Hello, beautiful ladies!
How are all? I hope heart that very well!
We have returned from our dream vacation!
We were in Playa del Carmen, Mexico enjoying this paradise!
It was a beautiful holiday!
We visited the Ek Balam Mayan ruins and the Xcaret Park, where we toured with skatefish or ray and swims with dolphins! : D
And we returned home and our "dauther" dog (Pity) was very sick. She was hospitalized three days and that complicated her situation of osteoarthritis by old age, so we receive it very badly. Luckily with love, pampering, care and medication, it is already much better. We hope continues! : (
After such an adventure, it is very difficult to resume normal activity! Lol!
But morning sectors the seam of my DJ blocks in the afternoon and the morning I will continue with my old works. We'll see if I can balance both!
I leave you a picture that is worth more than a thousand words!
A giant hug each!
Gladys - so awesome!!! I will share some pics of my DD - Steph worked at Marineworld a couple of years before she got sick. I saw your picture and boy did it bring back happy memories!!Attachment 406071Attachment 406072Attachment 406073....Nancy if these are a nono - you'll have to tell me where to put them:confused: Gus
All are so Beatiful! Your DD is a beautiful girl! I like and love the dolphins! They make me cry just to see them, but of love and happiness! It is something that I can't explain! Why my dream of being able to touch them ever... became a reality! And I was so happy!
You guys are making me want to go to Marineworld and go for a swim!!
It seems to me a great idea, CindyA!
If you want to see more photos on the Blog and in Picasa there are so many to linger a long time!
Have all a beautiful day!
A big hug!
Question: I just joined a Dear Jane Club at a local quilt shop. We are doing 4 blocks and 1 triangle per month - yup, the 4 year plan. I decided to go for 6 inch finished size blocks instead of the classic 4.5 inch blocks. What size do I make the triangles?? I can't find a protractor at the moment, does anyone know the angle measurement of the triangles? Any ideas on what I use instead of the Dear Jane triangle ruler? Thanks
Going from 4.5 to 6 is a 33% increase. The triangles should finish 6.65 x 10.64 instead of 5 x 8. The easiest way to get the right measurement is to take the triangle patterns to a copier and enlarge to 133%. Or alternatively you can plug the numbers I gave you into the DJ software.
There was a discussion on the Dear Jane site just yesterday about the size of the triangles if you're making 6" blocks. It's kind of long, but very helpful. Here are the pertinent parts of it:
"The base of the triangles should be the width of the block + the width of one piece of sashing. (because the tri bases line up with the middle of one sashing piece, go across the block, to the middle of the next sashing piece).
I used 1" sashing with my 6" DJ blocks. That made my triangles 7 x 11.25.
Caroljoy (Cj) Spensley
Friendship Quiltery; Wheaton, Illinois
Determine Triangle Size
The software will tell you block, triangle, and kite sizes, if you ask it in the right way :-).
1) If you are not on the quilt worktable, then:
a) Open the Sketchbook
b) Select the Quilts tab, on the side
c) Click the Edit button, at the bottom
2) On the Quilt worktable:
a) If necessary, Switch from the Set tool to the Select tool (the arrow)
b) Select any triangle.
3) Select the File -> Print -> Block menu item
4) On the "Print Block" dialog's "Block Size" tab:
a) Select "Size from quilt", on the middle of the left hand side.
On a classic sized quilt, you will see the size change from 4.5"x4.5" to 5"x8".
b) Click Close to exit without printing.
Setting Triangle Size
As to what size the triangles SHOULD be for a quilt with 6" blocks, that's really another question. The DJ quilt has inner blocks, sashing, and three (3) borders. If you adjust the inner block size, then you may also wish to change the sashing and border sizes. Cj also said that her triangles were 7"x11.25", which means that she changed her 2nd border size from 8" to 11.25" on the borders tab. She chose that because her triangle widths changed from 5" to 7" (an
increase of 1.4 times) due to the above block, sashing and inner border changes. She chose to proportionally increase the triangles heights by 1.4 times, which would be 11.2". However, the DJ software rounds to the nearest 1/4", so it ended up as 11.25".
Of course, you could choose some other method -- it's up to you :-).
You may also wish to adjust the size of the outer border, but Cj didn't mention whether she did that or not.
You can see the angle measurement by:
a) Selecting a triangle on the quilt worktable.
b) File -> Print -> Rotary cutting
c) Size from Quilt
d) Preview (if necessary, use the Zoom button)
However, BEWARE OF ANGLE MEASUREMENTS in the DJ software, because they are rounded values. For that reason, Electric Quilt recommends using templates, rather than rotary cutting diagrams in situations such as this. If you really want the angle measurement, then print a template and use a protractor to determine the angle.
OTOH, you don't really need to know the angle if you use templates. You can use two-sided, removable tape to stick a template to the underside of a quilting ruler and use that to cut out the plain triangles.
Bev in TX"
Got my book and rulers last week. NEXT week w/b able to start I hope. Need to get a couple project finished first.
Hi everyone.........I am just thinking about starting a Dear Jane and wondering if there are any fabric exchanges or if anyone has leftovers they would like to sell..... It certainly would make getting started alot easier! Thanks