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Thread: A New MYSTERY QUILT Train Ride! Hop on-board anytime

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    we will save good snacks for you Cindy


    giggle giggle.....unpluging Cindys' power surge protecter from the wall and pluging it into itself.
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    20, no 18 minutes to GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    "Finally", I hear all of you sighing!

    Step 6 June 23rd

    So, here we are, at the end. Today you are getting step 6, and also step 7 which was originally scheduled for next Saturday.

    Now that the center medallion star has been assembled, and you haven’t been sure what color you want for the sashing, now is the time to decide. (If you look at the first posting on this thread, you will see I chose a yellowish that matched the print. But when I finished the medallion it looked too dark and chose a lighter yellow.) For example, if you want a pink to stand out, chose a dark rose or red print or solid for the sashing. Or an entirely different color to contrast with your prints.

    If you are doing scrappy, audition your fabrics to see what will work best.

    Now: Cut four WOF 2-½” strips of sashing fabric.
    If you used a specialty ruler (for example, the strip tube ruler) to make the half square triangles in the center medallion, don’t forget the edges are on the bias. I suggest you mark your sashing strips every 4 inches so that you can line up your mark with the seam of the 4” blocks. In this way, you will not have a “ruffle-y” border. (Learned this by trial and error first time I used that ruler to make blocks!) Sew two strips to 2 opposite sides, press toward the sashing, sew the other 2 strips to the remaining sides. Press seam toward the sashing.

    Now for the borders:

    Sew piano key strips and corner star block pieces as shown in the pictures You will have 4 pieces as shown. Sew the short pieces to opposite side, press toward the sashing, then sew the longer pieces to the other two sides with the star points facing as shown in the completed quilt. Press toward sashing.

    Finish however you would like - with or without an extra sashing and border, with batting and quilting for a quilt or hanging, or perhaps with flannel or no batt for your table topper. I used Warm and Natural in my table cloth and wall hangings.

    I’ve posted pictures of my baby quilt, my light colored scrappy table cloth (pinned but unquilted), and another dark wall hanging I'm not too fond of.

    So … we have come to the end of another journey and the train has reached our final station. Please gather your belongings, checking under your seat for any stray bits and pieces. Or stay in the club car and chat amongst yourselves and have a final cup of tea. I’ve had a great trip, and hope you have too.

    Hope to see your final quilts posted here, and also on the pictures thread. You’ve been great traveling companions. Hope you all enjoyed the mystery as much as I did. Not sure when I will do another mystery, probably not until fall as I have knee replacement surgery scheduled for the end of July and won’t be feeling too chipper for a while. And I haven’t even designed the new quilt yet, let alone start to sew it together. So look for it probably sometime after mid-September. Happy quilting!
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    The days go by quickly when I am sewing.

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    ok going to go feed the cats and then hope it is up. Then I am going off to finish up the Southern CAlif. quilt run. I have gone to every one of them in all 4 areas. WHEW that was a trip and a half. Left my purse in one shop and had to go back 42 miles to get it. Went around in circles a couple of times....got lost.....left a passport in a shop. I am going to stay home for a while and just sew.
    Dreaming of New England while being stuck in So. Calif.(the asphalt jungle of the world.) But hey the Happiest Place on Earth is here.

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    Thank you Judy. I am ready to start now!!!!! Love the way it is turning out so far.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    wow ...urgodschild2....impressive so you have your IDIDIT pin ! hope you win prizes also


    JUDY...the quilt is awsome..TY, TY, TYVM !!!!! will be holding especially good thoughts for you come the end of July.

    Now to the sewing machine !!!!!

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    just what i thought, thank you judy , i have really enjoyed this. my oldest daughter has both knees replaced and did very good will be thinking of you as you go though this sug. and recouping stage
    esther

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    Looks fabulous, Judy! Can't wait to get working on mine--and I'm thinking of making at least one more of this Mystery Train as well as one more of your first Mystery Train. Love them both. Thanks for sharing with us. I'll definitely be doing the 3rd Mystery Train with you in the fall and will try staying up with everyone for that one. I plan to get my BFF to do it too.

    Good luck with your surgery. I bet you will be feeling better than you anticipate sooner than you anticipate! I'll be praying for your speedy recovery for sure. If you feel up to it, please post some progress reports after your surgery on this thread. I know everyone would like to know how you are doing!!
    Karen, aka yayaquilts (yaya-Greek for grandma to 5 beautiful granbabies, 2 girls & 3 boys)
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    Oooh, I love how your corners turned out. Corners on pieced borders are always a problem. I really like these, especially for this quilt.

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    Thank You Judy!!! I have printed the clues and will have to audition some fabrics, as I don't know if the ones I picked out will work. Will look forward to another "Mystery" this fall.
    It's not the years in your life that count. It's the LIFE, in your years. (Abe Lincoln)

    "The Best" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. (Helen Keller)

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