Mystery Quilt 2011
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Mystery Quilt Introduction
We would like to invite you to join us in making the 2011 Mystery Quilt. We have pulled together ideas from many sources. We have built and re-built this quilt until we are sure you will be delighted with this charming top. We were able to build this top out of our collective stashes so we may have over estimated yardage but not by much. ;) We are sending out the fabric requirements this month so you can begin to gather and label possible fabric choices. The first block pattern and instructions will be in the March Newsletter. We will then continue with the mystery until October. You can jump in any time by checking out the newsletter on the web site. We will bring a few printed copies of the ˘pattern of the month÷ to the monthly guild meeting.
Finished Size: 51╗" x 51╗"
1 ╗ yards of medium floral print fabric with a dark background. Fabric should have a variety of colors or shades to compliment the pieced blocks. This floral fabric will be used for outer border and four alternating blocks. We will call this our focus fabric.
5 fat quarters for pieced blocks. We suggest four of the five quarters be very small scale tone-on- tone patterns, polka dots, Moda marbles, or blender fabrics that are reflected in the floral focus fabric. Your choices should be labeled as follows:
(1) Dark Color
╗ yard non-directional small print or blender that reads as a solid and coordinates with a color in the floral focus fabric.
1 ╗ yards of light tone-on-tone patterned fabric whose color is reflected in focus fabric.
1 yard of dark plain fabric (Kona) or dark tone-on-tone small print fabric that matches the dark background on the floral focus fabric.
We recommend not washing fabrics but if you are using washed stash fabrics, always use starch or spray sizing before cutting. We found that very stable fabric aided construction. All seams should be a scant 1⁄4 inch.
We will offer cutting and piecing tips throughout the months of this mystery quilt so beginners will be comfortable participating.
Marcia Hohn of Quilters Cache is providing us with some of our public domain traditional blocks. Each block used from her site will have her address for you to check out online.
--Debbie McLin and Debbie Claytor
Post Office Box 261
Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544