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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    Elizabrat..yup,I cut the back off the flying geese off,sewed em together and made hst out of them,sewed them together into strips of 12 . Now you know why I needed a thimbleful of wine. I have never made a mini project,might be the start of one.
    I give quilts to homeless folks who prefer ugly as they are less likely to be stolen.


    Francine you are started on a doll quilt wheather you know it or not....giggle....and they are addicting

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...es-t58629.html

    Someone PMed me asking about a reference I made to my flower face quilts, and someone else had made a comment on the thread, something to the effect that they didn't think scrappy would look as good as this did, using large scrappy blocks. Wanted to share what I do with all those 4-1/2" blocks I cut.
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    Judy, your flower face quilts are adorable. I'd have a hard time giving one away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanieW View Post
    I think I may be the slowest stitcher on the train. Just when I get on a roll, life gets in the way. I am half done, but thought I better get a picture posted while I have a chance. I love this pattern.

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    Love the blues and yellows. Beautiful quilt.

    Waiting for clue #3.

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    Thanks, Irish, I think I've made about a dozen of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    I'll get it figured out for the 4: squares and post sometime on Saturday.
    Thank you Judy. I love this pattern and would love to make another one from the 4 inch squares that I have.

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    Judy, your flower face quilts are adorable. Lucky people who get one of those cheerful quilts!

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    Esther your yellow and orange makes me smile every time I see the picture. That is one happy quilt!

    Judy your flower faces are adorable.
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    Hey everyone, I want to join in again. Well, I didn't get my 3rd mystery train top quilted at Christmas as Mom had a quilt on her LA frame and she has many more to finish. So it got packed back home and I have not done any sewing since then. I'm late at the station but want to join in on this one. I have some 9 patch blocks already made so I may use them for clue one. Will have to check when i get back in the sewing room tonight.
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    Well I decided to jump in at the last minute (like last Saturday) and here is my finished so far quilt along with the Coronado 040 vintage machine I stitched it on. She is like to Featherweight on steriods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by createfourpaws View Post
    I love your quilt. I am with you on making it bigger. I will see what happens when we get the next clue.
    Yep, same here.
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    scrappy

    Got some of it done today, still have a long way to go but you can see how the strips will work.Name:  DSCF1025.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    Oh wait, does it count if I had to buy batting? Nah. Not many of us keep a batt stash.
    One of the best gifts my DH gave me for my birthday a few years ago was...a roll of batting! One of those big ones; it had to live in the entryway hall in the corner, where it stretched to the ceiling. When I had a quilt ready, we'd maneuver the roll out of the box and cut off a piece as needed. I just used the last piece of it recently, so now he knows what to get me for my next birthday! I, too, have quite a few cut off pieces that I *could* sew together, but I really don't enjoy sewing batting together, so I try to only use these for smaller projects.

    I'm SO blown away by all the *gorgeous* quilts on this thread. I can't decide if I like the dark stars better or the light stars, or the different color stars. Just seeing all the different colorways is a total thrill; I love them all! Thank you every one of you who have posted a photo to the thread!

    Can't wait for that last clue. I might not be so speedy as I was with the first two, now that the school year has started up again, but I'm ready!

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    I will probably donate mine to charity. Not because it is ugly but because I don't need any more quilts here. Also I donate several to charity every year. This quilt is not to my tastes but my SIL was here yesterday and said she would be back to steal it in a couple of weeks. I got on here to look for directions for step 2 but got distracted by all the quilts on here. THey are all beautiful.
    I am not a scrappy kind of girl but I am kinda liking this. I will have to check out Bonnie Hunters site to see her scrappy quilts.

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    Judy, I read the reference to the flower face quilts. Now I must see them! Please direct me! I need to get my sashing cut and sewn so I can continue. Still have company which includes my 3 week old and 4 year old grandchildren. Not much creative time here besides trying to keep the little ones happy and out of trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyjunker View Post
    Judy, I read the reference to the flower face quilts. Now I must see them! Please direct me! I need to get my sashing cut and sewn so I can continue. Still have company which includes my 3 week old and 4 year old grandchildren. Not much creative time here besides trying to keep the little ones happy and out of trouble.
    Click on the title "Flower Faces" in Judy's post (#552)
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    Those are such pretty quilts. I think your old machine must be an angel for you to use it for quilting. I know very little about the old ones only one quilt ever made by me on a tredal? machine it had the foot pedal lots of leg pumping lol probably end up with one pretty leg if I had a machine like that. what to do with the other fat leg not so sure.. guess wear those skirts that come up higher on one side than the other. Yup thats the ticket. ok bring'er on. I can take one good looking leg. better than the pair of less than stellar ones I have now
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    Ok ladies. I feel like a hobo huddling in the storage car. And I've been with you from the start but had to finish another project. SOOOooo here I am ready to join in. I've started cutting my first squares and I'm over half done for the 12- 9Patch. If I have enough variety I may go to 16 and make it 4x4. Let me tell you why and get your opinion.

    Two years ago this summer my 90 yr old DMIL gave me her stash of 30 some odd years. My hubby had to rent a Uhaul to transport it from Idaho to Texas. The idea was for me to make each of her grandchildren (23) and children (6) a quilt from her. It's washed and folded nicely in some cupboards which I love to open wide, and stand back, and just admire, it smells so so good. LoL I have not been able to cut it. Silly huh.

    With all my love I say...grandma's not getting any younger. I thought I'd use this Judy Mystery to dive into Grandma's stash and begin. It was super hard to cut one 4.5" square off each of her pieces. So I am cutting a lot of 4.5" strips to be used in the next quilt? I'm just over half way to 108. Grandmas stash has many solids so I think I'll make each star a different color.

    My question, dear QB friends, how big is big enough? They can't be huge or I'll run out of stash. But it should, IMO, be larger than baby. This is a difficult project for me. More difficult than I imagined when I approached DMIL with the idea(which she loved). Because, what would happen to her stash anyway.....after she's gone?

    I need help....
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    SheriR, why don't you finish just one quilt? After Judy's final clue you will know what size it will be. If you don't feel you will have enough fabric from Grandma's stash you can highlight the fabrics in the 9 patch blocks and purchase other fabrics for the sashing. I personally think that a lap or throw size quilt is the way to go. Most everyone will use that size.
    Sweet Caroline

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    SheriR, I'm no expert by any means. I make most of my quilts lap size (charity quilts for dog kennels, for retirement center residents, etc) to approximately twin-bed size (car quilts, kids quilts, quilts for hospice, etc). These are easier for me to hand-tie or simple machine quilting. I have not made any for my bed yet but I see some beautiful ones here and other places .... someday that's my goal. In the meantime I have a stack from my great grandmother and others to love.

    I decided to participate in this project because it peaked my interest and to see if I could follow blindly. Sorry to say I'm having difficulties sticking to just these directions ... I just can't help myself from altering them, if only slightly. I am having fun though seeing the variety of quilts produced. You all are superb!
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    Quossom, I have a roll of Warm and Natural I bought a while ago and it too sits in a corner. They do take up a lot of room! It's finally become a manageable weight! I hated to buy the poly thin batt for the king star quilt but needed something lighter weight.

    Meanmom, I donate a lot of quilts to charity made from a stash given by a friend who no longer quilts, because I really don't need any more either. But I love to make them!

    SheriR glad you have decided to un-lurk! And I love the idea of your stash being used for the family quilts, it is a great idea. But if you rented a UHaul to bring it back, I doubt you will run out of fabric! As to size, depends on what you want -- lap quilts are nice, the suggested size I've read on those is about 60 x 72, but doesn't need to be that big. Would take forever to make that many big quilts!
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    I save my batting scraps also. It all gets used eventually. I am making a QYAG quilt and am using a lot of the saved batting strips for it. If the pieces are really small they go in the bits and pieces bag to use as stuffing. I also use the smaller pieces like cotton pads for cleaning my vintage sewing machine. Nothing wasted!
    Sweet Caroline

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    Everyone's quilts are looking so gorgeous! I am ready to start cutting my A and B. Mine is scrappy but with Depression fabric I bought for a swap and never worked with before, and it is really starting to grow on me. I chose a purple and a yellow for the A and B but pictures taken with my phone are too large to upload. I will need to snap them with my camera and then upload later. I have a MAC and have a hard time finding where I can resize the pictures.

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    i sure hope this train gets to the station soon. i can hardly wait. the site seeing has been spectacular, but oh, my, can't we go just a little faster? how about another clue judy? wouldn't you like to see some results before you go on vacation? xoxoxoxoxo

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    Slow but Steady

    As the flu is just hitting our house I am making progress but it's slow. I planned on making a King quilt too, I have made 36 blocks, and have my clue 2 pieces cut.... posting a few of my blocks in pick one, pick 2 I have placed my Clue 2 fabrics to get an idea of my colors. I am thinking of throwing in a few yellow/gold stars and orange to add a little spice! Will hopefully start sewing tonight....
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