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

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    The time is drawing near for the Dear Jane Cyber Block Party January 2010.

    Attached you will find a shopping list, the projected block/triangle list, and a list of all blocks and their difficulty level.

    the projected time frame for the entire project (from 1st block to putting on the binding) is January 2010 to May/June 2011.

    its roughly set up with 6 weeks of sewing followed by 1 week off. the summer months and the fall/winter holiday season is when we'll be doing easy blocks/triangles and the rest of the months will be more challenging with mixed methods and difficulty levels.

    the focus of the group will be support, encouragement, and friendship. i'll be working about 2 weeks ahead of the group that way i'll be able to put up tutes for the harder blocks and provide paper piecing order for the people who only have the book.

    i'm not the best quilter around nor do i know the best method for putting together the blocks - so i hope that everyone will be willing to share their method of putting together the harder blocks so that we can all learn from the experience.

    please look over the attached documents and let me know what you think - i want everyone to feel comfortable with the project.




    Project Schedule

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    Difficulty Levels

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    So is everyone welcome to join in or is this a continuation of your other swap????

    If it is a new group then I am interested :wink:

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    anyone can join in - we won't be swapping any blocks/triangles.

    you keep what you make and you'll make them out of what ever fabric you prefer.

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    I think this great and we keep our blocks. thats great. count me in.

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    YIPEE!!!!! I am so excited and nervous :oops: but can't wait to give it a try!!
    Thanx for doing all this Klue!! Hope you are feeling better :D

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    I can't wait to get started!

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    How exciting!!! I can't wait!! Thanks again for taking this on, Klue!! :D
    I can't wait to order my fabric!!

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    its going to be lots of fun and there's plenty of time to add some of these things to your christmas wish list.

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    A really big thank you for organising this. It is appreciated.

    Well I am tentatively dipping my toe in the water and will say I am going to give it a try.

    I have a lot of asian fabrics and I just love working with them. Poor Jane would probably turnover at the sound of this. :? However I think it would look different, most definately different and I really would enjoy using these fabrics. What do you think. Am I pushing it one step toooooo far?

    Elle

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    There are a couple of pictures in the Dear Jane book of quilts made with Asian fabrics. They are lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    There are a couple of pictures in the Dear Jane book of quilts made with Asian fabrics. They are lovely.
    Oh thats good to know, I donīt have the book only the software and some of those are really gorgeous. There I was thinking I was going to be the first to have this idea LOL

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    asian fabric would be great.

    all the indigo fabric in my blocks and triangles are going to be japanese indigo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    asian fabric would be great.

    all the indigo fabric in my blocks and triangles are going to be japanese indigo.
    That sounds like it a plan then.

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    CLue, for those of us who are new to the DJ blocks, could you please explain what't so special about the ruler, and what the software provides over the book?

    Thanks bunches.

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    i like the rulers mainly for the large triangle - it makes it easy to square up the pieced triangles and kites. the small 5 inch squaring ruler is nice but most of us already have squaring rulers that have that size on it.

    the small 5 inch ruler does have a small 2-2.5 section that helps in squaring the blocks along the way and some people might not own squaring rulers in the 2.5 inch range.

    the book is really a "day type journal" about the author of the book and contains very little information about jane, the quilt maker.

    it only has line draws of the blocks and nothing about how to put the blocks together or how to put together the quilt.

    if you use the book to make a quilt you will have to trace out all the blocks/triangles/kites so that you can make them or scan them into your computer and then scale to size.

    the book also has very few pics of the actual quilt and blocks.

    the software has tips on how to put together blocks/triangles/kites along with the templates, rotary cutting, and paper piecing patterns for all blocks/triangles/kites along with numerous variations of many blocks. you're able to design your own quilt in the software and it will tell you how much of each fabric that you need.

    here's a link to the software which will give you more information then i possible could.

    http://www.electricquilt.com/shop/dearjane/dj.asp




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    Klue...so glad to see this finally up! You know I'm in!

    Elle, the Asian fabs sound very interesting and I'm sure will look wonderful! What background will you be using?

    Yikes!!! We start triangles the 1st week!! :shock: :shock: I ummm, better get busy learning how to do them! :lol:

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    yes, i had to start right away with the triangles and we still end up with having to do nothing but triangles and kites in the very last couple of weeks.

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    I am in and can't wait.

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    moda is coming out with a Civil War Reproduction line if any one is interested in that here's a link to see the prints


    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item...ar%20Homefront

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    The Moda line is making me drool all over... :roll: I need to go to Whittles.... :wink:

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    whittles has a lot of "civil war" type fabric and you just can't beat their prices.


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    klue- what do you think is a good estimate on the over-all cost if I purchase fabric around $9.00 a yd? Would it be around $171.00? That sounds too low. It would be a king, maybe queen if we downsize our next mattress for our small room.

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    I'm all ready for it to commence! Still practiceing my software. For a dummy, some of it is not to clear but I'm trying. Doing cream colored muslin and scrappy. Going to be fun!!!!

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    i designed my quilt in the software and soup to nuts (not including a back but it does include the sashing, scallop border, and the binding) it says i should buy about 25 yards of fabric.

    so if you went with that estimate you're looking at $225 or so in fabric costs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    I'm all ready for it to commence! Still practiceing my software. For a dummy, some of it is not to clear but I'm trying. Doing cream colored muslin and scrappy. Going to be fun!!!!
    i think the software is easier if you are already used to EQ (its really just EQ lite).

    if you've never worked with EQ its best to do the exercises that come with the Dear Jane Software Book (its included with the software purchase).

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