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Thread: THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along Wk 9 Children's Delight & County Fair Discussion Page

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    THE FWS PONY CLUB Quilt-Along Wk 9 Children's Delight & County Fair Discussion Page

    Here we are almost 2 months into our trailride. I only have the one block for this week done. I did manage to do a little catch up with last week's clover blossom. Anyone count the pieces in County Fair...I did ...twice!! there are 65 of them little rascals...I'm dreading this one. There is an extra thread this week...Guess what it will be ???

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    I chuckled when I saw that you used Christmas fabric for your Children's Delight. I made mine last week (I have to work a week ahead just in case....) and I also used Christmas fabric. I guess great minds do think alike LOL. Hard to believe we're at week 9 already. I did Clover Blossom and it was a booger-those triangles are tiny! Hopefully will get pics up tomorrow, just got home from work. We did sports physicals and the kids came after practice--I smell like an old tennis shoe. Off to the shower!!
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    Back to computer nightmares for me...after I did get the photos loaded in Picasso and sized, QB is not opening up options to post them but kicking me out each time. It will not do the third tab in now, QB techs advise going from Windows 7, verison 9, back to verison 8; now if I knew how to do that...I would work for a tech company. Yep. More $$$. I did get the blocks done, and photographed and loaded in my computer with other FWPC blocks..took them through Picasso to resize them right. No luck. We hope tomorrow will bring answers; sleep on it and see if any thing comes to me that might work. More chocolate maybe.

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    So sorry QNS! Computer problems always annoy me so much! Hope you get yours solved real soon.

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    Yes Honchey I did count those pesky little pieces, but once I started it went together surprisingly easy. I am going to try and get a little ahead in the next few days as I won't be going anywhere, or should I say can't go anywhere. Mother Nature has dumped over 10 inches of rain on us in the past 24 hours and the highway is closed both north and south of town. There is also localised flooding in town but lucky we are out of a flood prone area. DH only just made it home today.
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    Sent yur extra rain this way; the USA could really use it. Well, this week's photos will not happen. Hope BIL can help when he comes down this week. Meanwhile, at least I can enjoy everyone else's beautiful blocks!!

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    Hi, with the new QB forum the picture size needs to be smaller. I discovered by accident reading a message in the "help" page at the bottom of the "forum" by Patrice telling another member that you can resize your photos in Microsoft "paint"...I, like you, QNS could not upload my photos because they were too big and getting the message "QB is not responding" You can reduce the size by percentage or pixels...since doing that I have been able to upload the photos. You can find it in the toolbar when you're viewing your photo by clicking on "open" then "paint". it gives you several choices on what to do...it will not permanently change the size until you click on "save" after you "close" the photo page....play with a photo you are not concerned about losing. I hope this helps...it worked for me! H

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    I have been opening my photos in piscis...the Google program..and it automatically reduces it to 800 something which i can then crop and save and it works well for me. Looking forward to seeing your pics, QNSue.

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    Stop it!!! All this geek-talk is hurting my head!
    I know it's necessary ... and poor
    QNSue as she can't post her blocks. And Poor Us too as now we just have to sit and wonder what creativity she came up with this week!

    MiraB ... so glad you are not in a flood zone with that much rain.

    OKSGlad, GGal and JanRN ... please check in and tell us you're OK!!! I just saw on the news the tornado-like damage in Branson last night and Buffalo today. So I'm hoping it didn't catch you ladies at all. Storm is starting here, but I don't think it's going to amount to much more than snow and drifting. At least, I hope!

    CountyFair ... like MiraB, I didn't find it that hard ... just those 65 pieces and how many sections tend to overwhelm us. Time and patience and it came together OK ... and oh so rewarding once you see it all done.
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    For the Paper Piecers ... if you missed this thread, you might be interested in trotting over to it .........
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/paper-piecing-question-t180901-4.html#post5018774
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    Doing ok here, QE; thanks for asking. At 5:00 it was 66*-we've had tons of rain all day, it was so dark all day, too. Hope everyone is ok. Running late on posting pics. Finished working on paperpieced Storm at Sea wall hanging today. QE & Anael created a paperpiecing monster---me LOL!! I love it and have been doing most of the PC blocks this way. Made all those little triangles behave in County Fair.
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    JanRN ... Thank goodness you are OK! I haven't heard that there were any touchdowns in Penn, though pics look pretty messy in Missouri, Colorado and Kansas. There's only been a brief mention of Iowa ... so why I am hoping that MissyOK is indeed OK!

    Now .... would you please get that camera clicking and show us this Storm at Sea masterpice?
    And while you're at it, how about that ten sided wonder?
    And of course, this week's blocks too!!!
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    I'm okay for which I'm very grateful. The storm went south of us and took out a large part of a small town on the Ohio River. I didn't even realize how bad they were until the news tonight. Still a couple more days of unseasonably warm weather so we're being prayful.

    JeanieG...rest well and be refreshed!

    Mirabelle...stay dry and safe.

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    So glad to hear all of you are ok...The weather the last couple of years has been horrific... I have cut out the pping sections and fabric strips so tonite after "Survivor" i will start putting it together. Later, H

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    I'm in the middle of PP the county fair block. On those sets of 4 "corner" triangle pieces, I found that if I pieced C4 to C1 first then did C2 and C3 keeping the pieces in place was easier. Anyone else experience this. Now back to the sewing room have been gone all day.

    And yes, everything OK here in NE Iowa. Glad to hear QNS and the rest are fine too. Rain last night and drizzle and 32 degrees all day today. Had to make a road trip today--hate the thought of driving when it's near freezing and raining as a decrease in temp can happen so fast and then it's ICE.
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    Yes, the weather is fine here and the pony express will run today; so all who have PM-ed me will get their packets. May be little like my Mother.... When she was a freshman, the Home economics teacher ask all 19 girls to list their Siunday dinner menu...and they all listed the same thing which made the teacher mad to get 19 same answers until she discovered they had all eaten with my Mother at Grandma Carrie's house. So it will interesting how many pieces show up at the same time. Yes, Anne, you are getting a bit more of that Red fabric, as well as the others who PM-ed me. Its all the fault of QuiltE who tiptoed in the chuck wagon for a midnight bit of fabric...from my stash...I told daughter all this activity has not reduced by stash by an inch yet. May be there is still hope.

    Yes, thanks, everyone for your help. It is the size of the picture even though I had it in Picassco, the free Google program. Will post photos and story later today after working with dd this afternoon or pm. QNS
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    I know I know .. I'm always stirring things up! but I just couldn't resist as your fabrics were just too tempting, QNSue!It's added so much fun to the whole ride!So glad that everyone missed the storm ... the pics of the devastation are unbelievable.And then you sent it northward ho!We did get snow (not a lot, couple inches?) then freezing rain and a lot of blowing. Today again, it's hovering around freezing ... and like OKSGlad mentioned ... not good driving weather, too much a chance of black ice.I had my hydro out for over 3-1/2 hrs yesterday afternoon ... and then intermittent flashes after it came back on. It seldom goes out here, so must have been something serious. All I've found out yet is that it was blamed on the winds and ice ... some areas a little further off suffered more for that than here. Hopefully, all settles today ... again hovering around freezing, right now dripping off the eavestroughs. Weekend ... is to be ccccccold and by next Wednesday +9C. Go figure!!!!!!
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    This weeks blocks are so inspiring. I don't like my Children's Delight and will rework some of it before I post. Couple more sips of coffee and than back to work.

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    I was hesitant to post my blocks. I feel like they don't "fit in" with the theme of Pony Club. I love all your blocks and fabrics but I can't do those. I'm going to use fabric that I have in my stash and just make my own "nonPony Club" quilt. I hope you guys won't kick me off this wagon train. I really love all your cute and theme-appropriate blocks but I've been stressing over how to add some cuteness to mine. I confess that I haven't enjoyed making them and I quilt for enjoyment, not stress. So if it's okay with you all, I'll still tag along but I'll have to be your "city cousin"--I just can't do farm life. I love all your blocks---I hope I'm making sense and no one is offended. Please know I really, really love all your blocks. If there's no room for the city gal, I'm okay with that!! I'll still ooh and aah with you all.
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    Oh Jan please stay with us! These blocks are just a representation of how each one of us interpret the blocks. Your blocks always add to the mix--why? Because they are different just as we are all different quilters. There's not going to be sunsets or ponies in my blocks. Just pieces of fabric I already have on hand. So stay with us, okay?
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    Oh JanRN ... of course our City Cousin can stay here with the Country Bumpkins! There's lots doing non-PC themed quilts ... and you know it! Mine won't be staying strictly pony, and will be a rural/nature sort of mix. In a lot of ways, I'd sooner not be doing that ... I'm looking at this as my way to get better at FCing, and work with novelties. Something I've never done. So it's a change for me ... though I see so many possibilities for a more classic look. In other words, I'm kind of "forcing" myself to do it this way, recognizing the "learn to do by doing" (translation for the City Cousin: 4-H Motto) will do me good for the long term.

    You're doing great ...... and don't you even think another moment about skipping out on us.
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    New post ... different subject!
    OK all you
    Smarty-Cats ....

    If you saw a workshop called "Basic Net Collage" offered, what would you think that might mean?
    (being offered as both a one day course as well as a two day course; each day 6 hours)
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    Because I have just been on a thread about Art Quilting, I would say it was using bridal net atop a collage of fabric pieces and secured with stitching whether by hand or machine. Just a guess.
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    JanR...don't you even think of leaving us. Mine is a purely scrappy quilt which I'm doing for the enjoyment of working with this wonderful group of women. You have permission to hollar at us if we get too far out in the back 40 and we welcome any stories that you have to share. All of our lives are as unique as the blocks we make and together we'll have a lot of fun. You've already seen that some have substituted blocks that we didn't like. You can do that too. Just be comfortable and enjoy yourself.

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    QuiltE...first thing I thought of was something to do with the Internet. Probably all wrong.

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