Honchey ... So good to "see" you! I'm sure I'll catch up on the Sandy-saga in an earlier thread! A cutie cowboy and perfect fabrics in the mix!
QNSue ... as always some great stories to go with your blocks. You have put so much thought into the selection of your fabrics for each. Oh the memories you have brought back for yourself ... and again, I sure hope you are getting these documented for DGS!
CarrieM ... great pair there! Your fabrics always look so warm and inviting. Is the 2nd the official one or a sub?
I'm getting confused as to what blocks are what for the week! Wish I had my pattern book here at the computer to check out Laurie's. BTW ... has anyone heard from Laurie?? Sure would be nice if she dropped by to join in the finale!!
JanRN ... Your colou/fabric choices are absolutely perfect! I especially like the turquoise one. And your quilting really enhances the pieced work!! :)
OMGosh Ladies, Those are fabulous blocks! Just stunnin'!!!!:thumbup:
Honchey...even when you were not well or dealt with Sandy, you kept us all "roped in" and on the trail just like the little boy in your block. I'm so thankful that you took us all on. I echo what Carrie said, I was not on FWS either but you all welcomed me on this Pony ride and I'm richer for it.
I'm looking forward to seeing your completed top, Carrie. Jan, what is the name of your sub block? It looks like it should have "y" seams but it doesn't.
QNSue...I'm across the finish line also and echo your question...what's next? I have the bonus blocks in process and those will be done and exchanged in January, right? Someone mentioned doing the 50 states and then there is Carol Doak and her 50 star quilt and those are all pp'd. I notice she also has a book Mariner's Compass Stars: 24 Stellar Paper-Pieced Blocks & 9 Easy Quilt Projects which could be interesting. Might be out of our comfort zone in the beginning but could be fun to work at together. Then there is the Civil War Diary which I believe has 150 6 inch blocks. I am still working on the FWS and am not sure I want to tackle another one with so many blocks. Two a week sounds easy but it usually takes me a day since I have to shift gears, sort fabric, and watch my p's and q's as I assemble it since it's a new pattern for me.
Welcome back QuiltE! I'm waiting to see all of your pent up quilting unfold. I can't imagine being away from quilting for so long.Attachment 376493
Lovely blocks GGal ... and yes, I am looking forward to getting back in the saddle too!
Originally Posted by gardnergal970
I just wish I could do it NOW!
HOW CUTE is this. I love it. great job.
Ggal, reallly pretty blocks, a great job as usual. Thanks for the compliments on mine. I did so many subs at the end I didn't know when to post what. Carrie & Ggal, the sub I used was called The Two Dollar Star from QuiltersCache; it's 8" and paper pieced and came out the right size.
I like all the ideas that you mentioned for our next project. I'm not sure about another civil war or old fashioned type quilt again like FWS & PC. I've always wanted to do a Mariner's Compass or New York Beauty or the 50 Stars but I'll do anything to keep hangin' around this campfire.
I went to my friend's quilting group (great group--they even fed me LOL) and they helped me lay out my PC blocks on large tables. It was so much easier than doing it on the floor--Patches seems to think he has to lay in the middle of what ever I'm working on. They were a great help in spreading out the colors/patterns so I'm anxious to start sewing it together. Too many other things going on right now but hope to start after Thanksgiving. I've also got 3 bonus blocks completed. I have to work extra the next few weeks--damn working gets in the way--but after Dec 1 I'll really get moving again on PC.
Ggal--I just looked up the "Mariner's Compass" book and it says there are 24 blocks named for countries...not sure what size the blocks are, but it would be one I'd be willing to do. The 50-stars one looks like fun...but of course I like pp'ing so I am open to other ideas too. :) I think it would be really great to keep making quilts "together".
Those are wonderful GG!
I have the Mariner's Compass book by Carol Doak. They are 12" blocks. I even have the fabric picked out ta make it. All in blue. I was gonna do it as a sew along on another board but never got started & now they are through. :( It would be wonderful ta do it w/ya'll instead. :)
JanRN ... glad that you now have your blocks in order, and ready to start stitching together! We've got to get you a design wall. I was SO thankfull to have mine when I worked on my FWS placements as I got a good view of it as I moved colours and block designs around. Maybe Santa would bring you one for Christmas? Glad it's not just me who has work get in the way of their sewing!! :D
Here are my last two blocks,
I love everybodys blocks, what a difference with everyones fabric choices.
I had issues with my final border fabric but I have resolved it now and hung it at our club venue yesterday, the most comments were "you made THAT" and "you're a sick puppy, look at all those little pieces".
I like the idea of Mariners Compass blocks, I made a Jinny Beyer quilt once a long long time ago that was a medallion with Mariners Compass'. I don't have it anymore I thinked it was loved to death.. It was all made with templates, long before I was introduced to PPing...