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Thread: The FWS Quilt-Along week 31 blocks 61 & 62 Discussion Page: Notice

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    I can't believe I'm still here doing this at week 31 !!--Week 31 !!--Other than being married for 43 years I have never committed to something this long and still doing it....Between North Carolina and home I kind of slacked off...after trying to catch up I'm in the groove again and fell energetic about getting more previous blocks done.

    Now the Notice, It is time to send the blocks that several of us decided to do for Muriel. If anyone needs her address please PM me. If you would like to post the photos of them please do it in this thread as it might confuse others as to what they are. Thanks, Anne

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    I am trying to keep a few weeks (blocks) ahead, just in case I am unable to sew for a period of time. I really am enjoying making all the blocks and seeing all the variations that everyone else is making.
    It appears that the majority of the blocks I have made are measuring about 6-1/4". I guess it really doesn't matter as long as they are all the same. I am using the pp from the yahoo group, which has really been convenient.
    I am also quilting each block with the batting like some of the "Dear Jane" quilters are doing. Handling a large project just doesn't work for me as I just quilt in my lap and really like the portability of the small squares. Anyone else quilting as you go?

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    Had some problems with computer in trying to post this week, but I finally got it done. I am working ahead, on 79 now but it went wonky in pp, and that means I have a mess of a block. So I did the mature thing and tossed it aside for now and working on a different project.


    This is the first project with a group that I have done; other the the commitment to husband of 46 years...living in five states and raising our 3 children. Doing all the driving the last five years since he cannot drive because of neck pain since we retired.

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    QNS: did you do block 78? I started it and 2 pieces are missing from the templates: 83 & 83R. Where did you find them? Thanks for the help.
    I'm also grateful to all of you for keeping me motivated; like you my only long-term commitment is to DH--41 yrs this month. Thanks to all of you.

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    Jan I drew mine out. they where off a little bit, but my printer is dead, sooooo I couldnt print it off my CD. it wasnt as bad as I thought it would be.
    I placed each template under a paper and traced the sew line, then used my ruler to finish the edge for piece 83, then added seam allowance and cut it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violetsfarm
    I am trying to keep a few weeks (blocks) ahead, just in case I am unable to sew for a period of time. I really am enjoying making all the blocks and seeing all the variations that everyone else is making.
    It appears that the majority of the blocks I have made are measuring about 6-1/4". I guess it really doesn't matter as long as they are all the same. I am using the pp from the yahoo group, which has really been convenient.
    I am also quilting each block with the batting like some of the "Dear Jane" quilters are doing. Handling a large project just doesn't work for me as I just quilt in my lap and really like the portability of the small squares. Anyone else quilting as you go?

    Violetsfarm, I have seen some samples of this technique but have never attempted it....are you hand quilting or doing it by machine? are you following a pattern or doing a stitch in the ditch?
    Some of the intersections are so thick how would you address this in sewing them....I guess you could go around them. How would you finish the back?? I've seen where a strip much like sashing is placed on the seam...is this what you're going to do?? Show some pics as you go..I'm curious. Anne

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    QNS: did you do block 78? I started it and 2 pieces are missing from the templates: 83 & 83R. Where did you find them? Thanks for the help.
    I'm also grateful to all of you for keeping me motivated; like you my only long-term commitment is to DH--41 yrs this month. Thanks to all of you.
    Jan, did you check your CD, where each template is listed separately? Both templates are there.

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    Anne - As I have said before, I am relatively new to quilting. I am stitching each block by hand, with a neutral cream thread. I have sometimes stitched in the seam, followed some of the lines, sometimes stitched the print of the fabric. I am also using various handmade templets as well as some designs I have found in magazines.
    I just finished one on block 66 Periwinkle. I will scan it and add it to this note. I haven't washed out the chalk marks.
    I croped out the scan, but have 1 inch of batting all around the square. As you can see, I am not great at quilting, but such a thrill to be involved in a project this big.

    Quilted Block 66 Periwinkle
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    I am going to add the sashing to each block and quilt along the seam lines like you stated with the backing attached. The individual quilting lines in the blocks won't show on the back, but for me that is okay. I read a lot of comments in the Dear Jane BOM and several have done this. I will have to whip stitch the batting together then the backing can be all in one piece and stitch down the sashing lines.
    I am currently doing this on the "Circle of Life" baby quilt and it has worked out great.

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    Here is another one where I quilted the design of the fabric. Block 58 Mothers Dream.

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    Yes JanrN, I meant block 78.

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    I love your hand quilting and quilting as you go, Violetsfarm. Beautiful colors.

    I get my pp from a disk ordered from Amazon.com that goes with the farmer's wife book that puts it into EQ7..so I can decide which way to go in piecing the block. I find the book disk is fine for hand piecing...but my hands hurt too bad most of the time to hand piece, so I rotary cut, by semi-using the templates or pp.and sew them on my Bernina.

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    Violet your hand quilting is beautiful! I love the different designs you're doing on each block.

    I think I have to make my templates like DD suggested; my printer hasn't worked right in a month--"communications stopped" %^%$##$$. My DH can use my printer from his computer in the basement. I'm 12 feet away and they can't communicate???? Thanks for all the suggestions; you ladies keep me sane LOL.

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    I'm fixin' to add my 61 & 62 photos to the photo page. First, though, a brief rundown of DH. He had open heart surgery on Feb. 22 (replaced aortic & mitral valves & had 2 arterial by-passes). I won't go into detail, but on Feb. 23, they had to go back in ... less than half the time & stress of the first surgery. This week, he had a pacemaker put in. It's been a huge struggle with excess fluids (finally have the breathing tube out today), kidney problems (dialysis every other day), etc., etc., but the kidneys are functioning now ... it's just a matter of getting the right chemical?? balance. We can finally see daylight at the end of the tunnel and hope he's out of CV ICU soon.

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    Thank you QuiltingNinaSue. I don't have EQ, but I am using the pp from the Yahoo group.

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    Thank you JanRN. Since I am quilting as I go, I have 66 blocks finished complete with quilting. (not the sashing).

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    Weezie - If it is any comfort, I saw a special with Barbara Walters, none of the guests remember any pain, even after they get home. Just extremely tired. Hope your husband is recovering quickly.

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    I've been busy with deployment and benign bone tumor stuff. When I do get back in the swing, I'll just pick up on the current week and worry about the missing blocks later.

    Glad to see everyone's still chugging along... or truckin' on. Ugh, both phrases sound terrible.

    "We can finally see daylight at the end of the tunnel..." -Weezie
    Glad to hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by violetsfarm
    Thank you JanRN. Since I am quilting as I go, I have 66 blocks finished complete with quilting. (not the sashing).
    How will you add the sashing? to the quilted blocks? would like to quilt each block, but can't figure out how you would finish the quilt. thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie
    I'm fixin' to add my 61 & 62 photos to the photo page. First, though, a brief rundown of DH. He had open heart surgery on Feb. 22 (replaced aortic & mitral valves & had 2 arterial by-passes). I won't go into detail, but on Feb. 23, they had to go back in ... less than half the time & stress of the first surgery. This week, he had a pacemaker put in. It's been a huge struggle with excess fluids (finally have the breathing tube out today), kidney problems (dialysis every other day), etc., etc., but the kidneys are functioning now ... it's just a matter of getting the right chemical?? balance. We can finally see daylight at the end of the tunnel and hope he's out of CV ICU soon.
    My thought and prayers are with you guys! Hopefully he will be feeling much better soon!

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    YIPPEE! I,m finally caught up. Just finished #62. I was so far behind after the holidays--finishing Christmas gifts and then a birthday quilt. It feels so good to be up to date.

    Barb

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    hey Ladies,
    I was wondering if one of yall could tell me how big the sashing strips and cornerstones are? my printer is still down and it just dosent say in the book! I want to get started on cutting out my scrappy cornerstones.
    THANKS

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    hey Ladies,
    I was wondering if one of yall could tell me how big the sashing strips and cornerstones are? my printer is still down and it just dosent say in the book! I want to get started on cutting out my scrappy cornerstones.
    THANKS
    deranged - Starting on page 245 in the book, it gives you the templates that you use for the cornerstones, setting triangles and sashing strips for various sizes of quilts. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG
    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    hey Ladies,
    I was wondering if one of yall could tell me how big the sashing strips and cornerstones are? my printer is still down and it just dosent say in the book! I want to get started on cutting out my scrappy cornerstones.
    THANKS
    deranged - Starting on page 245 in the book, it gives you the templates that you use for the cornerstones, setting triangles and sashing strips for various sizes of quilts. :-D
    thank you Jeanie! if it was a snake it would have bit me!
    the only template I dont have printed out is the sashing strip #106. but I should be able to figure it out now that I know the cornerstones are #19. it SHOULD be the same width as 19 and six 1/2 long I think?
    thanks again :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG
    Quote Originally Posted by deranged_damsel
    hey Ladies,
    I was wondering if one of yall could tell me how big the sashing strips and cornerstones are? my printer is still down and it just dosent say in the book! I want to get started on cutting out my scrappy cornerstones.
    THANKS
    deranged - Starting on page 245 in the book, it gives you the templates that you use for the cornerstones, setting triangles and sashing strips for various sizes of quilts. :-D
    thank you Jeanie! if it was a snake it would have bit me!
    the only template I dont have printed out is the sashing strip #106. but I should be able to figure it out now that I know the cornerstones are #19. it SHOULD be the same width as 19 and six 1/2 long I think?
    thanks again :D :D :D
    Your very welcome. I've got my 1st half of the quilt up on my display board and have "playing" with them for a week, moving them around and getting ready to do the sashing on them. My 2nd half is a different material, so won't have to worry about them for a while. I decided to make it into 2 lap size quilts.

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