Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Mystery Quilt Updates



*Lori is hosting a link up for the Cascadia mystery - Cascadia quiltalong parade. There are so many gorgeous scrappy versions of this quilt posted there. The pattern is still on her website so you can make one over the holidays if you haven't already. Thanks so much to Lori for another wonderful project (you can see some of her other sew alongs I have completed here).

*Bonnie has a link up for step #4 of the Grand Illusion mystery - click here to see all the mystery quilts in various stages of completion.

I am sewing half of the units and managing to keep up fairly well so far.
Here are the step #4 blocks up on the design wall. 





And of course I am clipping all the dog ears and putting them in a jar for... well, for fun, and for safe keeping. You never know when you might need a jar of dog ears!

17 comments:

  1. I give my bags of cut offs to my grandsons school and childcares. They love them for the craft room. Then the teachers don't have to cut up fabrics

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  2. Ya you got me started on my own jar of dog ears!! It is filling up!!! Only on step 3. I always seem to be one week behind!!!

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  3. Beautiful quilts! I'm anxious to see how the mystery quilt will turn out.

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  4. ha ha! You never know when you'll need a jar of dog ears" my, that's sounds terrible!! LOL keep them for stuffing something later.

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  5. Beautiful colors in your GI quilt. I put all my clippings in a bag...not sure why?

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  6. So true, Kathy. I could have used a jar of dog ears just the other day! *LOL*
    Your version of Cascadia is a beauty! I may cave in and try to make it in the new year. : )

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  7. lovely fabric choices. About those dog ears I saw a gal who sprinkled them across a dark winter night fabric, held it down with a sheer...quilted wonderful swirly lines across it and then cut it up for Christmas postcards. Sew many ideas, sew little time.

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  8. I used my 4 shopping bags full of snippets - unusable size - to fill two floor pillows, that I pawned off on my married grandgirl this past weekend. Even at a tiny size they add up and have a purpose. I also save the snipped threads in the snippet bags, and the paper piecing mistakes. I save lots of things that do come in handy later. I get teased for being a hoarder, but I do supply a bunch of those teasers with boxes or bags that they need. (Cuts down on the teasing, for sure.) So I applaud you saving your snippets. You'll think of something to do with them.
    Hugs

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  9. Dog Ears in a jar! And I thought I was anal. Can't wait to see what you do with them. Now... must go and look for a jar ;o)) Have a wonderful Christmas.....xxx

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  10. My Cascadia is still awaiting the border and finishing. I have to make another one in Christmas fabrics. I loved seeing it how Lori displayed hers. Nice to see your Clue 4's. I'll be finishing up mine instead of shopping Christmas Eve.

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  11. Such fun working on a mystery with favorite fabrics isn't it? Love your version - so warm and inviting!!! I have to admit I don't save dog ears, but I do keep the tiniest pieces of scraps :)

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  12. Love your cascadia, great use of your scraps ! Dog ears---you are nuts!

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  13. Your mystery looks great, you´ve chosen interesting fabrics.

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  14. Hehe :) I love the dog-ear jar! Your Cascadia is so pretty.

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  15. You've done a great job of keeping up. I hope to catch up next weekend.

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  16. Great job keeping up with all the mysteries. They look great. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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