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Thread: 2012-2013 Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Party Pictures and Discussion

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    Senior Member Fabric Galore's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dknit View Post
    What is the best way to organize color for the blocks? There is so much brown in the civil war quilt....but that's what I'm trying to do. Are you using quilt fabric strictly from quilt shops? I love the way these fabrics feel but they are very expensive. Is anyone using other fabric sources for purchasing fabric? Is anyone using fabric for more than one square? Sorry for all the questions....
    I buy fabric at yard sales, thrift shops, and I have cut up old garments that still had good cotton fabric in colors I liked. I am arranging my fabrics in a trip around the world format. I am using 13 different color families and I am sure that I will repeat some of the fabrics. Others are doing their quilts in blue and white, red and white. If you don't like brown then you don't have to use it. Have fun.
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    Welcome to all the gals who have joined the party. I am behind, but not worrying about it. Other stuff comes up. And the fabric that I am using is just whatever I have on hand. I bought some charms on sale a couple of years back, 2 packs of each group, and I am using a lot of them. Some of the blocks only need one charm, others need 2, but that was a great way to get a lot of different fabrics. The only actual fabric I bought is the white background that goes in the blocks and also the sashing. Someone asked if others plan on getting theirs done in the 2 year time frame. I am pretty sure that I won't, and I won't worry about it. I have gotten this far, and will just keep plodding along. Sure look forward to seeing pictures posted from everyone. It sure is becoming a most enjoyable journey. Keep up the good work, everyone.
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    Welcome all! Now I can be behind and not feel so guilty about it.

    This is a great group with lots of teaching, sharing and joking along the way.

    Have fun and puleaase don't hold back on he pics. Post whenever you can.
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    welcome to the newbies! always glad to have others join. can't wait to see all the new pics
    Gladys, you did a terrific job on your blocks. i love the green in your c-12. glad you were able to travel to a quilty event.
    i'm sooooo itchy to get back to it. am sewing vacation clothes right now, but in the kitchen as the sewing room is still full of boxes, etc.
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    I'm also itchy to get back to my Janes. But, I moved 1100 miles away from my mother and still I have to do her mending. She mailed me a huge box. Her closet must be empty. LOL

    I do enjoy greatly looking at everyone's blocks and reading all of the posts. Does make me antsy to get to these. I'm so glad you all are the way you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    welcome to the newbies! always glad to have others join. can't wait to see all the new pics
    Gladys, you did a terrific job on your blocks. i love the green in your c-12. glad you were able to travel to a quilty event.
    i'm sooooo itchy to get back to it. am sewing vacation clothes right now, but in the kitchen as the sewing room is still full of boxes, etc.
    Hi, Nancy!
    Thank you very much!
    I should be sewing clothes, because after the trip I get nothing! Hahaha!
    Not only suit knowledge... but extra weight! And not only because of the fabrics!
    Not to worry! Will you achieved it earlier than it seems! Take advantage of the summer and when you have your winter already will have ready your room sewing to lock you and have fun!
    A huge hug!

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    Woah..... !!! Oh my - I didn't check the board for only day and a half and look at all those posts! WOW
    guess we are getting close to end of our break week - a perfect time to catch up or start I actually am completely caught up as of Wednesday nite - saw the new ortho surgeon yesterday and will have knee surgery as soon as the insurance auth come through and the hospital and doc's schedules allow... phew!! he took one look and said yep surgery it is!

    dknit welcome welcome!!! YAY another member
    don't worry about this being the first quilt you have ever done. There is lots of advice out there [here] you will find everyone real helpful. Also - feel free to PM me whenever and I will even give you my phone # if you want to 'talk'
    I seem to remember giving someone else who started a little later a list of easier blocks to begin with - but can't remember the post number. If you go to the very first post you will see our schedule. If you print it out you will notice I have 3 different colors. The green ones are the easiest and I would advise you start with those - I think we are somewhere around week 18?? dont have schedule in front of me - but start with the green ones of those weeks. The red are the hardest. Most here will agree that the 'wonky' way of doing A1, C7 and A11 are the hardest so far. If this is your first ever quilt, I would hold off on attempting these - we would like to keep you around to finish!

    Some here refer to thatquilt.com for instructions, others to dear jane software or the book. I tend to check it all out but rely mostly on my own interpretations of the photos. Tyme posted a different way of doing A1 that is closer to the original on post #229 which Gladys also did on post#795. I posted a different approach to A11 which avoids y-seams on post #523 [although I did make the block with y-seams myself]. here are some other post #s I have kept track of:

    B11 on #804 B9 on #752 and 804 C2 on #1041-1043 C4 1044 C5 on #1014 and C8 on #1045

    I will try to post the last pics I have not yet posted. I actually did not find C7 that difficult. I enlarged the book sketch on my copier to 108% which brings it closer to the original.
    Last edited by Cre8tvlwyr; 06-15-2012 at 12:25 PM.

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    trying to catch up with pictures... here are RS1, TR5 and TR2 I added a little herringbone of color to the top to make it more like Janes - to accomplish this I actually simply sewed straight strips together rather than paper piecing. Sorry didnt take pictures to demonstrate, but try to picture this.... I copied the sketch in the book on tracing paper to judge the slant of the line as I drafted the block [I should add that I did use PP method to construct the very bottom triangle section.] I started the first stripe at the same place as the book sketch so that the stripe would meet the corner. My second and third background sections finished 3/4" wide - so I cut a strip measuring 1 1/4".... the stripes all finish 3/8" wide - so I cut a long strip that was 7/8" wide ....... actually I cut my background 1 1/2" and stripe 1" and sewed long strip together. After this I trimmed it to 5/8" on the stripe and 1" on the background. If you cut strips a little wider and trim down after the first seam and then press, it is a little more forgiving of error. The third background section up from the bottom stripe, I trimmed to 3/4" which allowed me to add the fourth stripe and an additional background triangle before adding the sides. I cut the sides 1 1/2" and then trimmed it down when all sewn together.Attachment 342245For TR2, I redrafted the top portion to make it look more like Jane's and it resembles a tree! The drafted triangle in the book, software, and thatquilt.com is straight, Jane's is pointed, so I also continued the slant in the top section, which I sewed by hand - the remainder was sewn by machine.

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    by the way.... a note on brown fabrics [of which I have several due to some erroneous advice regarding Civil War]...

    Jane Stickle's quilt is very bright - not brown. The brown, drab fabrics were not produced until after the Civil War and Jane used her antebellum stash. It was too expensive to buy fabric so most "Civil War" quilts made during the time frame are bright. The fabrics made in the early-mid 1800s were among the brightest produced.

    I have a mixture because I started my first three blocks very drab and then I became curious as to why all "Civil War" repros were so bright and I had ordered lots! I asked a couple of qualified quilt appraisers and the above info is what I was told and I read it as well.

    I have a mixture and may just include some of the pieces of my Mom's clothing as well as time marches on.

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    Gus, can you post your picture again? When I click on "Attachment 342245" in your message, I get "Invalid attachment specified"

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