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Thread: The FWS 30's Quilt-Along Week 2 Blocks Alice & Ann

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    The FWS 30's Quilt-Along Week 2 Blocks Alice & Ann

    Most of us managed to get thru the first week, some are still have some difficulty..Perservere Ladies!!! don't give up!! It does get easier with the help of patience...

    Here are my Alice & Anne...I will no longer trim the little angles on the outside sections cause for some reason I have tiny spaces around the edge of Ann and I'm not redoing it..

    As you can see ladies my blocks are not perfect.. There's going to be a lot of humility in them for this go round..

    Now let's see yours!!!
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    Oh Honchey, I love the colors you chose, and your piecing sure looks good to me!

    Here are mine. You'll notice I simplified the outside arrows on Alice -- this is supposed to be enjoyable not my life's work. Besides, Alice is related to the letter about the mother playing with her children, and for some reason the way I did the arrows reminds me of the board games I played in the 60s. Maybe the Sorry game? I also changed the color of the center square to add a bit of punch, though it made it less of a true checkerboard design.

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    Can't wait to see what everyone else did with these!

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    Anne & Cooky, I love your blocks, they are very pretty. Here is mine.
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    I stopped cutting the corners also. It made them look unfinished.
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    GrannyQ, I'm really liking your green theme with your blocks!

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    Oh, wow! So pretty everyone! I'm going to get started on Alice tonight!!!
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    Cooky & granny, Love, love, love your blocks...Oh the many shades of green and the bright bold colors of red, yellow & blue... amazing how they all come together...are you loving it yet Cooky???

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    Love Tuesdays!! What great blocks, ladies. I don't see any problems at all. Love the different colors and Cooky your changes give it a new look. Anne, wasn't sure I'd like 30s fabric but I really do now. GrannyQ, how many greens do you have in your stash? Lovely!

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    Wow! I love all the color combinations on these blocks! Hope to get started on mine tonight, can't wait!

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    Jan your curly Q tail will disappear in the seam allowance.. The batiks glow in these blocks!!

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    Everyone's blocks are terrific -- great fabric choices! Here are my Alice and Ann.
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    So pretty! This project is keeping me inspired!
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    I have a question. Do you all prepare multiple pieces at once, then sew, then press? I have been doing one piece at a time, but it finally dawned on me I could sew all the 1s to 2s, then press, trim, and add the 3s.

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    Huskyquilter, I sew the block before pressing with an iron; I 'hand' press as I go along on pp. Lovely blocks so far. Here is mine: Name:  1-DSCN0196.JPG
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    Oh Boy!!! Are we on a roll, Yeah! Great blocks all!!

    Nina, Thanks!

    Huskyquilter, I cut all my fabric, then pin all the pieces on the paper..then sew all the pieces..trim the seams, finger press to make sure they're all properly aligned then press.

    I then sit on the sofa and pin the sections together then repeat the sewing,trim etc.
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    Husky, just to be safe, I usually do one unit before doing the others that are the same. That way if I've done anything wrong, I've only done one wrong. These blocks are challenging me, which is a good thing. I'm getting a real sense of accomplishment from doing them.

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    Here are my blocks for this week.

    Huskeyquilter - I try to chain piece my blocks when I can. The checkerboard below was so easy to do that way. I glue stick the first piece onto the paper for all the pieces, then trim them all, then pick them up one by one and sew the second piece on, one right after the other. Works for me!
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    such beautiful blocks... I am among one of the challenged but will perservere even if it kills me. I only wish I had a few extra hours in my day for sewing. You gals are awesome and very motivating.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    Great blocks everyone! I had mine done but forgot to look for the new thread yesterday so here they are. My corner in Alice is there...just folded under.
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    Carriem, I love the way you framed Ann... the colors remind me of buckets of sherbet. love sherbet

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    Got started on Alice last night and she was demanding all of my concentration! Only got pieces A & B done, mostly because I was making dinner at the same time, and going back and forth from the kitchen to the sewing machine. The good news is that my new strategy for the foundations has seemed to solve the ink running issue (thanks for the tips on the laser printing causing the problem). Yay! I also posted my Addie and Aimee pictures finally! Won't make much progress tonight, but have my fingers crossed that I can finish Alice on Thursday night and Ann over the weekend.

    I love all the blocks posted so far! It gives me a lot of ideas on how to pair colors/prints. I tend to go monochromatic and everything ends up one color of varying shades. I love that look, but really like that I'm learning from you guys.
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    carriem, I'm really loving your fabric combinations. What a lovely quilt they all will make!

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    Orange sherbet is not a surprise from Carrie...she uses this color so well it almost makes me want to like orange...why do some colors appeal to us and others not?

    Sew fun to watch your blocks come together....now I have work to do...
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    I wasn't going to do mine till this weekend, have lung biopsy in the morning, but am starting them now.
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    Thanks for all the comments on my block. Yes orange is a color I like to use in many different shades. I started with 3 main flower prints (shown in these two blocks) and then the background prints in 4 colors. I decided to add some solids too so those will show up in my blocks soon.

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    Judy, Will be thinking of you tomorrow. Hope all turns out well.

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