Thursday, September 13, 2018

New Mini Mystery


Uh oh... I'm having a flare up of startitis!

Because I don't have much to work on here (*snort*) I thought I'd start the new project over at Scrapdash. It combines two of my favourite things - minis AND mysteries! It's called "Pumpkin Spice Latte", so it tastes good too! The quilt will finish at 25", has just over 100 pieces to cut, and the 4 steps are posted over 4 days. 
Because it's a small project, you really don't need much fabric. I just pulled these pieces out of the fabric I received from my friend Helen's stash.


One of the keys to making mystery quilts is having enough contrast in the fabric selection. If there is not enough contrast, the intended design won't be as visible.

I did a contrast check by taking a photo of my fabrics and changing it to black and white. This removes the colour contrast and you can see the value. There's not much difference between the green and blue fabrics, but there was enough to make me happy enough to use them. You can see in the above photo that my pieces are cut and I'm ready for step #2 which will be posted today!

8 comments:

  1. Hehehe. I constantly get startitis, I wonder if there's a cure for it? I do hope not!

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  2. LOL! Do you want me to send you some more things to get a start on? I have plenty.

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  3. Oh oh, I have startitis too! I've seen several quilts I want to start already. I'm afraid to look at this one!

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  4. And since it's viral -- there's absolutely nothing you can take for it. It's just got to run it's course!! It's also very contagious . . . !!!! :)

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  5. So if it is contagious, as Denise claims, I am keeping my distance!! LOL

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  6. OH, fun!! I had to 'snort' at bit too at startitis!!

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  7. It's hard to resist a good mystery. Have fun!

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