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Thread: OUR 7th MYSTERY QUILT TRAIN RIDE -- WHOO HOO!

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    OUR 7th MYSTERY QUILT TRAIN RIDE -- WHOO HOO!

    Slightly more than 2 years ago we jumped on board for our first mystery quilt, and here we are, at it again. Thank you so much to all of you who have been so supportive of my little mysteries. I think I enjoy doing these more than you, and am so happy that you have liked what I have come up with in the past.

    Today, Thursday, will be the first clue – fabric requirements. I will be at my daughter’s this weekend, leaving tomorrow morning, so want to get it to you today. But from now on, new clues will post Saturday mornings by 9:00 a.m. Pacific time zone, with week 2 being September 20th and week 8 will be Nov. 1st, the week of the final clues.

    Don’t feel stressed if you aren’t keeping up due to life getting in the way. The thread will always be here and you can refer back to it any time. But all new clues will be posted on this thread, so bookmark it for ease of returning to this spot. Week 6 is a shorter lesson and will allow you to catch up if neccessary.

    And with that said, welcome to all … new passengers and returning riders. The club car is open and fresh coffee and hot water for tea awaits. Can’t wait to see what goodies appear on the snack table. Confident beginners to advanced quilters are welcome. As always, for the beginners, I may give a bit more information than the more advanced sewers need, but I want everyone to be successful.

    At the end of week 8 you will have a quilt top of about 53” wide by 68” long, the perfect lap quilt.
    (Adding extra borders will adjust your quilt to a larger size if you want. Additional yardage for extra borders is not included below.) Someone asked in the thread from the #6 mystery for a quilt that could be decreased in size, if this pattern is a large one. This one can be adjusted but you will have to wait until the very end to see how it is coming together, so you can judge how much less fabric you will need.
    My fabrics chosen for this quilt top are shown below. Small to medium scale fabrics, solids and tone-on-tones will work best with this pattern. I have calculated my fabric needs on having 42” of useable fabric. A few extra inches have been allowed in each color.

    FABRIC REQUIREMENTS:
    Fabric A -- 44”
    This will be my only hint; I am doing the border with the A fabric and uses 16” WOF of the 44” fabric requirement. You will need additional 16” of one of the other fabrics and less of A if you choose to have a different border. You may wish to decide on the border at the end of the clues.

    Fabric B -- 28’”

    Fabric C – 18”

    Fabric D -- 44”

    Fabric E -- 40”

    I’ll be checking in a couple times a day during this first week to see if you need any help. Happy stash diving or shopping trips!

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    YEA! Thanks, Judy -- now I can go shop my stash.

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    welcome back, Belfry!
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    Thanks -- this mystery is coming at the right time for me as I've been in a quilting slump. But no more!

    BTW, I just put some breakfast tacos in the club car -- they are in the red cooler sitting on the first table. Help yourself.
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    Heard the train whistle. Jumped off the platform to pull from the stash. This is the hardest part, deciding on what to pull. I think I will finish my AM coffee first. Also making some Anise Biscotti to leave in the club car for everyone.

    Sweet Caroline

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    Yay, and a shopping I will go. I don't have much of a stash. Thanks Judy.

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    lots of you on board already, gonna be a good ride!
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    Count me in! Now to go stash shopping! I brought some cinnamon rolls to go with the coffee.
    Life may not be the party we planned for,but while we are here we should dance!

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    Whee! This is my first mystery and I am so excited! Now to go to my stash...................Hopped on the train to leave some hot chocolate packets, help yourselves.
    Good Better Best, never let it rest till the good is better and the better best

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    and off we go............there is a carton of dark chocolate dove bars hidden in the caboose...happy hunting

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    Wow, so much food already! But it is all yummy.

    Here is what I pulled from my stash -- if I keep these fabrics, I think I'll have to name this quilt "Wild Child".

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    im waiting in mo ok here comes the train ,im hopping on
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    Hey hey, I'm here, ready to go diggin', I'm sure I can find something amongst the gazillion yards of fabric I have..lolo Now on to hunt...yeaaaa Thanks Judy for another amazing ride..

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    Oh wow, Belfry -- FANTABULOUS CHOICES!!!!!
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    Ok, I just dropped by the club car and see that this will be another calorie laden trip! Had biscotti for breakfast and they were yummy. I found the hidden Dove bars and am making some of the hot chocolate to go with them. Gonna be flyin' on a sugar rush this morning!
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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    Now the cogitation begins--what to choose, what to choose...
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    Perfect timing; I've never done one of these. I'll find fabrics.....and there are gluten free Jaffa Cakes added to the biscuit tin beside the teapot

    Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    Wow, so much food already! But it is all yummy.

    Here is what I pulled from my stash -- if I keep these fabrics, I think I'll have to name this quilt "Wild Child".
    Belfry I'll take it when you are finished! So bright and cherry.

    I left some Half & Half in the car for our coffee and will drop off the rolls when they come out of the oven.

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    I'm in, want to get some all new fabrics from the shop, not stash! This may sound odd, but I haven't bought fabric for several years!
    maker of the 'Oh Dear Jane' Quilt, or should I say trying to the the maker of it?

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    I think I'll need to shop for this one, good excuse to go get some fabric.
    never hoped on the train b4, so this is new to me.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Would it be wrong to use a directional print?
    Dotty in NYC

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    for "C" can we use a busy print, or should it be a more subdude print?
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    sounds like fun... i should start looking through my stash tonight.

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    Welcome aboard everyone! I'm siping tea and had a 100 calorie snack of dreamy clusters, (Crunchy crisps and creamy caramel drenched in dark chocolate). I left the rest of the package to share. Enjoy? I'm checking my stash and have a few ideas of color combinations. Decisions, decisions. My next few days project.

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    Already digging in my stash now that I know what the colors are. I wanna ride this train then slip away to the club car soon. Enjoyed #6 ride so here goes again.

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