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

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    Elle your block is so pretty with the asian fabs. I'm charging up my camera batteries so I can post my A1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    Elle your block is so pretty with the asian fabs. I'm charging up my camera batteries so I can post my A1.
    Okay standing by my computer waiting patiently :wink:

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    Elle, good for you jumping right in. :thumbup: Like the background, too.

    Someone who'd done several said I absolutely HAD to use muslin or at the very least cream. So glad to see there are others using white, not that I ever make layout decisions by quilt police coercion :lol:
    retro, the software shows all types of backgrounds for the Babyjanes so go ahead and try something that makes you feel happy.

    I just happen not to be very keen on CW fabrics (geesh I am getting shot down in flames), I like the gold accents on the Asian fabrics.

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    Sorry, had to charge up my camera batteries.

    Green and cream I will be using on DJ.
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    Janstar that's looks great :!:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Thanks, klue. I figured I was too low on cost. Still not sure if I will join this one or not. I will be lurking either way. So much fun to see you all getting so excited and planning.
    you don't have to spend $9 a yard for quality fabric. you should check out whittles, i purchased the bulk of my jane fabric from them.

    whittles has quality fabric for $3.50-$6.00 a yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    I would love to see your block Elle. I did an A1 just to see and it turned out backwards for some reason and I'm sure that reason was me! I'll post if you like, althought it's way down the list.
    you need to print A1 as a mirror image for the paper piecing pattern, its one of the options in the software on the print page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    I would love to see your block Elle. I did an A1 just to see and it turned out backwards for some reason and I'm sure that reason was me! I'll post if you like, althought it's way down the list.
    Janstar I have posted its above your post. Canīt be any worse than my wonky triangle LOL
    i think the triangle is wonky because it looks like the size is wrong. make sure on the print page that the size reads 5 inches by 8 inches.

    the software doesn't have default sizes, since you're able to scale anything up or down, so when you open/print a block and then you go straight to open/print a triangle it will still have the 4.5 inch size on the print page so you have to change it to 5x8.

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    I want to try this as well. My group of quilting ladies just got a Dear Jane to quilt made of brights! WOW! I love it, but becasue it isn't mine, and she doesn't want to show it until SHE is ready, I can't post a photo. Just wanted to say, you are only restricted by your own wishes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    Elle, good for you jumping right in. :thumbup: Like the background, too.

    Someone who'd done several said I absolutely HAD to use muslin or at the very least cream. So glad to see there are others using white, not that I ever make layout decisions by quilt police coercion :lol:
    thats just crazy, i'm using indigo as my background fabric and my layout is an extreme break from the traditional jane.

    use what ever you want and use what ever layout you like - its your quilt.

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    this is an EQ pic of what my finished jane should look like
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    I'm using white as a background too.... and hoping to use mainly my stash for the rest.

    I have a large bin of scraps from other quilts, and I'm planning on using those, so that each block is a "memory" of a quilt I've made.

    And if I run out of scraps, then I'll start on the fat quarter drawer.


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    the pics of the blocks look great!

    if you guys want we can start a pic thread - the next pic someone has start a thread for the DJ practice blocks.

    also, if some of you want to get a jump on the blocks and have questions just ask on the thread or send me a PM and i'll help you if you need it.

    i haven't made every block but i have made a bunch for our guild quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueChicken
    I'm using white as a background too.... and hoping to use mainly my stash for the rest.

    I have a large bin of scraps from other quilts, and I'm planning on using those, so that each block is a "memory" of a quilt I've made.

    And if I run out of scraps, then I'll start on the fat quarter drawer.
    i just love that idea, i can't think of a better way to pay tribute to your quilting career then by using the scrap bin to make this quilt.

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    I'm gonna give this a shot as well, I will also be doing scrappy 30's and white kona cotton. Thanks Klue for all your doing , this should be lots of fun.

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    buddy'smom----me too, that should be really fun to see how everyone's blocks come along.

    Thanks so much for the encouragement everyone.

    Janstar, your A1 looks great!!

    Elle, keep up the good work. You'll be finished by March at this rate :D

    Klue, it was some lady on the dear jane list serve. She emailed me when I said what I was doing. I kind of thought, well if you can't say anything nice.... :lol:

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    BlueChicken~
    what a wonderful idea. I keep scraps of the ones I've done, but I haven't completed many yet. Maybe someday I'll put them all together somewhere besides my journal. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrogirl02
    buddy'smom----me too, that should be really fun to see how everyone's blocks come along.

    Thanks so much for the encouragement everyone.

    Janstar, your A1 looks great!!

    Elle, keep up the good work. You'll be finished by March at this rate :D

    Klue, it was some lady on the dear jane list serve. She emailed me when I said what I was doing. I kind of thought, well if you can't say anything nice.... :lol:

    I just love the 30's, there one of my favorites, I made the underground railroad in the 30's it's stunning. These blocks will be super and gonna be interesting to see everyone's bocks.

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    Thanks Klue for that tip, I probably did exactly what you said, I thought it looked short and I measured it and it is just that.

    It was only a practice so now I know what I am halfway doing I think I will make sure I do what you said and size the blocks up. the first one is correct though yippee.

    Elle

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    Janstar it does look very nice and Klue has told you why it looks different. In actual fact mine had a fault as well, so back to the drawing board.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Janstar it does look very nice and Klue has told you why it looks different. In actual fact mine had a fault as well, so back to the drawing board.

    Elle
    I9 needs to be printed as a mirror also - so i'm sure thats the problem and its not something you did.

    sadly, i've never found any where in the software where it tells you which blocks must be printed as "mirror" for the paper piecing patterns.

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    I imagine that anything that isn't the same on both halves has to be printed that way, I think the term is asymetrical, if both sides were the same, it wouldn't matter what way it was printed out.

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    Dumb questions Dept: Does it matter if it's backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    Dumb questions Dept: Does it matter if it's backwards?

    no not really, the only person it has to please is you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutebuns
    I imagine that anything that isn't the same on both halves has to be printed that way, I think the term is asymetrical, if both sides were the same, it wouldn't matter what way it was printed out.
    actually its blocks that have symmetry that are the problem but not all of them.

    it only applies to printing out the paper piecing pattern, you have to let the software know that even though its a symmetrical block to reverse the color placement on the other side - but like i said its not all of the symmetrical blocks.


    i've only learned by making some mistakes and i'm sure i haven't found them all yet.

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