Sunday, December 02, 2007

More Questions, More answers

Several people emailed me wanting to know the number of units if they want to make their quilt a different size. If that is what you want to do I suggest you wait until the mystery is over and then figure out what you need to do to make it the size you want. I really don't have the time to plan this out in every size out there. ONE SIZE. If you want it bigger? You can make more blocks when you go to set it together. If you want it smaller? You'll have extra blocks? Or like I said...just wait until the mystery is revealed and you can plan it the way you want it.

If you want to use larger strips? I can't tell you how that will turn out either. I'm just going to post what I am doing for you to follow along with me. If you want to color outside the lines.....that is up to you!

If you have already ironed your rail fences towards the center strip..I made a mistake there. It happens. I am winging this as I sew myself, so my mistakes my sometimes be your mistakes too. I'll try to get a few steps ahead so this won't happen.

If you have pressed your seam allowances towards the center strip on your rail fences, simply take a few minutes and reverse the process by running your iron down the back side of your block unit and pressing those seam allowances AWAY from the center. This is important so the next units (which have more seams) will butt up correctly. It won't take you long. You can grumble at me if you want, but I want to be sewing without having to flip seams all out of the way:c)


  1. Geez, Bonnie. Doesn't it just go to show you can't please all the people all of the time? :c
    I'm going to do this quilt virtually. I'll follow along for moral support, how's that?

  2. No worries. Like you said, it only took a few minutes to change the direction of the seams. And I, for one, am thrilled to be working along with you on this project. Thanks again for including us.

  3. OOoooo, I love your new header and background!

  4. Hee Hee, I only had to re-press 25 units. Pays to be pokey getting the rail fence blocks done...

    The standard answer to these types of questions should be, "I don't know, it's a mystery!!"

  5. Hello Bonnie,
    I think you have inspired me once again with this mystrey thing. I am going to follow but may be very slowly as at this moment I am into a lot of crochet projects but still I shall start making rail fence blocks today and join in the fun.

  6. Oh this sounds like fun! I have been going to your website for awhile, but this is my first visit to your blog-and just in time. I have a very neglected blog so maybe having something I'm supposed to post will help me get back to it :)

    I just want to thank you for all your great patterns and my favorite tip of all time--the leader enders! I love those! So I'm off to pick colors and fabric---thanks again!

  7. I love the updated look of your blog. Fantastic!

  8. I've got all my strips cut. Now to sew them as directed. This is fun!!! I need someone to "tell" me what to do next. I tend to procrastinate, but if I want to do this, then I'll have to keep up.

    I've never done a mystery before, but all your quilts appeal to me, so I'm sure this will be a grand quilt.


  9. Your new header and background are great! That should count for a LOT when you're instructing legions of quilters to go back and re-press. ;) I like think of time spent ironing, with steam, as a free facial...


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