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# Step 2 Discussions and Questions

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kmcla67-shop@yahoo.com replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 4:22 PM

thank you!

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PennyWyo replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 4:41 PM

Nana thank you so much for doing this. I am sure it is a big project. However, I am getting a little frustrated. The initial directions call for 378, 84 and 84 hst, them it was corrected to 336 and now a confirmation was made that it is 378. Would you mind making a formal post to confirm what we are to have?   Thanks so much again Nana

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Roxana replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 6:10 PM

Nana:

Everyone

After reading over the step 2 I realized that I left some of the instructions out or  assumed that you knew what I was doing.   So very sorry.

Take 168 background 3 7/8" squares and combine them with 168 3 7/8" fab #1 squares to make 336  3 1/2 HST squares.   You can do this by drawing a line and sewing on each side.  Or use any other method you prefer.

Take 42 3 7/8" background squares and combine with 42 fabric #2 squares.

Take 42 fabric #1 and combine with 42 Fabric #2 to form 84 HST squares.

I hope this helps....   also your HST squares should be 3 1/2" to finish at 3".

Nana:

THEN on a later post, this was said:

ls2116:

I don't want to get more confused on everyones math.  I'm not using tube method.  Is the ultimate goal of step 2 as written with the numbers 378, 84, 84?

Is, that is correct.

Nana, I'm with Penny. Which number is correct? Thanks so much for everything.

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ls2116 replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 6:27 PM

Thanks Nana thats what i'll start sewing.

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Lisa C replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 6:52 PM

Nana,

You've made the post that this quilt can be made smaller, can it also be made larger?

thanks,  Lisa C.

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Jan replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 7:02 PM

Hi,  I am new to the Mystery Quilt.  I was going to use Thangles, so I am going to use the size that finishes up to a 3" square.  Is that correct?  Thanks!  Jan

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 7:08 PM

Roxana:

Everyone

After reading over the step 2 I realized that I left some of the instructions out or  assumed that you knew what I was doing.   So very sorry.

Take 168 background 3 7/8" squares and combine them with 168 3 7/8" fab #1 squares to make 336  3 1/2 HST squares.   You can do this by drawing a line and sewing on each side.  Or use any other method you prefer.

Take 42 3 7/8" background squares and combine with 42 fabric #2 squares.

Take 42 fabric #1 and combine with 42 Fabric #2 to form 84 HST squares.

I hope this helps....   also your HST squares should be 3 1/2" to finish at 3".

Now that I have confused everyone.... including myself.   I have checked my math for the fourth or fifth time or maybe even the hundredth time.  The above posted update is correct.336 fab #1 / background     84   fab #2/ background     84  fab #1/ fab #2

I am so sorry that this got so confusing.   I think when I answered IS's question I was thinking about something else.   Again I am sorry for the mix up.   The above instructions are correct.

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Roxana replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 7:20 PM

Thank you, Nana! We appreciate all you do!

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PennyWyo replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 7:23 PM

Nana, thank you so much for the clarification.

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ls2116 replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 8:11 PM

Got it Nana.  Thank you so much for all you do with helping us!  Sorry for the confusion i added.

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 8:39 PM

Lisa C

Yes it can be made larger.  You will just need to have more fabric and make more blocks.   Or add borders to increase the size.   I am going to do a pieced border to finish my top once I have some time to work on it.   Once I get the borders added my quilt will be approximately 98 x 110.

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 8:41 PM

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It wasn't your fault that I got confused and gave the wrong info.  Some days my brain is in a fog and this weekend it has been really bad.   Unfortunately brain fog is something I have to deal with .... it is part of the autoimmune issues that I have.  Most of the time I can answer questions without problems.   The last day or so hasn't been one of my better moments....LOL>

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Tami Paul replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 9:04 PM

really hoping to keep mine smaller. I know of at least one border I want to do and I may have to add another to make it all work. But I really really want to keep it from becoming a monster. I want to be able to quilt and wrap it up quick and mail it to my sis for her b day. so wish me luck

Tami of Walla Walla, Washington

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Helen replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 10:09 PM

Nana, I get brain fog from same issues and understand completely!  Thanks for doing an awesome job for us!!  You are amazing!!

I have my blocks sewn, cut and ironed.  Tomorrow is another day to start trimming them up!  Hope I didn't mess up fabric order :-0

Tami, Love your MQ8, great job!!

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Nana replied on Sun, Sep 15 2013 10:49 PM

Helen

Your fabric order looks right to me.  This is going to be really pretty.

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