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    Baby quilt is what I'm thinking also, Pam.......always can use an extra baby quilt on hand, and they are so fun and joyful !!!!!!

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    Coopah, welcome. Yes this group is having a good time. I haven't been downstairs to look at fabric. Just running them all through the brain right now. I don't have anyone to make this for so will probably make it in my favorite colors and then go from there. Love the pastels.

    Have to work this afternoon at the antique mall, so I will join everyone in the club car after 5. Hope everyone brought their favorite wine glass. If not, let me know and I will bring a few of my favorite glasses. (They are really water glasses that I have been collecting but who cares.)
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    Happy to catch up on my emails n saw the posting for the new mystery train. When I get home from Canada then check out my stash.

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    I have been very busy in the sewing car. Have had my head down in my work using a couple new techniques I havent done before. One was making prairie points and the other; An applique method posted in the quiltingboard.com/tutorials On Vintage machine applique method by MUV. If anyone would like to see the pillow you can click on the link to my facebook at the bottom of my posts and you should be able to view them on my page. Also Im up for the Bavarian cream pastries also..yum yum. A warm Heya..to anyone I missed joining the train and hugs to everyone returning. I love the thought of raspberry sherbet colors for a project..very cool.
    Have an awesome day!

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    TH? that's a great area we actually looked at a property on Butterfield ....I have some friends over that way and my family still owns some land by the firing center.
    My husband is a CA native, but while on vacation in the Valley, he fell in love with the area and has not stopped bugging me abt retiring up there. We've even been back a few times jut to look at property. We'll be in Ellensburg in June for my nephew's graduation and he wants to look around Ellensburg/Wenatchee now. He's retired, but I'm not.
    Been in CA 30yrs....and the longer I'm gone the more I miss it. It truly is God's country
    Thanks for the warm welcome!!

    I'm excited about the mystery train ride.......I've not been quilting too long so I'm always trying to find something new to try......
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    Hey, Everose, I'll be sure to bring my own wineglass...and maybe it will hold rhubarb tea as well? I like the glasses without stems...such a klutz with the stemmed ones. And they can be multipurpose! LOL Jenniky, why, oh why, did you mention raspberry sherbet? Now I want some! See you all soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapper View Post
    TH? that's a great area we actually looked at a property on Butterfield ....I have some friends over that way and my family still owns some land by the firing center.
    My husband is a CA native, but while on vacation in the Valley, he fell in love with the area and has not stopped bugging me abt retiring up there. We've even been back a few times jut to look at property. We'll be in Ellensburg in June for my nephew's graduation and he wants to look around Ellensburg/Wenatchee now. He's retired, but I'm not.
    Been in CA 30yrs....and the longer I'm gone the more I miss it. It truly is God's country
    Thanks for the warm welcome!!

    I'm excited about the mystery train ride.......I've not been quilting too long so I'm always trying to find something new to try......
    Scrapper..........you are not going to believe this, but I live on Butterfield Rd!! Can you believe that or what? It's a small world, that's for sure. I hope you have a good time at the Graduation & good luck finding a place to live in, for the future. Happy Mother's Day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Everose View Post
    Coopah, welcome. Yes this group is having a good time. I haven't been downstairs to look at fabric. Just running them all through the brain right now. I don't have anyone to make this for so will probably make it in my favorite colors and then go from there. Love the pastels.

    Have to work this afternoon at the antique mall, so I will join everyone in the club car after 5. Hope everyone brought their favorite wine glass. If not, let me know and I will bring a few of my favorite glasses. (They are really water glasses that I have been collecting but who cares.)
    Ooooh, Everose. You just gave me a great idea! What about Rhubarb wine? I could have some brewing in the back of the club car. Never made rhubarb wine before but I am sure it can be done. Gonna go look for a recipe ASAP.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Happy Mother's Day to everyone!! Happy Sunday if you aren't a mom!!

    Ok, I'm really hungry now with all the food and beverage talk. One request though. Hoping we have some other choices as I need to avoid rhubarb and black tea. They are on the list of foods that can contribute to the cause of kidney stones. I had a really bad case last summer- 2 stones, one had to have surgery for to "blow" it up and put me in the hospital for 2 weeks, (had a kidney infection and then got septis) and am so thankful I survived it all. It was a horrible ordeal, but I am fine now. Anyway, I love cinnamon streusel coffee cake and lemonade, so I'll bring them!!
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    Karen, I am so glad you survived the septis. That is what my mother died of. Terrible stuff. Happy Mothers Day.

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    Yayaquilts; cinnamon streusel coffee cake and lemonade my mouth is watering... I am thinking print out a reciepe and put it on my husbands computer keyboard..maybe he will take the hint and make me some... How about some of Everose's fresh raspberries to go in the lemonade. Are raspberries on your list of not to's ??? Im sorry to hear about your ordeal with septis, but Im glad you recovered and all better and here you are riding this crazy mystery train with the rest of us rowdy's. LOL Happy Mother's Day everyone..Im doing what I love to do most today..and thats quilt.. Was taking out to breakfast and then taken to buy some FQ's for my stash. What a beautiful day ... Hope everyone else's is the same. Hugs
    Have an awesome day!

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    Scrapper be sure to go to the L.B. International Quilt Show......excitement for sure, and right in your home town.

    HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to everyone and if you are not a Mom, then Happy Mothers Day to your Mom

    Hugs,
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    can't wait to start love doing mysterys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Ooooh, Everose. You just gave me a great idea! What about Rhubarb wine? I could have some brewing in the back of the club car. Never made rhubarb wine before but I am sure it can be done. Gonna go look for a recipe ASAP.
    there is a farm just a few miles from me that makes rhubarb wine - actually two types, a sweet version and a dry version. They also make red raspberry , blackberry and currant wines, plus red and white grape wines- oh, fiddle, now I want to go over there and see if they're open so I can get some. I could bring some of their wines, and my pumpkin butter, maybe some of my dark chocolate raspberry truffles -I'm going out with two other QB members next Saturday to a super-duper quilt store to find fabrics to go with the one I chose - actually it's the one I got in the ugly fabric swap, except it's not ugly, just wasn't someone else's taste, but I love it! I may just get the fabrics and work on the mystery once I finish my Boom squares - but I'll pop onto the train whenever I can - woowooo!
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    Greetings ladies!!! Happy Mother's Day! DH took Mom and I out for supper last night. Was so nice to avoid the hassle today. I looked at fabric this morning and I think I have come up with fabrics for the new mystery. I will post a picture as soon as I can.DH cleaned out all the old canes from the raspberries and now I'm going to get the rest of the beds cleaned. Mom is eating lunch so will wait until she can come outside and sit. It is so sunny and nice outside - wow what a wonderful day.The way it looks now I'm going with DH to San Jose in June. Does anyone know anything about the quilt museum there? The ladies have a tour of it on one afternoon. Talk soon. Everyone have a wonderful day!!!
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    I wanna play! I have not done a mystery quilt on this board before, but my LQS is sponsoring a 6 month mystery that I'm doing - we are on month #3.

    Please tell me if these fabrics will work. One picture is of the 5 I first pulled out - in order from left to right A - E. Then I thought there might be too much brown so I pulled out the mottled pink. So ... print out my ticket to ride, please!
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    JanTX-love your fabrics. I think they all work!! Still thinking...but leaning towards a "girl" quilt in pinks with yellow and peach colors. Won't decide till I get home though around the 25th!!
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    JanTx - your ticket is printed and you are invited to the club car any time you can work it into the schedule. I'm a fan of your colors. 6 months of mystery - wow that is a wonderful experience. We had a hard time getting clues every 2 weeks. Jen the coffee cake sounds wonderful along with the raspberry tea. Rhubarb wine - well we'll try anything once. I usually mix my wine with diet pop (DD hates to watch me do it - she says I spoil the wine), so will bring some pop along also. I did notice the neighbor has a big patch of rhubarb in her back yard. And she isn't the baking type, so I might ask for some.

    Made a big boo boo on the baby blanket that I was trying to FMQ. So now I have to think about what I'm going to do with that also. My new machine didn't come - darn. So hoping the first of this week.

    Take care ladies -
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    Six months of mystery may sound wonderful - and it's my first one, so what do I know? But ... it's a long time between clues. The first two had very little to do. I'm working on clue 3 tonight and it has more. I find I lose interest in between!

    Here's what I've done so far...
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Everose....can it be covered with applique......balloons wild and free, streaking across the quilt with ribbons flying loose


    balloons are the eaisest to applique and you could use real ribbons and sew them on both sides down so not a chocking hazzard
    Last edited by SunlitenSmiles; 05-13-2012 at 05:09 PM.

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    I just love a good mystery!
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    Jan, I like your first four fabrics. E is sashing and I'd like a stronger color than the pink mottled. The brighter brown with the pink Good and Plenty shapes on it doesn't play well with the softer prints, IMO. So I'd go with the first four and a more solid appearing bright pink for the sashing. I think you can wait on cutting the sashing until later in the mystery.

    I haven't played in my stash yet, nor finished the border on the last mystery. I need to take off the one that's on now. The tipped bricks are cool, but too wide for my daughter's space.

    I'm full of a Culver's Turtle Sundae so no wine for me tonight, but some herb tea would be lovely right now. Culver's has very good caramel. Ice cream lovers will have to try some Culver's frozen custard with caramel sauce when the train travels to the Midwest.

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    Irishrose: thanks for the completely honest appraisal of my fabrics! I knew that neither of my E's worked, but ... wasn't sure why. So I'll just wait on that one until further in as you suggest.
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    i'm already over committed, but i'd like to follow along! looks like a fun adventure! which end of the train has the club car? i'll bring crudites and ranch dip, as an alternative to all the sweets, and also a way to cleanse your palate. anybody bringing margaritas?
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Everose View Post
    Greetings ladies!!! The way it looks now I'm going with DH to San Jose in June. Does anyone know anything about the quilt museum there? The ladies have a tour of it on one afternoon. Talk soon. Everyone have a wonderful day!!!
    everose - enjoy that trip to san jose. i used to live there and now live less than two hours away. still have not gotten to the textile musuem. they just completed "quilt national", a big juried show that only comes here every few years. i dittzed around and missed it again. my understanding is that it is a great place to visit.

    hope everyone had a good mother's day. my son and daughter-in-law cooked chili verde and chili colorado for everyone. yummy. i got to bring some home.
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