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# Are You Ready For MQ 6?

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Sandy H. replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 6:28 AM

Susie:

Anita Coutu:

Also, what it's yardage equivalent is. Thanks so much.

Welcome Anita!

For the background fabric, you will want 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 yards (I bought more, just in case.)

For the smaller squares, if I did the math correctly, you will need 9 3/8 yard of material, based on 36" wide.  (14 blocks/strip--45 strips)

7 3/8 at 45" wide. (18 blocks/strip-35 strips)

### I think Susie may have had a typo in her yardage info.  If you have 44" wide fabric, you will need 3 yards.  If your fabric is only 36" wide, you will need 3.5 yards.

A jelly roll is typically 40 strips at 42" long x 2.5" wide.  2.5" x 40 strips = 100" / 36" = 2.7777 yds.  40 strips = 672 squares @ 2.5"

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Sandy H. replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 6:35 AM

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Jan, the Calico Quilter replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 6:56 AM

Jan, the Calico Quilter:

Well, I may be crazy but I've changed my plan for the mystery.  I ordered a jelly roll and some matching border fabric that hasn't come yet.  However, a few days ago I blogged about the ugliest fabric I ever bought, and it got me to thinking.  What if I built the mystery around that fabric?  I had enough for the border, and I had a piece of neutral for the background.  So, I dug into my stash closet and assembled 39 pieces of fabric which pull colors out of the "ugly" and make a coherent color story for a quilt.  I'm in the middle of cutting out all the 2 1/2" squares (628?  Really?).  It's a lot harder when you have to pull out each piece, press it, cut a strip, cut squares and then fold and put away the rest of the scrap.  I've only cut about 100 this evening.  Whew!  This is going to take a while.

Jan, the Calico Quilter

Well, I posted a photo of my "ugly fabric" and all the 2 1/2" squares that coordinate with it.  In my defense, I ordered that print online and thought the scale was smaller!  We'll see how this goes!

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Patti replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 7:50 AM

I shouldn't keep coming back to look at this page.  I just thought of the perfect background fabric, if I can get the right "brights" to go with it.  I will be stopping at 4 quilt shops Friday.  If a jelly roll of brights shows up, I am in.  If not, I take it as a sign that I am not supposed to do this.

Patti

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Susie replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 9:11 AM

Anita Coutu:

### I think Susie may have had a typo in her yardage info.  If you have 44" wide fabric, you will need 3 yards.  If your fabric is only 36" wide, you will need 3.5 yards.

A jelly roll is typically 40 strips at 42" long x 2.5" wide.  2.5" x 40 strips = 100" / 36" = 2.7777 yds.  40 strips = 672 squares @ 2.5"

Well...I don't know where my brain was...and I thought I had written it all out correctly.  That's what I get for trying to do math in the afternoon.

Thanks so much Anita for catching my massive oops!  (Maybe that's why my stash/scrap/leftover pile is so big???)

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Susie replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 9:13 AM

Wow...I really need to get some caffeine today...Sandy caught my error...

So, have I confused everyone completely yet?  If not, I'll work on doing a better job :)

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Anita Coutu replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 1:08 PM

Beautiful background, can't wait to see the outcome!

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Anita Coutu replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 1:17 PM

Thankyou toboth Susie and Sandy. Don't feel bad Susie, I caught the error before I went shopping and I appreciate the info just the same. Besides I learned a long time ago that you don't learn by getting it right all the time, you really do learn by your mistakes. Sandy thanks for catching that just in case I didn't, I appreciate that you are reviewing the chat here. Cheers!

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Donna replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 1:26 PM

I dont know how to post to this forum so I'm replying on your post.. would love opinions on my fabric selection for the Mystery quilt.  The larger white/green check is for the border4-1/2" ea (?) and the dark green for binding,.. The other "squares" of greens & browns will be cut as the 2-1/2" squares.  Do you think this will word. I would like to use my stash if i can.  Thank you!  Donna

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MaggieNae replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 1:44 PM

Donna, I like your colors, but I think the larger check print may be too big of a print.  Check to see what the 4-1/2" squares would look like.  Do you have enough of any thing else for the background.  The dark green or the burgandy w/polka dots might work or anything else you have in a dustier hue like the fabrics on the right.  If you pull the right one, this might make a really pretty Christmas quilt without being too Chirstmasy.

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lashawng23 replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 1:47 PM

I like everything except the larger check print as well.

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Susie replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 1:54 PM

I agree...the large check doesn't seem to match too well.  In 4.5" blocks, the checker pattern is going to be almost non-existent.

although, I do like the colors in it.  Maybe find a smaller plaid in a similary color scheme?  If not, I would go off the chart & try to pull something bold into the quilt.  Maybe a muted gray or a really light creme, just to give it some snap.

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Pat Badder replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 6:36 PM

Well, after cutting out for Mystery Quilt 6 I decided to invest in a Go Fabric Cutter. Joanne's had one on sale.

P B from Sunny Southern California

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Pat Badder replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 6:44 PM

I just received my backing material for my Mystery Quilt 6. I decided to go with the 2 !/2" cream colored square with the leaves on it. There are so many darker colored squares, so I thought that the lighter color backing would set the quilt off. I will take a picture of it and post it so everyone can see it.

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Jackie replied on Thu, Apr 19 2012 6:51 PM

I am considering buying one as well ;)

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