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Thread: THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along wk 39 Sugar Bowl & Summer's Dream Discussion Page

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    Super Member JeanieG's Avatar
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    Did anyone else have trouble with Sugar Bowl? Mine is coming out way too big. When I sewed the triangles together, the corner square was too small. I recut it to 3" as that is what the triangles squares measured. Someone said the large triangles were too small, so I added the 1/4", which now measure up with the 3" triangles and square. Makes a nice neat 8" square before I add the side rectangles/triangle piece (which does not fit with the 8" side). Does any of this make any sense! Ugh. Think I'll go to bed, it is 10:40 here! It was going together so well, until I saw how big it was. I re-printed the pattern, thinking I had that wrong, but it came out the same size. I am thinking now that the small triangles are too big, and I should have left the large triangles like they were. Guess I'll have to unsew all that I have done. Think I'll PP this one!
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    JeanieG I PP'd my blocks and they turned our correct. sorry I can't help.
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    Try again, Jeanie, after a good night's sleep. Like Mirab I paperpieced mine and the pieces fit fine.
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    Jeanie, the triangles are both the wrong size. Here is how I figured it out.
    I used the corner block to come up with the correct size small triangle and when I sewed the side blocks together that strip was too short to sew to the large square made from the triangles so I squared the large triangles I sewed together by the length of that strip. I added the final triangle after everything else was together and squared it up and it came to a perfect 8 1/2.
    Hope this helps. Honchey also posted an alert a couple weeks ago that the angle side of the triangle should be 4 1/2 inches but the template is 4 7/8

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    Hi All, There are some boo boos in some of the blocks...QNS had some problems with the first petal of Floral Bouquet? We will be doing that one in a couple of weeks.. Sugar Bowl done with pping...no problems...Jeanie, starch your fabric...pin the large center triangles on the outside edge to keep from stretching...The long side especially because there's alot of give there...

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    Jeanie, I believe I made a post about this previously. the corner triangle is bigger than necessary... trim it to the size of the large triangles in the center of the block...that should do it...
    Last edited by Honchey; 10-06-2012 at 05:58 AM.

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    Yes, I had problems with the template petal in Floral bouquet, going left to right, the first petal "8", does not fit into that slot when you put it together...I did it the second time, carefully marking all intersection of lines, pinning it 'on' the dot, matching dots, taking my time sewing very carefully from dot to dot. Same problem. Rather than throw it away, I made a dart almost the whole distance from center to the outside and "fit" it into the slot. PP may be easier; and may not have that problem.

    Several blocks will be substituted in the quilt itself; and I would love to wait until we exchange our very special blocks before I set my quilt together....I will work them right into the quilt itself...as a big part of the PC trail together.

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    And I want my blocks signed by everyone using their QB name and date. Please. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    And I want my blocks signed by everyone using their QB name and date. Please. Thank you.
    Good idea, QNSue ... I had been thinking of the same! Of course, then I wondered if that was something that I'd missed and was going to ask closer to the time!! hhhhmmmmm? I thought I had my block chosen, but may just make a design change now!
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    Watch you language when you're around your grandkids, ladies LOL!!!! We all use abbreviations: DH, SIL, QAYG, FART, etc., and my family knows most of them, esp FART. I walked into Starbucks and heard a voice from across the room "hey grandma, how was your FART yesterday?" It was my DGS. His 3 friends, 3 customers, and 2 counterpersons just all stood there with their mouths hanging open!! I was beet red but explained to all what a FART was and everyone thought it was really funny. (I think I'm still blushing as I type this.) They were all good sports and DGS's friends were coming up with their own acronyms. The best one was CART--chick acquisition road trip; they were headed to the mall after class to check out chicks. So never think your families aren't listening when you talk; and they'll remind you of what you said at the most embarrassing time. I'm still laughing!
    I pray for peace today and hope I don't have to tomorrow.

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