Monday, January 10, 2011

Midnight Stars Part 2 & Mystery Finale


Today is another easy step that shouldn't take too much time.

                        From shirting cut 36 squares 2 1/8”, then cut on the diagonal to make 72 triangles

Attach to one side of your half square triangles, press, then attach to the other side. Make sure you are sewing on the blue triangle. (or whatever color you have chosen)
You should end up with 36 of these units.

Thank you to those who have shared about the quiltalong on your blog. I'd be a happy camper if one person followed along, but it is nice to know that many of you are making it.
Feel free to use your own color choices! That is what makes quilting so much fun. I'll use McLinky again at the end so we can see all the versions.

There was a lot of football watching going on at my house this weekend so I was able to finish Bonnie's Roll Roll Cotton boll mystery quilt. The border really ties it all together,. The directions were fantastic! Thank you Bonnie!

40 comments:

  1. Wow!! Looking good!! I have to get myself some shirting...without ripping it off my husband's back!! :o)
    Take care!
    Paulette

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  2. Thanks for part 2 of the doll quilt.

    That border really adds some zing to your RRCB. It's wonderful!

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  3. Your RRCB is stunning! I think I will try to play catch up this week with Midnight Stars! Thank you for the great instructions.

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  4. The cotton boll quilt is awesome! One really good thing about doing a mystery quilt, is it seems to keep you working on it and spurs you on until it's finished. Great job!

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  5. Mystery quilt is so gorgeous! Wow, the borders really complete it!! Looks beautiful, Lori!!

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  6. Your RRCB is looking great. Thanks for part 2 of Midnight Star. If we don't loose power due to ice, I will sewing my little triangles.

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  7. I've always enjoyed your doll quilts but I guess this time I might miss out. Ahhh. Bummers.

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  8. Those are two incredibly pretty quilts.

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  9. Those are some really sweet quilts!

    I love that blue in your mystery quilt at the top:)

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  10. Your RRCB is terrific...I am really loving the pinks and neutrals together.

    Oh boy...thanks for part 2 of the doll quilt! I know now that I'll be piecing instead of cleaning after work...lol

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  11. I really want to make that doll quilt with some tiny antique scraps. Today I'm going to draw up a template (no ability to strip piece with this fabric) so I can quilt along. I might be a little behind, but I'm in!

    The mystery quilt is gorgeous, and I like the little mistakes. I've done that lots of times, and mostly I leave them in.

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  12. WOW!!! Love both! Congrats on conquering that huge one of Bonnies it is a beauty.

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  13. Your quilt top is so worth all the time you have in it. It is definitely stunning. Now I REALLY wish I'd gotten involved with the RRCB, but I have too many WIPs and UFOs (and way too many anagrams in that sentence).

    On to the next step with your quiltalong instructions. I like the pace you're setting for us--not too rushed.

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  14. Oh, the little quilt is so cute! Glad you are having a fun with it.

    RRCB's borders are pretty special. I read through all the directions too and that Bonnie sure has a handle on doing these complicated borders. Yours looks terrific!

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  15. I love your Midnight Stars. I've been trying to resist starting a new project, but I might have to give in. Your RRCB is wonderful!

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  16. I'm packing my RRCB in all it's various pieces into a plastic tub and bringing it to my quilt retreat this weekend...three days of solid sewing may get this thing in order!

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  17. I need to start this quilt! Maybe today...
    Love your version of Bonnies quilt!

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  18. Wow your RRCB looks FAB!. Good for you for staying on task with this big project. It's beautiful. Might you put this in Sisters this year?

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  19. Oooh do I love the border on RRCB!! All that pink - great job. I wish I had even made one block, but still working on other projects. Thanks for the inspiration :).

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  20. Your mini quilt is so cute, thanks for sharing it with us.
    Love your RRCB. It is so beautiful. I hope to do a little work on step 3 of that today. Oh well, not a race, right?

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  21. Your mystery quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for part two - I'm loving the quilt along!

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  22. Wow! Great work getting R,R,CB put together. I love the pattern and your quilt looks beautiful!
    Your quilt along looks stunning!

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  23. Your RRCB is WONDERFUL...My blocks aren't sewn together yet. I paused to put a few UFOs on the quilt machine. Hopefully this week will get me progressing.

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  24. Thanks for part two of the quilt. Mine are all finished and waiting part 3. The are all put together and all pressed. Now to wait for part 3. I am having fun with the sew along.

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  25. All I can say on both quilts is "BRAVO"!!!!Both are wonderful!

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  26. Off to cut the shirting pieces! Your RRCB quilt is beautiful...love mystery quilts that turn out so stunning!

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  27. Lori you are so productive and I love your new project. I am getting off this computer and start some serious sewing. The RRCB quilt looks great and I have saved the instructions for the border. I think it could have many uses.

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  28. You are getting so much done. They both look great.

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  29. You did a great job on your mystery quilt! That looks like a whole lot of work and it came out really pretty.

    I'm caught up on Midnight Stars now - triangles cut, sewn on, and pressed. That was my project for today. Tomorrow is block 2 of Barbara Brackman's Civil War quilt but I can't wait to finish the little doll quilt. I haven't posted pictures because you can't tell yet from the pieces but they're done.

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  30. Your quilt looks fantastic Lori, even the border has a ton of piecing.

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  31. These units are so cute! Thanks, Lori. Your RRCB is a stunner!

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  32. i like part 2. just enough work to get it done. unlike the mystery which takes lots of time. yours is awesome. i have partial steps all over the place!!

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  33. I'm so loving Midnight Stars. I have just completed the HSTs and now to cut the shirtings. Loving this pace that you've set.

    And your mystery quilt is now revealed in all its splendour! What an intense project and you surely DID it!

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  34. Lori, your RRCB is gorgeous!!
    I'll have to remember it for inspiration whenever I get to mine.
    Thanks for Pt 2 for the little quilt. Loving it!

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  35. Your RRCB is very successful and I love the new Quilt Along. Thanks !

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  36. I'm in awe! Look at all those little pieces. Its beautiful.

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  37. Oh wow Lori, your RRCB is gorgeous. I think this is my favorite of Bonnie's mystery quilts. I just love those string blocks. I've enjoyed folowing along on your progress. I might even have to add this to my list of "someday" quilts.

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  38. I love your RRCB. I'm still working on mine and like you I feel Bonnie did such a great job with the directions.

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  39. Love your Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll quilt! I'm going to try to catch up with your quilt along, too. Love the colors in that one.

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