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Thread: The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Quilt

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    Nope still no notifications. Will have to make sure I don't miss anything. For the first block (remember it is a test block I haven't really started) I ironed freezer paper to my fabric then cut my pieces very very carefully, I then drew on my 1/4 inch seam line on every piece, this will give you the exact spot to stop at in order to do your Y seams. Don't sew all the way to the edge of the fabric. Hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    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?
    Yes Jeanie, There are several blocks that cannot be pp"d the normal way. Each block has a sheet with the templates. I looked at the rotary cutting....I like my phrasing better! The more I look at the first one I know I'll be english piecing. When I was recovering from knee replacement I did 500 hexagons. They are still in the plastic bag I brought home from the hospital...I find it relaxing every once in awhile to do some..
    Now just to figure out the fabric for itfor the first block...My blocks are going to be fun and scrappy.

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    Where is QuiltE????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Where is QuiltE????
    Don't think I've seen a post from her today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    Yes Jeanie, There are several blocks that cannot be pp"d the normal way. Each block has a sheet with the templates. I looked at the rotary cutting....I like my phrasing better! The more I look at the first one I know I'll be english piecing. When I was recovering from knee replacement I did 500 hexagons. They are still in the plastic bag I brought home from the hospital...I find it relaxing every once in awhile to do some..
    Now just to figure out the fabric for itfor the first block...My blocks are going to be fun and scrappy.
    I like the idea of doing English PP for A Beauty. I have never tried it, but I have watched tutorials/videos and it seems doable. Do you plan on posting a tutorial that is specific to "A Beauty"?
    I am a homeschool mom to four little ladies, a prayerful wonderer and marveller, a spirit-filled dancer, a meek and mighty warrior, and a friend to many small creatures. Nice to meet you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wholeheart Mom View Post
    I like the idea of doing English PP for A Beauty. I have never tried it, but I have watched tutorials/videos and it seems doable. Do you plan on posting a tutorial that is specific to "A Beauty"?
    You can use the English PPing for any block... Print out the line diagram and color it with crayons to make sure you're sewing the pieces correctly...I'm going to use EPP for several of the blocks that have alot of the inset/y seams. It will take more time to do because of cutting out the many template pieces. You cannot use the line diagram. it prints out close to 1/8 of an inch too small and every time I adjust my printer to a bigger size it defaults to 100 % and even if it came out correct ...cutting out the pieces...some will be bigger and some will be smaller....I'm fussy when it comes to correct sizes. I'm going to start making some templates for the blocks that don't have the foundation papers. I save the cards from magazines that are attached inside and some that actually fall out... measure the templates after printing them out to the chart given for rotary cutting to see if they are the correct size...This first block is going to be fun!!!

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    I still need to get my book, any good deals out there????
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    I think I agree with you. There were lots of "bugs" in the first farmer's wife.
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    wow..really...I would wait at least a year to make sure all the bugs are ironed out of the book/patterns first! Believe me there will be issues..there always is!
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR View Post
    I still need to get my book, any good deals out there????
    www.quilterswarehouse.com & www.amazon.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhweaver View Post
    I think I agree with you. There were lots of "bugs" in the first farmer's wife.
    The book has been out several months now and I haven't heard of any problems...I do frequent the other site where the author herself is heading the group there. The first FWS book did have some problems but nothing that would keep a person from doing the quilt. The FWS Pony Club book has everything included...no extras to buy like the first one. That was the hitch that kept alot from doing it...not just the few typos.

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    Personally, I skipped "A Beauty". I found the Y seams hard and I am very comfortable with paper piecing. There are so many of those kind of blocks to do, that I figure if I need more for whatever I decide to make with these, I can always double up on one. This is FUN so why frustrate myself?....LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR View Post
    I still need to get my book, any good deals out there????
    ​Amazon.com has it for $22.00.

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    I'm in...I just have to order the book and get some fabric to start..
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    Quote Originally Posted by pamesue View Post
    I'm in...I just have to order the book and get some fabric to start..

    Welcome pamesue, we are so happy you have joined our Pony Club group!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post
    You can use the English PPing for any block... Print out the line diagram and color it with crayons to make sure you're sewing the pieces correctly...I'm going to use EPP for several of the blocks that have alot of the inset/y seams. It will take more time to do because of cutting out the many template pieces. You cannot use the line diagram. it prints out close to 1/8 of an inch too small and every time I adjust my printer to a bigger size it defaults to 100 % and even if it came out correct ...cutting out the pieces...some will be bigger and some will be smaller....I'm fussy when it comes to correct sizes. I'm going to start making some templates for the blocks that don't have the foundation papers. I save the cards from magazines that are attached inside and some that actually fall out... measure the templates after printing them out to the chart given for rotary cutting to see if they are the correct size...This first block is going to be fun!!!
    Thanks!
    I also save the magazine insert cards, and I am going to start making templates as well. If you don't mind, can I ask another question? How do you color your line diagram? Do you outline the lines in a specific color and match the template, or do you color in the whole template?
    I am a homeschool mom to four little ladies, a prayerful wonderer and marveller, a spirit-filled dancer, a meek and mighty warrior, and a friend to many small creatures. Nice to meet you!

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    I asked Laurie a question on the Yahoo site about re-using the templates I had made for the FWS Quilt. I thought maybe a conversion of some type. She said she thought about that also, but that these were too different. She mentioned that she just printed off the templates for each block on card stock and that she found that worked really well. I think I will do that too (I happen to have a ream of card stock fortunately).

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    A lot of medical offices are changing over to Electronic Medical Records so they are getting rid of their file folders. These are a great weight to make templates. I print the templates out then glue the whole page to a folder and then just cut out the templates. They hold up to rotary cutting if you're really careful but I just trace around them and cut them out with scissors. Can you tell I learned to quilt a loooooong time ago?
    If you know anyone who works in a medical office, you could ask them to save their old file folders for you. They just cut the name off and throw them in a box for me; of course, it helps that I work there every once in awhile but I bet they'd save them for you if you asked. Just a thought.
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    I just got the book today and the blocks look challenging but they will make a beautiful quilt. I have several things in the works but I'm going to try to keep up with the "herd of sewing ponies". Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    I just got the book today and the blocks look challenging but they will make a beautiful quilt. I have several things in the works but I'm going to try to keep up with the "herd of sewing ponies". Thanks for the opportunity.
    Welcome gardnergal - we will all just keep "galloping" along! LOL

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    Yippee I finally received notification of new updates, I'm a happy little camper now. Off to sew the binding on a ufo and that's another one off my list.
    Karen

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    Well, I went back and made a list of those who are with us on the Pony Club Quilt. I came up with 17 who said they were going to join our group. How cool is that??? I did not count those just asking questions and such.

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    Pony Club Quilt

    Hi, I'm new to this thread. I'm also a very newbie quilter and I'm hoping to learn a lot. This quilt might be too ambitious for me but I'm going to give it a whirl. The book sounds so charming. I've ordered it and it's on the way. Thanks for the idea about getting the book spiral bound. I didn't even know that could be done! Giddyup

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    Hey Ya'll I'm in! I just ordered this book. I'm sure that these are way over my head but that's the best way to learn! I've been reading all of the post about Y seams & I got to thinking that if I can miter my borders then maybe I can do Y seams. I guess I'll find out!
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