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

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    My big problems right now are A10 and B9. My workmanship isn't good and they don't lie flat. I'll go back to them later
    Third row down second block in is my A11. I changed the white squares to an oblong on the opposite sides -- someone suggested that way as the easiest. Then I sewed the various parts into units to assemble into three rows. I added the white strips on the edges last. Even tho the pix in the book doesn't show it, the drawing does.
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    Mim - for B9 I am using a stripe fabric so I can't do it the way that quilt recommends. I havent done that block yet, however I have decided how to do it. I will cut my four mid-sections 2 1/2" wide by 3 1/4" tall [this will actually be slightly more length than I need] I will mark the width at 1 1/4" at what will be the 'center edge' near the middle square... better yet - press a crease in to mark the half the full length of this piece. Line up a small square ruler with a 45 degree mark such that the 45 degree line lines up perfectly with your crease and the point is even with the fabric on the end that will be your small square. cut both directions. When you repeat this to four sections you will have four "arrowheads" that will become the middle of your block. If you sew 1/4" seam from the point-side [1/4" from that point] to exactly 1 3/8" from the edge of the fabric, you will be able to insert the corners with a y-seam. For A-10 I used the thatquilt instructions completely and there were no problems. I can try to put another tute up - I just wont be able to get to it until Monday
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    I'm afraid I'm quite a bit behind. I was supposed to close on a new home on Friday, but it's been delayed to this coming week. I have to get my present home ready to rent out... busy, busy. Before knowing about the house, I committed to a charity quilt, so started that http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...p-t183000.html . Here is what I've finished for DJ. Obviously, the top/first one is not right and will have to be redone. I did not carefully cut my templates. Doing it right takes a lot longer, but the results are so much better and do not have to be redone
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    Oh...Today is my 1 yr. anniversary on the board... woo hoo!
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    Beautiful blocks Nancy. One year and so many posts. I have enjoyed many hours here and learned so much. Congratulations !!!
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    Nice blocks Nancy and cheers on the 1 year! Officialy behind here too.
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    Week 9

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    Great blocks Nancy and ann clare! I love your batiks!

    Here are my blocks for this week:
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    Well, I am just loving all the different colors and fabrics in blocks that are being posted.
    Congrats, Nancy on your one year anniversary. You are one busy woman.
    I remembered that I should post this week's blocks, since I just posted last week's, yesterday.

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    A-10 You can see that I am still having trouble with points, but hoping to improve

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    C-12 This one was fun to do, and it blows people's minds when they see all the tiny squares, and ask, how did you do that?

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    B-9 This is the wonkiest of the 3, and is going into the competition for wonkiest block. I can see that I may lose part of a point, but that is the way it goes. I am seeing improvement as I progress. My goal in doing this quilt was to improve my sewing & quilting skills, and I can see that happening already. That is why I am not redoing blocks. Unless it is really bad. I will do a second DJ when I get this one done, and will hopefully do a much better job.
    Keep posting pictures, everyone, I so love seeing them all.
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    Anael and Spartan your blocks are beautiful. Love how each set of blocks looks so different.
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    WOW! There sure is a lot of eye candy here! Great work everyone. I'm quite behind but slowly catching up. I'll probably post another picture this week.
    Maureen

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    It is great to see how everyone is travelling along and the blocks are looking really lovely. My DH has just updated my design wall for me here --
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    Happy sewing !

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    DottyD, I love going to your design wall and seeing your progress. Great work. Sure wish that feature was still available. Keep up the good work.
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    Everyone - your blocks are all incredible!! Dotty - love the wall! Wish I could make mine work
    Spartan - your points look great - it is really hard to get a fine point in applique. I think an inner point is easier in some respects although even the best applique artists I know and have seen on quiltshow segments say it is impossible to avoid seeing the thread you use because you are pulling in or laying down just a thread or two when you get down in that inner corner. You have to put a minimum of three stitches in to hold it down without fraying [and possibly use fraycheck as well depending on the fabric.] If you use the exact color thread as your applique, an additional 'tack' out from the point of the fabric ever so slightly will make it appear you have a very fine point. I have learned a great deal about applique from my friends Margarete [http://www.quiltquest.net/Index.htm] and Rita [http://www.ritaverroca.com/] who are both international award winners - no I won't ever be as good as either one of them!!

    Nancy - I disagree...if we take the time to plan our sewing right when we are perfectionists and critical about our own work [I think we all are most critical of our own] it may seem longer, but it actually takes much MUCH less time because we don't reverse sew
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Nancy - I disagree...if we take the time to plan our sewing right when we are perfectionists and critical about our own work [I think we all are most critical of our own] it may seem longer, but it actually takes much MUCH less time because we don't reverse sew
    Gus
    Yes, Gus. That was my point. It may take longer up front, but less time overall.
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    Hello ladies! How are you? I very hope that very well! I congratulate them all! All blocks are impressive! Wonderful and magnificent! Many thanks to all for your beautiful words to my gifts and by telling me you miss me! Your part is very sweet! Many thanks Gus for making me notice about rules DJ, I not the used yet. Here I am at the end part of the finished parts of my house. They are already all the walls repaired and placed makeshift Sockets. Now... we need to wait a while. That the painter come and tell us if painted in 10 or 20 or 30 or 60 days. They must be very well dry walls, so that not appear yellow spots in the new painting. So on Sunday I returned to my seams! I'm happy! And I finished my AOTH Block # 6! I show them a photo of the block and the 6 that I have finished! Today I'm in bed with the flu, so I hope that tomorrow I feel better and I can lift to return to my DJ that is so backward with respect to you!
    I hope that all spend a wonderful day! A big hug to all!
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    Beautiful, just beautiful. Your handwork is just perfect. I must practice, practice, practice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by memereof8 View Post
    Beautiful, just beautiful. Your handwork is just perfect. I must practice, practice, practice!
    Hi, memereof8! Thank's! The secrets is there: practice! A big hug!

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    @ Gladys: OH MY GOSH! Wow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    @ Gladys: OH MY GOSH! Wow!
    Thank you very much, Fraew!
    A big hug!

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    Gladys, your affairs of the heart blocks are absolutely wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    B-9 This is the wonkiest of the 3, and is going into the competition for wonkiest block. I can see that I may lose part of a point, but that is the way it goes. I am seeing improvement as I progress. My goal in doing this quilt was to improve my sewing & quilting skills, and I can see that happening already. That is why I am not redoing blocks. Unless it is really bad. I will do a second DJ when I get this one done, and will hopefully do a much better job.
    Keep posting pictures, everyone, I so love seeing them all.
    Me too, I want to improve my skills as I go along. I find that I'm challenged much sooner than I thought I would be. At first glance I thought some of these blocks would be easier than they are. And my problem solving skills aren't as good as I thought they were!! I think you're right QuiltnNan. I need to spend more time thinking things out ahead of time before I get started on a block. But I don't think I'm going to redo all my mistakes. I don't want to get too far behind. I have redone some, but not all. And I've lost my phone so can't post pictures, on no! Will post when I find it or get a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Gladys, your affairs of the heart blocks are absolutely wonderful!
    Thank you very much, Linda!
    A big you for you!

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    Well Spartan... I wouldn't worry too much about having a wonky or crocked piece here and there. When you consider that in her Right Bottom Corner kite Jane Stickle embroidered she used 5602 pieces [ahem...ouch!!] we could make 56 booboos and it would only cover 1% of the whole quilt That won't be noticeable to anyone [unless of course you were to place a bright chartreuse piece in the middle of that subdued postbellum Civ War quilt!]
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    Thanks, Gus, I just laugh about the wonky blocks, because I am the one who sees them. Others don't. By the time I get this done, I will just laugh about the improvement [hopefully] of my blocks. And really, I can already see that. I just finished one last night and I really had SHARP POINTS on the applique piece. But, without doing this quilt, I would not have improved my skills. That is the reason I am doing this. I am loving every minute of it, and especially seeing all the fabrics and colors going into others' quilts. What a wonderful group. Can't say THANKS enough to you-Gus-for having started this thread.
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    Good thinking Gus and Spartan quilter -- It is really a way to learn to do new things and improve -- Good thing the blocks are so small -- we can do small stuff. Wouldn't it be just awful if an applique project was a whole big block?? I shudder to think of the change from the beginning to the last part. This way when I get bogged down -- last week I didn't get to do any at all and this week I have done 4 -- some from the schedule, some in the M row.

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