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

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    Well I got up and in my sewing room first thing this morning and I'm guessing Jane doesn't like me today. Maybe I was away from her too long, but I screwed up two blocks already! They look horrible! I think maybe Jane and I should separate today an I will Ty again tomorrow lol. Guess I can work on an appliquι project today so that it's not a total loss.

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    Please keep writing!! When I come home work, and am too tired to work on a block I do enjoy logging on to read posts and look at everyones blocks.


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    OMG!! every time I look at my posts - they go on forever and ever......... sorry [I don't 'talk' that much in person!]

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    Name:  Photo-0035.jpg
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Size:  288.5 KBI loved working on this block! I used a different method than I usually do with applique and liked doing something different. I traced the shape onto the paper side of freezer paper, ironed it on the fabric, then sewed on the line, pulled the paper off and trimmed 1/4" away from the line. Then needle turn with the sewing line going under so as not to be seen. I just love the shape of the applique and the overall look of this block.

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    QuiltnNan, your pp skills are excellent! And so are your blocks. 3 Janes.........WOW

    Cindy, lovely block. I never thought of doing applique that way. I might try it, thanks!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Thanks Anael
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    OK ladies -
    I had so much fun appliqueing that I moved on to A10 and did some work on my AOTH [yea... I'll get some pics posted soon as I get my act together and make the blocks I should be posting tomorrow???] I looked at the tute for A2, one of the blocks for this coming week - 8th of sewing, 9th week of this DJ!!! As much as I really do like paper piecing, I believe the "that quilt" piecing is way more complicated than it needs to be. First of all, if you examine the picture of the original block, you will notice four half-square-triangles in the middle and also note that the final round contains no small squares but rather a triangle in the middle and a sashing strip on each side of it. Next, although the original does seem to have smaller half-square-triangle blocks one "round" in from the outer round, you can accomplish the same look by sewing a small triangle to a straight strip and then trimming down to the size needed to attach a larger triangle to the inner four patch of four half-square-triangles.

    I know....I know... if you don't follow or picture this in your head you might be pulling out your hair [don't do this, I think mine still grows back but many of us ladies past...or 'in'... our prime can't afford to pull it out ]

    The dog needs walking... if you are dying to start sewing and haven't made this block yet then start with another and wait til I make it, take pics, and post in tute form.

    Have a great day!!
    Gus

    [you did say 'long was OK!']

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    Love, love all the blocks posted so far. I was so excited about starting this project and had ordered my fabric but backed out as life threw me some unexpected punches. BUT, I'm following along and copying the tutes and advise on each block to add to my "someday" folder for DJ. I'm cheering all of you on (YAY!!!!!) and will check in now and than. I'm hoping this fall to start and catch up if that is even possible. Happy sewing to everyone!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Name:  Photo-0036.jpg
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Size:  203.4 KBHope this pic doesn't post huge like my last one. Not sure what I'm doing to cause that.

    Have to say I'm disappointed that my inner square blocks are wonky. But not worried enough to redo the block (like I've done with some of the blocks). I mean, afterall, once we have 169 blocks plus triangles, is anyone going to notice?

    QuiltnNan, I did go back and read your post because I remember you pp'd this block also. But now see that you only pp'd the triagle parts. Great idea and your inner squares are not wonky like mine. I'll have to remember that.

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    First - I tried to resize my pics so we will see how that works!! This is my tutorial for A2 since I didn't like the way thatquilt.com set it up. First you should make 4 half-square triangles [HST]. The finished HSTs in the center of the block are 1 1/16" So I added 7/8" and just went ahead and cut two 2" squares of light and dark fabrics, marked the diagonal and sewed 1/4" on either side. Then I pressed seams open and cut them down to measure just over 1 1/2". Following the photo of the original square I made a four patch.

    Step two: I cut a 2 3/8" square of my print and cut it diagonally twice making four triangles
    out of my background I cut 4 strips 3" x 1 1/8"

    I pinched the center of my background strip at 1 1/2" and lined that up with the point of the triangle and sewed a 1/4" on the opposite side. Once I pressed the resulting triangle, I trimmed the light background to 3/4" from the seam [since the strip should finish a 'generous' 1/2"] I lined up that same 'pinched middle' with the seams joining my HSTs and attached the stripped triangles to the four patch center using a 1/4"seam.


    Once all four sides were on I checked to make sure the piece measured 3 1/2" which you can see in the photo.

    Step three: I cut a 2 3/4" square of my print and cut it diagonally twice to make the four outermost triangles.
    out of background I cut 1 1/4" strips --I SUGGEST CUTTING THEM 1 1/2" so that you are sure to have the full 5" unfinished block as I was a few threads shy this will keep you from being frustrated later!!

    You must make 45-degree cuts at one end of each piece of strip so that they can butt up against the triangle. The shorter side [bottom - facing the center of square] should be 1 1/2" each for the first side you sew the strip against. In 'log cabin fashion' the next two sides you will be attaching will only have one piece that measures 1 1/2" on the short side, the other should measure at least 2 1/2". The final strip should have both ends measure 2 1/2" ....please note that the 'long side' will be roughly an inch longer because of the diagonal cut.

    You need to be aware of matching the points of all triangles... I had to do a little reverse sewing, but all in all I think this is much easier than the instruction given at the website. Hopefully the photos will make it easier to understand!! Unfortunately I was able to make notations above or below separate pictures at the old site but havent figured it out here yet.

    Have fun!!
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    Beautiful and great directions too!

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    gus, it came out PERFECT! thanks for the play by play
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    ... Unfortunately I was able to make notations above or below separate pictures at the old site but havent figured it out here yet.
    You can still do that, Gus.
    -type a line of instruction and then hit ENTER
    -use the photo frame and upload the pic for that instruction, then hit ENTER
    -type the next instruction and hit ENTER
    -use the photo frame and upload the next pic. hit ENTER
    -continue this way until all is loaded
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    Hmmm... All I see here is "post quick reply" and when I click on 'go advanced' to be able to add pictures I think you have to click on 'submit' on the bottom. Is there really an 'enter' somewhere?? 'enter' on the keyboard just allows you to go to the next line. What am I missing, Nancy??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Hmmm... All I see here is "post quick reply" and when I click on 'go advanced' to be able to add pictures I think you have to click on 'submit' on the bottom. Is there really an 'enter' somewhere?? 'enter' on the keyboard just allows you to go to the next line. What am I missing, Nancy??
    no, the ENTER is simply the Enter key on your keyboard. using the enter key and going to the next line 'organizes your post' so the typing and the picture don't appear on the same line. you don't hit submit until all the info is loaded into the post in your typing box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Hmmm... All I see here is "post quick reply" and when I click on 'go advanced' to be able to add pictures I think you have to click on 'submit' on the bottom. Is there really an 'enter' somewhere?? 'enter' on the keyboard just allows you to go to the next line. What am I missing, Nancy??
    Gus:

    I don't use the "go advanced" button.
    For this post I used "reply with quote", then started to type.

    blah blah blah (click on tree icon above) Name:  a-6-b.jpg
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Size:  13.5 KB and keep on typing.

    The tree icon gives me a dialog box . I choose from computer,then browse, find what
    I want in my files, then click upload file.

    When the box closes,the picture appears embedded inside the post.

    After I'm done, I hit Post Quick Reply and the pictures remain where I put them.

    Maybe this is different than the old version of the site? I never posted before the change-over.

    One warning - in a previous post, I tried to delete some pictures I had already put in
    (by using my backspace key). They disappeared on the screen - but when I posted, they
    still appeared as an attatchment at the bottom of the post.

    BTW That's my blue version of a6 above. I'll put in another picture just for fun

    how about a5?? Name:  a-5-b.jpg
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    If you want the picture by itself, you can click the tree icon after hitting enter (at the begining of a line)
    and then hit enter again after the picture is in.

    (the tree icon I'm talking about is on the top row - if you hover your mouse over it,
    it will say "Insert Image")


    This is basically what Nancy said - I think the key is to not use go advanced.

    (hopefully this works when I post or I'll be )

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    Hex Nut, love your blocks!! Looks like you are EPP? Does that mean you are doing it all by hand? I have never done EPP.

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    Here is the icon I use to embed my photos:

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    (I tried to edit my last post, but it said I don't have permission)

    You may be able to use this in "go advanced" as well - I haven't tried that.

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    OK. so I will try even though I see no trees [except for the ones outside my window!! ]
    In fact .... have been looking and searching for a while.... no trees... no mother earth.... no slide show and ..no smiley face!! baaaa oh! just hit 'post quick reply' and I got this message: "The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters." huh??!!!! tried again & same message??

    You may be able to use this in "go advanced" as well - I haven't tried that.[/QUOTE]

    NOW.. I had to click on the reply to thread on the left - this one has not happened to me before

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    Hex nut!!! So great to see you back. I was wondering what happened to you. Your blocks look great. Looks like you are having great fun with your new blue DJ and all the fussy cut pieces!
    Everyone's blocks are looking great! Okay...I am now officially at least one week behind...so I had better get back to working on my DJ. I did manage to get all the little sleepers and hats sewn for the wee preemie and I am happy to report that little Shelby is now a whopping 3.8 lbs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    OK. so I will try even though I see no trees [except for the ones outside my window!! ]
    In fact .... have been looking and searching for a while.... no trees... no mother earth.... no slide show and ..no smiley face!! baaaa oh! just hit 'post quick reply' and I got this message: "The message you have entered is too short. Please lengthen your message to at least 10 characters." huh??!!!! tried again & same message??

    You may be able to use this in "go advanced" as well - I haven't tried that.
    NOW.. I had to click on the reply to thread on the left - this one has not happened to me before[/QUOTE]

    I agree about not seeing a tree, because my vision is not so good, so I just have always used my mouse and by hovering over the 4th icon from the right, this bar is located above this dialogue box, a little box will pop up that says INSERT IMAGE. I finally got out my magnifying glass and discovered that the tree is inside that little bitty box. Why a tree and not a camera? Who knows? But I love inserting all my pictures that way, so much easier than doing it the way we were first told. And we can do dialogue with each picture. Good luck figuring this out, and believe me, once you do it this way, you won't go back. And I just click on the POST QUICK REPLY to submit my post. I do not use the GO ADVANCED button. Nancy explained it to me quite a while ago, and I thank her so much for the info. Such great people on this board.

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    So - I just got off the phone with our friend Nancy [quiltnNan] and she explained why I was only able to see the trees outside my house !!

    Take note - everyone who has no tree or world, filmstrip, font choices bold italic underline or size options available to them - this is awesome!! just what I need, something else to occupy my time

    What you need to do is to reset your "general settings" :
    1. click on "settings" at the top of any page ...waaay up top to the right
    2. scroll down the far left column and click on "general settings" - under my account - which is under my settings
    3. scroll waaay down to the last section on your right to "miscellaneous options" and click here:
    Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing
    4. last - click "save changes" at the bottom and you too will have all these wonderful options.


    now one more thing totally unrelated - thequiltshow.com is celebrating their 100th show by sharing all of their past shows with members and nonmembers next weekend. I'm fairly sure it will be Friday though Sunday. Check it out [I also still have free one month pass certificates if anyone wants one, just let me know because they all have different #s]

    Now one last thing I will tryName:  phone pictures 480.jpg
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    Wow - this really does work!! I'm painting a mural in youngest grandson's room [nothing I do seems to get completed] What color should the Cat's surfboard be??
    I didn't finish the other room either...Name:  phone pictures 517.jpg
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Size:  121.4 KBok that works!!! these photos were taken a long time ago - the room is more complete than it looks

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    obviously I still need to learn how to "size" the pics!! filmstrip maybe?? the pics uploaded as 1/2" squares - I didnt think they would even be visible to you!
    Gus

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    Gus, I vote for a yellow surfboard....and thanks so much for the tute on this week's block.Here are my blocks for last week...playing catch-up here...
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    Love your painted walls Gus!

    I too have trouble completing things - I'm always starting something new
    This group should encourage us all to finish our Janes though (I hope!)

    Glad Nancy could help sort out your posts.

    I use Photoshop to size my pictures. (save for web and then I can choose the width in pixels)

    The blocks in my posts are set at 170x170 pixels.

    It is not quite "what-you-see-is-what-you-get" (WYSIWYG Editing) since the icon picture
    I posted above was also teeny-tiny until I actually posted, then it came up huge!
    I also thought it was too small - so I kept saving it larger - it is 600 pixels wide.

    CindyA Thanks - I love the colours on your a7 and a9!
    I am planning on doing all the blocks by hand using English Paper Piecing.
    EPP is not hard - but my mom always says she wouldn't have the patience for it. -
    so I guess it is kind of fiddley (is that a word??) work.

    Tyme So nice of you to make the hats and sleepers. The blocks will wait until we get to them

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    I was wondering if any of you have decided to machine quilt the individual blocks to the batting (Like Lacelady did)....only she did all of her quilting by HAND...got any tips for me on why or why not to machine quilt the blocks? I am almost done with the blocks, was making this with the original "crew"...Klue, LaCElady, etc. Took a year off....don't do that. LOL
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