Friday, September 16, 2011

Quilter's Club of America has a new mystery

Quilter's Club of America online has started a new mystery.  It's called "Worms and Jelly Rolls" and the pattern is by Debbie Caffrey.  It might be worth joining the free membership if you like mysteries.  It's intriguing.  The first set of instructions is fabric requirements, and it consists of  2 1/2" strips, background, sashing, border and binding.  So it's very jelly roll friendly.  I spent the morning pawing through the closet and picking out 38 fabrics for the strips, 8 white on whites for the background, a gold tone on tone print for the sashing, and an indigo/red/gold/brown print for the border.  Binding and backing are up in the air right now.  I cut many more strips than required for the 62" x 75" mystery because I want to make it larger.  No more steps until the 30th.  Boo Hoo!
Anyway, I started out with these fabrics:

But ended up with these strips because I couldn't NOT make it very scrappy indeed!
Here's hoping it works out!


The Calico Cat said...

I've seen her books & her quilts using strips are very nice.

& The fabrics are already selevted & cut - there is half the battle.

(I don't like mysteries, because I normally say, "If I had know that would be used like that I would have used this instead." As a result, I have done 1 mystery - after it was solved, even then I change it - not that "it" is actually "done.")

momtofatdogs said...

I love your fabric choices. Can't wait to watch your progress.


sao said...

I really like your color choices. I think that I would like to play along with the mystery too. I am going to try to find it to join!


sao in Midlothian, VA