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    The FWS Pony Club Quilt-Along Wk 36 Pig's Tail & Ribbons Discussion Page

    Another week under our belt leaving 18 blocks to go....We're getting closer and closer to the finish of making these blocks or are we???? speaking for myself I'm still behind... Yuk, but, it's good to know I'm not alone...I just have too much getting in the way..

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    Life has a way of slowing us down, but not stopping us completely...Helped a friend yesterday and today and was so tired tonight when I got back home. She will visit the doctor tomorrow again, and they will decide on the operations she will face, possibly this week. And may recover at our home here after her hospital stay.

    She did load me down with batiks fabric today...more projects in the near future. How many like batik fabric here?? I find you hate them or love them. We when all the way to Lucas Quilt with us today before I took her back to her home. Fun FART trip with laughter. Better to laugh than cry according to what my grandmother said.

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    Oh Honchey ... so you think you're behind? Well, there are some of us that are eating your dust!!!
    I keep wondering if I will ever get back on the trail?
    Oh yes I will ......... but ........ when? is the real question!

    It's nice to be busy for work, but sometimes I HATE that I have to work!!!
    No sewing for me in over a month now ... and I'm really starting to get antsy about THAT!!!!!!!
    Anbd it's not looking good for awhile.

    Gathering together my FWS and a few other things to take to one of the Fairs this weekend.
    Next week, another Fair ... though that means I'm gone pretty much the whole week, as I work at it.
    And when I get home each time, well there's the catching up!

    QNSue ... So sorry about your friend. Glad that despite her health issues, that you two allowed a FART "therapy session"! I'm sure that helped her immensely, to "participate" in life and not keep dwelling on the medical matters.

    I agree, I think people either love or hate batiks.
    Me? I never had much to do with them, though am really starting to appreciate them and find I'm using them more and more as I get the opportunity. I really like the multi colours/shades in them for the movement they give and yet are next thing to a plain, but not the flatness of total plain-ness. Does that make sense? And then there's the patterned ones too ... and I have the four different trillium batikss that I got in the Shop Hop this summer. My BCS Mystery quilt has a deep purple batik. And if you can remember my butter yellow mainstay in the PC blocks ... that's a batik too.
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    Oh QuiltE, so good to hear from you...I was wondering when you would pop in.... I love batiks and started some blocks about 10 years ago ...I look at them every once in awhile...I had a hard time piecing them ...I didn't have a 1/4 foot for the machine I was sewing on and it was very discouraging..so I put them aside..I'll get to them someday...

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    So sorry to hear of your friends problems QNS and I am sure your friendship means a lot to both of you.
    Welcome back QuiltE its nice to hear from you, a bit like FWS blocks, a few at a time and you will rope those PC blocks in and finish them.
    I have an extra large collection of batiks, washed and pressed everyone of them (they looked so pretty on the clothes line) but haven't yet found a quilt I want to make with them. I am seriously considering the New York Beauty that is starting in October (if I can get some UFO's out of the way). My collection is mainly fat quarters of fat eighths a few Bali Pops and a few large pieces..
    Time to cook dinner, Beef Stroganoff tonight.
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    I have made one quilt with all batiks and in the D9P w/a Twist quilt the yellow was a batik. I really like batiks, but just haven't had opportunity to yet. I just started "Rosie" (pp'ing quilt) and will use all batiks for that...get to buy some more fabric tomorrow on the way to the retreat.

    I am really looking forward to getting lots of PC blocks done this weekend! I am taking my laptop and camera, so might even be able to post pictures of my progress.

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    Good to hear from you, QE. I've worked extra the past few weeks and wish I didn't have to; it gets in the way of sewing.
    Like Carriem, I'm doing the Quilts for Rosie in all batiks. Other than FWS and PC, I only work in batiks right now. Here's an interesting one I made; just needs quilted but I can't decide what to do on it. Any suggestions?Name:  Sundial.jpg
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    Thanks Honchey for the welcome back ... even if I'm not really back, it's nice to be here for a spell!

    MiraB ... thanks for the encouragement. I know I will get them done, though I am disappointed that I haven't been able to stay with everyone. I knew what I missed in FWS and was why I joined the PC as I wanted SO much to be apart of the ride this time and do it WITH everyone and all the chitter-chatter. Oh well, such is life!

    CarrieM ... D9P with a Twist ... I'm curious? Photo please? Is this the retreat that GGal and Jenniky are going on too? Have FUN Ladies!

    Popular retreat weekend as I believe MiraB and DublB are heading off too!

    JanRN ... alas! you are showing us yoru decadron. It's absolutely wonderful! As for the how to quilt, as I am starting to do more machine quilting, I am ever-so hesitant as to what to do and how to do it! So I'm not much help, but I really really do like it ... the colours are fantastic and your work is incredible! As for that four letter word of WORK ... maybe you should just become a lady of leisure and allow yourself to quilt full time?
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    QuiltE...welcome back! You have been missed.
    QNSue, thinking of you and your friend today. I hope her surgery is successful. Sounds like a lot to do at one time but better than having 3 separate ones. I've done a quilt with batiks and Fairy Frost and it turned out beautiful. Batiks are a little different to work with but the results can be amazing.
    JanRN..I don't have any suggestions, this is where I get stumped too, but your quilt is stunning. Great job.
    Carrie...looking forward to seeing you IRL. What a treat.
    Mirabelle...can't wait to see how far you get with the Jamestown Celebration. That's a lot of HST!
    Here is a sample of the FWS I did yesterday. Luckily I got 5 done in one day since there were a couple of easier ones. I have some 6 inch orphan blocks I will use for some of the PP blocks so I have about 10 more to do and I will be able to start QAYG! YEA. I found though that I really love the 6 inch block so this probably won't be my last quilt with small blocks.Name:  photo-44.JPG
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    GGal ... oh those are so lovely! And will frame up ever-so-nice when you add your sashings!! Isn't it nice when some easy-peasy ones are there to make you feel more productive!!!!! Here's to a great weekend getaway for you!
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    Time to start school, but I wanted to post the link here for you QE since I notice you are still online: Post #1400 http://www.quiltingboard.com/quiltin...71904-140.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Time to start school, but I wanted to post the link here for you QE since I notice you are still online: Post #1400 http://www.quiltingboard.com/quiltin...71904-140.html
    Thanks CarrieM ... it's a beautiful quilt, love the colours!
    Looks like your twist is that you added the fancy SqInSq block along with the D9P blocks?
    Nice twist and adds a lot of interest to it.

    Here's to a good school day for the kids ... and you too!
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    QuiltE, I have enjoyed you back on the trail with us, even if it is just a note..or two. Cats seem to think sand is their litter boxes in made by Mother Nature...a lady I knew down South Texas found and made for her dd birthday "cat litter cake" made with tootsie rolls; some guest refused to eat it because it looked too real. Her dd was going to school to be a 'vet' of small animals. Too real for me to consider making it.

    Yep, keep those prayers coming for df who talked to the doctor this morning and has shut down her phone without calling me...so she has to come to terms with what he said before she talks to anyone. Not good news for her to shut down.

    Everyone enjoy your retreats for me too. Looking forward to hearing about them and seeing pictures of products from the retreats.

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    Thanks QNSue ... it's nice to be somewhat back, even if I havne't checked in on all the other PC threads. Perhaps tongiht?

    OMG ... on the cat litter cake! Dirt Pudding is one thing, but this is going a step further!

    So sorry about your friend and now the no-phone availability. Yes, she does need time to herself right now ... though perhaps a drop by, by you tonight, would be good medicine for her? Of course, not sure how far you are away and if that's do-able. She may think she wants to tough it out on her own ... though I bet you would be good company to help her come to terms and think it all thru.

    A difficult time for you QNSue {{{{{HUGS}}}}}... as you sit and wait and wonder and worry ... not knowing what is "right". I know you'll figure that "right" out, and will be a blessing of support to her as she faces the whatever!
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    Ok bf was not at fault for not calling me; her cell phone quit working. Surgery is scheduled for Sept. 18. She did give me batiks:Name:  InsideLookgreens.JPG
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    QNSue... I'm ever so glad you heard from her ... I'm sure you are feeling a little better now that you have heard from her. Now the wait til the 18th.

    OMG ... look at all those batiks!!!! And it looks like there are yards and yards of each of them too!!! Have you even started to think of what you are going to do with it all? Looks like there'll be lots of projects!!

    First, I bet .. will be a cheery recovery quilt for your friend!!!!!! How about a bright and beautiful Friendship Star variation?
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    Between the lines Pattern #322 by Mouintainpeek Creations of Centennial, Co. background will move across left to right by color tone and a border print will be 'between the lines' will be made first from the fabrics for bf. Yes, there are many yards in each color...and more to come according to bf. I will, of course, finish the many quilts tops need to full fill her wishes for her grandson, ggs, and foster children of her dd for Christmas.... love doing or planning quilts for children.

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    Another night of campfire chatter. It's turned cool here in Iowa. It's silo filling time and that goes with the territory although technically it's bunker filling time here at OK. A bag full of corn silage and the bunker topped off late this afternoon. Rain in overnight forecast. DDIL and I have had quality time in the barn milking. Then all day with 2 youngest and 2 of the older ones in the afternoon as school was out early while Mom ran one of the girls to an appt. I am whipped. Wore many hats today and wish one was "quilter".....What would a quilter's hat look like?

    Nice pulsating star, Jan. It's lovely.
    And wow what a collection of batiks, QNS. Oh and you know laughter is the best medicine.
    GGal you are on a FW roll whether Sampler or PC. Way to go and there's one particular blue pinwheel block I kind of like LOL
    Carrie's lap is a winner, isn't it?
    If you want to see what Anael's been up to check this out
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t-t199791.html

    Working on some red/white or cream mini's. Will share tomorrow--maybe if I get the time. Going to go put my feet up.

    OH and QE nice to see you are Baaaacckkkk!!
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    Just kinda sorta back, OK!

    I'd been wondering about you and how the corn had fared thru the drought ... and now into chopping it. Hope your yield is surprisingly good despite the dry times. Lots coming off here too!!

    Thanks for the lead to Anael's latest project ... WOW!!
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    OK QNS I will be right over to help you tidy up your sewing room, you are going to need the extra room so you can fit all those BEAUTIFUL batiks in. My DD is reading this with me and she is starting to plan quilts so watch out you may have extra house guests
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    Oh QuiltE it is so great to hear your chatter again! I've missed you so much! Hope you can get "back in the saddle" again real soon.

    QNS - those batiks are gorgeous. And such nice size pieces too! I love batiks also. I hope your friends surgery is successful.

    ok - what a busy day you have had. I don't think I could keep up with you if I tried! LOL

    We have had a great camp out with our Camping Group, and will be heading home tomorrow. Needless to say, I'll be late with this weeks blocks.

    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    OMG, QNSue...you could open a batik department in a fabric store! They're beautiful. You will be sewing on that stash for a long time.
    OKSewGlad...I assume the quality time you had in the barn was with about 100 cows relieving themselves of their daily contribution for the welfare of your family. How big is your milking parlor? I milked for the neighbor for awhile and he had a double 8 with two of us milking but there were two others switching pens and taking care of the other chores that went along with milking. With just 2 of you, that's a pretty long haul to be in the barn when it's not your usual occupation. It goes with the territory I know. Hope you don't have to do it too many times this fall. And the blue in the pinwheel does have roots in IA. In fact you will see it again in next weeks PC block. Thanks so much!
    Anael...I checked out the link and what a beautiful quilt you are "birthing".
    Well, Carrie is on her way so I better think about getting packed up for the retreat. First though, a hair cut and grocery shopping. I've been to instructional classes that were overnight but never to a retreat so I'm looking forward to this.
    Jeanie...where do I find the detail for Bonnie Hunter's next mystery quilt?
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    She will not release the actual information until November. I'll let everyone know! She just mentioned the new mystery in her blog, so she has already designed it, we know that much.
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    I'm home!! We had a great time. It was so nice to meet Ggal and spend a day+ with her! We are already planning to return next fall. I got 7 or 8 blocks finished...not near as many as I would have liked, but we got to visiting with new friends, so that took up some of our time. Plus there was the great trunk show by the KT designer, Lynne Hagmeier on Thursday night. I have pictures of my blocks taken, but need to get some sleep before I spend time finding the threads to post them on. Crystal got a picture of the three of us, so I will get her to post that here in the next day or so. More later...night!!

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    Oh Carrie - how fun to meet someone on the Board. I'm so glad you had a really good time and I'm looking forward to seeing your blocks and the photo of you, GGal and Crystal!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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