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Thread: Welcome Aboard the Mystery Quilt Train - Never Too Late to Join the Ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntryquilter View Post
    Keep in mind this is my opinion. I would use the A fabric in another project that needs to be fussy cut. Then I would buy another large print red. The way you cut the A not a lot of the bird print will be showing.
    Keep in mind this is my opinion. I guess a lot of us have done it wrong, using potential fussy cuts, including PaintMeJudy, our Leader for this group.
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    I'm excited to get started Have to get my fabric picked out

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    about 4 more hours +/-

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Remember ... Patience is a virtue!!

    And to fill the time ... how about tackling a PhD?
    Ok, but remember it was your suggestion, BTW is he cute and would i have to wear shoulderpads and a helmet?

    You know we could be distant cousins, my Dad was born in London, Ontario, Canada
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    ok, finished 120 half square triangles into 30 blocks for my 'Greatgrandaughter to be' crib quilt....now the Mommie-to-be will arrange them the way she wants them ....... and then the FMQ (well after the borders and such) see I have kept sewing even while waiting for the train to pull into the station....checking scheduale, drinking coffee.

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    I'm going to try again, Finally the photo has uploaded hope it goes thru..I'm still debating between 2 fabrics to use for the focus......
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    wow they are lovley

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    Oh Honchey ... a beautiful bunch, just as I suspected! Looks like you have enough fabrics to make two ... or three ... or four ... or more!!!! How about every block made with a different combo?

    SunliteNSmiles ... *pat* *pat* *pat* ... good girl, for tackling the PhD/fabric! Much better results, than if it'd been the PhD/man, don't you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuntryquilter View Post
    Keep in mind this is my opinion. I would use the A fabric in another project that needs to be fussy cut. Then I would buy another large print red. The way you cut the A not a lot of the bird print will be showing.
    That is why I asked. I knew I would get an honest yet kind answer. TY QuiltE for 2nd confirmation. I do love this board. I'll have to wait again to start as I'm far from any quilt stores.
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    Oh Honchey ... a beautiful bunch, just as I suspected! Looks like you have enough fabrics to make two ... or three ... or four ... or more!!!! How about every block made with a different combo? I was thinking of combining them in a way using all the fabrics with 2 focus and then opposite accents to create a larger quilt???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    That is why I asked. I knew I would get an honest yet kind answer. TY QuiltE for 2nd confirmation. I do love this board. I'll have to wait again to start as I'm far from any quilt stores.
    ......

    or you could use F in the A spot......remember one clue was that the fabrics are not used in alphabetical order so in a couple of hours when the next clues arrive you could decide then..............what a great group !!!!!!

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    So, here it is, and we are off and running. Good luck, and have fun.

    “Finally!” I hear you whisper to each other. I know, I know, you have all been patiently waiting, (some not so patiently hee hee) and just this once, as promised, I will post a day early.

    Arrange the five 2½” strips in a combination that is pleasing to you.. This is the order I chose. In the first posting, As you can see, I only called the floral fabric A because I chose it first.
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    Use ¼” seams throughout - double check your measurements to make sure you have ¼” seams. Better to err a thread to the right, than to the left. Even if you are using a ¼” foot with an attached guide, double check - it may be a thread width off. I generally have to adjust my needle one click to the right to make sure I have a full ¼” seam. It is critical to sew the strips with the correct size seam allowance or you will not get a true square when the blocks are sewn together in lesson 3. If your seams allowances are off, please re-do. DO NOT TRIM the blocks into a smaller square or you will not get the upcoming parts of the quilt to fit.

    Right sides together, sew the WOF strips together until all five pieces are sewn. Press well, seams pressed the same direction, making sure you have no little “folds” on the right side of the fabric, as these little folds will make the pieced strips vary in width. Your piece must measure 10-½” wide. If you’ve adjusted your needle position, and your width is a teeny bit large, trim AFTER you have cut this strip into 10½” pieces.

    Cut four blocks 10-½” wide -- start as close to the end of your fabric as possible in order to get all four blocks to be a 10-½” x 10-½” square. This is where you would need to have used your additional WOF if you didn’t have 42” of printed design.
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    For clarification: When laying out our 5 WOF strips to be sewn together, it doesn't matter where we place Fabric A, is that correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Oh Honchey ... a beautiful bunch, just as I suspected! Looks like you have enough fabrics to make two ... or three ... or four ... or more!!!! How about every block made with a different combo? I was thinking of combining them in a way using all the fabrics with 2 focus and then opposite accents to create a larger quilt???
    And with Clue #2 .... just go for it!
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    So sorry having trouble posting to the thread this morning. Couldn't get it all posted together like I usually can do. Next set of instructions will be posted on this thread, the morning of March 19th.And for those of you who asked about doing your quilt scrappy, here is what I have done. This will be a lap quilt, and I have made 16 blocks. I probably will make another 8 blocks so it will be longer, but need to find some more “boyish” fabric scraps.
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    Yes, as it said in the first posting, you can arrange them however you want.
    Quote Originally Posted by yayaquilts View Post
    For clarification: When laying out our 5 WOF strips to be sewn together, it doesn't matter where we place Fabric A, is that correct?
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    well, i got up late today. only went to bed about the time ms sunliten smiles started posting. however, i am surprised to see so few postings since judy posted the instructions. where is everyone.

    going to have a little sumpin-sumpin to break my fast then get to cuttin and sewin.

    thanks judy.
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    PDCakM ... The boards are normally slowed on Sundays. Many people go to Church, or spend time with their families.


    SunliteNSmiles ... Lovely! So now what are you going to do for the next 15 days?
    Thanks for the I Spy Idea ... I like the cornerstones as mini spy blocks1
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    sorry the charity quilt photo was not supposed to be there and cannot edit it off

    heard you pdcakm......you night owl you.......

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    PDCakM ... I've found the Boards are usually quieter on the weekends ... many are at Church and/or spending time with their families. And maybe even, having quality time with their sewing machines?

    SunliteNSmiles ... Very Pretty!!!! Now what are you going to do for the next 15 days?
    Thanks for the I Spy Idea ....... I like the cornerstones as mini I Spy's!
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    quilte, i understand that many people have other priorities. i just don't understand why. lol. after all, this is first clue on a mystery quilt. how could any of life's petty interruptions, such as family or church, get in the way.

    and before someone wants to hit me over the head, i am just kidding.

    sunliten, want to be surprised that have yours done already, but i am not. as quilte says, "Lovely! So now what are you going to do for the next 15 days?"

    the small quilt you show is really cute.
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    All my fabrics were a different length(or width) even in the same fabric line so I had to make another short strip set to get 4 blocks but here they are:
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    pretty and artfully arranged PokerDiva........ thinking I should have moved my blocks before I took the picture

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