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    It's looking good! I've cut all the necessary pieces for this week's clue, am now to the point of marking the backs of the 2-1/2" blocks. I assume we'll only need to use a portion of the 96 blocks we cut, because 4 x 17 is NOT 96. The rest will be used for setting blocks? That's what I see in the pics.

    Had to cut an additional strip because I forgot an important rule of quilting: measure twice, cut once. I had cut one 1/4" too narrow.

    Also, I changed my dominant fabric for this clue because it just didn't work well with the design.

    After a visit to the dining car, I'll be ready to do the marking and piecing!
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    judy, i like the pattern also. nice way to use up scraps. i decided on black for my 'stars' at the intersections. using up my 'scrubs' material. truthfully, i have never seen any one in black scrubs, has anyone else?
    and i will try and share pictures later. have to go back and read. did i understand right, you are going to coasta rico? did i spell that right? i have heard wonderful things about the luxury vacations there. sand, and sun, and green trees, cheaper food, etc. have a nice time. when are you leaving?

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    Yes, Costa Rica, hola! This isn't a luxury hotels kind of vacation, and one of them was called rustic -- and we were told we would need flashlights to get around the grounds at night. LOL But I've heard it is a beautiful country. It is an all-inclusive land cruise, everything except the tour guides tip included, going from place to place, overnighting at different hotels, in a country half the size of Kentucky. Should be more people-friendly than the cruise I did alone, there will be a maximum of 40 people traveling together, much easier to make acquaintences with a small group.
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    My Fabric for Clue 2

    ​Brown print is fabric A and Cream with white leafy print is fabric B. I have been wanting to use the brown print in something for a long time. The cream print was in the stash, forgot I had it, LOL. Both fabrics were thrift store purchases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    judy, i like the pattern also. nice way to use up scraps. i decided on black for my 'stars' at the intersections. using up my 'scrubs' material. truthfully, i have never seen any one in black scrubs, has anyone else?
    and i will try and share pictures later. have to go back and read. did i understand right, you are going to coasta rico? did i spell that right? i have heard wonderful things about the luxury vacations there. sand, and sun, and green trees, cheaper food, etc. have a nice time. when are you leaving?
    Yep, I took my mother to the doctor yesterday and the doctor's aide was wearing black scrubs.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Loving how this is coming together! I decided I liked the look of the stars as a print and found the perfect one in my stash of scraps from a friend. Think the print must be from the early 70s as it looks very much like the one I had for the sashes of my bridesmaids dresses, only the colors are different.

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    Got my scrappy's finished and I've been working on the last train ride #3.

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    Thanks for Step 2; this one should keep me busy for a while.



    Tell me, what do you guys do with the little waste triangles from the stitch 'n' flip? I feel wasteful tossing them, but I know from experience that I don't enjoy working with them, either.

    Enjoy the trip to Costa Rica; it is a beautiful country. We vacationed there in '09, and had a nice advantage because my uncle and aunt own a place there, so we were able to stay with them and get a tiny bit of a local perspective, as well as enjoy some touristy stuff. It was the trip of a lifetime.



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    Stayed up most of the night getting step 1 done. Just love the accuquilt cutter. Made it so much easier. I cut our for 2 big quilts. I think for A and B I am going to do one scrappy and one not. Just love the pattern. It was one that I had on my to make list. Can't wait to get back to the sewing room.

    My daughter just make a chocolate cake with carmel frosting. There is enough to share. A quick bit to keep going
    :-)))

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    reesky, love your mystery #3 blocks! And of course your 9-patch also.

    Quossum, way to go girl -- you joined yesterday and have just jumped in with both feet! Beautiful picture of a beautiful country. I get to see it all from both oceans to the highest mountain, really excited.
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    And mora, too, she just joined yesterday, too, and is all in with both feet. LOL
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    step two cut out and ready to sew.

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    Quossum - forgot to answer you. IMHO only LOL

    I too, hate to waste anything, but I made this quilt to be a scrap buster, not scrap maker.
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    I just love this scrappy quilt. This project takes away 2 of my goals for 2013. Make a scrappy quilt and do the mystery quilt for the mystery train this year. I really enjoy reading, seeing, and getting ideas from everyone here. The pics I see all look great. I will catch up with everyone after I finish the mystery quilt from merry mayhem (planet patchwork). Only have to put the blocks together and border the quilt for that quilt top. A today and Tuesday and Wednesday project. Then on to this project. Off to my quilting room I go.

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    To Quossum, I sew the two pieces together to form 1/2 square, and I'm saving my scraps to one day make a mini quilt. I haven't decides on the final design, but that's what I plan to do with them. And yes I have lots of these scraps, in numerous colors.

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    ok now to go back andpage and catch up. sounds like everyone is happy so it must be good. argh I hate coming in the middle! oh goody get to pick fabricoutand has somethingto do with stars.. hum! sounds marvelous!
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    Elisabrat you're going to really have fun with this! It's coming together really nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
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    WOW.......speechless in Burbank........Just WOW...... HUGS, JUDY
    This is my first time doing a mystery quilt. This is a win-win situation. I will use all scrappy and 4 patch blocks for stars and high quality muslin for the sashing strips. Thank you!

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    I'm loving this...did not see the stars coming! Time to decide on A and B. :-)

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    Got my B fabrics cut... time to fix dinner then cut A
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    Sewsewquilter I love yours so far. I absolutely love batiks. I didn't use any in mine. I am having a hard time coming up with an A and B fabric. I feel One needs to be lighter than anything I want to cut up. I am really going to have to think about this. I really like this quilt. I didn't get any sewing done today because I was shopping at several LQS all day. I am working on a doll dress quilt that has smocking on it. I need tons of help on it since I don't know anything about smocking.

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    Smocking?? For me, that'a a blast from the past. I smocked several dresses for my older two daughters and a few for the younger two. The easiest was on gingham - another memory word. Now you make me want to make a smocked pillow.

    Loving the pictures. I have my dark cream for A, but no B yet. I'm thinking a dark red, which I don't have, but as this is a stashbuster quilt, I will find something else. Gold if there's enough contrast.

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    Wow, Irish - yes, blast from the past -- smocked yokes on gingham for little girls dresses -- made them for my DDs when they were little, in the early 70s. Loved doing it, it was easy and calming.
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    Smocking?? For me, that'a a blast from the past. I smocked several dresses for my older two daughters and a few for the younger two. The easiest was on gingham - another memory word. Now you make me want to make a smocked pillow.

    Loving the pictures. I have my dark cream for A, but no B yet. I'm thinking a dark red, which I don't have, but as this is a stashbuster quilt, I will find something else. Gold if there's enough contrast.
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    I'm on board but just barely. Used a couple of charm packs but, may regret before done. Will finish this one and than may do another that is truly scrappy. Everyone's blocks look great. I can't do pictures, but do enjoy looking at all those that are posted.

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    I love smocking, remember those smocked maternity dresses? I made one then when I had my daughter cut it up into a baby blanket, kept the smocking part for a pillow, oh what fun that was!

    I am still deciding on my A and B fabric.

    The 30's fabric, from what I can see with out taking the box out and no time for that~ looks to be not 30's but more like early 50's? not sure... But I have a great quilting group that has many many years of experience, I am taking it there when I get back from Oregon. But today I relax and work on my mystery quilt!

    Can't wait to see what you ladies come up with. Football is on the TV and I am really enjoying my sewing room. I think I will sew on the Mystery Ride 3 until I get to go and find my A & B fabric.
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