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Thread: The FWS 30's Quiltalong Week 39 Block 77 Nellie & Block 78 Old Maid

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    The FWS 30's Quiltalong Week 39 Block 77 Nellie & Block 78 Old Maid

    Hi Everyone, Hope all of you had a good Holiday Weekend and now it's time to get the ball rolling again..Ummm, I seem to have lost my ball DH & I watched Band of Brothers...All Day & night!!!!

    Anyone have these blocks done ? Lets have a "lets see them"..

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    right on, Honchey!Name:  1-DSCN0488.JPG
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Size:  150.4 KBNellie was always going in a fast circle in confusion or causing you too...use sun glasses to view this 'cause she was a bright lady!

    Old Maid was begging the minister who held her hand on her death bed, saying, "Please do not put "Miss" on my tombstone, 'cause I have not missed much in this life!"Name:  1-DSCN0489.JPG
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Size:  164.2 KBBackground reflexes her blushing pink...here it doesn't look too pink. Oh, well, the block background is pink.

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    QNS, you are too clever. Love your blocks and their stories...esp. Old Maid's!

    Here is my Old Maid:

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    My, my, Such pretties so far...Nina, you always have great stories!

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    I thought yinz had posted different blocks--the fabrics change the appearance of the finished block so much. All are so pretty. Keep the stories coming, QNS, love them.Name:  77 & 78.jpg
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    Gorgeous batiks Jan! I am going to get my Nellie done soon so I can get her posted tonight!
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    QNS your blocks are so pretty, and I just love your stories along with them. I like those swirls in the first block, and those two colors look pretty together.

    Sewbizgirl your block is so pretty. The pretty pieces against the back ground fabric almost makes it look like lace.

    JanRN your blocks are so pretty, and always look so neat. Someday I would like to start a quilt using all batiks. They are pretty. Do you wash a quilt made from all batiks differently?

    I will be in a constant behind state now, but I am not out of this. I am just slow due to taking day by day. I am actually working on the last block of last week.

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    Don't worry Susan, I'm in a constant behind state too! I started so late that I can't catch up until the very end of this, if I keep pushing myself to do about 4 extra blocks per week.

    So, here's Nellie!

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    These 'carrot top' colors wouldn't have been my first choice, but I'm still trying to stick to the book examples if I can. These colors do present a strong contrast.
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    Thanks ladies. About a third of the way thru I wished I hadn't used batiks but I have so many from other projects that I wanted to use up. I wash my batik items in cold water with a couple of Color Catchers, same as I wash all my quilted items (honestly, I don't wash them too often).

    SBG, I like the orange but it's a color I rarely use. When we started the first FWS I never used yellow-hate yellow. With encouragement from the group I added yellow and now use it all the time. Maybe after seeing the examples of orange here I'll become more comfortable with it. That's why I like these sew-alongs: I always learn something new from the other sewers.
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    I used "carrot top" orange this week, too. The 2 or 3 blocks I've used it in will really stand out in the final quilt.
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    Pretty blocks, katybob...

    I didn't realize how much I like orange until I looked at my stash and saw how much orange was there! Or maybe I just found a lot of cool orange prints? The reds and oranges do jump out of the quilts.
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    I see a lot more orange used these days, and I like It, and the yellows.

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    Anyone else remember the oranges/yellows/browns that were so popular in the 70's???
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    Nope. My tired mind has forgotten a lot of things....songs, fads, and hairdos. Popular song artists, TV shows and radio shows. Food I remember. And love of food remains the same. And so does the waistline...it does not exist now or then!

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    Jeanie, sure, along with the olive green. It was how the family room was decorated. I inherited the furniture, and tried to do my living room the same, but my husband wanted pink walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    Anyone else remember the oranges/yellows/browns that were so popular in the 70's???
    I'm remembering them in some of the garish knit and crochet patterns... granny skirts, floppy hats, vests, etc. that were so "in". UGH. I wasn't a quilter yet back then, but I did have some of those colors in my bedroom. In fact my room had yellow walls and a brown rug.
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    Better late than never. Nellie is probably going to be a do over because the dots look crazy and make the block look wonky.
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    Nice to see your pretty blocks, Pam. I think your Nellie looks fine. When you set it on point you won't even notice the slight 'wonkiness'.
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    Here is my #77 & 78!
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    Those are awesome, Jeanie. I love the color schemes.
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    I wish I had used more contrast for Nellie-- so many little squares to sew, then not be satisfied! I sewed Old Maid inverted, but liked how it looked, so left it.
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    Love em both!
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    The new blocks here are so pretty.

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    Love all the "fussy" cutting you do Givio! Looking good!
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    I finished Old Maid on Friday:

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