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

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    Thanks Lesley. I finished the tris a few weeks ago, then year end happened and this is a busy time at work! I have two kites, the scallops and then sewing the borders to the quilt top, for the finish line. Of course, mine will be long arm quilted... :lol: It is exciting to be so close.

    I love seeing everyone else's progress and their blocks/quilt. They are all lovely with all the different themes and colors!!!

    It is fun to see new people joining. Maybe somebody will start a new schedule for another one sew along on this quilt. :D

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    Meredith , you are so close to being done! I can't wait to see how the LAer does your DJ. It's a good feeling to be so close to finished isn't it?

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    Thanks Jan! I'm happy for you that you have finished the blocks and are starting the quilting phase. :thumbup:

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    They don't automatically go on the JSCBP section...I added it though..so we are good to go! You did good posting...WooHoo! I added pics of mine on the thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    I must have posted wrong on week 59 it went on BOM which I thought was correct but it didn't go on JSCBP. If you could fix it or delete it Patti go ahead.

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    I didn't get as much done today as I would have liked, but I did get some things figured out. I sewed together one of the tri border rows. I'm attaching some pics so ya'll look and make sure I'm not screwing up.

    Since I am planning trapunto (but I think I would do it this way even if I wasn't), I decided that I would sew the pieced tris with their batting to unbatted plain tris..see pic. This allows me to not have an overlap of batting on the back.

    I found that I have a tiny bit at the bottom of the tri that overlaps and gets thick, so I've trimmed one side of that off.- see pic.

    Now, I can add the batting for the trapunto work (which I will do by machine), then I can trim it, then I will add a reduced size tri of batting and hand stitch that in...see how much smaller it must be??? I'll have to trim down my stack of pre-cut batting triangles. This should result in no batting overlaps.

    Here is a big question that I have though.....LESLEY>>>>HELP!
    All 4 borders are made up of 13 pieced tris & 13 plain tris..all end up being the same length. Don't 2 of them need to be longer to allow for the addition of the skinny border?

    This is how I'm sewing it together
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    That looks good! Hope I can come up with a good way to do mine when the time comes. It usually always works itself out.

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    [quote=LaceladyCan you tell I really like it? LOL.[/quote]

    Nope! :)

    The Avante 18 comes with 2 stitch regulators - general & micro. There are also micro handles available as an option. Was just wondering if Sweetie was like the 18" version. That would be terrific!

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    [quote=QuiltswithConvicts]
    Quote Originally Posted by LaceladyCan you tell I really like it? LOL.[/quote

    Nope! :)

    The Avante 18 comes with 2 stitch regulators - general & micro. There are also micro handles available as an option. Was just wondering if Sweetie was like the 18" version. That would be terrific!
    Sweetie is updateable - if you have the cash. For instance, you can buy the frame for her to go on, and I think you can add the regulators, handles etc. too. You would need to check out the Handiquilter website.

    Patti, not sure about your question - which two tris do you think have to be different because of that narrow edge border?

    Don't forget that I had a 3/4in border, not a 1/4in one, and I didn't have a problem (though I was a bit worried about the corner kites at one point) I did make my in between tris a little bigger, which meant that they no longer came to a point, but that was all I did. When it came to adding the kites, they just went on like a dream - no problems at all. I'll have a look and see if I have a pic for you, if not, I'll take one.

    No suitable pic, I'll get back to you on that one.

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    Here I am, did you miss me, LOL?
    I took a couple of pics, Patti, to show you how my kites fitted onto the corner. As long as your border fits your centre when it has that narrow edge border on it, then the kite will just sit in between, as it actually takes up no room on the edge.

    I was very pleased at how the angles of the kits just worked, and sat nicely so there was no puckering or pulling- BIG sigh of relief and happiness.


    Last pic is for Kathy - just to show how Sweetie is coping with her first King sized quilt - no problems at all. Some puddling around the edges, but not a lot really and very comfortable to move round. That dark patch right in the middle is about 9in across, to give you an idea of scale.

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    Just to show the last one wasn't a fluke!
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    Lesley, I just love looking at your quilt, and now with Patti finishing up hers, everytime she posts pics, I love those too. Elle's is getting there and they're beautiful too. Everyones' blocks are stunning and the quilts they will become will be wonderful!

    I have now quilted 102 blocks on JJ

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    Thanks Lesley...I can see why you didn't understand my question. It didn't happen to you because you made your betweens larger! I looked at the software this morning. the top narrow border calls for 64.5 (finished) x .25 finished. The sides call for 65 (finished) x .25 (finished). I guess they think that since the tri borders are all the same size...that you can just stretch it that extra 1/2"??? I'm not worried about the kites fitting...they will (or should)..its the 2 of the entire tri borders.

    Each pic you provide of your quilt makes me love it more...and Sweetie looks great sitting there all busy like that! What quilt are you doing? Its a beauty!!

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    Wow Kathy!!! 102!!! Woohoo!!! You are getting closer!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Thanks Lesley...I can see why you didn't understand my question. It didn't happen to you because you made your betweens larger! I looked at the software this morning. the top narrow border calls for 64.5 (finished) x .25 finished. The sides call for 65 (finished) x .25 (finished). I guess they think that since the tri borders are all the same size...that you can just stretch it that extra 1/2"??? I'm not worried about the kites fitting...they will (or should)..its the 2 of the entire tri borders.

    Each pic you provide of your quilt makes me love it more...and Sweetie looks great sitting there all busy like that! What quilt are you doing? Its a beauty!!
    I experienced something similar when I was putting the tri borders on. Wanted the point of the between tris to be in the center of each sashing. I think it would have fit without that 1/4" outside sashing strip. I ended up having to stretch each border just a tiny bit (1/2" over the entire length) & it's not noticible on the finished top - didn't scrunch it all up. Amazing what a fully loaded (with water) steam iron can do to fudge in something! Goes to show how easy it is to mess up something with an iron.

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    Thats what I was thinking Kathy. When I just laid out the sewn together border next to the center...it looks like a perfect fit. I 'm pretty sure that I'll be stretching when it comes to those 2 sides that need to be 1/2" longer :cry: Sounds like it will work though.

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    If all the blocks are square, and all the sashing is the same, then the software must be off! Stands to reason. Mind you, I haven't ever come across an EQ design that has incorrect measurements, but there is always a first time, I suppose. - can't you just cut that little border the extra half an inch longer? Surely then you wouldn't have to stretch it.

    I love it that there are several of you all hovering near the end now - well done everyone. I am dying to see them all done. I think we will have to award ourselves a little Gallery of finished Janes - what do you all think?

    I started quilting my Convergence Quilt (I think it's a Ricky Tims design?) that I made before I started Jane. I only began to quilt it yesterday morning, and I have done about 2/3rds of it so far - not bad eh? I am doing some variations of feather designs in 'rounds' on it, (except that they are squares, if you know what I mean). I tried taking some pics, but they didn't come out at all well. I'll have another go at that tomorrow.

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    Lesley, I think I am confusing you even more. The boders that will be short are 2 of the Pieced tri/Plain tri border. They make no allowance for the addition of the skinny border. No matter...it will work.

    Today I got the narrow skinny outer sashing border sewn on and another tri border stitched together. Do ya'll think I should do the trapunto work PRIOR to sewing the border to the quilt or sew it to the quilt first???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Lesley, I think I am confusing you even more. The boders that will be short are 2 of the Pieced tri/Plain tri border. They make no allowance for the addition of the skinny border. No matter...it will work.

    Today I got the narrow skinny outer sashing border sewn on and another tri border stitched together. Do ya'll think I should do the trapunto work PRIOR to sewing the border to the quilt or sew it to the quilt first???
    Well, I give up on why there might be a difference in tri border sizes - I still can't see why.

    As for when to quilt your trapunto, I would go before every time, otherwise you will have to be womanhandling the whole thing under your machine - do you really want to do that?

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    For some reason I haven't been getting the new posts in my email. But I am back now :0)! I broke down and ordered the DJ software about a week ago. Should get it today I hope. It's taken awhile with the bad weather and then yesterday it was MLK Day...no mail. Laceylady and Sandpat your quilts are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Thanks so much for posting your pics!

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    I know...I just can't explain it Lesley. Anyway, I am going to try a trapunto design today. The only thing I am worried about is how much it might "drawn up" (shrink) the long border. I guess that I could always add a little cheater piece on the end if that happens or add a teeny bit larger tri at the ends to make it work better if it draws up too much to fit properly. I'll give it a try today to see.

    Good for you Blinky! I think you will like playing with the software, not to mention how helpful it will be in making the quilt!

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    All I can say is I am not going to worry about a 1/2" difference! I can force fit and smooth with my trusty iron/steam!!

    Speaking of my iron, I noticed the little holes have water deposits in them! Yuk, time for a new one, before it transfers a surprise on my fabric!

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    Meredith, you might not want to buy a new iron but wanted to tell you about one that the Vermont Country Store sells. It is a dry iron with new wholes that gives you a smoother finish and just use a spray bottle of water if you want steam. I can't remember what professional teacher recommended the iron...I am thinking Harriet Hargrave. Here is the link: http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/Shop

    Don't have to worry about holes clogging up!

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    Can't you get the descaler for irons over there? I always used to extend the life of my iron several times before I gave up on it and got a new one.

    I have to say though, that I feel very nostalgic about the first iron I had, it lasted 19 years, and even then had to bite the dust because I dropped it and broke the handle. They don't make them like that any more. Sigh.

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    I am a brand new newbie and have not made a quilt yet. Can I still start this although I am only about a year behind? In other words will this infor be up for a while still?

    I'm sure I will be just loaded with questions as time goes by.

    Thanks.

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    Hi There! ...and welcome! I am sort of a newbie to the DJ board too. I am not that far along with my DJ. Maybe 30 blocks done. The ladies here have been very helpful and assured me they would still be around for awhile. I am sure more newbies will be joining and worse case scenario we can all learn and help from each other! So glad you are joining us!

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    Thanks Elizabeth for the link, they have an iron that does look very nice, and quite retro! :D

    Lesley, I am not in "like" with this iron, I loved the one before that I had for many years. This one, I just have not connected with, the controls are awkard and the bottom is already showing a lot of wear, it is only about 5 years old. The steamer has always shot out water uneven, honestly, I said steam, but I use a spray bottle most of the time instead of the steamer. I was so startled when I saw all the water deposits in the holes!

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