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Thread: The FWS Quilt-Along Week 50 Blocks 99 & 100 Discussion Page.

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    Super Member Honchey's Avatar
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    We are getting closer to our goal!! Hooray!! I can't believe just 6 more weeks to go for the completion (some of you) of the blocks. We still have alot to do tho... sashing and so on. Till then...back to the blocks. Anne

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    Anne, there's a real boost mentally for me to get #100 block finished this time! The end feels super close! Hoorah for all of us!

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    I love the Weathervane block-that seems to be my "go to" block when I need something quick to make.
    I'm loving unemployment-don't know how I found time to work before. Seems I'm busier now. One thing tho, I never know what day or date it is----except for Wednesdays. I love Wednesdays because that's when all the new block pics start coming out. So exciting. Can't believe we're at 100. Thanks again ladies for this educational and fun journey; looking forward to our next trip!

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    Womens christain temperance union was a group who tried to help the families of the town drunks and other charitible activities. Opposition called them the "old town biddies" running everyone else's business. Some were not comfortable with "charity" stamp on what was given to them;or the children were made fun of because they were wearing well known hand-me-downs. So I would like to think they did some good and some hearts were true to just "share" what they had extra to share.

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    Thanks QNS for the info. I thought they were just an anti-drinking organization (political cartoons always show them as battle-axes.) Great to know what good things they did. I think anytime women took up a "cause" back then threatened the menfolk so they had to make the ladies look like hysterical biddies. I guess we showed them--we can even vote now thanks to those battle-axes. (Sorry-I just love history and comparing then to now)

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    Okay Guys, I would like to know what you're doing with the scraps from the fabric you used for the blocks in this quilt. I, myself, used alot of scraps but most of it is from pieces larger than that. For some reason or other I really don't want to see it in another quilt so I'm going to make a rope rug from whatever I can get into 1' strips. I'm tired of moving the piles around. Anne

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    Umm, I put them in a box in the closet. You know, out of sight out of mind. Very easy to forget things at my age LOL.

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    I use Bonnie Hunter's Scrap system, so will be cutting the pieces into 2 1/2", 2", and 1 1/2" squares, and similar size strips if long enough. These I will add to my bins of similar sizes. I use the squares as "Leaders and Enders" matching light/dark squares together when piecing. http://quiltville.com/

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    I keep asking myself "what would the Farmers wife do???"

    so I am cutting all of my scraps into usable pieces to make a second quilt. I am determined to use every last scrap!
    this one will also be hand pieced :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    I keep asking myself "what would the Farmers wife do???"

    so I am cutting all of my scraps into usable pieces to make a second quilt. I am determined to use every last scrap!
    this one will also be hand pieced :D
    What would she do? .... she'd be off to milk the cows, separate the cream, make some butter, whip up food for the dozen men in the fields, stoke the wood fire, make a dozen pies, hoe the garden, pick the cukes and make them into pickles, mend the socks and clothes ... and find some time in the midst of all that to do a few stitches! :)

    Whew!!!!!!! I'm ever so glad that them things had a-changed, when I was The Farmer's Wife!

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