Monday, March 14, 2011

What to do? What to do?

I registered for a "mystery class".  This may have been a mistake.

You see, I have tried to choose a series of classes for 2011 where I could learn new skills.  As I am a new quilter, I thought signing up for a "mystery class" may expose me to something new - something I may not choose for myself, something a tad beyond my comfort level to stretch me a bit more.

Well, that is all fine and well until you try to buy the fabric for it!  I have received a requirement list that reads something like this:

Fabric 1 - medium/dark print: 50 cm
Fabric 2 - light print: 50 cm
...and on and on for 11 fabrics!

You notice I have not inserted a photo in this posting.  This is because its a mystery and I do not have one - or even a description of the theme of the quilt.  Are you having a hard time visualizing the final product from a list such as this?  Me too! 
I spent a good amount of time working through this requirement list over the weekend trying to find a fabric collection to suit all of the requirement descriptions, which of course is impossible.  It is very difficult to choose patterns and colors without knowing how they will sit next to one another in a quilt.  I tried as best I can, but I foresee a good amount of un-sewing after I return home and insertion of a better choice of fabrics.

Have any of you taken a mystery class?  Any suggestions of how to be best prepared for a course such as this?

1 comment:

Quilter in the Gap said...

I have done SEVERAL mystery quilts and actually enjoy them. Don't think about how they sit next to each other but instead think about how they all play together. Think about value and print. they should give you some indication about print size. If not, then they are assuming your print size will be consistent. If you aren't sure ASK!! Please don't unsew. Wait until you are done with the top and then see if you like it. Mystery quilts are a blast but you have to learn to let go!!

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