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Thread: Judy's 3rd MYSTERY QUILT train ride

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    Judy's 3rd MYSTERY QUILT train ride

    Are we ready to start our third mystery quilt?

    Everyone is welcome, new passengers and returning mystery quilt fans. Our journey will last for eight weeks, with this being the first week and the last clue on Dec. 2nd. Clues will be posted here on the next seven consecutive Saturdays so you can have the weekend to get started on that week’s clue. I will try to post by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. Clues will be posted on this thread, not on separate, new postings. During the last Mystery Train, most of you liked having the clues given weekly but that doesn’t mean you need to work that quickly if you do not have the time. This thread will stay on the Quilting Board long after we are done (forever, I think), and you can refer back here as needed. Just bookmark this first page for ease is locating us every week.

    On this journey we will make a lap quilt about 62” x 80”and will use 6 different fabrics. My suggestion is to use small to medium prints rather than large scale prints; choices I will use are pictured below -- a monochromatic scheme, which I’ve never tried before, but I am being adventurous this time. (Real reason: I am “shopping” out of my stash.)

    If you are using color schemes, other than monochromatic, A and B should look nice together with good contrast, and C and D should look nice together with good contrast, and of course, all four will go together. In the A-B combination, A will be the lighter fabric. In the C-D combination, C will be the darker.

    In the monochromatic color scheme, you will have two light and two darker ( not super dark) fabrics. In the picture, you can see my A is lighter than B, and C is darker than D.

    E and F will end up being in a position that draws your eye in, and I haven’t decided at this point which will be E and which F. But they should be strong contrast to your A, B, C and D fabrics. You will understand when we get a little farther along what I mean.

    So this week you will be choosing fabrics, and you will need the following:
    Colors A, B, C and D - 1-1/3 yards each of the four colors.
    Colors E and F - ¾ yard each of the two colors.
    These measurements are pretty accurate, with maybe a few extra inches left over.

    I’ll be checking in quite often during the week to see if you have any fabric questions.

    Now, two final things -- Have fun! And who brought chocolate for the club car?

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    thanks judy
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    Oh my gosh - your avatar is your quilt from the last mystery! It looks great! and Welcome back. Can't wait to see your fabrics!
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    Wow ok.....love those fabrics !

    That Avatar is great Esther, noticed/recognised it yesterday

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    I know you are rooting around in your stash, and I hear you muttering. Welcome back!
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    love your color choices my I steal your colors
    Nancy "life is about choices may I choose the right one. But if I don't give me another chance"

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    I'm definitely on board! Can't wait to get started. Thanks for doing this Judy.

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    No such thing as "stealing" in quilt - borrow, yes, a much gentler word. LOL
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    You're welcome, beckalou. Can't wait to see your fabrics. To me, seeing what everyone chooses to use is half the fun.
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    Oh boy, now to go 'raid' my stash. That may take a while...

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    Thinking monocromatic and love your purples ( have some of those, ok many of those) but some awsomegreens also so off to the stash.

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    Judy,
    can you answer if there is any applique in this mystery quilt or not? It will influence my decision to participate. While I know how, it's more time consuming for me and I prefer patchwork. I've been dreaming of this all night!

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    Yes I want to explore my quickly disappearing stash. Might have to go shopping but really want to use what I have.

    Hugs

    Cajun

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    Clevermom, nope - no applique. I want to make a mystery that everyone can particiapte in, and many, me included, are not too interested, or very good at, in applique. Well, I do fusible web applique, like my avatar, but no hand work.

    Cajun - at small pieces like this, it really isn't a stash buster, is it? Sigh. Oh well, I hope my daughters donate my fabric to a good cause when I am gone
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    I love the color choices... I have brought French toast casserole for this Saturday morning ride

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    I haven't finished my last two, but I'm game to start a third. Colors, Hmmm? It'a apple season and nothing comes to mind in choclolate. How about a fresh apple cake with browned butter/cream cheese frosting?

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    Please sign me up. This will be my first mystery quilt.

    Judaline Jane

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    Going to look and see what I can find on my fabric shelves. Should have something.

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    Oh good grief, Everything, your french toast casserole sounds yummy, and so does the apple cake, Irish. I just got rid of the weight I gained last train ride, and here we go again, LOL.

    Judaline, nothing to sign up for. Just show up on this thread. Post your fabrics and let everyone drool over them. Glad you will join us.

    OF COURSE you can find something in your stash, jaba!
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    Hello everyone I can't wait to see what everyone's choices will be. Now to go raid me ever growing stash. Now to choose colors I like the thought of green/purple, pink/brown, yellow/blue hhmmm. Well off to the dining car thar french toast casserole sounds great! I brought some fresh fruit and of course some white chocolate for later. Sorry to tired to cook today stayed up working on homework 1 class done 3 more to go before Monday. See you soon
    ​Christine

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    I have recently taken part in 2 other Mysteries and I have enjoyed them very much. I am just finishing piecing the second one so I just went to my stash to pick out fabrics. Last year around my birthday my DH had done some work for friends and was paid in many pieces of fabric! I was thrilled! Here are the ones I picked out. I have yet to go read through the threads of the last two Mystery Quilt train rides. I did see Esther's avatar. Wonderful!
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    I just had a PM from someone asking if she could do two quilts - thinking quilts for the twin grandkids' beds for Christmas, a boy and a girl, and if she's allowed, she wants to do brown/tan/beige monochromatic for the boy and flowery blue/yellow/green.

    Oh my, there is no such thing as "is it allowed?' here - you can do as many quilts and post as many pictures as you want. We love your enthusiasm, and can't wait to see the quilts and your fabric choices.
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    Whew, I am late. Had to finish something first. This is why I am in the Caboose. 6 different fabrics! Trying to make it hard on me aren't you Judy.

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    Judith, your choices are gorgeous and will work so nicely. I'm sure you will be pleased with your results. DH was paid in fabric? How wonderful for you!
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    Florence, I needed to keep you on your toes, but after your last shopping sprees, I know you will have 6 you like! Was wondering where you were, so glad you are ok and got on board before we left the station.
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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