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Old 02-27-2016, 07:17 AM
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Hello, all! So glad to be able to get this train ride on track for another mystery. Sorry for the delays, but it took longer for my broken arm to mend and get rehabbed that I thought. So, welcome aboard, all new and returning passengers. I think this quilt will appeal to all skill levels, from confident beginners to those experienced quilters. We are going to be making a table runner but if you have double the material, or quadruple, or more, you will be able to make a large quilt. The table runner I am doing will be about 16” x 52, which includes borders. This can also be made into a table topper, small wall hanging, or a baby quilt using the amount of fabric I will have you gather together. I was asked about making this a lap quilt – yes, make four times the number of blocks for about a 52” square.

This train ride will last another 3 weeks, ending on March 19. New clues will be posted here in the Blocks of the Week and Month section, under this same posting -- #12 Mystery Quilt Train Ride -- and will be posted by 8:00 a.m. Pacific standard time. Bookmark this page for ease of finding it each Saturday.

I know there are those of you out there who are nervous about scrappy. I am making a very controlled scrappy which I am sure will convert some of you to scrappy quilts. And the only reason I am calling this a scrappy at all is because it used small amounts of 13 different fabrics. DON’T PANIC!!! It will go together easily, I promise. And you WILL NOT have any trouble deciding on your colors.
Let’s make this simple -- You will need the following: yard of EACH of the 13 fabrics, designed as A through M. A fat quarter will work if you don’t want to use WOF yardage. Plus border and binding to be determined when runner is finished.

I would be best to keep your selections in tiny prints, small prints, mottles, tone on tone and solids. Use a solid for E.

I have color in the A B C D, white for E, and neutrals for the rest.
I do suggest all lights for the F-I fabrics. I chose 4 light fabrics ranging from light to medium-light.
I kept in a family of colors for the J through M colors. For example, I have used browns, but you can use blue, green, black, etc. You don’t need to have the same family but have them go from medium to dark.
For E fabric, make sure you have good contrast between the E and D.

For the border I used another fabric entirely, and it is a solid but you do whatever looks best when you assemble the runner. You will need 4 WOF of the width you need for your border. I cut my strips at 2-1/2” so needed 10” but you can make yours smaller or larger. For the binding, I made mine matching but you can use whatever you wish to use. I am not saying what I used, as I decided at the last minute on a color. This will take another 4 WOFs.

So, go rooting in your stash, take a trip to your favorite fabric store, or do a combination of both! As always, I will be on the thread a few times a day if you have any questions. Have a great week and see you next Saturday morning with the first of the cutting.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:23 AM
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fabrics didn't post in main posting.
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I'm on board and so ready to follow along, here we go, hi everyone.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:28 AM
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I need to go shopping in my FQ's, good way to use some of them.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:29 AM
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Oh yay! Small size...I don't need any more large UFOs. Colors of fabrics I picked for another quilter's mystery that I didn't do will work perfectly. Ready to roll! (Well that was too easy. Off to my sewing room to sew on another almost finished top.)
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Wow this is going to challenge me just picking all these fabrics. lol.Thanks Judy.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:42 AM
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Woo-hoo! Choo choo!

I want to make a baby quilt, rectangular. What do you suggest for prepping ? Math is not my friend.
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I'm jumping on board with this one since it's a table runner and shouldn't take much time away from all the other UFOs I have. My commitment this year is to finish as many UFOs as I can! Thank you, Judy, for taking your time to make this so much fun for the rest of us.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:46 AM
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How big do you want your baby quilt. zozee? If 52" square would work, use a yard of each fabric and make 4 times the number of blocks I tell you to. For example if I tell you to make 4 of something, make 16.

If you want the quilt a bit smaller and rectangular, use 3/4 yard of everything and make 12 if everything.

Later, you can figure border if you want them.

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I like to make them for charity at about 48x 60.
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