The Sewing Place

The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt

Ploshkin

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2017, 10:19:18 AM »
I will definitely be quilting along but may end up playing catch up as our main batch of lambing starts this weekend and my niece comes to help out so my sewing room has to become a spare bedroom for a bit.  If I can get the fabrics sorted quickly (never happened before) I may get a chance to get going.

Just checking - where the fabric requirement is 1/4 yard or less will a fat quarter work?  I have a fair few of them.
Life's too short for ironing.

Ploshkin

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2017, 12:33:10 PM »
OK if the technology works it will be a miracle.  If you can see the image these are my thoughts for fabrics 1-5

Edit: I can see it hasn't entirely worked as the fabrics I have placed on the RHS won't stay.  So...
1 (3rd from top) may be too dark
2 & 5  (1st & 2nd from top) I like
3 (4th from top)
4 (bottom one)
I haven't found anything yet for 6 the pale ones are all a bit too candy pink though would 6 work as  pale greenish or yellowish?
It's lacking a bit of oomph at the moment I think
« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 12:41:32 PM by Ploshkin »
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Pearl

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2017, 12:35:42 PM »
I can't see them, Plosh.   :( :(

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2017, 12:47:26 PM »
Are we ready to start Ladies (and Germs)

Clue number 1 .....


https://goo.gl/photos/KmZMsk9r3Z2W5QES8

MysteryQuiltalongathon fabric requirements!

You can make this as

a Crib quilt (32" sq)
a wall-hanging (48" sq)
a double (64" sq) or
a King (96"sq)

You need 6 fabrics...... 1 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

No's 2 and 5 are your feature fabrics and need to harmonize together
No 1 is your background fabric
No's 3, 4 and 6 need to be grading darker (if you want a light background)
or lighter (if you want a dark background)

Here are the yardage requirements for each size.......

Crib.... 32" sq

Fabric 1          3/4 yard    (background)
Fabric 2          1/4 yard    (feature fabric)
Fabric 3          1/8 yard
Fabric 4          1/8 yard
Fabric 5          1/2 yard    (harmonizes with feature fabric)
Fabric 6          3/8 yard

Wall-Hanging....48" sq.

Fabric 1          1 1/2 yard    (background)
Fabric 2             5/8 yard    (feature fabric)
Fabric 3             1/4 yard
Fabric 4             1/4 yard
Fabric 5             1/2 yard    (harmonizes with feature fabric)
Fabric 6             1/2 yard

Double.... 64" sq.

Fabric 1          2 1/8 yard     (background)
Fabric 2             7/8 yard     (feature fabric)
Fabric 3             1/4 yard
Fabric 4             1/4 yard
Fabric 5             7/8 yard     (harmonizes with feature fabric)
Fabric 6             3/4 yard


King.... 96" sq.

Fabric 1          5 3/4 yard     (background)
Fabric 2          1 3/4 yard     (feature fabric)
Fabric 3             1/2 yard
Fabric 4             1/2 yard
Fabric 5          1 3/4 yard     (harmonizes with feature fabric)
Fabric 6          1 1/2 yard

Please make sure you have noted these measurements are in YARDS...and make adjustments for our metres!
(unless of course you are in the USA)
« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 16:12:31 PM by Iminei »
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Yankee Doodle

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2017, 14:27:39 PM »
With you so far.  In theory anyway.  Will be getting my fabric this weekend at the NEC.  Will the next clue come in a month from now or is this just Part 1 of Month 1's clues?

YD

Ploshkin

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2017, 14:35:13 PM »
Quote
I can't see them, Plosh.
Not sure why Pearl - it is there when I click on the link.
I've shuffled them around and I think I've found a number 6.  I will have another try in a bit.
Life's too short for ironing.

Vegegrow

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2017, 15:08:14 PM »
Not sure why Pearl - it is there when I click on the link.
I've shuffled them around and I think I've found a number 6.  I will have another try in a bit.
No I can't see them either... :'(
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Ploshkin

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2017, 15:13:19 PM »
Iminei, are those instructions identical for all sizes or do we need more bits for the bigger sizes?
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Didi

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2017, 15:24:41 PM »
Oh and I just had an email to say my fabric had shipped hopefully get started this weekend

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2017, 15:39:15 PM »
At the end of the destructions and tips for making each months block will be a pic of the finished block and  info about that months clue...

So, in the case of Clue 1...

It tells you which fabrics to use  1, 2,3,4 and 5
that it should measure 8 1/2" sq unfinished (but don't sweat that measurement Girls, mine didn't)
and how many blocks are needed for each size...

Clue 1 needs 8 blocks for a crib size quilt and 48 for a King sized quilt !!!
« Last Edit: March 15, 2017, 15:44:41 PM by Iminei »
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Lilian

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2017, 15:57:04 PM »
What's a WoF?   -<
Willing but not always able :)


Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2017, 16:00:51 PM »
Width of Fabric...
usually 42" including selvage

OK?
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Lilian

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2017, 16:05:42 PM »
Thanks Imi, I have lots and lots to learn  :)
Willing but not always able :)


Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2017, 16:09:59 PM »
As do I Lilian, as do I!!!!
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Catllar

Re: The Sewing Place 1st Mystery Quilt
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2017, 17:45:27 PM »
Here's what I've got from my stash. No 1 is a  sort of pale olive green - doesn't show up too well. Got a happy mixture of batiks and prints.
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !