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Thread: The FWS 30's Quilt Along Week 5 Blocks #9 Autumn & #10 Ava

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    The FWS 30's Quilt Along Week 5 Blocks #9 Autumn & #10 Ava

    Here we are at week 5 and I can't believe we've been at it for a month now.. Time certainly flies by when we're having fun..

    Here are my blocks for this week..
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    Great blocks, Honchey and QNS! The letter in the alphabet that goes after "L" is not working on this keyboard. It's quite a challenge to use words that don't have that letter in it. Off to the office supply store!
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    Goodness, those are big pictures! I saved these a different way than before. I'll fiddle with the next ones.
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    So many pretty blocks, love all the color combinations.
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    Some of these blocks I use a seam ripper more than I want to. It seems to be an extension of my hands.
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    Pretty blocks! I enjoyed these making these two blocks. For some reason my blocks keep failing the upload. will keep trying.

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    trying again...Name:  Block Autumn.jpg
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    Wow! Really amazing to see everyone's skills improving week to week! Pam, I LOVE your autumn. Katy, that bright green is so perfect!

    Well, I was pretty discouraged yesterday, just feeling so far behind and unhappy with how things are turning out. Today, I'm pretty much back on the horse and excited. I'm still chugging along on my April redo, and finishing up last weeks. My bosses are out of town this week, so I don't have a lot of work to do during the day. Today has been nice. I hand sewed a bit on Augusta (just need to press and I can start joining sections). My second version of Aunt just has the two long seams. I have my fingers crossed I can finish up these three tonight...

    Fabric for Autumn and Ava is cut and hoping to get some piecing started on those two tonight, and fingers crossed for a finish on Autumn and Ava tomorrow night.
    Jenny B

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    Don't be discouraged. I am only caught up because I am going out of town for a week and will be behind again shortly lol. I am still trying to find my 'rhythm' for keeping up with the blocks each week. I had to spend Friday night and all day Saturday to get to this point. My family is not used to me being on my sewing machine this much. It is more than I have ever done. But I am determined to make this quilt for me, learn all the things I can do with my machine, and I am going to finish this no matter what, even if I get way behind. Hang in there, I want us to cross the finish line on this quilt.

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    I am surprised about how much I am learning from these blocks!

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    Pam, thanks for the encouragement, it really does help. I agree, it's hard to figure out a good workflow for these since they are all so different. I'm kind of getting there I think. I now use the templates to cut my fabric, then have two envelopes, one with fabric and pp templates, and another with the cutting templates and extra scraps. That way, if I make a mistake, I have the scraps handy to get what I need on the spot.

    But then... the bobbin runs out.
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    I'm learning a lot too Sweet. I am also now using the templates to cut my fabric. I just didn't get it when I was reading how the others described it and then one day it clicked for me. I waste a LOT less fabric now. Saturday night I printed half of the templates and cut them out. I am keeping them in the notebook. I am thinking I might take my notebook and box of 1930s fabric on my vacation and choose my fabrics for as many blocks as I can. That way I won't get very far behind. I think I will have enough time in the evenings to do it.

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    Beautiful blocks, ladies. I love all the bright colors and your small prints are perfect for these blocks. Please Pam & Husky don't get discouraged--there are easier blocks ahead. When we did the first 2 FWS quilts I was working full time. Now I'm a lady of leisure and can sew all day if I choose. Know what though?? I was more organized and productive when I was working. Now I seem to waste time because I can always do it "later". Name:  9 & 10.jpg
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    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Honchey, your blocks are perfection every week!!!
    So fun seeing everyone's blocks, same pattern, yet so different.
    Katybob, your Ava is gorgeous. That flower print is icing on the cake. :-)
    I love 30's fabric-- and these little 6" blocks work very well with their prints, don't they? (janRN, we posting the same thought at the same time!)

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    Wow ladies, your blocks just keep getting better and better! I love how the design changes due to the colors and prints being used.

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    Here are mine for this week:
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    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Here are my blocks for the week...I skipped the next few blocks (I only need around 70 for the size quilt I want) so won't be posting new pics, but will definitely be enjoying every one else blocks.
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    Om you guys are putting out some beautiful blocks. I better get on the stick.

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    I finished my Autumn, I don't know if I like it...but it will have to do lol.
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    Rosy, it is very bright - great job!
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    JeanieG, I have that purple and green print you used in Ava. I've always liked that print and have used it several times. I probably have a scrap of it left somewhere. Doesn't it look nice with your purple and green!

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    givio - I have a Moda Bella Solids Color Chart. It makes it so easy to match the solid colors I need with my print. Love it!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Rosy, I love that block!

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    I love all of the brights this week! JanRN, you are a master of color!
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    Hi Everyone, I've been a little busy with all the guild projects I've volunteered for here in NC.. I made a fall wall quilt years ago and have decided to let them hang it in the Clubhouse for the season..

    I am so happy we have a great bunch of gals doing this quilt along.. Love all the colors & pattern designs.. I plan on having another sew-in day..it's too hot to go out...I still haven't decided on the "perfect white on white for this project.. Hoping some of the local shops email about sales for Labor Day next week.

    I'm off to redo Becky for next week and maybe grab an easy one so I won't get behind in the future. I have a lot on my plate right now so I better get to it..

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    Master of color? Thank you!! Picking colors is the hardest part of these blocks for me. My entire wardrobe is navy--never wear colorful clothes so I make up for it in my quilts LOL. Thanks all for the compliments.

    Anne, I found the nicest (and I think perfect) white on white: Moda Crackle White on White. I also use the Moda Crackle black on black. Most of my customer quilts are sports related (Pittsburgh you know) and these are not the usual floral WOW or BOB; and the feel of them is awesome. Machine quilt nicely. I got mine at Fabric.com for about $10/yard.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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