Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 80 of 542 FirstFirst ... 30 70 79 80 81 90 130 180 ... LastLast
Results 1,976 to 2,000 of 13526

Thread: The fws pony club update photo - discussion - completed page

  1. #1976
    Super Member mirabelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Queensland Australia
    Posts
    2,654
    QNS I drew up that block and I quickly made one. Don't worry about the scant seam allowance it is not needed the measurements are correct for a 1/4 inch.

    The centre is the 5 1/2 inch squares cut into 4 on the diagonal, should measure 4 3/4 inch.

    Now the 4 1/2 inch squares cut into triangles, sew 2 onto 2 sides of the 3 1/2 inch square, make 2 of these and sew to the QST as in photo 1.

    The other triangles are sewn together then sewn to the background square as in photo 2. Sew these to the long sides of the centrepiece.

    I hope I have explained it to you. This quilt is very very similar to one I made about 6 years ago, it was a mystery from Planet Patchwork.. I think the only difference is this star

    If you aren't happy making this block and it can be a little tricky you can substitute for another 9 inch block, any star would work
    Attached Images Attached Images

    Karen

  2. #1977
    Super Member mirabelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Queensland Australia
    Posts
    2,654
    I apologise for the poor quality photo, my camera doesn't like taking photos at night and my DS has made me promise that I won't press any more buttons on this camera
    Karen

  3. #1978
    Super Member mirabelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Queensland Australia
    Posts
    2,654
    On another note I have just finished block # 8 for my Out of the Darkness quilt. I think I did more reverse sewing on this one than on any other block.

    2 more to go then time to tackle the centrepiece.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Karen

  4. #1979
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    4,910
    Beautiiiiiiiiiful block Mirabelle. No, that's not the 'furrow' I am worrying myself about...this quilt is designed from the outside in...borders then next steps in for six steps. For a triangle, she cuts two 2 3/4 inch squares, sews once across the middle, and trims the under side of excess. Have done the center first, despite the instructions and finishing the last of four Iowa star designs. Its her 'scant' quarter inch seams to get the measurements to come out right...I had to add 1/4 seam allowance to get the Iowa star design to measure as a nine inch finish block. Will try emailing some of the measurement problems. Thanks for the offer.


    dublb, great job on your quilt.

  5. #1980
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,809
    DublB ... your Celtic Knot will be a nice touch! Looks like it's time to finish your sister's quilt.

    JeanieG ... I love that water blue fabric you chose and it's so perfect for your seashells. Really frames them up so we can see them!

    QNSue and DublB ... the best part of this whole group, being able to get help from all 'round the world to solve quilting problems! QNSue, I'm sure you'll soon have MiraB recruited to make this quilt along with you!

    MiraB ... another darkness block, shining brightly! I'm sure the centre one will be just as stunning and then some!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  6. #1981
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,809
    Time for my BBs to strut their stuff!!
    ..........or perhaps I should say your BBs .... though they are now mine. All Mine, !!

    Ladies, every time I look at my blocks, I see another something special that I hadn't noticed before. I get the warm fuzzies just thinking of these blocks, so imagine how snuggly I will be when they are all together in a quilt? THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the time that each of you put into your special blocks for me. I know I am truly blessed with special friendships with each of you. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU AGAIN!! :d

    I still can't get over how well they go together. That was my biggest fear in this swap, and there sure is no reason to fear! As you'll see I have been auditioning fabrics. So far the navy is winning, though not quite there. Some of you will recognize it, as it is in some of the BBs.
    Name:  BonusBlocksRecd (2).JPG
Views: 85
Size:  1.53 MB
    Last edited by QuiltE; 02-26-2013 at 06:13 AM.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  7. #1982
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,809
    Now to tell you a little more about the BBs I sent out to all of you.

    Sadly, I did not take a picture of the ones I sent, though I did do a group shot of the ones I made. You see, I got carried away, and have visions of a scrappy quilt, done using that block and keeping it subtly patriotic. So the overflow will be well used! As though I needed another project, right?

    Before the reveal, I had shared that my BB was simple, but symbolic. I chose the Double Friendship Star, for the two friends! The fabrics were chosen for that representation ... one point of the star specifically for the recipient, coordinating with their PC or a colour I knew they liked or something special I knew about them. The other point was for me. The background is the text fabric for our National Anthem, O Canada which I first showcased when I made Monty last year. And the maple leaf centre, just subtly Canadian, to help you remember it's from me!

    Hope that you all like them and can find a home for them in a special project.

    Here's the pic of the BBs and those in limbo for that future project!
    Attachment 398121
    BTW every fabric used in your BBs was used in my PC
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  8. #1983
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    4,910
    That attachment did not work for me QuiltE. I like how you have your BBs arranged...will try to arrange mine later today.

    Storm is Stormy outside..."Rocky" is a blizzard with about six to eight inches on the ground, still snowing, and blowing snow, cannot see very far not too cold, about 30 degrees but wind chill will take that down to ten degrees. Schools are closed in the whole area of Northern Missouri and Southern Iowa. Only thing I saw moving this morning was DH and our ducks outside...so we are sitting in at home and not trying to go out today...

    since storm is moving through, my head feels a little better so I can sew today and work on the computer..

  9. #1984
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,809
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue View Post
    That attachment did not work for me QuiltE. I like how you have your BBs arranged...will try to arrange mine later today. .......
    Weird! It was there when I posted the thread ... will try again.
    Stay safe and warm, QNSue, and any others in the storms path.
    We're supposed to see it by late today ... and the next few days.

    Let's try again ...........
    Attached Images Attached Images
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  10. #1985
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    4,910
    Love the pattern and the colors, QuiltE. I downloaded that pattern yesterday from www.quilterscache.com myself as I was playing around on the computer.

    See if I can download a picture here:Name:  DadTheLeprechan.jpg
Views: 87
Size:  67.2 KBDh in his kilt, socks and hat with his walking stick back when he did not weigh as much as he does now. I love him on the installment plan: by reaching around as far as I can, make a mark and hug him from that point on around again....to reach all around him in the middle! LOL!

    We all need a laugh on a day like today.

  11. #1986
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    4,910
    Hope no one has lost their electrical power in the storm. I played around with BBs and photographed them:Name:  BBs.JPG
Views: 81
Size:  49.7 KBtogether; then by pairs:Name:  BBs3.JPG
Views: 78
Size:  50.7 KBName:  BBs4.JPG
Views: 91
Size:  39.1 KBName:  BBs6.JPG
Views: 87
Size:  40.7 KBName:  BBs7.JPG
Views: 85
Size:  44.7 KBName:  BBs8.JPG
Views: 82
Size:  41.6 KBName:  BBs9.JPG
Views: 75
Size:  45.9 KBLove them all; they are so perfect and well loved!!

  12. #1987
    Super Member JeanieG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Camarillo, CA
    Posts
    4,010
    Here are mine. I am going to make a wall hanging, like Jan suggested, for my sewing room. I am toying with using this fabric as the sashing. I am going to do the QAYG technique. What do you think??? I really need to get them off my display board and get my PC blocks up there to decide which ones I am going to use for which quilt. Remember I am making two lap quilts, rather than one large one.


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

  13. #1988
    Super Member Anael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,537
    I would love to dedicate this song to all my PC friends. I think we're getting there with our little group of people all around the world! Thank you my friends for everything you're doing for me!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01N9...QKV4JvV6tV25Eg
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



  14. #1989
    Super Member Anael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,537
    Today I touched Bram and Isa!! Today Isa is wearing her yellow smock with the tiny red roses. She looks like a princess!

    Latest news on Bram and Isa: Isa is doing fine since the surgery. There is some concern about her brain though, the neonatologist was talking about 'white flare'. Same with Bram. She said this was normal with micro preemies but it should go away. Otherwise Isa is doing fine.
    Bram has been very restless these past few days and they can't find why. The neonatologist said now the difference in birthweight shows. He didn't gain weight over the past few days, Isa did. They still don't know if the fungus is still there or not. The testresults are negative, the X rays aren't. Those still show spots on his lungs. They sent the X rays to another hospital for evaluation and on Thursday Bram will be subject of discussion on a boardmeeting with specialists.
    Though both are looking ok and doing ok too they still are very unstable and in critical condition. She also mentioned Bram and Isa were the sickest preemies of the whole unit
    My DS and DDIL later told me this neonatologist 'likes' to point out all the negative stuff. To be honest I think she's very realistic.
    While we were there we were ordered to leave the unit because they were working on one of the other preemies and something went very very wrong. We don't know the outcome though as we weren't allowed back in. My DS told us he saw a flat line! Made me feel so sick and sad. I hope he or she made it!

    Tomorrow I will be gone for most of the day so you won't hear from me till late in the afternoon.

    QNS, nice kilt Did he make this one himself too? I had to laugh about the way you're hugging him
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



  15. #1990
    Super Member mirabelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Queensland Australia
    Posts
    2,654
    QuiltE I love your friendship stars

    JeanieG will sign your block as I can't find your signature anywhere, maybe I need new glasses

    QNS love your installment plan

    I have tried to send you an e-mail for this Iowa Star but it keeps coming up with an error so will reply here if that's ok, I changed the sewing sequence as the way she had it was stupid and confusing.

    Pieces 1 to 4 I cut a 2 3/4 inch square, a little bit of waste not much

    Piece #5 I cut a 4 inch square and cut in half on the diagonal

    Pieces 6 and 7 I cut a 5 by 3 inch rectangle and cut in half to make an elongated triangle

    If you have any problems just give me a yell
    Attached Images Attached Images

    Karen

  16. #1991
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    4,910
    I have made the Iowa Star, but the other square blocks you sew together, then cut off the excess on the back seems to be a big waste. And to sew all the different blocks before assembly, from outside in, seems so off to me. I am ready to toss it into a deep drawer or closet space. Enough UFOs, to work on, so this one can wait until....I hit an insane moment again.

    Glad you enjoyed my 'love on installment' story. Dd is coming a week from Saturday with her family to give dh his new computer...if weather permits. DH has been calling her like two or three times a day 'just' to talk because he misses his computer so much. LOL!!!! And he is under my foot no matter where I am or what I am doing....with few exceptions.

    Good neighbors came and plowed out our driveway for us, shoveled out the drift in front of the garage, and the path to the chicken house...with the chickens peeking around the front of their house, cheering them on to bring their food to them.

  17. #1992
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    4,910
    I always connect to each block with a story....and the FS pattern had the Iowa Star for the center:Name:  ZIowaStars.JPG
Views: 107
Size:  40.2 KB
    three of four seasons in Iowa,...one is 'deer' and one is 'hearts, representing the warm and loving people who live in Iowa... and one is the fall season, the deer and the green trees are summer season, the flowers and heart are the spring season...winter is the last one I am working up...but as I said, it can wait on the back burner...it will have lots of company there.

  18. #1993
    Super Member mirabelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Queensland Australia
    Posts
    2,654
    Back to the drawing board, is it the next round of blocks after the Iowa Star..my e-mail is having a dummy spit, I can receive but I can't send
    Karen

  19. #1994
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    4,910
    Receive I did, Mirabelle. It is nice we are on the same page, and you have bought your pattern to do for your son. Enjoy your time with DD, and give her an extra hug from QNS just because you can enjoy the time together.

    Guess the storm has everyone else busy, I have missed the chatter here. Hoping everyone and everything is doing fine... Schools in the area remain closed today and more snow came down over night; another 5 inches. Thank goodness our good community helped dh dig out yesterday. Off to the sewing room today.

  20. #1995
    Super Member deranged_damsel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Right Here
    Posts
    1,336
    QNinaSue, OOOh pretty blocks!!! your Hubby is SOOoooo CUTE! he defiantly reminds me of my dad

    Well, I FINALLY drove over to the dairy office building to pick up my UPS package and found our dog Sadie by the side of the highway she had only been gone a few hours, and the Great Pyraneese have a LARGE territory, so we hadnt been worried about her it was gut wrenching to find her, Dh and I brought her home and told the kids.. they all helped with the burial, the three other dogs came up right away and wouldnt leave, our male is her son, and he layed next to her and wouldnt let us bury her. even a whole day later they are still out there near her. she was defiantly the heart of our little farm. so sweet and loving
    Candace is Deranged
    so many babies.. sew little quilts

  21. #1996
    Super Member Anael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,537
    I'm sorry DD you lost your Sadie!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



  22. #1997
    Power Poster oksewglad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Between the dashes of a tombstone
    Posts
    10,228
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm so sorry about your dog, DD. Losing a loved pet hard on both kids and parents.
    Angel food cake is out of the oven cooling. In a short time, a run to town to work at a church funeral dinner. Think I'll stop and see Katie (LQS shop) before I head home.
    Our corner of the state received abut 2" last night so missed the big blow you had down south, QNS. What a treat to have such good neighbors. Blocks are lovely, thanks for sharing. And mirabelle such a sweetheart to help out.
    Don't worry spider.
    I keep house
    casually.
    ---Basho
    I donate quilts to the AAQI.

  23. #1998
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    2,130
    DD--so sorry to hear about your Sadie.

    QNS--I like your Iowa Star blocks. Too bad the pattern has to be confusing! We started getting snow yesterday afternoon and it is still coming down...not nearly as much as you have gotten...maybe 3-4" total. School is cancelled today for DD...the other two got theirs done this morning and are getting ready to go out and shovel then sled. I need to finish up dishes, then am heading to the clubhouse to get my binding on my PC quilt...didn't get out there yesterday. We had dentist appts yesterday afternoon and needed a nap after that before archery last night.

    Almost went in the ditch on the way home from archery practice last night...we have a couple different ways we can come home and usually I take gravel...which of course on the way home is up hill AND on a curve and the van didn't like that in the snow. This new van I have has "traction control" which is a real pain sometimes!! It turns on when I need to just keep moving. We got part way up the hill and started sliding backwards. I decided since there were no cars I would just back up to the last driveway and turn around to go the other way...well while backing up the van starts sliding sideways off to the other side of the road. I was able to get stopped just under 2 feet from the drop to the ditch and called DH. He came to save us. He managed to get the van turned around without putting it in the ditch, but barely. I figured it would go over better if it was him putting it in the ditch than me! Thankfully we were able to make it home a different way, but it was pretty slow going.

  24. #1999
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    14,809
    QNSue ... It's nice to "meet" MrQNSue ... now we need to see you all dressed up in your kilt! Leave it to you to devise Instalment Plan Hugs ... love it! Thanks for the view of your blocks! Me-thinks you forgot three ... JanieQ's and your two. BTW I did not know that you did embroidery too!

    QNSue and MiraB ... those Iowa Stars are shining brightly ... really giving a nice 3-D effect to them with the scraps. Looks to me like they'd be perfect PP candidates to easy the challenge of keeping them to size, to fit. I knew QNSue would soon have you recruited, MiraB!

    JeanieG ... some more familiar BBs and some different ones! I don't envy your needing to decide which blocks for which quilt ... deciding placement for one is enough of a challenge for me, let alone choosing how to separate them!

    Anael ... Thanks for the musical interlude and the sentiments with it. ITA we're doing our part with our quilting group! Oh how nice to "touch" both of the wee ones today. And then such a sudden grip of reality when you had to leave for the other baby.

    DDamsel ... oh how sad to lose your Sadie. Our animals are such a part of our families, that it really is a sad day when we lose one. Was she the Mother of your puppies? Looks like you might have some extra work on your hands to care for these puppies now.

    OKSGlad ... Alas! some fresh baking for us to enjoy!!! Of course, you MUST stop by to see Katie. Be sure to take your BBs to show her.

    CarrieM ... Glad you got thru the road trip safely yesterday. Is it this weekend that the State Archery competitions are? or next? Good Luck to your kids!

    JanRN ... Missing you!! Haven't seen you here for awhile.

    What do you think Ladies? ...
    ... do you suppose JanRN is sewing away on her Sweet 16 and finishing her her BB quilt?

    BBs ... Looking to see more eye candy from those that have not posted their collection.
    And wondering who is going to have the first completion to show us?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  25. #2000
    Super Member QuiltingNinaSue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Hartford, Mo
    Posts
    4,910
    Yes, Mirabelle has helped me out...it just makes more sense to do 40 squares my way (adding seam allowance on the square and cutting it into for two triangles the right size), rather than the pattern's way of making 80 squares/ triangles. Will find other shorter methods as well. Like strip sewing, then cutting the rows to sew together for the blocks.

    DD, so sorry to hear about your dog. Someone was not nice, and it will 'catch up' with them down the road. Yes, animals do grieve for one another, as we grieve for our loyal friends.

    Do we dare ask, OksewGlad, for a show and tell after visiting with Kathy at the LQS? Hoping to see Quilted Squares tomorrow when we go for wellness check at Doctor's, down for chicken feed, and continue on to pick up cat food at Kirksville...weather permitting. Newscasters today told everyone to stay off the roads!! Noticed semi trucks going down the main highway today, making their time count while they can. More snow on the way is predicted. Side roads are not clear.

    Carrie, I am thankful you stopped and called for help and not go into the ditch. Times like these, we leave the van in the garage and drive the 4x4 GMC truck. Although I was caught up once without the 4 wheel drive on and did a 360 degree turn on a highway hill after hitting ice. Somehow, I did stay on the roadway (by steering into the slide), even with the ultilty trailer on behind! And no car/truck came over the hill to hit us, so we were lucky. Turned around in the nearby rock road, put on the four wheel drive, and continued on our way.

Page 80 of 542 FirstFirst ... 30 70 79 80 81 90 130 180 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.