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

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    cindy a - so glad you are now caught up. that's what we have this week for

    ann clare - what a wonderful collection of bright blocks. it will be a stunning quilt

    fromzstore - well, you sure are way ahead of the rest of us. the blocks look great
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    ann clare, beautiful and so bright!

    QuiltnNan, you did a great job on your first paper piecing! My first didn't look that good!
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    You ladies are doing great. I will hopefuylly get to join in. I am on a quest to finish those UFOs so will see if I can fit this in.
    Life is short, live it while you still can. QuilterMomma

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    @ Fabric Galore: I'm not sure but if it felt like newsprint it might be the right one. Can you hold it up to a light source and see the outline/shape of a dark fabric behind it? If you cannot hold the paper and fabric up to a light and see the outline of the fabric (that is on the other side of the paper) then I think it will be hard to work with.
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    I went to Wal*Mart and I looked at the doodle pad by Crayola. The paper seems too opaque to be able to see the fabric on the other side. Did I look at the right pad? The paper had the texture of news print.

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    Finally....some pics are being posted by Gus.....

    I have the camera, the transfer do-hicky, and I'm all caught up and even started next week and have a couple of pointers on them.

    Not sure exactly how many pics I can load at once so we will see.

    Here you will see A1 and A5, B1 and B2, B3 and B10, and B12 and A3
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    What a nightmare A1 was by the way!! I am very happy with the way it turned out but as you see I did not adjust the pattern to make the outer square on point shape as suggested [and as I should have done] I left the lighter off-white pieces on the side in one piece. I actually started out with 8 over-sized half square triangles, pieced four together to make the octagon shape in the center, and then continually sewed [and un sewed and sewed and unsewed, etc....for hours]little parts of seams matching it to the photo in the book until I had it right. I think it would have been waaaaay faster to hand sew this one!

    Now I will attach the three triangles - BR1, TR1 and TR3 and also the two blocks I have completed for next week. A7 and the ever so lovely A9. Thanks for that crayola piecing suggestion. I love it!!!! have grandsons and crayola paper galore here and it really does work to hold it up to the light even though it is opaque.

    A pointer for sewing the white strip sections that go all the way around [3rd round from the square]. You should pick a side and sew it starting from halfway point to the edge that will be tucked under by the next piece. [If you look at the book or the instructions on thatquilt.com you will understand what I mean - I wanted mine to look like Jane's with all ends tucked under and this is the simplest way to accomplish]. Continue adding subsequent strips around clockwise [or counter-clockwise, whichever way you have it drawn on your paper] lastly you will finish sewing down the first strip towards the other end.
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    Beautiful blocks Gus! Your ever so lovely A9 turned out just great!
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    Gus, your blocks are so, so terrific!!!!! it's actually kind of nice that you are late posting, because seeing so many blocks at once is real eye candy. We've come a long way already in terms of difficulty
    Now, looking at your A9, I realize that I did my first one wrong! When printing the foundation, my old eyes have a hard time seeing which sections are gray and which right. I wrote on the pieces which color, but missed the next to last dark ones, so I don't have 'spools' on the outside. And I was so proud of the way it came out since it was my first pp'd one - hmmmph. Fortunately, I stopped last night right before that round, so my second one will be right. I think I'll do the first one over, rather than unsew. If I continue at my current rate of error blocks, I may have another Baby Jane in the works
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    Gus, your blocks are beautiful!! I love your fabric choices.

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    HA! I just thought about the name for my Baby Jane --- BooBoo Jane
    And, in looking at the foundation printout, changing my light round to dark actually makes it easier. The entire corner of the inner square is dark, so does not require 2 rounds to do those dark corners... for instance pieces 19 and 23 can be done in one big piece. So that saves doing 4 extra pieces!
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    Beautiful blocks, Gus! The colors are just beautiful. That might be the best A11 yet. Looks like you did the dreaded Y-seams.

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    Thanks everyone!! I'm really loving the fabrics I bought a while back - ordered from I think keepsake quilting [maybe]. The plaid on A7 [appropriately "Dad's Plaid" block] and the paisley on A9 were from a Moda civil war 10" square stack [layer cake???]. No "Y" seams on A9. If I manage to complete A11, I will post today. I don't mind those seams myself [particularly after taking A1 apart so often - I must hold the 'reverse sewing' record! by the way I know how to 'unquilt' as well I got lots of experience when my machine was acting poorly]

    Yes Nancy - I should've picked up on joining those sections too. If you all look carefully before making A9, you can add triangles around the white-striped row. That will also help because you don't have to match the seam lines on the triangles!! did some reverse sewing there.

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    Since this is catch up week and I am caught up . . . thought I would share some pics of what I have completed. I have never made such a large quilt with so many pieces and am not sure how all of the colors will look once it is put together. Oh well here goes.Name:  DSC00453.JPG
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    WOW Gus and lee_stitches - lovely, lovely. Really like your colour choices !! What an awesome production of Dear Jane babies we are all going to make !!

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    Great looking blocks this week! Nicely done.
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    lee - fantastic blocks!!!
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    WOW Beautiful blocks ladies.
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    Lee - how did you get so many blocks in one picture?? having problems taking them and having the details still show

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Lee - how did you get so many blocks in one picture?? having problems taking them and having the details still show
    After I took the pictures, I went to the "Help" section here on the board and followed the instructions for sizing photos in Microsoft Picture Manager before I tried to post. Hope that helps. I want to add that there are about 8 pictures there. They just kind of flowed together.

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    I have a question about re-drafting blocks. I don't have EQ on my computer. Are there any other programs that allow you to draw a block and print out the paper piecing templates? I've looked for tutorials online but have come up blank so far. I want to re-draft A1 and saw how others did it on previous pages in this thread but, as I say, I don't have EQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chay View Post
    I have a question about re-drafting blocks. I don't have EQ on my computer. Are there any other programs that allow you to draw a block and print out the paper piecing templates? I've looked for tutorials online but have come up blank so far. I want to re-draft A1 and saw how others did it on previous pages in this thread but, as I say, I don't have EQ.
    Hi Chay. I don't have EQ either. I used to draw the size I want on a paper, then draw a grid. I'd draw the same grid, for instance, both in quarters (usually more, but this gives the idea). I've gone electronic and now use a copier with the custom size option. I change the size until I get the one I want. I then know what to set it at for all future blocks.
    Hope this helps,
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    I am GREEN with envy at how beautiful all your blocks are.
    I'm also envious because I've become quite busy with my day job and haven't had much time to do any quilting.
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    Hi all,
    My DH has kindly updated my design wall for me and I have added my latest blocks. I have prepped B12 and B8 to hand sew when we go on our holiday - so therefore not done yet. So I am nearly up to date. I have been doing my Christmas Baby Jane since 2007, and have quite a few blocks done. These are the easier ones and so following this "party" is making me do the ones I missed out --- it is the push I needed !!!!
    My design wall was initially by Sharon Mastbrook and for some reason it has been removed from the net. Hopefully will try and find out another way to do it.
    Hope to get at least onr tri today.Regards from a sunny England, UK
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    Dottyb, you are really making progress. Your blocks are wonderful. [Envious here that you have the design wall ]
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    OK -a day early???? I thought I would go ahead and post A11 which is one of our blocks for next week. I had previously posted A7 and A9 on post #606. I elected to go ahead and make the "Y-seams" in A11 and followed the layout given in thatquilt.com. I used the sizes on the outer single pieces to precut my fabrics, but I didn't 'sew in' the paper. I wish I had traced the book pattern onto crayola paper because the copy paper I used when printing out foundation pattern from the DJ software was just too stiff. I know there is still some paper left in the seams I readjusted the foundation layout so that it matched the thatquilt layout.

    A word of warning for those deciding on the Y-seams. when you sew the three small inner corner squares together take care to stop at the quarter inch seam so that it is easier to maneuver your larger square and match up fabric edges without getting smaller pieces caught. If you look really closely at the picture, you will see two of the corners are slightly wonky where the large square meets the small one.

    If you want to avoid the Y-seam for this block - which is totally doable - follow the instructions laid out by me and Nancy & Katybob starting on post #523.

    I't really funny the things you notice "after" you post something.... I will be making that upper left corner better by hand. It is actually not stitched down yet. After 'unsewing' a few times because I was catching a fold of the large square fabric, I decided to stitch it down by hand - but forgot to do so. As I looked at the block I didn't notice it, but the camera sure picked it up!!

    I also intended to have all those little black things go the same direction Well, I guess since I was at least consistent with the corners and with the whole center section I will leave it alone?
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