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Thread: The FWS 30's Quiltalong Final Block "Widow" & completed Update Page

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    The FWS 30's Quiltalong Final Block "Widow" & completed Update Page

    Hi Everyone, Block 99 Widow is the last block for this Quiltalong..It has been a fun journey, meeting new quilters, making friends, exchanging ideas and so on...

    This thread is also the update page where the completed quilts can be posted and any related questions be asked and answered.

    Thanks to all of you that have come along for the ride. Honchey

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    Thank you, Honchey, for the fun QAL! I am so blessed to have met you all and got to know you a little bit. Can't believe we are DONE, but we'll soon see some pretty quilts from it all, I hope.

    So here is my final block, Widow.

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Size:  214.6 KBThe merry Black Widow with dots of red as a warning sign. There were rumors of several husbands, who made her a multi millionaire or billionaire but no proof existed at her death of how many husbands or dollars that was 'hidden' in various rumored places. Children of her first few husbands had no comment, but never had to work for salaried jobs in their lifetime...maybe even the grandchildren never had to work a salaried job. Since they never commented on it and left for other areas of the world, no one will ever know the truth.

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    Oh so funny, QNS....congrats to all who persevered on this trip...a pretty block to finish on...
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    Great block and funny story, QNS... you've even got the spider's compound eyes in that black fabric with all the little spider eyeballs in it.

    Thanks for turning the Widow block humorous... I was a little sad that we were ending with a sad block name like Widow. Now I'll think about your black widow spider block and laugh, instead.
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    Here is my final block! Yay!!!
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    SBG has a pretty green final block and JeanieG has a pretty 'pink' one has her final one. I had thoughts of the black widow spider from the time I decided on the fabric.. . saving it until the final block. Was it in a movie or history that there was a black widow 'spider' woman Who killed off her husbands, one by one after she married each of them. Don't remember if she was caught or killed by a man in the end, so made up my own ending.. . its funnier and no murders existed. Each died of natural causes, except the people who loved to gossip and start up stories about how each man died.. LOL! Leading cause of death: heart attacks. Too much action in bed, I guess.

    Dh says I still have attraction, at least in the man's eyes cause one 'gentleman' tried to hit on me at lunch with my Dh... and I ignored him. Dh says, "He is talking to you" and I replied "yes, but I am ignoring him 'cause I am hungry!" A real every woman loves this man and his corny comments but me, i was not interested at all. How else would you describe a stranger who remarks this lovely young lady and dressed lovely...a two year old blouse on and hat on my head...forget him! BEing 74 yo young, I knew better! LOL! Sweet dreams every one; maybe he will pop up at your shoulder someday soon!

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    QNS, you are full of beans tonight! Getting hit on by strange men... you've still got it! And the way the husbands all dropped dead... LOL . You are cracking me up.

    Love your block, Jeanie... wonder who else will finish up with us and make one?

    I've been working on the boom blocks. Just got the fabrics! After all these FW blocks at 6", the 12 boom blocks seem HUGE. I've got 4 done (have 15 to go).
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    My,my,my Nina, you finished with a grand finale..such Humor...reading the posts I'm smiling ear to ear...

    All the blocks are so pretty..maybe I'll make the last one, this way I can say I started & finished.
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    Great blocks and stories, ladies. Anne, thanks for keeping us organized and on track--you're a great leader. Thanks to all yinz for keeping me motivated; sometimes it felt like work instead of fun with some of these blocks but we made it. Anxious to see some blocks put together and then some finished quilts.
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    Each of your blocks are so pretty, and full of life. Especially the one full of stories. hehe..... I would be afraid now to own that block. J/K

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    First Row!

    "Only" eight more to go! I've started the second row and I'm a little worried about those half blocks at the top and bottom. After cutting them in half, they're going to be 1/4" shorter than the other blocks.

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    I had a devil of a time finding someplace to hang the row to take the picture. That sucker's long!

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    Those look great, Katybob! You don't have to cut any blocks in half. Certain ones can be opened up on the seam to form the two half triangles, and they will have the seam allowance so they fit. Some of us deliberately did not join that center seam in the blocks that can be divided diagonally.

    The ones that can divide that way are (in order):
    Charlotte
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    Sara

    There are a couple of others that could be split diagonally, too. Any block who's final seam is the full diagonal, just undo that seam. No cutting.
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    Thanks, Sewbizgirl. That never occurred to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    Thanks, Sewbizgirl. That never occurred to me!
    I believe it was Honchey who mentioned this earlier on... makes great sense.
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    Katybob! So pretty!!

    Here's my Widow:
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    Very pretty fabric Morganfam!
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    Morganfam7 those are such pretty colors.

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    Thanks JeanieG and JuneBillie. This might end up one of my favorites. I didn't see that I accidentally caught extra fabric in my seam until I was nearly finished with the block. I do believe I have to make every mistake at least once.

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