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Thread: Judy's 3rd MYSTERY QUILT train ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltaddiction View Post
    Attachment 381902Here is my top all done and I love it! I love the way it turned out. I don't know if the picture is to dark because the border is a dark chocolate brown not black. Thank you Judy. I can't wait for the next train trip!
    Love, love, love this one, majorily beautiful. Great job!!!

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    Jannie, hope to see you in a couple weeks when the new one starts.

    AnngelAnn - Beautiful!!! I love it, too, you did a great job.

    Irish, absolutely no reason why you can't have a scrappy 3-color quilt! I think it will be great.
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    Quiltaddiction, it looks great, love it

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    I am so in again. Hope to get back to working on the last one as I am almost done with my Christmas sewing.

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    I have something I am sampling out right now, a scrappy stash buster that can be made in whatever size you want. (Well, with all the stash we have, nothing except a quilt to cover a football field could be considered a true stash buster.)

    But, this is not a big involved 5 or 6 week quilt, and can be accomplished in 2 or 3 longish lessons -- I thought maybe I could give you mystery fans something to do in January until the next mystery quilt train starts the middle or end of February.

    Hmmm .... I know some of you are still hanging around in the club car -- just wondered if anyone had any interest. I was thinking of posting 12/29, 1/5 and 1/12.
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    Everyone's tops/quilts are coming out lovely.

    Judy, thanks for doing this. I am a maybe on the quick scrapper or commuter train mystery in January. I am trying to finish this one. The blocks are up on the design wall and I keep going back and forth on whether to keep it as is or divide and conquer. So I have been working on getting a binding on a UFO that I quilted at Thanksgiving.

    If I finish it I can take it with me at Christmas and quilt it on my Mom's long arm.

    I do plan to keep my ear to the ground for the spring Mystery Train though.
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    update on my quilt it day. I put it on the floor in the spare room, tried pinning from a stand no good wormed myself down to the ground. Pinned. everything seemed ok. I cant get up from floor on my own. Called the Dh to come pick me up please (via phone he works in the park where we live) and so while waiting I trim the excess backing off except for 2 inches on all sides. great! he picks me up (he calls it towing service want a lift? disability means if I am on the floor I stay on the floor) ok.. sew the first seam! yeah its great. Sew second flip the quilt shooot its bunched a bit. Take out the entire seam. repin. Sew it worked. sew another seam it works. then flip totally the quilt for a full view of it. OMG. I did not have the back pinned on straight prior to trimming the sides off. I now have an off kilter back with stripes going at a 20 degree angle. But not a pretty way at all. I wanted to cry. I walked away. I had to its still on the table.I had pieced the back because I did not have wide backing nor enough fabric to make it without piecing. so its a Christmas gift. has to leave here Monday am with DH. So.. do I tear it all out and invent a new back? do I sew it together and just say oh well yeah sure I meant it to look that bad.. ugh I dunno what to do. trade you for yours thats the ticket I wll take that pretty one just posted. can you get it here by Sunday?
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    Oh Elizabrat - I'm so sorry for all the problems! I feel for you girl! Don't have a clue what I would do...... cry???
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    Oh Elisabrat... I feel your pain. I just finished a quilt for a gift. Without boring you with the details, everything went wrong. My simple D9P did not turn out like what I had planned in my head. (I used toile in the main squares on the front and pieced the back in toile too.) The last straw was while I was machine quilting, I saw I had put my backing on upside down. The back toile pictures were upside. Blah. The funny thing is, I finished it anyway and the new owner LOVES it. ... Can you finish yours with your back? Maybe they'll think you planned it that way too?
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    Still working on mine. Since my computer was down and that thing called work. Thanks Judy for this wonderful ride. Can't wait for the next one.

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    Elisabrat...........I too am so sorry for your dilemma. I know it is heart breaking to get so far done & have a mishap. Take a deep breath & think about it tomorrow. Maybe a great idea will come to you!!

    Here is a picture of two of the blocks of my quilt. I will not be getting to putting it together until sometime in January. I have to admitt that I am not sure what to do with is, as I don't think the color's are going to go together as I have thought they would. I am going to have to put my thinking cap on & see what I can come up with!!
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    Cheryl, put together a couple more blocks, you might be surprised how much it will change. The purple Ws will really pop, and I think you may be pleasantly surprised.

    Elisa, so sorry to hear about your dilemma. Hate when stuff like that happens! You work so hard and then bam, an unwelcome surprise..
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    sheri thanks for the pat on the back.. sorry you had as much fun as I am having. I just quilted down two more rows needed my morning cup of coffee and then back to getter' done. It is what it is.

    Sula bug love the blocks did you finish them all or just do two samples. Only issue I see is the background squares of the one on the right are pale enough to get sorta lost in the quilt but maybe a few together if you have them would show better how it will end up. I say if you have made them use them. And did you see what Jan (Jaba) did? she broke it up into two quilts and was so much happier with hers. Mine is sticking together. lol It has to now that I have started the quilting from hell project. I was a bit sad all those hours made it pretty darned well points and all and now.. the back crooked. oh well. lessons learned are good things as long as you dont repeat them. This one.. a hard lesson. I will post pics tonight when i get there. ok time to finish that coffee and hit the machine again. (started at 5:20 a.m.)
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    Sula....miracles could happen in the quilting of the lighter irish chain squares....like an outline and a tiny feather or an open zen-tangle..........thread stitching could save the day !

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    Elizabrat...I am so sorry about your quilt. I don't know what I would do, especially since it is a planned Chistmas present. But I do thank you for posting your problem, because I am going to be extra careful when putting quilts together in the future, and hopefully (fingers crossed) learn from you. I'm up here in the observation car, just loving all these quilts. This was a great pattern.

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    "Brat" think of all the different ways people do the back of quilts, strips, random pieces sewn together until it's big enough, big blocks.....No one says it can't be slanted! I really don't think anyone would notice, it WAS planned that way. Your "giftee" doesn't sew or quilt, don't know why she wouldn't like it.

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    I would love to do the scrappy one! I'm in! Thanks Judy!


    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    I have something I am sampling out right now, a scrappy stash buster that can be made in whatever size you want. (Well, with all the stash we have, nothing except a quilt to cover a football field could be considered a true stash buster.)

    But, this is not a big involved 5 or 6 week quilt, and can be accomplished in 2 or 3 longish lessons -- I thought maybe I could give you mystery fans something to do in January until the next mystery quilt train starts the middle or end of February.

    Hmmm .... I know some of you are still hanging around in the club car -- just wondered if anyone had any interest. I was thinking of posting 12/29, 1/5 and 1/12.

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    fun.... 1/5/13 and 1/12/13 are on my "new" calendar

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    Me too! Wonder what all of us will come up with this time???

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    OK TADA I am soo tired. Its 12:40 when I finished tonight. Started at 5:20 am. I am over tired? cant sleep so here are a couple quick shots I took. I used the striped 45 degree as my binding and there was more than enough. I just stitch in the ditched it, the back had the obvious error which I will show so you never do this on your own quilts. Its poorly quilted. I admit it freely. I am too tired to be sad but I did like the top before I messed up. I put good time into it and it turned out. points and everything now this.. well lessons learned is what I say. I willnever make this mistake again. way too big a mistake. also I will not rush a job ever again. no fun and it showsName:  quilt inspector mystery quilt.jpg
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    Elisabrat, I honestly don't see anything wrong with it! It's lovely Great work.
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    Looks like the quilt inspector approves. Pretty colors.

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    Your quilt is lovely Elizabrat, only you will know your "mistakes." Sulabug, your squares are just beautiful, so they'll most probably look wonderful when you see the whole pattern. All of these are coming out so beautifully!
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    I have the top finished but not quilted yet. I had to stop and make some baby things for a ggs that will be arriving in April BUT the moma and Dad will be at my home the 26th of Dec. from Florida . Her last trip til the big event. lol this will be my 4th great grand son and I have one great grand daughter. Dont know how that happened. I am not that old. !!!!!. lol I am only 80.
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    Elisabrat, it looks good to me. Your MIL will be honored to have a quilt made for her. Have you looked into the Sharon Schamber method of sandwiching your quilt? It's much easier on your body and you can keep track of how the back is looking.?

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    Oh Elisabrat! It's perfect to my eyes. I'm glad you finished it. It will be a loved quilt for sure!
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