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Thread: Journeys with Dear Jane: Baby Janes in the making and complete

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    Have to book. Have rulers tho not sure I needed them. But no idea how to choose colors. Collected pics on line but just confused me more. Printed out instructions from someone on the internet. SOMEONE TELL MY A COLOR SCHEME but not civil war. Sigh....

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    Looking forward to getting back to my Dear Jane. Thanks Gus, for all you are doing.
    Linda
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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    I would love to join your group as I have been thinking about doing the DJ quilt. Can I be included in your group?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julienm1 View Post
    Have to book. Have rulers tho not sure I needed them. But no idea how to choose colors. Collected pics on line but just confused me more. Printed out instructions from someone on the internet. SOMEONE TELL MY A COLOR SCHEME but not civil war. Sigh....
    I have seen some really nice ones in a two toned scheme, red and white, blue and white.
    I am doing mine in a variety of tonal solids (from Connecting Threads - Mirage line) with a consistent background of Caramel.
    I thought about various colours and this caramel seems to be least likely to show the seam allowances behind (so far).
    I think you need to decide what colours you like, and decide from there. Or, if budget is a concern, just find a background you like and work from your stash.
    Having seen the original, the variety of fabrics is vast, and yet, as a whole, it looks so beautiful, I think you just need to find something you like - heaven knows, you'll be working with it alot!
    Good luck!

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    Thank you for starting a new DJ thread. I have looked at some of the other threads, but felt like it would be hard to jump in. I have 77 squares done. I have been doing them somewhat in order, but have skipped a few here and there waiting for fabric or inspiration. I am using the original color scheme, and trying to find similar prints whenever possible. It will be fun to follow along from the beginning with this thread.

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    I started DJ last time...was just a lurker on the thread. Put it aside..way to intense, but now I am tempted to open the "Jane box" again and continue...hmmmmm. But, I must admit, I cheated...bought the software and enlarged the blocks to 6" to save my sanity....

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    I usually love to choose my colors in a quilt I make and have the stash, but the more I looked at DJ the more I was unsure of myself, so I ordered the BOM kit from Quilting on the Square...reproduction and batiks because I could not decide which I wanted. Yes, it will be $$$ spent in the end, but monthly its not too bad. Love the colors they have sent so far, and they are just a phone call away if I need help on what the directions are saying...very helpful and friendly...almost as good as the QB folks! Thought it would encourage me to 'git busy' and not delay action; but other things have to come first. Like DH in giving him attention, love and care...after 48 years its habit forming on daily basis.

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    Wow - lots of people coming back and at least 5 new janiacs on board!!
    janie67, Everyone is welcome to join - pop in - post [in fact we would much rather you share than simply lurk....ahem although lurking is also acceptable Geri B]

    sew4nin - you mentioned looking for prints similar to the original - first remember 'bright and cheery' is good!! check out Judie Rothermel's reproductions by Marcus at your LQS - many stores carried a pkg of 20-25 don't remember if they were 8 or 10" squares of one of her latest lines, all CW repros that would work and the pieces are large enough to finish a block in fact possibly a tri and a block depending on which ones. Other wonderful sites are quilts123.com and http://www.reproductionfabrics.com/l...hp?subcat=1033 - the advantage to the first one is that they have packs of smaller pieces [charms, layers] that will be big enough. The link of the second one will take you directly to a line of fabrics called "crossroads to Texas." This currently is a closeout fabric they are offering at $7/yd - the first fabric listed #TX111M is a collection of prints put together. I have used that particular piece of fabric in 5 DJ blocks!! You will have to fussy cut but 1/2-3/4yd will be enough please don't one person buy all of it SHARE I only bought 1/2 yard and have some left it that I will use in a couple of triangles and possibly in another CW quilt calling for 1" squares [eeek]. The disadvantage of the second site is that you must buy 1/2 yard of each fabric which is great for things you want to use more of elsewhere, but if you want each block to be different, you will spend a fortune and have major leftovers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janie67 View Post
    I would love to join your group as I have been thinking about doing the DJ quilt. Can I be included in your group?
    I think anyone can join and with a name like Janie67 you should join the fun!

    I bought some fabric and started mine several years ago. Completed 10 blocks A1-A10 then stopped due to no motivation. Jan.,2014 I had a challenge thru another group to add 10 blocks to a long range project. I added 12 so I now have 22 blocks done with another 8 cut out/or partials, so close to 30. I think this group is exactly what I need to go forward. Looked at schedule and may do some blocks from 2015 so don't lose enthusiasm of starting something "new."

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    I was interrupted often and felt like I was typing for hours.....possibly because I started over an hour ago

    julienm1 - you mentioned rulers - WONDERFUL!!! they are the best for sizing/squaring up everything!! and equally great for auditioning your DJ fabrics for squares and tris
    WARNING [sorry for the large type but critical!] do NOT use these rulers for anything else as you will cut wrong [ask me how I know??] The rulers have a built in 1/4" seam allowance.

    rakerlm - Almost finished with row A? congratulations! there are some tough blocks in that row ...either end!! If you conquer them you will do fine!

    also julienm1 ...and anyone wanting to see some incredible Janes - There was an amazing international exhibit of Baby Janes in Nantes, France to celebrate the 150 anniversary of the original. You will find many Janes here:

    http://fabadashery.blogspot.com/2013...on-nantes.html

    also - you'll find one of my very favorites here.... [not CW, but awe inspiring Kaffe!]
    http://www.greenfairyquiltsblog.com/...dear-jane.html

    Bonnie Hunter made her Jane with 'storm at sea' sashing...
    http://www.quiltville.com/dearjaneatsea.shtml

    you should also check out the Janes on pinterest

    Lots of possibilities - Thanks Brenda Manges Papadakis for making all of them possible!!

    Happy sewing!
    Gus

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