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Susie replied on Thu, Sep 5 2013 8:59 AM

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OK ladies - here is the BIG confession. I am a Mathematician who can not let go of the total control of the colors of the quilt (I also do not do random scrappy - lol) . I spend many hours on EQ auditioning colors, so this will be an interesting change for me.

Lol, Betty!  I TRIED to do the scrappy last summer with Nana.  However, mine ended up all black & white.  I had to go out & buy the fabric...just couldn't get myself to go scrappy.  I'm still really horrible about letting go of my control issues.  So, I now consider it a controlled scrappy!

I was looking at my fabrics last night for a bit and I'm really not sure if I have enough large pieces to do this without buying fabric.  I think I have 4 different fabrics that have 2 yards, but nothing at the 3 yard.  Most of my fabric is 1 yard or less...I may end up buying some new stuff for this one.

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eparys replied on Thu, Sep 5 2013 9:35 AM

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Lol, Betty!  I TRIED to do the scrappy last summer with Nana.  However, mine ended up all black & white.  I had to go out & buy the fabric...just couldn't get myself to go scrappy.  I'm still really horrible about letting go of my control issues.  So, I now consider it a controlled scrappy!

 

Susie - I know what you are talking about. I did a DP9 last year and bought a fat quarter bundle. Broke the bundle into rusts/browns and golds/oranges - added a few fabrics from the stash so that I had 11 diff  rusts/browns and 9 diff golds/oranges  cut the stacks into squares and carefully stacked them so they were in order. then took the squares off the top of the stacks one at a time. The quilt looks VERY random - but - lol - it wasn't at all!!

This will be a hard quilt for me but I'm doing it!!

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ls2116 replied on Thu, Sep 5 2013 9:27 PM

I was thinking black and orange but with the name I'm thinking soothing water blue.  I hope requirements are up at midnite just maybe if i say pretty please.

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ls2116 replied on Thu, Sep 5 2013 11:48 PM

ok maybe in the morning .

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Debbie replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 12:50 AM

it's HERE!!  now the hunt is on for fabric and I want to go out of my comfort zone this time...   may wait and see what some of ya'll post first.  

Nana - you didn't said reads as solids, so guess prints will work, HUH?  wonder if I could switch it up and reverse my dark and lights.

 have enough dark batik that I could use from my stash? 

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 1:50 AM

Debbie

I think this one will look better if you go with a lighter background.

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Sheila replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 10:07 AM

Oh Happy Day!  MQ9 is here!

I have already been "shopping" in my stash, and have come up with 2 combinations of fabrics (so far) for MQ9....much more do-able than the 5 I made for MQ8!

I will get those all cut today, then what do I do for the next week?  Oh yeah, 3 customers quilts to finish; 10 UFO's; and probably more MQ9 choices!  No rest for the wicked......

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 10:13 AM

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I think I am going to change my mind on my previous answer to your question.   I think a dark background with 2 bright colors would make a beautiful quilt.   Just pick fabrics that you like and have fun.

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 10:15 AM

I am changing things up a bit with this MQ.   Usually I give 2 weeks to get your fabrics and do the cutting instructions.   On this one I am going to post step 2 next Friday and then give you 2 weeks to get all of the HSTs done before the next step.

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Susie replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 10:55 AM

With the requirements, I MAY have enough fabric for this from my stash.  If not...I'll have to see what fabric jumps at me and go from there. 

I'll take a picture of my fabrics tonight and see what y'all think.

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can't wait to go home  and go stash shopping.  I was thinking maybe a multi-color batik for one fabric and a matching solid for the other fabric.  Hopefully, that will provide enough contrast. 

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Hi Nana, thank you so much for doing yet another wonderful mystery quilt, I love these.  I don't know how much time I will have in the coming weeks but eventually I will get it done.  I went to print out the cutting instructions and there does not seem to be a pdf version.  I have not looked back in all the posts to see if this was addressed and sorry if I am repeating something but is there one that I am missing?  Thanks again.

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I am so excited! I didn't even get to start last time as I started a part time job. That only lasted two months. So THIS is my first mystery quilt. And, I have been looking at three green fabrics I adore, wondering what I could make with them. This was meant to be :-)

Thanks, Nana.

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 4:04 PM

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You are right....I hadn't noticed that there wasn't a pdf.   I will contact admin and see if they can take care of that for us.

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Fabrics!!

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