Thursday, July 1, 2021

Macaron Mystery Quilt ++ Fabric Requirements

Welcome to the kick off of the Macaron Mystery Quilt!!  I am so excited to get started and I hope that you are too!   



The Macaron Mystery Quilt is a free, monthly quilt along hosted on my blog (all instructions will be posted here) running from July 2021 through April 2022 with a set of instructions posted the first Thursday of every month.   

The lap sized mystery quilt is at an advanced beginner level containing basic piecing techniques (no applique, Y-seams, or paper piecing).   

The directions and all of the other information relate dot the mystery quilt can always be found on the Macaron Mystery Home Page.   

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SHARE YOUR PROGRESS

Facebook: I encourage you to join the Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group (if you have not already). We now have over 8,000 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 group is an excellent resource.


Social Media: Please share your progress pics on social media with the hashtag #MacaronMysteryQuilt and tag me at @MeadowMistDesigns.




SPONSORS

We have a dozen generous sponsors donating fabric, thread, patterns, and more as prizes.  You can read all about the sponsors here.




FABRIC KITS

You do not need to purchase a fabric kit to take part in the Macaron Mystery quilt along, but if you would like to use a fabric kit there are many options!  I put the fabric kit information into its own post (also posting today at the same time) to keep this post from being too long.  You can find the quilt kits here.




UN-MYSTERY QUILT - SNEAK PEEK OPTION

If you signed up for the un-mystery quilt option, you should receive an e-mail today showing the design, some colorway options, the kit options, and a quilt top coloring page. You can e-mail me at MMDmysteryquilts@gmail.com if you have any questions or do not receive the file.

If you would like a sneak peek now, you can click the following link: Un-Mystery Sneak Peek




EASY TO PRINT INSTRUCTIONS

Each month, the instructions will be posted as a blog post on the Meadow Mist Designs blog with an option to download those instructions as an easy to print pdf through the end of the quilt along.


And now without further ado....July's instructions...remember, you have an entire month to get your fabric, the next set of instructions comes out on Thursday, August 5th.



PATTERN NOTES 
  • Width of fabrics (WOF) for this pattern is assumed to be 40".  
  • A scant ¼" (a thread width smaller than ¼") seam is to be used throughout the construction of the quilt unless otherwise instructed.  


FABRIC REQUIREMENTS





FABRIC SELECTION TIPS
  • The quilt has two background fabrics, a first background fabric (bg1) mainly within the blocks and a second background fabric (bg2) which forms a larger amount of the background of the quilt top.
  • It is suggested that a solid or a tone-on-tone print that reads as a solid be used for the background fabrics.
  • Due to the finished fabric piece sizes and piecing methods for the quilt top, it is recommended that fabric prints used have a non-directional design.
  • To help plan your fabrics for the mystery quilt, be sure that all fabrics that are next to each other have enough contrast between them.

  • Each of the Fabrics A-D may be made using scraps of similar colors instead of a single fabric if desired.  Generally, the Fabric A-D pieces within the quilt will be 5 ¼" x 5 ¼" or smaller.  



Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Macaron Mystery Quilt!




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. The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of August, the 5th.






6 comments:

  1. So excited for the new sew along. This will be my second one with you. Love the mystery part.

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  2. All of the kits have fairly low contrast between backgrounds 1 & 2. Would the pattern work if one of those background fabrics was dark and one was light, assuming they contrasted with the other fabrics?

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  3. I've already raided the fabric closet. I like that this one has feature fabrics of less than a yard, it means I can use up some favorite odds and ends from previous quilts. Thank you for hosting another mystery this year.

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  4. Time to search my stash for fabric!

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