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    THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along "SPRING BREAK" Discussion Week

    Sorry about posting a day early...I just read that QB will be working on the website tomorrow and I wanted to make sure that this got posted...

    I have more or less disappeared into my sewing room for the past 4 days. I have printed, cut, and pinned 6 blocks so far and have partially sewn them...I have finally figured out how to do the y seams very easy...took me awhile and it does take a few more steps to do it but they come out beautiful....Clover Leaf is almost finished...2 seams to complete. Where's the Chuck Wagon????? I'm Hungry!!!!!!

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    Step right up, Honchey, into our virtual RV that all quilters would love...its designed for them...comfortable areas with plenty of light, expanded out area for dining in or out on the patio, menu is available 24/7. Beautiful gardens out back to stroll in and lots of shade there too with benches. Upstairs is the sleeping area, with each suite an area for your own bed...and private bath area. Weather is guaranteed to be in the 70s, with a pool and spa on site.

    Fishing trips and hiking are there for spouses, so they are happy too and will let us sew and shop in the 12 area quilt shops. Transportation is available on call and has a driver to take groups or singles wherever they want to go.

    Experts available for LA and sewing machines of your choice.

    Have I forgotten anything you what to add???? Entertainment, games, shows....computers??

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    Honchey, when you get a chance, I'd love to know your method for doing Y seams where they come out good. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Step right up, Honchey, into our virtual RV that all quilters would love...its designed for them...comfortable areas with plenty of light, expanded out area for dining in or out on the patio, menu is available 24/7. Beautiful gardens out back to stroll in and lots of shade there too with benches. Upstairs is the sleeping area, with each suite an area for your own bed...and private bath area. Weather is guaranteed to be in the 70s, with a pool and spa on site.

    Fishing trips and hiking are there for spouses, so they are happy too and will let us sew and shop in the 12 area quilt shops. Transportation is available on call and has a driver to take groups or singles wherever they want to go.

    Experts available for LA and sewing machines of your choice.

    Have I forgotten anything you what to add???? Entertainment, games, shows....computers??
    You can plan my vacations anytime. What a set up!

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    Hi, I am currently in North Carolina and internet service is spotty, I will try to send some photos to help explain better.

    Doe & Darts is the block I finally got it right. Most of the pieces are individual so keep pins in each so the paper doesn't fall off when handling them.
    1. sew T C2 to C1 from the bottom point to the inverted point just to the sewing line...do NOT sew into the seam allowance or past the sewing line. with the needle down at the line turn the piece around then sew several stitches, clip the threads....leave the pins in each section

    2.Perforate the paper along the seam so that you can lift the folded over seam "out" . ..finger press the seam open...now slip the paper under the side of the seam butting it up against the threads so that the seam is on top of the paper and laying open & flat over it. this is very important because the paper has to line up with the paper on the other side of the seam for when you add the triangle.

    3.Take a pin and stick it thru the bottom point of the triangle piece...Now...hold the joined piece in your left hand...with your fingers holding the seam flat over to the opposite side that you're sewing ...take the triangle with the pin. right sides facing stick the pin thru to the point of the joined piece. This has to be precise...
    4. Looking at the triangle stick another pin in the top right point of the triangle...bring it over to the top left point of the joined piece..stick the pin thru to the point on the other side..line up the Longest side of the triangle with the joined piece...sticking a pin thru to make sure the lines are aligned.. do the same with the seam you are about to sew. place a few pins to keep it all in place.

    5. Sew the seam from the top to the inside "V" stopping at the bottom point of the triangle. turn the piece around..sew a few stitches...clip the threads...remove from machine.

    6. Now the "magic"...Place a pin in the last point of the triangle...fold over the seam of the joined piece...bring the pin from the triangle over to the right top point of the joined piece...adjust & flatten it all and there you have the last seam to be done..pin as you did for the other seam..this time you will sew from the bottom point of the triangle to the outside of the piece...place the piece as if you were sewing it upside down...place the needle a few stitches from the point of the triangle...sew to the point exactly!!! then turn around and sew to the outside edge of the piece.

    7. I don't like to fix or backstitch at the point..it creates bumps and distorts the seam for me. I find sewing "to" the point then turning it around leaves a clean "finish" to the "Y" . I finger press and don't press with an iron until the section is finished...it might create a crease where you don't want it.


    I keep pins in ever section so that the paper doesn't shift away from where it's supposed to be...and most important is not to sew past the sewing line of where the "Y" seams meet. I call it the point.

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    Honchey, thanks so much!!!!!! I've made a copy of your instructions to take up to the sewing room.

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    Spring break......I forgot we had a break Thanks for reminding!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    QNS what a place for us ta stop! Can we sew on the patio??? I've always wanted ta sew outside, but can't because of the weather. I have hand quilted outside the very few times the weather was good. The wind is blowing now.To much trouble ta take the sewing machine out only for the weather ta change.
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    I love this idea for a spring break. At least I won't get any further behind.
    Bev
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    Virtual camping in the "rough"(fully equipped RV) is where anything can happen and leave your cash $$$ at home because you are the "guests" and you are being catered too

    ...Yes, dublb, you can quilt on the patio and ask it be set up for you and whatever you need.

    An eccentric recluse elderly person owns the RV, the transportation, pool and spa and town, and has invited us as special guests during Spring Break. So let us live it up on QB. Sure its all make-believe, but its nice to dream a bit this time of year. So, come on, add a line or two to this fantasy trip.

    What do you want to see on the menu? Your favorite dish which is??? Your favorite quilting pattern that you love or have actually done lately?

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    Hello Ladies!

    I hope you are all enjoying your "spring break".

    I won't be able to sew until Thursday, but should be able to finish a couple blocks I have almost done (Apple Tree and Christmas Tree)...all the little pieces are together, just need to assemble the big ones! I have fabric picked out for a couple more so might be able to make some more progress before the week is out!

    I am thankful for the spring break...like someone else said "at least I won't get further behind"! I am having a lot of fun with these blocks and this group of ladies.

    Thanks for the fun!! Carrie

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    Is grilled salmon on the menu? One of my favorites! DH doesn't like ta grill it but when he does HMMMMMMMM!
    I feel awful taday! I woke up & my head feel 3 sizes bigger than usual. I'm trying to not get bad again. We are wanting ta go ta Brady on Fri. & Sat. I stayed home & did nothing. I'm taking Zycam hoping that I'll feel better soon.
    Bev
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    Hello Spring Breakers!
    OMG
    QNSue ... you've given us a dream home-quilt-home for our Spring Break!!

    DublB ... that's the way I was last Friday. Hit the drugs heavy, got a good night's sleep and poof! gone!! ... now hope I am NOT jinxing myself for another bout. I'm just SO glad to hear/see you are here and OK. I just watched pics on the news of the Texas tornadoes today blowing the 18 wheelers around in the air! Had been wondering how close they were to you? ... and was hoping you were A-OK! It's ever so good to see you here!

    This should be a FUN holiday week ...... do you think we'll get any quilting done?
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    It's a place to visit with friendly people who love to talk about quilting and who can actually have a conversation without a cell phone being stuck in their ear.

    Their menu offers lots of healthy low calorie meals like Italian food with hot garlic bread and Mexican food with hot sauce and chips.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    Finished my two blocks for this week so hope to get more done on the weekend. It is Easter weekend here so staying home for 4 whole days to sew like mad.
    Finished a medallion quilt today, just needs quilting, I started with an embroidered blocks and just did what I liked. Will post a pic when my helpers are around.
    Have been watching a show called Man Versus Food and I would love to taste anything that I have seen on that show.
    Sewing outside would be lovely, can't here as the mosquitoes would carry me off, they are huge.
    Will stop by tomorrow after my patchwork meeting
    Have fun everyone
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    Good morning everyone...I'm enjoying the virtual bed. Our mattress is very worn out but my husband is dragging his feet about getting a new one so in real life, I'm dreaming of a very comfortable bed that both of us would enjoy. for now this virtual one is a treat.

    Maybe we should invision a screened porch to sew on. No bugs for mirabelle or me for that matter. Nice green grass all around so no dust and a good windbreak to keep the breezes in line. And lets keep the temperatures above average so we don't have to wear sweaters.

    That salmon sounds wonderful, Dubib. Fresh grilled veggies make a wonderful side. I just saw on 60 minutes this guy that claims sugar is a poison when overused like it is in our current society but something sweet and chocolate always goes with a warm drink anytime of the day...maybe brownies?

    QNSue....you have the most wonderful imagination! What a great setting you've given us to dream this week.

    On the quilting side, I'll finish up the sashing on the d9 patch today if all goes well. I have the borders cut so may get farther. I've decided i will send it out to be quilted. Too much pressure to get 3 quilts completely done by the end of May. Took a break last night and did my block for April for the Story BOM...just have to take a picture and then I'll upload my blocks from last week. Garden is growing nicely but I see signs of little critters...voles we suspect...so my DH has declared war. Hope it doesn't get too out of hand. I have more of a live and let live outlook unless it's deer. Fencing is coming along and should all be in place by the time that grazing becomes an option for the neighborhood herd.

    What's everyone else up to ..... Virtual and/or real?

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    Pounded fried steak smothered in Mushroom soup gravy yesterday for the guy who went fishing together and brought back some nice bass. On the side was an oven roasted pork loin. Almost five pounds worth; will be their meat for the week.

    Again, I sprayed the small roaster with oil; added the roast, poured a quart of canned apples over it (4 cups), and added 3/4 cup of brown sugar, put the lid on and roasted it at 350 degrees for two and half hours. Took the lid off the last 30 minutes and it browned nicely. My dh will eat this; and he does not love pork the way I do. I grew up in Iowa and we butchered four hogs and two cows every year, I learned how to cut up and wrap fresh meat at an early age.

    After the guys left to go fishing, we gals jumped into her car and sped off to the.....not quilt shops, but a nice plant nursery close by. Found some nice buys and filled her car up to the roof and had to work hard to make it all fit in. Funny how I always end up needing side boards whether its cooking or shopping. And since it was noon and we were hungry and tired, we stopped by her local "Texas" stop sign. The DQ for blizzards and a sandwich....no cooking and no dishes to wash...for real.

    The downer is now I have to plant all those plants, so no sewing room action today. Wishing for some good Texas What-a-burger or tacos today....pass one on up, dublb, please.

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    I am enjoying spring break. I am hoping it will give me a chance to catch up on some of the older blocks you all have finished already. We shall see how that works out lol
    MMM oven roasted pork loin..yum yum!!
    What a wonderful RV for us quilters to camp in how fun!
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    I'll probably still be sewing on spring break but I love the idea of the grilled salmon, it's one of my favorites! Grilled is the best way to have it. Lets not forget the marshmallows. Haven't roasted those in years.

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    I finished quilting (DSM) and put the binding on my Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll Quilt yesterday. (Bonnie Hunter Mystery from year before last.) It is in the dryer as I speak. I'll have to take a photo to share with you. I also finished the April Calendar BOM and need to post that. I have to do the next part of the Train Ride Mystery from here on the board. I have not started next weeks blocks yet for the PC.

    We leave for Phoenix next Monday. We will be taking our RV and visit our son and grandchildren that live there. Probably be gone for a little over a week.

    My roses are blooming like crazy, and we have had beautiful mid 70* weather this week. The avocado tree is loaded and fruit is ready to pick. We leave them on the tree and just pick what we need. The avocados do not ripen until they are picked. The tangelos are almost all gone, but the oranges are almost ready. The nectarine tree is in full bloom (beautiful), and apricot trees have fruit developing. My two tomato plants are blooming and growing nicely. I want to plant some vegie seeds, but will wait until I return from Phoenix, so I can keep them moist.

    That is it for me this week!


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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Hello Spring Breakers!
    OMG
    QNSue ... you've given us a dream home-quilt-home for our Spring Break!!

    DublB ... that's the way I was last Friday. Hit the drugs heavy, got a good night's sleep and poof! gone!! ... now hope I am NOT jinxing myself for another bout. I'm just SO glad to hear/see you are here and OK. I just watched pics on the news of the Texas tornadoes today blowing the 18 wheelers around in the air! Had been wondering how close they were to you? ... and was hoping you were A-OK! It's ever so good to see you here!

    This should be a FUN holiday week ...... do you think we'll get any quilting done?
    I'm way, way, way far from Dallas & Ft Worth. ( 5-6 hours away.) Texas is very big. We didn't even get any rain.
    We need rain. If ya'll will look at a map of TX & find Lubbock (in the panhandle.) Draw a line straight south from Lubbock. Then Draw a line dew east from El Paso. Where those lines cross is Midland. About a hundred years ago Midland was the Mid-Way train station between Ft Worth & El Paso.
    I've been praying for all of those in the Metro-Plex area. (A nick name for Dallas & Ft Worth.) I bet those people were scared!
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    Yesterday, I did finish putting a binding on the second of 2 charity quilts that the local guild sent home w/me. I've gone to 2 of their charity meetings. I think that I might join. I also did git my Captain's Wheel finished & 2 of the pinwheels for my Clover Leaf done. I'm gonna ta try ta finish my Clover Leaf taday! DH will be home tamarrow so I will only git a little sewing done. On the trip I'll take my GFG ta work on. I think that in the hotel room (while every one settles down,) I'll prep & press some more Hex's. Who has time ta do that at home?
    Bev
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    Ok, the patio fireplace was lit tonight in the screened in area, so bring your hot dogs and marshmallows on down to enjoy. Also have hot coco and hot apple cider (with or with out cinnamon sticks) and sticky cinnamon rolls... giant ones. Theatre room is open for viewing shows of your choice of three..., Dancing in the formal entertainment area, and teens are off in their own music room. Quilters who wish can stay in the well-lighted patio area.

    Waffles for breakfast with sausage or turkey patties, eggs, and your choice of syrup. Coffee, tea, juice, toast, and giant cinnamon rolls again.

    Lunch will be grilled salmon, dill potato salad, and broccoli. Chocolate or vanilla ice cream with brownies for dessert.

    Dinner will be southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans or corn, fresh dinner rolls, homemade, of course. Pineapple upside down cake. Your choice of wines, coffees, tea, or soft drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    Ok, the patio fireplace was lit tonight in the screened in area, so bring your hot dogs and marshmallows on down to enjoy. Also have hot coco and hot apple cider (with or with out cinnamon sticks) and sticky cinnamon rolls... giant ones. Theatre room is open for viewing shows of your choice of three..., Dancing in the formal entertainment area, and teens are off in their own music room. Quilters who wish can stay in the well-lighted patio area.

    Waffles for breakfast with sausage or turkey patties, eggs, and your choice of syrup. Coffee, tea, juice, toast, and giant cinnamon rolls again.

    Lunch will be grilled salmon, dill potato salad, and broccoli. Chocolate or vanilla ice cream with brownies for dessert.

    Dinner will be southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans or corn, fresh dinner rolls, homemade, of course. Pineapple upside down cake. Your choice of wines, coffees, tea, or soft drinks.
    QNSue...this has to be southern hospitality. I feel completely spoiled. You are the hostess with the mostest...the Pearl Mesta of QB! What fun.

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    Oh my Goodness, That sounds great! I love this spring break!!!! Thanks for the hospitality QNS!
    Bev
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