Monday, August 27, 2012

Another Mystery Monday

Funny that I don't really like to read mysteries, but I love to sew mystery quilts!

The next one, hosted by Ruth's Stitchery, started a couple of months ago.  I am seriously behind.  I have step one cut out, and my fabrics selected, and that's it.

I'm doing this one "scrappy," because, you know, "why use three fabrics when you can use thirty?"

As with most mystery quilts, this one requires lights, mediums and darks (although it also requires a medium-light and a medium-dark).

Here are my lights:

Here are my mediums:

Here are my darks:

Really, the background color on all these fabrics is black.  It seemed no matter what lighting I chose, they photographed brown.  You'll just have to take my word for it, they are darks.

And here is step one cut out:

I'm excited to get sewing on this  mystery.  Needless to say, this is not my usual style of fabric -- it's all Civil War Reproductions left over from my Farmer's Wife blocks.  I know just who will receive this quilt as a birthday gift next May (hint hint)!

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  1. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

  2. Very nice meeting you in WA. :) Thank you for the wonderful information. Look forward to seeing you at Ruth's in the future. What a blessing to me. Thank you again.

  3. a mystery quilt can be fun - I hope you haven't sneaked a peek ahead of time!!


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