Mystery Quilt - RAINBOW ROTINI

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Mystery Quilt - RAINBOW ROTINI

Welcome to the Rainbow Rotini Mystery Quilt group! This 3-part pattern is published in American Quilter magazine beginning with the March 2012 issue. Your ideas, suggestions, progress reports for this mystery project, or photos of your completed Rainbow Rotini quilts are welcome here. (Personal messages not related to the mystery quilt may be posted on each quilter’s home page.) We hope you will share and enjoy!

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Latest Activity: Dec 10

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Cutting out the pieces

Started by Cynthia Harrell Felts. Last reply by Helen M Porter Jun 8, 2012. 26 Replies

I cut out my pieces today--it took most of the day.  I did NOT cut the A pieces (fabric #2 and #5) in half on the diagonal yet. I am going to make my half-square triangles for the pinwheels using…Continue

Cutting question

Started by Mary Connelly. Last reply by Robin Foster May 4, 2012. 2 Replies

Started cutting fabric today.  #9 says 31 L pieces.  Is that 31 triangles after cutting the squares or 31 squares which would yield 62 triangles?Continue

Pigma Pens

Started by Ginny Andersen. Last reply by patbruck Mar 29, 2012. 1 Reply

  Does anyone have a trick to keeping pigma pens from drying out between labels? I have bought more than I can say because the one I need is always dried up when I go to use it. Any ideas?Continue

Part 1 finished

Started by Cynthia Harrell Felts. Last reply by joannequiltz Mar 4, 2012. 14 Replies

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Comment by Cynthia Harrell Felts on February 26, 2012 at 10:17am

Your blocks look good, Joanne. Pretty blue and lavender colors. I was really happy to get mine done, too. I think I spend an inordinate amount of time on a mystery quilt in the beginning, mostly because I agonize over my fabric choices. I put off another project--my local guild's Winter Challenge--and now I'm pushing to get that finished by Thursday. And I'm also learning my new sewing machine. Good thing my husband likes to cook on the weekends!

Comment by joannequiltz on February 25, 2012 at 1:51pm

Here are my finished blocks. redone the bottom ones 3x.  be careful the order you sew this block.  lst strip goes to the right, then bottom, then left of the center then last strip set goes across the top. If you do it wrong it appears to be the right way it is very tricky.  do one make sure its right then proceed. Don't do what I did.Happy its DONE.....

 

Comment by Debi Montgomery on February 25, 2012 at 11:29am
Welcome Mary! Glad to have you. Hope you have fun!

I finished my cutting and started those pinwheels. I should finish them and start on the strip sets and other blocks by Monday. The pinwheels are going together nicer than I expected, I tend to stretch triangles, but learned the art of spray starch with our previous mystery quilt, so they look really good. Excited to finish up :-)
Comment by Mary Moore on February 25, 2012 at 1:02am

Just read all twelve pages of comments. Found I was feeling left out.  Have a couple days left to finish "Block Buffet", and will get started on this one then.  Nice to see familiar faces and brave new ones.

Comment by Debi Montgomery on February 21, 2012 at 10:01pm
I finally set life aside today and started cutting! I have the first two fabrics cut and can't wait to finish so I can start sewing. I am not usually this far behind. This is going to be a UFO before I even start! I hope to finish cutting and sewing by the weekend. Thanks for everyone's input. It helps with the color choices, cutting, and sewing. I did choose the third set of fabrics :) I will post pics soon. :)
Comment by Tressa Jurries on February 21, 2012 at 8:19pm

Just started cutting the peices out yesterday. I have finised down to #6. Still have a ways to go and then sewing the blocks together. Sure hope I get this done before the next mag comes out. LOL

 

Comment by viki hagan on February 21, 2012 at 8:06pm

Well, I finally got busy and started sewing today, about time, I cut the pieces ages ago it seems. I don't have all the blocks done but I think my choices are going to work out ok. I was really committed to using just stuff from my stash.

Comment by Jeanne Jordan on February 20, 2012 at 12:33pm

@Debi, sorry I missed your fabric choices.  I like everyone's comments - I learn from them, too.  I agree with Janice, the last group works well together.   @Janice, thanks for your great analysis. It really is a process that I need to improve. 

I have a hard time with my sizes, too.  I watched a video on precision piecing by Sally Collins.  She suggests aligning the outside edge of your fabric with the outside of the marking line on the ruler when you cut fabric.  Then, when you sew a regular 1/4" seam, the smidgeon extra in measuring is replaced by the width of the stitching & fold.  I hope that makes sense - it's hard to explain.  I tried this on Block Buffet, and it seemed to work well for me.  (It's my 1/4" that needs improving now!)

Comment by Janice Averill on February 18, 2012 at 8:29pm

Debi, I really like your new selection. I think it will look awesome when it's done!

Comment by Debi Montgomery on February 18, 2012 at 3:02pm

Stash shopping afforded another set of fabrics....

 

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