Life as a Greenmonstr

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Another Mystery Soon to Unfold

Well, MQ V here on the QCA website got me hooked on mystery quilts, I think!   McCall's Quilting magazine is having a three-part mystery quilt and I decided that I would give it a try as well.  Now that part 2 is out, I felt I should get serious!  ;-)

I had a focus fabric in my stash already, so today I went to an LQS and purchased the other fabrics needed.  Such hardship!  Anyway, I did control myself (mostly) and only bought an additional baseball stripe to make a table runner for the upcoming baseball season. 

Here are my fabrics:

This is not the best picture ever,but it is from my cell phone.  For some reason, my actual camera kept making the purple into blue, both in the Fusion fabric and the butterflies.  Really weird.  Today I am not impressed by technology anyway.  At any rate, for those of you who may also be doing this mystery, the butterflies are the focus fabric (A), the purple Fusion is fabric B, the cream leaf is fabric C (and it is really not this white...), and the green is Fabric D. 

I will post my progress...gotta get going so I can keep up!


Linda said:

I want to do that mystery quilt too later in the year. Think I'll watch how yours turns out. Love the green and purple!! Two of my favorite colors.

I think I got myself in too deep this year with 2 BOMs, round robin, 2 bday clubs, goal to complete some UFOs, and took on some church quilting projects for auction. Plus I have 3 quilts for home to finish. The mystery quilt just got added to the UFO pile!!

Looking forward to watching your progress.

# January 28, 2012 10:24 PM

Karla said:

Very nice selection.  I am also working on that quilt, but just using fabric that was in my stash...peachy florals, one with white background, one with black, one with a light green, and one white with a peachy background.  It'll probably be boring, but I thought that about my MQV too until it was finished.

# January 28, 2012 10:25 PM

Nana said:

Beautiful fabrics.  Love the butterfly.

# January 29, 2012 9:55 AM

Pamela said:

Beautiful fabrics. Enjoy doing the mystery. I am doing a mystery pattern of my own for one of my guilds. It's a bit more challenging to put together a mystery than make one. Have fun!

# January 29, 2012 1:23 PM

kwiltpharm said:

How has 2 months already gone by and I don't have mine cut out yet?  I pulled the fabrics right after the magazine came and have moved them around on the cutting table to keep them safe.  Then, last week the  next step came and I haven't started the first!  Time to get it in gear or it will not happen.

# January 31, 2012 1:19 PM

Grace Jackson said:

I to want to do the mystery quilt but haven't even gotten any fabric out or bought fabric. Like you Linda, I have taken on several projects and am wondering if I will have time. Maybe later in the year. I plan on saving my magazines amd may do this with my sister-in-law.

# February 1, 2012 4:14 PM