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Thread: Stash Buster Scrappy MYSTERY QUILT Mini-train Ride

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    Stash Buster Scrappy MYSTERY QUILT Mini-train Ride

    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-” 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 - yard - will be cut next week
    Color B - yard - will be cut next week (LARGE SIZE: COLOR A AND B -- 1- 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-” 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-“ x 4-“ rectangles. (Wasteful, I know, but I used my pre-cut 4-” blocks and cut off a 2-” strip, giving me my 2- x 4-” 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-“ squares already cut like I did, an easy thing to do would be to cut a 4- x 7“ piece, then cut off 2-“ giving you a 4-“ square and a 2-“ x 4-“ rectangle.

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


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    And away we go

    The train is ready to roll!
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    I hear the train coming and I am making a mad dash for the scrap bins.
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    Woo hoo Caroline, Welcome back!
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    Thanks Judy, I am going to make this as a Project Linus quilt.

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    Oh, that will be a great use of your scraps, Florence, some child will love it. So glad you are on board this train ride.
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    Hang on it's going to be a bumpy ride!!!!!!
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    scrambling thru a 'ton' of charm squares here (5x5's)

    figure I can do the 2 1/2 cut then trim to 4 1/2


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    Ack! I haven't finished the 3rd Mystery Train yet, and here I am jumping on board for yet another. TODAY I will finish assembling the blocks for the 3rd, and begin cutting/ finding the fabric for this one. I might not stay kept up, but I figure we can all catch up while Judy is off on her holiday. It's nippy here this morning so I have hot spiced tea with cheesey biscuits in the club car. Come join me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belfrybat View Post
    Ack! I haven't finished the 3rd Mystery Train yet, and here I am jumping on board for yet another. TODAY I will finish assembling the blocks for the 3rd, and begin cutting/ finding the fabric for this one. I might not stay kept up, but I figure we can all catch up while Judy is off on her holiday. It's nippy here this morning so I have hot spiced tea with cheesey biscuits in the club car. Come join me!
    One cannot have too many projects Belfrybat. My 3rd train top is not finished either and I am NOT feeling guilty at all, LOL. I will bring some butter and carrot marmalade for the biscuits. See you in the club car after I dig myself out of the scrap pile.
    Sweet Caroline

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    thanks judy im ready to sew. this my weekend to work so off to work i go
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    Well, Belfry and Caroline, I thought we might be on a diet train ride after the holidays, but guess that is not the case! LOL But I must say I am up for carrot marmalade for the biscuits. Sounds yummy.

    Welcome back, Esther, glad you are on board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    Well, Belfry and Caroline, I thought we might be on a diet train ride after the holidays, but guess that is not the case! LOL But I must say I am up for carrot marmalade for the biscuits. Sounds yummy.
    I will bring two jars of the carrot marmalade, one hot and one regular. I spice mine up with habanero peppers. I sort of like my sweets that "bite a bit".
    Sweet Caroline

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    climbing out of the 'charm' bin

    did someone say carrots

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    Happy I'm not the only one who's not finished the last train ride mystery. LOL I am plugging along tho. And boy do I have some charms in there and a whole mess of fq's that need to be used up. whoooooohooooooooo stash busting is fun. Thanks Judy Big hugs but nothing fattening from Retta on the FL Gulf coast, ohhhhhh cold bitter winds today

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    Cold today here, too, well cold for us. Low 30s and I think we had a freeze last night. Right now it's up to 40. I know, I know, you northerners are calling up southerns whimps. But I lived in upstate NY for 33 years and do remember the winters and I sympathize, honestly I do.
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    I don't know that I'll be anything but a bystander for this train ride, but I did bake a fresh Cinnamon Chip cheesecake for all! Looking forward to seeing the fabric choices!

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    Sorry to be such an ignoramus, but how does one " book mark" so they can find the thread? I'd join,but I want to not get lost on the train! I'll bring the coffee and the fruitcake( full of OR hazelnuts!)

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    Oh come on, frenchfry, join us, it's fun, in fact it's more fun than should be legal -- tell her, gals, all you returning riders know what a good time this mystery journey has been in the past, and I think will be just as much fun this time.
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    I too have oodles of 4-1/2" squares so I'm hopping on this train too. See you all in the Club car for awhile than off to my sewing room to get started. Let the fun begin. Hope to meet with some old friends and hopefully will make some new friends along the way.
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    I haven't finished the last one either as had to set it aside until the holidays were over.
    We were supposed to get together with the children and grandchildren this afternoon but with the weather forecast it was decided to reschedule to next Saturday. So, I have a ton of salad ingredients that I was bringing for today so will share with you instead. I need to get back to more healthy eating but also still have a lot of sweets left in the house that need to disappear so will also bring along some Maids of Honor.

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    I am going to jump on and hope I can keep up. I have a bunch of I Spy Fabrics from other swaps I think I will cut down to size. Do you think these will work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    Sorry to be such an ignoramus, but how does one " book mark" so they can find the thread? I'd join,but I want to not get lost on the train! I'll bring the coffee and the fruitcake( full of OR hazelnuts!)
    To "bookmark", you can click on Thread Tools (above the 1st post on a page, on the right) and then "Subscribe". You will be notified each time someone adds a post.
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    i'm on board, with a hamper of oven fried chicken. got the progam, and away i go. glad i caught the train.

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    Still working on the 3rd train ride quilt... it's cold and snowy today here in Cleveland so the gas logs are on and a quilting I will go! Have a box of scraps so I'm gonna jump on this train ride too! Woo Hoo! "I hear that train a rollin'!"

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