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Thread: Very Special BOW for the Pony Club Quilt

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    Laurie Aaron Hird has been researching the children and their families in her Farmer's Wife Pony Club book. She started a BOW and she's sharing their stories. For me it's making each block even more special.

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    I've been following the Yahoo postings for PC and there are a lot of beautiful blocks posted.

    I'm anxious for this board's Pony Club quilt along to begin in January. Watch for the posting for when we'll be starting. Doing the Farmers Wife quilt with this group was so much fun. Of course, it's a smaller group than Yahoo but the people on here are so talented and encouraging. They're very generous with their knowledge and taught me so much. Can't wait for January and Honchey's great leadership with the Pony Club quilt.

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    Yahooooo .... and a Giddy-Up, and we're on our way in 82 days! :)

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    I was going to wait, but like a kid, I have had to start....I do belong to the Yahoo group and the blocks are like potato chips.....can't do just one. I will be making my second this week. I also will follow the BOW here on this board. I honestly doubt that I will be able to do one every week during the Holidays.......It is a fun quilt and the history behind each one is fascinating. Laurie did a great job and now, another lady, is tracing the ancestry ,as best she can, of the pony winners.
    If you buy the book, be sure to get the CD that has all the patterns ready to download in either PPing, template or line drawn.

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    The CD comes with the book. It's in a plastic sleeve inside the back cover. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdtdesign
    The CD comes with the book. It's in a plastic sleeve inside the back cover. :)
    Yes, mine did, but I didn't know if they all came that way. Thanks for making that clear.
    Are you doing the blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    I was going to wait, but like a kid, I have had to start....I do belong to the Yahoo group and the blocks are like potato chips.....can't do just one. I will be making my second this week. I also will follow the BOW here on this board. I honestly doubt that I will be able to do one every week during the Holidays.......It is a fun quilt and the history behind each one is fascinating. Laurie did a great job and now, another lady, is tracing the ancestry ,as best she can, of the pony winners.
    If you buy the book, be sure to get the CD that has all the patterns ready to download in either PPing, template or line drawn.
    Is the yahoo group the same one as for the FWS one, or is this new one? If so, could you post a link for it too? Thanks!

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    Be careful leaving that CD stored in the back too, mine broke on me that way! You might want to find a safer place to store it1

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    I sure will try to send you the link......
    it is www.yahoogroups.com/thefarmerswivesponyclubquilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    Are you doing the blocks?
    Sadly, I can't right now because of my hands. But I did draw them multiple times in different forms for the book and the CD. Using a mouse doesn't require the same coordination as sewing, though on some days, even that was a challenge. Uh-oh, I think I just "outed" myself as Laurie's designer. :wink:

    I enjoy following these groups and seeing the amazing varieties of fabrics everyone uses. I wish there could be a big meeting in one place where everyone could bring their finished quilt. Wouldn't that be something to see!

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    I enjoy following these groups and seeing the amazing varieties of fabrics everyone uses. I wish there could be a big meeting in one place where everyone could bring their finished quilt. Wouldn't that be something to see!

    YES, IT SURE WOULD. Maybe, you could put a bug in Laurie's ear......:)???????Online, of course.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdtdesign
    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    Are you doing the blocks?
    Sadly, I can't right now because of my hands. But I did draw them multiple times in different forms for the book and the CD. Using a mouse doesn't require the same coordination as sewing, though on some days, even that was a challenge. Uh-oh, I think I just "outed" myself as Laurie's designer. :wink:

    I enjoy following these groups and seeing the amazing varieties of fabrics everyone uses. I wish there could be a big meeting in one place where everyone could bring their finished quilt. Wouldn't that be something to see!
    Welcome!!
    Hope you'll stick around these paddocks and join us in the fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    Maybe, you could put a bug in Laurie's ear......:)???????
    Teehee. That is SO not going to happen...Her family would have my hide! It's been a very busy three years with hardly a break (for either of us) between books.

    Seriously, I do have a couple of ideas that could be a lot of fun. But not for quite a while. For now there's time for a whole bunch of people to finish both quilts.

    Can you just picture it? The Farmer's Wife version of a Star Trek convention. Everyone can come dressed up as their favorite Lucky Pony Winner. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    I sure will try to send you the link......
    it is www.yahoogroups.com/thefarmerswivesponyclubquilt.
    Thanks, your link didn't work, but, I went to yahoo groups & found it, & joined! Don't have the book yet, want to check it out locally, then I will find a good price for it...

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    I am so sorry the link didn't work, but glad you got in and joined the group. The little bit of chatter has me very excited about doing this project. I just uploaded Block #2....ht. I'll be looking for yours next....:)
    I did order my book from Laurie direct and then took it over to our local print shop and had a spiral spine put in it. Makes it so much easier to access and since this is going to be a loooooooooooong process, I decided to spend the $$'s and get it done. It really wasn't too costly and so worth having it done......this is just FYI if you care....:)

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    Ahh, another project, lol, sounds like fun! May be a bit before I get my book, but that's okay, the inspiration will help! Thanks for the info, I appreciate it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdtdesign
    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq
    Maybe, you could put a bug in Laurie's ear......:)???????
    Teehee. That is SO not going to happen...Her family would have my hide! It's been a very busy three years with hardly a break (for either of us) between books.

    Seriously, I do have a couple of ideas that could be a lot of fun. But not for quite a while. For now there's time for a whole bunch of people to finish both quilts.

    Can you just picture it? The Farmer's Wife version of a Star Trek convention. Everyone can come dressed up as their favorite Lucky Pony Winner. :lol:
    TDT ... stick around! love your spirit. It'll be fun to have you comment as we trot along making our blocks, and perhaps add some extra insights. Then when we all pull up in our pony carts to the convention, we'll feel as though we already know you, too!!!

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    As Jan mentioned, those of us who finished the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt here on the Board are planning to do the Pony Club Quilt starting the first week in January. I think we are going to do two blocks a week, like we did with the FWS Quilt. Honchey will be giving a notice for those interested in December. You all get your books and join us. We have a great time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG
    As Jan mentioned, those of us who finished the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt here on the Board are planning to do the Pony Club Quilt starting the first week in January. I think we are going to do two blocks a week, like we did with the FWS Quilt. Honchey will be giving a notice for those interested in December. You all get your books and join us. We have a great time.
    I like belonging to more than group or whatever, for any of these projects. There is so much good stuff out there to share among all us quilters!

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    Sorry, double post, lol!

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    Hi, I haven't got my book yet but, have worked on the FWS quilt using Marti Michelll templates at my local LQS doing it in Batiks.

    Donna C.

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    I've done two blocks using the pping foundation method, but the third one uses templates and seems to have a lot of "y" seams. I don't have any idea how to do it. There isn't a foundation pattern to use. It is the "A Beauty" pattern. Anyone tried it?

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    Wendy when I opened the Pony club book and saw that first block I said "no way"--I hate, hate Y-seams. I did my whole FWS quilt with templates and loved it. I tried A Beauty just for practice with scrap fabrics. Ha!! After my third attempt, 4 of the Y seams were fine but all the rest were poofy and lumpy. I figure since we're not starting til January I can practice some more. I don't think there's a way to pp this block; if someone figures out a way, I hope they share it or my very 1st block is going to maybe be my last LOL.

    The FWS group has a lot of talented quilters in it so I'm hoping someone will come up with suggestions. That was what was so great doing ths quilt along--everyone shared tips, knowledge, and especially encouragement. Can you tell I miss them?

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    MissyJanRN ... I DO NOT want to hear/read such!
    I choose to live in denial!!!!

    It might be easier for me to quit NOW, while I'm ahead!! :)
    gggrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Wendy when I opened the Pony club book and saw that first block I said "no way"--I hate, hate Y-seams. I did my whole FWS quilt with templates and loved it. I tried A Beauty just for practice with scrap fabrics. Ha!! After my third attempt, 4 of the Y seams were fine but all the rest were poofy and lumpy. I figure since we're not starting til January I can practice some more. I don't think there's a way to pp this block; if someone figures out a way, I hope they share it or my very 1st block is going to maybe be my last LOL.

    The FWS group has a lot of talented quilters in it so I'm hoping someone will come up with suggestions. That was what was so great doing ths quilt along--everyone shared tips, knowledge, and especially encouragement. Can you tell I miss them?
    I DON'T PLAN TO QUIT THIS BOW, BUT I MAY SKIP THIS PARTICULAR BLOCK...UNLESS I GET SOME SERIOUS TIPS.....LOL!

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