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Cookie LM 01-05-2012 08:31 AM

[QUOTE=oksewglad;4843395]The QW here. Oh the pretties are here, and not just "pretty horses"!
JanieW red and green blocks look wonderful;
and Cookie- yours and mirabelle's will be welcome relief from all the ponies!! Are you going to keep with browns and golds from your scraps or are you going to bring other colors?
Love your fabrics Mbelle!
dublb the brown sashing to the block really sets it off.
QE did you use that green in your FWS? The center horse is spot on!

Lucy--please post your blocks in the FWS group threads. There's still a few of us adding to the photo pages, so join right in. In Evie's blog she has all the picture links. This is link to her blog. I use it all the time!
http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/f...res-b1689.html
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hoping to stay with the brown and golds not sure if I have enough material will add some contrasting colors to fill in someone mentioned some rose color I think that would be nice don't have any though going to the store later on today. Will see what I can find thanks for the compliments

Termi 01-05-2012 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by JanieW (Post 4841285)
I am a bit shy about posting mine after seeing the great blocks, but here goes.
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Your blocks are beautiful!!!! I hope mine go half as well.

pattipat 01-05-2012 09:43 AM

Beautiful! Love it!

deranged_damsel 01-05-2012 10:04 AM

OOoooooooooooooooHHHHhhhhhhh PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY

alberta quilter 01-05-2012 10:21 AM

Can I join any time? I got my book for Christmas but I only just found thread.

Honchey 01-05-2012 11:26 AM


Originally Posted by alberta quilter (Post 4844929)
Can I join any time? I got my book for Christmas but I only just found thread.

Yes, Lisa, You can come along! We are very happy to have you! The more the merrier! Honchey/Anne

oksewglad 01-05-2012 12:30 PM

Cookie, I wouldn't be afraid to add some of that olive green as well, especially if it is used as a spot of color on a light background. It would complement the brown and gold very well and the light background would help give another contrast with the darker shades. The blue is lovely and matches so well. It is a piece that can be used sparingly and still have a big impact. Don't forget to shop your stash. When doing a project like this I pull out every fabric imaginable and then some that aren't! You'd be surprised at what will work. This will be such a fun color study for you!

QuiltingNinaSue 01-05-2012 12:45 PM

I agree with oksewglad. More than one quilter who has more knowledge than I have commented on colors I put together from my stash. There are no rules, no quilt police here...rules in quilting can be forgotten or challenged by the quilter. Satisfy yourself, it is your quilt.

mirabelle 01-05-2012 01:36 PM


Originally Posted by gardnergal970 (Post 4843910)
Maribelle, I did a double take as I was scrolling through the pages. I knew I had already seen my blocks and here it turned up again but oops...it's your block. I just got those fat quarters this past week and couldn't resist using them. I love the red paisley.

I made my first block before Christmas and like you did a double take when I saw your first block:D I purchased a Fat Quarter Bundle of this entire range, did you do that too?
It will be so much fun to see how our blocks turn out each week, I am also adding fabric from my stash that hopefully will complement what I have.

QuiltE 01-05-2012 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by oksewglad (Post 4845283)
Cookie, I wouldn't be afraid to add some of that olive green as well, especially if it is used as a spot of color on a light background. It would complement the brown and gold very well and the light background would help give another contrast with the darker shades. The blue is lovely and matches so well. It is a piece that can be used sparingly and still have a big impact. Don't forget to shop your stash. When doing a project like this I pull out every fabric imaginable and then some that aren't! You'd be surprised at what will work. This will be such a fun color study for you!


Oh how true ... as in my comments back to OKSGlad about my first block. The horse fabric changed when I cut off the yardage and made it into a block. Then the green, I would never have used, til I saw the horse block done!

And in FWS, I've had surprises in the other way! things I thought would work and didn't. And am sure that fate will revisit in PC!

mirabelle 01-05-2012 01:41 PM

QuiltE - yes I am using the same background fabric throughout this quilt. Wish it was next week already to see more beautiful blocks

QuiltE 01-05-2012 01:43 PM


Originally Posted by mirabelle (Post 4845478)
QuiltE - yes I am using the same background fabric throughout this quilt. Wish it was next week already to see more beautiful blocks


Nice! ... well you could see some more and just go ahead and do #9, 10, 11!! :)
I'm sure more will be posting them in the next few days!

grannyrae 01-05-2012 04:12 PM

have subscribed to this thread and will be plugging along with you. you all do such beautiful work and I am inspired to have a go. am unable to post photos as I do not have access to a digital camera

JeanieG 01-05-2012 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by mirabelle (Post 4845478)
QuiltE - yes I am using the same background fabric throughout this quilt. Wish it was next week already to see more beautiful blocks

Ohhhh mirabelle, that background fabric is fabulous. It will tie your whole quilt together beautifully!

QuiltingNinaSue 01-05-2012 06:09 PM

grannyrae, if you have access to a scanner, to scan into a computer (different one from yours) and save it on a flash drive, you can put it on your computer and show your blocks here. I did it that way on the FWQ blocks. QNS

dublb 01-05-2012 08:51 PM

My patriotic block, A Beauty
 
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Here's my block. I don't think that I have enough of this fabric! I'll have to find some more!

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QuiltE 01-05-2012 09:00 PM

Nicely done!!
Great centrepiece there with the lady sewing the flag!
Are you going to do your whole quilt in RW+B, and lots of flags?

dublb 01-05-2012 09:10 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 4846822)
Nicely done!!
Great centrepiece there with the lady sewing the flag!
Are you going to do your whole quilt in RW+B, and lots of flags?

Yes; that is my goal but I now realize that fussy cutting these is going to use up my fabric faster than I thought at first. I guess I've got to find more of that Americana line, or at least more to go with it. I thought I'd have stuff in my stash, but it really doesn't go. Hmmmmm I did by 1 1/2' of some red that might go from a board member. I hope that it really goes! I've gotta keep looking!

mirabelle 01-06-2012 12:23 AM


Originally Posted by JeanieG (Post 4846046)
Ohhhh mirabelle, that background fabric is fabulous. It will tie your whole quilt together beautifully!

Thanks JeanieG, as always lots of kind words from you. Have you started your blocks yet or have I missed them

QuiltingNinaSue 01-06-2012 04:19 AM

dublb, very well done. Love the lady in the center.

deranged_damsel 01-06-2012 09:00 AM

OOOoooooooooooooooHHHhhhh more Prettys :D :D :D

JeanieG 01-06-2012 09:56 AM


Originally Posted by mirabelle (Post 4846966)
Thanks JeanieG, as always lots of kind words from you. Have you started your blocks yet or have I missed them

I did "A Dandy" already, and am working on "A Beauty". I also did kind of what you did, but not using the freezer paper. I used the templates, and am sewing on the sewing line, it seems to be working well, but the corners do not look quite as good as the ones posted here!!! My sewing machine was not sounding happy, so I took it in for a good cleaning (electronic so you can only clean in the bobbin area yourself). Not sure when I will get it back, but turn around is suppose to be pretty quick (I hope). I have another machine I use for quilting, but don't want to piece what I started on the other one.

dublb 01-06-2012 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by JeanieG (Post 4848190)
I did "A Dandy" already, and am working on "A Beauty". I also did kind of what you did, but not using the freezer paper. I used the templates, and am sewing on the sewing line, it seems to be working well, but the corners do not look quite as good as the ones posted here!!! My sewing machine was not sounding happy, so I took it in for a good cleaning (electronic so you can only clean in the bobbin area yourself). Not sure when I will get it back, but turn around is suppose to be pretty quick (I hope). I have another machine I use for quilting, but don't want to piece what I started on the other one.

JeanieG-
I'm so sorry that your sewing machine is acting up. :(
I bet you'll be caught up very quickly.
Sewing on the sewing line does seem to be very accurate. :thumbup:

JeanieG 01-06-2012 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by dublb (Post 4848571)
JeanieG-
I'm so sorry that your sewing machine is acting up. :(
I bet you'll be caught up very quickly.
Sewing on the sewing line does seem to be very accurate. :thumbup:

Yes, I usually just use my 1/4" foot which is accurate if I move my needle to the right 1 click! A Dandy came out perfect that way. This one is taking a lot more time. I found out, like some of the others, that fussy cutting for this size block does use A LOT more fabric! Guess I'm going to be on the lookout for more pony fabric. I probably should have bought larger pieces when I saw them. I was thinking of the FWS quilt smaller pieces!

dublb 01-06-2012 12:35 PM


Originally Posted by JeanieG (Post 4848616)
Yes, I usually just use my 1/4" foot which is accurate if I move my needle to the right 1 click! A Dandy came out perfect that way. This one is taking a lot more time. I found out, like some of the others, that fussy cutting for this size block does use A LOT more fabric! Guess I'm going to be on the lookout for more pony fabric. I probably should have bought larger pieces when I saw them. I was thinking of the FWS quilt smaller pieces!

I agree! I'm looking for more Fabric also! I hope that the other blocks don't use as much fab. I didn't do the FWS but I was thinking smaller pieces.:confused:

welshgirl 01-06-2012 01:36 PM

love these blocks, good colour choices, can't wait to see finished quilt

Anael 01-06-2012 02:39 PM

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Here are my blocks. I'm not happy with the background fabric of A Dandy. I might redo this block but I will wait till all blocks are ready and see how it looks.

QuiltE 01-06-2012 02:43 PM

I bet your A Beauty makes up for your disapointment with A Dandy!
So nice and spring-like!

gardnergal970 01-06-2012 03:22 PM


Originally Posted by mirabelle (Post 4845463)
I made my first block before Christmas and like you did a double take when I saw your first block:D I purchased a Fat Quarter Bundle of this entire range, did you do that too?
It will be so much fun to see how our blocks turn out each week, I am also adding fabric from my stash that hopefully will complement what I have.

I only got the red paisley. I needed to add a little punch to my FWQ and that really filled the bill. I don't have an extensive stash and love sampler quilts so I've found that fat quarters give me a lot of variety and it's so easy to find a couple more every time I go to the LQS.

grannyrae 01-06-2012 06:06 PM

Thank you for the advice QuiltingNinaSue, I will see what I can do.Loving everyone's work. I have yet to tackle Y seams,wish me luck

dublb 01-06-2012 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by grannyrae (Post 4849646)
Thank you for the advice QuiltingNinaSue, I will see what I can do.Loving everyone's work. I have yet to tackle Y seams,wish me luck

Good luck! I know that you can do it!:thumbup:

dublb 01-06-2012 06:27 PM

QuiltE- I talked to DH (he used to do computers at work) & he said that a laser printer would be too hot to use freezer paper.:( If you want me too I could print some up for you.

Honchey 01-06-2012 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by dublb (Post 4846814)
Here's my block. I don't think that I have enough of this fabric! I'll have to find some more!

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Dublb, Your patriotic Lady block is a showstopper!!! Beautiful fabric choices! Honchey

QuiltE 01-06-2012 08:59 PM


Originally Posted by dublb (Post 4849709)
QuiltE- I talked to DH (he used to do computers at work) & he said that a laser printer would be too hot to use freezer paper.:( If you want me too I could print some up for you.

Thanks for checking with your DH. And thanks for the offer to print them for me.
Not to worry ... I expect I'll print them and use like PP. And may work with the line diagrams instead of the templates.
We'll see ... but I CAN"T do a 2nd PC til I get atleast two more FWS blocks done ... just about to post the latest two.
I

dublb 01-06-2012 11:19 PM

Oh Thank You! Ya'll are so sweet! I think that She is supposed ta be Betsy Ross. The legendary designer of the flag. I have a fat quarter of the fabric with her. I'm sure that I'll use her in several blocks.:)

dublb 01-06-2012 11:23 PM


Originally Posted by QuiltE (Post 4850175)
Thanks for checking with your DH. And thanks for the offer to print them for me.
Not to worry ... I expect I'll print them and use like PP. And may work with the line diagrams instead of the templates.
We'll see ... but I CAN"T do a 2nd PC til I get atleast two more FWS blocks done ... just about to post the latest two.
I

I'm impressed that your doing both of these BOWs. :thumbup: I bet using the line diagrams will look great!

owlvamp 01-06-2012 11:34 PM

Love your blocks.

dublb 01-06-2012 11:46 PM

"A Dandy" finally finished
 
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I did not make a practice block for A Dandy. I ran out of time. Anyway here's my patriotic A Dandy.
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QuiltingNinaSue 01-07-2012 03:45 AM

I have a "mock up" of the first four done: templates used to cut the material and school glue on outline block to hold the pieces in place until I can sew it. Have printed off the layout suggested in the book, and marking location of each so I can see my color palette for each row.

Had the opportunity to go to Joanns yesterday and Creekside Quilting in Des Moines; picked up photo copy paper and few more pieces of fabric for the Pony Quilt. Gee, I hope everyone is having as much fun as I am!!! It is so exciting to see each block develop for each of us in our own way, that makes it sooo special.

Honchey 01-07-2012 05:56 AM


Originally Posted by dublb (Post 4850379)
I did not make a practice block for A Dandy. I ran out of time. Anyway here's my patriotic A Dandy.
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Bev, Your blocks are amazing....


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