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Thread: The FWS Quilt-Along Discussion Page fot blocks 67 & 68 Week # 34

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    Oh my gosh!! Week 34 is here..my blocks are done. Whoopee!!!

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    is there a picture of what this quilt is supposed to look like when its done?

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    Sorry, I was distracted and choose the wrong place for photos...and deleted them.

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    Hope I see some wonderful blocks again this week. Everyone has been posting some beautiful blocks that will look neat in their quilts.

    Working ahead a bit slowly; put one block together today, and cut out another one...spring is here, although we may get another snow or two.

    Have planted Yukon Gold potatoes; have the garden fenced now, so the chickens cannot dine in the garden.

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    I really don't understand the thinking behind the "Postage Stamp Block". It is like a "Sudoku" puzzle. Anyone know the history of this block?

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    I didn't like the Postage Stamp block at all. I just finished block #92 so I have really been working ahead. Not many left to do. Everyone's blocks are so pretty, I like all of them. It will really be a showcase when they are all completed. Thank's everyone for the comments on mine. My DH was in the hospital because of medicine complications and was in there longer because his heart has been in A-fib several times this year. It's out right now so donn't know what to think, the doctor said it's not life threatening, but it is quite annoying though.

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    I can't say I don't like the Postage Stamp block because I'm working on a Postage Stamp quilt! Yeah, lots of small squares but I'm having fun with it. :wink:

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    Hi, Is there a placement chart for the blocks? or are we on our own for this? Anne

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Hi, Is there a placement chart for the blocks? or are we on our own for this? Anne
    Oh, please say we're on our own! Not all my blocks will look good next to another so I'll have to play with them and place them to their best advantage, whatever that turns out to be. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Hi, Is there a placement chart for the blocks? or are we on our own for this? Anne
    Under Quilt Assembly starting on page 240 there is only instructions on how to assemble the quilt - no placement chart. I have assembled my lap size quilt with my Christmas fabric and am getting the rows assembled. Will post when I get my flimsy done. Do we want to start another page for the flimsy's and final quilts? Any thoughts on that anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evie
    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Hi, Is there a placement chart for the blocks? or are we on our own for this? Anne
    Oh, please say we're on our own! Not all my blocks will look good next to another so I'll have to play with them and place them to their best advantage, whatever that turns out to be. :)
    I put my lap quilt up on my display wall and took a photo. Then I just left it here for a few days, also had the photo as a desktop picture on my computer, so it was in front of me a lot. I would look at the desktop photo, or display wall and move the blocks around. Take another photo and do the same until I liked the way it looked. Worked for me!

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    In the Farmer's wife sampler quilt book on page 127 is a picture of the blocks by the number...that is the one I am going by in arrangement of blocks. Love my sashing and corner stones. Maybe we could post "a preview" with one of our blocks some time soon??

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    I just realized we're 66% done!! Wow!!

    QNS I like the idea of posting a "preview". I loved the ones shown so far. Just wish I could decide on my sashing color so I could get started

    Question: (I know, another one, hate to be a pest) do the blocks have to be set sideways or on a diagonal? (I'm sure there's a proper name for the setting but I can't think of it). I've never set blocks this way and I'm nervous about getting cornerstones, sashing, and blocks to all line up. I have enough trouble when I set them in straight across rows. Thanks again for your help--you've all been so gracious about answering my many questions I'm going to have to buy you all dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I just realized we're 66% done!! Wow!!

    QNS I like the idea of posting a "preview". I loved the ones shown so far. Just wish I could decide on my sashing color so I could get started

    Question: (I know, another one, hate to be a pest) do the blocks have to be set sideways or on a diagonal? (I'm sure there's a proper name for the setting but I can't think of it). I've never set blocks this way and I'm nervous about getting cornerstones, sashing, and blocks to all line up. I have enough trouble when I set them in straight across rows. Thanks again for your help--you've all been so gracious about answering my many questions I'm going to have to buy you all dinner.
    I have not done diagonal settings, or cornerstones, so this is a real first for me!

    I have had trouble with my diagonal settings. I had 4 of my basket type blocks end up facing the wrong direction. I thought I had them correct, but when I finished the row, they were not! I am in the process of taking those apart and fixing them! Ugh!!! Some of the other blocks are not facing correctly according to the book, but they are not obvious to the casual looker, so I'm leaving them. No one will know but you and me!

    Just be real careful when joining those blocks together!

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    Blocks are set on "point", starting with the upper left corner. I cut my sashings (group one) at 6 1/2 inches; second group I measured off 6 1/2 inches and sewed a strip for the corner stone, then cut the strip to put on the top and bottom of the block....I hope this makes sense to the rest of you...or maybe someone else could explain it better? Maybe If I sent a photo?? What do you think??

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    Jeannie thank you-I didn't think of a "wrong" way to place things. I have my blocks on the wall but straight across so they face in the "right" direction. OMG one more thing to worry about LOL!!
    QNS: thank you, too. I think I understand--"on point"-that's the words I couldn't think of. Would you mind posting a picture? I'm not sure what is group one then group 2-I looked in the book and everything looks slanted. That's where I have the problem-spatially I can't "get it".
    Thank you thank you-I know I'm a pest but you can't believe how much I've learned from everyone doing this project. Love you all!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue
    Blocks are set on "point", starting with the upper left corner. I cut my sashings (group one) at 6 1/2 inches; second group I measured off 6 1/2 inches and sewed a strip for the corner stone, then cut the strip to put on the top and bottom of the block....I hope this makes sense to the rest of you...or maybe someone else could explain it better? Maybe If I sent a photo?? What do you think??
    I think I'm going to open a thread about Placements and Sashings which will include photos, hints and discussion about them. What do you think??

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    Yes I would like to see photos and sashings and placement of block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingNinaSue
    Blocks are set on "point", starting with the upper left corner. I cut my sashings (group one) at 6 1/2 inches; second group I measured off 6 1/2 inches and sewed a strip for the corner stone, then cut the strip to put on the top and bottom of the block....I hope this makes sense to the rest of you...or maybe someone else could explain it better? Maybe If I sent a photo?? What do you think??
    I think I'm going to open a thread about Placements and Sashings which will include photos, hints and discussion about them. What do you think??
    Yes, I think that would be most helpful to everyone. I saw a video or tutorial on doing this "somewhere", and the most helpful was putting the sashing strips on the side and bottom of each square. I had envisioned having to run the sashing the length of the whole row rather than doing each square separately. It helped immensely to work square by square. (I hope that makes sense???)

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    I like what I call "assembly line" sewing, taking one block or portion of block and sewing through the whole pile..I will add the 6 1/2 stashing to each block on both sides, then add the cornerstone (to the strip, doing a selage to selage cut of 6 1/2 inches plus the cornernerstone width sewn on the stashing for top and bottom cut) on the tops and bottoms of each block as I add them to the right position on the layout. much like one does with borders on a quilt.

    Yes, I would love to see the first corner of everyone's work...on point or square. I love the stasing colors I have seen, and all pretty blocks are going to be wonderful in quilts.

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    [quote=Honchey I think I'm going to open a thread about Placements and Sashings which will include photos, hints and discussion about them. What do you think??[/quote]

    That would be wonderful - - - byw, Honchey, is there anything you can't do or explain...and do a good job of it? Thanks. Belles

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    Great idea Anne and thank you. These explanations so far have been a big help. I still can't wrap my brain around the diagonal setting but I've been watching tutes and reading all day so I didn't have to keep bothering you all.

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    [quote=Belles]
    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey I think I'm going to open a thread about Placements and Sashings which will include photos, hints and discussion about them. What do you think??[/quote

    That would be wonderful - - - byw, Honchey, is there anything you can't do or explain...and do a good job of it? Thanks. Belles
    I agree, Anne, you're doing a great job of keeping this project together. And the new thread sounds like a good thing. I may need help with choosing a color for sashing because I have such a limited color pallete, which sounded good at the time! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Great idea Anne and thank you. These explanations so far have been a big help. I still can't wrap my brain around the diagonal setting but I've been watching tutes and reading all day so I didn't have to keep bothering you all.
    Jan - You are certainly not "bothering" any of us, as far as I'm concerned. I'm with you on being a novice at this type of setting. I turned to the tutes and videos also before I started putting the quilt together, and they were very helpful. We are so lucky to have all this instructional material available to us! We will just keep asking and will get all the answers we need!

    You may be able to visualize the diagonal setting better if you set it up on your display board in a diagonal. It took a while for me to grasp the concept too. Set the first row of blocks with a corner side down rather than square side down. Set that row across with corner to corner. Check out the photos in the book, that will probably help. (Hope I did not confuse you further.)

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    I would like to see how others are planning to put their blocks together. I have the book, however would like some other prospectives on the arrangement.

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