Sunday, July 09, 2006

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ForestJane recognized this quilt as one of Planet Patchworks mystery quilts (by Merry Mayhem). This was the first online mystery that I tried. I did it as the clues were presented every few hours, and participating in the chatroom to ask questions, offer support and just chat while sewing away on the quilts. I must say that it was a lucky pick, as it went together well and wasn't overly large. The directions were very interesting, and the designer was clever in how she presented the instructions, not having you do all the cutting at once. She had you sew a bit, cut a bit, sew some more, cut some more-the pattern lent itself to that technique. Nothing was overwhelming that way. I believe you can still get the pattern from them, but there may be a charge. They may still have the photo album up of many of the quilts done during that mystery, if you look, you will see how important it is to have fabrics with high contrast. And Nancy is right, wouldn't it look spectacular in black and white with some blazing bright fabric for the centers and small border?

5 comments:

ForestJane said...

I did the 'Gem' one that planet patchwork offered on Superbowl Sunday, the mystery after the one you did, I think. :)

We had problems with mistakes and misprints in the pattern though - first in the cutting/purchasing directions they provided before Superbowl Sunday, then during the actual mystery event as it unfolded that day. Luckily, I was in the chat, and managed to catch the fixes in time not to waste any fabric.

But it was the fastest quilt top I'd ever made! I ended up switching the pattern around a bit, then adding a piano key border to mine to make it different. :)

Linda_J said...

Sounds like that was an experience that worked out well for you.

I don't think my brain is really wired to do a mystery quilt--not to say that I wouldn't down the line. I can read and have to check ahead to the ending too much to sew that way. I guess to me the process of getting from point b to the end is the fascinating part.

quiltpixie said...

I've never done a mystery quilt from Planet Patchwork, but the mysteries I've done have been fun... Glad yours went so well..

Finn said...

Boy, that "finished" is a good word, isn't it??

It's a really pretty quilt. Visually it makes my eyes a bit crazy..but they are tired tonight. Very good fabric choices on your part.
Now on to more UFO's !!*S*

Esteemarlu said...

Gail that quilt is so interesting.It looks like the blocks are moving.Like