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Thread: The FWS Pony Club Quilt-Along wk 40 (WOW!) Sheep Fold & Star of Hope Discussion Page

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    The FWS Pony Club Quilt-Along wk 40 (WOW!) Sheep Fold & Star of Hope Discussion Page

    I didn't think I'd have room for the WOW!...I think the cooler weather has the group talking more...Very Nice!..Sheep Fold is very appropiate for the group getting together.. I am still getting it together...Thanks QNS for the stuff I couldn't find around here...I should have it done soon...I donated a quilt for a fund raiser that my niece is sponsering for the Boy's Scouts..She's very active in the group with her 2 sons...I'll be going to the "Tricky Tray" this Friday... I'll post a photo of it later after I get DS to hold it uo for me...I'm working this Thursday...Yay! a fun day for me...Time for dinner then to the sewing machine....H.

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    Coming down for the final quarter mile, time to weed out what we are going to use and what we are not going to use.. two more blocks to design tomorrow, then I can sew the last eight blocks and go on to other things I have ask to do... How do we get volunteered and say 'yes' when its 'maybe' or 'no'...???

    Keeping family happy is a full time job, weather its just dh or the whole clan of Ma & Pa Kettle. To bad we did not have 13 kids to raise, 'cause I keep on cookin' up too much food...and hate to waste it...rather have it go to someone's waist...and our kids all live too far away. Bf is too far away...she can drive now, on limited distances...love to butcher turkeys, but there is no room in the freezer and I have begun to doubt about having the freezer free up much...may have to can the turkeys!

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    It is hard to believe it has been 40 weeks! I decided not to make these blocks since I don't "need" them for my 2 quilts. Instead I chose some harder ones (what was I thinking??). I am working on "Kansas" right now...didn't get to sew today and I work tomorrow, so Thursday will be the day I finish and hopefully get a couple more done. Other than school and a little squirrel hunting with ds I don't have much going on.

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    40 weeks! Oh wow, I'm so far behind. I really have enjoyed this pony ride. Soon I'll be makin' my blocks I promise.
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    Here is how I'm planning to put my PC quilt together. I've slapped it on the design wall just to get a feel if what I was thinking would even work. I really like the results for the layout. The real test will be when I start quilting blocks and putting them together. I know that there are variances in the block dimensions so it will still be challenging to use PC blocks as backings and have a completely reversible quilt. I'm figuring 50 blocks per side since I'll have the bonus blocks to work with. I haven't had a cold in YEARS so the one I'm battling is making up for it. QNSue, I think the Vicks is working. I didn't cough as much last night but I couldn't even smell it when I put it on even though my head seems to be pretty clear. Yup, it's settled in my chest and completely sapped my energy. I might be able to cut out a block later but it sure can't be very challenging! My joining strips will be a 3/4 inch dark green which will keep the PC blocks from getting lost entirely. Name:  photo-43.JPG
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    OMG GGal ... that's incredible!! I'm awestruck!
    I know you are wanting to do QAYG, but have you thought of just joining these as is?
    I like the way they are with those alternating blocks. It gives an Irish Chain look to it.
    Probably there's a proper quilting name to those blocks and the design they create.
    I REALLY like how it is bringing the colours together ... and I think you'd lose that with the strips when doing QAYG.
    Just some thoughts from the Peanut Gallery!!

    So that's side one ... what is going to be on side two?
    I wait in total anticipation to see what it will be like!
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    GGal that's incredible. The gentle curve in the center of the connecting block adds such a subtle rhythm to the overall design and softens all the sharp points in the blocks.
    QNS--freezer full? less car trips to the grocery store!! You two are a self sufficient pair.

    Note to Carrie--yes I'll make bonus blocks so add my name to the list!
    Gotta dash--today is recycle day at the local garbage pickup and have lots of plastic to get rid of. Then off to LFC (local feed co-op) to pick up winter rye for DH to plant this afternoon. Had a little shower yesterday with a 70% chance of rain on Sat. Timing would be wonderful if that happened.
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    Oh wow, Oh wow, Ggal. That is incredible. I love the way the curved blocks add movement. I agree with QE about maybe not using sashing--it would break up the "path" the curved blocks make. Oh wow! I'm speechless!!
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    *giggle* LFC!


    Yeaaaaaaaaa!!!!
    I'm glad there'll be OKSGlad BBs!!!
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    GG - I love your quilt just as it is. Those alternating blocks are wonderful! I agree with QuiltE and Jan, you will lose the pattern if you put sashing strips on. But whatever you do, it is gorgeous!
    "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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    GG, it's gonna be wonderful. I think if ya use a tiny connectin' strip it will not change the look very much. I can't wait till ya finish it so I can see how it comes out.
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    WOW Ggal! You have been busy with all those "in between" blocks! They look so pretty. I am with Bev...I think you can use a narrow strip between and still get the same effect. Can't wait to see it all together!

    I am looking forward to some sewing time tomorrow. I will finish getting the blocks together for a table runner and border on...will wait to quilt it until the weekend. Then am going to get a few more PC blocks done. I have time to sew the next three days....haven't had much since last Friday so am looking forward to it!

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    i just wanted to show you guys the jelly roll quilt I donated to my niece's Tricky Tray on Friday ....
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    How cute is that, Anne!! I bet your niece loves it.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Nicely done, Honchey!!!
    How kind of you to donate to help the Scouts.

    But what is Tricky Tray?
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    Honchey--I like how that turned out especially with the black squares between the strips. I will definitely be doing that the next time I make one of these quilts!

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    Thanks for the compliments....Actually, the squares are a chocolate brown with blue accents and every seam is dtitched in the ditch....no FM for me yet...it measures 50" x 70"... ahhhh, a tricky tray is a chinese auction...which is a whole bunch of gifts on a table with a little container in front of it ...you purchase a card that has let's say 20 or 30 tabs with a # on it....you tear off a tab and put it in the container and hope your ticket gets pulled for that gift...they also have tables set up for gifts that are higher in cost and you have to purchase different tickets for them...they have door prizes also.... All the gifts are donated....It's a fun night out...being that it's my niece sponsering it I have to attend...it's about 90 miles away and I'm sleeping over so I know I'm going to have fun...all the women in our family will be there to support her...All I have to do is sign the quilt..I need a pigma pen to do that..I will get it at work tomorrow...

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    What is a Tricky Tray, Hounchey? Your quilt is so cute.
    Oops, Ya already answered.
    It sounds like ya are gonna have a great time.
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    What a nice quilt--I like the dark squares too, Anne. Feels good when one donates to a good cause.
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    The orange in the quilt really makes it "pop". I also like the square you added, I've not seen one with them in it before. You will get a lot of tickets for this one Anne!
    "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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    Thanks Honchey ... Chinese Auction I understand and now know another name!
    Our Jersey Club do these at their AGMs and call it "Drop in the Bucket" (milk bucket!) ... and were always a fun thing.

    Looks like a FUN night out for you ... we'll look forward to hearing what you bring home from the Tricky Tray!
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    Just wanted to let those who are doing the PC Bonus Blocks know that we have 11 people signed up for the swap. So if you want a block of your own, you'll need to make 11.

    Thanks!
    Carrie

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    Thanks, carriem. Are we doing 8" finished blocks like PC? I'm excited to do these for everyone.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Yes Jan---same as our PC blocks. That way for those who want to use them with their other blocks they will fit!

    I sent an email to those who are signed up. If you don't get one, please let me know.

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    I bought some TX fabric. If any o' ya'll don't want red white & blue (TX colors also) let me know. Oh this is gonna be so fun.
    Bev
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