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

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    I'll see if I can fix it and if it's too confusing, I'll leave it. In my humble opinion, it looks fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    I'll see if I can fix it and if it's too confusing, I'll leave it. In my humble opinion, it looks fine.
    i agree 100% with you, i didn't even notice but you said something so i looked up my notes to see if it was a "mirror" block.

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    Thanks Kelly! Are there many more mirror designs? I marked I9 as being mirror. I'll probably drive you nutty asking about that software.

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    Elle, I love your choices for your DJ...I think your block looks great! And you might want to save your triangle so you can compare it at the very end..you'll have - "well, I started here....and ended up here with this beautiful quilt!"


    Jan...I think it looks fine too.

    I guess I need to go fabric shopping! Ya'll will be finished with the quilt before I decide on fabric! :wink:

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    Thanks Patti. I'm just using stuff from my stash. It takes such a small amount of fabric so it should work out fine. I'm buying a full bolt of muslin though because you can always use that.

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    Does the original jane use one material for all the sashings, background ? I am trying to decide if I should buy a large amount of a off white or cream for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAR
    Does the original jane use one material for all the sashings, background ? I am trying to decide if I should buy a large amount of a off white or cream for this
    yes, the original jane used one color for the background fabric.

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    What did she use for the backing?

    I haven't seen any pictures of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    Thanks Kelly! Are there many more mirror designs? I marked I9 as being mirror. I'll probably drive you nutty asking about that software.
    right now i only know of A1, G2, I9, K1 K10, and M9 - but i don't believe thats all of them. i've only made around 75 different jane blocks and a handful of triangles.

    i will be working at least 2 weeks ahead (i'm hoping to work 1 month ahead of everyone) and when i put up the tutes and piecing order for that weeks blocks i'll mention which ones must be printed as a mirror image.

    i'm going to put up the paper piecing number order for the people who will be using the book to make their blocks because the book doesn't give any guidance in that area.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    What did she use for the backing?

    I haven't seen any pictures of it.
    i've never seen the backing either i can only assume it muslin.

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    ok Klue some more questions because I am dunb and not sure i got it right. the original she used the same for the background but then different for the sashing and outside border and scallops?? or is this all the same fabric. I see in the listing that is can be different, if I want it to, but I am just trying ti igure what I want to get and how much. thanx again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    Thanks Patti. I'm just using stuff from my stash. It takes such a small amount of fabric so it should work out fine. I'm buying a full bolt of muslin though because you can always use that.
    I'm doing something similar. I'm using batiks from my stash, and I'll buy more as we go along if I find I'm running low on a certain colour, and I'm buying 15 yards of muslin for the background. I haven't decided what I want for the backing yet, but I figure I've got plenty of time to think about it!

    Jan

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    Klue - in the schedule I noticed that RS2 is on the 2nd and 23rd of august is this correct?

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    I'm in and will try to keep up. I've bought some of the DJ fabric and may use up some of my stash since I'm having trouble finding all the different DJ fabric that is in the orginal quilt. I had bought the DJ book back in September and have since gotten the software. I know this is going to be a fun project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAR
    ok Klue some more questions because I am dunb and not sure i got it right. the original she used the same for the background but then different for the sashing and outside border and scallops?? or is this all the same fabric. I see in the listing that is can be different, if I want it to, but I am just trying ti igure what I want to get and how much. thanx again
    the original jane doesn't have total sashing. some blocks have sashing and then other blocks are just right next to each other.

    the best any one can come up with is she made do with what she had and then put sashing around some of the smaller blocks to try and bring them more in line with each other.

    even with doing that the block sizes vary from 3.5 inches up to about 5 inches.

    when people started to make their own janes it was decided to make all the blocks a uniform size and 4.5 inches was the size that was used in the book.

    the 4.5 size block along with the 5x8 triangle looks really nice with 0.5 inch sashing so when EQ came out with the software they put in the ability to do sashing all over instead of the random way used in the original jane.

    there are basically 2 types of "janiacs" the purest - who does everything just like jane did or tries really hard to stay on that jane purist line and then there's people who make their own way - these people make a jane but change it to suit their style and artistic desires.

    so if you're trying to make something as close as possible to the original you really wouldn't use complete sashing all around the quilt - just some of the smaller blocks have sashing.

    if you want to have sashing every where most people have used their background fabric as the sashing too.

    i have seen sashing with different colored cornerstones which is what i'll be doing - so my sashing is indigo and then depending on the striped colored sections my cornerstones will either be red or white - but i'm not trying to make my quilt like the original.




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    Quote Originally Posted by STAR
    Klue - in the schedule I noticed that RS2 is on the 2nd and 23rd of august is this correct?
    thanks for pointing that out, i'm sure there will be mistakes - i kept trying to switch things around trying to make things easy in the summer and fall/winter holidays.

    i'll correct that.

    if any one else see's mistakes please let me know so i can correct them on the master schedule.

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    THANX Klue!! I understand now. I am not trying to do my jane exact I just want to understand so I know how I want mine to be. Also helps me to estimate my fabric better color wise and yardage. :mrgreen:

    You will be tired of me by the time we are ahlfway done :shock: :shock:
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Just some additional info from the book -

    It says on page 14: "The quilt, without the curved border, is approximately 80" square."

    The photograph on page 1 says the quilt is 80-1/4 by 80-1/4 inches.

    Then there are some Guidelines from pages 13-15 about Fabric Selection, Fabric Content, Cutting Equipment, etc.

    The location system for the referencing the blocks is good - A-1, etc. I don't do that well with the names - Pinwheel Gone Awry

    The author does state that she is drafting these "in the manner of Jane" - and now I can't find that line. That phrase did make me feel a tiny bit more tolerant of the author's apparent personal interpretations of some of the blocks in the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAR
    THANX Klue!! I understand now. I am not trying to do my jane exact I just want to understand so I know how I want mine to be. Also helps me to estimate my fabric better color wise and yardage. :mrgreen:

    You will be tired of me by the time we are ahlfway done :shock: :shock:
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    ask me anything i don't mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray

    The author does state that she is drafting these "in the manner of Jane" - and now I can't find that line. That phrase did make me feel a tiny bit more tolerant of the author's apparent personal interpretations of some of the blocks in the book.
    this is why the "purist" type people use the software. the software gives you the author's blocks and then gives you the corrected to the blocks to make them more like janes.

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    I read my book and found out how to do the mirror image button but I think I'll leave A1 alone. Thanks for the headsup on more mirrors. I also whipped out A6, Uncle Homer, he was too easy. Thanks for the info Kelly!

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    Janstar, I am going to have to read my book as well, I just went for it and didnīt do any of the lessons, but didnīt know about this mirror trick so will read up on that.

    Lets have a peek at Uncle Homer please. I wonder who named all these blocks think the names are great.

    Elle

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    the "mirror" option is just a button you click on from the print menu.

    when you select foundation pattern, click on the options tab, and then select the mirror button on the right side of the print page.

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    Thanks, found it.

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    A6 Uncle Homer.

    To easy and I know the rest won't be.
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