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    I finished the top! She's all ready to quilt, I even have the binding ready, which is scrappy. I purchased a jelly roll of the fabric to finish this; I just didn't have anything for the border in my stash. I love the way it turned out. I will use lavender for the back (the picture with backing/binding is more true to the colors). Gosh I love these train rides! It is so fun to see everyone's fabric choices, each quilt is so unique. See you on the next train.
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    Well, with the rain most of the day and too muddy to work in the yard I was able to get my top together. I did scrappy from cool colors and did throw them all in a bag and just sewed what came out. First time for that. Not sure when I will get to quilting it. But it was lots of fun. Thanks so much Judy. I will be making some of the smaller ones for cuddle quilts to donate. Still need to work on those flying geese. Only a couple of points cut off but most are too short the other direction. Not sure what you call the point not being up to the seam.

    Should get a back for it before I put it away.

    See ya all on the next one I hope.
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    Here is my second top. I wasn't too sure about hunter orange and camouflage, but the combination has grown on me. Now I need to take a break from this ride and go finish train ride #3.

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    Sorry! I messed upand got my completed quilt posted in the pictures department. There are 2different entries Look for those listed by francie yuhas. This is my first attemp at posting; thank goodness my quilting is better!

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    I havent been back in a while but wanted to say I am so impressed with all these quilts. Some are striking some are soft and girly some are real 'old fashioned' looking your right like what was in grandma's closet. I love that title. I have never named my quilts I guess its a common thing to do? a new concept for me like when I hear people are naming their machines. I will have to think on this I am excited to see what our dear pal Judy whips up for us. I think she is lounging around some pool somewhere and a pool boy is bringing her exotic drinks and misting here with a little spray bottle while she reads an elm street novel with her big flowered hat. Yup that is what she is doing I am positive.
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    This was such a great ride. I produced a great quilt , I can't wait for the next one. Will there be a new thread for the next train ride? I am new to the board by a month and I am still learning my way around.

    By the way Judy, My aunt cried when she got her quilt. Thank you for the great pattern and easy to read instructions.
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    finally finished the scrappy top last night..first scrappy for me, had to adjust thinking...if someone comes over today I will photo it and post....so now back to the 3rd mystery quilt which I work on each day also....just cannot decide if I want one quilt or two small, and if I want to alternate the blocks, or just make small quilts of the matching blocks....or, what, so just keep making more blocks, looking at the stack, guess it would be three small quilts now.....addicted to the Irish Chain.

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    Lisa there will be a link to the new Mystery Quilt in Feb. (I think) and it will be posted on the quilting board and probably the link will be posted here....as in the past.....we 'visit' back to the previous mysteries.....

    Three cheers for Judy !!!! these are so much fun !

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    Finished the top! I made 20 9-patches and it measures 72x87. I will be adding a matching black and beige border. Look closely at the very top. Out of all the 3- 2 1/2 X 4 1/2 pieces I put together for the outer frame, of course I had two that matched up to the 9 block below. OY! I didn't notice that until I was sewing it together. Oh well... I think my youngest son is going to receive this as his Christmas present this year. He really likes it, as do I. Thank you Judy for this train ride, it's been a lot of fun for me. I'll post this pic over in the picture section for others on the board to view there.

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    Wow these quilts are so nice! I'm st trying to decide what extra borders to put on mine to make it just a little bigger. While that thought is percolating I've gone back and done the second train ride one. It was for my BFF but DD liked it so much but wanted different colors so I did one for her too. Added a third round of star points and plain borders on the ends to hers so it would be the size she wanted. Now getting revved up for the next one! Hope it begins soon.

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    I've finished my top but quilting will have to wait till we get home from SB XLVII. I posted on the other thread as well.
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    My Mystery Quilt top is also finished!! It has been for a few days, I just haven't been able to get a picture posted. Thank you again Judy for the great mystery train ride & I will be looking forward to the next one. Hope you are having a great vacation!!
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    Sulabug that turned out really pretty, all those little florals...it looks so "springy"!

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    What a great quilt Sulabug, love it!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Thank you ladies for your kind words. I plan to have it finished for a graduation gift this year, for my wonderful Grand Daughter. I sure she likes it as much as I do.
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    It’s Done, my first mystery quilt! And I even finished it before the end of the month. Thank you, Judy for a great learning experience. My geese kept getting better and started flying in the correct directions by the border. I used up some of my stash, not much, and learned which of my fabrics I should not use in the future for some projects. I enjoyed reading all the posts and I envy all the quilts I have seen finished. Soon I will try to learn how to do the quilting on my ziz zag machine I don’t use that one often. I like my old Montgomery Wards, It goes forward and backward and like the bunny keeps going and going, my faithful friend. Now onto some BOM’s Name:  DSCI2825.JPG
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    Judy and all the others thank you again for the inspiration and help I received. This is fun! now if I can only quit my day job I could make sooo many more quilt tops.


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    The yellow and red is pretty.
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    Everyones tops are awesome-- but happyjunker I love the way your sashing color and star color makes everything pop !! I now have 4 of these I want to copy !!



    Quote Originally Posted by happyjunker View Post
    Finished the top! I made 20 9-patches and it measures 72x87. I will be adding a matching black and beige border. Look closely at the very top. Out of all the 3- 2 1/2 X 4 1/2 pieces I put together for the outer frame, of course I had two that matched up to the 9 block below. OY! I didn't notice that until I was sewing it together. Oh well... I think my youngest son is going to receive this as his Christmas present this year. He really likes it, as do I. Thank you Judy for this train ride, it's been a lot of fun for me. I'll post this pic over in the picture section for others on the board to view there.
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    Mine is together though I am adding a narrow border right now. Any one have any simple ideas on how to quilt the 12x4 areas? My skills are limited, but I'm willing to try something. I called my daughter and asked her not to come this evening so no picture right now. We are fogged in. If I were ambitious, I'd go clean the storage area to see if I can find the USB cords that came with my camera.

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    Thank you carrot! It feels very country/homesteady-ish to me. I am very happy with it. I must say, I really do like the red stars on dedemacs! There is another quilt posted with red stars that I really like too. They all came out so different, and very pretty!

    Can't wait for the next ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    Hope on board the Mystery Quilt Train and enjoy this short ride! Welcome to all passengers, returning travelers and first time mystery riders. We had a blast the last three train rides, so settle into the club car, grab a snack and something to drink, and away we go.

    In January we all seem to be in limbo or at odds with ourselves. The holidays are over, and whether good, bad or indifferent, there usually seems to be a bit of a let-down by the first of the new year. So, let’s do a quick mystery quilt to rev up our spirits and get us through January. This was designed as a child’s quilt and finishes at 40” x 56” (perfect size for Project Linus) but can easily be doubled to about 56” x 72“ for a nice sized lap quilt. Just double the fabric requirements, and I will let you know as we go along how many extra pieces to make if you are doing the larger quilt. I will put the larger directions in parentheses and in caps to make it stand out. Hope it doesn’t confuse anyone.

    Today, Clue 1, you will get fabric requirements, some cutting, and assembly of a few blocks. I think this will be enjoyed by all levels of quilting experience. After all, most of the fun is trying to figure out where this train ride is headed! Clue 2 will be given next Saturday, Jan. 5th, and the final clue on the 12th and I will post by 9:00 a.m. MTS. All clues will be posted ON THIS THREAD so bookmark it for easy access, for whenever you want to check in. I know it will sometimes seem like a lot in one clue, but you can do this at your own pace. I need to get all the clues posted before I go on vacation. And nothing says you have to have it done by the time I get back online, probably on the 28th.

    As in the past, I will try to help answer questions about the A and B fabrics, or you can wait until next week when you will find out how the A and B will be used.

    For those of you who want to go completely scrappy, I am not going to write the directions out, but you will see what needs to be done after you read Clue 2. Color A can be substituted with scrappy if you plan your scraps right, but I would suggest Color B be kept as a single unbusy pattern, or you will lose the pattern of the quilt top. You will need the same yardage for Color B for this version, and just a lot more scrap pieces in place of the A fabric..

    I am using 4-½” blocks, simply because I have a box of them. They are cut as I accumulate small pieces of fabric not big enough to bother keeping, and then use them for the scrappy flower quilts I make.

    So, you will need the following --
    Color A - ¾ yard - will be cut next week
    Color B - ¾ yard - will be cut next week (LARGE SIZE: COLOR A AND B -- 1-½ YARDS OF EACH)
    I have used 2 colors with strong contrast. I did not use any of colors A or B in my scrappy blocks.

    From the picture, the gold fabric is my color A and the light is color B.

    You will need 54 (LARGE: 108) assorted colors and patterns of scrap fabric cut into 4-½” squares, the more different fabrics, the more attractive your quilt will be. (I was lucky enough to have 54 different patterns.)

    Cut 44 ( LARGE:60) assorted colors and patterns of scrap fabric cut into 2-½“ x 4-½“ rectangles. (Wasteful, I know, but I used my pre-cut 4-½” blocks and cut off a 2-½” strip, giving me my 2-½ x 4-½” size, and discarded the leftover.)

    And you will need four 2-1/2" assorted squares for both the small and large.

    If you do not have the 4-½“ squares already cut like I did, an easy thing to do would be to cut a 4-½ x 7“ piece, then cut off 2-½“ giving you a 4-½“ square and a 2-½“ x 4-½“ rectangle.

    Using accurate ¼” seams, make 6 (LARGE: MAKE 12) 9-patch blocks from your 54 (108) assorted 4-½” squares, and press well. They will measure 12-½” square. Adjust your needle position if you are not getting a ¼” seam. See the second photo.

    I guess that’s enough work to keep you busy for this week, see you a week from today for the next clue. Have a happy new year, and now you have something to do this weekend if you aren’t a football fan!

    Approved by Patrice 12/16/2012



    Thanks Judy

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    ok, no one has been by, to hold the quilt up to photograph, so today I took it to the park

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    the butterfly fabric on the top is what will be the backing.....bought it more than 5 years ago and never figured out what to make with it...but it is perfect with this top.......very first scrappy quilt but it will not be the last..My plan for quilting the 12 inch sections is to stitch in from the edge about 1 1/4 inch and then echo stitch. the 9 patches will be crosshatched and the stars will have 3 or 4 rows of echo stitching with the points flatening and becoming a circle in the center of each star. that is my plan...the quilt will be for my greatgrandaughter Julia...when she is a girl scout and camping...she is almost 7 months old now so I better get with it. Oh, the 4 inch green border is the last of scraps from my avatar quilt and I have just enough of the green used in the 41/2x12 pieces to do the binding.
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    SunlitenSmiles I really like it, love the dark sashing rectangles with the yellow stars. I may have to do the same with my quilts when I take pictures in my sewing space always turn out dark and yellowish .
    ​Christine

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    Very pretty sunlitensmiles! Love your happy yellow stars with the dark green.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunlitenSmiles View Post
    ok, no one has been by, to hold the quilt up to photograph, so today I took it to the park

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    the butterfly fabric on the top is what will be the backing.....bought it more than 5 years ago and never figured out what to make with it...but it is perfect with this top.......very first scrappy quilt but it will not be the last..My plan for quilting the 12 inch sections is to stitch in from the edge about 1 1/4 inch and then echo stitch. the 9 patches will be crosshatched and the stars will have 3 or 4 rows of echo stitching with the points flatening and becoming a circle in the center of each star. that is my plan...the quilt will be for my greatgrandaughter Julia...when she is a girl scout and camping...she is almost 7 months old now so I better get with it. Oh, the 4 inch green border is the last of scraps from my avatar quilt and I have just enough of the green used in the 41/2x12 pieces to do the binding.
    Wow! That's a great quilt for a Girl Scout to be!

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