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

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    Super Member Fabric Galore's Avatar
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    I finally made my 1st block on Sat. and I had hopes of making one yesterday but between Sunday school, church and then an afternoon concert the time flew by. My goal is to make 1 block each day until I get caught up. I can't wait to get into my sewing room this afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    OMG!!! brain freeze.......
    don't try to 'wing it' by making a block and assume too much an hour after after flying from L.A. to Sacramento late one night and driving back the next day....

    Yes, B-1 is reverse applique! duh....... so last night I thought I would rather do some handwork than stitch on the machine and had better get going quick [since I felt obligated to 'catch up' being I started this thread...]

    Well.... using a template of the circle I made 4 and appliqued them on top !! I have done reverse applique many many times and actually like it. The circles on top give it a totally different look. Hmmmm.. since I needleturned right on the edge, do you think I can slit the background in middle of the circle and flip it?? I will give this a shot and report back!

    Thanks, Nan for the A1 tute!!! I will give that one a try too...walk the dog first - maybe I will think more clearly......

    Enjoy the day
    Ooops, appliqued mine to the top! Hey! It's done!
    Kris

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    here are my 3 blocks for this week the top are pieced and the bottom are machine embrodiery
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    More Jane Blocks

    Had fun making a few blocks today - hope to get caught up tomorrow!!
    As I'm working on the blocks, I'm leaving the paper on till I'm ready to piece
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    Quote Originally Posted by DottyD View Post
    I know we are a long way from finishing - well there may be a few of us getting nearer !!!! ---- but I found this link re the scallop edges so thought I would post it now - 'cos I know I will forget further down the way.Worth keeping I think for future reference.
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    Thanks Dotty! I added it to my "notes". :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    OK gals.... I drafted the orig A1 at 4.5" block in EQ5 and wanted to find an easier way to construct it.
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    Wow Nancy! What a great mind you have! I never would have thought of it that way! It is perfect! :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjnesler View Post
    Judy, love the colors and prints in your blocks - they are Great!
    Thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    Wow Nancy! What a great mind you have! I never would have thought of it that way! It is perfect! :-)
    Thanks, Judy
    and to others who have remarked on the posting
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    Oh my gosh, all the blocks I've seen thus far are fabulous! I'm on the list but much to my chagrin, I haven't started yet & I keep kicking myself to get going! Life & work are hectic but I'm hoping come Thursday, I'll have my fabrics ready to sew. But in all honesty, the more I read here, the more I'm getting nervous. Some things/notes seem so confusing. Having said that, I know I will get lots of help here should I stumble! So bear with me, I'll be jumping in soon.
    Maureen

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    Maureen -
    don't worry - or be nervous & give it a try... you will find it very addictive and will have to contain yourself to keep from moving on ahead of the rest of it. As you read through the pages of this thread, I'm sure you found many who have forged on. The best site for help [besides us!!!] is the http://thatquilt.blogspot.com site
    In fact here... http://thatquilt.blogspot.com/2009/01/6.html you will see she claims that block A-6 [the first one I scheduled] takes a mere 10minutes! Once you get your fabrics figured out, it may even be an overestimate. For me the most time consuming part is to decide which fabrics to use!!

    A couple of members had great ideas - SheriR has all similar colors in one container and she moves it to a 'used' container after she has used it in a block. Also check out Spartanquilter's design wall on post #135 of this thread. She has decided which main fabric she wants for each position and takes it off her board when she is ready to do that block!!

    Do think a little before you start sewing.... if you look at a few of my posts earlier today you will find out that I appliqued block B-1 instead of reverse applique. I actually clipped away the background from behind the circles, removed the 'yo-yo thread' I used to pull the circle around a template, and flipped it around to the back so it looks like a reverse applique [do NOT try this at home!!!! hehe] The problem is my off white threads show because although they were nicely tucked under, when the circle was flipped under the background, the stitches stayed on top
    This is not meant to discourage - even with the re-do it didn't take long!!
    Gus

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsquilter View Post
    Oh my gosh, all the blocks I've seen thus far are fabulous! I'm on the list but much to my chagrin, I haven't started yet & I keep kicking myself to get going! Life & work are hectic but I'm hoping come Thursday, I'll have my fabrics ready to sew. But in all honesty, the more I read here, the more I'm getting nervous. Some things/notes seem so confusing. Having said that, I know I will get lots of help here should I stumble! So bear with me, I'll be jumping in soon.
    Maureen
    No quilt police here, Maureen, and if there are, there will probably a bunch of us in trouble!
    Kris

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    I have been so busy trying to get my UFOs done that I have not even started this yet. I have all the fabric, book, ruler, and no time. I am on a quest to complete those UFOs this year so I can start anything I want. Still watching. I may slip a few in to just keep it going.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    QuilterMomma: That's okay. It looks as though I'll be joining you at not getting them all done. I thought I could. But. . .

    Jeanine

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    Just finished trying to do A-1 like Nancy did...but went at it just a little different...same end result.
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    Linda: Thanks for the serial pictures! It'll help me.
    Jeanine

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    Linda, yours turned out so great
    Nancy in western NY
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    As some may notice/recall, I'm making a red and cream DJ. I haven't changed my mind about it, but miss the variety of colors. So two weeks ago, I started one from my scrap bin. Here are my scrappy blocks.
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    My two favs from these are the 2 in the top right. Notice that the horses are on a background of apples - because horses like apples I really like the movement in the other, but the background was too bright, so I tea dyed it.
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    But why stop there? I also wanted the secondary pattern of the Trip Around the World. I found some lovely background fabric of orange and gold on cream. The store manager noted how pretty it was and was glad I didn't buy the remainder of the bolt as she wanted some too So this is what I have for the 3rd DJ
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    Nancy in western NY
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    You know...some of us are just plain over achievers! I'm not saying any names...QuiltnNan...just throwing that out there.

    Very adicting isn't it?!?
    Fraew

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    All of the blocks are so beautiful. I finally finished blocks A8 and B4 to finish up the 1st week. I thought A8 looked so simple. I was tired and also in a hurry yesterday afternoon. I had to make A8 3 times before I got it right. The 1st block I forgot and removed the foundation backing before I trimmed it and it turned out cattywampus. The 2nd block was beautiful until I realized that I had printed it from my software as a 4.5" block and I am making 5.5" blocks. I turned off my sewing machine, turned off the light, and I went and knitted to relax. This morning my brain was awake and I managed to make 2 blocks. Sometimes the one that look easy turns out to be a doozy.

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    Ok Quiltnnan, overachiever you are, you beat me. So am i seeing that second one right? You are using your scraps? If I did this, it would help with my UFO problem that is taking all my time right now. I use my scraps being sure to pay attention to colors that do not argue with each other, but each block can have a different value or do I need to seperate all my "values" then go with those? I know not to mix my brights in with country type colors, but from what I see, you mixed it up on each block. I love it. I do not know if that is feasible in my head. I noticed that several people used one main background on their blocks with different fabrics. The pile of fabrics I had were from an old challenge quilt I had from years ago (made top 50 to tour country) and a dk blue batik to set them off. But I do have my scraps that might be the ticket, two 55 gallon drums full. Thoughts?
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    QuilterMomma, at first, I thought about more CW colors, but wanted to use all the scraps. I'm just staying away from the bright whites I have in there. I like your dark color to set them off idea. I have some dark green that may be enough to do that with. Since I bought fabric for the other 2, I'd better stick with my stash on the scrappy.

    Fraew... LOL ... yes they are very addicting!

    Losie, your 4.5" could be the center of a mug rug... just a thought
    Nancy in western NY
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    QuiltnNan, I am in awe with you. I am feeling I will be lucky if i complete one and you are working on THREE! That is just amazing. I love your horse blocks as well... the apples fit in perfectly lol

    Fromzstore, I keep looking at your embroidery but am having a hard time seeing it. Are they actually designs embroidered where the colored fabric should be or is it an embroidery pieced? Either way, All your blocks are beautiful!

    I am so excited to see the blocks that everyone is showing.. they are just too nice!
    Brooke

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    Wow fromzstore I am having trouble doing one and you are doing 2? You have just become my hero. LOL

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    Hello...
    I'd like to join in on the fun!

    Love all your blocks so far - I'm finally coming out of long time "lurkdom" - this project was just the push I needed

    Hopefully I won't regret this - but I've decided to do a mini jane - 6cm (~2.25in) blocks - using just epp.

    I'll try to post a picture...
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    Wish me luck - the middle of b10 is proving quite a challenge.

    More photos to come ...

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    Hex nut, I can't wait til you get to G-6 -- B-10 will seem like a breeze when you get to that one!

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