Thursday, June 1, 2017

Magnolia Mystery Quilt ++ One Month Until Kick Off

It's almost time! Just 1 more month until the start of the 
Magnolia Mystery Quilt!



The Magnolia Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that will run from July 6, 2017 until February 2018 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The Magnolia Mystery quilt will contain instructions for two quilt sizes: a lap sized quilt and a queen sized quilt.

We will kick off the quilt-along on Thursday, July 6th with the fabric requirements and some helpful hints to pick fabrics and colors (you will have an entire month to gather fabrics before the cutting instructions in August).



1. Quilt-along Instructions  and Test PDF File

Each month, the instructions will be posted in a blog post that will contain the instructions within the post itself and also available to download as a pdf through a link. 

Here is the link to the front cover of the quilt so you can test out this new system.  When you click on the link, you will be taken to Google Drive.  In the upper right hand corner you will see options to print and save the file.  If you have any problems, please let me know.

2. Button - I have made a button for the mystery quilt :) If you decide to join in on the quilt-a-long and have a blog I would love it if you posted the button.


grab button for Meadow Mist Designs
<div class="meadow-mist-designs-button" style="width: 200px; margin: 0 auto;"> <a href="http://meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com/p/magnolia-mystery-quilt.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> <img src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lt-dgxXLnUc/WPTDOuY6yxI/AAAAAAAAHAs/GxM_K4zIhgI4XK0cSN0vM0eIgJ6RkBZyACEw/s200/Magnolia%2BMystery%2B%25282%2529.jpg" alt="Meadow Mist Designs" width="200" height="200" /> </a> </div>

3. Prizes - We will have prizes! Prizes will be given out randomly to quilters who submit quilts or quilt tops to the reveal parade in February 2018. I am currently finalizing the sponsors list and more details about the individual sponsors and prizes will be announced later in the month.


4. The Un-Mystery Quilt - Want to join in the fun but making a mystery quilt is not your thing? If you would like to see the final pattern to decide whether to join in, or to help pick colors; simply e-mail me (MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com) and I will send you a sneak peak (the only rule is that you have to keep the design completely to yourself as to not spoil anyone else's surprise). **I will begin sending sneak peeks on June 6th **


5. Facebook Group - We have close to 2,000 active members in our Facebook Group (Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group) sewing together! Join the group today so you can share and see everyone else's fabric, progress pictures, and finished quilts.


6. Questions? If you have any questions regarding my mystery quilts you can e-mail me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com or leave your question in a comment below.

I am linking up with Let's Bee Social at Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts and Needle and Thread Thursday at Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation.





31 comments:

  1. I've spent a ridiculous amount of time speculating on what this quilt might look like. Looking forward to it!

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  2. Thank you so much! I look forward to this mystery!

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  3. Looking forward to picking my fabrics!! Such fun.

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  4. My favorite time of the year...mystery time :)

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  5. Since the last one......I am hooked!! I am SOOOOOO excited!! Let the Mystery begin!!

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    1. I am excited to get started too!

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  6. I want to make a Christmas quilt for my spare room? Oh, I hope this pattern will work.

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    1. I think that the design could very easily lend itself to a Christmas quilt. You may wish to have a sneak peek at the design to help choose colors to make sure it works well for you. If you would like a sneak peek you can email me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com

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  7. Having a test PDF download is such a brilliant idea, Cheryl. I hope this really helps work out any kinks and get everyone excited and ready for the kick off of the QAL in a month! I'm really looking forward to it. :)

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  8. I could not get it to load. My test did not work. Said it took too long

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    1. Others have said it works fine, maybe try again when you are sure you have a strong and fast internet connection?

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  9. always so exciting anticipating your new mystery quilt. :)

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    1. I'm excited for it to start too!

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  10. I am so looking forward to it. I clicked on the test and it worked perfectly. Exciting!

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  11. Worked for me. May have to do it this year. Was too afraid last year.

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  12. Looking forward to play along and can´t wait to choose my fabrics!!

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  13. I'm hoping to have the Meadow Mist Mystery done so I can start this year's mystery with a clean slate!

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  14. Looking forward to starting the quilt.

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  15. how can you wait one more month, maybe let's start now!!!!!!!!!!!![just kidding, i'm sure it's such a lot of work that you have it planned the best way possible. maybe just send us a hint how to wait another month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. I'm waiting on pins and needles. The last one was my first and it was fabulous!💛

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  17. Exciting! The download worked fine ;)

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  18. Download, no problem. I've bought some fabric and I think I'm ready to go!

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  20. Such great mysteries you write Cheryl; hoping to squeeze this one in again! Need to piece the Meadow top blocks together yet, yikes!

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  21. Thanks for creating another wonderful mystery quilt. Enjoy them.

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  22. I love a mystery!! I cannot wait to pick out my fabric for the queen size. I am going to have mom pick out fabric for a lap size quilt. She will have to help with her quilt. This will be fun.

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  23. Do I need to sign up for the instructions or do they, or the link, come monthly with the newsletters?

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  24. Do we need to sign up or just follow the blog? Thanks.

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  26. What is the finished size of the lap quilt please?

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    1. The lap is 60" x 67". You can see the info here http://meadowmistdesigns.blogspot.com/2017/07/magnolia-mystery-quilt-fabric.html
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