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Thread: Need Help! Farmer's Wife Block Size

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    Junior Member txstitcher's Avatar
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    Need Help! Farmer's Wife Block Size

    Ok, just finished my first block and the it measures a small 6 1/4" X 6 1/4". Are the blocks supposed to be 6X6 AFTER all sewing/sashing/quilt is complete? Or is the initial size 6X6 which will be 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" when quilt is complete?

    I'm SO confused. I just joined the Yahoo group but no one has replied yet.

    Thanks!
    Michelle

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    Super Member Val in IN's Avatar
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    I think they are supposed to be 6" finished. One of the ladies in my quilting group has done 2 of the complete quilts and she said that they are 6" blocks finished. So BEFORE sewing them together they should be 6 1/2". Hope this helps, good luck!
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    you might be able to get some help from the BOM thread here on the QB The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Quilt
    there are other associated threads in BOM forum also
    Nancy in western NY

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    Never heard of this pattern but it sounds interesting. Think I'll check it out.

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    Junior Member txstitcher's Avatar
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    I thought mine was probably a little small. From what I gathered in blogland last night it appears a lot of ladies had to re-do some of their smaller blocks. I'm off to rip! Thanks!!!
    Michelle

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    I think the secret of the FW block is scant 1/4" seams......

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    FWS blocks are 6" finished, so 6-1/2" unfinished.


    With the number of seams, you really do need to be precise on your piece cutting as well as your 1/4" seams. A thread plus or minus will make such a difference.

    There has been a whole series of threads re the FWS blocks, as several ladies did the quilt together on a 2 block per week basis. Here's a link to the finished quilts
    The FWS Quilt-Along Completed Quilt/Top Photo/Discussion Page

    Mine is at post #203

    There are still many working on the quilt, and posting to the appropriate threads ... so why don;t you join in on the fun as those who have gone before you still come to the threads as you post to oooh and aaah and help.
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    Thanks so much for the help, ladies! I'm off to chec out the FWS discussion page right now. I got some more 30's fabric in the mail today so I want to make another block! heehee
    Michelle

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