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Thread: Judy's 3rd MYSTERY QUILT train ride

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    where's week two instructions? sorry, found them, a couple pages back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    7 sounds good to me also..... just better than having 'leftover' squares that are 'off' ...... and all the little trimmings go in the bag for stuffing the pet beds for the shelter....a win / win IMHO.

    Thanks Judy, this is fun !!!!!!!!
    I too keep all my scraps for dog beds -- right now I have 4 large black yard trash bags full of scraps and stuffing cutoffs - both of the charities I sew for make beds for the local animal shelters. Such a good project, all those poor little animals not having to lay on cold hard concrete. I really need to haul them out of my garage!
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    my original fabrics were too small
    have hunted through stash and decided on a childs quilt because that size is perfect for our vintage youth bed........do these work, it is like a color book theme.

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    Ahhhhhh! I hate when these things don't update to my email. Ok, I just printed the instructions of Clue 2. Yayyyy! Ready to get started, this is going to be so much fun. Are we posting pics somewhere? Maybe Flickr or here?
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    SunlitenSmiles, I truly love those fabrics. I too wanted to do a childs quilt only not this big.

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    Sunlite - those will be perfect! Gorgeous colors. Love the crayons.
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    Whoo hoo jaba - the pollo fundido is ready for pick up, we get to the station in just a few minutes. Perfect timing!
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    right now I am baking Parmesan crusted zucchini sticks and you have the tequila move on over here I come.. oh and homemade salsa .. pushing shoving, watch out hot platter coming in.. oh hi everyone! ok are there more instructions or is that it for this week?
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    "brat" maybe if we give Judy enough tequila, she'll tell us the next step.....maybe yes maybe no

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    Ummmm .... maybe ...... NO! No matter if you hold me down and no matter how many marguerits you pooour down my throat.

    Patience is a virtue, so they tell me.

    Me, I say Patience, my foot, I want to sew something!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    "brat" maybe if we give Judy enough tequila, she'll tell us the next step.....maybe yes maybe no
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    hate to break it to you but that tequila just hit the spot perhaps someone else can toss in maybe sangria to entice her?
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    oh no I think she is onto us how about.. an ice cold beer? um warm polar express hot chocolate.. ah fresh mountain water with a slice of lemon .. or a farrells icecream zoo with 24 scoops of icecream all the toppings you can think of and little plastic toys hidden inside to find
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    farrells ice cream zoo???never heard of it. Lordy, there's enough for everyone on the train, that's alot of ice cream and I like ice cream. Really do they have that or are you conning me ?

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    Judy, you took the words right out of my mouth!! Patience.....

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    I didn't know Farrells was still around - used to go there when the kids were young for birthdays and stuff - haven't seen that name in years. Wasn't there something like a pig trough or something grossly too-much in a huge bowl?
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    farrells ice cream zoo???never heard of it. Lordy, there's enough for everyone on the train, that's alot of ice cream and I like ice cream. Really do they have that or are you conning me ?
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    Clue 2 Done

    Now on my way to the club car to check out the goodies. I will bring some jalapeno sausage, teriyaki sausage, cheese and crackers to snack on. May go well with some of Jaba's goodies.

    The blocks on the left were my test blocks using the traditional method. Way too slow. So I studied Judy's method in the last picture, calculated the strip width and finished those half square triangles in a jiffy. It takes longer to square and trim the blocks than creating them.

    I like the fact that Clue 3 will be posted next Saturday. It gives me a chance to complete the quilt top I am working on and perhaps I can finish quilting the first Mystery Train Quilt.

    Have not seen the Quilt Inspector for a while. Sneaky thing that she is, she may be stowed away somewhere. Be on alert you all. She does prefer dark fabrics as her hair shows best on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    But now my new best friend is a strip tube ruler for making these half square triangles (second picture); they are never too small or too large - bottom picture.
    Ok, I want one of those rulers now. lol!
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    Between the furkids, trying to make some really nummy soup and bread, I've only got the blocks cut out. I'll be sewing soon!
    Everything important in my life, like naps, I learned from my dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reeskylr View Post
    Ok, I want one of those rulers now. lol!
    They really make 1/2 sq triangles a snap, only problem is that your edges are on the bias, not much of a problem if you are sewing them with a straight grain, but slow sweing if bias to bias when sewn. But it's the only way I do them now. I think I had to get the ruler at my LQS, as the local Joann doesn't carry them.
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    Okay...where's the beer? I'll throw in the pizza (will be going to get it in a few). I'm done with my HST's!
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    Doing mine this way also. What line did you use on your ruler on the sew line Judy and did you use the 7" strip with this method as well? I'm going out to purchase some different fabrics tomorrow so I can get started.

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    They really make 1/2 sq triangles a snap, only problem is that your edges are on the bias, not much of a problem if you are sewing them with a straight grain, but slow sweing if bias to bias when sewn. But it's the only way I do them now. I think I had to get the ruler at my LQS, as the local Joann doesn't carry them.

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    I'm starting mine today. 2am clues a touch early for this old girl tried to stay up wrong.....
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    No, it wasn't a 7" strip, and I needed 3 WOF instead of 2 of each to sew together, cannot remember exactly how wide they were but think I cut my strips 5" wide then you sew with a 1/4" seam top and bottom. There is a bit of a learning curve to it, I didn't buy the book and the sheet that came with the ruler only showed how to cut from 2-1/2" strips. There is a line on the ruler that you put the seam line on, each line says what size block you will make, each size is a different width. If your strips are too wide, you get a funny notch out of the upcoming block or else have to do an extra cut to stay away from it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sauki1 View Post
    Doing mine this way also. What line did you use on your ruler on the sew line Judy and did you use the 7" strip with this method as well? I'm going out to purchase some different fabrics tomorrow so I can get started.
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    Very pretty blocks, labeelady
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