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    THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along Wk 6 Broken Heart & Boy's Playmate Discussion Page

    I'm so glad the distractions of last week are over with.....Go GIANTS!!! Yeah! and now I'm trying to clean up from my grandson's birthday party which was also on Sunday.....balloons all over the place...

    I found Boy's Playmate very easy to do and now I have to find some broken heart fabric...being Valentine's day is just around the corner I'm tempted to do it in red and white....this block reminds me of one or two from the first Quilt-Along... I didn't like making them very much.

    Our group is moving along really great...can't wait to see some blocks !!! Honchey

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    Love those B-day parties! Fun! Red & white sounds good.
    Bev
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    I just finished Broken Heart and I'm done for the night with it! Was very frustrating for me.
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    Just for you
    Honchey .......
    Under the B .......... 42
    Under the G ...............4

    Go ahead .... admit it, you're missing it tonight!



    I was tempted to use my Valentine's fabric that I'd used in FWS ... just didn't feel that it fit the theme.
    I'm sure I'll regret it!

    OKSGlad ... you got the tough and slow one done .... Boy's Playmate goes quite fast!
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    When I started I meant to have my darks and lights reversed, but cut my triangles wrong and not wanting to waste fabric, I changed plans. I had already marked d (for dark) on my paper patterns so that confused me the whole time. I con't know how many times I sewed and frog stitched. Glad that one's done. Going to pick fabric for the Boy's Playmate. Then call it a night.
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    OKSGlad ... you'll have Boy's Playmate sewn up in no time tomorrow!

    **Here's a Hint** ... I code my PP using highlighters according to the colour of fabric I want in the section.

    I find it easier than looking at printing (eg. D for Dark ... and then switching it up!)
    Of course, it's not foolproof for this ol' fool ... but I do find it easier to just see the colour and try to grab the right colour of fabric!


    And guess what? I looked ahead at next week's ... UGH! circle and templates!! UGH! At least it's partner is an easy one!


    DublB ... Thanks for to you, I started the thread with the Alphabet Soup of Acronyms and Quilters Dictionary!


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    Next week's Bird Eye's View is not that hard, the curves aren't tiny so there's enough room for lots of pins! The middle part is applique. I'm not too fond of curves either but this one went together smoothly.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    QuiltE I just finished Birds Eye View and it went together really easy. I just clipped the concave curve about 1/8 inch in and pinned in the centre and lined up the side seams. ssshhhh I have next weeks blocks finished don't tell anyone
    Karen

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    Did anyone use the templates to make Broken Heart? I tried 3 times and had the same problem each time-the outer 4 "heart" sections were too big. I was wondering if there was an error in the template size or just me. Thanks to Anael & QE I bit the bullet and paper pieced. I have to replace one outer triange that I cut too short on one side but it went together pretty easy pping. Thanks again for the help. I love this group!!
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    JanR...after you noted that you had trouble with the templates, I carefully measured them against the line drawing and the outer heart diagonal piece was just a smidge longer for the trmplates so I didn't try to use them. I thought I would try freezer paper but those little triangles were unruly so I went to paper piecing. I expected that I might meet Miss Froggy there but she brought along Mr.s Wrong Side Up, Can't Reverse Thinking, You Cut It Too Small, and Not Enough Fabric! What unwelcome intruders. You'll see what I had to do when I post the pictures. I wasn't about to do the flying geese again. I thought I had them vanquished for the day when the Boy's Best Friend went together like a breeze but they were just hiding in my Civil War Quilt! They just wouldn't go away so I finally quit for the day but Miss Froggy is waiting this morning before I can do anything else. What a way to start the day.

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    Guys, When PPing I used to just mark the sections with pencil...then I got smart and started using the Crayola colored pencils that I originally bought for my grandchildren..They are more into crashing cars & trucks than coloring. there are 24 colors in a box..No more confusion...When PPing alot of little triangles...I cut strips the length of the fabric I'm using generally on the straight grain and the width 1/2 " wider than the size needed..I find there's less waste that way.

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    Hey ya'll, I started PP!!
    Mon. night I did the A section of Broken Heart. When I finished I realized that I had the seam allowance too small! I redid it again last night, & got it right! I looks great, now ta do the rest. I plan ta sew all afternoon today!
    Bev
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    Broken heart just about did me in. I was so pleased when I found a dark green in the stash to match the toile to do this block. There wasn't much of it, but enough. Then I promptly wrote on the back of the paper where to put the dark, but I did it exactly backwards. So I followed my incorrect markings correctly ,made the flying geese sections, went to put them together with the corner squares, realized they were wrong. So I had to pick out the tiny pp stitches as I needed to salvage the dark green. Ack.

    After that, Boy's Playmate was a walk in the park.

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    After looking at the photos I realize where the hearts are & have decided ta my switch my fabrics. I guess I'll start over! Boy am I glad that I've only finished 1 section! A good place ta start over.
    Bev
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    JanR...after you noted that you had trouble with the templates, I carefully measured them against the line drawing and the outer heart diagonal piece was just a smidge longer for the trmplates so I didn't try to use them. I thought I would try freezer paper but those little triangles were unruly so I went to paper piecing. I expected that I might meet Miss Froggy there but she brought along Mr.s Wrong Side Up, Can't Reverse Thinking, You Cut It Too Small, and Not Enough Fabric! What unwelcome intruders. You'll see what I had to do when I post the pictures. I wasn't about to do the flying geese again. I thought I had them vanquished for the day when the Boy's Best Friend went together like a breeze but they were just hiding in my Civil War Quilt! They just wouldn't go away so I finally quit for the day but Miss Froggy is waiting this morning before I can do anything else. What a way to start the day.
    I'm laughing here; glad you have a great sense of humor!

    Yeah, I'm doing something right, Honchey. I cut strips like you suggest and then used my Easy Angle and Companion Angle rulers to cut the triangles depending on where I wanted the grain line to be. Thanks for the color tip, H and QE.
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    I am highly frustrated because I finished my blocks, put them into Picaso (I think) but cannot find them again to post here. Lettering on this new Dell and System 7 windows is too small. Sp I am eating chocolate and thinking. Instead picture files (FWPQ) are dupicating themselves worse than rabbits. Love what has been posted here.

    I remember almost how to get into the programming and increase the size of the text; tried repeated though personcalize on right click and that does not do the trick. Any suggestions here? Maybe I can rember in a week or two.

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    Finally, with dh help traced down where the photo was and it worked to post. Like the blind leading the blind. Must eat more carrots, cannot see with my one eye very well today. Hope for tomorrow and better day than today.

    Love all the posted blocks. Just had to use my valentine cloth and put a broken heart (s) into my block.

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    I'm so glad ya figured it out!
    Bev
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    About the Bird's Eye next week, I found when I did my circles that if i had the circle on top of the cut out background and made sure I had the centers of each piece matched and pinned and kept the square edge of the block square, the 1/4 inch seam allowed for it to be eased without a problem. This is probably as clear as mud but don't be afraid of the Bird's Eye. It's much easier than the flying geese that were in the Broken Heart!

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    I do my flying geese the way Alex Alexander and R. Tibbs show on U-Tube as the English way...making a little "book" out the the "covers" of side color and fold an oblong fabric piece right side up between the layers of the "book", sew on one side and open up to be a "flying geese" made. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    I do my flying geese the way Alex Alexander and R. Tibbs show on U-Tube as the English way...making a little "book" out the the "covers" of side color and fold an oblong fabric piece right side up between the layers of the "book", sew on one side and open up to be a "flying geese" made. Love it.

    Can you post the link to this please??

    carrie

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    QNS- is the method?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78Mu0C_QL8Y
    I've wondered if they really worked.
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    It was posted on QB last year; figured a search on QB or y-tube would work. I do more trial and error than I do the math formula. FWSQ had cup & saucer block which I did it that way and loved it. Displayed an 18 inch block at the LQS of the method and they loved it. You have to visualize a "book" the sides are a square(2 1/2" or whatever), and you slip the oblong piece, the "goose" right side up, in between, allowing about 1/4 or little more at the top, about 2" folded over and side on just the right side. Open it up and you have your "flying geese". Adjust for desired size, and have fun zooming along with this method. Seeing with just one eye, this method seems easier to me than the Quilt in a Day way and other ways that I have seen. Good luck.

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    JanRN ... that's what I'm loving about these threads that we can all pitch in and help the other along the way. You for the Broken ♥. Me for the curves coming up. And more for all of us!

    Thanks Everyone for the Bird's Eye View hints ... here we are discussing week 7 in week 6! I'm now going to try to have my blocks done a week in advance, so that if life gets in the way, I'm still on the trail!! I wasn't yo for the Bird's Eye challenge last night, and opted for the easy-peasy Bright Hopes. Even made it easier by PPing with the line drawing!

    GGal ... looks like you had quite a crowd there!! No wonder you ran into problems with all that commotion going on. Hope they at least brought chocolate to nibble on!!!

    DublB ... yeaaa for your maiden PPing! I thought I saw paper over there in the photo thread.

    QNSue ... Looks like you had some gremlins creating challenges too ... and found some chocolate for solace!

    OKSGlad ... I see that you're finding your PP style!
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    QE I work a week ahead; never know what's going to happen with my mother. I didn't do set in seams on Bright Hopes. Look at the block: if you split one of the long rectangles into 2 squares it goes together like a 9 patch (or 7 patch in this case.) Please don't tell the Quilt Sherrif!!!!!
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