Well..... here we are!! ready to start the third "Dear Jane" thread. I have sent out 137 PMs to QB members who either started with me in 2012, have Baby Jane UFOs or WIPs, or have been intrigued with Jane and want some company while watching their Baby Jane "grow up"
I hope to "see" all of you from time to time - we all know life gets in the way from time to time. When it does, I hope it will mostly be for a happy reason!! The important thing is that you have fun - don't worry about 'when' you get it done, but do try to add your baby to the growing number of "baby Janes" since the original was completed back in 1863. It will be a real tribute to both Jane A. Blakely Stickle and Brenda Manges Papadakis who took great care in drafting all of Jane's blocks: squares, triangles, and kites.
There are RULES - besides having fun...
You MUST have either a book or software. I may give my own cutting directions from time to time to offer a different approach to a block along the way, but giving exact instructions on how to make every aspect of Jane would be an infringement of copyright.
Follow the general board rules please... no insults, keep things upbeat, no politics and no dwelling on personal issues [I had one of my posts pulled for that reason]. There are other threads that can be started for this.
enough of the rules [I think!!]
There will be a second thread I will begin shortly to which I will be the only one able to post [I still need to ask PatriceJ how this works] It will consist only of tutorials and tips. At some point I will also post links to post #s for tutorials and advice given on the 2d cyber DJ thread which ran from 2012-March of 2014.
My first post on that thread contained lots of info. If you've never read it this may be a good time to check it out. The one thing that failed to work last time was a weekly "chat session." A couple of people showed up once, but that was it. If someone feels they need to be "walked through" a particular block construction or has a specific situation that requires some continual feedback, PM me and set up a chat time for the board chat room.
I'm re-posting the schedule that was used on the last thread. There will be members at various points, working on many different blocks. Don't let this keep you from posting! If we start finding it too confusing, I will make sure that the "blocks of the week" are posted on the parallel thread. Please jump in wherever you want. The schedule is for guidance - most of us found it useful. I integrated blocks of different levels of difficulty, based on Brenda's difficulty charts found in her software. The schedule is 'beginner heavy' at the start with triangles added a little later and scattered throughout the remainder of the schedule. I've tried to schedule "breaks" or "catch-up" weeks around holidays.
If you are just starting, don't get discouraged if you fall behind. Am I done?? No - but I'm sort of close. I have one center block remaining. It is "L10" - I call it my Mom block because Jane Stickle's fabric reminds me of one of Mom's dresses. She passed away 1-1-08 and I saved some of her clothes in a bag in storage thinking some day I will make a quilt of my favorite memories of Mom. I have to go to storage and locate that dress so I can finish the center of my Baby Jane! I often lagged a little behind. When I was first asked to start this new thread, I thought... but I'm almost done! Now I'm thinking I'd like to see others finish and being almost done means I have all those pictures already so this time I will actually be able to post the 'weeks blocks' on time!!
Without further ramble... here is the schedule. There is much more to cover, but I will do that separately
Looking forward to all those pictures!!!!
Cre8tvlwyr [yes, I am an attorney, but not practicing and I much prefer to be cre8tv!!]
[aka.... Monica (real name) Gus (preferred name...why? because it was given to me by my DGS when he was about 16 mo old and it has stuck!)]
Journeys with Dear Jane 2014.doc