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

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    Thanks, Dotty I've been struggling with E7 -- lots of Y seams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Congratulations, Chay!!!! I'm so anxious to see a picture. I'm thinking as you are... that there will be some shrinkage. But maybe there are some with that experience that will jump in. My next thought is, what if you sewed sections of blocks together to make a larger but still manageable QAYG?
    WOW! WOW! WOW! Chay, Congratulation! Amazing block! Thank's for sharing with us! A big hu!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Gladys,
    Great blocks! I hope your internet and translater get back up to full time ....
    Hello, Linda! Thank you very much! Everything is very well by luck! We are very glad to have changed internet service! It seems that what we had before was a wagon! Jajajaja! A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Gus, so glad to hear your surgery really helped you out with your knee. Thank you for all the tutes and pics you have posted. I am so far behind I will definately get use out of them once I catch up !
    Here are my blocks for the week of May 20 (Linda whispers very quietly hoping no one will notice just how far behind she is)
    C-11 was done EPP and the other two with regular paperpiecing.
    Hi, Linda! Great blocks! Those look so faboulus! And you should not worry... know that I am always the last in the line of work! Hahaha! A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hex nut View Post
    Hey all.
    Surprise - I'm back!
    After some travelling and outdoor activities and family holidays - not much
    sewing gets done in the summer...
    I've decided to jump ahead to todays block and gradually fill in the rest later.
    I'm also putting the triangles on hold, since I'm worried I'll run out of my fabric.
    So here's e-5
    There - I'm sort of caught up
    btw kudos to those of you who are actually keeping up - well done!
    and Chay you inspire us all with your completed blocks - hopefully many of us will get there as well (next year)!!

    Hello, Hex nut! Great blocks! A hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    Here are weeks 28 and 29. I've gotten a lot more done the last couple of weeks because it's been incredibly hot here so I haven't spent much time outside.
    Hi, Katybob! All block look so beautiful! I love it! A big hug!

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    Hello to all!
    Following the history of my last post, I was 7 days (evenings only) working on my "new" tablecloth. After taking 4 old tablecloths, remove usable parts, you can rebuild a new one. Show them some pictures, I hope you like it!
    That prevented that I devote to any other project, including DJ.
    Just this week was able to finish the two triangles of the 12 week (yes I am... last on the line, but I am not concerned... I'm having fun like!).
    So I show them the photos and thank you for looking at.
    From now on I'll be completing rows in order to better maintain the color scale.
    I hope that all have a great day!
    A strong hug to all!
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    Great job on the tablecloth!
    I love your fabrics and colors on your DJ. You are not last - I am only at week 3.
    Keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
    Great job on the tablecloth!
    I love your fabrics and colors on your DJ. You are not last - I am only at week 3.
    Keep up the great work.
    Hello, Jeanine!
    Thank you very much!
    Don't worry... you will reach me and will very soon!
    I took too many projects at the same time and not dedicate all my time to the DJ.
    Also now I am finishing some previous things and sewing things for my house.
    A hug!

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    Gladys - I always love reading your posts!! love the tablecloth too

    Sorry ladies for my tardiness - my computer has been hit and miss lately and besides that my daughter's nonprofit application hit a snag with the IRS - some papers were filed incorrectly and I accidentally had sent a draft copy of her articles of incorporation in along with the state endorsed copy .... threw everyone off as it made it seem she was trying to get a nonprofit status for herself as a business She was in the hospital when I threw the application together without paying attention. I was being more "mom" than attorney I'm afraid... At any rate - fixing the fiasco I created has taken priority and I hope to get back and catch up during this catch up week. I am 8 blocks behind oh dear!!!

    I havent been able to get online at all for several days so went back to read some posts and pay closer attention to a few I already had seen...

    Chay - had a thought on your QAYG. Lay out a row of blocks and measure it - say you have 13 blocks exactly 5.5" unfinished size, this would make the 'string' of finished blocks 65" without sashing. Do the same with your triangles - measure the widest, bottom edges. If they are 5.5" unfinished as well, you need to make sure that whatever size sashing you decide to put in between the blocks in the main body of your quilt needs to be the same as the triangle sections of print or background fabric that goes in between the DJ pieced or appliqued triangles. It may mean that you either have to make those triangles have flat tips - or - put narrow sashing in between them and the DJ tris. If you tell me what the measurements are, I will help you figure it out. Let me know if this makes sense!

    Gus

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    I am enjoying peeking in at your progress. You are all doing such fabulous jobs! I am very interested in doing this quilt. I just have not been able to commit the time. Perhaps the next group that starts....
    Cheryl, hiding away in my quilting studio

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    Hello, Gus! Thank you very much for your kinds words!
    I hope that their problems will be soon resolved, I have no very clear with the translator, but I hope everything is okay very soon!
    Thanks for explaining about the sum of the blocks and the issue of the shashing. I also think a QAYG. And my blocks are super fair, for what you have in mind at the time tackle this issue!
    I hope that all the others are very well... There is some attrition in this thread!
    All have a brilliant week!
    A strong hug!

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    Gus, thanks for taking the time to send on your thoughts about QAYG. I understand what you mean. I'll lay out my quilt and look at the numbers.

    I did some QAYG practice on some of my out-take blocks. My FMQ skills are pretty lame. I need to practice a lot before I tackle my real blocks. For now, what I've decided to do is put sections of blocks together and quilt them and then attach them to each other using QAYG. But as I say, I need to practice my FMQ a lot before I get going. So now I have blocks laying in piles and will begin sashing them and putting them together in sections.

    What I really want to do is put the whole top together and send it to a long-armer but to be perfectly honest there aren't any where I live who I think have the skills to do justice to this quilt - that sounds so snotty but it's true. I spent so much time and money on this quilt that I would be sick if the quilting was bad. So I've put on the brakes and will take my time practicing my FMQ and hope that I can tackle the job myself.

    Thanks again. I will keep watching this thread to see how everyone proceeds as they finish up their blocks. I love looking at everyone's work, all those blocks seem like old friends now and it is awesome to see color choices and how skilled everyone is.

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    Got online again....AWESOME!! well, it is 104 degrees outside in Agoura Hills...unheard of - but then I should not complain! thank God for So Cal weather most of the year [can he send more rain once in a while???]

    Totally forgot to comment on Katybob's wonderful blocks....beautiful!!!! one other DJ'er up to speed

    A note about FMQ [assuming this is free-motion quilting??] I have been struggling myself. A few lessons learned is practice practice practice - even a little bit each time you sit down again. I don't know how many of you belong to a local quilt guild, but here is an idea I try to make use of... volunteer to FMQ a quilt for a charitable organization. There are sooooo many philanthropies - charitable organizations in need of comfort quilts. Our local project linus came to pick up 150 quilts at the end of an adult school 'sewing year' - their rep said they sometimes get 400 requests in a month. Quilts of Valor and similar organizations distribute quilts to our soldiers and their families, Downey quilts gives quilts to children in hospitals... Ami Sims' organization - for Alzheimers collects small quilts the size of a priority mail envelope to raise money for Alzheimers research. My guild collects scraps and donated fabric which we assemble into quilts and practicing your FMQ on them makes you a better quilter and helps those in need of some additional warmth and a smile
    Gus
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    A few catch up blocks from way back...

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    c-9 c-6 d-3 and c-2

    Not sure what's up with the airplanes - I must have been in a weird mood...

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    hex nut: they look great! Wonderful fussy cutting you did (airplanes and turtles). Perhaps it is telling you that it is time for a trip to the island.

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    I managed to make A9 & A11 this week. I am still working on my AOTH and that takes up most of my quilting time. I have the next 4 blocks printed along with the patterns and I hope to do some more blocks next week.

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    Magnificent blocks ladies!
    I this week not used any PIN!
    I learned a new technique called "Patchwork unused needle".
    And I got a small clock to the room where I make my stitching.
    I just present in QB, you can see more pictures here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t197297.html
    I hope to resume my Dear Jane next week, because I'm finishing an AOTH block.
    Have all a beautiful weekend!
    A strong hug!
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    Gladys - What a beautiful clock! So great for a sewing room.

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    Hi ladies, Here are my latest blocks, BR11, BR12, G12, TR4, TR12, and TR13.
    I have to say it is a wonder I managed to do ANY sewing - with the Olympics at the moment.
    It has all been so exciting - I have loved it all - and it closes tomorrow. Will definitely watch the closing ceremony - hope it is as good as the opening one !!
    I go to my monthly Dear Jane meeting tomorrow in a lovely village hall about 40 minutes drive away. It is in a very quaint English village with just the village green - the Church and the Public House. There must be a little shop for necessities - but I haven't found it yet LOL.
    Hope you all have a nice weekend !
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    Gladys: that's a wonderful clock!
    Dotty: more great blocks as usual!
    And for anyone else I haven't personally mentioned....all the blocks are gorgeous! Keep up the great work. I have a few days off starting Monday & fully intend to get back at my Jane.
    Maureen

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    Katy Bob...Beautiful blocks!

    Gladys - love your triangles.
    Linda
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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    Gladys, Your clock is wonderful! ...and all the curves in it WOW!'

    Dotty...your blocks are stunning!
    Linda
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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    Here I am ...still dragging behind...but I am still keepin' on :-)

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    Linda
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain.

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    Thank you Tyme to Shine and xsquilter - Hexnut - your blocks are lovely and I love the pinks in your tri B4 Gladys - also your clock is just so pretty !! How are you Gus - hope your knee is behaving itself !
    DottyD.

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