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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanine View Post
    Gladys - What a beautiful clock! So great for a sewing room.
    Hi, Jeanine!
    Thank you! A big hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsquilter View Post
    Gladys: that's a wonderful clock!
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    Hi, Maureen!
    Thank's! A big hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Gladys, Your clock is wonderful! ...and all the curves in it WOW!'
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    Hi, Linda!
    Thank you very much!
    Your blocks are stunning! I love each one! Congrats!
    A big hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DottyD View Post
    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.
    Hi, Dotty!
    Thank you very much! I love your blocks and all fabric you use on those! Congrats!
    A big hug!

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    Beuatiful blocks all around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DottyD View Post
    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 !
    DottyD.
    Beautiful blocks as always, Dotty!


    I will be watching the closing ceremony tonight, also. I've so enjoyed watching, the athletes are all AMAZING! Thanks to our host country, I'm sure this has been exciting for you, Dotty.

    I'm off track and so behind I don't know how I'll ever catch up. I won't get back to DJ this week. Maybe when I do get back to it I'll just jump in at the current week rather than trying to catch up.
    Cindy

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    Gladys I lov your clock. All of the blocks are so beautiful. I am looking forward to getting back to my DJ. I haven't touched it in a month. I am soooooooo far behind. I will hopefully get back to it in about a week. My son and daughter in law are here visiting from Japan My son in in the Navy and has been here for a month.

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    Enjoy your son and daughter in law, meanmom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meanmom View Post
    Gladys I lov your clock. ...
    Hi, Meanmom!
    Thank you! Enjoy your son and your visits! Then restart you wings seams!A big hug!

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    Hi all,

    I am "trying" to do this block and I am having trouble with the TINY triangles!!
    Any tips please. ?
    I have tried foundation piecing them - TWICE and they ended
    up in the bin - wonky !!
    I would like to applique them - but they are so small -
    I would appreciate any help,
    Thanks so much,
    DottyD.

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    So sorry I forgot to put which block - it is I7 mac and muff !!
    DottyD.

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    Dotty D your triangles are beautiful. For I7 I drafted a foundation pattern for the edges with the small triangles. Starch the living daylights out of your fabric before you sew, that really helps with wonkiness. I used the freezer paper method from ThatQuilt for my blocks. The freezer paper helps to stabilize the small pieces. Good luck!!

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    Hi, Dotty -- when I made I-7 for my first DJ I appliqued the tiny triangles and I wasn't at all happy with it. I thought I'd try paperpiecing it this time. Have you seen the thread about basting with glue? It really helped me with some tiny paperpieced blocks.

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    This is the thread I was talking about -- http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...g-t195343.html

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    All blocks are wonderful!!! DottyD - you are so far ahead [should we really help! ...only kidding]
    Haven't done that one yet - not on schedule til next February, although I have to get back to this!! The Olympics didn't get me behind - it was the IRS, California Secretary of State and my daughter's non-profit public benefit corp.... ugh the paper work is done but my grandson's quilt remains to be quilted [birthday was yesterday ] and my brain is fried!

    At any rate - I did look at although I haven't looked at "that quilt" recommendations. We frequently differ. When I make that block I will make the border triangles using reverse applique. It would seem the easiest. I agree that fabric cooperates more when it is starched like crazy. On the other hand, make sure you starch it and let it cool before you mark the triangles so that your marks will come out! alternative is to make the triangle marking slightly smaller so that you can turn it completely under the white. When you come to the inner corners, take teeny stitches - I would clip it from the very center of the triangle towards the three corners [kind of like the mercedes symbol?? or pyramid] don't cut anywhere else inside. I will call my friend who is also making a DJ but with Rita Verocca and their group is making it like a round the world starting in the center - they have done that block already.

    hope to get back to all of you!
    Gus

    ps - knee hanging in

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    OK ladies,
    I'm about to start sewing, but I did look ahead a little and have some advice for E-7 [which I have yet to make...]

    You will notice by looking at Brenda's pattern there are no seams - she has made it far more complicated than it needs to be! Jane's original block and thatquilt.com's instructions have seam lines to avoid the dreaded "Y-seam" - but I see a far far easier way to do this one!! If you continue the diagonal lines to the straight line, you will see that there are 16 half-square triangles.... my friend!! They finish to a very slightly generous 1" To make half square triangles you need to add 7/8" to the finished size. My suggestion is that you either cut 8 - 2" squares of each fabric, mark the diagonal, and sew 1/4" to each side & then cut down marked line ... or ... use 1" triangle paper - make eight of them taking a very scant 1/4" seam. After pressing to the dark fabric - lay your squares out to match the general directions of the cut-down half square triangles [HST] represented by the block, match the 1 1/4" marking on your ruler to the dark corners of your HST's. Now you can add the sashing in between the pieces - cut a generous 3/4" to finish 1/4" and add the border.

    wahlah!! - no paper piecing required!
    Gus

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    E-6 ... havent tackled that either!! oh oh...

    but here is what I will do - no paper piecing! why?? outside triangles finish around 3 1/2" - but be generous - this is the outside edge and is easier to cut down. For those nasty center sections- why not start with a 1 1/2" square of print, add a background border all the way around and slice it once diagonally? Add the other triangles to even out the square, add the next round of triangles and then you are left with a simple border and corner stone round before those outside triangles.

    RS4 - not done and haven't quite decided whether to make it like the pattern or the original - notice there really aren't "diamonds" there are squares - in fact there are little pieces of pink check coming inward around that bottom center triangle. BE VERY CAREFUL if you follow thatquilt.com's triangle instructions - they all seem to leave off the seam allowance!

    I do have to say - the oldest block I have yet hanging over my head is D-12 and I just read thatquilt.com's directions - love them!!! I wasn't looking forward to the corners, but that doesn't have to be insane!
    happy sewing!
    Gus

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    Hello to all!
    Gus... thanks for all the tips! I am very behind but will take them into account when it reaches those blocks!
    I already have all parts prepared to devote to row C, I hope to do something this weekend!
    That you pass wonderful!
    A strong hug to all!

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    Here are the blocks for Weeks 31 and 32. Gus, I may remake E-7 later using your HST suggestion. I think it will come out much better.
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    Well....
    still not sewing got fabrics picked out - does that count???
    Also looked at TR8 more closely and figured out another way to do it. I think that katybob also used thatquilt.com's instructions??? and they do look fantastic! As much as I love to reverse applique, I think I will sew it differently...

    When you look carefully at Jane's picture - you will notice that there are actually some seams continuing from all four sides of that center diamond! The smaller lower diamonds have background triangles above them connecting them to the large diamond and then there is a y-seam connecting the lower half of the small diamonds to the bottom. I would actually make the background extend down here and reverse applique the curvy bottom edge behind the background. If you wanted to, you could avoid the y-seams altogether by paper-piecing the entire bottom sections:
    look at the right side: piece "1" is small diamond, add triangle to top edge, add background piece that extends from bottom of diamond to bottom edge of block [the corner also shows some background], lastly add a piece of background to edge of small diamond that will connect to the larger diamond. Jane actually has a seam line extending upward into the border from the bottom edges of the large diamond. I think it would make more sense to assemble the lower corners first and attach them to the diamond one at a time, next attach border to one side, attach upper diamond to the end of the other border and attach that in one section to the other side of the large diamond-lower triangle assembly.

    Make sense?? I think it will be easier to get sharp points on those pesky small diamonds at the bottom by piecing.

    Gus

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    Enjoying keeping up with everyones progress. We are driving up to northern Minnesota to see my Dad for his 81st birthday. Stopped in Paducah to see the National Quilt museum. WOW!!! Was fascinated by the miniature quilt display...really made our Dear Jane blocks look Big!
    My husband (bless his heart) walked up to the two ladies working inside the exhibit hall and asked to see the Dear Jane quilt. At least he is interested enough to ask.
    Stopped in a local quilt shop while there and picked up a few more pieces of fabric for my DJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TymeToShine View Post
    Enjoying keeping up with everyones progress. We are driving up to northern Minnesota to see my Dad for his 81st birthday. Stopped in Paducah to see the National Quilt museum. WOW!!! Was fascinated by the miniature quilt display...really made our Dear Jane blocks look Big!
    My husband (bless his heart) walked up to the two ladies working inside the exhibit hall and asked to see the Dear Jane quilt. At least he is interested enough to ask.
    Stopped in a local quilt shop while there and picked up a few more pieces of fabric for my DJ.
    TymeToShine: Can't wait to see your blocks - make sure you mention when you use the fabric you just picked up.

    My husband would have done that, too. It is sweet that they care enough, isn't it? Happy Bday to your father. I went to San Diego in Feb to celebrate my father's 82!

    Safe travels.

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    In fairness to all DH's everywhere - mine would probably have asked if there were any DJs in the show. We had an "abbreviated" one at our local guild show and the International show in Long Beach had one as well... even though Jane's hangs 3000 miles away from us

    I may have to start doing lots of hand sewing on it ... machine has been at repairs the tension was going nuts again while I was quilting my grandson's quilt - or trying to. After un-quilting an entire lapquilt last year I wasn't about to do that one again!

    I will at least check the schedule to see if I have any tips on how to do others differently.

    happy sewing!
    Gus

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

    Chay, here on the QB, was offering up some of her orphan Dear Jane blocks. I was the lucky recipient. I needed a very light summer cover-up/jacket to take on my vacation, so I came up with this:
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    It was a real hit and conversation starter. Thanks Chay!!!
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    Nancy: what a wonderful idea!! Turned out great.

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