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Thread: Tne FWS Quiltalong Week 41 Block 41 Peony & Block 42 Pharlemia

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    Tne FWS Quiltalong Week 41 Block 41 Peony & Block 42 Pharlemia

    Well Ladies, Who is the bravest to attempt this week's blocks? Ahem, 61 pieces and yes I did print the pping pattern & cut them out.. I will color them later.This one is a real challenge..

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    You aren't kidding! The first one, Peony, is asymetrical. So of course mine ended up backwards. It wasn't that bad to paper piece, but putting those pieces together was a real puzzle, even with instructions. It's a very pretty block tho, and I'm glad I have it.

    Pharlemia was a Y-seam test! Also pretty, but not easy.

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    Nice work SBG! I did Peony but I don't like the color combination I picked and I need to put this on the re-do list because of the way the middle piece turned out but I don't know if I want to do this one again. I probably will though at some point just to learn how to do it better. I have Pharlemia cut out and ready.
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    Kudos to both of you for getting these done...

    Does it really make a difference if Peony isn't mirrored??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honchey View Post

    Does it really make a difference if Peony isn't mirrored??
    No, not in the final product, but it does make it much harder to put the sections together, having to look at the pictures and think everything in reverse. I finally just made do on my own.

    I like your block PamP. I sure wouldn't want to do it again.

    I would think there are many quilters who could not make these harder blocks. We must be "above average", LOL!
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    It didn't matter to me that it was in reverse. There are so many pieces I don't even think I realized that. I had problems with the middle because I didn't understand the instructions about starting a partial seam on the left side. I did what I thought was right and it seemed to work until I got to the last side and I couldn't get it right at the end. BUT it wasn't left open anywhere so that is why I think if I attempt it again (some far day in the future) i might be able to figure that part out. I sure have learned a lot from this QAL and I appreciate all the help and fun along the way : )

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    SBG, I know we are!!!!

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    Here are mine. My y-seams in Pharlemia just weren't working out this time, so I needle-turn appliqued the center part. It's still a little off, but much better than the y-seams were looking. I'm almost afraid to look at the next two!
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    Those are pretty Katybob!

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    Katybob, Your Y seams are looking verrrrry good.. I'm thinking I might want to split the seams instead of struggling with all of them

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    Very well done, gals! I might look at mine again.. maybe. Katybob, love your white there farming the pink and th e blue. Pam and SBG, you are very brave to tackle this blocks. Wonder what substitution JanRN did...may be that would give me ideas.

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    Thanks, everyone. Honchey, I didn't do any y-seams. After fiddling with the y-seams for way too long, I appliqued the center instead.

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    My blocks for this week:Name:  81 & 82.jpg
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    WHAAAAAT IS GOING ON HERE !!!!!

    ha ha ha ha...Jan, I love your blocks and applique??? What am I going to do with you girls????

    Just joking everyone... I have to go look at Pharlemia..I feel challenged to do it now...

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    Whatever you did worked out great, katybob. Your blocks look beautiful.

    Jan... lovely substitute blocks! They look pretty hard too, esp. the pineapple.

    QNS and Ann, just give it a try. I usually do better if I don't know they are "supposed to" be hard!
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    I am not doing this sew along, but I love these blocks.

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    A quick and maybe only look a Peony before Y seams:Name:  1-DSCN0544.JPG
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    QNS, the good news is that Peony doesn't have y-seams -- just one tricky little partial seam in the last quarter of the purple square. It's Pharlemia that'll give you fits!

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    Sorry, Katybob, but its Peony that is giving me fits. The book has one layout, but the paper piecing pattern has it this way which is a number of Y seams to get it together. . . as evidence of above photo. It wil or it won't in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    QNS, the good news is that Peony doesn't have y-seams -- just one tricky little partial seam in the last quarter of the purple square. It's Pharlemia that'll give you fits!
    I did have Y seams in my Peony... but maybe it was because I was trying to just get it together my own way. Couldn't see any way to do it without Y seams. They normally aren't too bad but in this block there were so many seam allowances and intersections that it made it pretty nerve-wracking. Laurie Aaron Hird, what were you thinking???

    QNS, those fabrics are going to look really cool together in this block.
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    Picked out my fabric and will be pressing after the starch sets in...I need more yellow in my blocks so one of these blocks will have some yellow..

    Pt later this afternoon then off to my neighbor to help her quilting her first quilt doing cross hatch...She's re-introducing herself with this hobby and needs alot of encouragment after being ill for quite awhile...Although this part of the hobby is not my forte, I will give it a shot..It's always easier when someone else is doing it!!!!

    As far as the weather is concerned I'm glad I'm not in Arizona..They will have quite a few days of heat that will be setting records..
    Have a good day all, I'll be at the machine for the next several hours...H.

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    Sorry to interrupt, but what does FWS stand for??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue Halter View Post
    Sorry to interrupt, but what does FWS stand for??
    Farmer's Wife Sampler. Sue, we are doing Laurie Hird's book of 1930's FW blocks as a group.
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    Have finished Peony and she is not going into my quilt! Laura Aaron Hird is a hand quilter, using the Farmer's Wife Magazine letters from the 1929-1937 from Farmer's wives has written three quilt books. The blocks can be a challenge, especially with one working eye at ninety percent sight. The fourth will be released this fall on the Bible verses. Here's the one and only show of Peony!Name:  1-DSCN0546.JPG
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    Thank you! Couldn't figure that one out for the life of me! LOL
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