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Thread: The FWS 30's Quiltalong Week 20 Block #39 Grandma & Block #20 Grandmother

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    The FWS 30's Quiltalong Week 20 Block #39 Grandma & Block #20 Grandmother

    Vacation Time is over Ladies and it's time to get going on these blocks again. I, myself included I do have one of them done..no talk about Laurie's new book, we have to concentrate on this one first...

    Here's my Grandmother..I guess I didn't press or trim the ends. oh well. The scanner picks up all the imperfections...
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    Good job, Honchey. Love your colors together.

    Almost have the mincemeat mix together. Then process it in the pressure cooker.

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    Here is my Grandmother block. Oh, you can see the spray starch in the picture.

    Also I made a second one-- I added a handle for the basket to see how that would look. I made 4 of those handle basket blocks to add to a blue/white quilt I've got started. I'll be setting them on point.
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    And here is Grandma! I really enjoyed this one. :-)
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    Givio, love how you have your bouquet in your basket for Grandmother. And the other quilt with a blue basket set on point is going to be a wonderful quilt. Glad to hear Grandma was fun to make...Thursday or Friday I will make my blocks. Processing the mincemeat this afternoon as soon as DH clears off his flat bread mess from the stove. We 'kids' love to play in the kitchen. . . LOL!

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    Great blocks, ladies. I also thought the basket needed a handle but I don't applique so didn't add one. It was good to have the break. At this point in a large project I start to question my selections. Now I'm ready to rock and roll again. Here are mine but the pics aren't great. MrJan got a new camera and hasn't figured out all the settings yet.Name:  FWS 39 & 40 comp.jpg
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    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Nice blocks ladies! I have a lot of catching up to do but plan to be caught up by the weekend. Don't give up on me

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    Jan, I just added a seam around the outside top two sides of the big triangle, then cut it down the middle, then cut a slice on the diagonal starting 1/4" in from the outside tip of the basket on both sides. Then I cut a 1" strip for the handle and sewed it into the split new triangles to piece them back together again. Then sewed the new triangles back into the size of the original big triangle -- and so there it was! I didn't applique it, you'll see the seams if you look closely at the picture. What a lovely selection of fabric for yours! Looks like autumn.
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    Thanks, Givio, that makes sense and now that I looked closely I see the seam. I'll remember that the next time I do a basket block.
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    One done: Grandma. Finish the other one later.:Name:  1-DSCN0321.JPG
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Size:  73.2 KBHer name was 'Holly" in early 1900s. She followed her heart, her faith and journeyed west to join her husband to be...today over 95 kinfolk live in her area, remembering her with love and affection. She created her own dynasty and lived a good life.

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    QNS, I love Grandma Holly and her story. Very pretty block with the fussy cut poinsettias-love it!
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    'Holly' was a true story about my DGAunt who did travel by herself to Idaho to be married and raise 13 children with her DH....they all had several children and they did well in Idaho...so there are over 95 descendants of them living there today. She was a brave soul to do that in that era. Her name was not Holly, but she was a beautiful young lady and very intelligent. I was privileged to meet some 36 cousins there back in 2000. Beautiful country. I guess my own DG and Aunlts traveled out to see her several times...I learned from them...did not know that fact before.

    Grandmother has become Peppermint Patty....in my mind she always had a candy jar and apron pockets full of pepper mint candies. Name:  1-DSCN0322.JPG
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    A basket full of candy-- what a great idea! My grandmother always had peppermints in her purse for Sunday service at church. But it was the soft 'chalky' kind that were all pink. I think Kraft still makes them. I don't know what they are called exactly. She would wrap them in her hankie (less noise than the cellophane bag they were purchased in), and pass the hankie down the pew so all us kids could take one from it.

    Great 'memory moment,' QNS, thanks!

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    I missed this thread...good stories to go with pretty blocks
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I missed this thread...good stories to go with pretty blocks
    I've missed it, too. With the holiday bustle and traveling and working on my guild's opportunity quilt and Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt, which is still in progress, I finally put together Grandma yesterday and I'll work on Grandmother today and post pictures. It sure felt good to be back on these blocks again.

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    Here they are. These were fun. Now on to Granny and Heather.
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    Very pretty and so cheerful. Makes me wish for Spring!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    I like the red fabric. I like the yellow fabric. I like the green-- oh! I like that block! :-)

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    I like both blocks, Katybob. They do look like the 1930s, and eye pleasing. Welcome back to the action; I missed you.

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    Thanks, everyone. Givio, praise from you on fabric selection is praise indeed! I like that block, too.

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    I came across this board and everyone's blocks are stunning. My secret Santa gave me this book as a gift and love it, I have a few blocks made and have done Granny and Heather. I'll be watching.
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    Welcome, Buddy's Mom. I love your colors and your blocks. Maybe you can show us a vertical board pictures of back blocks if you have made them, 'cause I would love to see more of your work. Wonderful job.

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    Hurrah! Buddy'smom! If you would show us more of your blocks that would be fun. :-) Peach/orange 30's fabric isn't very common. Is your butterfly fabric a reproduction or original 30's print? Did you use 30's prints for all your blocks? How many have you done? I hope you join us and post blocks again next week with us when we post ours. The more the merrier!

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    I'm so glad you're joining us, Buddy's Mom. Great blocks! Where did you find that orange fabric with the butterflies? Love it!

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    Thanks ladies, I love the 30's fabric's. Yes the Butterfly's are 30's, one of my favorite's. I don't have many done as I just got the book for Christmas. I have Marcella, Starlight, Aunt, Nan, and Doris done so far. I'm working on Eva now.
    Thanks again for the great welcome.
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