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Thread: THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along Wk 10 Country Lanes & Cowboy's Star Photo Page

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    Growing up I lived a mile (as the crow flies) from a small town. Whenever the train went through it would sound it's whistle. Often went to sleep just as the haunting sound blew across the prairie. A safe pleasant memory, thanks for jogging it, QE.
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    QuiltE....I haven't heard that song forever! I always liked it. As for the FART, I usually like to be alone as well. It takes me sometime to put together and my LQS let's me wander around with pattern and fabrics. I don't like to be rushed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    QuiltE....I haven't heard that song forever! I always liked it. As for the FART, I usually like to be alone as well. It takes me sometime to put together and my LQS let's me wander around with pattern and fabrics. I don't like to be rushed.

    .... neither had I
    GGal, so I'm not really sure why it came to mind. I guess your block just "did" it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    QuiltE....I usually like to be alone as well. It takes me sometime to put together and my LQS let's me wander around with pattern and fabrics. I don't like to be rushed.
    Same here, but I have a QB (Quilt Buddy) that goes with once in a while. We enter a store and part ways, criss crossing and commenting back and forth on our foray through the shop. She has convinced me I need more greens and I have switched her to more blues. It's time for us to go again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    How fun, Jan. This old Fart needs a road trip like that once in a while.
    ArteEm--sharp colors reinforced by the stars in the bground. I have found that I usually will only rip twice, if I haven't gotten it right by then I never will and yes this was a time consuming block. I had more trouble sewing that last "Y" seam. When I tore some of the seam allowance paper off it tore into the big triangle block and I lost my seam allowance and made sewing that a bugger. I've learned not to stress over it either--just not worth it, it's only a quilt.
    GGal Nice bright blues in the lanes, a refreshing change. What's the paisley fabric in the bground of your star? Yeah it's probably my favorite type of fabric. Your star points complement it so well.
    I'm afraid I am with you on this one OK. I will only rip out three times, then it just stays the way it is. Quilting is suppose to be fun, and when all put together, those little mistakes do not show at all! At least that is my story, and I'm sticking to it!

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    Om, I think I can load couple of photos: Name:  CountyLanes.JPG
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Size:  90.2 KB Wow. Always marvel how it works or does not work. Honchey, Cowboy's Star has something familiar about it. Loved to see how many stars I could get into the block. Cowboy Corpus sang: "Don't let the stars get into your eyes, or the moon break your heart" and all the other shows we listened too back then. Think the maps show us headed North, or the pony tracks are headed that. Hello, North Pole?, over it and then we are headed South again for an early Spring. Our tulips and daffodils are up!!!

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    WOW! QNSue ... you sure put a lot of planning and thought you've put into these blocks (and others too!)

    And here I thought that you were heading North to Canada to visit JanieW and moi! That'd be some journey and GTG. Incredible FC for the cowboys.

    No bulbs showing life yet ......... though I saw two big fat robins on my front lawn today. (wonder? if they ever left this year?)
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    Great blocks, QNS--love the bright colors. I really like all the stars in Cowboy Star. If yinz are heading north, stop by Western PA, too--the dafodils have buds already. It's 72* here today!! Yippee-ki-ay!! (how in the world do you spell that???)
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    Country Lanes and cowboy's Star

    QuiltingNinaSue, your blocks are fabulous!!!!!! Great fabric and very creative!! Love the colors as well.

    Ok, I'm going to post my Cowboy Star, now no snickering. I need a lot more practice with these inset seams. When I was putting it together one half came out almost perfect, then no matter what I did I couldn't get the other half to come out any good. I don't get it. I'm going to try doing it again for the practice, that is when I have the energy for it.
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    Love the color the the Stars!!! Good choices.

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    Termi, believe me, no snickering here. I love the fabric you used. Confession time: DH takes the pics of my blocks and I'm always asking him why my blocks look crooked in the pics when they're not crooked in real life. Well...my Cowboy Star is that crooked in real life. I just pretend that it's his fault and the pic is off. I cannot grasp these inset seams. I sit at my machine with a "quilting bible", the directions from a magazine, and suggestions I printed from here and I still can't figure out what to do with all the seams at the intersections. Sew up to them, then what? Oh well, I guess we keep trying!
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    JanRN, thank you!!!!! Boy, you said it. Even when I think I know what I'm doing it still doesn't come out right. Well, on to the next challenges.

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    Termi ... great block. Your colours and fabrics are both perfect for the occasion!

    JanRN .... Yup ... sew up to them, then re-pin for the next seam (other part of the Y), then start at where you leftover and continue on with what you just pinned. Yours have been looking just fine!

    And now we know that any imprefections are due to the photographer!
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    Hey Ya'll, I'm back! I can't believe how wonderful all of ya'lls blocks are! Wow!
    I did git the package from QNS. Wonderful fabrics w/ lots of stars. I'll take a pict later. I'm so excited to use 'em in my blocks!
    I must say that at my retreat I didn't get near as much done as I thought I would. I spent all of Friday trying to FMQ on my DGSon's Solar system quilt. I did a lot of frog stitching. When i finally got it ginnin', I quilted it in 45 min. I do have about 10 or 12 small places that I have ta rip out. I'll git that done pretty quickly. I did git one PC block done.
    Boy I did have a great time! I started a strip quilt & we all pitched in & made a 10 min block quilt for Project Linus. They will auction it off for funds. We used 2 Layer Cakes to make it. I stayed up all hours & played! I'm exhausted! When I got there I realized that I had left my charged battery for my camera at home. I'll post picts of the things that I brought home & my plates later.
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    QNS where do you find all those appropriate fabrics? Just great fabric placement--again.
    Termi--I'm confused as I try to see what's wrong with your C Star. Love the contrast.

    I blame my blips on not getting the block in the scanner straight---we all have to name a scapegoat!
    Off on a road trip tomorrow, so will be AWOL. Well DH didn't say I should stay home
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    Hey There, DublB .... Good to see you back with us. I'd started to wonder if you and CarrieM had skipped town on us and decided to just continue to enjoy the retreat-life! Of course, we always plan to do more than what is realistic. So it's good to know that you are "normal"!!!!! Maybe you didn't take your camera, so there'd be no evidence?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    QNS where do you find all those appropriate fabrics? Just great fabric placement--again.
    Termi--I'm confused as I try to see what's wrong with your C Star. Love the contrast.

    I blame my blips on not getting the block in the scanner straight---we all have to name a scapegoat!
    Off on a road trip tomorrow, so will be AWOL. Well DH didn't say I should stay home
    Me too! ... though mine is work!
    I'll be back to check on y'all tomorrow/Wednesday night!

    In the meantime,
    OKSGlad ... here's one for you ...................

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    Very nice blocks everyone as usual.

    I too am back from my retreat and recovering. I had a productive Thursday night...made a bag that is safe for my travel iron when it is still warm. Then on Friday Crystal and I were able to get 2 PC blocks done...A Dandy and Alabama...will try to post pictures tomorrow in the appropriate threads.

    Saturday I made a bag for the D9P with pink, teal, greens and browns that I posted before...well it is almost done anyways just needs handles. I also have everything cut for the Apple Tree block (or whatever it is called). Saturday afternoon I took a break from sewing and made 12 cards the other ladies had designed. I didn't get as much done as I wanted to either, but I did have a very good time.

    Unfortunately my weekend ended with a trip to the ER...I got a migraine and started getting sick around mid-night and by 3am my friends decided I wasn't getting any better and took me...thankfully it was only about 15 min from the camp. They gave me anti-nausea meds and iv fluids and also a shot of migraine meds...I got home a little after 5 and slept most of Sunday. The last 2 days I haven't done much but sit around and nap. I suffer with migraines but have NEVER had one so bad in my life!

    Maybe by the weekend I will feel up to sewing again....

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    Oh no, Carrie!! Migraines are bad!! Git better soon!!!{Huggs}
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    Oh dear, CarrieM ... looks like it was a great weekend until the migraine!
    Take it easy this week, until your body is back and ready to go again.
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    Oh it's been a while since I've had a migraine, Carrie, but you never forget how bad they are. Just take it easy and rest up now.

    Thanks for the song, QE...be back soon.
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    Beautiful blocks again ladies, love your star QNS
    Hope you are feeling better CarrieM, migraines are the worst....
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    Termi and QNSue...I almost missed your stars. Really great work.
    Carrie..migraines are so disabling. Sorry you missed the last day of your retreat but glad you got some relief.

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    CarrieM ... checking in to see that you are resting!! and not re-activating that migraine! Snuggle up with a quilt and just relax.

    OKSGlad ... hope that the weather cooperated for your road trip and that all went well. (maybe even found a LQS or two on the route?) I haven't done mine yet ... There's really no reason I need to rush at it, so decided I'd feel better putting it off til I get FWS all put together and can reward myself with it, plus had enough "work" (the paying stuff) to get done and couldn't go with a clear conscience for now either.
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    week 10 blocks

    Not happy with my blocks, Will try and redo when I get time. Not to bad for a beginner but when I get time I will redo them. I am over whelmed with everyones blocks they are beautiful. I wish mine were as nice.
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