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Thread: The Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along Week 7 Discussion Page for Blocks 13 & 14

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    Hi Guys, Let's Chat!

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    Well, I sure had to rip and resew a lot on 13 Buckwheat. Not because of crooked seams or anything simple like that. No-- I wanted to have the straight of grain going in the right direction so outside edges were not biased. I drafted the block into Quilt Assistant and paper pieced it.

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    I had trouble with Buckwheat also (kept thinking of Spanky and Alfalfa). I couldn't grasp what direction to turn my triangles. I finally just spread them all out and followed the book (guess that's what I should have done all along).

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    I didn't have a problem with 13 just 14, I started them last week cause I knew this week was going to be a nightmare and it all starts tomorrow with my weekly patchwork meeting then I am away Friday, Saturday and Sunday at a quilting retreat.

    My husband has just arrived home from work for a week and I am not going to be home. Oh well I filled the fridge and freezer with lots of food :-D He goes back to work next Wednesday...

    I am trying to get ahead as I will be away for 3 weeks soon and don't want to fall behind. I am having fun making my blocks just not sure about my fabric choices. I find it really hard to work with dark fabrics.

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    Mirabelle, you win a prize, cuzz I have to say...block 13 was a bugger! Not hard, but I kept getting my colors in the wrong spots and the design got messed up...my seam ripper and I bonded quite a bit on that block...then on 14, it went okay, but I really didn't like my color choices, but since it was the right size, decided to keep it...after all mine are all scrappy...

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    I found #13 & 14 to be a challange, so I paper pieced them...I ran off the templates from EQ7..for cutting out the pieces, then paper pieced them on to that page printed out from EQ7; I save on material and it usually goes together quite nicely and quickly. Chicken tracks here will appear again several times...

    Love the instructions on rotary cutting and all the various colors used by the group and comments. Brings back memories of growing up on a farm in the mid-west. We had ponies, horses, dogs, sheep, cows, hogs, cats, and chickens. We have 21 chickens now, my dh feeds them, so when he goes out and hollers, "Chick, chick, chick" they all come at a run. But when I go out and holler the same thing, all I get is my 10 adopted cats.

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    My eyes are buggin' so I'm a slacker this week. Love the Buckwheat but probably won't enjoy it that much. lulz

    Glad so many others are on top things. Love the pix.

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    WHY can I never find the post??? untill a week after the fact??? am I doing something wrong? isnt it supposed to be in the virtual section with the rest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    WHY can I never find the post??? untill a week after the fact??? am I doing something wrong? isnt it supposed to be in the virtual section with the rest?
    Hi, I'm trying to figure out what post you're referring to?

    Anne

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    Well, homework done for the week, test/exams taken, and I am ready to start on these and 11 & 12. I don't like being a slacker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Well, homework done for the week, test/exams taken, and I am ready to start on these and 11 & 12. I don't like being a slacker.
    But we slackers are such a fun bunch! Come to the dark side, we have cookies! 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    WHY can I never find the post??? untill a week after the fact??? am I doing something wrong? isnt it supposed to be in the virtual section with the rest?
    At the top of he page, click on home. Look in the Block of the Month(BOM) and Block of the Week (BOW) section. You can usually find it there, although sometimes I haven't found it there.

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    What Nonnie said. BOM section is pretty spot on. That's where I look. On the rare occasion that fails, I use the search function. A bit of a PITA, I know, but so is life. Please participate. :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Nonnie
    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    WHY can I never find the post??? untill a week after the fact??? am I doing something wrong? isnt it supposed to be in the virtual section with the rest?
    At the top of he page, click on home. Look in the Block of the Month(BOM) and Block of the Week (BOW) section. You can usually find it there, although sometimes I haven't found it there.
    yes, BOM is where I found it today, but havent seen it there before? and I thought it was to be found in the FW virtual section as well... have mostly been running SEARCH to find it at all.

    Im GLAD to have found this post! I guess I need to write on my calendar which week is for what numbers so I dont get behind again.

    I was curious as to if I was the only one having these difficulties
    thank you ladies :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Nonnie
    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Well, homework done for the week, test/exams taken, and I am ready to start on these and 11 & 12. I don't like being a slacker.
    But we slackers are such a fun bunch! Come to the dark side, we have cookies! 8-)

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    Honchey,
    Thank you for sharing your rotary cutting directions! It is ever so helpful. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a Farmer's Wife Sampler FOLDER??? Every week there are 3 additional listings: rotary cutting directions link, discussion link, photo link. If we had a FWS FOLDER, everything to do with that topic could be located in one place. I imagine the other quilt along would like that set up too! I don't know how administration keeps up with all this. They are so helpful!

    Anyway, thanks again for all you do. My quilt top is coming along nicely!

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    To clarify: I am in no means suggesting that we go to one FWS file for everything. I like how it's broken into 3 categories. I just wish those 3 weekly categories along with everything else to do with FWS could be in one place.

    Forum/BOM/FWS/Week 1/(which would include separate files:rotaty cut directions, photos, discussion)

    Forum/BOM/FWS/Week 2/(which would list the same 3 separate files)

    Thanks!

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    That idea along those lines has crossed my mind! Probably because the week's topics aren't necessarily listed consecutively so finding the appropriate thread takes time. Maybe I'm just lazy! :lol:

    Quote Originally Posted by lucylockett
    To clarify: I am in no means suggesting that we go to one FWS file for everything. I like how it's broken into 3 categories. I just wish those 3 weekly categories along with everything else to do with FWS could be in one place.

    Forum/BOM/FWS/Week 1/(which would include separate files:rotaty cut directions, photos, discussion)

    Forum/BOM/FWS/Week 2/(which would list the same 3 separate files)

    Thanks!

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    I just finished Buckwheat. What a pain. Ended up doing it twice to get it right. Thank goodness #14 was much easier. Obviously, I'm way behind but still love looking at all the pictures of what everyone else is doing. Hopefully, I'll have time to work on the next set of blocks this weekend!!!!

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    PiecesinMn, I've had trouble with some (actually a lot) of the blocks. I've redone so many of them I'll have enough for 5 quilts when I'm done. Just kidding about 5 but I sure do have a ton of "uglies"! Keep plugging away-I've had so much fun and learned so much with each week.

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    I have redone quite a few myself and definitely have some uglies, but this project is too much fun to be defeated by those. Hopefully they won't be too noticeable and hidden by the other blocks. Keep going -- this is a great group project!

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    I am enjoying the project. I read each corresponding letter before I make the block. Thanks for the encouragement. Some of these blocks are challenging. Hardest for me it finding time.
    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    PiecesinMn, I've had trouble with some (actually a lot) of the blocks. I've redone so many of them I'll have enough for 5 quilts when I'm done. Just kidding about 5 but I sure do have a ton of "uglies"! Keep plugging away-I've had so much fun and learned so much with each week.

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    Hi Pieces

    I'm definitely not caught up with the group. I got to around block 37 and then just skip jumped to where the group was. I stayed up with them for awhile and now haven't made a block in over a month!

    I am planning on doing the catch up and keep up during the summer when I am off.

    Keep on posting your blocks as you get them done. I love looking at the blocks. And pretty soon you'll have me doing back blocks to keep you company!

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    Don't feel so bad gals. I still have about 11 I have to catch up with. I said to myself I was going to do one a week. I think I need to have that conversation with myself again :lol: :lol:

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    Eleven! Is that all? You're just a babe in the forest! :wink: And you planning to get 11 done in a week? Let me guess...you wear a blue and red spandex outfit under your clothes and you change in phone booths!

    I have a hard time getting two done in a week! And try as I might it seems to take me a day to get just one block done.

    As for being behind...you're behind most of the pack!

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