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

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    sewNso - you handquilted your first DJ?? lots of quilting or in the ditch?? share?? a picture pleeeeaasse?

    [not that I'm changing my mind about machine quilting her - leaving the hand quilting for AOTH!]
    Gus

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    I did lots of quilting on it. almost as much as the orginal DJ. and in the sashings, i did a two rows of hand quilting. one along each seam. she's (jane 1) around already. on this thread also i do believe. on the orginal dj i had a topic 'jane top going together'. with lots of different entries. i think you can still find it. i ran into it the other day. shows some of my canning, the quilt frame i used. and jane a different stages.
    sorry can't get a pic of the quilting uploading. it's just offering me from URL? and not computer. i went and found it, and commented on it. don't know whether it will show up, if you look at my latest comments on posts or not. since it is an old thread.
    sorry, the lst couple pic's where blurry, but then i got a new camera. happy looking, if you find it. sunny
    Last edited by sewNso; 03-14-2013 at 06:33 PM. Reason: add a pic

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    when i quilted my lst jane, i kept thinking, 'i am not good at this" and she was thick in places. but i just kept going. and of course when i looked at the hand quilted quilts at the fair---i didn't think my quilting measured up. everything you hear about quilting, or read says --'rock your needle'. well, some places, i just could not rock because of several thicknesses.
    and Ohhhh several days ago, i was nosing around on sites, and watching this or that. and i heard some hand quilter say--'rock, but sometimes you just can't because of the thickness, so just 'jab'. " which is what i did. but then the quilting on the back did not look 100% perfect or like my grandma's did when she used to take first place ribbons in oklahoma when i was a kid. but she is done, and she looks beautiful. and i am really happy with her.

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    I've been attempting to hand quilt my first DJ and I'm really not good at it at all. I haven't been able to rock the needle at all and when I jab or stab each stitch, the stitches on the back are a mess. I'm not saying I'm giving up, but I'm pretty discouraged. But Gus, if we machine quilt it, won't there be an awful lot of stops and starts? So many of the blocks just don't lend themselves to a continuous quilt design.

    I've got a couple more weeks done, but haven't taken the pictures yet. I will tomorrow.

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    Hi all - I have had a lull - so much going on health wise - and my DJ has taken a bit of a backseat - I have one more block - one corner kite and six more tri's to finish- but I have them all prepped for hand applique work - which I shall take with me - when we are hopefully coming over to Texas later this month. My hubby is retired British Airways staff - so we have to standby for the flights - so hope we can get on - uhmm just a bit stressful.
    I have redone two blocks and one tri - which I wasn't happy with - so getting close now !!!
    I have been asked by a local quilt group to give a talk about my Dear Jane journey later this year ! I do not belong to this group and feel very honoured to be asked to speak to them - but also quite apprehensive too. I have never spoken to a large number of ladies before and some of them do teaching and workshops !!
    I am doing some research into Jane Stickle - and hopefully I will be able to make it an interesting talk !!!!
    Reading through all the posts and love your ideas about quilting our Janes when finished - Gus - as you say - I really want to finish my baby - and the thought of how long it would take to hand quilt is daunting ! I just cannot rock - so would have to stab - well - she is not going to be a competition entry and as Brenda Papadakis says - " If a problem cannot be seen when riding by on a galloping horse - don't worry about it " LOL.
    I have my little Dear Jane group meeting on Sunday -- 10 -12 of us - and we have a lovely day - may get another block finished !
    Hope you all have a nice weekend !!

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    like i said. one of the professional quilters from some link said to rock, but sometimes it is too thick, so you have to jab. i think i was looking at missouri star quilt co, u tube, and this quilters pic and link came up to the right. dark haired middle aged lady. maybe it was lesson 1 of hand quilting. not sure. and i am going to do this jane 2 the same way. i didn't attach my scallops until after i had jane all quilted, but left enough backing and batting so i just had to attach and sew on the white kona, then shape the scallops. then i quilted the scallops last. janstar talked me thru it, the first time. and my heart was in my throat all the way thru it.
    i am redoing the very corners of my outside white sashing, just inside the tri's and kites. did not like the way they squared up. i made my sashing the same size of my inner sashings, and then mitered them. WRONG. so i unsewed 2 corners, and squared them up to my liking. i don't think i am going to be in a hurry to get her in the quilting frame. that way, if i keep looking at it and see anything i want to tweak for a week or so, i can.
    Last edited by sewNso; 03-15-2013 at 09:54 AM.

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    Name:  DJ - Week60.jpg
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Size:  173.5 KBHere are Weeks 60 and 61. LS1 was a bit of a struggle, but I like this BRC much better than the first one I did for the CW Jane. This time I reverse appliqued the little star. I must say that J-2 was a relief after a few weeks of Y seams and melons!

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    Wonderful blocks Cindy, Gus, and sewNso. Gus, I'm loving your fabric choices. Makes me want to make a red and white DJ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewNso View Post
    i didn't attach my scallops until after i had jane all quilted, but left enough backing and batting so i just had to attach and sew on the white kona, then shape the scallops. then i quilted the scallops last. janstar talked me thru it, the first time. and my heart was in my throat all the way thru it.
    This is a very interesting idea, SewNso. Now that you've done it, would you recommend doing it this way? Or what about the idea of having straight borders and when everything else is quilted then shaping the scallops? Also, I've never done binding on a without straight sides.

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    cindaA, my quilting frame was 8 ft long. it was 1" X 3" boards, covered, then i used C clamps for the corners.
    if i remember correctly, i could have attached the straight white boarder i used to make my scallop shapes out of before i did my quilting. but the scallops and that whole quilt was just sooooo far over my head. so i tackled one problem at a time. I had a terrible time shaping my scallops. janstar finally told me that she used plates. and so that worked for me also. i know there is a ruler out now for making scallops, and i ordered one. have never used it. and i noticed it was more shallow than the scallops i shaped. And i know when i was putting my binding on the scallops, i was soooooo not happy with the way the binding was laying in the very deep 'betweens' of the scallops. i kept getting ever so tiny folds. but i guess that is normal with doing scallops this way. I even un sewed it several times.
    but everything i had read, people were saying, 'stretch your material in the shallow part' so i thought it would lay smooth when were were done. NNNNNOOOOO. there is a very tiny fold, no matter what you do. but know it looks just fine. beautiful, and i see those little folds in a lot of the baby janes.
    Last edited by sewNso; 03-16-2013 at 04:50 AM.

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    Here's how Linda Franz made her scallops and I did pretty much the same thing. I used a small plate too.

    http://lindafranz.com/section/scallops/38

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