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    Where do I find the second clue to the mystery quilt?

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    Sandy its on page 7 thats the best I can give you. I think you can locate it as there are only what 20 per page? I cut my blocks and halfed them. I like the old school routine also I dont have that ruler so its not much faster. I too like to square down so that extra smidgeon of fabric in cutting means cut once not take out a seam and try it again. I have my machine with accurate marks on it, tape accurately taped and sometimes I can still go off so its nice to be able to work in a way that saves the day not panics me. I think this must be it for this week ? that is ok, I think we will be working longer than sometime in december unless some blocks are HUGE .. ahh! the suspense the excitement and thank you Jaba and CarolineS for sharing. I will put mine up tomorrow for show and tell too! then its back to christmas ornaments and a wall hanging. Thank you for dinner i am stuffed. I actually dont know if Farrels is still around and yes it was called a ZOO remember the staff used to come out making noise, icecream on a tray blowing horns etc.. and everyone got to eat out of that huge bowl. now that.. is gross. If your a kid however its amazingly cool. and those clear little zoo animals in bright colors super! jaba you missed out on this experience. one giant icecream mess.. and rarely did I see one that had any icecream left in the bowl either. so much for pretty party dresses drips of everything down the front. who wants one let me run to the store and I will hook us up with one.. and BOWLS to eat out of too just to be crazy and we can have good treats in like gift cards to fabric stores...
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    Beach - Clue 2 is message #264.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaba View Post
    1st step done, important meeting in the club car when you're finished, hurry Judy I know you're done.Attachment 371277Attachment 371278It's happy hour somewhere!
    Jaba - slow down a little I will met U in the club car for drinks. LOL
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    Ya all are going to fast for me. Or is it that I am busy this weekend helping out with our local international film festival. hope to get back on board this next week and catch up. By the way - Thank you for the drinks Jaba.
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    Had a wonderful but short visit from the grands yest. They were all excited about going to the mullet fest with their dad. I just don't get to see theme often enough lately. But, I did get the hst's done and my grand dd approves LOL She's my color gal. Name:  hst's mystery clue #2.jpg
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    Chefbwarner, I love your fabrics!
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    OH nygal, ty so much. I've been saving and saving that colorful feather piece for the longest time not wanting to chop into it. LOL I gave in finally. I had wanted to place it in the E or F but Judy said it would showcase better in the A/B clue. Today I think I'd best get my sundress done before it gets too cold here on the gulf. Have a great day. Looking forward to more photos from the fellow riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Beach - Clue 2 is message #264.
    Where is Clue 1??
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    It is message #1 of this thread Carsey. Just go back to the first page andi t's the first post. It was the post that told us what type of fabric to look for and how much.

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    Where is Clue 1??

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    After a day of shopping I ended up finding three new fabrics to add in. First Picture is my original fabric picks but I didnt have enough of the blue so went shopping for a blue and then also a better contrast fabric for the E/F combination.

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    I found three new fabrics which matched with the B/C Fabrics. I found a white that had silver dots in it that match the silver running through the B/C fabrics and then also found a matching grey with silver dots running through it. The dark blue fabric I picked up I moved into the E/F fabrics ? Im wondering if I should go ahead and stay with my original E/F fabrics?? Thoughts. ?

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    I was whining about spending more money on fabric, after improving the economy in Texas at Hobby Lobby and Hancocks, so my dear friend rfbrazell sent me a pile of holiday themes. What a great guy!
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    Yes Robert is the best. He is the King of the Quilting Board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    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!
    Funny - I also save for dog beds. What's funny is I made a test bed for my doxie last evening and as I was stuffing the scraps, he decided he wanted to play with the scraps (???? don't know why, guess all those scraps looked like fun). So, stuffing his bed was more fun than not LOL

    When he decided he was done playing, he laid on it -- still trying to get the stuffing in. I had to get him a little treat to get him off it then put it on the sofa to finish. He ate his treat, looked at me then sat up as if to say "Mom, I want my new bed back".

    I got up to get the needle and thread to sew it shut and when I got back, he was up on the sofa, laying on the bed. So I had to sew it shut while he was laying on it.

    Guess he likes his new bed LOL
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    I like the first combo better of the blue and whites but then that is because it would be a true blue/white quilt which are so peaceful to me. The second works really well too so I think either would make a nice quilt in the end.

    The feather fabric I feel you on cutting up something that is very precious to us but then again we did buy it for a reason right? to make something with it oneday? I think you will be happy you are using it that way you can now save for a new special fabric to hang onto for a while.

    maybe I am new here who is Robert? and Sustraley that hat is absolutely adorable on the little one. I see knit hats all the time,little turkey hats, candy corn hats and I wish I could crochet something like that. Of course I would need a little one to crochet for. Just finished a sherbet colored scarf for my granddaughter. Fringe or no fringe? I am unsure what the kidlets are wearing these days. any one know? she just turned 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    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.
    Exactly what I did Judy. Three 5 inch strips cut WOF. The ruler I used is the Fons & Porter half and quarter ruler. I think (note to self) that in the future I would cut the strips perhaps a quarter inch larger in order to square up the blocks perfectly. Mine are a smidge off of perfect but sometimes bias is a good thing. BTW, how do you press your seams? I pressed mine open.
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    Jenniky - I like your new dark blue that you labeled F. I think I agree with the comment about a blue and white quilt. Do you have enough of the old E to make it the new D?

    CarolineS - the more I think of it, when I was experimenting with the new ruler, I tried to cut them 5-1/4 but made them too wide and needed to keep nipping off a piece before cutting a new block. But I think I made them 5-1/8" - seeems silly, but it was better.
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    Elisabrat--crochet all you want and sell them. Don't need a little one to enjoy your hobby.
    Here are mine. Decided to do a fall theme. Did half of them last night and the rest today. My son's girlfriend had a birthday party for him last night. So couldn't get them done. It is going to be a long, long week until next Saturday. Judy, how much backing will we need for this? Thought maybe I could look for something now. Thanks so much for doing another mystery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    Jenniky - I like your new dark blue that you labeled F. I think I agree with the comment about a blue and white quilt. Do you have enough of the old E to make it the new D?

    CarolineS - the more I think of it, when I was experimenting with the new ruler, I tried to cut them 5-1/4 but made them too wide and needed to keep nipping off a piece before cutting a new block. But I think I made them 5-1/8" - seeems silly, but it was better.
    Hmmm, since I have a lot of my B fabric, at least 10 yards-60 inches wide, I am going to use your 5 1/8" strip width suggestion. Likely will end up making 2 quilt tops since the first clue went so fast. I might go back and purchase some more of my A fabric. Kicking myself now that I did not buy more.

    I find Jenniky's first fabric choices more visually pleasing. Not sure about the D grey in the second choice, it reads darker than D in the picture. Perhaps a very light blue small scale print or mottle??
    Sweet Caroline

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    I always enjoy the mystery train ride/ Here are my fabrics and first blocksName:  IMG_1284.JPG
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    Looking good Naomi. Your first fabric pics show the AB fabrics as brown. But really liking them as green. Really pretty.
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    ok, this is my dog bed personal experience story:

    usually I never see them after they are sewn but one day I had experimented with a large trianguler one rather than a square one due to donated pieces of very heavy dark navy blue flannel. I had it at LQS during sew time and everyone thought it would work fine so we were talking about who would be driving by the shelter next to check if it would work for them....when the crossing guard for the local school came in for some fabric and had one of her rescue dogs with her....so we were talking and showed her how the bed fit nicely into a corner, and she thought that was super....the (very large) dog looked up at her with a pleading look and she told him he could try it out....he sank into the bed with such a happy look, like this was the best thing in the world..... well obviously it had to be for him.... and as she carried it out to her van he did not let it out of his sight.

    so everytime we work on this project we remember the look of comfort on the old dogs face....
    it is easy to save scraps.

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    Well I have read every post! The food in here is wonderful, as always! I am going home late late late tonight! My flight leaves at 8:30, but I am so ready to go home and rest! I will pick out my fabric and be ready to roll by next lesson. I love the mystery quilt rides, it makes me stretch my quilting wings. And I learn so much!

    Well I caught a terrible cold while I was here in the North West, I ran my long run on a day that started out sunny but ended up being very wet! So I got some terrible blisters! But all in all Charleigh, my 3 year old Granddaughter, and I had a wonderful visit! I hope to be back up here in the spring! But I miss my sewing machine my hubby and my cats! not in any special order mind you!

    Hubby says it is pretty warm in So Cal so I might be getting home to another weather change!


    You ladies have picked out some awesome fabrics. I can't wait to get started! I wonder how many projects I need to catch up on!
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    Awwwwww ... sweet story. I never see the dog beds I make in use!
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    ok, this is my dog bed personal experience story:

    usually I never see them after they are sewn but one day I had experimented with a large trianguler one rather than a square one due to donated pieces of very heavy dark navy blue flannel. I had it at LQS during sew time and everyone thought it would work fine so we were talking about who would be driving by the shelter next to check if it would work for them....when the crossing guard for the local school came in for some fabric and had one of her rescue dogs with her....so we were talking and showed her how the bed fit nicely into a corner, and she thought that was super....the (very large) dog looked up at her with a pleading look and she told him he could try it out....he sank into the bed with such a happy look, like this was the best thing in the world..... well obviously it had to be for him.... and as she carried it out to her van he did not let it out of his sight.

    so everytime we work on this project we remember the look of comfort on the old dogs face....
    it is easy to save scraps.
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
    Juan Ramon Jimenez 1881-1958

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    Naomi, those are beautiful fabrics. Is the brown or the green true colors? I know my camera sometimes takes wierd colors.
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