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Thread: The FWS Pony Club Quit-Alone Wk 33 North Star & New York Discussion Page

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    The FWS Pony Club Quit-Alone Wk 33 North Star & New York Discussion Page

    Lots Of chatter this week ... My North Star is backwards and I might redo it.. I hope you like my New York block...I thought long and hard about using the red fabric I chose for it...It was rather tedious trying to pick out the phrases and whether they were appropiate for the "flag"... I have a request that I will be PMing to you all..
    Now for a little light reading...


    Week 20 Lee Mohr, Marshall County, Iowa

    Block--Cat's Paw


    As some of you suspected, I could not find any positive information about Lee. I
    found two "Lee Mohr's" but both were from the eastern side of Iowa. Since
    Marshall County is in the central part of the state, I didn't want to guess. I'm
    still going to work on it though, and I hope to find the correct one in time.
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    Week 21 Edwin Koberstein, Goodhue County, Minnesota

    Block--Children's Delight

    Edwin H. Koberstein was born on June 2, 1904, in Goodhue, Minnesota. His
    father, George was born in the neighboring state of Wisconsin, and his mother,
    Emelia Voge, was born in Germany. Edwin was their only son and middle child.
    Edwin mentions both of his sisters in his letter; Marie was two years older, and
    Pearl was six years younger.
    Edwin married Eunice Babcock in 1948. Although he married late in life,
    they still had three children together; Ronald Edwin (b. 1950); Sandra Marie (b.
    1952); and Julie Emelia (b. 1956).
    Edwin never moved far from home and died in 1972 in a neighboring county.
    His wife, Emelia, married again and her second husband died in 2007. I do not
    know if she is still alive.
    I was able to speak to Edwin's daughter, Sandra, last night. I think that I
    surprised her, and I'm afraid that she might have been leary of me. I can't
    blame her. I knew an awful lot about her family! I will be corresponding with
    her in the future, though. She said that her Dad never talked about winning
    "Inez." The family only knew about it after his death when they were going
    through his belongings. They found a postcard with a picture of Edwin, his
    sisters and "Inez." I have seen a few of these postcards before. It appears that
    the magazine gave these to the children and they could either keep them or send
    them to friends and family. The picture on it is different than the one that is
    included in the book, since Edwin is alone in that one.
    In the census records, I found a picture of Edwin when he was quite little.
    I will ask Karlene to post that later today.
    The 1940 census will be released soon and I hope to find other children and
    grandchildren of The Lucky Pony Winners.

    Added Feb 26, 2012
    I was able to email Edwin's daughter again. She said some very interesting
    things, but I want to get her permission before I share them. I am hoping that
    she sends me a picture of Edwin when he is older, too.
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    Week 22 Ernest L. Heckert, York County, Pennsylvania

    Block--County Fair Feb 27

    I have rather sparse information about our Lucky Pony Winner this week. Ernest
    L. Heckert was born in Spring Garden, Pennsylvania, on September 15, 1907. He
    was the only child of Edward and Maria Heckert. Both of his parents were also
    born in Pennsylvania. Ernest died on June 14, 1997, in New Jersey, just short of
    his 90th birthday.

    It's not much, but it is better than nothing!
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    Again what interesting stories. Thanks for adding them.
    Currently working on this weeks blocks-Surprise! Anyway that North Star is not as easy as it looks. Mostly because one must allow enough fabric for the star points. The angle that they are sewn to the center square is odd--not 45 degrees. I have found I should cut at least a 3 1/2inch strip to get proper coverage. Hope to post these tonight. Good luck all.
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    Lovely blocks, Anne. So perfect. Mine are cut out, maybe by Thursday I can get them posted...but no promises. See how life shapes up here. Nice story you have passed on for this week...genealogy work is not an easy thing to do. It is rather fascinating that the winners & their families can be traced into currant times.

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    North Star is a bugger! I started sewing on those outside pieces, and they really came out wonky. They attached to the star part ok, but two of the opposite corner triangles are off big time! I think I'm going to take them apart and try again. UGH

    "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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    Jeanie, I treated it like a Y block. First sewed the straight edge of the square to its corresponding outer part leaving that 1/4" seam allowance at the "corner" unsewn. Then stitched the "ends" of that total seam. Is that clear? Still not a perfect corner for me, but good enough.
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    I laid my background fabric on the paper and drew a line where the seam went and then added the seam allowance. I only did this after unpicking it three times. It takes me a little while to learn from my mistakes Yes it was an odd angle not 45 and not 60 degrees, but I did cut my strips 3 1/2 inches like you did Oksew
    Now to cook dinner DS is coming over.
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    I did not PP this block. I was using templates. I have it unsewn now, will try again tomorrow. Maybe better PP it, huh???
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    Yes Karen, I sewed that first star point at least 3 times too. That's my re do limit. So after these were sewn I decided it was time for my Rip it block! My little frog is a woodland frog--jumping in and around the grassy banks of a near by creek.Name:  PC Ripit Frog.jpg
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    You are on a roll Oksewglad...humming along on the sewing machine. Great blocks. Off to the kitchen with me to fix lunch to take to dh Aunt Ruth today. Love all the squares. Need to find time to sew a bit and catch up again.

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    Anne, thank you for all the interesting info; appreciate the time you take.

    I didn't have a problem with North Star---I substituted LOL!!

    OK love the frog-it really turned out cute.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    What a cute frog Oksewglad.
    Time for bed for me, it is late here and I have to be up early in the morning, but I had to check the message board. That's important right
    Karen

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    All of the blocks that have been posted are wonderful. They inspire me to get back in the saddle again. I have to bind a lap quilt I'm gifting to my step DDIL who had surgery last week so i can get it to her today. I'll post a picture of it later.

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    I just finished putting on my binding using this method and I've never done it faster or easier. Thought you all might be interested. I'm continually thankful for all of the things I learn from people on this board!

    There is a tutorial www.aliciasattic.com Marci Baker shows this method.

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    Here's what has been keeping me busy. It's my first successful attempt at QAYG and I'm hooked. I have a couple of lap quilts I'll be completing for my DGD's this next month for their birthdays. Jan, my list of projects never seems to get any shorter. I now have started one from a class project for my step DGS...maybe for the holidays.

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    Glad you showed a close up of the quilt, GGal. The subtle shading in the border is pieced. Very nice. The strong diagonal stitching reinforces the strong diagonal piecing in the quilt's center. Very pretty indeed.
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    Rich, warm, wonderful quilt...if she does not want it...think of me...beautiful quilt, wonderful work, full of love in every stitch. Great job!! Thanks for sharing the photo of the quilt.

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    Ggal, great quilt. When you do QAYG, do you quilt your borders separately, too, then attach them? That's how I did FWS borders and I had a hard time matching the corners; the quilting made them a little smaller. Yours look perfect so I'm curious how you did them.
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    FYI: I am getting register this little ones for AAQI

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...d-t198740.html
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    Ahhh, wonderful job. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN View Post
    Ggal, great quilt. When you do QAYG, do you quilt your borders separately, too, then attach them? That's how I did FWS borders and I had a hard time matching the corners; the quilting made them a little smaller. Yours look perfect so I'm curious how you did them.
    When I did the first sides I made the borders a bit larger and measured them to fit like I would s strip of fabric that wasn't quilted. The last borders were more tricky. The cornerstone was quilted so I could trim it down and I joined it to a strip of quilted border that again was longer than needed. After I got these two joined, I carefully measured the center of the quilt from joining strip to joining strip, added 1/4 inch seam allowance, took a deep breath and cut the border strip. I then joined the last cornerstone to the border, sewed the joining strips to the quilt body and fitted the two pieces together. All the while I was making sure that one edge of the border was even for sewing to the quilt body. My first cornerstone I made was a star but the points would have been cut off so I changed to simple squares and if I look close, the outer squares are a bit smaller because they were trimmed to square up the quilt.

    Short story, I made all of the border strips longer and measured them after quilting like I would if I were assembling in a traditional way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    When I did the first sides I made the borders a bit larger and measured them to fit like I would s strip of fabric that wasn't quilted. The last borders were more tricky. The cornerstone was quilted so I could trim it down and I joined it to a strip of quilted border that again was longer than needed. After I got these two joined, I carefully measured the center of the quilt from joining strip to joining strip, added 1/4 inch seam allowance, took a deep breath and cut the border strip. I then joined the last cornerstone to the border, sewed the joining strips to the quilt body and fitted the two pieces together. All the while I was making sure that one edge of the border was even for sewing to the quilt body. My first cornerstone I made was a star but the points would have been cut off so I changed to simple squares and if I look close, the outer squares are a bit smaller because they were trimmed to square up the quilt.

    Short story, I made all of the border strips longer and measured them after quilting like I would if I were assembling in a traditional way.
    Great info! Thanks for lettin' us know!
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    Hello Everybody! It's been a long time. Can't say I'm back on the trail though, I'll never catch up. Haven't had time to devote to the sewing room but I have missed it and missed being part of this trail ride. I have been peeking in on all your blocks and as usual they're all so beautiful!! Can't wait to get back to it. My little horse has been diagnosed with a condition similar to diabetes and the vets aren't up on what's the best treatment so of course I've been studying everything I can find on the internet. It's mind boggling! Getting into the sewing room is always in the back of my mind but I have to prioritize. HOpefully I'll get in there soon. Keep up the good work ladies, I know you will.
    Gardnergal that's a gorgeous quilt, just love the colors!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Termi View Post
    Hello Everybody! It's been a long time. Can't say I'm back on the trail though, I'll never catch up. Haven't had time to devote to the sewing room but I have missed it and missed being part of this trail ride. I have been peeking in on all your blocks and as usual they're all so beautiful!! Can't wait to get back to it. My little horse has been diagnosed with a condition similar to diabetes and the vets aren't up on what's the best treatment so of course I've been studying everything I can find on the internet. It's mind boggling! Getting into the sewing room is always in the back of my mind but I have to prioritize. HOpefully I'll get in there soon. Keep up the good work ladies, I know you will.
    Gardnergal that's a gorgeous quilt, just love the colors!!
    We have missed ya! I'm not gonna git caught up for a long while. Don't worry about bein' behind, 'cause I'm right there w/ya!
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    Ggal, thanks. I basically did mine the same way except I didn't use cornerstones. Next time I will; I think they give you a little more "fudging" room.
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    Termi--thanks for stopping by--yes we have missed you and your brown/aqua + blocks!
    I have lots of blocks to catch up on, but once in a while try to get a current one finished. There are several of us who have not been riding all the time and will not be done when the trail is over. So stay connected and finish the rid with us, okay?
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