Saturday, August 12, 2017

Where is this going?

I know it is a mystery, so it isn't like we are supposed to know what we are doing, but on those rare occasions when I participate in a mystery, it is kind of fun to see if I can guess where it is going. I have to admit that this Temecula Marvelous Mini Monday has me stumped.

No matter what layout I try, there is always one leftover block hanging out in the breeze. Next week is supposed to be the last week and I am really curious to see what this is to become.

At Randy's urging, I finally put the borders on all of the blocks. I had been holding off to see the layout and decide if I wanted to do them the way they were posted, or the way I was planning. She convinced me to "take a chance", so I did them my way. I had already turned the 36-patches into 49-patches, and now I made the inner borders from neutrals instead of colors. I have such a hard time following a pattern exactly! :)






I guess all of these blocks are going to wait patiently for the final clue (certainly more patiently than I am waiting).

Have you figured it out?









Below you see a very rough draft of my first Midnight Flight block. I got so confused trying to lay this out, that I haven't sewn it together yet. My colors do not provide as much contrast as Bonnie's, so the design is not as bold.

 As I was pressing the units to lay this out I realized something that made me laugh. I think my 1.25" finished blocks in the Fairy Garden Party quilt are more carefully and precisely sewn than these larger units are. I guess I get sloppy when I go large. 
Oh, right. I see the block in the upper left quadrant that I have turned the wrong way--like I said, I had a hard time with this layout. At least it isn't all sewn together.


Thank you to all for your very kind comments on my last post. I appreciate each one!

Until next time,
Janet O.

36 comments:

  1. The finished size is approx. 24" x 26". I folded a piece of fabric to that size and put it on my kitchen table. I played and played. This mystery has me baffled as well. I love the little blocks. Can't see what they do with them. I'd love for it to have them set on point. Time will tell.

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  2. Don't you hate that your mind can't leave the mystery alone, and every time you stop thinking about it....look out here it comes again?!!! Now that you have shared the challenge with it, we will be interested in the finish:) I like your version of the flight block....all those plaid shirts:)

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  3. I have not tried to guess the monday mini layout yet but i agree that it does seem rather strange to have an "extra" block. 2 days till the finish!!

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  4. I love your on-point layout and those warm colors are so You! Mystery quilts haven't been something I've participated in after completely bombing out on one 3 months into it. Didn't like where it was going and the final reveal was just a mish-mash. Still have the blocks which are slowly becoming mug-rugs. I can't see a placement error in that Midnight Flight block! That one would be impossible for me to do. I like your shirtings for the block though and it looks like it will make up into a lovely soft quilt.

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  5. i love those mini blocks...if i hadn't sworn off sew alongs, would have joined in...know it will be a knockout whatever the result!

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  6. I don't often participate in the mystery projects as I like to know what I am getting into rather than waiting for the surprise ending. Thus, I have been saving the block info and probably will never do the project as I will lose interest after it is over.

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  7. Well, all the mystery parts look great. The layout is probably something simple and you've been thinking too hard

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  8. Love your Midnight Flight block. It will be a lovely soft quilt. I can't believe you made the 36 patch blocks into 49 patch blocks. You are awesome. I have such a hard time keeping the little squares straight. Do you sew a 1/4 inch seam and then trim the seam allowance? I have played with the layout also and have come up with nothing. I think it might end up being a random layout so I might end up making some extra blocks to even it out. We'll see. I swear I saw a sneak peak on one of their blogs posts but I can't find it again.

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  9. I love the fabric choices for both the mystery and your Midnight Flight as well. I can't find the error either. Those plaids are beautiful!

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  10. OH how fun! Now believe it or not, I did not join in on this one...your progress is tempting, though!!!

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  11. Curious about how those blocks will all go together; I'll be watching. I do not see anything turned wrong in the plaids block. You'll have to show us that one! ---"Love"

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  12. Love how you did your mini blocks, the neutral inner border looks wonderful. I keep playing around with different mini blocks I've seen so whatever the final layout it, I think I'm going to end up with a couple of totally different versions of it.

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  13. There was a little sneak peek at the finished top on Instagram. There is a narrow border/stripe print between the rows and she also used an acid green spacer between the blocks. I liked the way it looked so much, that I had to start making the blocks--lol! I love the plaids in the Midnight Flight block!

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  14. Guessing that you will be surprised when the reveal comes from Temecula Mystery. I don't know how many yimes I messed up my 1st Misnight Flight Block and I had Bonnie right there. Love it in the shirts. Just a little frogging for you to do.

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  15. Abby and I stared at that last picture trying to find the problem and like everyone else, couldn't see it!

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  16. Took me several minutes to of studying the photo to find the mistake in your Midnight Flight block. I'm glad you found the mistake before you'd sewing all the units together.

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  17. I cannot see the mistake! I am 3 weeks behind in my Temecula blocks, so guess that should be todays task, except they have forcast beautiful sunshine on a winters day, so guess I will be playing outside instead! I am just as intrigued as you about the design layout, but really hoping it doesnt involve sashing. Love your little blocks.

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  18. I don't see anything wrong in the upper right quadrant of your Midnight Flight block. What I see is in the upper left quadrant. The black HST need to be turned 180 degrees so they spin the same way as your other 3 quadrants. Your Monday Mini will be gorgeous no matter how it is set.

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    1. You are correct, Sarah. Upper left is what I meant to say, and have now corrected the text. Thank you.

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  19. Love the Midnight Flight in plaids. The lighter colors give a softer feel. I can't find a mistake on your block. It looks great to me. The little mystery blocks are cute all together, it's going to be fun to see how they get assembled.

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  20. It was hard finding the mistake! I love the blue plaids.
    The Mystery would drive me crazy, I have promised myself, No Mor Mystery projects. I like knowing where I am going.

    lizzy at gone to the beach..

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  21. Love the plaid number very crisp and striking! Kiwi Hugs

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  22. Oooh the mystery is killing you! lol I will be looking forward to seeing what the design will be. I do love your colors. Ps I can't find the misturned block in Midnight flight!

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  23. It will be fun to see how the mystery ends! curious.
    your midnight flight plaid blocks are so nice.

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  24. My sewing is much more accurate when I am sewing the smaller pieces and miniatures than large blocks. I don't think I have figured out the mystery layout--will wait for you to reveal the mystery.

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  25. I didn't even try to do the Temecula quilt along. It will interesting to see how it all goes together. I love your Midnight Flight block. Hugs

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  26. Your blocks look fabulous! I haven't even tried to figure out the layout... isn't that wierd?!?
    We'll know soon enough I guess!!

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  27. Your mystery blocks look terrific in all those earthy colors! The light plaids of the Midnight Flight were a shocking change, eeek! Can't wait to see what they do for the layout.

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  28. The mystery is a sampler! LOL. Solved!
    Great garden party block and I love your colors!

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  29. Oh my. I looked and looked and couldn't see the bad block that was turned wrong. I guess I'd better stay away from this block for sure. I do like the colors you used though.

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  30. I'm proud of you, Janet! But why try to figure out the placement of the blocks yet?? Why get all stressed over that?? I didn't realize we were almost done with this project. I looked at today's blocks and it didn't have a layout yet.
    And thanks for the advice on the 49-patch. Mine are wonky but 4" so I'm happy!!
    Love the LARGE block!! You should do that more often and you won't have so much trouble!! Love your fabrics!!!

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  31. It is fun to play with the blocks, trying to imagine the final layout. Maybe there will be more than one more block for this quilt? I like those little 49-patch blocks. Looking forward to what happens with these. I'm like you: I have trouble sticking to a pattern, or even following a pattern. It seems like I always change something.
    It took me a minute or two to see which blocks were turned the wrong way in blue block. It looks great even if you think it's not sewn as carefully as your little blocks.

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  32. Your mystery blocks are so pretty! It's going to be a beautiful little quilt no matter how the blocks are laid out! :0)

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  33. I've only done one mystery quilt and was clueless as to how it would turn out until the end, but so glad that my color and fabric choices worked out. I'm guessing the designer has a surprise ending for the layout. Love the colors you picked, rich and warm. The Midnight Flight block is so complex, like all Bonnie's blocks. Hope you continue to play with your plaids and make many more yummy blocks.

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  34. I am doing my very first mystery quilt with Kevin, but I didn't know you were supposed to try to figure it out beforehand. I like a good mystery and I LOVE your blocks so I am guessing it will be sensational whatever the end result!

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  35. Ok, your mystery is looking good. It'll be fun to see how it turns out!! And I love the Midnight Flight block, goofy corner and all!! :-))

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