Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Monday I am going to begin a MINI mini-mystery series.  Don't have a heart attack you will be working with average size pieces not micro mini's.  The first series will get you two 10" quilts and will take 4 mondays.
My directions were written for my secret santa recipient, Betty and makes 2 (had to use the leftovers!).  She is so fun and very wise and would have guessed what was going pretty quick if I hadn't confused the situation by giving her enough fabric for two blocks and adding a reverse setting.  She never did figure out who her secret santa was until the time of reveal.  I had a great time and I believe she did too.

If you decide to play, you need gather some TONE on TONES or mini prints that "read" basically solid . Don't cut anything yet, but just so you know what to gather in fabrics.....  I think you will need 15 assorted red scraps, in med light to dark reds, you can repeat fabrics if you need to, most will be cut 3" one is cut 3.5". You will need six assorted 3" squares in med light to dark leafy greens or even  leafy prints. And enough "sky" background fabric to cut about 10- 3"sqaures, one 3.5" square and about 7-2.5" squares, in colors like a summer sky or winter sky. Choose your greens based on your sky tones (is your sky muted and grey or brighter?) . I wouldn't mix sky tones just stick to one color. You also need one square 3.5"of black and a 3.5" square yellow or gold. Gather your fabrics and come back later. OH, and you also need to have enough fabric for backing, ideally 2-10 1/2" squares(I would cut them 11" because I'm not exactly an expert piecer!) and enough binding for these 2 quilts, maybe a red or green from your stash or a dark blue that compliments your sky fabric. You will need about 45" of binding for each mini quilt and some thin batting.  Enjoy the day and come back again!!!

p s Good luck to all of you entering my giveaway!  I've gotten lots of nice compliments!


  1. Oooh how exciting, I can't wait for Monday!!

  2. Cyndi, this sounds like fun. I'm excited!

  3. I love mysteries! I'll look through my stash and see what I can find!


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