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  1. 16th Mystery Quilt Train Ride Begins Now!

    by , 01-28-2017 at 03:33 AM
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    I have joined the train ride but didn't get to post my fabrics here they are..My medium color is a soft green but am rethinking and might do a red..what do you think???
    I think the soft green would be pretty. If you chose the red, do you think it would register as your dark color?

    I vote for the green. The thing is it is what you like best My light fabric is the same as yours
  2. Border 2 almost done but I seem to have lost 2 4 patches

    by , 01-27-2017 at 08:47 PM
    I swear I counted everything before I started sewing the border. Well to be honest, I counted everything when I was done step 1 which was months ago and maybe 2 of my patches grew legs and walked in the meantime. Or I miscounted how many pieces I sewed together in my top, left, bottom, and right border 1 or border 2. Maybe I'll find the 2 missing patches when I start to sew the borders to the quilt top. And if tonight has taught me anything (other than how to rip out seams again), it has almost ...
  3. Border 1 made but not sewn to quilt yet

    by , 01-26-2017 at 09:01 PM
    Spent tonight working on the 1st border, ripping out, stitching again. I think I'm happy with all 4 sides now. Haven't added it to the quilt yet because I'm still debating whether I want my constant stars to be neutral in the center. Think I'll measure my bed and debate within my own mind if I'm going to add more magenta to the quilt. I think I need a bigger design wall too. I can only fit 3 columns on the current one and that doesn't include the sashing strips.
  4. New Quilting Bee 2017

    by , 01-26-2017 at 08:09 PM
    My first block to post. I can see I need more practice.
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  5. Spent more time ripping out than I did sewing

    by , 01-25-2017 at 10:51 PM
    Tonight I put my 32 paired 4 patches together. I also did the 27 and 29 blocks for the top and left side border. Then I didn't like how they looked so I took them all apart. On the plus side, I did get 4 columns of big blocks with the sashing in between sewn together earlier today. And I've come up with a better layout for my border which I'll start tomorrow, if I have time after La La Land.
  6. Horizontal seams done on 25 blocks

    by , 01-24-2017 at 08:23 PM
    Spent today ripping out some stitching from yesterday and putting it back together better. Happy with the way my 25 blocks look now. I got the sashing ironed on all 40 blocks so tomorrow I can work on joining the sashing to the big blocks. It's easier to do now that I'm in the groove of knowing how to match up my seams as I sew. Took some getting used to.
  7. Time to iron

    by , 01-23-2017 at 07:30 PM
    I got all the blocks webbed together vertically, and all the sashing strips sewn. Tonight I spent ironing the 25 unit blocks according to Bonnie's directions. And I managed to sew 4 of them together horizontally. That leaves only 12 more to iron and sew, and 39 sashing strips to iron...I think I need to start working on my quilt earlier in the day if I ever hope to finish. After messing up row 1, I decided to work on row 4 so I could hide my mistakes (oops, I mean practice) at the bottom where ...
  8. Large tote bag with dowels

    by , 01-22-2017 at 07:41 AM
    I saw this awesome large tote with dowel handles at the quilt show in Madison, WI that would hold a quilt. I have been searching ever since to find a pattern. I am new to this site and hope that quilters who are always so friendly will take pity and help me find a pattern. Thanks so much
  9. And finished the other 3 big blocks

    by , 01-21-2017 at 08:36 PM
    Managed to get to the hospital, see the movie "Silence" and web together the last 3 big blocks tonight. Haven't done the horizontal seams yet because I wanted to wait until I got them all webbed together and finished the 40 sashing units so I could figure out how to press each row. All in all it's been a productive day.
  10. Done 13 big blocks - En Provence

    by , 01-21-2017 at 05:34 AM
    I got a lot of sewing done yesterday, 13 blocks in all, webbing each one together as I went. My design wall isn't big enough to hold them all. So I'm staging them on the cutting area and carrying them down to sew them. By the time I come back up, I've usually forgotten which yellow I used. Pictures of my progress are below. The blocks for the far right side of the quilt are piled on the back of the chair in reverse order. And the block on the top left will actually go on the bottom left in ...

    Updated 01-21-2017 at 05:43 AM by ddtrina

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