Friday, September 17, 2010

DaChintzy Code Mystery Quilt

Now that our guild's mystery quilt project is winding up, I decided to join the mystery quilt they're doing on the quilting forum.  Did I mention I love mystery quilts and have trouble resisting them?  The lady who's leading this one calls it the DaChintzy Cody Mystery - a take-off on the DaVinchy Code movie......clever.  She'll be giving out clues every two weeks and we'll be working on our quilts until January. 

The ladies on the Forum helped me with my fabric selection.  Here are the two sets I was deciding between:

Some of the ladies liked one set and some liked the other.  Several of the ladies who are doing 2 quilts suggested I do both since they think it's not going to take much longer to do 2 than 1 if you're doing them at the same time (Enabler's aren't they?  or maybe it's  Misery Loves Company ???).  I decided that since the clues each time are so easy and we have months to do this, I'd jump in and make both of them.  Using up some of my stash sounded good to me at the time.  Time will tell if that was a wise decision or not.

Now that my fabric is selected and cut.  I hope to get to the first part of the sewing before we move.  I may miss doing a clue or two on time because the clues come out on the 1st & 15th and we move in on September 30th, but they are really easy, so I don't think I'll have any trouble catching up with what I miss due to our move.

If you want to join in or read more about it, here's a link to the quilting forum:

Let's Go Traveling Mystery Quilt

Now that the last clue is out, I can post about the mystery quilt we did this summer at our guild chapter.  Over the summer months, many of our ladies go to cooler climates, so our program chair thought it would be fun for those of us toughing out the hot AZ weather to have a project to work on together.  She asked me if I'd lead a mystery quilt.  I think I've done a dozen or so mystery quilts in the past, and really enjoy them, so it seemed like a good fit.  I called this one, "Let's Go Traveling" since it's a variation of a trip around the world setting.  There were about 10 ladies here who joined me in making this quilt plus 5 who are making it from other states.  A clue was given each month and those of us here worked on it at our monthly sewing meeting.  Fabric choices were all really nice yet each different than the other.  I could hardly wait to see the finished tops.  At this month's meeting there were 3 ladies who had finished their tops and brought them for show & tell.  Here are the finished tops so far (Patty's, Ruth's & Viola's)

Aren't they pretty?