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Thread: The FWS 30's Quilt-Along Week 17 Block 33 Farmer's Wide & Block 34 Fern

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    The FWS 30's Quilt-Along Week 17 Block 33 Farmer's Wide & Block 34 Fern

    Hi Everyone, It's time to get back in the groove again for the next several weeks. I hope everyone enjoyed their week off...Now it's Eye Candy time..

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    Thanks, Honchey. I am ready to post this week's blocks. I believe we go for two weeks and break...is that right?
    Farmer's wife I thought was a generic name...so is my block...Name:  1-DSCN0304-001.JPG
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    I thought Fern was a lovely block...so she is exported as a bigger block so you can see the details better and the litter critters in the corners: Name:  1-DSCN0307.JPG
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    I am hoping to back back in the groove this week. I'll start with this weeks and work my way backwards to where I left off. So hopefully by next week I'll have a few to show you. Happy sewing. My new sewing room is going to be heavenly to sew in.
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    QNS, love your blocks. You'll see that red and green floral in some of my blocks, too. These two proved to be easier to put together than I thought they would, even though upon looking at my pictures, I see I could have matched my seams a little better. I followed Givio's lead on Fern and did a little fussy cutting. Now I wish I had more fussy-cutable fabric!
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    Great blocks, ladies. QNS I love the fern fabric in fern. Katy, your fussy cutting looks so cute! Here are mine; I left off the outside triangles on FW because I thought the block looks like 4 cats.Name:  33 & 34.jpg
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    Love your blocks, Katybob and JanRN. The purple in the first and yellow brown in the second one Katybob, gives each square some 'character'. JanRN you do use the batiks so well, and yes, I 'see' the cats. I did fussy cutting in Fern and loved showing off the 'ferns' and critters. Ferns tend to collect critters on them. Like a Highlight page can you find all the critters? That might date me a bit, remembering the Highlight pages.

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    Pretty blocks this week...and Jan I love your Batman block!!!.. My apologies ahead of time but I couldn't resist...

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    Lots of cool fabrics in these blocks! I really like the laundry girl fabric Katybob! I will catch up on mine this weekend.

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    QNS, What a fun job you did with Fern-- with ferns!
    Katy, that laundry fabric is to die for! Looove it!
    JanRN, I thought about leaving off the outer triangles too. Haven't decided what to do with FW. I don't really like the pattern.

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    Just a reminder the 15th is the last new thread for this year..We will resume on January 5th, 2016.. I hope to have some blocks done by then..I did most of my Christmas shopping online Black Friday eve. A new experience for me.. I used to like the hustle & bustle of the holiday but I just can't deal with trying to find a space to park my car anymore..
    Have a good day tomorrow everyone...H.

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    Oh I forget that everyone can post their new beauties on Tuesday...every one is doing such a great job and kl will be sharing again soon.....
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    I'm not going to make Farmer's Wife at this point in time. I'm not keen on the pattern. I might change my mind later. Earlier, someone suggested the Broken Dishes pattern and I'm going to substitute that block instead. Here it is.
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    Another great block for your quilt, Givio. Getting all your birds in a row..LOL! Love how you do your blocks.

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    Thanks, Sue! :-) Here's Fern. A little whacky on the cutting-- but done!
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    Both blocks are great. I like the added touch of the black & white stripes in your substitute block-really adds dimension. Love your fussy cutting in fern.
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    That blue and black really borders the fern nicely and makes it pop! Love the way you put your pieces and colors together into a great block, Givio.

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    Aren't we having fun? It's fun to see everyone's blocks and how they use the patterns with their own fabric.
    You might like this note I found: "A pdf containing the corrections for The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt can be obtained by sending a request to: [email protected]" You can also request rotary cutting instructions for the blocks of her first FWS book.
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    Givio, I created the Rotary Cutting instructions that the first book didn't have...They were posted here on the board with each week's set of blocks..
    Someone from the Yahoo group made the pping patterns available on that site which no longer exist? Anne
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    Anne, good job with that! I like rotary cutting. It's such an improvement over a scissors! Mostly I've used the templates so far. Occasionally I like to paperpiece, but with that method more often than not I feel I'm wasting fabric, or if not wasting it, then sewing a mistaken too small seam allowance. I read somewhere that some people are cutting the pieces of the paperpiece patterns out, in order to use the paper pieces for the English paper pieceing method.
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    I have also done that..The first block of the Pony club quilt was a horse and I did that one in the Epp way and found that because of the bias the block isn't as stable as if I did it the normal pping way.. It stretched an awful lot..

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    The picture shows my spray starch, I don't know why, it's dry, that doesn't usually happen. Well, it must wait until the quilt is together for it to be washed.

    I always show my husband the blocks I make. He often sees my computer screen. I looked at your posts here on Tuesday, and on Wednesday when I showed him this new block, Flora, he exclaimed, "Oh! Someone else just used that pattern too!" That made me laugh!
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    Whoops! Wrong thread! I'll repost on the correct one.

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    Farmer's Wife and Fern

    I thought I was going to get back into the groove the week these were to be made. I got the Farmer's wife done, but never got Fern done, so now I am caught up. Hope to keep on time now.
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    Despite the well constructed blocks...I just can't like the Farmer's Wife...just doesn't look balanced to my eyes...IMHO
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    Here are Blocks 33 and 34!
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