Thanks a lot, lot, lot, Gus!
I missed you too!
This forum and all the people comprising it is very special to me and to my heart!
Made me feel happy and integrated, they not only forgive my ignorance of my grammatical errors and language, they encourage me to participate and to share!
That really changed my life in the last year!
Now I do my work in the hopes of sharing them with all, as in the short time I have been here have taught me and helped both to not reach me life to thank him properly!
Every word of encouragement, each explanation, each shared Tutorial changed my day to day! I have learned more in two years than the previous.
Why only generate me thanks and smiles! And we all have our own "battles", so I try to fight them every day "stealing" a smile!
This thread is "special", you are special people and all provide sand grains so that we can move forward with an "elephant" which is Dear Jane!
As someone taught me in this forum: "Do as you eat an elephant?" "A bite for the time!"
So we are going step by step! A forward, open road and others back to receiving advice and all 'eating the elephant"!
Thank you all for being so beautiful people and your sweet words!
A big hug!
Thanks Gladys! show us a picture or two - even if not Jane :)
I finished BR9 last night - someone on either thatquilt or aunt reen referred to it as the 'pacman' block [triangle]! cute and so true. I wasnt near a camera while making it so I will give you a few pointers and hope you can picture it in your mind. For the topmost section, I appliqued the curvy piece to the background. I used paper piecing for the 'pacmen' sections as they recommended at the other sites, but then continued in a slightly different order. I transferred the bottom straight edges to the pacmen and attached them to the background 'frames' below each of them by machine [having used a fabric marker to transfer all sewing lines to the frames before] Next I 'backbasted' the frame curves to the pacmen. To me it seemed to assure me I would keep the row in a straight line. I appliqued the curves in place and done! dont worry that you have a few raw frame edges provided they are in your seamline. make sure the points on only the top two pacmen meet the middle of the frame below and the lower two have a space of the 'pacmen face' :)
I also decided to make a couple of easier squares ahead of time to pick up my pace [realizing that yes I still have several past ones to do..... ahem]
Here are K9 [week of May 9] - I cut the center square by first putting a strip of background and print pieces 1 1/4" together, trimming down to 1 1/4" - adding an additional 1 1/4" background square to two of them and so forth [didnt paper piece center - I measured the finished sizes and added my seam allowance because the block is basically a nine-patch surrounded by a border and set on point.
and K12 [week of May 19] - I made the print 'inner triangles' a little smaller because Janes did not completely go to the points of the sashing there is a little bit of background showing. I dont have time to measure right now - but I will revisit this, or you can ask me if you are ready to tackle it and I will figure out the measurements for you. It was a fun block to make.
I'm getting ready to sew this week's square - I-10 - Iris' Medallion. I've been studying the original square of Jane's on the page next to the sketch and also within the quilt itself. I think Auntreen.com's blog is more accurate than the sketch or thatquilt.com's instructions. Jane did not have an extra piece of border on the outside edge of her square. There are only two pieces of fabric one background and one print square between the star points and the outer edge sashing. The two squares on the sides sort of look like there might be some extra background, but I think Jane used the same type of muslin or cotton of some sort for her background as her sashing, so it blends in. If you look at the picture of the whole quilt, I-10 actually extends farther up and down than I-11, meaning there is definitely not another piece of background there. I also think there is a little more space between the inner point of the star and the print square than any of the blogs show. I'll show you when I'm done.... getting ready to watch some tv w my DH.
LOL Gus, I can hear the pacman 'music' as you describe triangle BR-9. Love your fabrics, especially K-12, so pretty.
I'm going with thatquilt's instructions for I-10, but can't remember why I liked those better than auntreens. Hoping to keep up with this week's blocks.
I'm wondering about that extra border piece that Brenda put in her drawing and thatquilt used, Cindy. Because Jane used the same background as sashing, it didnt matter she didnt have that extra piece outside the print squares. They seem to float. If you use different background pieces throughout like I have, it may be better to put that extra piece in so that the squares do "float"
As you might be able to tell by the fact I am still talking about what approach to take to this block, I haven't finished it yet. In fact, it's barely cut! I finished most of G8 yesterday using EPP while watching tv.
Oh well... today's another day!
Have a great one :)
I used Aunt Reen's instructions for I-10 because I preferred piecing the center square rather than appliqueing it. They're basically the same except for that part. But I'm not happy with it and I'm re-doing that part of it. It looks like those top and bottom borders just got cut off when the picture was cropped and resized for the book. They're pretty obvious in the picture of the full quilt.
Gus, I just looked at Aunt Reen's I-10 again and I didn't notice til now that she didn't add the outside borders to the little squares. You're right -- the original DJ definitely has them.
No No - the original does not have them. look again... when I was on quilt retreat a friend had individual pictures [that she was going to send me] of the original that another friend of hers had taken in Vermont when she saw the original.
But take another good look at the entire picture...the picture of the entire quilt on the cover of the book. There you can see that I-9 actually has a background border around the whole block. The top of that block is even with the point of the I-10 star and just passes the bottom [not the top] of the I-10 square. If you draw a line from the top of the top center square all the way across the row, it is the tallest thing there - same with the bottom. Did I put an extra border around I-9? hmmmm.... no :) I just checked if I could add one - I am not remaking it so it will be not like Jane's oh well. Back to I-10 though - it looks as though she doesn't even have sashing above or below it - H10 is smaller than H9 and H11 as well... I thinks I'm gettin too picky!!!:shock:
What I meant to say earlier was that when you look at the overall original quilt of Jane, she used the same fabric for her sashing as her background, so those four squares in I-10 seam to 'float' in the background in between the points. I will be using different sashing material than the background in that block and I vary my background from one block to another, although they are all light. So where yesterday I thought I would make the block like aunt reen by leaving those outer pieces off because it does mimic the way Jane's was made - the "look" would be different, because they wouldn't look like they "float" on the background because the sashing will come directly against it..
does that make sense??? If anyone really really wants to know what if the original has the piece or not, I will ask Barb for the picture of the original
Oh, Gus... is there any way you can share those with all of us? That would be so awesome.
Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr
My friend emailed me the picture of the original block.... trying to get it from there to here...hmmm
that is so awesome!! glad it worked. When I was at quilt retreat with my guild 3 weeks ago one of the members was working on Jane. She had 60 or so blocks completed. She had some, but not all of the pictures with her. She told me she is in a very small group of women [3 I think] who get together once every 3-4 months for dinner and compare notes. One of them saw the original last year and took pictures of each block [how did she do that?? I dont know] At any rate, what you see here is the original I-10. I thought the print would be much yellower - it is actually a brownish print. If you check it out carefully - there really are little pieces of background against the outer edge of most of the squares, but as I mentioned in my last post before seeing this, it doesn't look like Jane actually put sashing in between all sides of her block. She did go for an overall look though. I mean there is certainly some background space to separate each block from the ones around it. If you only have the scraps and can't get more, you make do and I guess that is what Jane did - and she did it quite well!!
If there is ny way I can get hold of all of the pictures - or any others - I will share.