MQ8 is till my favorite mystery quilt. Jen, love yours
In the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
Jen that is way too cute. Great job.
Forgot to mention finished the quilt top for the Around the Block Quilt. Border Binding & Quilting next.
Look forward to seeing his picture.
I am working on a quilt today. While I'm waiting to start on my red and white quilt I went through a bin and found some blocks I made years ago. One set I realized I started in 2004 when taking a BOM class with a couple of friends at Hancock Fabrics. I shocked myself to realize it was so long ago. I'll be setting it together the next few days. The other one was started probably in 2005 or 2006. Time does fly. I figure I should get at least one of these done before starting the red and white. At least the top put together. :-)
You're a busy little quilter!
Ramona I'm on the scary part. Not as fond with the Border & Binding as I am the piecing and quilting. Somehow I always measure wrong no matter how many time I watch binding tutorials. Wish me luck.
Here ya go GOOD LUCK!! Measure, cut and pin. :-)
P.S. Forgot to say Measure twice, cut and pin.
Donna, when you are finishing your binding, sew the ends together, and check to make sure it fits before you cut it off. If I don't do that I mess up every time.
If you count chasing after web posts I have! I was looking for the pdf of the first installment of MQ 9. Somehow I missed it last fall and was downloading it so I could put it in the loooooong list of "someday" quilts. I saw at the time there wasn't a pdf attached, but was hoping there was one by now. NOPE! Can somebody get the pdf available, please? Good old "select, copy, paste" won't work for some reason.
It's Quilting! You're supposed to be having fun!
MizPat, Here is what I have, it was a word doc.
Tranquility Step 1: Fabric Requirements and Cutting
Fabric: 3 1/4 yds
#1: 2 1/2 yds
#2: 1 7/8 yds
chose a light for the background and 2 complimentary mediums to darks for
fabrics 1 and 2.
fabric requirements do NOT include fabric for borders. If you want extra for
borders please plan accordingly.
Cut 7 Strips at 3 1/2". Cut strips into 84 3
21 strips at 3 7/8". Cut strips into 210 3 7/8" squares.
#1: Cut 21 strips at 3 7/8". Cut
strips into 210 3 7/8" squares.
#2: Cut 7 strips at 3 1/2". Cut
strips into 84 3 1/2" squares.
9 strips at 3 7/8". Cut strips into 84 3 7/8" squares.
I hope this helps.
I don't know why cut and paste wouldn't work for me. Wrong day of the week (ends in Y)?
Judy, MQ8 is also my favorite. I have 3 quilts to post on here and one is a blue and white MQ8. I need to my behind moving and get the pictures taken, if the wind and rain ever quit here. It was a beautiful day today, but my body didn;t think so, so didn't try climbing ladders to get the pictures taken. They are too long to hang inside, so I hang them from a clothesline 9 foot up in a tree!!! With 3 quilts that means climbing and moving the ladder 6 times!
Have been working on a 4th quilt yesterday and today. Hunted out fabrics, washed fabrics, starched and ironed fabrics and cut a few 6 inch squares of wildlife yesterday and finished cutting squares, re-starching, and trimming to size today. Tomorrow I hope to cut the sashing for the attic windows and start sewing. This will be like the 2 I made for graduation last year with the deer panel in the middle (my "Hunter's I Spy").
Rich will be around tomorrow, so maybe I can get his help to at least hold the ladder for me so I can take pictures, if the predicted rain holds off. We are going out to eat at noon (to celebrate our 54th anniversary which was yesterday), then we will be home. With my luck, we will come home to rain. We had 3 1/2 inches of rain a few days ago and several more inches since. Rich's sister's town (about 60 miles West of here) was flooded last week and several towns South-West of her flooded yesterday and today. People around there are getting used to pumping water out of basements and shoveling mud. WNY isn't used to such amounts of rain. This is more like the tropics. Yesterday we even had some hail and the rain was so dense that it was almost like looking through a waterfall. It's a good thing it lasted only about 15 minutes. Fortunately the storms have been moving through here rapidly after dumping most of their rain West of us.
Marsha - Western New York
Jen, I wondered how to make MQ8 look more masculine and you did it. Your black border and corner treatment really set the center off. He will really love it, especially the back!! He is too young to appreciate how much work went into doing the front, but the colors are perfect for a 5 yr old.
I have re-drafted the block into 10 inch and 12 inch sizes and probably would do a man's quilt with the 10 inch block. There are lots of fractions in these sizes, but I have never let that bother me, especially after making blocks for the Farmer's Wife and Loyal Union Soldier quilts. The quilts I have made of MQ8 are about 72" x 102" and use 39 blocks instead of the 18 in the original.
I guess it is bedtime here, so I had better shut down the computer and cover the plants we bought this morning for urns for Memorial Day. Unless the clouds stay around, theret could be frost tonight. We are never safe until we get into June, and sometimes not even then. One year we had a spotty frost that killed corn in the corners and low spots of the fields on July 6 and a general killing freeze on August 23rd the same year, the only year I remember a frost every month of the year.
Glad to help.
Marsha, I also resized MQ8 into 12" and 14" block sizes. The sizes of the pieces aren't bad, in 1/4" and 1/8" increments. I'll do it on-point like I did the original one (which I gave away).