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    Quote Originally Posted by Oksewnsew View Post
    OK, I changed the dark part around...Does that look better? I like it better...thanks for seeing what I didn't..

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    I have to admit that I like both of the ways you have shown us, that you arranged to put your blocks together. You should go with the one that please's you the most, but any one of them would be BEAUTFIUL!! Very nice job making your project.
    If you see someone without a SMILE, please give them one of yours!!

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    OKsew - that looks great. This mystery was designed to have a friendship star in the center of the blocks, but if those of you like it the other way, go ahead and put it together that way. No quilt police here.

    Jaba - love it, terrific solution if you didn't like all your blocks in the same quilt. And great idea for another border and the binding. What are you going to make with the other set of blocks?
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    Sunliten, let us know that you traveled safely, okay?
    No progress for me on getting this quilt done, but sure enjoy seeing the progress of everyone else. We have had two deaths in as many weeks and one more expected any time (cancer and in hospice). Two were family, one a church friend. Don't even have the tree decorated, but will get with it after Mom's quilting group has their "do" at her house on Tuesday. So glad to see these beautiful quilts!
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    Home.....you all are really good.....there was never any traffic where I was...... made great time, bought coffee and a scone and sat on the beach(bench) and enjoyed the break in the rain....actually some sunshine...then drove back to the church for the 12 o'clock Mass and surprise that is the one my DGS,DGDIL and the DGGB were attending so I got to hold the baby (bliss) Then the Baptism was 1/2 hour later and there were 50 people all for this one baby, It was beautiful as everyone was envolved...............Thank You for kind thoughts and it was a really perfect day.

    the rain held off, but now it is pouring.....

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    Judy I hope I can clarify something. your design is great your lesson is great and sometimes well fabric that looks great together sucks in the bigger picture? it is the fabrics fault (grin). Tricky stuff and all. I love the fact I did it personally. The challenge the upchallenge each week to keep up and falling so far behind and then tada reaching the end part. I have just five more squares to sew together and I will get my rows done and posted. I can taste it.. I know I can do it!

    the baptism sounded lovely. to have fifty people behind, supporting this one child.. what a lucky baby. And what lucky people to share in this joy. Shoot you just brought me back to my own children oh so 27 yrs ago this coming Jan. wow how nice a memory. the screams were terrific. That boy of mine, what a set of lungs.

    well iron chef is almost over time to go sew a few blocks or all of them!
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    Here today... why what a lucky bunch we are.

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    Jaba I love what you have done with your quilt

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    Thanks ladies, either way would work, but I do believe I like the last one I posted better.. Kinda shows the colors better. I love these mysteries, hope she'll come up with another goodie after the New Year...

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    I don't mind Sulabug, I just really didn't like my combo before and the way it looked. I liked this material so much, didn't want to waste it and think my little great grand daughter will love it someday, she's only 8 months. I going to do the same thing on the turquoise one too. And then, you'll never believe this, put the two pinky ones that I had going with these and they look pretty good together, so I will actually end up with one quilt like the pattern was suppose to be in the first place. Took me long enough to get to it though!! I really liked the pattern that we had and would love to make a black and white one in the future. Need to get this one pressed and on the long arm so I can get it quilted. The butterflies are the first things I've done on the embroidery machine ever so I got that fear out of the way too. All in all, fantastic train ride. We have a great teacher too, we're so lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisabrat View Post
    Judy I hope I can clarify something. your design is great your lesson is great and sometimes well fabric that looks great together sucks in the bigger picture? it is the fabrics fault (grin). Tricky stuff and all. I love the fact I did it personally. The challenge the upchallenge each week to keep up and falling so far behind and then tada reaching the end part. I have just five more squares to sew together and I will get my rows done and posted. !
    First of all, thank you - glad you had a nice time. And Second - of course it is the fabric's fault!

    And Third I will apologize for making a mystery quilt with so many colors. Someone told me in a PM (and not very nicely, sorry to say) I should only do a mystery with 3 or 4 colors, but that didn't work with the pattern I wanted to share with everyone. But even though I thought jaba's color looked nice on the computer, in person she must not have been happy and for that I do feel bad. But she came up with a fabulous solution with her 9-patch. Perhaps some of you, unhappy with the way the blocks look, can do something like that. And again, I am so sorry to have dissapointed some of you.
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    You didn't disappoint me at all!! The think it's a terrific pattern and will do a black and white one for sure. My selection , my choices..not yours Judy please do not feel bad, you have no reason to at all. You're a great hostess, the banter on the train was great, food yummy, and all that "bull" going around who can resist such a great time. Thank you so much for putting a little happy in my days. psst.....when's the next one, after the new year's please.

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    Judy no disappointments here. I scraped through the fabric I had on hand and was not happy with what I found...at first. Now that it is coming together, slowly but surely, I am happy. The pattern is so beautiful I wish I had had money to go out and buy fabric just for this mystery quilt. Planning on making a second one when I can shop around for some special fabric. I am sure I would have been intimidated by all the pieces if I had seen the quilt before I started. So much easier than it looks. A BIG THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND TALENT. I am going to put this one on my bed. Can't show pics at this time but will do so soon.

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    I'm certainly not disappointed either. As soon as the Christmas rush is over, I'll have two beautiful quilts with one fun pattern. No question that I'll jump on the next train when it passes by -- no matter how many colors are in it!

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    It makes me sad that anyone said anything upseting.....this mystery train has always been a group of friends (sorta virtuial - ok i see that) and a sharing of an adventure, with resulting quilts and sometimes new methods learned. It is pure fun ! a Mystery ! a happy place to share time doing what we enjoy/love and create something also.

    Judy, I will never be able to thank you enough for this wonderful time/space/community you bring together.

    And what Katy just said......same goes here !

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    I enjoyed this train ride and Judy you did a great job! I feel that since this is a mystery quilt (my first), we do the best we can with our color choices and if we have to change things around at the end, then so be it. I knew I would have to be flexible if my fabrics didn't quite work. I like the changes sulabug made to her pattern, and I like that we can make two separate quilts if the colors just don't work together. Be creative with what comes about. This was a fun pattern and I will be making it again. I'll be on the next train too! Thank you, Judy!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    It makes me sad that anyone said anything upseting.....this mystery train has always been a group of friends (sorta virtuial - ok i see that) and a sharing of an adventure, with resulting quilts and sometimes new methods learned. It is pure fun ! a Mystery ! a happy place to share time doing what we enjoy/love and create something also.

    Judy, I will never be able to thank you enough for this wonderful time/space/community you bring together.

    And what Katy just said......same goes here !
    ditto to this
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    mystery quilt

    Not happy with my color choices but it looks ok and not too Christmacy looking.Loved every part of the clues and plan to make another one real soon.How about all scrappy so I can make a big dent in my scrap bags........
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    Mary, you may not be so happy with your color choices, but I love them I think it looks great, good job

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    Judy I am happy with the way it turned out just had to change what was light and dark on one block not your fault it waswhat I chose as the dark when I should have chosen the other. Because I would have red as the outside color on bith blocks not a big enough contrast to make those standout. Not your fault at all it was the fabrics This was mt first train ride with you and everyone else and I was not disappointed and can't wait till the next one!
    ​Christine

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    I like it too but pics sometimes change the way the color is when you're standing in front of it ask me how I know this, heehee.

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    Oh, Judy, I don't know who could be so mean as to PM you when you provided an original pattern, gave us your time to figure out how to keep the mystery just that, a mystery AND gave us time during the week to help those of us who are perpetually confused (me!) with all of us ending with wonderful quilt tops. That nasty person should be banned from the next trip. What a negative Nellie!! Sheesh! Or else that person needs to apologize. There are no rules to your mysteries, except the ones you make. If that person wants to follow certain rules, they can do their own mystery. Sorry to go on, but these mysteries of yours keep me sane and help me feel connected. I love them!
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    NO disappointments here....Now just why would someone fuss at your for using more than 3-4 colors! If they didn't like the 'idea' of the top, then why do it? It's just real simple, ya don't like the swap, or mystery idea, then just don't join in!! I think that was just plain rude! You just have to ignore people like that... I really do enjoy your mysteries, and it's good to 'explore' new things.. ;o) I'm looking forward to the next one..

    Mary O, your's is really pretty...There's just something calming about it. You could use it from Fall thru the holidays. I'm liking how mine is turning out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary O View Post
    Not happy with my color choices but it looks ok and not too Christmacy looking.Loved every part of the clues and plan to make another one real soon.How about all scrappy so I can make a big dent in my scrap bags........
    i see nothing wrong with quilt very pretty.
    esther

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    I really enjoyed making this with all you ladies. and i learned several things while making this. even had to get the dictionary out finally to look up a word you ladies kept using. monochrome-----different shades of the same color. wow.
    Oh,,,,,, it's late for me, and we have been traveling and out of town for a funeral. so i'm a little fuzzy. u know? but remembered something else i wanted to say. thx for the link someone posted for tut on sewing together binding strips on the diag. never was completely satisf. with my efforts before, so i avoided that detail on my quilts. but the tut, made it all click. i can do perfect diagonal piecing now. did miter my corners, and but that was easy for me. oh, and did a 45 degree cutting. haven't quite mastered that, but will try again some time soon. it's always nice to learn another trick to quilting. thanks you all.
    and i think we are stretching our creativity a little by learning how to realize this is 'art', and may not be exactly like we would have chosen, if we had have known the outcome to begin with. but art is beautiful in many forms. as our quilts are.
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    Ok, let me say that the person wh PMed me to complain, she never came back, never joined the train. And I have a thick hide, I can take the criticism!!!

    You are all so sweet, thank you.

    As to the next mystery, going on another vacation in January, so I'm thinking mid to late February -- will hope to have something ready to roll by then. But I know it will not be any earlier than Feb. 15. So start watching the BOM section after the 15th.

    And yes, to answer the question, I'm spending my children's inheritance (saw that on a Mercedes driven by a distinguished older gentleman) -- and spending it with their blessings, I might add. Going to Costa Rica for 2 weeks, by myself again, a tour company, don't know why, just saw the brochure when I was making the plans to go to the Scandanavia area and St. Petersburg last May, and thought it sounded great fun.
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    How fun!!! Now I want to go. I'm feeling pains of jealouly here Judy, don't you feel sorry for me!?!?!? I'm sure you'll have a terrific time, enjoy it.

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