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

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

      Welcome to the Quilting Board’s Mystery Quilt, designed for all levels of quilting abilities, from novice to expert. Enjoy the journey over the next two months!

    Your square will work well with a scrappy look, or with themed colors, or with a monochromatic scheme. You will be guided along your mystery tour toward making a 28” square. At this point you can decide if you want to add borders to complete this as a wall hanging (34”) or perhaps a crib quilt (40“ square). If you wish, you can make four or six or these 28” sections, and make a lap quilt. Naturally, you will need four times or six times the fabric for a larger quilt.

    The 28” square will be completed in five lessons, the first lesson being posted below, and the 2nd, 3rd , 4th and 5th sets of directions will be added to this thread every two weeks on 3/5, 3/19, 4/2 and 4/16. If you wish to go slower, no problem -- take your time, there are no Quilt Police to say you have to do this in two-week intervals. We all would love to see your pictures posted as you chose your fabrics and the mystery unravels.I have chosen the fabrics shown in the picture at the bottom of this posting. I picked the blue and orange floral first, then picked 4 fabrics to coordinate with it. The bright orange (color F - the little piece of paper didn't show in the photo) will be a dominant color and will show prominently in the quilt If asked, I will try and help you choose without giving away the mystery.

    Fabric requirements listed below are to make a 28” square. You will need additional fabric for borders if you want to complete as a wall hanging or crib quilt -- I would figure on yard more for the wall hanging, and “ yard for a crib quilt plus binding.

    Yes, there are 6 colors in this quilt, but not large amounts of each. I think you will be pleased with the results. Make sure your printed fabric measures 42 across -- some unprinted selvedges are getting wider these days, and you will need this width of printed material. (Or an additional WOF if you will need to cut an additional piece)

    CHOOSE YOUR FABRICS
    Color A yard
    Color B C D E and F -- yard of each

    CUTTINGColor A - cut one WOF (width of fabric) 2-” wide and three WOF 3-” wideColor B C D and E - cut one WOF 2-” wide of EACH of the four fabricsColor F - cut four pieces that measure 4-” x 9-”. Cut two WOF that measure 1-” wide

    Bookmark this page and check back thread on March 5th for Lesson 2. Welcome aboard the Mystery Tour Train.

    (approved by Patrice 2-20-2012)
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    Thank you for doing this Judy. I am in. Sounds like fun. I love mysteries.

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    Welcome aboard! Can't wait to see your fabrics when you have them picked out.
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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    I "might" join this Mystery.

    Could you please clarify ....

    About the colours ... Do you have guidance, such as lights/darks/mediums/brights/blenders/prints etc.
    or just choose 6 fabrics that go together?

    I also noted that you said F is a dominant ... yet that A is the one we need 1/2 yard.

    Thank you!
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    Here are the fabrics I am thinking. A thru F, left to right. Are these OK?
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    Oh this sounds great & I want to participate, too!! I will go & check my fabric's to see if I can come up with six that go together. Can't wait for the next lesson to get started!! Thank you for putting this together Judy.
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    This looks fun. I will check to see what will work for this. By responding will the thread come to my mailbox? I forget how to join unless I just look for it.
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    QuiltE - I just picked a print I liked and found 4 fabrics to go with it. The F color is most dominent if it is a dark or a bright because it will be in the center of the quilt.

    Florence, your colors are perfect!

    Sulabug, nice to see you again - been a while. Welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    This looks fun. I will check to see what will work for this. By responding will the thread come to my mailbox? I forget how to join unless I just look for it.
    It depends on your settings. This is what I do.
    1. Go to Thread Tools above the first post.
    2. On the Dropdown menu I choose Subscribe to this Thread.
    3. On the next page, go to Notification Type.
    4. I choose Instant Notification by email.
    5. Click Add Subscription.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    QuiltE - I just picked a print I liked and found 4 fabrics to go with it. The F color is most dominent if it is a dark or a bright because it will be in the center of the quilt.
    Thanks for the info ... one more simple question ... should A be a print?
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    Sounds like fun, I'm in. Now off to pick fabrics :-)
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    I don't need another project but this looks like fun. I'm going to check on fabrics.
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    I've selected my fabrics. Do you think these will be OK?
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    Paula, love your fabrics!
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    Your choice - anything goes that you like. And this is where the mysery comes in! It becomes a surprise.
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Thanks for the info ... one more simple question ... should A be a print?
    "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way."
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    They look great!
    Quote Originally Posted by emsunfire View Post
    I've selected my fabrics. Do you think these will be OK?
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    This looks like fun! I'm going to check my stash and see what I can come up with. Thanks for doing this mystery!
    Linda in Nevada

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    I think I might like to do this... am adding thread in case I decide to...
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmejudy View Post
    Your choice - anything goes that you like. And this is where the mysery comes in! It becomes a surprise.
    Thanks for the further info ... I'll look thru my stash!
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    This looks like so much fun! I am looking forward to participating and seeing what the end result is!

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    I am willing to give this a try. Am also doing a mystery quilt with my quilt guild that includes applique'.
    Last edited by kuntryquilter; 02-21-2012 at 05:04 AM. Reason: left out words.

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    me too, finding fabric

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    This looks like it could be really fun, I will have to look through my stash to see what I have!!!

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    I'm going to try this n look thru my stash today.

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    Searching my stash then off to shop for whatever I need to get this going. It sounds like fun and something I need to get me motivated. Thanks bunches for doing this.

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