Thursday, July 7, 2016

Meadow Mystery Quilt - July Instructions - Fabric Selection

Welcome to the start of the Meadow Mystery Quilt!!  
I am so excited to get started and I hope you are too!





Quilt Along Intro


The Meadow Mystery Quilt will run from July 2016 until April 2017 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The mystery quilt will finish at approximately 60" x 60", a very nice lap size and is an advanced beginner level containing half square triangles, square in a square units, flying geese, and basic patchwork.  (There is no applique, Y-seams, or paper piecing in the pattern.)

The directions will be posted to this blog (and can always be found in the Mystery Quilt tab above) and e-mailed to the mystery quilt distribution list.  Want to be added to the e-mail list? Simply sign up here to get a more printer friendly version of the monthly instructions.

Facebook Group - I encourage you to join the Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group (if you have not already).  We now have almost 700 members in the group and I am so excited for the members to start sharing pictures of their fabric picks.  If you want some feedback on possible fabric choices or have any questions during the quilt along, the Facebook is an excellent resource.  You can find the Facebook Group right here.  Please share your progress pics on social media with the hashtag #MeadowMysteryQuilt.

Sponsors - Over the last three weeks I have been highlighting the 15 generous sponsors and over $750 worth of prizes we have for this event over on my blog.  You can read more about the sponsors and prizes from post 1, post 2, and post 3.


Quilt Kits - The Bear Creek Quilting Company is offering quilt kits for this mystery quilt and I have prepared some fabric sets as options from the Fat Quarter Shop.  You can find the kit here (I will be quilting along with this kit!) and I will be highlighting the different fabric kit and set options tomorrow in a full post.

And now without further ado....July's instructions...Fabric Selection.





Fabric Requirements


The Meadow Mystery quilt is a lap sized quilt containing 5 different fabrics in the quilt top:



Fabric Selection Tips


Within these quilt instructions, the following colors will be used to represent the fabrics:




Due to the finished fabric piece sizes and piecing methods for the quilt top, it is recommended that fabric prints used have a smaller scale, non-directional design.

Each of the fabric yardages above may be made using scraps of similar colors instead of a single fabric.

The following fabrics will be next to each other, please test your fabric selections to make sure that there is a good amount of contrast between the fabrics:
  • A is next to B, C, and E
  • B is next to A, D, and E
  • C is next to A, D, and E
  • D is next to B and C
  • E is next to A, B, and C
E can be considered the main background of the quilt and D can be considered a secondary background of the quilt.

So that the eye has a place to rest within the quilt, it is suggested that a solid or a tone-on-tone print that reads as a solid be used for Fabric E.

It is helpful to create a sheet with your chosen fabrics and the corresponding pattern letters. This will help remind you of which fabric goes with which instruction letters as the quilt along progresses.

Any questions?  Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page.  I look forward to seeing everyone's fabric selections.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors!





163 comments:

  1. So glad I couldn't sleep tonight. Just saw this post. I've been waiting for this post.

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  2. Could you let us know what fabric letters correspond with the Bear Creek fabrics? Thank you

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    2. If you order a kit, you will receive a piece of paper with the kit showing which fabric corresponds to which letter. I will also have a post tomorrow (Friday) where I will be showing the kit and the letters for each fabric (as well as some other fabric combination options). I hope that helps!

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    3. Please add me to your group.....snel001@msn.com

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    4. Please add me to your group.....snel001@msn.com

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    5. Please add me to your group ...pkcoughlin1974@gmail.com

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    6. Please add me to the group also! So excited to begin! motherhenx5@aol.com

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  3. Ohhhhh, I am excited. My first ever quilt along. Have to keep from bouncing in anticipation =)

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  4. I would love the directions emailed to me. kelly32(at)citlink(dot)net Thank you.

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  5. Loved last year's mystery and so excited for this one!!! Thank you Cheryl.

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  6. Sewwww excited to be joining in on this one!!! :)

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  7. Should be lots of fun, and once a month homework isn't much to ask. I like that!

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  8. Hi! Could I be added to the list please? Kelley_paz (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thank you! ❤️

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  9. I ordered the kit because the fabric line is so beautiful... but I may also make one with stash.

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  10. Please add me to your list. Bversteegh01@gmail.com

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  11. I sincerely would appreciate receiving the printer friendly monthly instructions for this Mystery Quilt.

    Thank you so much for your gracious gift to us.

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  12. It's here! Can't wait to post about my fabric selections. Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with.

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  13. Very excited! I may qo batik fabric with gray back ground or I have some stash to sew up. I just can not decide!

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  14. Very excited! I may qo batik fabric with gray back ground or I have some stash to sew up. I just can not decide!

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  15. This looks like such fun! Thanks! Emily. time2bee(at)gmaildotcom

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  16. me gustaria participar lenyadorapach@gmail.com gracias

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  17. I'm looking forward to raiding my stash for this one.

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  18. Hi Cheryl! I did the midnight mystery and had such a good time seeing so many versions of the same quilt! Is it too late to be a "peaker" for the Meadow Mystery?

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  19. I love your color choices and might go with the same.
    Please add me to your email list.

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  20. Hi Cheryl, I've never done a mystery quilt before, but this sounds like fun. Please add me to your list for the directions. Thank you, Elizabeth. cookbookek@msn.com

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  21. I'm so excited about this quilt along and ready for it. I like your color choices and I'll look through my fabric collections and see what I can come up with it.

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  22. I'd like to be added to the list too. julybaby8@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  23. Please add me to the email list. archer1955@gmail.com .

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  24. I would like to be added to the list. djbullinger@cableone.net

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  25. Please add me to the email list rbkmsdb@yahoo.com

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  26. I would love to be added to the email list. Enjoy your blog!

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    1. Hi Lisa - I would love to add you to the e-mail distribution list, but unfortunately you are a no-reply blogger so there is no e-mail address left with your comment. If you would like to be added to the list, please e-mail me your e-mail address (cheryljbrickey at gmail dot com). Thanks!

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  27. Please add me to the list. Looks like fun.

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    1. Hi Ann Rose- I would love to add you to the e-mail distribution list, but unfortunately you are a no-reply blogger so there is no e-mail address left with your comment. If you would like to be added to the list, please e-mail me your e-mail address (cheryljbrickey at gmail dot com). Thanks!

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  28. I would like to be added to the list. I have a question. Can I use scraps for the fabric? i.e. if I choose red, I use different prints and different shades of red?
    Thanks for this mystery quilt.

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  29. Sounds like fun! Please add me: elizabeth.mcdonald49@gmail.com

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  30. please add me tltsews@embarqmail.com thanks

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  31. Excited to see this get started and seeing everyone's fabric selections! I'm going to have to watch from the sidelines on this one :(

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  32. ballerina_babe73@yahoo.com thanks

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  33. Please add me to this mystery quiltalong too. My email is springwoodz@msn.com

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  34. Please add me to your list. My email is jenmack-1@hotmail.com

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  35. Pleas add me, this will be my first mystery quilt quilt along!! I'm so excited!! my email is sasserfrassers@gmail.com

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  36. Beautiful fabrics, Please include me. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Loretta- I would love to add you to the e-mail distribution list, but unfortunately you are a no-reply blogger so there is no e-mail address left with your comment. If you would like to be added to the list, please e-mail me your e-mail address (cheryljbrickey at gmail dot com). Thanks!

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  37. Please add me to your list. Joanierey@gmail.com. Thank you.

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  38. Sounds like fun! Have never done this before, but I'll try it. Lildeb575@yahoo.com

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  39. Could I please be added to your email list? Thank you!
    doxiemamax4@icloud.com

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  40. Looking forward to your mystery my email is andrewsdeborahg@yahoo.com

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  41. I would love to be added to the email list,Thanks
    merrylshapiro@gmail.com

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  42. Looking forward to your mystery my email is andrewsdeborahg@yahoo.com

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  43. Please add me to your distribution list. Thanks! jane(dot)e(dot)elliott(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Looks like fun. Please add me to group KMyles3434@aol.com

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  45. Please, I would love to be added to the E-mail list detrabraymen@yahoo.com Thanks!

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  46. Please add me to the email list at this address: camdenmbf@gmail.com

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  47. please add me: bjk0425@comcast.net, thanks

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  48. Please add me to the list too... Thanks!

    Tracy(at)Volansky(dot)com

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  49. Please add me to your list. nancyballard@hughes.net

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  50. I would love to have the directions emailed to me please:

    dontwannabee@yahoo.com

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  51. Please add me to the list too... Thanks!

    Tracy(at)Volansky(dot)com

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  52. Please add me to the email list. I am excited for this quilt.

    pricelv@yahoo.com

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  53. Please add me to your list. Myfiesta@consolidated.net

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  54. Sounds like fun. Please email me at smile_crafter@hotmail.com with each new clue

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  55. I'm in, but need printed directions sent to djfrainbow@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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  56. Please add me to this mystery...dianagates@fuse.net

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  57. Yeah, looking forward to this! calicocat84@hotmail.com

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  58. Hi, Please add me to the email list my email is dkjay76@yahoo.com
    Thanks,

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  59. Please add me to the email list. ginny12154@yahoo.com. This looks to be fun! Can't wait! Thanks!

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  60. this is wonderful please add me to the list 365daysofwonderful@hotmail.ca

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  61. this is wonderful please add me to the list 365daysofwonderful@hotmail.ca

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  62. Please add me to the list. FHRussell06@columbus.rr.com Thank you!

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  63. Please add me to your list. I've never done a mystery quilt before! drds7272@yahoo.com

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  64. Please add me to the list.
    mpenrod@comcast.net

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  65. please add me to your list. thanks, rachelle

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    1. Hi Rachelle- I would love to add you to the e-mail distribution list, but unfortunately you are a no-reply blogger so there is no e-mail address left with your comment. If you would like to be added to the list, please e-mail me your e-mail address (cheryljbrickey at gmail dot com). Thanks!

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  66. Please add me to your list! Love mystery quilts! culredheadgrandma@gmail.com

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  67. Please add me to your list. This is my first mystery quilt! djconsolver@hotmail.com

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  69. Please add me to the list! bradandteresa@btsskynet.net

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  70. Please add me to the mystery quilt list. towers.laurie@gmail.com

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  71. I would love to join. susanki at gmail dot com thank you and sponsors for this mystery quilt

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  72. Looking forward to a mystery quilt.

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  73. Looking forward to a mystery quilt.

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  74. Please add me to the e-mail list for the Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt. Thank You.
    lindaseevers@msn.com

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  75. Please add me to the email list. I look forward to getting tips on the square within a square unit. Mine always come out lop sided!

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  76. add me to email list Thanks
    jtrott522@gmail.com

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  77. email list would work best for me jenellejb at aol dot com. Thanks.

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  78. Please add me to the Email list.The colors look beautiful.Thanks.

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    1. Hi Louise - I would love to add you to the e-mail distribution list, but unfortunately you are a no-reply blogger so there is no e-mail address left with your comment. If you would like to be added to the list, please e-mail me your e-mail address (cheryljbrickey at gmail dot com). Thanks!

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  79. Please add me to the email list also. Thanks. shookje@yahoo.com

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  80. Hi Cheryl
    This is my first mystery quilt am looking forward to starting
    I have my fabric selected and would love to show but I do not have facebook. May I email my selection to you
    Regards Lots of Stitches
    Ruth -Brisbane -Australia

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  81. Hi Cheryl
    This is my first mystery quilt am looking forward to starting
    I have my fabric selected and would love to show but I do not have facebook. May I email my selection to you
    Regards Lots of Stitches
    Ruth -Brisbane -Australia

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  82. Sounds great. First time for me! Tammysuemcclung@yahoo.com

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  83. Sounds great. First time for me! Tammysuemcclung@yahoo.com

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  84. Please add me. I love mystery quilts. hnorris515@msn.com
    Thank you

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  85. Hello, please add me to your email distribution list: tracy.koeneman@gmail.com

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  86. Please add me to your email list: k.castanette@hotmail.com
    Thank you.

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  87. Hi. Could you please add me yo your email list so I don't miss any steps. janice@mickman.com.au. Cheers

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  88. Glad to have found this just in time ;0) need to do some d=sewing and some added mystery is always fun!

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  89. Please add me to your email group. Thank you! Kmattingly@charter.net

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  90. Love, love, love mystery quilts! Thanks for the fun. lwmorris1@gmail.com

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  91. Could you please add me to your email list so that I can get these instructions every month. I really want to do my first quilt along with you. tgarman62@gmail.com Thank you!!

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  92. Could you please add me to your email list so that I can get these instructions every month. I really want to do my first quilt along with you. tgarman62@gmail.com Thank you!!

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  93. Please add me mccart@iland.net :)

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  94. please add me to the group, I've never done a mystery quilt before, thanks so much!

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    1. I don't know if I'm no reply or not, so here's my email address: angelineshaka@gmail.com

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  95. My 1st mystery quilt!! So excited, posted pics of my fabric on the FB page. Please add me to your group. :)
    clc97423@gmail.com

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  96. Please add me to your email list granmchale@yahoo.com

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  97. I would love to try this mystery quilt.....

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    1. My email is janchap2you@gmail.com

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  98. Would like to join the quilt a long. Please add me to the list. Anne. alcountrycreations@yahoo.com

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  99. Please add me to the quilt along. My email is cwickins@internode.on.net
    Thank you.

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  100. This looks like a lot of fun! fallsviewgranny@gmail.com

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  101. I would love to join in the fun. Please add me to your email list Cheryl.
    Smiles
    Kate

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  102. Kate at Smiles with Kate talked me into joining. So here I go!

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  104. Please add me to your list. Thanks JaniacQuilter(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Please confirm that you received my message. I received notification from Google that you did not. Thanks.

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  105. Please add me to your group mmamimone@aol.com

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  106. Please add me to your email distribution list for the Meadow Mystery quilt. merry(dot)texas(at)gmail.com

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  107. Please add me to your e-mail list, thanks Cheryl.
    daveanddiane@sympatico.ca

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  108. Please add me too the email list for the meadow mist mystery

    knsanders33@gmail.com

    Thank you so much..

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  109. Please add me too the email list for the meadow mist mystery

    knsanders33@gmail.com

    Thank you so much..

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  110. please add me to the email list for meadow mist mystery
    denimdebbie@gmail.com

    Thank you

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  111. Please add me to your email list for the mystery quilt

    lkayeheart@gmail.com

    thanks Linda

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  112. Please add me to your e-mail list -- smacwhit@aol.com

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  113. Please add me to your email list - jennifer@homewellins.com

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  114. Debbie from PittsburghJuly 16, 2016 at 9:39 PM

    Just ordered my kit from Bear Creek! Looking forward to participating in this!

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  115. Please add me to your email list - jane1959@derbytech.net

    Thanks!

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  116. pleagse add me vbarb1014@gmail.com thank you

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  117. Please add me dizy5555@gmail.com Thanks :-)

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  118. Please add me kmsorgan@live.com Thanks., Kathy Organ

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  119. Would love to receive the emails for this pattern. Thanks
    alexplus4 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  120. Please add me to the email list. I think this will be a great project to start! Thank you, maryc76904 at yahoo dot com.

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  121. my email is k5861@rogers.com

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  122. Mary M in upstate NYJuly 21, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    I, also, would appreciate PDF versions of the instructions. My email is meermaid(at)twcny(dot)rr(dot)com.

    Thank you so much for preparing this pattern and coordinating this mystery!

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  123. Please add me to the email distribution list. Thank you!
    Rcmilligan1987@gmail.com

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  124. Please add me to your list for PDF versions. My email is celchic(at)aol(dot)com
    Thanks so much and look forward to joining

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  125. Please add me to the list too
    Rhonda.hunter8590@gmail.com

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  126. Please add me to your email list. maryduffy1988@gmail.com
    Looking forward to this mystery quilt.Thanks Mary

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  127. please add me to your list
    kylecasa9@gmail.com
    thank you 'looking forward to the "adventure"

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  128. Please add me to the email list too.
    LKOSHEA1@GMAIL.COM

    Thanks much!!

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  129. Please send me the printed directions. Thank you Diane

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  130. Please send me the directions for your mystery. Thank you.

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  131. Please add me to the email list jodancrafts@gmail.com
    Thank you Joan

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  132. I found a link to your Mystery on Quiltingboard.com, I will not likely complete the quilt on time with everyone else, as I am a fulltime university student, but I will try to check in regularly.
    m Tothill @ gmail . com

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  133. I would like to be added to your list please. Samanthalinehan@gmail.com

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  134. I would like to be added to your list please. Samanthalinehan@gmail.com

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  135. Just reread and downloaded fabric choices. Maybe this is why I bought fabric yesterday!! Thanks, Cheryl

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  136. Please add me to your list. I am new to quilting and would love to try this. Thanks Cyndy waterhedgie@yahoo.com

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    1. I have my fabric and also sent an e-mail to Cheryl with a picture of my fabric. This is my first quilt along and I am excited to get started. I think this will be fun. Thanks for adding me to your list.

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  137. Please add me to the list. I can't wait, I bought my fabric!! Thanks Lori
    lprowan@gmail.com

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  138. I have never made a mystery quilt, but I am going to give this one a try!! Sign me up at smitheight@gmail.com.

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  139. Please add me to the email distribution list for your Mystery Quilt!! My email address is therbers513@gmail.com . Thanks!!

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  140. Please add me to your list. Sorry I thought I had already signed up�� My bad!
    Looking forward to the cutting
    smillerpitts@gmail.com

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  141. Please add me to the list as well: steeledome@gmail.com I've done probably 50 mysteries but would love to try yours because I LOVE your designs so much!

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  142. please add me to your email list for the mystery quilt along

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