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Thread: THE FWS PONY CLUB QUILT-ALONG PHOTO PAGE Week 2 "Alabama & Apple Tree"

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    Lovely blocks Jan!
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    Great Blocks Jan!!! When are we going to see the "horsie" fabric in a block???

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    Great blocks Jan! I especially love your Alabama, as the colors are just wonderful together!

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    Week 2 Photos

    Here are my photos for Week 2:
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    beautiful work ladies

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    Jeanie I searched all over for fabric with tiny apples! both of your blocks are great. Those horse shoes are too cute!!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    janRN, I would've never put that green with the blue, but it is so striking and spiced up with the white. Your clear colors in both blocks are great.
    JeanieG, where do you find all these horsey fabrics? Cute little apples in these trees too.
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    While on vacation last year I checked out fabric stores for horse fabric after reading Laurie's information on the fabric she used. We were up in Whidbey Island, WA visiting friends, and there was a fabric shop in Anacortes that had a lot of animal fabric. I wish I had bought more of it - I don't have a lot! Then when we went to Phoenix later in the year, I picked up some more at fabric shops there. I got several different fabrics, but I did not buy large enough pieces. Usually got just 1/8 or 1/4 yds. These blocks take a lot more fabric because of their size. I just got the Hancock's of Paducah catalog in the mail, and they have some great horse, barbed wire, western type fabric in it. You might check out the website. It is expensive - $9.99 a yard.
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    JanRN ... Great job there! Your crisp white really makes those blocks zing and pop. Now you'll have us all out looking for ♥-apples! in the stores! What variety??

    JeanieG ... As mentioned already, you really have found some great fabrics. I looked for apples, and found a similar one, with apples cut open. NOt sure whether it will get used with this tree? or not. Like Jan's they really have pop and zip with that white background. (Though I think the apple tree is a very light cream/beige?)

    As for $9.99 being expensive ... I'm envious and would be jumping for joy! For the most part our LQS fabrics begin at $15!
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    Howdy Ladies! Even though I'm not joining in the PC, I am watching all of your wonderful progress. This week's blocks are a-m-a-z-i-n-g! There's not a stinker among them!!!! I've got to admit though, I'm happy not to be joining in...I miss you all and well, I started a "standard" "traditional" quilt. Uses two blocks: Economy and Snowball. I'm enjoying the release of pressure. I just pushed myself horribly on the FWS and it didn't make me too happy. Relaxing my horrid perfectionism is good for me.

    Also wanted to say that I found really neat retro cowboy fabrics on Ebay. They were inexpensive too! I had started collecting fabrics for PC before I decided not to join the possee !

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    QNonnie ... It's so good to have you as one of our Resident Quilt Whisperer's! You get the best of both worlds ... none of the work to do, able to "virtually" quilt along with us, and being able to contribute with oohs and aahs ... and the all important coach's comments!! Stick with us, and be part of the whole experience!!

    And don't forget to strut your stuff, and show us that Economical Snowball! ... not much snow here but it's ccccccccccold at -11C, feeling like -18C!! brrrrrrrrrr!!

    And now my
    Dear Cowgirls ... I'm back to FWS for a few more hours, then a good night's sleep by the campfire and then will be a-PC-quilting tomorrow!
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    Here is my Christmas Tree. OPSS it should be an Apple Tree...
    I love this block, but I am not happy with mine.
    Maybe I'll try again and get a better result...let's see.
    Anyway it's done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG View Post
    While on vacation last year I checked out fabric stores for horse fabric after reading Laurie's information on the fabric she used. We were up in Whidbey Island, WA visiting friends, and there was a fabric shop in Anacortes that had a lot of animal fabric. I wish I had bought more of it - I don't have a lot! Then when we went to Phoenix later in the year, I picked up some more at fabric shops there. I got several different fabrics, but I did not buy large enough pieces. Usually got just 1/8 or 1/4 yds. These blocks take a lot more fabric because of their size. I just got the Hancock's of Paducah catalog in the mail, and they have some great horse, barbed wire, western type fabric in it. You might check out the website. It is expensive - $9.99 a yard.
    I am totally jealous about all fabrics you have there. You have found wonderful fabrics.
    Love your blocks. you did a great job on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    I'm getting caught up-here are my Alabama & Apple tree blocks:
    They are lovely JanRN . Those heart as apples are the must. Love, love love.

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    ArteEmCasa, thank you for the kind words. But look--we used the same green fabric in our trees. Isn't that amazing--I'm in Pennsylvania and you're in Brazil and we used the same fabric. Quilting builds very long bridges!!!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Ok Ya'll; Here's what I got.
    First I had an Ah-Ha moment! Since I'm using the freezer paper method, & only using the finished pieces, it was getting wasteful to print all of those pages just to get all of those little squares. Then I thought about the line drawings & how they are the finished size. So I printed out the line drawing (of the Alabama block) onto one page of freezer paper & cut out each piece as a template. Then I pressed these onto my fabric, added the 1/4" seam allowance & cut 'em out.
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    Second; I'd decided not to make the Apple Tree out of the patriotic fabric so this is my substitute block. The Arrowhead.
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    I have decided to make the Apple Tree for my cousins quilt. But I'll do it slowly maybe by the end of this week or next.
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    Beautiful blocks dublb.Love your fabrics

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    Great blocks DublB ... Not being an American, I don't think of RW+B color schemes. I'm starting to think differently! I'm liking it!

    JanRN + Art EC ... I don't have your fabric, but I do smile when I see someone using the same as some I have in my stash! Around the world in fabric!
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    Thanks Ya'll. I really appreciate it. I'm a history buff & very patriotic. When I saw this fabric I thought the old look would go great with these blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Thanks Ya'll. I really appreciate it. I'm a history buff & very patriotic. When I saw this fabric I thought the old look would go great with these blocks.
    I think that's what's attracting me, the antique effect ... rather than the bold/bright RW+B
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    Bev, great blocks. Love the patriotic fabric. Also great idea just printing the line drawings. I also felt I was wasting a lot of paper so I'm just printing the templates unless it's a block I want to paper piece then I just print those pages.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Great blocks with great color combos! I too enjoy seeing "my" fabric in others blocks! mirabelle's used some of "my" fabrics in her FWS and she's a continent away too! Just wondering if there is more "western" fabric the further west one travels. I find more "farm" fabrics than "ranch" here in the Midwest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    ArteEmCasa, thank you for the kind words. But look--we used the same green fabric in our trees. Isn't that amazing--I'm in Pennsylvania and you're in Brazil and we used the same fabric. Quilting builds very long bridges!!!
    Hi JanRN, really?
    Well, It seems to me they are the same color but not just the same fabric, as my isn't an American fabric. Anyway it is amazing for me being riding with all of you, no matter how many miles we are far away from each other. So right, quilting does build very long bridges!

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    Here are my week 2 blocks. I was right on schedule with these blocks and then my daughter(age 14) had a seizure. Having never witnessed a seizure before it freaked me lot. I spent most of the night saturday in the ER with her. I went fabric shopping yesterday and it wasn't even fun. I just feel like I need her near me. I should feel less freaked out soon...

    Back to my blocks, in order to make the apple tree upright I had to make the block 6 inches, the pieces were very small that way and I am suprised it came out okay. The other block came out too big but there are no points on the edges so I don't care
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    Quote Originally Posted by fryguymoore View Post
    Here are my week 2 blocks. I was right on schedule with these blocks and then my daughter(age 14) had a seizure. Having never witnessed a seizure before it freaked me lot. I spent most of the night saturday in the ER with her. I went fabric shopping yesterday and it wasn't even fun. I just feel like I need her near me. I should feel less freaked out soon...

    Back to my blocks, in order to make the apple tree upright I had to make the block 6 inches, the pieces were very small that way and I am suprised it came out okay. The other block came out too big but there are no points on the edges so I don't care
    Oh my fryguy, I'm so sorry about your daughter. What a scare, I would react the same as you I'm sure!

    Your blocks are just perfect! You really do great work!

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