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Thread: 16th Mystery Quilt Train Ride Begins Now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AddieLou View Post
    I would like to join. Is it too late? Where do you find the clues?
    Thanks!
    It's never to late to join a Judy mystery.

    Post 1 in this thread is the intro and fabrics needed.
    Post 143 has Clue 2 which is our first sewing clue.

    Edited to add: I always look at every entry in the paintmejudy Mystery that I am following. I find it interesting to see what everyone is using for their fabrics and each step as we go.
    Last edited by Barb in Louisiana; 01-20-2017 at 07:37 PM.
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    I just put warm cinnamon rolls in the dining car for our enjoyment as we wait for our next clue. I removed all the calories first; so eat and enjoy!

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    Thanks, Alva. I added a fresh pot of coffee -- Taste of Abilene flavour, which is one of my favourites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    All 96 four patches are done. Now paintmejudy, which medium is going to be right?
    I am not Judy, but I like all but the gray polka dot. The rust (which you don't have enough of) and light blue appeals to me best. The other gray also looks good. Oh shucks, you almost can't go wrong with any of them.
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    Clue #3

    To start this week, make 48 HSTs from dark and light fabrics that will measure 2-1/2” square when pressed and trimmed as needed. Use the method of your choice: the traditional method of cutting strips at 2-3/8”; or HST triangle papers; or Rhonda’s tutorial (from our Quilting Board) for her cutaway method; or the EZ companion angle ruler, or whatever brand ruler you have. Cut the fabrics however that method dictates if you are using something other than the way I have done them. The traditionally taught method is to cut the strips at 2-3/8” and into 2-3/8” squares; when sew and cut they should measure 2”. I did them my oversize method because I can never get the traditional method to work for me. Do your HSTs in whatever method you are comfortable with, using the directions for that method. Any way that gives you a 2” square HST is the right way.

    For my “lazy quilter” method -- I cut two strips at 2-1/2” from dark and two strips at 2-1/2” from light. Place a light and dark right sides together, sew together and press to the dark. Repeat with second set of strips. This is where accurate ¼” seaming is important. Then sub-cut into 2-1/2” segments to get 24 of the dark and 24 of the light squares. I don’t bother to mark them, I’ve found folding point to point and then giving them a good pressing gives me a line to use for a sewing guide. You can mark, if you wish. Place a light and a dark right sides together. Sew just the least bit scant of ¼” from each side of the pressed line, cut on the line, press open and trim as needed to make 48 HSTs that measure 2” square. If have cut your squares at 2-3/8” and you sew exactly on the fold or marked line, your block may be a bit undersized.

    (I bought the companion angle ruler to make HSTs for the BH Provance mystery and it is now my new favorite way to make HSTs. But didn’t have it when I made my blocks.)

    Now, again with your light, cut 48 squares that measure 2-1/2” square. Pay attention to the picture. Half of your blocks will be one direction, the other half will be a mirror image.

    Take a light square and sew to a HST, press to the light square. Make 24 of these units. Repeat with the rest of the squares and HSTs and make 24 mirror image units.

    Easy Peasy and done in a flash. Well, maybe a long blink….
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    First, I think a new blade is in order!! And wash that sticky bun off my fingers.
    Have a nice weekend everyone.
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    "To start this week, make 48 HSTs from dark and light fabrics that will measure 2-1/2” square when pressed and trimmed as needed. ... Any way that gives you a 2” square HST is the right way."

    I'm a bit confused: should they be 2.5" unfinished or 2" unfinished? I'm assuming 2.5" to match up with the plain squares, but I don't want to do them the wrong way.
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    Angelia - unfinished -- I never give the finished size as I think it confuses things.
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    Dotty - glad to have you join us! Don't remember if you were here last week or if I am getting senile in my senior years!
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    Thanks, Judy -- another easy step.
    If the window hasn't passed for you to edit your post might I recommend editing the first sentence:
    To start this week, make 48 HSTs from dark and light fabrics that will measure 2-1/2” square when pressed and trimmed as needed.
    From reading the rest of your instructions, you mean 2" square.

    Then again, maybe not as you want to sew them to 2-1/2" square pieces of fabric. OK - officially colour me confused.
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