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

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    Geri - there are lots of different ways to handle this one.

    First - how "shy" are you?? If the square finishes 6 1/4" I would say leave it - pin a piece of paper to it saying 6 1/4" or 1/4" small so you remember a year or more from now - whenever you go to piece it together. In many situations applique is cut down to 1/8-3/16" seam allowance. If that scares you - put another row of stitching inside the seam allowance to strengthen.

    If your block is smaller than that, what does the outside edge look like? Many of these blocks have borders on them and "fixing" yours to make in larger could simply mean removing outer edge and cutting that one wider. The alternative is to add a 3/4" strip all the way around - I would make sure to cut it at least 1" because you have to remember you will be making what's there 1/4" smaller all the way around. Many DJ blocks have extra thin borders all the way around. In fact, I'm sure Jane Stickle must have run into this 'shy' problem herself here and there. When you examine her blocks carefully you will notice some with very narrow borders all the way around, and some with only one or two!

    Remake ONLY as a last resort... of course that being said we are our worst critics! ....just try to remember it is not only your quilt, but each is one block in the midst of 224 others!
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    I have decided to "adjust" the shy blocks instead of redoing.....not worth the frustration.....'
    I printed out patterns and did two more blocks last nite.......added 1/4" to whatever part was the outside edge of the blocks and with a little trim there was the 6 1/2" block needed. So, that is going to be my strategy from now on.....add where I can, trim after......I have been quilting for several years and these blocks seem so tricky.....I guess because some of them are so unusual, the pieces just seem to go against anything I have ever done before and I really feel challenged......but it will not beat me. If Janie could do these buggers by hand with scissors, I can do at least a reasonable facsimile with all the "tools" (toys) available now......
    I also have the Farmer's Wife and Pony Club....as I do this one, I am wondering if those two are just as "challenging"--have any of you done either/both of these.....what is Dear Hannah about...saw that book too......

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    Welcome Geri B! Great block Cindy A, I love your colors. Hex Nut another group of winners.

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    Dear Hannah is another quilt about same time frame as Jane's but more applique/pictorial blocks ....not quite so geometric The book of patterns was also put together by Brenda as was Jane. I'm familiar with Farmer's Wife ...have the book & plan in my bucket list!! What is pony club & Carpenter's Wheel [or dare I ask???]
    Glad to hear you didn't redo the whole thing Geri

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    I don't remember what week these are from. I'm behind but I'm thinking of jumping to this week and going back to finish up the ones I've missed the next time we have a week off.


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    I am making acarpenters wheel quilt with 3" square size. I am doing it with Y seams becaause I think it looks better.
    This is a wall hanging I copied from the board.
    I'll be interested to see a Dear Hannah pix

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Dear Hannah is another quilt about same time frame as Jane's but more applique/pictorial blocks ....not quite so geometric The book of patterns was also put together by Brenda as was Jane. I'm familiar with Farmer's Wife ...have the book & plan in my bucket list!! What is pony club & Carpenter's Wheel [or dare I ask???]
    Glad to hear you didn't redo the whole thing Geri
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    Mim, you'll find a good group of pictures of a dear Hannah at this site:
    http://jmquilts.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/dear-hannah/

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    Keep Moving Forward!!!

    A13 (A new one!), A1 (redo), J4 (Another new one!) and C12 (reworked).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    A13 (A new one!), A1 (redo), J4 (Another new one!) and C12 (reworked).
    You are my hero and my inspiration. And you do such beautiful work I cannot believe you've redone blocks. I loved your first Florence nightingale. And A-1..... Now I'm rethinking mine and I'm so far behind I get sidetracked easily. I even signed up for sharonB's siggi block swap and was inspired by someone's idea. They are using the siggi blocks to back their DearJane. http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...a-t187647.html

    I turned my first college paper in after 30 years. And I'm still asking myself (Whose idea was this? I'd rather be sewing.) My professor is tough but super good and very helpful, so I kept her class. And I didn't want to waste hubby's money. When I told him that he said he I could drop out if I wanted but I couldn't go to a quilt store for a month!!! I could NOT bear THAT thought!
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    @SheriR: You are too sweet!

    First paper in 30 years? Wow! I bet that challenged you and pushed you also to "keep moving forward". Good for you!

    If you decide to take DH up on his offer, I'll take one for the team and stay out of the shop for 1 month with you. There's strength in numbers and shared misery. I mean really...we could produce from our stashes for the next 10 years...but don't let him know that. He he

    BTW - early on we discussed doing a sigi swap for this group...to possibly use as a backing. It would be great to have a block on the back of my DJ from everyone that joined us for this journey. I am in if we have enough support for it as we "keep moving forward".

    Happy quilting all!
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    What is a sigi??

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    Hi Jeanine.

    Click on the hyper link that SheriR posted. Maybe we can twist your are too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
    What is a sigi??
    I just learned it's bad form to post another link on a thread, so I apologize. I do not know how to remove it. I am just excited to do DJane and I think that siggi is great too... And you ladies are wonderful
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    In the beginning someone gave a link to a QAUG site that had wonderful pictures and instructions. I printed them out and now my copy is lost. Can someone give me that site link again or at least tell me where that post is. I have looked and looked and looked for it. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
    What is a sigi??
    I'm assuming that means a signature block. I'm very interested. I would love to have a block with everyone's signature, screen name, geographical location. I know that would mean a lot of blocks for everyone to sign, but I'll never use this quilt without thinking of logging in here for inspiration and on-line friendship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    I'm assuming that means a signature block. I'm very interested. I would love to have a block with everyone's signature, screen name, geographical location. I know that would mean a lot of blocks for everyone to sign, but I'll never use this quilt without thinking of logging in here for inspiration and on-line friendship.
    Thank you CindyA

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    Ozarkmomma,
    Lesley - who was known to us as "Lacelady" posted a QAYG tutorial on the first Dear Jane thread which started in January of 2010... this is the note I kept with my DJ info:
    QAYG tutorial on [Dear] Jane Stickle Cyber Block Party - Jan 2010 Thru…. Post #3202 - p.161 @ 20/page

    I'm not sure if the following link will work for everyone. The site is set up such that the last numbers before the ".html" in the web address is the page number. This number can vary from one person to the next. I have my general settings set for 20 postings per page.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blocks-...28063-161.html

    Also - Sheri - I have no idea who told you it was 'bad form' but no in fact early on we were told how to post a link so that it would actually "link" easily and not be something you had to copy/paste into your browser. Kudos to you Sheri!!! dont give up!! I think I mentioned I went back for my law degree which I earned @ 50. My son & family got back last Thursday from TX where my DIL's Mom had just graduated earning her BA. We went to my neighbors graduation from Moorpark College last week - at 46 she earned her AA and graduated with honors on the Deans list My hubby is a professor of post-grads mostly @ UCLA but also visiting professor at Cal State at times. He always remarks on how those students who go back to school are among the best and definitely the most conscientious.... so no give up!! I remember all those law school essays, briefs... and Bar exam[s]! We'll support you! and offer you the occasional break you need them for your sanity!

    oooo.... yes - I mentioned signature blocks early on and have a list of those who signed up originally and have continued to add to the list. Since this is going to continue for another year, I will wait a few months still. I thought I would send a PM to all on my list by the end of this summer to see who is still interested at that time. I think once we reach the halfway mark we should be able to know how many blocks to make.

    Happy sewing
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    alright then.... my page link changed when I posted it to the general link for the thread. You basically have to go to that thread and look for post #3202. If you go to the end of the "address" just prior to the html you could insert '161' if you have your settings at 20/page or '322' if your settings are at 10/page and so forth.

    I'm removing part of the address so that I can show you what I mean [we'll see if it still gets adjusted]
    .....quiltingboard.com/blocks-month-week-f9/........ jan-2010-thru-may-jun-2011-a-t28063.....-161.html

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    Gus -- isn't there also a tute on quilting a section of the quilt at a time instead of a block at a time? I thought I bookmarked it, but apparently I didn't and a search didn't turn up anything either. I may not be searching on the right words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    Gus -- isn't there also a tute on quilting a section of the quilt at a time instead of a block at a time? I thought I bookmarked it, but apparently I didn't and a search didn't turn up anything either. I may not be searching on the right words.
    I think that you are right, katybob. I remember reading about that also. And I had thought about doing that, but opted to do each block. Another time, maybe try that way. lol, if there is another time. I believe that it was talked about doing the quilt in 4 sections, sewing 6 blocks across and 6 down, twice and sewing 7 across and 7 down, quilting them and then joining the 4 sections. Does that make sense?

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    This absolutely makes sense.... I thought I had kept track of it - guess I will browse through these pages once again. I wanted to make a list of all links and tutes on these pages [thread] anyway ...ahem will take a while, but if kept up will be well worth it [I'll share ]

    for some reason I thought the quilt had a medallion center??? it also could be that it was suggestive of one and gave me the idea to put a medallion in the middle. I went to Road to CA second week of January and saw something I had considered putting in the center which leads me to believe the link is probably on the original site - before we officially began.
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    Ahem...... Katybob - how good is your memory??? I just went back to my very first post on this thread and will copy & paste a sentence.....

    Another site just posted by katybob last week can be found here: http://creativeribbons.blogspot.com/...u-gomy-dj.html . She shares her method of QAYG, making her DJ in nine sections.

    mystery solved!!!

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    It's that short-term memory that goes first! Thanks, Gus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    Gladys, thanks for asking! I wasn't feeling well but improving slowly.
    Here are my blocks for this week:
    Anel ...... I am glad a lot you are better!Their blocks, as always, are magnificent!
    A big hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    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.
    Gus... I loved their two new triangles!
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