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Thread: The FWS 30"s Quiltalong Week 21 Block 41 Granny & Block 42 Heather

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    The FWS 30"s Quiltalong Week 21 Block 41 Granny & Block 42 Heather

    Hi Everyone, Most of us are experiencing the cold cold weather...stay warm!

    I plan on sewing Granny today, Heather I'm not too sure of

    Anyone have their blocks done???

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    I have 'Granny' done and it fits into the cold weather pattern Snow-Good:Name:  1-DSCN0323.JPG
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Size:  196.0 KBLook at what its says...LOL! Heather I am not sure about...have it ready to cut out. Keep warm. Think its time to be a 'snowbird' and go South...way down South.

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    I love the snowmen and snowflakes QNS! I am posting Granny which I made in an attempt to catch up. You can tell by looking at her that I haven't done this in a while. I need to do it over as the points don't meet and I am not happy with it but I feel the need to contribute!
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    Love the colors you used, Pam. You really do not need to be so hard on yourself....it is done and posted and that is very neat. I like it; we are not perfect, and after the whole quilt is together, it will be hard to spot any imperfections!

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    QNS that block is too cute--and very appropriate for today: it's snowing and the wind is gusting away. Pam, QNS is right--remember there are 90+ blocks in this quilt so minor imperfections will be almost invisible. I have a few "oops" in my mix of blocks, some I may do over, most I won't. Here are mine for this week; pics aren't great--still getting used to new camera.Name:  FWS 41 & 42  cpmp.jpg
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    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    oh such nice blocks, gals....each special in their own way...the older I get the less I need to have perfect blocks...when one looks at the antique quilts one sees many imperfections...My aim is to sew a block correctly, but you know some days my aim is a little off.
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    Where can I get the pattern for this block?

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    junercrosslin, these blocks are from Laurie Hird's Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler book. The following is a link to her blog for more info.

    http://thefarmerswifequilt.blogspot.com/
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    Grandmother: Name:  1-DSCN0325.JPG
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Size:  76.3 KB You might need your Sun Glasses to view this block. Grandmother is pure Sun Light, a joy to be around to have fun! She stood five foot two, and had a funny bone in her body twice her length .Family gatherings were held at her house...five rooms and a path...because they always were so much fun. I miss her.

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    I love the bright colors!
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    QNS. Those colors are a bright and sunny as Grandmother. What a fun choice of colors for her😄

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    QNS, You put the WOW factor into this block!!! Nice!

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    QNS, I like that blue and white you used-- wish I had those prints too and I'd copy what you did. :-) You have lots of cute fabric and choose good combinations. But, I have plenty of fabric to choose from already!

    I can cut my blocks this week, but I've worn out the motor on my sewing machine again, and I have to wait for my husband to repair it before I can sew them. He's been working on it. He got the motor fixed and the belt back on, but now there is a problem with the tension, in addition, of all things (!), it's sewing in reverse instead of forward. I have no idea how he did that, and he doesn't either. lol I'm thinking about buying a used machine as a back-up. Actually, I have a back-up machine already-- but my sister has it, because her sewing machine isn't working and she doesn't have a back-up...

    Pam, I'd say if you don't like the block do it over again. It's nice to please yourself and be satisfied with what you made. The thing is, what we mean to say is, that sometimes we are too hard on ourselves.... plus, you definitely don't need to be a perfectionist to end up with a great looking quilt. I like your choice of fabrics. Send it my way, I'll use it! :-)))) Or before you decide to ditch it, you could try pressing the seams (especially the horizontal center seam in the picture) one way, or the other way, or open. Sometimes if you iron the seam in a different manner it can make a difference. Also, spray starch and a heavy hand with a hot iron can do wonders.

    Once the top is quilted, washed, wrinkled, and puckered, maybe those blocks we thought were sewn so well will look like the blocks we didn't use. :-p
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    Givio, The wires on the motor have been reversed..He has to switch them..

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    Here are Granny and Heather. I see that Granny is one of the blocks that will be split in half and sewn to the top and bottom of the quilt according to Laurie Hird's block layout. That one doesn't look like it's easily "splitable", so it will probably be traded with one that is. In her instructions on page 261, she says to make only the half of the block you need. But you'll need both halves! The other one we've made so far is #23, Charlotte. That one's a good one to divide.
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    Aah, again such pretty blocks, Katy--you have me dreaming of Spring.
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    Pattern

    Thanks so much for the information. I love this pattern.

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    The joy of doing Laura Aaron Hird books together has been a wonderful adventure. Every week we are all doing the new blocks and not repeating the same block over and over. Each of us expresses our own 'personality' with our personal way of putting the blocks together. No, I would not have completed the first two, or the third one we are doing now without the help of others doing the same tasks. I have meet and travel in wonderful company of them... all lead by Honchey. Thank you, Honchey and all the others.

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    You're so right, QNS! I'm so glad I ran across this thread when it was first starting up. The "down side" might be that I have more UFO's than ever -- I get a little bored with making the same block over and over. And I've learned a lot with this project: Did my first partial seam for one of next week's blocks. It wasn't at all difficult; I just hadn't done one before. And, Givio, just wait til you see the fussy cutting on one of them! LOL

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    Katybob lol I sometimes do the fussy cutting and sometimes don't. I have plenty of blocks that aren't fussy cut. Anyway, I'm running out of fabric that looks good for fussy cutting, so I'll probably make more that aren't in the future. :-) You are going to set your blocks like in the book? I'm not. I like that setting though, and might use it in a future project. I'm just setting my blocks on point in solid color fabric. I already starting doing that. It makes me feel like I have more done that way. With them set, it seems like I have a fourth of the top done. When I see the 30's fabric you guys are using, it makes me want to make a top with all those prints too. I just love that type of fabric! But! not going to start over at this point.

    QNS, I agree, it's so fun to work on the same project together and see pictures of what someone else chose to do.

    ...Going crazy here without a sewing machine this week. Hope to have that solved this weekend.
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    I learned so much from these QB friends on the previous FWS quilts...which BTW still aren't finished wished...Fell in love with QNS's stories as she sewed her blocks together. These are the reasons I have followed along. :-)

    givio...hope you get your sewing fix soon...I feel your pain...
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    Thanks, Ok, for the sentiment... but!

    Here's my update: My husband _just_ bought me a Singer! Such a surprise! I rarely use the zigzag on my Elna, so I don't think I'll miss it a lot. I'll see how I like this. :-) I've been wishing for one of these, and the RedEye is one of my favorite decal patterns.
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    Lucky you.....
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    Ditto, Givio -- Lucky you! That machine is gorgeous!

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    Lucky you, Givio! It is electric, is it not? I still have my DG Singer that is a pedal machine I learned to sew on years ago.

    Thanks Ok, I wil continue the stories, so you can continue to read and watch this thread! OK, go to: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t274066.html and see what you think of this outstanding quilter. She took me to Des Moinies for my eye appointments and is a very good quilter, Mother, Grandmother and Wife in my area. She is now starting to teach her Dresden Stack n Whack methods and I am lucky enough to be in the class..may not excel, but enjoying the class anyway. Her LA quilter posted the pictures.

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