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

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    Hi Cindy!!!!
    thanks for asking.... that God-awful sharp 'catching' pain I had inside my knee is totally gone!! YAY! I overdid a bit on Tuesday after surgery & early Wednesday and the swelling showed that was a no-no. Plus I guess the anesthesia wore off and I realized I wasn't quite so pain-free to be able to walk up and down the stairs once and walk to and from the dining room table a few times while the family was here. Surgery was over @2pm Tuesday and 24hr later I felt like everything inside the knee was putting pressure down and forward when I got up - a couple of the incisions were in front below the knee cap and that was where the pain was coming from. I then called a real close friend who has her own PT business and she told me my goal was to get that swelling down, do some ankle pumps and give the muscles around the knee a little rest til I saw my PT on Friday. They were amazed at what I was able to do - can't totally straighten out yet and the bend leaves a bit to be desired, but on the road to recovery I seriously need to lose some weight....DH was in the room right b4 surgery when I had to give my height/weight to the nurse. I don't know if he realized how bad it was - he is our resident ironman!! Heck - I have a degree in kinesiology as well and should know better nurse said I could whisper but I figured it might not be a bad thing to have him push me for my own good..... we will see ...soon

    Anyway - I should check the schedule to see exactly how far behind I am. I may post a few blocks I hadn't posted later today when Steph brings her camera down.

    Drooling over everyone else's blocks... haven't been able to sit at the machine or decide on fabrics for other DJ blocks. What I did do however was piece a whole row of y-seams on another quilt by hand. I will have to show a pic of that as well. It was a mystery quilt my mini-group worked on and I decided on a more challenging way to put mine together... love the way it is looking, but 'more challenging' is an understatement!
    happy sewing!
    Gus

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    Here's my Week 24 blocks. D-8 had me wondering why I'm making this quilt -- it wasn't fun . But then D-9 and RS11 got me in the mood again! The yellow RS11 isn't as wonky as it looks in the picture. It still has the paper attached to the back and needs to be pressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    Here's my Week 24 blocks. D-8 had me wondering why I'm making this quilt -- it wasn't fun .
    LOL! Great blocks.
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    Great blocks Katybob!!! D8 was one of my very favorites [love to hand applique!] I forgot you were making 2 of everything - be proud [i miss that clapping face we had on the old blogsite]

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    Thanks, Fraew and Gus. I'm actually thinking about stopping on the Civil War fabric one and making a lap quilt with the blocks. I've finished it through Row I and most of the triangles are done. I'm just not particularly fond of what seems to be mostly brown or dull fabric. I wish I'd researched a little before I started it and gotten the brighter fabric that's in the original DJ. And I'm itching to make a blue one, but I'm not making three at once!

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    I know what you mean about those civ war fabrics, katybob. we've said this before and sometimes I feel like redoing the real dull ones but I did find out early enough about the brightness of the CW fabrics that I made a mix and with the variation of background in there it should be ok. But if you have through row I done already anyway, that would make a great size quilt!! [plus think of it this way - if you really want a blue one..... you'll still only be making 'only 2' at once!] If you want it a little bigger than it is with the blocks you have, consider Bonnie Hunter's 'storm at sea' sashing - awesome!! the sashing strips finish 2 x 4 1/2 - adding 1 1/2" to the width of all sashing strips from the original - so for 13 blocks across that would be 18" - I won't kid you - lots of work!

    I will upload two of the three pictures I took yesterday [just looked at my files and the 3rd one disappeared!] First here are D11 and D8 - totally by hand. I used a little EPP on D11 and appliqued the center box and side diamonds on top. [As I write this down I'm wondering if I already posted these two?? there were no pics in my computer file til yesterday ;( ]

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Size:  1.35 MBI had taken pictures of my D6 'challenge' and D10 'battlefield.' I absolutely loved the D10 - took me a while to find the fabric because I was determined to get something with blues and reds like the original because that was on the real battlefield. D6 -go ahead and laugh - was the most challenging block so far for me! I know one of the easiest, but I had a 5" charm square of a pink I wanted to use and that was all I had of that fabric. If you look at the original, you will see it is not made like the pattern or like 'that quilt,' it really does have a border separate from the sashing that gives it the extended octagon shape. When I cut the corners off, I didn't really cut enough off to get the right effect, so when I added the light strip all the way around I realized that only a little of it would show - I mean 1/16th - 1/32 of an inch!! on two of the sides if I take the right seam off and those triangles will get almost completely lost and this was the third time I fiddled with it. Thinking of bringing those corners in slightly, taking 1/8" seam only on that triangle and putting wider border strips around it. I will re-take the pictures today and post - possibly go get camera now as I am bummed. Yes, this does mean I am still 5 blocks behind

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    I think they look good, very attractive in fact. But since I am gazillian behind and I don't have the book here at work, I don't know what they are "supposed to" look. I really like these.

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    So found out I never put that picture in my picture file....here it is - D10 and D6. [thought I'd better post em soon so my explanation and pics aren't several posts apart!Name:  d10.JPG
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    Nicely done Gus! In true Jane style too.
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    Cre8tvlwyr: I love the fabric you chose for this block, (the blue/red print). Gives the illusion of movement.

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    Thanks Fraew and Jeanine I forgot to say how I decided to sew D10 - not the same as thatquilt...
    I love PP'ing but as I've said before, if there's a way to avoid tearing paper while still preserving the accuracy, do it! For D10, the 3 1/2" square ruler was my best friend! I cut a 3 1/2" square of print and background. On the wrong side of light fabric I divided it into 4 squares [each measuring 1 3/4"], I drew a line connecting the midway points on the sides [at the 1 3/4" pts] making a 'square on point.' Sewing a 1/4" seam on either side of that square resulted in the 8 halfsquare triangles that make up the two inner squares. The remaining two squares I cut two 1 1/2" squares out of background and [4] 1 1/2" squares of print - cutting these 4 once diagonally and sewing them around light center squares. Once you've constructed these squares trim them if nec. to 2" and when sewn together, they should measure exactly 3 1/2" - I cut 1 1/2" by 3 1/2" for the sides - also made 4 half square triangles starting out with 1 1/2" squares - I then had to 'offset them' a little - you want to make sure that the points of the light triangle will touch the 1/4" seam line without getting cut off.

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    I just finished D9 and thought I would share some pics of how I decided to do it - not PP! This block is so EZ if you just measure, measure... Most pieces are multiples of 1 1/4" - actually they finish as squares between 5/8 and 6/8", but with the two seam allowances, this is just under 1 1/4" [hope I'm not loosing anyone!] I noticed that the 4 corners have sections that are light-print-light if you first ignore the very corner triangle. so I cut 2 light strips 1 1/4" x 5" and one print. I first sewed a print to a light long sides together. When I assemble pieces this way I set my stitch length down to 2.0 from the usual 2.4 on my machine so that it doesn't fall apart when I cut down to the right size. Press toward the dark, trim the dark down to 7/8" and then attach other light. Next, cut this assembly into 4 sections each measuring 1 1/4".
    I saw that the center included two print-light-print sections so I assembled two more sections at once, cutting 2 print 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" as you can see.Name:  DSC_0822.JPG
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Size:  1.40 MBI cut four print sections measuring 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" which I attached to the light-print-light pieces. I also attached a piece of light to the sides of two of these sections to cover the setting triangles. I divided the print-light-print into 2 sections 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" and sewed a light strip 1 1/4" x 2 1/2" in between - this is the center.Name:  DSC_0824.JPG
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Size:  1.31 MBassemble as shown adding two other rectangles of light at the last two corners, trim down to 4 1/2" [the setting triangles are perfect!] and add an inch strip all the way round. You will have to trim only slightly.Name:  DSC_0826.JPG
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    It's been a sewing kinda day [aside from the PT for the knee!!]
    Just finished E3 and hope to handsew E4 tonight using EPP... on a roll only two behind!

    For E3 I made the four center hst [halfsquare triangles] out of 2 1/2" squares of both fabrics, right side together & stitched 1/4" on either side of one diagonal line [hope all understand this that need to ] I also made four hst out of 2" squares of fabric for the outer corners and skewed them - that is I made sure there was more white than print fabric showing. I line up the diagonal line with the 7/8" marks on either side of my 3 1/2" square ruler - the print part of the hst was toward the 0-corner of the ruler. After making the pinwheel center and trimming to 3 1/4" [center point @ 1 5/8"] I cut 4 side pieces 3 1/4" x 1 1/2". The print of the triangle should line up with your inner seam that will be sewn to the center pinwheel. When you have attached first the two sides and then top/bottom borders with triangle corner squares as shown, trim your block to 5"Name:  DSC_0827.JPG
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    I'm still plugging along on my Barkertown Jane. I'm trying to add a photo but I don't know if I'll manage to do it with this new site....still struggling with it. Anyways I love seeing everyone's pictures of your blocks. They are all beautiful and truly inspiring!
    Working on Barkertown Jane

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    I agree, seeing everyone's pictures are inspiring!

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    I love all of the tutes you are sharing. I enlarged my squares to 5 1/2" finished. I am going to have to do some math to use these ideas but I really like the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jates View Post
    I'm still plugging along on my Barkertown Jane. I'm trying to add a photo but I don't know if I'll manage to do it with this new site....still struggling with it. Anyways I love seeing everyone's pictures of your blocks. They are all beautiful and truly inspiring!
    What is a 'barkertown Jane??" - the easiest way to add a photo is to click on the box that shows up in the last section of the toolbar when you type a response I think it has a picture of a tree in it? When you run your cursor over it it says 'insert image' and a small screen will come up that allows you to browse from your computer or internet. You just have to make sure you are on the 'my computer' section to browse and insert and when you find the picture file click on the 'upload files' in the blue cloud below your file name. OH..... I seem to remember being told this and not seeing that toolbar if you cant see a toolbar ask again - meanwhile I will try to look it up and post the rest of the directions.
    Gus

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    Cut & pasted from post #698 - found where Nancy had told me how to reset your general setting to find that 'filmstrip tree!'

    Take note - everyone who has no tree or world, filmstrip, font choices bold italic underline or size options available to them - this is awesome!! just what I need, something else to occupy my time

    What you need to do is to reset your "general settings" :
    1. click on "settings" at the top of any page ...waaay up top to the right
    2. scroll down the far left column and click on "general settings" - under my account - which is under my settings
    3. scroll waaay down to the last section on your right to "miscellaneous options" and click here:
    Enhanced Interface - Full WYSIWYG Editing
    4. last - click "save changes" at the bottom and you too will have all these wonderful options.

    Hope that makes transferring pictures to this site easier
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    Losie - is your AOTH finished???

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    Gus, thanks for posting the icons directions. When we first set up this new site, PatriceJ and I found this 'trick'. I'm just so surprised that there are so many folks who do not have the icons as a default.
    I'm glad that your surgery went well enough. PT is the answer. I've known several knee surgeries that went well the first time and not so well the second. When I had my shoulder surgery, I didn't get my full range of motion back for almost a year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Losie - is your AOTH finished???
    I cut out my 4 outer borders this morning and I hope I get to trace the pattern onto at least 1 of my borders today. That is why I'm so far behind on my Lemon Jane. I am really trying to finish AOTH. I hate UFOs.

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    Here are Weeks 25 and 26. Both E4's are so crooked I think I'll square them up and add narrow borders in the style of Jane Stickle.
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    I hate UFOs too, Losie.... can't figure out why I have over 20 of them!!!

    ahem.... ok ...OOH! katybob awesome blocks and E4 = very skewed. The drawing in the book is a rectangle & very incomplete - your blocks are perfectly fine!

    oops gotta get dinner on first then to post pics.

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    So I am official caught up... for the next 24 hr anyway! I make no guarantees about tomorrow...

    Here are my E4 and RS11. I used the EPP method to construct E4. The dark fabric I used was one 5" Civ War Repro charm square. First I thought you weren't supposed to have those background 'trapezoids' below each of those four print tris, but Brenda's sketch is a rectangle & when you look at the block in the original quilt you can see that some of the background does show. I think if you wanted to make it 'exact' you would probably need to stretch the inner large diamond to the very corners, but close enough! I did NOT use PPing to construct RS11. I found it very straight forward and EZ to make without messing with paper. The seminole style rows are made out of 1 1/4" strips. I noticed there were three sets of white-print-white in the three rows and 3 of the white-print segments set on point. I started by cutting 2 strips of print 1 1/4" x 4 and 3 strips of background 1 1/4" x 4" ....Name:  DJ E4.JPG
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Size:  1.39 MB After cutting these strips I sewed together the following sets, long sides together: background-print-background and print-background. I cut each into 1 1/4" widths, making three of each. Then I staggered the way I sewed them together so they would be on point when I trimmed down the background.Name:  DJ RS11a.JPG
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Size:  1.39 MB I cut 3 additional pcs of background 1 1/2" x 1 1/4." For the bottom longest section, I sewed two of the B-P-B sections and one B-P section and finished by adding the 1 1/2" side of the B even with the bottom edge of the P[print]. The middle section was - B-P-B to B-P to B, smallest section was B-P to B.

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    Next, I added a 1 1/4" strip of BG to each of the section ends - these will be trimmed down later to become those side triangles.
    I then turned these sections so the print squares were on point and trimmed them down 1/4" beyond the points for a seamline. I cut a long 1 1/4" section of print which I attached to the TOP of all three sections. Join the bottom of each section to the top of the one below it, while taking care to match the center line [this is actually easier than it sounds because they are all center print square on point.]Name:  RS11c.JPG
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Size:  1.37 MBHow do you determine which end is the top??? There are more BG squares at the bottom.Name:  RS11d.JPG
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Size:  1.44 MBNext I used my DJ triangle ruler/template to trim the sides so the final pieces could be added. I lined up the bottom of the top print square with the "3" line. Next I added a 1 1/2" square of BG to the top, trimmed it down again, added 7/8" BG strips to each side and finally a 6 1/2" x 1 1/4" strip of print to the bottom. I did end up wasting a little, but really an insignificant amount. I had slivers left [sometimes I get too close to exact for comfort and end up having to reverse sew and take a smaller seam.]Name:  RS11e.JPG
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    For those of you curious as to where in the general scheme of things we are... I have finished 64 blocks. There are 11 more blocks scheduled for the next 4 weeks, til the next break August 5. At this point we will have completed 75 blocks!!! ONE-THIRD away from completing 225!!
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    Should have said one third of the way TO completing 225! [if I edit to correct I will get rid of those pics I think!]
    Enjoy
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