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Thread: The FWS Quilt-Along Week 44 Blocks 87 & 88 Photo Page

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    cute blocks :thumbup:

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    I adore your blocks!!!

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    Everyone's blocks are great! Even tho we're this far along, I don't think I've seen 2 the same. Sorry for posting this so late--I'm having computer trouble and can't always get on QB; when I do get on I don't have Watched Topics so have to hunt you guys down. It's worth it--very inspiring.

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    QuiltingNanaSue,

    I love how you used the blue material. That is so wicked. Everyone's blocks are so nice. I love the fabrics. I haven't done these yet. I don't know what fabrics I will use or how, but I have inspiration!

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    Very nice! All these blocks are going to make some beautiful quilts!

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    Blocks 87 & 88
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    Wow

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    Very pretty-love those colors!

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    Thanks everyone! We had a great trip to Whidbey Island, WA, to visit with friends, then to Toppenish, WA for a grandson's graduation from high school. Saw Crater Lake on the way home to California. We were gone a little over a month. We travel in our motorhome.

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    Here's mine - catching up...

    Block 87 - Star Gardener
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    Block 88 - Star of Hope
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    Love your blocks AuntJo, nice to see you back with us. Hope everything is going well for you..

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    Ooh-love the fabric in #88-great blocks!

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    That Darn PP pattern!

    When I looked at 87 & 88 I thought, "Oh boy! Two easy blocks!" Well 87 was easy, just had a lot of pieces. Then I waded into 88, only to find out the pp pattern from Yahoo FW group was wrong. It was backwards! Found this out after I had done the entire block! Arggghhh! So I started again from scratch. Redrew lines on HST and got it all straightened out. Got it done with all the HSTs in right place with right fabric. Yipppeeee! Then tragedy struck! The block was six inches. More Arggggghhhhhh!

    I'm including a picture of it and the pretty star gardener. I think I am just going to put a red strip around the right and bottom sides to make the block 6 1/2 inches. I don't want to bother with making it again or doing another one instead.
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    It Didn't Turn Out Too Bad

    Here's the revised edition of #88. I made the borders a little wider so I can trim it to 6 1/2" exactly!
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    Good alternate plan! And your blocks look lovely ... no one will know about your creativity. Unless of course you tell them!

    In the end, I decided not to sew. When I looked at my calendar for the next few days, I knew this would be my best time to strip the tree and undecorate my home from Christmas. Winter theme decorations and snowmen stay up to enjoy til closer to spring!! Not done yet, but well on the way ... and then will sew after supper.
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    Oh you do such great work Quilting Nonnie! Love your blocks!

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    Well, I think KooklaBell wins the prize for these blocks!! Must have been a lot of work to do that blue one!!

    Here's mine ...
    #87... Star Gardener
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    #88 ... Star of Hope

    90/111 ... which means atleast two more and then I can do my 2nd PC!

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    Oh I love the Star Gardener-the key to great looking small blocks has always been great contrast and this one proves it.
    I had to zoom to 400%, but I could read the sweet saying under the little sparrow. "Turn me loose and let me be, Young once more and fancy, free. Let me wander where I will, Down the lane and up the hill"

    Everyone, my jaw drops everytime I see your blocks. The stitching is so precise, the colors combos and fabric selections are spectacular. I can't wait to get through all the threads, it's been a treat to be in the back of the pack.
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    ITA on that being a great advantage of being at the back of the pack! However, the front runners got to see them gradually ... and I've always envied their journey together and camaraderie developed along the way. So I guess it's Win-Win no matter where you are!

    Thanks
    OKSGlad ... as I worked on the SGardener, I couldn't help but wonder would the beige one be a CW? The bird fabric was one I found recently when I was looking for PC extras. There's about a dozen different birds, some with text. I used a robin from it in #65 Peaceful Hours. It had the Alphabet!!!

    And thank you too for teaching me the 200/400% trick. I knew it was there, but never thought it'd make such a difference to seeing some of the blocks. It really does help bring my poorer photos to better visibility. You Ladies with scanners ... I envy! I love how we can see every detail, right down to the weave of the fabric!!
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    Absolutely breath taking QE! That bird is so perfect, what a great find. I agree with OK about the great contrast. Love and love your star gardener! You're about to pass me by!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Nonnie View Post
    Absolutely breath taking QE! That bird is so perfect, what a great find. I agree with OK about the great contrast. Love and love your star gardener! You're about to pass me by!
    Thanks! ... I'm not passing you yet though. Two more and then I get to do my 2nd PC. Then I'll set another goal for FWS before I do another PC, and so on! The birdie is kind of cute, isn't he? There's a goldfinch that might fly into the quilt, if there's a block left that is big enough for him. I haven't looked ahead but I'm kind of dubious there'll be another big open block ... we'll see!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    ITA on that being a great advantage of being at the back of the pack! However, the front runners got to see them gradually ... and I've always envied their journey together and camaraderie developed along the way. So I guess it's Win-Win no matter where you are!

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    OKSGlad ... as I worked on the SGardener, I couldn't help but wonder would the beige one be a CW? The bird fabric was one I found recently when I was looking for PC extras. There's about a dozen different birds, some with text. I used a robin from it in #65 Peaceful Hours. It had the Alphabet!!!

    And thank you too for teaching me the 200/400% trick. I knew it was there, but never thought it'd make such a difference to seeing some of the blocks. It really does help bring my poorer photos to better visibility. You Ladies with scanners ... I envy! I love how we can see every detail, right down to the weave of the fabric!!
    My old printer was "giving up the ghost", so saw a printer, fax, copier, scanner in a Fry's ad for under $50.00. Never used the fax part, but the scanner and copier are great to have. I like the printer because it does double sided copies automatically! The print quality is not as good as my old HP, but for the price it is awesome! You might check out a new unit - the inks cost almost as much as printers these days!

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    Yes, it's something that I've been meaning to do for sometime ... as you know I'm so not a computer-geek, so hate the shopping part of it and knowing whether it's what I want/need! Someday I'm going to kidnap a "kid" who knows all about this stuff and take them shopping with me!

    Currently, I have a laser and am quite happy with it .... for quilting, it'd be such a blessing to have a colour printer when I print out patterns, block ideas, etc. Now to find the kid!
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