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

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    your blocks are lovely ladies. when i did my blocks, i machine basted the block # to the RB of each sq. stayed good, and was easily removed when i was ready to set the blocks.

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    thanks sewNso for the tip.
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    xsquilter I like your blocks. Are you using the same light background fabric in all you blocks. I am using different light background colors and I am not happy with them. If I want to make a change I have to do it now.

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    memere..
    I have been thinking the same thing about mine...
    Several years ago I bought lots of Civ War fabrics for another Civil War Medallion quilt [that I have yet to begin] I think I have enough fabric for 3 or 4 different quilts. When I decided to do a Dear Jane I figured I should use those fabrics [although the Kaffe Fasset version on greenfairyquilts blog keeps pulling at me!!] Any rate - My first three blocks, which I posted way near the beginning, are very drab. They look like the lights were dropped into black coffee! I started this way because my dear historian friend pointed out that Civil War quilts were drab. I wasn't sure if I liked it and didnt quite understand why many if not most of the fabrics of "civil war reproductions' were not drab at all, in fact they were quite bright and cheery. So I did some research of my own and found that women used all their left overs during the Civil War and the fabrics sold just prior were very bright. Therefore quilts from that time period are very scrappy and pretty bright. Although most of the quilts you do find have prints offset with muslin so the background is pretty constant, I did vary my backgrounds as well - and I used lots of light and drab prints. Check out my posts on #605 and particularly #606. The first triangle there has that drab light. I'm not sure they look that great together either. But I figure it will just add to the scrappiness and once I have 255 of these babies [eeeek!] they will be scattered around and it won't matter. The sashing we put in between will be constant and that will tie it all together. [at least this is what I hope for both of us!!!]

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    OMG!! every time I look at my posts - they go on forever and ever......... sorry [I don't 'talk' that much in person!]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    OMG!! every time I look at my posts - they go on forever and ever......... sorry [I don't 'talk' that much in person!]
    Gus, I think we should feel flattered that you do chat that much... one tends to chat more with friends, so I take that to mean that you think of us as friends
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    Cre8tvlwyr, I want to thank you for your reply. I have been collecting Civil War fabrics for a while, so they will be used in my DJ quilt. During the last 2 years I have completed about 15 blocks. One day I will post them. Making them during my free time. I am attempting to complete my goal - make our 8 adult Grandkids plus 1 GreatGrandDaughter (6yrs) each a quilt. So time is precious right now.

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    Memere, I made my first 9 quilts for my daughter, my son, and my 7 grandchildren. Then I made a 9-block crazy quilt with scraps from each quilt and embroidered their names and the year their quilt was finished in each block. The crazy quilt is hanging on my wall.

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    hey! don't you worry!! i enjoy reading your post's... no matter how long they are! they make for great reading!! lol...
    and i'm pretty sure everyone else will agree with me
    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    OMG!! every time I look at my posts - they go on forever and ever......... sorry [I don't 'talk' that much in person!]
    Jacquie xxxxx

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    Me too...I love reading all the posts....the long & short of it!
    memereof8-yes, I'm using the same cream coloured fabric throughout wherever it's called for. I hope I don't get caught not having enough! I'm really, really, trying to stick with my plans of using stash on hand.
    Maureen

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