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

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    welcome to the newbies! always glad to have others join. can't wait to see all the new pics
    Gladys, you did a terrific job on your blocks. i love the green in your c-12. glad you were able to travel to a quilty event.
    i'm sooooo itchy to get back to it. am sewing vacation clothes right now, but in the kitchen as the sewing room is still full of boxes, etc.
    Hi, Nancy!
    Thank you very much!
    I should be sewing clothes, because after the trip I get nothing! Hahaha!
    Not only suit knowledge... but extra weight! And not only because of the fabrics!
    Not to worry! Will you achieved it earlier than it seems! Take advantage of the summer and when you have your winter already will have ready your room sewing to lock you and have fun!
    A huge hug!

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    Woah..... !!! Oh my - I didn't check the board for only day and a half and look at all those posts! WOW
    guess we are getting close to end of our break week - a perfect time to catch up or start I actually am completely caught up as of Wednesday nite - saw the new ortho surgeon yesterday and will have knee surgery as soon as the insurance auth come through and the hospital and doc's schedules allow... phew!! he took one look and said yep surgery it is!

    dknit welcome welcome!!! YAY another member
    don't worry about this being the first quilt you have ever done. There is lots of advice out there [here] you will find everyone real helpful. Also - feel free to PM me whenever and I will even give you my phone # if you want to 'talk'
    I seem to remember giving someone else who started a little later a list of easier blocks to begin with - but can't remember the post number. If you go to the very first post you will see our schedule. If you print it out you will notice I have 3 different colors. The green ones are the easiest and I would advise you start with those - I think we are somewhere around week 18?? dont have schedule in front of me - but start with the green ones of those weeks. The red are the hardest. Most here will agree that the 'wonky' way of doing A1, C7 and A11 are the hardest so far. If this is your first ever quilt, I would hold off on attempting these - we would like to keep you around to finish!

    Some here refer to thatquilt.com for instructions, others to dear jane software or the book. I tend to check it all out but rely mostly on my own interpretations of the photos. Tyme posted a different way of doing A1 that is closer to the original on post #229 which Gladys also did on post#795. I posted a different approach to A11 which avoids y-seams on post #523 [although I did make the block with y-seams myself]. here are some other post #s I have kept track of:

    B11 on #804 B9 on #752 and 804 C2 on #1041-1043 C4 1044 C5 on #1014 and C8 on #1045

    I will try to post the last pics I have not yet posted. I actually did not find C7 that difficult. I enlarged the book sketch on my copier to 108% which brings it closer to the original.
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    trying to catch up with pictures... here are RS1, TR5 and TR2 I added a little herringbone of color to the top to make it more like Janes - to accomplish this I actually simply sewed straight strips together rather than paper piecing. Sorry didnt take pictures to demonstrate, but try to picture this.... I copied the sketch in the book on tracing paper to judge the slant of the line as I drafted the block [I should add that I did use PP method to construct the very bottom triangle section.] I started the first stripe at the same place as the book sketch so that the stripe would meet the corner. My second and third background sections finished 3/4" wide - so I cut a strip measuring 1 1/4".... the stripes all finish 3/8" wide - so I cut a long strip that was 7/8" wide ....... actually I cut my background 1 1/2" and stripe 1" and sewed long strip together. After this I trimmed it to 5/8" on the stripe and 1" on the background. If you cut strips a little wider and trim down after the first seam and then press, it is a little more forgiving of error. The third background section up from the bottom stripe, I trimmed to 3/4" which allowed me to add the fourth stripe and an additional background triangle before adding the sides. I cut the sides 1 1/2" and then trimmed it down when all sewn together.Attachment 342245For TR2, I redrafted the top portion to make it look more like Jane's and it resembles a tree! The drafted triangle in the book, software, and thatquilt.com is straight, Jane's is pointed, so I also continued the slant in the top section, which I sewed by hand - the remainder was sewn by machine.

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    by the way.... a note on brown fabrics [of which I have several due to some erroneous advice regarding Civil War]...

    Jane Stickle's quilt is very bright - not brown. The brown, drab fabrics were not produced until after the Civil War and Jane used her antebellum stash. It was too expensive to buy fabric so most "Civil War" quilts made during the time frame are bright. The fabrics made in the early-mid 1800s were among the brightest produced.

    I have a mixture because I started my first three blocks very drab and then I became curious as to why all "Civil War" repros were so bright and I had ordered lots! I asked a couple of qualified quilt appraisers and the above info is what I was told and I read it as well.

    I have a mixture and may just include some of the pieces of my Mom's clothing as well as time marches on.

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    Gus, can you post your picture again? When I click on "Attachment 342245" in your message, I get "Invalid attachment specified"

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    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Attachment 342249I didnt remember I had already posted D1 and C11 but this is the first posting of C13 - you will note I added blue corners.

    Attachment 342252Here are my D2, D4 and D5.
    I used EPP to construct the center of D2 and completed the entire outside triangles, to include the small print triangle near the center in the background strip, by machine. I made templates for the 4 parts that make up each of these sections and carefully sewed the 1/4" seams.

    My corner "melons" on D4 are more elongated to match Janes - they go all the way to the seam line rather than end 1/4" from it - it is also completely constructed by hand.

    The outer border is a little wider on my D-5 also more like Janes. The way I constructed this was to make the inner square first, just a little smaller - center square finishes 2 1/2"[cut 3"] and outer border finishes a scant 3/8" [cut 7/8"] For the outer print triangles, I cut 2 - 2 1/2" squares in half diagonally and added a 1 1/2" strip of background. This gave me four triangles edged in the background fabric which I attached to the four sides of my center as a unit. I constructed the block by hand.

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    Gus, your pictures still aren't showing up.

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    OK... last.. here are my blocks C7, D13 and C10 - which I noticed I had never posted...Attachment 342255Now that I see the picture I do remember I still need to cut C10 down ... it really is larger [better than having C7 be too small!!!] C10 is the first one - made completely by machine - I simply added a 1/4" seam allowance to each piece after measuring the sketch carefully [I made the half square triangles using 1 1/2" squares and trimming down later]. D13 at the end is one of the easiest in the book!

    C7 I constructed completely by hand. I enlarged the book sketch to 108% so that the corner diamonds would reach the corners and the inner border corners would touch the seamline rather than come in. Yes, I hand pieced all those teeny tiny pieces on each side of the diamonds inside that border! It was tedious but fun really! If you mark it with a disappearing marker and sew carefully you will not have to unsew!

    Gus
    [sure hope I keep up better now that I'm caught up!]

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    WOW! Great to be back!!! Sure have missed being on here and seeing all the blocks everyone has been busy sewing. They are all great! Very pleased to see we have new people joining and starting DJ's. Am eager to see your pics as you get your blocks sewn.
    Gladys, thanks for checking on me. All is fine here...just very busy....sounds like lots of other people have run into that same obstacle in keeping up. After a long time of just getting a spot of time in my sewing room here and there, I actually got to spend almost all day there today. It was fun!
    Lots of catching up to do yet...but I think I am in somebody's timeframe somewhere on here....

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    Oh Oh oh! TymetoShine love your blocks (as usual)! Can you help me catch up? I could get a package in the mail pronto.
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    WOW TymetoShine I love your blocks. I just hope mine come out half that nice and straight. I almost finished C7 last night . It is all pieced I just need to finish sewing the diamonds in the corners. I paper pieced it. Not perfect but good enough. I still can't get pictures to post. It is something with my computer. Not sure what I did. I had my DD look at it yesterday but she didn't have much time. I can't get the pictures to go from my camera to the computer. I have a Mac it is something with iPhoto. Hopefully I can get it sorted out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fraew View Post
    Oh Oh oh! TymetoShine love your blocks (as usual)! Can you help me catch up? I could get a package in the mail pronto.
    Oh Fraew...I wish I had thought of that idea!!!
    Linda
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    Pat, I hope you are able to figure out how to post your photos soon. Perhaps there is another Mac user here that can give you a hand.
    Linda
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    Hexnut...I really like your blocks...but especially like B-10 , I know you commented it made you a little seasick...but I think it really turned out very nicely. Thanks for helping me get started with EPP> Am using it on several blocks and have hopes of doing a second Jane completely with EPP.
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    Thank you for your post! So far I have completed A-6, A-5, A-8, C-1, D-13, M-10. A-5 was the hardest so far. BUT I have managed to keep all my seams neat and my points are pointy! I just ordered a "Jelly roll" and an assortment of 5" civil war squares from e-bay to increase my supply of fabric. I use freezer paper to cut my pieces but I do not paper piece. I am doing them all by hand so I'm sure it will be many years before I am done. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement. Nice to know which ones to hold off on till the end. I purchased a tiny iron the other day to press open my seams. It was too hard using a regular iron....I steamed my fingers more than once. The only thing left to get is the triangle template and a matt to use my rotary cutter on. I've been using scissors to cut everything out. Going to see family next weekend so I will take my DJ along and afterwards post some pictures of all my blocks. How many blocks do you do in a week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dknit View Post
    Thank you for your post! So far I have completed A-6, A-5, A-8, C-1, D-13, M-10. A-5 was the hardest so far. BUT I have managed to keep all my seams neat and my points are pointy! I just ordered a "Jelly roll" and an assortment of 5" civil war squares from e-bay to increase my supply of fabric. I use freezer paper to cut my pieces but I do not paper piece. I am doing them all by hand so I'm sure it will be many years before I am done. Thanks for all the advice and encouragement. Nice to know which ones to hold off on till the end. I purchased a tiny iron the other day to press open my seams. It was too hard using a regular iron....I steamed my fingers more than once. The only thing left to get is the triangle template and a matt to use my rotary cutter on. I've been using scissors to cut everything out. Going to see family next weekend so I will take my DJ along and afterwards post some pictures of all my blocks. How many blocks do you do in a week?
    Hi, and welcome! We do 3 a week, but many of us are not always keeping up. I haven't been able to do anything in 2 weeks, I think. Gus posted a schedule for us, I think it's somewhere at the beginning of the blog, if you can't find it PM me and I'll email it to you. She even built in weeks that we're 'off' so we have time to catch up.

    Good idea about the little iron. I have one and haven't thought to bring it out, keep steaming my fingers, too! Looking forward to seeing your blocks posted.

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    woah!! can't believe NONE of the pictures showed up because I used the proper attachment method and they appeared on the thread fine as I was posting them and I even checked a PM and was able to come back to it - now they're all gone??? I will try to post again...
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    The post above had RS1 and TR5 and TR2 - I posted how they were done yesterday but the pictures didnt show hope they stay this time!

    The following are C11, D1 and C13 [my note is on post #1232Name:  DSC_0801.JPG
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    Here are D2, 4, and 5:
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    And finally here are C10, C7, and D13: [not sure I said this in the right order and keeping my fingers crossed the pics stay!]
    once again - I explained the construction yesterday - post #1234

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    Hi Gus, Your pics came through fine this time. They all look great. I really like the color selection in C11 (I hope I have teh correct number for the block - it was the first square after the triangles.) I agree...the last one in your group looks to be the easiest we have done so far. I think your color selection on it really set it off nicely. The darker blue border really brings out those blue flowers inthe center.
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    Gus, your blocks are terrific! Hard to pick a favorite, but I love the fabric in D4 and 13! Here's a little more eye candy I ran into on the Dear Jane mailing list. Anyone can join the list by going to dearjane.com. Oh, to be able to applique like Gus and this lady! http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacolanne/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    WOW! Great to be back!!! Sure have missed being on here and seeing all the blocks everyone has been busy sewing. They are all great! Very pleased to see we have new people joining and starting DJ's. Am eager to see your pics as you get your blocks sewn.
    Gladys, thanks for checking on me. All is fine here...just very busy....sounds like lots of other people have run into that same obstacle in keeping up. After a long time of just getting a spot of time in my sewing room here and there, I actually got to spend almost all day there today. It was fun!
    Lots of catching up to do yet...but I think I am in somebody's timeframe somewhere on here....
    Linda ... Thank you!
    I love your blocks! And your colours! All these are so perfect!
    I glad you back! I think all are very complicated for many things, but we are keep in a way!
    A big hug!

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    Gus, none of your attachments seem to be valid. What attachment type are you using? Are you using the picture frame or the manage attachments below? If I go into your post as if I'm going to edit it, there are no attachments showing as attached to your post. ??????????? I've not run across this before.

    ooops, i see that you reposted them LOL They look really great!
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