I’ve been a mystery fan ever since Nancy Drew came into my life. So when my friend, Linda, who is the genius behind Inklingo, decided to do a mystery quilt, I was all in. Besides…. I needed a new project. The 874 unfinished things in my sewing room just weren’t calling loudly enough to be worked on.
While we’re on the subject of unfinished, I’d like to let it be known that I prefer to call them Projects Half Done. Then when anyone asks, I can feel good about saying I’m working on my PHD. Multiple PHD’s to be precise. People are so impressed.
Mystery quilts scream out to be done by the masses. It’s so much more fun to have a large support group as you work out the clues. My friend, Cookie, absolutely loves doing mystery quilts. You should have seen her eyes light up when I told her about this one the other day. She was also thrilled to have a reason to start an Inklingo project. I’m so glad she’s playing along.
Linda will post clues each week. I know Linda and this will be one organized mystery! Complete with fun pics of Monkey along the way. It even has a great, Nancy Drew-type name. The Case of the Secret Garden. Fun. The first clue can be found here:
It’s all about choosing fabric this week. And cutting up a few pieces of freezer paper so you’re all ready to print the very second that Clue #2 gets posted on the Inklingo blog next week.
Here are my fabric choices. The paisley is my dark, the stripe is medium, light background and the red at the top is my accent fabric. I pre-washed all my fabrics today so I’m all ready to print them as soon as Clue #2 is available. Of course, you realize that I reserve the right to change my mind. I might even change it before the next clue! It’s a woman’s prerogative, you know.
Won’t you join me? It will be a wonderful opportunity to be led by the hand with Linda and Monkey through an entire Inklingo project. It doesn’t get much better than that! And you are gonna fall in love with Inklingo for quilting. We are using the brand new New York Wheel Collection for the mystery.
Be sure to tell Monkey that I sent you!
Good luck with your mystery quilt project.
BTW, I tried your “favorite breakfast” the other day. I used a ripe banana and raisins. Mmmm…good. Thanks for sharing healthy recipes.
LOL – PHD! Aren’t you clever! I love it! That’s the first time I’ve heard that one! Would you mind if I shared that on my blog – I’ll link back to you and give you all the credit, but I understand if you prefer I not do so.
I’ve never used Inklingo, but you’ve piqued my interest. You fabric selection in lovely – I think I have that paisley. Looking forward to seeing the mystery unfold.
Hi Barb – I always enjoy reading your blogs. The fabrics you’ve selected are beautiful together…hopefully someday I’ll get to quilting! And the PHD idea is great! I’ll be borrowing that one. Please tell your Mom “hi” for me.
I love your fabric choices for this mystery! That paisley is absolutely gorgeous!
Love your fabric choices, Barb. I haven’t picked mine yet… I’d better get with it.
Barb, your fabric choices are wonderful!!! So rich looking…that paisley is to die for and the stripe is perfect!!! Come on Monday. 🙂