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2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction

Iminei

2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« on: January 23, 2021, 11:22:54 AM »
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are,
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky"


Stars have been compared to Diamonds throughout Millennia,
but as there are many colours of stars in the sky
why compare them only to Diamonds ???

So this year I'm hosting ...

A Sparkling Stars Mystery Quilt Sewalongathon .. 

Think of it as a BOM with an agenda!

There will be SIX Gemstone Blocks, posted at 6 weekly intervals
from the end of January to end of August,
giving you ample time to gather your fabrics and make your Stars!

The techniques used throughout the Sewalongs will be fairly simple
and there are Tut's available in The Darkside Tutorials if you need to refresh your memory.

This Mystery Quilt comprises a 5 by 5 grid of 12" (f) blocks
to make a finished quilt of 60" sq,
before any added borders or sashing.

You can of course make it smaller or even larger if you wish.

* * * Fabric Requirements * * *

This Mystery Quilt will require ONE consistent background fabric
and a different Gemstone colour each month ...
within which there will be between 3 - 6 different shades.
(I'm not so good at the Maths but a 1/4 metre of each gemstone colour/shade should do the job)

* * * * * * * * * *

Please do read right through the instructions before you begin to cut into your fabric!

Block 1
will be published on the 30th January and I look forward to seeing you then.



« Last Edit: January 23, 2021, 16:23:26 PM by Iminei »
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Bjay

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2021, 17:32:59 PM »
So that's a start  :thumbsup:-
A  large quantity of background that will go with jewells - will have a think :thinking:
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Iminei

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2021, 09:27:10 AM »
I'd suggest a pure colour; black if you must or a very, very dark blue/red/green/grey/purple or a bright white !

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Pearl

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 10:33:37 AM »
How much background would we need?

Bjay

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 10:36:11 AM »
I was thinking grey, then i thought pale grey, then I thought something else.

How much yardage would you think? I don't want to be in the position I have been (still am) with BOM quilt of running out of fabric
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Puzzler

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2021, 11:01:56 AM »
How hard would it be to halve the block sizes down to 6 inches?

Iminei

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2021, 11:33:18 AM »
@Puzzler  ... Not very hard I think ... but it would make things more fiddly .... The 2nd block is based on an 8x8 grid which is 1 1/2" finished in the 12" block ! Go on, I Dare You  :devil:  !!!!

@Bjay  ... I think 3 ms will do it, but that includes a 3 1/2 border all round.... But Im sorry I really don't know ...

School??? did I really ever go ????? :thinking:

They really are quite simple and traditional star blocks so there must be measurements for a 6" size!

I could  post cutting measurements for a 6" version on the first page of each Blocks thread and leave it to you to work  out ... they are after all only squares, HST's, QST's FG's etc .... but  the tuts will be for larger size.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2021, 09:23:53 AM by Iminei »
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Bjay

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2021, 09:49:51 AM »
Well done @Iminei
My OH acts as if he's not interested I. Quilts  :scream: but this subject has him looking up colours of jewel stones for this quilt

I have no  doubt once the sewing begins he will be back to grunting!
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Catllar

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2021, 16:41:57 PM »
Hmm, interesting - as a lapsed Darksider I hight just have enough colours in the stash to do this. Would have to buy the background though. This could get me back down the rabbit hole again. Won't have any flamenco orders again this year, so I have to do something!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

mudcat

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2021, 21:45:23 PM »
I think I shall give this one a try.  I love jewel tones.

Renegade Sewist

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2021, 06:25:23 AM »
@Iminei , please check your permissions for this section. Liking seems to be disabled. That's no fun.

I do like star blocks and gemstone colors. I am trying to get my sewing machine out and operational in the next week. Maybe...

Iminei

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2021, 08:09:13 AM »
@Acorn @Mr Twingo  ...

Please could you open the porthole into the bowels of the Darkside and through a spanner at the Gremlin holding onto the Like button ????

Thank you
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Acorn

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2021, 09:01:08 AM »
Done.   :thumbsup:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Catllar

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2021, 17:24:10 PM »
So I went to the nearest patchwork shop today - that'd be Perpignan - 70 kms to find they'e gone over to furnishing fabrics  :rant: So I drove back into town to the other sewing shop that used to have a great range and they are down to 20 boards! Arghh. No more shops. Anyway I managed to come up with 3 metres of dark anthracite for the backing - I really didn't want black and so it was that or brown - no way Jose. I bought a few of the remaining bits - minimum cut  half a yard - grrr and came away with an €88 hole in my pocket. I'm going to have to scrounge from the depths of stash - I can't afford any more fabric this month - oh the month ends in a couple of days!!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !

Bjay

Re: 2021 BOM Mystery Quiltalongathon ... Introduction
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2021, 09:08:12 AM »
Using. @Sandra idea I will be using the following stones
Garnet but may change that to peridot
Diamond
Pearl (tricky)
Sapphire
Turquoise
And of course Ruby who h fits very well with family connections
I would like to add amethyst because I like the colours so will see how it will fit in
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