is – even if it takes you a YEAR, MAKE IT FUN! Thanks for sharing your kick off party with us, Andee!
Andee and all the Quiltvillians in AZ
I am looking forward to seeing your Allietare progress! You may remember the drill from last year, but just in case there are newbies amongst us, may I present you once more with the small print:
If you have never participated in a Link-Up before, the first thing I want you to do is to read the entire tutorial I wrote about Link-Ups HERE so you can know a few things before you dive in head first.
There is a lot of good information there that will help you understand things like WHY we need the address or URL of your individual specific post, not just your main blog address. It will show you how to FIND the correct URL and link it correctly.
If you are adding a Pinterest photo and have never linked up with us before, Click to read the Pinterest tutorial HERE.
Remember, if you link to your main blog, and not the specific post I will have to delete your entry and have you try again because I can’t fix it for you.
To find the URL for the specific post, go to your blog and click on the title of the post you want to link. Look in the address bar at the top of your browser. The address of your post should end in .html NOT .com!
PLEASE LEAVE OFF the http:// part at the beginning of your blog address when you fill in your info below . The form auto-adds that for you. If I were linking, my address would start with Quiltville.blogspot.com/ NOT http://Quiltville.blogspot.com/
Also: If you are linking from a mobile device – PLEASE delete the last /?=m from the URL before posting! Those of us on a computer will get a really awkward looking page if you post your mobile URL from your tablet or phone. Your link should end in .html or just /
*NOTE* Your blog address does NOT include the @ symbol! That's for email addresses only, and that won't work in the linky either!
If you don’t have a blog you may link to your Flickr photo or Allietare Album that you have created ((Not your whole account, please make it specific)) Or a photo you have posted on Pinterest sharing your progress ((Also specific, not your whole profile)) You can not link to Facebook. Any posts linking to a Facebook profile will be deleted.
Your blog, Flickr, Google+ Pinterest or Instagram photo must be view-able to ALL, not just a handful of people that you have invited. If your blog, Flickr, Instagram or Pinterest is private, please don't link up. It's frustrating to those who click to view and are told they can't because of your privacy settings.
If you leave the URL http:// field BLANK, your entry will be deleted. You can't post a photo that doesn't go anywhere.
You can link ANY progress of ANY step on any of the Link-Ups.
For instance, if we are on a Link-Up for part 6 – and you are just on part 1, you can still link that. Just SHARE where you are!
In your blog post, Flickr or Pinterest, Google+ or Instagram photo – PLEASE include a link back to THIS POST not just a link to Quiltville.blogspot.com. I often post more than once a day, so if someone clicks a link on your page to just my main address – they likely won’t find the link-up. That will only take them to the most recent post on the blog. They won't find any of the other links that people have taken time to place on this page. It will be a dead end street for them.
Please link back to me using the entire URL for this post:
Don't BE the DEAD END STREET!
Make your links (Both yours and mine) post specific.
New links can be added until Sunday, December 6th at 11:55pm EST.