Mystery Quilt - RAINBOW ROTINI


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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Discussion Forum

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 29, 2012 at 9:55am

Jill C.--What a creative idea to switch the neutrals to darks! I love your results.

Comment by Linda McClanahan on February 29, 2012 at 9:20am

Beautiful color choices!

Comment by Tressa Jurries on February 29, 2012 at 8:21am

Jill love the choices. Can not wait to see all the finised quilts.

Comment by Jill C. on February 29, 2012 at 5:21am

Hi everyone! I love all your choices so far. I'm going for a purple/turquoise/yellow quilt. I'm switching the lights to darks with #3, #8, and #9 scrappy. What do you think?

Comment by Annie Shirley on February 26, 2012 at 10:52am

I'm enjoying everyones comments & suggestions! I've done mystery quilts before, & thoroughly enjoy the process. The fabric selection, for me, is the hardest part!

Nice snowy sunday morning, here in Mt!

Happy stitching!!

Comment by Rebecca Tellez on February 26, 2012 at 10:51am

Thanks for the tip on putting the one block together Joanne.

Comment by Rebecca Tellez on February 26, 2012 at 10:44am

Ladies, your quilt blocks and colors are all looking great! I can hardly wait to start. Had hoped to get to the fabric store to get some fabric this week but the stupid flu my DH had got me and so no shopping or cutting or sewing yet.  I am bound and determined to get started this week one way or the other. I want to get caught up before the mailman comes with the next magazine. 

Thank you all for sharing your lovely pictures. It really does give me inspiration and from looking at your pictures, I may have come up with a plan for my blocks that won take me buying all new fabric.

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 :-)

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