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Thread: [DEAR] JANE STICKLE CYBER BLOCK PARTY - Jan 2010 thru May/Jun 2011

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    I have been following this thread for quite a while in lurk mode.. I have to say I am in awe of all of the work you ladies have done so far. :mrgreen:

    So much so that I have started a Dear Jane group at my LQS. We aren't doing such a rigorous schedule (just 10 blocks a month) and should be finished in mid 2012. :shock:

    I have a newbie type question for you... I have been watching what LaceLady has been doing with the QAYG. I really like what she is doing, but want to machine quilt the blocks. Would I need to put some kind of backing fabric on it to run it through my machine or can I just use the Warm & Natural?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimby1213
    I have been following this thread for quite a while in lurk mode.. I have to say I am in awe of all of the work you ladies have done so far. :mrgreen:

    So much so that I have started a Dear Jane group at my LQS. We aren't doing such a rigorous schedule (just 10 blocks a month) and should be finished in mid 2012. :shock:

    I have a newbie type question for you... I have been watching what LaceLady has been doing with the QAYG. I really like what she is doing, but want to machine quilt the blocks. Would I need to put some kind of backing fabric on it to run it through my machine or can I just use the Warm & Natural?
    No, you can machine sew through the block, with the W&M behind it, no trouble. After all, that's how I have sewn the blocks together, and I am in the process of sewing the tris together the same way. I have also, in the past, machine quilted through a quilt top, with poly batting behind it, when I was doing some trapunto quilting. Again, no problems, my machine doesn't seem to chew anything up at all. You do have to bear in mind that you won't get all your quilting patterns on the back of the quilt doing it this way, but there will be a lot less weight involved until the final backing needs to be added. When that gets put on, at least you will only have straight lines to quilt in the ditch round each block.

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    Thank God for Lacelady is what I say!

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    I agree Sarah!!!

    Kimby...that is so cool that you are doing a group at your LQS! It would be so much fun to be able to get together to sew these little beauties..then we could celebrate, cry and cuss together :wink:

    I've been giving this a lot of thought and I think I'm going to try machine quilting, QAYG with the backing on it. I think I might try to put the back together using k3n's QAYG no-hand sewing method. I have the blue/white Jane swap blocks...so I think I might give it a try with those....yup...just as soon as I have a "free" moment.... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    I agree Sarah!!!

    I've been giving this a lot of thought and I think I'm going to try machine quilting, QAYG with the backing on it. I think I might try to put the back together using k3n's QAYG no-hand sewing method. I have the blue/white Jane swap blocks...so I think I might give it a try with those....yup...just as soon as I have a "free" moment.... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I was thinking I would do it this way too since the sashing is thin enough that it would make sense as a QAYG. I was thinking too of maybe putting together blocks of 8-10 blocks with sashing and treating that like one block for QAYG purposes. That might go a bit quicker and it would be bigger blocks of fabric on the back too. ...... Hmmmm

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    Oh..now thats a thought!!! I see that it is a good thing when we think out loud!!! :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Oh..now thats a thought!!! I see that it is a good thing when we think out loud!!! :lol: :lol:
    Why yes it is!! :) Ooooh just had a thought. Since the quilt is 13x13, you could have some fun with some design options on the back this way. I attached an excel spreadsheet to show you what I mean! :)

    Cheers!
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    Sorry Rachel, didn't get any pic of your diagram, but I think I can imagine larger blocks on the back.

    I'm not familiar with K3n's no sew backing with QAYG - which is probably why I came up with my solution. It still needs sewing on the back, but its on the batting, not the backing fabric. I have one boarder done and ready to attach, and the second border sewn together, but not tidied up on the back yet. I'm not going to be doing much today, I have a dental problem, and need to get an extraction at lunchtime, Ugh!

    Is it time for week 23 yet? If so, shall I post it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady

    No, you can machine sew through the block, with the W&M behind it, no trouble. After all, that's how I have sewn the blocks together, and I am in the process of sewing the tris together the same way. I have also, in the past, machine quilted through a quilt top, with poly batting behind it, when I was doing some trapunto quilting. Again, no problems, my machine doesn't seem to chew anything up at all. You do have to bear in mind that you won't get all your quilting patterns on the back of the quilt doing it this way, but there will be a lot less weight involved until the final backing needs to be added. When that gets put on, at least you will only have straight lines to quilt in the ditch round each block.
    Thanks so much for your help! I was worried about the machine chewing it up more than anything. I realize that it will only have the straight stitching. My thoughts are that the front should be enough to look at. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Kimby...that is so cool that you are doing a group at your LQS! It would be so much fun to be able to get together to sew these little beauties..then we could celebrate, cry and cuss together :wink:
    Thanks!

    To give a little background at the beginning of the year, I was at my LQS and the owner was quilting a Jane! It was beautiful. I fell in love with it. I started talking to the owner and found out that there were others in the area that wanted to do one. So we decided to put feelers out. We have about 6 people involved and are only 2 months into it. Here is what I have so far....
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    Thats beautiful Kimby, lovely colours you have chosen. It will be very special when its finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Sorry Rachel, didn't get any pic of your diagram, but I think I can imagine larger blocks on the back.

    I'm not familiar with K3n's no sew backing with QAYG - which is probably why I came up with my solution. It still needs sewing on the back, but its on the batting, not the backing fabric. I have one boarder done and ready to attach, and the second border sewn together, but not tidied up on the back yet. I'm not going to be doing much today, I have a dental problem, and need to get an extraction at lunchtime, Ugh!

    Is it time for week 23 yet? If so, shall I post it?
    This is her method if you want to see for future reference:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36303-1.htm

    I don't mind hand stitching the back strips on though, so sometimes I do that too. I think your method is nice too since you get a complete back instead of pieces that you need to do for QAYG. But it's nice to see the quilting on the back as well. I haven't decided yet if I will hand quilt or machine quilt, but I guess I have a bit to decide since I haven't even started yet!! :)

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimby1213
    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Kimby...that is so cool that you are doing a group at your LQS! It would be so much fun to be able to get together to sew these little beauties..then we could celebrate, cry and cuss together :wink:
    Thanks!

    To give a little background at the beginning of the year, I was at my LQS and the owner was quilting a Jane! It was beautiful. I fell in love with it. I started talking to the owner and found out that there were others in the area that wanted to do one. So we decided to put feelers out. We have about 6 people involved and are only 2 months into it. Here is what I have so far....
    Wow!! I love how the 'around the world' look extends to the background fabrics too!! Hmmmm I may have to play with that idea for my quilt ....... I can't wait to see yours finished!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    Well, I have had the offending tooth out, and I'm sitting here on the board, having a rest from sewing.

    My bolt of fabric from Hancocks of Paducah was 15 yards long, which suited me just fine.

    Thanks for the link of QAYG, K3n style, I'll give that one a try sometime.

    Still can't see anything of Kimby's design, how come the rest of you can, and I can't? Can you post a pic Kimby please? Perhaps its me not doing something right. Put it down to dental anaesthetic!

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    I couldn't open Rachel's file either....so..can you take a pic of your screen and save it as a jpeg so you can post it here Rachel?

    Kimby...I love your fabrics and the around the world in the background too is a fabulous idea!! Please continue on and show us your progress...its going to be a beauty!

    Lesley..so sorry about your tooth...did you get some good happy pills? And I'm working on week 23 now..have the tri and a couple of the blocks done..so if you will post...that will be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    I couldn't open Rachel's file either....so..can you take a pic of your screen and save it as a jpeg so you can post it here Rachel?

    Kimby...I love your fabrics and the around the world in the background too is a fabulous idea!! Please continue on and show us your progress...its going to be a beauty!

    Lesley..so sorry about your tooth...did you get some good happy pills? And I'm working on week 23 now..have the tri and a couple of the blocks done..so if you will post...that will be great!
    I've done the post Patti , well done for getting on with it - nearly there for this week, yeah!
    Gum is coming round, not too painful, I am just very unhappy to have lost my second front tooth. I don't have an appt. with the dental lab until Friday to get it added onto my denture and I am supposed to be going out for the day tomorrow! Thankfully, it's with some good friends, so I hope they will be kind and not sing 'All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    I couldn't open Rachel's file either....so..can you take a pic of your screen and save it as a jpeg so you can post it here Rachel?
    Hopefully this works :)
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    Thanks Rachel...yup, thats a great idea!! So are you planning to piece your back with something different like the one on the left?

    Hmm...Lesley..are you talking with a lisp??? Sorry, I couldn't resist and NOW I'm humming "all I want for Christmas"!....gee thanks!! :roll: Thanks for doing the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Thanks Rachel...yup, thats a great idea!! So are you planning to piece your back with something different like the one on the left?

    Hmm...Lesley..are you talking with a lisp??? Sorry, I couldn't resist and NOW I'm humming "all I want for Christmas"!....gee thanks!! :roll: Thanks for doing the post.
    I was thinking it might look neat, if you’re going to do the center stripes as individuals, it wouldn’t look right if you used the same backings at the other blocks (since you’d end up with the same colors touching). So I thought ti might be neat to maybe do the bigger blocks in lighter shades of a color and then do the smaller ones in a darker shade …. Oh course that could all change once I actually have some blocks done. :)

    Rachel

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Thanks Rachel...yup, thats a great idea!! So are you planning to piece your back with something different like the one on the left?

    Hmm...Lesley..are you talking with a lisp??? Sorry, I couldn't resist and NOW I'm humming "all I want for Christmas"!....gee thanks!! :roll: Thanks for doing the post.
    Oooh, that looks interesting Rachel, thank you for posting. And yes, Patti, slightly. Roll on Friday when I should be able to smile to the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Still can't see anything of Kimby's design, how come the rest of you can, and I can't? Can you post a pic Kimby please? Perhaps its me not doing something right. Put it down to dental anaesthetic!
    Lesley... I will try posting a couple more shots... Hopefully you can see these...
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    You have made some lovely blocks Rachel, and I like the colour choice too. Are you going to keep going now?

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    Beautiful in Batiks. That is really pretty.

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    Thanks guys! You make me blush... :oops:

    I have all of the fabric picked out for the blocks. I don't have a plan for the triangles just yet. I am going to the big Quilt show in Knoxville in July, so I am hoping to get some inspiration there. Our group works the first triangles in July so it'll be perfect timing. The idea with the around the world spreading to the background fabrics is that it will go from dark in the corners to white in the center.

    I'll make sure to keep y'all posted as I go. This Block Party has been a HUGE inspiration for me. I make sure I catch everyone's block pics each week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimby1213
    Thanks guys! You make me blush... :oops:

    I have all of the fabric picked out for the blocks. I don't have a plan for the triangles just yet. I am going to the big Quilt show in Knoxville in July, so I am hoping to get some inspiration there. Our group works the first triangles in July so it'll be perfect timing. The idea with the around the world spreading to the background fabrics is that it will go from dark in the corners to white in the center.

    I'll make sure to keep y'all posted as I go. This Block Party has been a HUGE inspiration for me. I make sure I catch everyone's block pics each week.
    I find your diagram really interesting, because I kept my background all the same, and just changed my other fabrics in a TRTW design - they look so different to one another.

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