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    I'm glad to see you back, brookemarie. I think we are on a lot of different pages. But it is all fun

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    speaking of dear jane software...I purchased it, and tried installing it......since I am really not a computer person...I could not follow the directions in the book so I emailed EQ and rec'd a very clear answer, but of course I could not do it on the computer and the tech left a phone number for added assistance...needless to say, I called.......a wonderful, helpful person (same as the one who emailed me) walked me through the process so kindly and patiently I am really excited now to try to do the blocks with the software. I did a few on EQ5 by drawing the blocks and they came out fine.......so now my bags are packed and I am on this journey for real!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    Moving right along! Got very brave, or is it foolish when I decided to do B10 quite differently. Instead of appliqueing the "crescents" in place, I pieced the whole triangle and appliqued the background corner! Had a heck of a time getting the corners to tuck properly for the diagonal bands, but it finally went quite well.
    Hi, Kitsie!
    Your blocks look so great! Congrats!
    A big hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brookemarie19 View Post
    Hey guys! Its been a couple of months since I have been on here and haven't done any blocks since week 3. It was becoming such a hassle to scan and then enlarge my blocks to the size I needed, but for my birthday yesturday my DM bought me the Dear Jane Software!! I guess now I have to get my butt in gear and catch up lol. I am not doing the bottom 2 rows in my quilt so that it will fit on my quilting table better so I have rearranged a few blocks to take out some of the applique blocks that were there. I guess I will be spending the day catching up with the group and keeping notes on certain blocks today and then off to the machines tomorrow lol. Can't wait to get to chatting with you guys again! I was getting kinda lonely with no computer
    Hi, brookemarie19!
    That I nice to hear back from you!
    All are in a different order, but we are having fun and helping with ideas to achieve each block!
    A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    speaking of dear jane software...I purchased it, and tried installing it......since I am really not a computer person...I could not follow the directions in the book so I emailed EQ and rec'd a very clear answer, but of course I could not do it on the computer and the tech left a phone number for added assistance...needless to say, I called.......a wonderful, helpful person (same as the one who emailed me) walked me through the process so kindly and patiently I am really excited now to try to do the blocks with the software. I did a few on EQ5 by drawing the blocks and they came out fine.......so now my bags are packed and I am on this journey for real!
    Hi, GeriB!
    Congrats! I can't wait see your blocks! Enjoy the program!
    A hug!

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    Hello to all!
    I hope that they are having a great week!
    I tell them that in my house ended the painters!
    Still it remains that come the blacksmith, the person of the curtains and the repairman of openings, but already the works have been completed! Will now be time for thorough cleaning, locate furniture and decorating, which won't be little work! But at least then we can enjoy the House painted and pretty!
    I have not seen publications Linda or Anael ...
    Both are well? I hope so with all my heart!
    And Gus hope that its systems problems are resolved soon!
    I will today begin to choose the fabrics from the 8 week! I hope to soon be able to show my blocks!
    They have a beautiful day!
    A big hug for each one!

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

    Ahhh! Finished row B with an easy one! Still Freezer Paper pieced it for accuracy! With B12 I took some advice and did not do it from the diagram in the book. I separated the center from the melon seeds and made the seeds smaller.

    On to row C! Maybe tomorrow!

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    Wow, I almost forgot to post pictures, cause life has really turned busy. I am supposed to only work 2 days a week, but had an employee leave, so helping to cover her shifts, I have been working 4 days a week. Not much sewing for me, especially after my 10 hour days. But here are my blocks for this week.
    This is C-10 Patriot's Lantern
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    This first triangle is TR 9
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    And this one is BR 2
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    Sure am looking forward to the break coming up in a few weeks. Really enjoying all the blocks posted, keep up the good work everyone.
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    Hello!
    I have been watching for all of your pictures. Everyone's blocks are so pretty! Thank you for sharing!
    I started a Dear Jane with all of you but I am so far behind! I don't know how I will ever catch up.
    It is amazing how much work interferes with my "me" time. I have got to get back into my quilting room and get busy.
    Keep the pictures coming - they inspire this slacker : )
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    Gladys, thanks for asking! I wasn't feeling well but improving slowly.
    Here are my blocks for this week:
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    I sit here in awe as I see the pics of the DJ blocks....and the triangles, wow. I have done 3, but I have enlarged to 6" finished, just could not see myself doing smaller......bless those who are doing as shown......

    I have a question for Spartan quilter... are you using poly batting? and doing quilting as you go? How will you join all these together? The only way I know of doing that is covering the back seam with a narrow binding type of finish,handsewn down, is there a smoother way.

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    Beautiful Anael. Glad to hear (read) that you are getting better.

    Spartan nicely done as usual.

    Go Kitsie go! At this rate, you will pass us right on by.
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    I am still behind, but I thought I would do a little posting! First, here are two of this week's blocks [haven't done C10 yet ] TR9 I foundation/PP'd the larger bottom section by machine and then completed the remainder by hand. I wanted to make sure I matched the points and besides... wanted something to relax with while watching tv. BR2 is fully paper pieced by machine as recommended at the thatquilt.com site.Name:  DJtr9 br2.JPG
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    Reworking Jane

    I love this project and having you all to share it with makes it that much more fun. But...my Jane was getting on my nerves...wonky blocks and color choices.

    I am using CW fabrics and wanted each block to be pink, brown and cream (not just neutral but cream). I also didn't want to repeat fabrics. This made things challenging when selecting fabrics for each block, not only getting the right contrast but having enough creams as they are hard to come by.

    Some of my blocks were wonkier than I could stand. Each time I looked at them I would tell myself that I could live with it, but I just couldn't do it.

    So...I went through all of my blocks, saved some and plan to use the others in different projects.
    I decided to use Kona snow for most of my "white" areas and will use the creams when I feel like it.
    Each block will have pink and brown which may be in the same fabric.
    If it's wonky, fix or redo it until I can tolerate it. We are the hardest on ourselves right?

    And now, I can tolerate my Jane again. Whew.

    So behind, but still moving forward. New for this week:
    A3 - Hunter's Moon (redo)
    A8 - Florence Nightingale (redo)
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    ooops! there's a small piece of white fabric laying on top of one of the small triangles on BR2

    well - so now I'm behind and ahead??? I've posted two of next week's blocks - completed C11 and D1. A small word of warning when you do C11 ....ahem.... make sure you piece the four squares in such a way that you end up with a circle [first time I had a cross....] when I checked the thatquilt.com site just now for comparison I noticed I did it almost the same way. I cut four dark "generous" 2 1/2" squares - the site says 3" but you really only will need 2 3/8 since they finish 1 7/8" - then I made a template of the "bone shape" and marked four on light 'background' fabric using washable fabric marker. I marked the bones on each square for placement and used it to needle-turn applique my bones. I pressed my blocks and trimmed to 2 3/8" squares. When complete, I sewed the squares together by machine and also added the final strips as one long strip per side [my strips were 1" wide.] when I finished and pressed I trimmed block using my Dear Jane ruler to 5" square.

    D1 is not PP'd I simply cut four 2 3/8" squares of dark fabric in half once diagonally. All light strips measure 1/4" - I cut a long strip 3/4" wide and very carefully stitched 1/4" seams matching four triangle bases to one side of my strip and leaving ~ 1/8-1/4" space between points of triangles. I then carefully placed the remaining four triangles directly across the first set on the other side of strip and attached them. I pressed the seams to the dark fabric and carefully trimmed the squares - placing the diagonal marking on my ruler midway down the center of the strip. Trimming squares to 2 1/8" I added another 3/4" light strip in between two squares with points meeting at the bottom. Pressed sections and added one more strip between the top and bottom parts. I ended up matching the inner corners of diagonals and taking a few hand stitches before stitching by machine.... difficult to match those d.....m corners!! The four dark outer border pieces need to measure 4x1 and corner squares finish 1/2" so are cut 1" squares. I sewed dark rectangles to two sides and light squares to one end of remaining rectangles by machine. I attached the remaining borders with squares to within 1/4" next square and added the remaining squares by hand.

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    Fraew - your blocks are great!!! they all have been and youre right we are hardest on ourselves!! I kept questioning whether I really really wanted to mix those off white and white backgrounds myself. [I think we 'talked' about that before - doing the same stuff!] I personally decided to address my 'problem' the Bonnie Hunter way - by finishing my Jane her way. I will make the sashing somewhat wider - actually quite a bit wider - they are now 1/2" finished, they will be 2" and use "storm at sea" sashing mixing white with off white in the sashing to bring it together and I think I will use the fabrics in my blocks as part of the corner stones. Someone posted her quilt earlier [may have been you?? since it is in pinks]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    I sit here in awe as I see the pics of the DJ blocks....and the triangles, wow. I have done 3, but I have enlarged to 6" finished, just could not see myself doing smaller......bless those who are doing as shown......

    I have a question for Spartan quilter... are you using poly batting? and doing quilting as you go? How will you join all these together? The only way I know of doing that is covering the back seam with a narrow binding type of finish,handsewn down, is there a smoother way.
    Geri, Yes, I am using poly batting with a very lightweight cotton behind that, and I am hand quilting as I go. I am putting a small sashing strip between each block, and that way the backing & poly fill in the space of the sashing on the back. I will finish the whole quilt with a piece of fleece, IF & WHEN I actually reach that point. I live in North Dakota, with VERY cold winters, and so I back all of my quilts with fleece. And then I will just do a simple SID by the sashing. I will not be doing the scallops on the edge. I am attaching a picture of what some of the blocks look like put together. I used the white that is my background and found some black with gold beading going through it, for the cornerstones, keeping in mind that this is a GLITZY JANE. Hope that I have answered your question.
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    B E A U T I F U L Spartan!

    Thanks Gus. Great blocks.
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    Spartan:
    Looks so great finished like that. Thanks for showing us all

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    Thanks to all for the compliments. and I would love to say that I am loving all the pics of blocks posted. Great colors and fabrics and to any who might feel that they are behind just keep sewing. We are all behind at sometime or another. Keep up the good work and keep posting. Love the pics.
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    I'm glad that I did blocks ahead because I haven't done any since mid April and I haven't done any tris yet. Maybe I will start doing sashing so I can figure the dimensions for the tri base.

    I've been working a bit on th carpenters wheel. It is more tedious than DJ. All those 6 pieces - points - meeting up. And, yes, I am doing Y seams. They are so elegant. I should finish the top by the end of the summer so I can hand quilt all winter. I am NOT giving this one away. It will probably end up here at the cottage.

    I am so fortunate to have good neighbors to watch and protect me. I can leave TV, compiuters and quilts here without worrying.

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    WOW! Everyone is doing fabulous blocks! Thank you always for showing us. And now, I must get crackin' to catch up!
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    @ Spartan Quilter - gorgeous!! That is so great to see them together like that, thanks.
    @ Fraew - I'm a little worried about my color choices and whether I can live with them or not, also. But I haven't had the nerve to put them all together yet.

    I'm close to choosing a background color for the sashing and for in between the triangles. For the background for the blocks I'm using several white on white prints. I'm considering a tan or light brown for the sashing. I'm working with 4 1/2" finished. How much fabric are you all buying for sashing and in between the triangles?

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    Last nite I printed out two patterns from the software..they were both rotary cutting, and I have enlarged my blocks to 6 1/2" - 6" finished......anyway, having fun piecing, finished both, and measured......both shy of the 6 1/2"......guess I know what I did wrong...that scant 1/4" seam.......so my question....should I leave them and wiggle them in when I construct the actual top or toss and do again....what would you do.......and now I will be ever diligent of that SCANT seam.........

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