Thursday, March 17, 2011

IT'S Mystery Day!

Have you been over to Mysteries for Relay at Yahoo Groups? Its sole purpose is to raise funds for the American Cancer Society to aid in the cure.  About every 2 months Marge Gordon hosts a mystery day and today is the day.  I'm so sorry you can't join today and participate, but think about it for the future.  I've shared many quilts from Marge's mysteries.  And, I tend to brag about her great mysteries.  These are not complicated, take 5 weeks to do quilts.  Most of them are doable in 2 days. (Hey, I sew a bit slower than others so I usually can't get a top completed in a day.)  She generally presents the mystery as a baby size quilt or wall hanging size.  And, what truly amazes me is she is very good about color choices. You can post your fabrics on the yahoo group site  And, if your choices aren't quite right she'll suggest you wait until after the mystery.... guess who hasn't been able to pull correct colors before?  Not this time.  I'm on top of it.  And, I love the fact that generally I can pull from my stash.  I'm not sure how long I will be able to do that but for now, I'm thrilled with that. 


Here are my squares all cut out.  The cool thing is she often has us use scraps.  Or fat quarters.  My magentas were all smaller pieces although the green batik was a big piece.  And, I used up two or three of the smaller pieces... YEAH... new fabric may be coming in. 


Some of this week's goals have been accomplished and some are in the works. I'm hoping to work on Ruthie tomorrow and quilt the Super Duper Easy quilt.  I've received some Red Snappers that make it so much easier to load quilts on Ruthie. (and don't you just love the name?) I've been spending time prepping the casings.  I'm only going to do the backing leaders for now as I can float smaller quilts and that's what I'm doing the most. 


I'm off to get started on Clue #2. Clue #1 was given with the fabric and cutting directions.  I hope some of you will join Marge's Mysteries for Relay in the future.  Are you giving to the American Cancer Society any way?  Why not donate through this group and enjoy the mysteries also?  


Happy Quilting All! 

4 comments:

  1. Pretty color combo. It will be fun to see how these pieces come together. Have fun!

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  2. pretty colors, I will be looking to see it come together,Amy

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  3. Mmmmmmm. Love those colors!! :-)

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