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Thread: The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Yes, but we KNOW you guys, because you have been visiting here and posting messages! I mean "new" people who have not visited before.
    I think I just got called "old" ............................ *giggles*

    It's nice to be made to feel like I'm part of the original gang!!! Thank you!!
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    Thanks for the reply and encouragement, Honchey. I am looking forward to doing this along with your group too...

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    Pony Club Fabrics

    Well Honchey mentioned showing what fabrics we were going to use for the Pony Club Quilt. Sooooo I am going to do just that. I have been looking for fabric for this quilt since we decided to do it earlier in the year. This is what I have come up with thus far!

    Guess I could have left them bigger, but you get the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Whooooooooooaaaa!!!!!
    But I'm not an original .... nor is JanieW ..... nor is SheilaH
    Who may become known as the Canadian Trio!
    (unless we can gather some extras??)


    What I really want to know ... does Honchey have a Reverse-Time Clock?

    Leave it to you to catch my typo!!! I had all the right numbers...just sort of switched them around....

    I also think I should have posted the announcement in the "Main" section of the Forum....I just PM'd Patrice to see if I can do that.

    JeanieG...love your fabrics...so cute!

    I've been "gathering" this past week...unfortunately only one piece of fabric from De, also picked up several of the Crayola blank coloring pads. I use this paper for the pping. You'll need 4 sheets for each block. Walmart sells the pads for $1.88 for 60 sheets. I cut it down to the printer paper size. I have 6 more blocks to finish for a boomerang swap, finish attaching binding for 2 jellyroll quilts (xmas gifts) and lastly cut some squares of cotton batting & fabric for microwave bowl holders? I fogot the proper term for them. I'm going to really try to bake some christmas cookies. I won a ribbon for them at the county fair one year and I haven't made them in a long time. The apples for the pie I was going to make for Thanksgiving are still on the dining room table waiting.... Anyone here going to bake for the holidays ? What kind of cookies do you make?
    I still have to check in here...no email notices for 2 days.

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    Riiiiiiight!! ..... and I see that you were sneaky and went back and changed it!
    I just thought Santa could talk to you to locate, and get me one of those clocks as an anti-aging tactic for myself!!!

    Looks like you have a long list of Christmas gifts to make/finish. Good for you. I have only one to make and am stumped on what to make!

    Baking .... 4 Christmas cakes already made (9x13 each) and one almost devoured already!! I start early with the making, so we can start eating it early!!!!!!! and then lets us eat it long into the winter too. New pan of squares tried, that will be tested today at muy first Christmas .... if the get a pass, I'll share the recipe. If not, I'll wish I hadn't told you!! Chocolate Cranberry Squares. I won't do a lot of cookies/squares though, more so on an as needed and if needed basis!

    Good idea to get the notice put over onto the Main Board .... I tend not to look on the BOW board and will have to remember to do so every Tuesday now!!! Do hope that you are "granted permission".
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    JeanieG .... great selection of fabrics. With your gorgeous FWS quilts, I'm sure this is going to turn into another stunner.


    Here's my base fabric. I bought it in the summer on a super sale, thinking it'd be a backing for a cute kids quilt. I haven't had novelties/kids fabrics, and started to sweat it out when everyone started talking about the FWSPC til I remembered that I had this. It's going to be my base fabric. I've since found a piece of batik that is a match to the background in the print. My plan for now is that the print or batik will be in every block, with assorted other fabrics (some new and some from my stash) that coordinate. So it'll be a somewhat organized/controlled scrappy, I guess?

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    I went thru the book..just the blocks ..last night. ...some of them are doozies. lots of inset seams ... I think I'm going to english hand piece the first one as it reminds me of the hexagon grandmas flower garden quilt. I will cut some freezer paper for the printer and use the pping pattern then cut it apart. A little more work and will add interest to doing it a different way. My fingers are getting itchy to start...I promised myself I wouldn't touch a thing for this until after Christmas!

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    I just posted a brief notice in the "Main" section of the Forum. I hope we get a few more for the "Posse". I hope it doesn't get bumped. The first FWS was posted in the Main then the threads were posted in the BOMW when it officially started. I hope they leave it.

    I'm going to iron a few shirts...maybe that will keep my itchy fingers busy!

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    If that helps I can send you my laundry too
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    Oh maybe (!!!?!!!) Gotta get the book, fabs, etc yet though. And I did say something at Thanksgiving to DD that I wasn't going to start anything new. She looked over at her DH and said did you get that on tape? LOL 8" blocks is a little less intimdating than the 6's or 4's of FWS or DJ--or maybe not. You guys are such fun to be with.
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    I think the timing is great starting the first of the year. I have my Pony Club book and putting together different fabrics I think will fit some of the blocks. Still working on the FWS, plan to finish it!
    Violet

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    While the FWQ was being done, I watched, read and saved Honchey's wonderful cutting directions. I tried a few blocks, but my accuracy wasn't there - I am hoping I am now ready to make the Pony Club blocks since they are 8 inches instead of the 6 inch or heaven forbid the 4 inch Dear Jane blocks. I will order the book today and ponder what method, and anchor fabric I will use. I have quite a few novelty prints from an I Spy quilt I am working on, perhaps I will include some of those in this effort. I do look forward to learning from you wonderful, supportive quilters. See you in January.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy1 View Post
    While the FWQ was being done, I watched, read and saved Honchey's wonderful cutting directions. I tried a few blocks, but my accuracy wasn't there - I am hoping I am now ready to make the Pony Club blocks since they are 8 inches instead of the 6 inch or heaven forbid the 4 inch Dear Jane blocks. I will order the book today and ponder what method, and anchor fabric I will use. I have quite a few novelty prints from an I Spy quilt I am working on, perhaps I will include some of those in this effort. I do look forward to learning from you wonderful, supportive quilters. See you in January.
    Welcome Murphy! We are so glad you are joining us in making the Pony Club Quilt!

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    I subscribed to this thread but wasn't receiving my e-mail updates, soooo I unsubscribed and subcribed again, see if this works. minor gremlin
    ok I am using American Rose Banner, I have a fat quarter pack and it is beautiful reds, blues and beiges, I intend to add fabric from my stash if needed and I am using the same background fabric for some unity. As I don't have any grandchildren (and am constantly told "not getting any") I don't have any novelty prints in my stash.
    It will be interesting to see everyone's fabric choices. I am itching to start this project (and it is sitting in my sewing room staring at me) I have only made Block 1, just for a tester.
    Tomorrow I will finish another ufo, then only 2 to go, the rest are wip's so they don't count heheheh
    Welcome to any newcomers to this wonderful sew along, I am sure you are going to enjoy the pony ride.
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    Hi Mirabelle, I'm supposed to be getting notices for every idividual post but that isn't how they're being sent. I get an email telling me I have 4 new posts added to the thread. So apparently they still don't have all the kinks worked out...or maybe they just don't care. My thoughts?... I sometimes think that they feel that we should be happy with what they give us.

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    Good to see so many that are going to take part in this . The more the merrier.
    Honchey you mentioned for the first block you were going to cut up the pp pattern to do some English Paper piecing. Where did you find the pp pattern? I only have templates and a line drawing.

    I have a million preemie quilts to finish and get to the hospital before I will start this, but that first block is often in my thoughts, wondering how I am going to manage those pesky Y seams. I am counting on lots of help come January 3.

    Mirabelle,
    I have very few novelty fabrics as well so mine is going to be different, but that's ok with me.
    On the grandkid topic, I was told the same as you for a few years, but number 6 is on the way. Don't give up.

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    Greetings!

    I have the book and some fabric, but I am a feeling a bit intimidated by some of the blocks. I definitely will jump in and join you all on some of the easier blocks, and if you all hold my hand a little bit, I may even give one of the more challenging ones a try!

    Anyway, just wanted to chime in.... I may post a picture of my fabrics later.
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    This is so great to see so many "new" faces. Believe me, I did the FWS and wouldn't have come close to completing it without the help, teaching, and encouragement from the others doing it. (Think 111 potholders--that's what I would have ended up with without all these friends.) I am very intimidated by the first block; I've done it 3 times and each one looks like sh&^%&! But I will do it a 4th or 5th time til I "get it"; that was the beauty of FWS. I learned so much--I'm a much better piecer and quilter than I was at the beginning of the project.

    I don't see pp instructions either for block one; just templates and a line drawing. Since I did FWS with all templates, that' what I'm trying to do with this block. If there is a foundation pattern available, please let me know where it is. I've done Y seams before but so many in one little block isn't working real well for me. Thanks!
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    Thanks Honchey! I will be joining you guys on this journey. I came across this board a bit too late to join in the FWS fun, but I'm going to do my best to keep up with this one.

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    Jan, Have you ever done english hand piecing?? I think this is the easiest way to do this block. I will have some photos ready for week one. It's not really hard it just takes a little more time. Anne

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    JanieW, The foundation patterns (pping)are on the cd. you will need 4 pages of paper for 1 block.

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    According to what I am seeing, there is NO Foundation Pattern for A Beauty, the first block in the quilt. I think there are a few blocks without Foundation Patterns. There is a Line Diagram that you could probably print out and cut apart??? Any ideas ladies?

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    I'm trying to remember if I used foundation piecing but I don't know anymore.

    Oh I remember what I did I marked the 1/4" seam lines, that way it's easier to do Y seams. No foundation piecing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    I'm trying to remember if I used foundation piecing but I don't know anymore.

    Oh I remember what I did I marked the 1/4" seam lines, that way it's easier to do Y seams. No foundation piecing!
    Yes, that was what I was thinking of doing Anael. Mark the seam line and cut around that so you have exact lines to sew on. That was the original way I learned to piece - many years ago. Instead of cutting on the "cutting" line and using the 1/4" foot.

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