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    Here's my Weeks 15 and 16. Looks like I'm going to be at least a week behind for the duration!
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    If it makes you feel better Katybob... RS1 and TR2 are still on my todo list!Gus ....ok my 'space' only works forward I can't go back move my name to the next line ... and I can't hit "enter" to go to the next line most of the time....this site is still driving me crazy!!!!! Patrice????

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    No offense meant Gus, but could it be your computer? I know at times mine acts up, throws the cursor in weird places! JMT.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I'm finally getting on thee board -- my emails show an error -- so I've gotten on thru Google
    I've missed you all
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    Hi everyone. I am reading this post regulariy and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all of your blocks. Once we buy a house in this new city and I set up a sewing room I will join in again. I really miss being able to sew along with you! All of my fabrics are in boxes in a storage room and I miss them! Take Care!

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    No offense taken dakotamaid - I understand there were some general problems with the board this past weekend and that made it more frustrating. I've not had this problem anywhere else and have spoken on the phone with a few members and know I am not alone with the curser and some other problems. The part that is perhaps most frustrating is that it is totally random. [Like when you bring in your car and it works fine for the mechanic or you simply can't say what causes a problem.] It will get figured out. Have had a full plate having to complete two twin size quilts for my DDIL to take to TX with her Thursday while I was sick this weekend
    Will post pics when binding is on and I have breathing room.... gotta go!
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    Gus, thanks for the tutorials. I really like your blocks.

    Spartan...nice job on your blocks...so fun to see them quilted with the sparkly thread. Your C-8 is outstanding!

    Fraew...so glad to see you back again..I have been missing your beautiful blocks.

    KatyBob...don't even worry about being a week behind with all those beautiful blocks you are sewing. They all look terrific. ...and here you are making 2 quilts! wow!
    Linda
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    I just purchased the book Dear Jane and I am guessing this is the board for devotees..........please PM me and direct me on how to reach you on a regular basis.........I would like to order the DJ software to make creating these blocks a bit easier and I would also like to make them a bit bigger as I am really not a miniaturist......am I breaking a cardinal rule by doing this??????Any advise would be greatly appreciated...thanks all

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    Welcome Geri B
    We are not purists here. Do whatever color scheme you like, make them a little larger, smaller, whatever pleases you.

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    I am making 5 1/2 inch blocks -- the software re-sizes them for you to whatever finished size you want and keeeps the 1/4" seam allowance.

    I've been thinking of making some favorite blocks bigger into place mats
    Mim
    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    I just purchased the book Dear Jane and I am guessing this is the board for devotees..........please PM me and direct me on how to reach you on a regular basis.........I would like to order the DJ software to make creating these blocks a bit easier and I would also like to make them a bit bigger as I am really not a miniaturist......am I breaking a cardinal rule by doing this??????Any advise would be greatly appreciated...thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
    Welcome Geri B
    We are not purists here. Do whatever color scheme you like, make them a little larger, smaller, whatever pleases you.
    Well, thanks for the welcome....I am on my way to buying the software and when it comes in and I install it, I will be back here....you all will probably be finished and I will be just beginning, but I will have all of your comments from this board to help me along....thanks...bye for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Well, thanks for the welcome....I am on my way to buying the software and when it comes in and I install it, I will be back here....you all will probably be finished and I will be just beginning, but I will have all of your comments from this board to help me along....thanks...bye for now
    I got sidetracked by life so I only have 2 weeks done. So you have a chance of bypassing me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    I just purchased the book Dear Jane and I am guessing this is the board for devotees..........please PM me and direct me on how to reach you on a regular basis.........I would like to order the DJ software to make creating these blocks a bit easier and I would also like to make them a bit bigger as I am really not a miniaturist......am I breaking a cardinal rule by doing this??????Any advise would be greatly appreciated...thanks all
    Welcome Geri B! I am making 9" Dear Jane blocks for another quilt so no rules
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    I did three simpler of the DJs on my eq at 6"finished, and printed out templates/foundation pieces...will give it a whirl today sometime. Also went to my local Office Max to have the book spiral bound-I like to do that to my quilting books...so much easier to "work with". Well, bad experience.. it was 7:30pm, store totally empty except employees...girl at counter gave me eyes in the headlites when I made my request, checked with her co-worker(?), came back and said pick up tomorrow about the same time.....way too busy to do now....no papers, no copy machines running....dah...so I just picked up my book and said I would find another place to get it done while I wait....he(co-worker) said, yah, I'm way too busy...and I said well, you better get hussling honey!!!!!! So today my chore is to find another place to spiral bind my book. But, I did complain on Office Max website last nite......

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    Hello, Geri B!
    Welcome!
    I only get 20 blocks, I'm in the "lane" slow and only I am in week 6.
    So hope that you go long very soon!
    A strong hug!

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    Welcome Geri! Simple binding task...awful experience! Don't they realize you have exciting work to do?

    Good luck finding another place and puleeeease share your pics when you can.
    Fraew

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    Question: Page 151 bottom triangle pic and diagram don't seem to match at all!!!!!! Does anyone have an answer to this? Are there anymore of these mistakes? I have been "studying" these pics/diagrams all morning and am trying to see the quickest/easiest way to do each one-if there is such a thing. Looking at some of these blocks, I wonder how in the world she constructed hers. Some look like she just sewed one piece of fabric to another hunk of fabric, then cut into some design and then sewed it to another piece........oh, well we will never know.......yesterday I did do 3 blocks (6 1/2") and there too wondered how she manages some of these in such a small space???? Don't you wonder what she was thinking when she did this quilt. I think as I do this-I may shelf it before it is finished-I am going to keep a journal of how I have done each of these...just for my own reference...certainly not for duplication...this is a one time "do".......

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    Nice block Cindy! It has great circlular motion in both fabrics and the design.

    Here are a few more blocks I've done... (a12 b5 and b6)

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    Hex nut. I really like that green and black. Looks like stained glass to me. Pops out at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Question: Page 151 bottom triangle pic and diagram don't seem to match at all!!!!!! Does anyone have an answer to this? Are there anymore of these mistakes? I have been "studying" these pics/diagrams all morning and am trying to see the quickest/easiest way to do each one-if there is such a thing. Looking at some of these blocks, I wonder how in the world she constructed hers. Some look like she just sewed one piece of fabric to another hunk of fabric, then cut into some design and then sewed it to another piece........oh, well we will never know.......yesterday I did do 3 blocks (6 1/2") and there too wondered how she manages some of these in such a small space???? Don't you wonder what she was thinking when she did this quilt. I think as I do this-I may shelf it before it is finished-I am going to keep a journal of how I have done each of these...just for my own reference...certainly not for duplication...this is a one time "do".......
    The printer erroneously printed the photo for the 12th tri on the Left Side twice [as the photo for LS 2 as well] There is no pic for the 2nd tri on the left. The drawing for the triangle is correct. To my knowledge the other sketches have the right photo with it. Brenda Papadakis is a mathematician by trade and therefore very knowledgeable when it comes to drafting patterns. She was given sole permission at one point to draft the patterns for Jane Stickle's original quilt. There are times that you will find her "patterns" are not exactly what the original block is like. For example, A1, the very first block is drafted very straight, but Jane's block has a sort of octagon in the middle instead of a perfect 4-halfsquare triangle 'pinwheel.' I am a little behind -- just completing triangle TR2 - on page 127. My "tree" will look more like Jane's. If you note the top - Brenda has a triangle with straight bottom edge. Jane's "tree trunk" goes to a slightly rounded point, still quite pointy though, and the top section slants down.

    B-11, Melissa's Cross on page 30 is also slightly different. Jane has more background showing around the outside. The "melons" [I think they call them?? - pointed ovals] On A-7, Dad's plaids, are much more delicate in the original.

    There are a few things to consider while making your own DJ - most importantly realize it is "yours" - so do what you are most comfortable with and what is most pleasing to you. Branda did the world a favor - as did those who gave her the permission - by drafting patterns for all of us to make our versions of this beautiful piece of art. She drafted the patterns without making the quilt at that point. I am sure as she continues to make each block, she may make some slight changes in design herself.

    I don't know how Jane determined to construct hers - people think it was totally constructed by hand, but the sewing machine was designed in the 1840s. It certainly is possible she had access to one. I also envision she did just sew one hunk of fabric to another. Quiltmaking during the Civil War was not only a way women could make a little money or make something to give comfort to their loved ones, it was more than likely also a way of relieving stress while their loved ones were off fighting a horrible war. Fabric availability was rare - production down or non-existent and they used whatever leftovers they had. Just prior to the war - 1835-1860 - the development of beautiful rich dyes [some of which were poisonous!] was amazing. Therefore the quilts - like Janes - made during the War were actually very bright and sometimes even cheerful, even though it was the toughest of times.

    Well... here I go bending your ears again!!! [I never was a history buff - in fact in grade school I failed history... interestingly back then the nuns made you write the correct answer 10-15 times each. I went through reams of paper, developed a photographic memory and now have total recollection!]

    There have been a few places that I have posted tutes on the different ways of doing specific blocks. thatquilt.com will help - just know it is not the only way
    Gus

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    So - went back thru posts and thought I would let Geri & other 'newcomers' know where to find a few tutes...

    A1 - by Tyme post #229 and Gladys #795

    A11 - post#523
    B11 - post #804
    B9 - posts # 752 & 804
    C2 - post #1041-3
    C4 - post # 1044
    C5 - post #1014
    C8 - post #1045

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    Thank you Cre8tvlwyr for all your help. Even though I am saving all these post, it is beginning to get out of hand. Thinking of buying a binder and printing these post as they come in.

    Pauline

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    Quote Originally Posted by memereof8 View Post
    Thank you Cre8tvlwyr for all your help. Even though I am saving all these post, it is beginning to get out of hand. Thinking of buying a binder and printing these post as they come in.

    Pauline
    What a great idea!

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    a suggestion - If you go to the first page of this thread Nancy added the "attached file doc" link to the schedule that we are following and you can print out from there. As you see posts you like, you could simply write the post # on the line relating to the block. This way you won't have a binder full

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