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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:56 am

10 Lay out your Light Gig/M Square so that it looks like a "7" (or an upside-down and backward "L"). Sew a Dark Gig to the right edge of the unit. Press. Make 16. Let’s call these blocks, now, shall we?

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:37 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
Gimpy, don't forget that you are perfectly entitled to take an hour or so a day just for you. You worked yourself into a Tizzy last year and we talked to you about that. It re-energizes you and will help you fight off colds and other ailments. Relaxing is vital to physical and mental health. Sewing for an hour beats going to a therapist for an hour.

Don't make me come down there....... Knuppel

You better buy a plane ticket TxMary, this summer is work work and work. Hmmmm we need to

pressure wash the roof and exterior of house
re-screw roof, fix & repair holes and paint it
paint exterior of house & posts
Rip off and replace hand railings around verandah (rotted out, previous owner used untreated wood and interior water paint)
build chicken coop and run
erect a 10' x 10' garden shed and all the footings etc it needs
move a giant pile of bark mulch
pull part of kitchen apart, create a tiled hearth and get the stove in from the garage that been waiting out there for 3yrs
build a patio to sit out on for BBQs and dinner, general use
finish painting the bathroom now I have the right paint
work out our doors, we tried to replace the broken down old timber screen doors, bought new metal ones to discover our doors are a non std size, way bigger than usual

ummmm sure there is more, yeah, you better buy a ticket and pack your womping stick!



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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:15 pm

Oh good grief. Forget it. If I come down there you will put me to work! lol!

Seriously, no matter how much work, you gotta give your system a break now and then. Rome wasn'r built in a day you know. hug08

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:10 pm

(cross-post)
Hi, everybody. I'd like to introduce you to my newest USB flash drive, Tweety:


Tweety is The Keeper of The Mystery Quilt Instructions.

Tweety is also a vewwy, vewwy baaad birdie. He* insists on hiding from me almost every single day. I find him, put him somewhere safe and then he sneaks away when I'm not looking.

So now I've found him yet again. I'm fairly sure nobody has been tearing their hair out because I stopped posting Mystery steps, but in case somebody is actually collecting "clues", I'll start up again...

* Is Tweety Bird a boy or a girl?

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:21 pm

Glad you found him Tracy!
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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:26 pm

11 Sew a Light Gig to the right edge of the block. Press. Make 16.
12 Sew a Dark Gig to the right edge of the block. Press. You should have an almost-complete square now with just a flappy bit where you made the partial seam. Make 16.


(You've just sewn gigs onto your center square in a clockwise manner, kind of like a log cabin)

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:21 pm

(Step 13)
Finish The Partial Seam
Fold down your first Light Gig and line it up with the edge of the Dark Gig you last sewed to the block. Sew from the middle of the block -(where you stopped sewing at the start)- to the outer edge. Press the block flat - it should measure 6 1/2" square. Make 16.


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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:26 pm

14 Lay out 4 blocks side-by-side with a Light Gig in the upper left corner of each block. Leave the 1st and 3rd blocks alone, and spin the 2nd and 4th blocks one-quarter turn. Keeping the blocks lined up this way, sew them into a row. Repeat with remaining blocks to make a total of FOUR rows.

15 Lay the four rows out as they were sewn, to make a 4x4 layout. Flip the 2nd and 4th rows upside-down, so there’s a Dark Gig in the top left corner of those rows. Sew the rows together!


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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:57 am

Is this the final instructions FiberBabble? Ive been away and didnt want to miss out on it all. BTW, I sniggered at your tweety gender question, I mean I know he's a guy and all but whats with half the cartoon characters being gender sus??

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:30 am

Nope, this isn't the end. This is, however, the end of the body. You're about at the halfway point.

There are pieced borders yet to do. As soon as I get the other group caught up (there was some technical difficulty), I'll post pictures of what it looks like at this stage.

And here's the deal:
If you collect all the 'clues' you can do all of your cutting at once & all of your gigs at once, etc. It will probably go faster. I just haven't re-written the instructions that way.

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:10 pm

Ok thanks for sharing this FB, its a lot of time and work for you to have to re-write it all on here but it sure is appreciated hug08

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:12 pm

The first part of the mystery, revealed... be sure to click-to-big!

Cyndi's


Dianna's


Rose's

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:41 am

Okay, now some of the directions make sense. I was kinda lost just reading through them. Thanks for the pics. They look good.

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:11 pm

Okay, it's time to begin making the pieced border for the quilt! (You didn't think I'd forgotten, did you?)


1 From M strips, cut 64-2 1/2” squares
2 Cut L strips into 32-2 1/2 x 4 1/2” rectangles


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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:01 am

Cheesy

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PostSubject: Re: 2012 New Year's Day Mystery   Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:25 am

3 Stitch ‘n Flip a M square onto a L rectangle like this:

Success Tip: Don’t get inventive here. Just follow the picture. Make 16. This is called a Light Gig.

4 Stitch ‘n Flip a M square onto a L rectangle like this:
Success Tip: Don’t get inventive here, either. Just follow the picture. Make 16. This is called a Light Gig Reversed.

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