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    #14 Mystery Quilt Train Ride

    Welcome all new riders and returning passengers to our 14th mystery! This train ride will last another 3 weeks, ending on October 1. New clues will be posted here in the Blocks of the Week and Month section, under this same posting -- #14 Mystery Quilt Train Ride -- and will be posted by 8:00 a.m. Pacific time. Bookmark this page for ease of finding it each Saturday. I think this quilt will appeal to all skill levels, from confident beginners to those experienced quilters. Many new participants to my mystery quilt may wonder why I give detailed photos and instructions. They are for those who may need a little reminder. We are going to be making a table runner that will measure approximately 19” by 48”
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    As you know, I usually design my own mysteries. However, a friend showed me an old block. (Fun story about this block that I will share on the last week.) I made the block and turned it into a small wall hanging, and decided it would be perfect for a mystery. (My friend had agreed it could make a good mystery.)

    Today you will be choosing fabric. Originally, I had planned to make a wall hanging but wanted to sew from my stash. Nothing in all those bins of fabric was either big enough (I have a LOT of scraps) or didn't appeal to me enough that I wanted to look at it every day, so therefore, we are making a runner. However, I think this pattern is unusual and beautiful. If someone wants to make 3 times the number of blocks this mystery will give directions for, you will have a good-sized and striking wall hanging, or make four times the number of blocks and it could be a lap quilt.

    All fabrics are WOF, 42” useable fabric. I have given you a few extra inches to allow for squaring up your pieces. A B C and E are batiks. D is a very light tone on tone. Naturally, you don’t need to use a monotone collection of fabrics.( I am going to make a Christmas runner for my sister, and those fabrics are shown in the last picture)

    I suggest small to medium prints. Although the A print of the batik and Christmas looks big, it will work because it is so busy. Meaning – not a lot of white space.

    A – I used a dark – this will be the focus fabric in the quilt, and even though it is not the largest piece, it will show up the most. 18 “. Feel free to be dramatic with this print!
    B - medium print – Ύ yard
    C - medium-light print – 1/3 yard
    D – light – Ό yard
    E – dark dark – 7” -
    F – binding – 4 strips WOF depends on the width you like for your binding.

    Since I didn’t have enough for sashing and binding, I used 2 additional fabrics that went well with the batiks. You may want to wait until the end to decide on whether you want to repeat a fabric or two from the quilt for these things, or if you want to add in some additional fabrics. Your quilt, your choice! I’ve had these brown/black batiks for a while and never wanted to cut into them but this seemed like a good project for them. It will be a gift for me, as I don’t have any more of the fabric, not a give-away when my daughter says, “Oh, I like that soooo much!”
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    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Whoo Hoo! Am I the first onboard?
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    YAY! I was afraid I was going to miss the train. Judy, did you make the coffee? Orange-cranberry scones in the dining car.
    Last edited by Evie; 09-10-2016 at 07:22 AM.
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    Jan, yes, you are -- make sure you get a good seat so you get to see all the wonderful scenery we will be going through!

    Yes, Evie, coffee is made, welcome aboard, and I think the conductor's wife sent along some cheese danish! Ooooo cranberry scones, my favorite!
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    OK, first with a question, too! I like all your fabrics, but now you have me thinking Christmas... In your second set of fabrics- is the green pindot "B" and the red "C" and the Holly would be "E"? No that can't be right because "D" would be the lightest! Will you please tell us what the letters are for your Christmas set?
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    Oh Evie, that sounds wonderful. I like anything with orange-cranberry. Used to buy English Muffins with flakes of orange in them. They were so good, but they don't seem to sell them here anymore.
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    Jan - I just pulled what I had from the Christmas fabrics. The plaid will be A, green is B, red is C and the lower right is D. I think the upper right will be the border, and not sure about sashing, might be that dark print.
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Have lots of Christmas fabrics...let's make this happen...
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    Nothing's too small...I love miniatures.

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    I made it !! I love the black and browns ,But I might also go the Christmas fabric way. I also need the fabrics lettered for the Christmas one. Thanks judy. I love when there is a ruler to help figure the size of the print. I brought warm caramel buns to go with the coffee. One of the best things about the train rides are the sugar free, fat free goodies. No calories.
    Mary

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    will this lend itself to a larger quilt? Hi everyone, I'm here with goodies in hand.

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    Brought all the goodies I said: bedock and wine, brought beer for the beer lovers and a chocolate trifle for dessert.

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    I'm hopping on board as an observer. I love your designs PaintmeJudy but I promised myself I would finish some other projects first.

    Thanks for all of your hard work in creating these mysteries.

    Connie

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    Kwiltkrazy, this will make a spectacular larger quilt! I mentioned making 4 times the number of blocks, without counting the borders, you will get a piece about that will make a very nice sized lap quilt. If at this point you still want it larger, add more borders or make more blocks.

    And you brought bedock for lunch!!!!!
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Oooo Retiredteacher you have time for a little project like this. Jump in, you'll love it.
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Mary, I haven't started this one yet, taking time to breathe after getting #14 done. I think what I am going to use is the plaid will be A, green is B, red is C (or I might use a tiny print for this, mostly red with some white) and the lower right is D. I think the upper right will be the border, and not sure about sashing, might be that dark print.

    Yesterday when I was finishing writing the instructions for today, I went in and labeled the Christmas prints, but looks like I pulled the wrong one from the pix file.
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Hi Judy,
    Can I use a directional print? So happy to be on this train with you all... and scones!
    Dotty in NYC

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    Thanks Judy.
    Mary

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    New to this but love train rides! Would these work?Name:  image.jpeg
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    great, thanks Judy. Thinking about doing Halloween. gotta go to work, see you around `1 my time.

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    OK, Here's what I pulled so far. Not sure what letters yet,Name:  #14 Mystery Train.JPG
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Size:  91.0 KB but definitely the floral. The blue tonal matches the lighter blue in the Mums. Still thinking about raiding my Christmas fabrics, but this matches my family room.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Hi Judy,
    Can I use a directional print? So happy to be on this train with you all... and scones!
    Dottie - Yes, but may need a bit more yardage of fabrics. Don't know how many directional prints you are going to be using. Glad to have you back on the train.
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Yowzers Chasezz that is some bright collection. Going to be an eye-popper!

    Jan love those fabrics. I think the big floral will work fine for A.
    When life gives you scraps, make a colorful happy quilt.

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    Would this also look good as a table topper?
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Would this also look good as a table topper?
    I hope so because I'd prefer a topper to a runner, too.
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    sidelined this morning at a crossroads in Jackson hole ( https://youtu.be/psfFJR3vZ78 ) but I brought a bag of 60% cacao - very dark Chocolate, yummy....and those little cocktail napkins, because this stuff melts on fingers really fast. have not pulled any fabric yet (because I am testing this chocolate) but I am thinking greens, have a huge box of greens and my DGD in-law loves green (and my Grandson). So today another GS is playing football at Notre Dame and another (have 7 GS) is Cheerleading at University of Arizona...the YL will be standing on his hands,O'my, and doing flips in the air......so a bit nervous, here....have seen the practice tapes and they know what they are doing, still maybe football is safer???? will find the box of green and be back between games.

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