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Thread: 2012-2013 Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Party Pictures and Discussion

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    I'm almost done with my DJ. I need backing and binding fabric which I plan to purchase tomorrow. I spent this Labor Day weekend attaching the Tri borders. Our guild is having their annual quilt show in October and my goal is to have it ready for the show.
    I have used many techniques including fusible appliqué, paper piecing, needle turn appliqué, reverse appliqué, and hand stitching. The blocks certainly are not even close to perfect but once it was all put together, I don't even notice the wonky ones. And doesn't Brenda say something to the effect of "done is better than perfect"?
    i plan to post a photo when all done.
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    Dottyd, your DJ is Beautiful! Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgause View Post
    Dottyd, your DJ is Beautiful! Congrats!
    Thanks so much Monica - Look forward to seeing yours when you post a photo !!

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    Today I completed T 1 and T 2 from Stitchin Heaven's BOM fabric. Must eventually redo my sample Jane T 1 and T 2. Paper piecing is not quick. Gotta love that seam riper...
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    Wow such pretty work going on! Machine quilting to be jealous of AND DJ. I miss my Jane. I think I'm nearly ready to wake her up again.
    SheriR~

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    Yup, come on Sheri, wake her up.....I did & it doesn't take long to get re-hooked! I would be working on her right now if I wasn't so dang tired today. It's only 7 pm here & I would love to hit the bed!
    Maureen

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    "Yup, come on Sheri, wake her up....."

    10 blocks for 24 months....I can, I can, I WILL !!!!!!!!!!
    I am tired also and I'm retired. Never could have done this if still working, NEVER

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    urgodschild2, LOVE your fabrics!!!
    If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adnil458 View Post
    "Yup, come on Sheri, wake her up....."

    10 blocks for 24 months....I can, I can, I WILL !!!!!!!!!!
    I am tired also and I'm retired. Never could have done this if still working, NEVER
    Adnil458 - that's why I'm so behind. Well, maybe. I had grand plans to catch up over the summer while I'm off. I did get some done, but didn't catch up like I thought I could. But will keep plugging along. Love your blocks, I've enjoyed the recent activity here on this board.

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    I worked all morning on the right A 9 in this picture. This proves that a pattern is just a guide ( can you see the difference in these blocks other than color scheme) , you don't have to be perfect, mistakes can be fixed and I will need a lot of patience.
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    Adnil458 and Cre8tvlwyr ... Very nice blocks Ladies and beautiful fabrics!
    DottyD ... I LOVE IT! Realy love your top! CONGRATS! I can't wait your triangles!
    Hello to all! How are you? I hope that very well!
    I'm sewing My Dear Jean blocks - G-5. G-6, G-7 and G-8. This week I think that all I have been complicated!
    Today I started with G-8. This block has many seams and. So I prepared all parts with English Paper Piecing technique.
    But I got to this point that will and see who was "born" a central "hole" (see my photos)!
    I had never gone with the hexies, but yes with these diamonds.
    This Center can be improved? Are you really a solution?
    Or is it a block which in my quilt must "show" with a "middle button"?
    It is the only solution that I can think of! Lol!
    I appreciate your answers, then it will be a way to improve my technique!
    I will make a thread separately also on board, maybe that answers and my case will help others!
    Many thanks in advance!
    A big hug to all!

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    Maybe fuse a small piece of green on back side, right side of fabric toward hole?

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    Nice idea, Adnil458! Thank you!

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    Actually Gladys, you simply pulled the fabric around the paper too tightly at the point. To me it really looks like you should be able to pull the paper out of the diamonds and put a couple more stitches towards the middle at each seam and the final one or two to pull the entire center together. Also if this doesn't work, once the paper is removed you can take each seam in right next to the existing seam - simply put running stitch along side the ones you have and this would bring it to the point as well. This second way may however disrupt the corner pieces around the lone star. I have fixed stars that way myself.
    Good luck!! your work is always great Gladys
    .... one week of sewing left before I have to turn in my show quilts. I will be giving a talk at Conejo Valley Quilter's Quilt Show on Sunday the 22nd about Jane.
    Happy Sewing!

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    Hello, Gus!
    Thank you very much!
    I can fix it! I learned a lot with the help that I received in the other thread and could close the hole.
    I think that either it was so bad... but I know that the next can improve!
    I'm going to accommodate the rest of the pictures and show them 4 finished blocks!
    A big hug!
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    Perfect Gladys !!

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    Thanks a lot, DottyD!
    A hug!

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    I ended up half DJ!

    Hello to all! I hope heart that all are very well!
    I am very happy! I finished my 4 blocks of my Special week 32!
    Are G-5, G-6, G-7 and G-8. Now I can say that I ended up half DJ! Jajajaja!
    I have completed 86 blocks, 15 triangles and 2125 sewn parts!
    I share photos as always in blocks, of the week, the blocks together and the triangles together!
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    A big hug!
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    Monica, last night I found myself wishing we could all Skype in and hear your DJ talk on the 22nd! Will anyone be taping it? Sooo wish we could be there to hear it.

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    Well Cindy.... the 22nd came and went ... as you see it is now 5 days later and I am still exhausted and still not gone back to Jane. I should have at the very least taken a picture of her while she was up behind me in the demo area. I had scheduled my talk for 230 the last day of the show. People were doing last minute shopping and buying basket tickets and bottom line - I had only two people and we talked a little but I didnt really give a presentation. I think we were all waiting for others to arrive and I knew the two who did come well so I never really got started. all the prep ah well... Our show went well. I'm truly glad it's over. I'm determined to get Jane done totally quilted [possibly by hand I keep waffling about that] by the next show in 2015 as well as Affairs of the Heart, Surprisingly Red, and Amelia's Garden. If anyone took a picture of Jane while it was up I will post her. If you go to the guild website our car challenge quilts are posted individually there and other quilts will be posted linked to the home page at the website soon... http://conejovalleyquilters.com/2013...Challenge.html
    Here's a picture of the car ... Oh I also bought a crank Jones sewing machine!!! [circa late 1800s] My daughter and her nephews [my three GS] had SEW MUCH FUN making bags on the machines at the 'Sew Cranky' booth!
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    I will get back to Jane soon.... after some long needed deep cleaning...
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    whoa.... so lots of reverse sewing on this one and still not perfect....ah well!
    Here's K-10 [wk of 6/2/13] done
    yay at least back to Jane
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    That's too bad, Monica. But, yes, there's always next year. I hope you get a better time slot. I'm sure your grandsons really did enjoy the hand crank machines!!

    Don't know when I'll pick up DJ again. I need to give the machine a good cleaning and oil before I sew. I HATE doing that and keep putting it off.

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    Hello to all! How are you? I hope to my heart that all are very well!
    I´m sorry about that experience, Monica. Surely there will be a new and better opportunity!
    I finished my 4 blocks of my Special week 33!
    Are G-9, G-10, G-11 and G-12.
    I have completed 90 blocks, 15 triangles and 2235 sewn parts!
    I share photos as always in blocks, of the week, the blocks together and the triangles together!
    Have a beautiful week!
    A big hug!
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    Gladys,
    Your blocks are gorgeous!! As always You are catching up to us as well - you know what they say about turtles.... slow and steady!! You were a little behind but moving all the time and you may just beat this ole hare!!! [hope this translates well - an Aesop fable about the tortoise and the hare]
    Monica

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    Where is everyone - what are you doing ??????
    I have joined all the blocks and sashed them and have joined all the kites and triangles and now have to join them to the blocks.
    I went to a local quilt group on Wednesday evening and gave a talk on my Dear Jane journey. I had some really nice compliments and they boosted my confidence no end !!
    I have been suffering from very painful back of late and have been referred to an Orthopaedic surgeon - waiting for an appointment now !!
    Have a nice weekend all !

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