Mystery Questions Answered

If you have more questions or if you already asked and I missed it, send it again and I’ll edit this post to answer:


  • May 15 – Fabric requirements and cutting instructions will be posted.
  • June 1 (Tuesday) – First clue will be given.

I will give all the cutting instructions in the beginning.  You can cut everything or you can wait til each day and see which pieces you will need for that clue (all the pieces will have an alphabetical identification), and cut those pieces then.  If you are confident you will stick with it til the end, then cut all the pieces at once.  If you’re not sure you’ll finish for whatever reason, my suggestion is that you cut the pieces for each clue as needed.

As with all my projects, the clues will be written out and posted so that they appear automatically on the correct day.  In the unlikely event something happens to me, you will get all the clues.

Each Tuesday til we’re done, a clue will be posted.   On Wednesday, a link box will be posted so that you can link to a blog post or a flickr or webshots type photo of your progress.

For those who get behind, I will not post my progress on my blog.  If you do not want to spoil the surprise, do not click on the links in the link boxes!

My regular blog chatter will go on.  At different times during other projects, I tried limiting my blog posts to just the instructions but I just have too much to say!  🙂

All of the instructions will stay up til at least a month after the project is finished.

I will give some guidance in choosing fabrics and I will show pictures of the fabrics I’m using, as well as pictures of other choices I would use.  Please remember that tone one tones are really the only things I know how to use though!

Hopefully I will post instructions to make it clear for those who are using one dark/accent and one background fabric, as well as for those who are using scrappy backgrounds and scrappy dark/accent fabrics.

OK . . if I forgot anything, please let me know.


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    Becky I says

    Ok, Let’s go! I’m ready and waiting!! Here I go ready to start something new and I’m not done with one of yours I started last summer. Oh well, I could always use a new UFO!

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    Ray says

    Once again thank you for all you do for us, your fans. 🙂
    I am looking forward to this mystery. I’m publically stating that I’ll cut my fabric ahead of time. I plan to use a controlled scrappy palette. I’ll make the color selection once you’ve given us a bit more info.
    PS. I LOVE your humor!!!

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    Cynthia H., El Cerrito, CA says

    OK, time to clear the decks! Or, at least, find part of my cutting table (a long-term mystery in and of itself since last Labor Day…).

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    I won’t cut all of mine at once, because I probably won’t make it as large as the size you are making. (I realize my fabric requirements will be less, but since I’m going to use scrappy, I’m guessing that won’t pose a problem for me.)

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    pdudgeon says

    sounds good to me!
    i think i can have my decks cleared and be ready to go by June 1.

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    Mary Lea says

    This sounds great, I’m ready. I like that you will include pictures of some fabric ideas :o)

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    Kathy Chiocca says

    Yay, now to clean the ‘witch hole’ as my husband loving refers to my sewing room.
    We call his office the ‘manhole’.

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    I’m really excited about this! Thanks again for doing all the wonderful things you do for us! Especially the excuse to stash bust!

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    Oh, I am soooo excited. Just found out you will be teaching a class in Baton Rouge next year. I can’t wait to meet you at River City Guild!

    I love your work and follow you here!

    glen/QuiltSwissy: love it!

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    Carol says

    Can’t wait. And nothing is allowed to happen to you, unlikely or not! Your adoring fans will not allow it!!

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    Patty says

    I am looking forward to this. When I did your Big Star pattern the directions were so well written. Even the last piece border fit together just like a jig saw puzzle. I just hope I can keep up now that I am working.