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Thread: The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Quilt

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    Yes, I had my Pony copy and FWSQ book done in Chariton,Iowa at Copy plus...$2.00 a book to bind them. I will read and re-read the stories & instructions. Love it. Also followed hints from QB group in FWSQ and put printed outline of blocks and templates into plastic sleeves in a notebook of each block. It is a ready reference at my finger tips in the sewing room. Yes, I am having fun even though my pictures of Pony Quilt will not up load. Working on that problem, continuing to cheer everyone on, and getting the blocks done to post whenever.

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    I,too, have problems with loading pictures, so I am just plugging along on my own enjoying what you all are posting. I'm with you in "spirit"...LOL! I was able to post one picture, but then the photo page refused to take my pictures, even though they were the same or smaller in my file size....Oh well, I tried.....

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    Yes I was thinking of 6" or 9".... 8" seems like such an akward size to me, the sashing seems to small as well..... I KNOW I just HAVE to be difficult :P

    so I guess in order to do that I will have to print each off and THEN resize. or..... stop complaining and just do it the way it is designed LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel View Post
    Yes I was thinking of 6" or 9".... 8" seems like such an akward size to me, the sashing seems to small as well..... I KNOW I just HAVE to be difficult :P

    so I guess in order to do that I will have to print each off and THEN resize. or..... stop complaining and just do it the way it is designed LOL
    There is a quilting software that allows you to scan in blocks and resize them. I don't have it but maybe you know someone that does. So many of the blocks are unique so they will be hard to find somewhere else in a different size.

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    Quilte: Welcome to the weekend. Hope your report went well yesterday and your sewing is productive today. I've been doing the FWQ...started in October...using Marti Michell's template conversion sheets and this last one was full of 1 inch 1/2 square triangles. They are pretty when done but getting them to all go the right way and stay the correct size challenges me. I hope there aren't too many more of those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel View Post
    Yes I was thinking of 6" or 9".... 8" seems like such an akward size to me, the sashing seems to small as well..... I KNOW I just HAVE to be difficult :P

    so I guess in order to do that I will have to print each off and THEN resize. or..... stop complaining and just do it the way it is designed LOL
    9 inch makes so much more sense to me too. Many of the blocks could be rotary cut if the measurement was 9 rather than 8. You could use Quilt Assistant to draw the blocks and print from that program instead. Unfortunately it doesn't give dimensions. I decided to stay with 8 inch. I figured that since I paid for the disk I should use it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    Quilte: Welcome to the weekend. Hope your report went well yesterday and your sewing is productive today. I've been doing the FWQ...started in October...using Marti Michell's template conversion sheets and this last one was full of 1 inch 1/2 square triangles. They are pretty when done but getting them to all go the right way and stay the correct size challenges me. I hope there aren't too many more of those!
    Thanks GGal!! ... all went yesterday, with the report being received well, the recommended changes sliding thru without hardly a bat of the eye! That sure made me feel good, as I havne't worked directly on a project with this person before, and wasn't quite sure how they would accept recommendations on work they'd done. And oh, I even found out later, that they recognized that I did more work than they'd anticipated (aka got more than their money's worth on that contract!!) ...... that they upped the payment that'll be coming! Yahoooooooooooooooo!


    I'd heard about the MMichel templates as one of the LQS' not far from here are doing it as a monthly GTG. EVERYTHING in that store is all about Marti!! I stuck with plain old rotary cutting for the first while and n ow it's pretty much all PPing as it solves the problem with all those tiny little triangles ... facing the right way, colours where I want them, and man-o-man talk about square squares and pointy points!!! Can't beat PPing for all of those things. I almost feel like I'm cheating when I PP and think of it as dot-to-dot meets paint-by-numbers ... almost goof proof. OK I'll confess, I have put on the wrong colour in the wrong spot, and yes, I have chopped off the wrong piece when trimming. All Operator Errors!!

    Yes, I'm trottling right along today with FWS blocks. There'll be some show and tell threads tonight or tmro morning with those. Then tomorrow will be all about PC with pics to follow too. So keep your eyes open!!!


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    Hi Y'all, I'm off to Calabash, NC tomorrow for 2 maybe 3 weeks....I have been busy packing trying to figure out what to take with me to sew on besides my projects...There must be something wrong with me...why do I have to cart so much stuff back and forth?? I kinda feel I need to keep alot around and I never get to it???
    Both my DH and I have been battling with sore throats,coughing and runny noses for awhile now and some warmer weather without the rugrats seems in order... I hope not to have a problem with the internet...I will be using my neighbors hookup on Tuesday evenings..oops, I forgot...Bingo is on Tuesday eves. So the posting will be either before 6 p.m. or after 10:30 p.m. I seriously hope to get some blocks done next week so I don't fall behind.
    I saw the railroad fabric that Laurie used in the Depot block on Ebay..It's by VIP. I may pass on that block until I get that fabric. Oh well, back to packing the car..but first reasd the Sunday paper! Later, Anne/Honchey

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    Enjoy your time away Honchey! ... R+R sans R's sounds perfectly wonderful!
    Nothing like warmer weather and sunshine to knock flat those colds that are brewing.
    Add some quality time with your sewing machine and it'll be bliss!

    I'll be crossing the 100 line for the FWS today ... then will shift gears to the PC first 4!

    Travel safely, Dear Friend ... and I'll look forward to hearing from you on Tuesday night.
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    Anne, did you get my package?
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    re:package

    Hi Anael,with all that's going on with me I forgot to let you know That I received it. I also used the same envelope for you. It was mailed last Saturday or Monday..I'm not sure. I hope you like what I sent. One of the fabrics was used by Laurie in her quilt...Anne

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    I'm so glad knowing you received it as I couldn't replace the same fabric. I did get mine too, I thought I sent you a PM about it. Thanks so much, it's lovely. I will use it in one of the next Pony blocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by fryguymoore View Post
    9 inch makes so much more sense to me too. Many of the blocks could be rotary cut if the measurement was 9 rather than 8. You could use Quilt Assistant to draw the blocks and print from that program instead. Unfortunately it doesn't give dimensions. I decided to stay with 8 inch. I figured that since I paid for the disk I should use it!
    Glad Im not the only one

    I go for the mathematically designed quilts, they are more visually appealing to me. AND I usually draft my own patterns, so 8" is NOT a size I have ever done before. BUT I think I will have to give it a try
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    TFWPC QUILT/ BLOCK 1, A beauty/HELP!

    Hello! OK, I started constructing the block and it fought me all the way. I've made 3 of them and am not happy with the results. Can this block be paper pieced? If so, does anyone know how I go about figuring out which piece goes in first and second, etc. Should it be separated into sections? I know how to paper piece and am pretty good at it which is a complete surprise to me. thanks for any help!

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    A Beauty can't be paperpieced unless you applique part of the seams. Do you have problems with the Y seams? Did you mark the 1/4" seam on all sides of all pieces? If you did that it should not be that hard if you're not sewing into the seam!
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    I mount templates on light cardboard (available at craft stores) use a small 1/8 inch punch on all corners to mark on the back of all fabric used. The 1/4 seam allowance corners on all sides to the template. You do not want to sew pass these dots, especially on Beauty. Laura has provided tips on the right way to assemble each block in her pony book.

    A good friend of mine draws with Gel Pens on the back of every fabric piece, reproducing the 1/4 seam line, and uses this in hand quilting. Again, not going pass that connection dot in the corner. I hope this helps you. Good luck; try, try again, and you will get it done and learn more by doing it.

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    TFWPC QUILT/ BLOCK 1, A beauty/HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    A Beauty can't be paperpieced unless you applique part of the seams. Do you have problems with the Y seams? Did you mark the 1/4" seam on all sides of all pieces? If you did that it should not be that hard if you're not sewing into the seam!

    Hello Anael, No, I did not mark the 1/4" seams, I'm using a 1/4" guide. How do you transfer the seam line onto the fabric? Yes, having trouble with the Y seams. Can you tell me the order that pieces are sewn together. I've been putting together the Y seams with the squares, all 4 of them first but how do you attach the middle large square? I hope I've explained this right. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    I mount templates on light cardboard (available at craft stores) use a small 1/8 inch punch on all corners to mark on the back of all fabric used. The 1/4 seam allowance corners on all sides to the template. You do not want to sew pass these dots, especially on Beauty. Laura has provided tips on the right way to assemble each block in her pony book.

    A good friend of mine draws with Gel Pens on the back of every fabric piece, reproducing the 1/4 seam line, and uses this in hand quilting. Again, not going pass that connection dot in the corner. I hope this helps you. Good luck; try, try again, and you will get it done and learn more by doing it.
    Hello QuiltingNinaSue, Don't know what you mean by punching corners to mark them. Do all corners have to be marked? I've made the templates out of template plastic. Should I be transferring the seam line to the template? Where do the dots go? Sorry to be a pain. Thanks!!

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    Dots are were the lines intersect in a corner. Yes, mark all corners were the lines intersect with a "dot". You can punch a hole in your plastic templates or you can also do what my friend does, and mark the back of all pieces of the block with all the 1/4 seam lines; remember where the lines interect with one another is the "dot" or corner I speak of...hope this helps. Others on QB have also noted to stop on that dot to make the Y seams work right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Termi View Post
    Hello Anael, No, I did not mark the 1/4" seams, I'm using a 1/4" guide. How do you transfer the seam line onto the fabric? Yes, having trouble with the Y seams. Can you tell me the order that pieces are sewn together. I've been putting together the Y seams with the squares, all 4 of them first but how do you attach the middle large square? I hope I've explained this right. Thanks!
    I first attached the parts with the Y seams to the middle square (don't sew into the seam!) and then attached the seams of the parts by marking the 1/4"seams and sewing from connection to connection (where the 1/4" seamlines cross). I use an air erasable pen for marking the seams. Don't sew into the seam because you won't be able to make the corner the way it should be. I hope this helps. If not, just ask again.
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    TFWPC QUILT/ BLOCK 1, A beauty/HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    I first attached the parts with the Y seams to the middle square (don't sew into the seam!) and then attached the seams of the parts by marking the 1/4"seams and sewing from connection to connection (where the 1/4" seamlines cross). I use an air erasable pen for marking the seams. Don't sew into the seam because you won't be able to make the corner the way it should be. I hope this helps. If not, just ask again.
    HI Again, First, I make all 4 of the Y seam sections. Then do I attach each section to the middle square and stop the seam 1/4" before the end like I did when I made the Y seam sections? That way the Y seams match and the corner of the square fits in between. Hope this makes sense. I think I'm getting it slowly but surely. Thank you!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Dots are were the lines intersect in a corner. Yes, mark all corners were the lines intersect with a "dot". You can punch a hole in your plastic templates or you can also do what my friend does, and mark the back of all pieces of the block with all the 1/4 seam lines; remember where the lines interect with one another is the "dot" or corner I speak of...hope this helps. Others on QB have also noted to stop on that dot to make the Y seams work right.

    Thank you QuiltingNinaSue! I've been practicing using the dots and it really helps so much!

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    Good news. That's the QB way, to help one another. Its alot like the cowboy way that the Night Riders always talked about in their performances. QB helps if you ask the questions, and others who read it, also learn. I have learned so much here from others on QB, doing the Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt, Honchey, (Anne) showed a picture of her Y seam in the Homemaker Block no.47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Termi View Post
    Hello Anael, No, I did not mark the 1/4" seams, I'm using a 1/4" guide. How do you transfer the seam line onto the fabric? Yes, having trouble with the Y seams. Can you tell me the order that pieces are sewn together. I've been putting together the Y seams with the squares, all 4 of them first but how do you attach the middle large square? I hope I've explained this right. Thanks!

    The others have given you some good suggestions about the "dots" and not sewing to the end of the seams when doing a Y.

    Re what order to sew ... look at the picture in the book and it will show you. If there's no gaps, then you can join them in whichever order you wish. Then, add on the next pieces that have the narrowest gap shown. Then the next narrowest. And so on, until all are joined.

    If PPing, the numbers are on each section as to which order you add the fabrics. Then you pretty much figure out which order to join those sections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Termi View Post
    HI Again, First, I make all 4 of the Y seam sections. Then do I attach each section to the middle square and stop the seam 1/4" before the end like I did when I made the Y seam sections? That way the Y seams match and the corner of the square fits in between. Hope this makes sense. I think I'm getting it slowly but surely. Thank you!!!!
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