Monday, December 31, 2012

It's a Mystery!

A mystery quilt that is! I'm designing one for our guild to do this year and so I thought as might as well offer it here too! I'll be sharing the instructions on Thursday night, Jan 3rd, for the guild so I'll get it started here on Friday for anyone else who's interesting in playing along. And from here on in, it'll be the first Friday of each month for probably 8 or 9 months.

I would love for you to join me. Mine is a scrappy quilt in my favourite country fabrics. But you could do whatever you would like. The design is a border quilt, so we'll start with a centre and then add a new border each month until we have a quilt that is the size you want. You can stop at any point along the way. It's all up to you! I'm also in the midst of learning how to do a PDF file, so if that goes according to plan, you should be able to print off the instructions.

I took pictures while I was sewing the centre so I'm hoping to have pictures for each section but I'll see how that goes for now.

And just for a little tease, here's a sneak peek for ya!!

42 comments:

  1. Sounds very interesting to me. I am going to try and follow along. I have so much on the go right now. Tks.

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  2. Aren't you a smart cookie! Will look on with high interest and just maybe....

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  3. Oh I'm so tempted! Sign me up... I will do my best to follow along! This will be fun Darlene!

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  4. looks interesting :)
    thanks for sharing I will be back to check it out!
    Kathie

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  5. How fun...I'm looking forward to seeing this one more!

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  6. Via Kaaren, "I'm in, I'm excited and I'm wondering what fabrics to use".

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  7. Sounds interesting! Number 10 on my list!
    Take care, Leslie

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  8. That's a very tantalizing tease!

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  9. Looks interesting, I'll be back to check out more.

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  10. Pointed here by Kaaren, looks like it could be lots of fun. Have never made a quilt of borders before. Ever widening my horizons. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I am another follower of Kaaren and she mentioned the mystery quilt. Looks interesting. I love the fabrics, I will be checking in Thursday night. Helen

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  12. Looks interesting. I like scraps and HST. Count me in, I hope.

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  13. I love the sneak peek so, I'm in!

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  14. I also like scrap quilts. And I have quite a stash of Kansas Troubles fabric line. I knew I keeping it for something special!

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  15. Ff I follow along,there is a possibilityI could use up years of scraps!!!!!

    Stella

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  16. What size quilt will this be?? I might follow along too, although I've never made a Mystery Quilt before.

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  17. I'm a follower - following sweet talented Kaaren. I'm game for a new project and the tease shows my colors!
    I'll be ready for any excitement that living in the country in winter can bring!!!

    Thanks to Kaaren and to Darlene!

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  18. Wonderful concept - everyone can learn a lot adding different borders around a center medallion. Wish I could join, however nursing a broken arm right now, but will keep checking on all the progress. Judy C

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  19. Looks and sounds great!

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  20. I think it will be fun and a learning experience to be adding a new border every month. Looking forward to it.

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  21. Love scrappy quilts..will be checking in.

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  22. Well, I think I should try this, it will be my first mystery quilt. As a "transplant" in NB, I should be game for anything, eh?
    Looking forward to Friday. Now, will someone remind me.....hehehe.

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  24. Count me in,a chance to use my stash again. Lovely.Can`t wait to find out what amounts needed.Hope you are able to get printing off sorted. Last time I had an error so have tried again. I`m learning this part.

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  25. I look forward to seeing more. I hope you don't mind if I mention it in one of my 'Jenny's Jaunts' soon. Happy crafting, Jenny

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  26. Hi Darlene,

    I'm a follower of Kaaren's and found your blog. I love the colours of your peak at the block of the month. I'm a member of the local quilt quild where we do a block of the month, but do not often get there in the winter, as we live quite a distance from town, so I'm hoping to follow yours. Thanks for putting it on your blog, as well as giving it to your guild. Enjoy your meeting.
    Dianne

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  27. I love scrappy :-) quilts too. Have not done a mystery quilt yet. I will check back on Friday.


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  28. I love scrappy :-) quilts too. Have not done a mystery quilt yet. I will check back on Friday.


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  29. Looks like a fun mystery and would love to destash by scraps....is destash even a word? lol

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  30. I love this idea, many borders around a centre !! and I love scrap quilts !! thanks for sharing !! catherine from France

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  31. Can't wait for the fun to begin!

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  32. Hi Darlene, Kaaren sent me. I've never made a mystery quilt but I have thought about it so maybe now is the time to do it. I generally work in brights so that is what most of my scraps are. I'm sure that I can use my bright colours up. I was thinking of organising something along the same lines for my patchwork group this year so this should be a great learning experience. Thank you. Vicki

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  33. Hi Darlene, Kaaren sent me. I've never made a mystery quilt but I have thought about it so maybe now is the time to do it. I generally work in brights so that is what most of my scraps are. I'm sure that I can use my bright colours up. I was thinking of organising something along the same lines for my patchwork group this year so this should be a great learning experience. Thank you. Vicki

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  34. New friends and a new project sound like a great way to start 2013. I'll be sewing along from the southern US! Thanks for this new challenge.
    Sally

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  35. Hi Darlene, another follower of Kaaren's blog generally I just read along but very much enjoy everyone's blogs. I love mystery quilts & country fabrics. This sounds like it will be very interesting and fun. May help use up some of the fabric stash that just seems to grow with a life of its own! Thank you for sharing will be following along - Linda from New Jersey, USA.

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  36. Sounds great Darlene, Found you on Kaaren's blog. I love scrap quilts. Carole from Arizona

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  37. Hi Darlene, I also found you on Kaaren's blog (Painted Quilt) and I'm so glad I did. There are so many fun quilt alongs going on and I can't possibly keep up with them all, but I do want to try to keep up with yours. Mainly because from the very tiny tease you gave us, LOL, it looks like it is going to be a project I can make from my stash and I do love scrappy quilts! I have a TON of Thimbleberries fabrics from several BOMs, including coordinating background fabrics that I have held on to, along with backing enough for a very large throw sized quilt, so I'm all set. Well...now that I've rambled on, I'll finish up with, "count me in". Thanks so much for offering it to those of us outside your guild :o) ... Hugs from Nancy Jo in the US...

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  38. Sent here by Kaaren too! I will try to follow along because I am sure it will be fun and wonderful!

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  39. Darlene, found through Karen's blog and love mystery quilts - especially scrappy quilts.I am going to try to follow along. Thank you for sharing. Jan in MS.

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