Saturday, October 24, 2015

Mystahhhry along with Hillbilly: Shindig Clue 6


I have no explanations or samples or anything more than this tonight.
Otherwise I might have to use straight pins to hold my eyelids up.
You'll hear from me with real photos soon.
But I think this should do you for the night so happy Stitching!!! 




Friday, October 9, 2015

Clue 5 already? Mystahhhhry along with Hillbilly


I cannot believe we are already at Clue 5!!! 

There really aren't that many clues left in the first dance. Then we move on to the rest of the Mystahhhry and those steps will take a bit longer but so super exciting that you first dance people may not be able to resist. I will get the Finish the Dance packages posted up on my website within the next week or so. I cannot promise a date just because I seem to be too busy looking at pumpkins all day, but I will do it soon. 

Anyway, let's get to clue 5! 

With this clue, which is a super easy one, I am going to tell you what to do with your:

3" Setting Triangles

These are the 3" setting triangles that I am using for my peacock quilt.
As you can see they aren't basted yet, just glued down.
I need to get them basted asap!!
As I previously promised, you can slowly work through basting them as you need them. 


The triangles below are the ones I used in my oceanic tester quilt for this pattern. 



Now here is where you all need to LISTEN CAREFULLY!!!!

If you are doing the ENTIRE SHINDIG, 
then you need to sew a triangle at the top and bottom of your Grandpa's socks that we just made for the last clue. See below. 



If you are doing THE FIRST DANCE ONLY,
then you need to sew the setting triangles to the BOTTOM ONLY of Grandpa's socks, 
as shown below. 



Here is my ocean grandpa's socks for the FULL Shindig: 



And here is what they would look like as the first dance: 



YOU WILL FOLLOW THIS SETTING CLUE THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE PROJECT. 

From now on whenever you make a Grandpa's sock, you need to give it some setting triangles.

Is it nice to know what to do with those?

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I am loving the Mystahhhry Along with Hillbilly facebook group because not only does it allow me to see everyones projects but I can also judge how everyone is doing on their sewing time and if we need to slow up a bit.
And since I've only seen one person post 6 completed Grandpa's Socks I think we need to slow up a little bit . This new clue is a super easy one so that will help everyone catch up too.

Clue six will be posted on October 25th via YouTube and blog.
That gives you 15 days, which I know seems like forever but you have a lot of basting you can do if you do get ahead. Please remember to post progress to the group as it helps me judge how long to give you all for the next clue.

If you wanted to share your pics in other EPP groups and tell them about the mystery I would let you.
And thank you . Big time. 


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mystahhhhry Along with Hillbilly Clues 3 and 4!


Ok, Ok I Hear ya already!
You want to get a clue!
Here, have one: 



Not what you had in mind?
How about this then: 






That's right! It's time to darn some Grandpa's Socks! 
Now don't be getting all fired ahead and sewing up extra socks or using your setting triangles.
Just. Wait. For. It.
Or you might be doing some undarning of Grandpa's Socks.
Make 6. 
Stop. 
Wait Breathlessly for the next clue.

Where's my sample? Well it's like this. Read the next clue.
I'll film a video in a few days. It might have to wait until Sunday, but I'll see. I will try to figure out how to set it all up to film myself, but I cannot promise anything until my teen comes home on Sunday. I'll show my sample at that time and give some some sewing pointers for this particular pattern. 

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As I was working on my project/ your clue, I was so torn as to whether to release clue 3 to you first or clue 4.

The reason being, I was busy gluing my fabrics for clue 3... and I couldn't stop.
I just can NOT stand gluing only a few pieces of each color.
So, then I was thinking..there are probably others of you that feel like if you are going to get fabric out and baste it, then by all means just get it basted.

I don't finish the basting on them all at once, but I at least glue them to the fabric and cut them out. Next, I bag them in zippy bags and take them with me everywhere and have constant glue on my fingers until I have them all finished.
(Then I usually get an itch to start the next project. I never EVER had UFO's until I started glue basting. Now I like glue-on-the-go projects with me all of the time, and therefore I have a nice mound of basted not yet sewn projects. )
You can of course sew baste to save $$ on glue sticks. An idea is to glue the fussy cuts and then sew baste all the rest. 

Originally I wasn't going to tell you how many triangles and how many diamonds you would have of each fabric choice. And some of you were getting downright antsy about that..but after all it is part of the mystery of the thing. But, since I can't stand not prepping all my fabric at once, I couldn't very well make you endure half prepped fabric!
So, here ya go...


Clue 4
Total Number of small Pieces
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TOTAL NUMBER OF 1.5” TRIANGLES
Small Fussy Cut
First Dance
12 Triangles
Full Shindig Pattern
36 Triangles
Pop Fabric
First Dance
12 Triangles
Full Shindig Pattern
36 Triangles
Medium fabric A
First Dance
12 Triangles
Full Shindig Pattern
48 Triangles
Medium fabric B
First Dance
12 Triangles
Full Shindig Pattern
48 Triangles
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TOTAL NUMBER OF 1.5” DIAMONDS
Small Fussy Cut
First Dance
36 Diamonds
Full Shindig Pattern
138 Diamonds
Pop Fabric
First Dance
24 Diamonds
Full Shindig Pattern
72 Diamonds
Medium fabric A
First Dance
36 Diamonds
Full Shindig Pattern
114 Diamonds
Medium fabric B
First Dance
24 Diamonds
Full Shindig Pattern
96 Diamonds

CLUE NUMBER 5 WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 10TH. 
This will allow time to begin gluing all your fabric, and to sew up the first six Grandpa's Socks.

If this seems overwhelming to you, remember we are not completely basting all the pieces! Just prepping them with the fabric to baste here and there when we get time. Or, you could just baste as clues are released.