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From: susies1955
Date: 05-27-2005, 06:42 PM (1 of 16)
Mystery Quilt I did with a yahoo group.
I started it a year ago and just got it finished today.
northern NY
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From: esrun3
Date: 05-27-2005, 06:44 PM (2 of 16)
Very nice Susie! Love the colors on it. thanks for sharing it with us. :smile:
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From: Debby215
Date: 05-27-2005, 08:31 PM (3 of 16)
Great job on the quilt Susie, you should be very proud!! :up: :up:
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: Saydee
Date: 05-27-2005, 09:11 PM (4 of 16)
That is very eye catching indeed.
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From: shirleyp
Date: 05-28-2005, 01:39 AM (5 of 16)
Very nice quilt. Dosn't it feel good when you finish one.
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From: susies1955
Date: 05-28-2005, 04:33 AM (6 of 16)
Thanks gals for liking my quilt and oh yes it does feel so good to get it done.
northern NY
User: susies1955
Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 124
From: Mother in Law
Date: 05-28-2005, 02:54 PM (7 of 16)
Wow it is so nice. I wish I could do one of those. I am going to try and take another class at the end of July. A lady from our Sewing Guild invited us all to take a class at a quilt shop out in the country. Just so happens it's out where we are going to move hopefully soon. So........... I'm going so I can get in the click up there and I'll be able to know a few people when I finally get to move. Susie you mentioned you started this a year ago, how long does it take to do one block? This is my problem, once I start working on something I want to hurry up and finish it and that's where I get in trouble and give up. You give me inspiration to try again. I'll let you know if I start one and maybe you can keep me interested when I yell Help!

Great Job Susie. Very pretty colors you chose.
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From: susies1955
Date: 05-28-2005, 03:43 PM (8 of 16)
Mother in Law/Susie,
I "KNOW" you can make a quilt and not only just wish about it.
That is great that you plan to connect with some of the gals in the area you plan to move to.
You are much like me. Everything I do I rush at. I mean I am a bull in a china shop with whatever I do. That is one of my down falls as I think I have to have a six hour free span before I can go to the sewing room. I am now learning to go to the sewing room if I only have a small block of time and I am starting to calm down and to realize that everything will stay right where I leave it and it doesn't have to be done NOW. :)
I'm sure that class in July will be great and sure if I can help holler.
I have been quilting since October of 2003. I little over a year and a half I guess. At first it takes forever it seems to cut a block out then you learn to cut strips in the width of the fabric, lay three or more strips on top of each other and cut a bunch of the size squares etc you want and you get much faster at it. You will learn about all of that later.
Thanks for liking my quilt.
Hope you have fun,
northern NY
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Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 124
From: Sailorliz
Date: 05-28-2005, 04:31 PM (9 of 16)

I luv it, I especially like the colors. Since you have finished the quilt, what are you going to name it? It seems that quilters name their finished quilts.

Happy sewing/quilting/crafting

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From: susies1955
Date: 05-28-2005, 04:40 PM (10 of 16)
Thanks for liking my quilt. :)
I quess I'm not like most quilters. I don't name my quilts except to call the one I just did "The Quilt For The Blue Room". LOL.
northern NY
User: susies1955
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From: Julia's Nana
Date: 05-28-2005, 04:41 PM (11 of 16)
Your quilt is beautiful.......I love the colors and the quilting. It will really be stand out on a bed or hanging on a wall. You deserve to be proud of something like that!

Tell us more about the Yahoo group and the mystery part of it, please.

I have found that I get so much more done if I just go do a little at a time. My hubby works swing shift so if I just go sew for a hour or two in the evening things progress.................Too, I often sleep for about three hours and then I am awake for two or so before I can go back to sleep. You can make lots of progress at three in the morning!! :monkey:

Thanks for sharing, I love looking at other folks hard work...........

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From: Julia's Nana
Date: 05-28-2005, 04:45 PM (12 of 16)
If I name a quilt it is because it gave me headaches........I have one that has a extra long name because I took it apart about three times before I cut it into 6 inch blocks and completely redid it. I call it the #@!$$##@##$^^&%quilt..................and I say it with STRONG feeling! LOL
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From: Magot
Date: 05-28-2005, 04:48 PM (13 of 16)
It looks fab Susie, but how do you do it as a mystery quilt?
love and kisses, Jan
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DNA to order.
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From: susies1955
Date: 05-28-2005, 05:22 PM (14 of 16)
Norma and Jan,
There are several groups that do mystery quilts at yahoo. The one that I joined when I 'first' became interesting in quilting is called BeginnersAndBeyond BUT they generate TONS of email. They have over 4,800 messages a month. In fact I just went NO MAIL as I can't keep up. It is here:
There is one called QuiltTalk and they are very chatty too. Here it is: These groups only do Mysteries I think three or four times a year. I heard about a group that is ON TOPIC "mostly" and they do the same mysteries as the other two. It is:
SunBonnetSleuth. Here it is:
Now to explain the MYSTERY.
When it is decided to have the mystery say on New Years Eve. The fabric requirements are sent so you can get the fabric you need. Normally you can choose from Twin/Double/ and King. Then the cutting instructions are sent ahead of time too. You cut the fabric exactly the way written. It is normally put into glad bags or gallons bags with the Clue # written on it.
ON the day of the mystery. The 1st clue is sent and you do what is asked. The clues are sent throughout the day. Of course you can't keep up with them and you aren't meant too but you save the emails and go at your pace. It is fun. If you have any problems you write in and the gal will help you.
Most of them send in there fabric choices so the girl can tell you or not if they were a good choice.
Here is my VERY first quilt..........a mystery............and a queen. Still unfinished.
Hope that helps.
northern NY
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Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 124
From: HeyJudee
Date: 05-29-2005, 09:06 AM (15 of 16)
Susie, really like your "Quilt for the Blue Room" but I love your very first quilt...even though it isn't finished. When you do finish it, I'm sure you will be equally proud of it. Thanks for sharing with us.
TTFN from
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From: susies1955
Date: 05-29-2005, 10:35 AM (16 of 16)
Thanks for "loving" my lavender quilt. Of course that if for the "lavender" room. :)
I also would like to make a green quilt for the "green" room. I'm SO predictable. LOL.
Thanks again,
northern NY
User: susies1955
Member since: 11-07-2003
Total posts: 124
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