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

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    Hi - OOOHHH sewNso your Jane is stunning - and now your nearly done with your 2nd !!!!
    I love the look with the 1 1/2" sashing - and see the Tri's fitted in really well. What a wonderful achievement - have you ever entered "her" in a show / exhibition ?
    I am going to a show here in the UK on Sunday and have prepped several Tri's and a couple of blocks - and I am demonstrating Reverse Applique. Looking forward to it - just hopeing we don't get the predicted snow in the next couple of days to prevent me from travelling (an hour away)
    I agree katybob - very quiet here - where is everybody ?????

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    no, i haven't. my girls have been after me to enter her. they saw one hanging at a community center in saxapaha, n.c. and told me mine was ever bit as good (better) than that one. BUT WHEN I LOOK AT ALL YOUR BLOCKS LADY, I SAY 'MINE CAN'T LOOK AS CRISP AND SHARP AS THEIRS.

    i have thought about the local fair, just to show her, etc. but haven't. maybe because i broke my shoulder the day i was embroid. the number of pieces on her in the tri. i hand quilted her, did you all know that? i was too impati. to do the pieces indiv, so when she was sandwiched, i just put her in an ole fashioned board roll up quilting frame with C-clamps on the corners, and sat her on my diningroom table, and worked on her for about 6 months. as i did other stuff. she IS quite heavy to lift, when you get done. and i used l strand of upholstry thread to quilt her with. but, ohhhhh I slept good under her as i was recovering from the broke shoulder.
    i documented her progress in a thread. here on the board. jane top going together. you have to look at least on the 15th page of my posts to find it under the old jane heading. yes, later today, i'll show the new jane. has anyone posted pic's of all their blocks hanging on their design board, or etc? that's where mine are right now. put them up not too long ago. and i just put a sheet on top of her, when i have another project i want to pin up.

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    here is my 2nd jane. might tweak some of the blocks. Name:  SANY0398.JPG
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    Katybob, SewNso, and Dotty. How will I know how/if the tris are going to fit if I just chose a size for the sashing? I'm using the size for the blocks that the DJ square ruler and DJ triangle are.

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    If your sashing is 1" wide (that's 1/2" finished) and the narrow border is 3/4" (that's 1/4" finished), you won't have a problem. I was really surprised at how nicely the triangles fit -- I was sure I was going to have trouble with them!

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    I would like to start a DJ quilt. I decided on white for the background and bought a 15 yd bolt of white on white. Will this be enough? I also have 7 yds of another white on white and they seem to match. I have the book and the software. I love purple and decided all the blocks would be white and purple. The problem is I love red too. Do you think I could use red as the cornerstones in the sashing? I seem to be intimidated by the DJ quilt for some reason. I guess I read about so many DJ quilts that took years to finish.

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    Congrats, sewNso! Yours Dear Jane are amazing and beautiful!
    I am doing mine and it is slightly suspended, because I started the year finishing old projects. But I can show you a photo of my blocks together, I have facts 64 blocks and 9 triangles.
    Have a nice day!
    A hug!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    If your sashing is 1" wide (that's 1/2" finished) and the narrow border is 3/4" (that's 1/4" finished), you won't have a problem. I was really surprised at how nicely the triangles fit -- I was sure I was going to have trouble with them!
    Katybob, is "the (1/4" finished) narrow border" a border around the perimeter, in between the outer edge of the assembled blocks and the triangles? Hope this makes sense. Thank you!

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    That's right, Cindy.

    Sue, I think you'll have more than enough white. I think I saw a purple and white DJ somewhere on the Internet and it was gorgeous.

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    For those of us just beginning here is some more eye candy! Of course the best is right here on the QB!!

    https://www.google.com/search?q=dear...w=1025&bih=469
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    SewNSo your quilt[S]are awesome!!! Thanks for sharing.
    And DottyD....you are so right where is everyone?? where am I ?? so sad! I actually did make 7 blocks this week, I've taken pics and can't find the dxxn..... thingy to put them online I will share what I did slightly differently with them though..
    For H4 - I did a sort of "pseudo paper piecing" this method is one that Cynthia England uses [http://www.englanddesign.com/] [1] I traced the pattern onto freezer paper, cut it carefully right on the inside edge of the lines and ironed it to the right side of the fabric; [2] I cut the fabric adding a 1/4" seam allowance; [3] I matched adjoining pieces lining up the pattern pieces exactly, right sides together and with the lighter fabric on top so I could see the edge of the paper showing through I sewed my seam exactly at the edge of the paper. By sewing this method, you can pull the paper off easily. For H4 I also used reverse applique instead of the regular applique the thatquilt.com site uses because it is the way Jane made hers. [I promise to post pictures as soon as I find my thingy]

    I-3 - the pattern fails to include the outer border in Jane's original. I decided I liked it better with the border so I added it and simply cut down the size of the nine blocks by 1/8." I cut three pieces of red 1 5/8" x 5 1/4" and 2 pieces white 7/8" x 5 1/4".... looking at the picture I sewed the long strips together like this: red, white, red, white, red. I cut the section into three equal widths and separated the sections by another 7/8" white strip. I took generous 1/4" seams everywhere and finished by adding a red border an inch wide all the way around and then trimming the block down to 5" with my DJ square ruler. [again... I'm sorry - a picture would add wonders!]
    I made I-1 the same way thatquilt.com suggested. I-2 I saw no need for paper piecing, you simply have to measure carefully.
    I'm going to pause here til I find my stuff... I will say I didnt sew G12 following the book pattern but I noticed thatquilt.cm didnt either; the center star is made in two appliqued sections and if you measure the original against the book pattern you will notice that the point to point distance between the sections is about the same in the original. If you look at the pattern and measure the distance between the points touching the slanted edges youll see this is longer than the distance between the points touching the sides of the block.

    Gotta run.... will spend some more time searching too!
    Gus

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    SewNso, Your 2nd DJ is going to be as beautiful as the first! I still don't know how you did two!! Your blocks are so bright and crisp! Your first one reminds me of mine. The colors are very similar. I'll post it if it's ok with Gus. Jan
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    Yes, it is quiet here. I'm embarrassed to say I haven't picked up any of my DJ since before Christmas. I've been so busy with 'life' but hope to be back soon. I miss it!

    Thanks, Katybob. I may go buy my sashing within the next couple of weeks.

    SueLevin, I've been using several different whites as my background. Some of them are white on white, some are just plain white. That way I don't worry about having enough of the exact same background. Also, it has been my experience that once the final product is quilted the different backgrounds aren't that noticeable. Welcome, and dive right in!
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    Yes, SueLevin, Cindy is totally right - don't worry about it if you end up using a few different whites in the end. In fact, in many quilts, adjusting the background here and there adds a 'sparkle.'

    You do however have enough white for more than one Jane!! Just figure, without seams if you were to cut 5" squares, you can get 8x7 or 56 out of one yard. You don't only use background for the blocks, but you do have seams and the triangles will use more background [slightly] than the blocks 225/56 ~ 4yd [224]. multiply this by 2 for a buffer and add a couple of yards for the sashings and you see you have a generous amount

    I decided to use totally different backgrounds, long story, started out with my 'light' contrast being far too drab because a friend of mine told me that was 'civil war' ...not totally accurate. When you look at quilts made during the war they were actually extremely bright as these were the types of fabrics that were used in the early to mid-1800s and the mills pretty much screeched to a halt during the war itself. The drab colors showed up as production picked up again.

    No one needs my permission to post the more pictures the merrier!!!! and we love new people climbing onboard! We started out with around 120 members in this Dear Jane group, and we are down quite a bit. I was just thinking about this a week or so ago. Remember when I had asked about the interest in exchanging signature blocks early on? That is why I decided to wait a bit... let the group settle. I will ask about the interest in sig block soon though, so that we can get started now that we are well over the halfway mark

    I found three photocard-to computer reader cables in Steph's room! so will post a few I took to go with above instructions.
    Gus

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    Here are the pics of H-4....note how you can see the paper pattern through the light fabric.... [I have to say it has taken a while to resize etc and it failed to post the first time, so I hope this works]
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Size:  100.2 KBand here is one pic of G12 showing the freezer paper on the right side of my fabric before I hand appliqued it to the top. Will take some more pics and post later.Name:  DJ G12a.jpg
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    Cre8--you do good demo's. and yes, janstar, yours and i were/are a lot alike. and you talked me thru the scallops. everything i read said the seams on DJ (so those were, i assumed assembling the blocks, sashings, and tri's were suppose to be scant 1/4 inches) yes, and i see on the DJ site from brenda, i see she is telling to use 1" cut with a finished 1/2 in for the sashings between the blocks. for some reason, i must have missed that on my first jane, BUT i was H--L bent on getting her done, and it not being a UFO. i usually read whenever i was tired of sewing, so i just missed that completely. and i just got from the old thread, that the ladies were cutting sashings 1.5 with a l" finish. so that is what i did. when i started sewing my tri's onto the outer sashing (which i did use a finished 1/4") i took it slow to see if the tri's were going to line up with the blocks okay. they did with me using the 1.5 sashings. but for some reason i had difficulty with the kites alining and looking nice. but somehow, bluffed my way thru it.

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    Thanks SewNso
    Here is a finished pic of my G12. You can tell the two separate "star" pieces are approximately the same size. The top one that extends towards the corner triangle sections I made slightly longer and pointier. I traced the center bottom square-shape first curving it towards the center and then adjusted it for the top section. If this doesnt make sense let me know!
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    I'm sorry - I realized the picture was not a finished G-12 but another in progress one. The next picture are my finished six blocks:
    I-3, H-4, I-1
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    Oh so pretty Cre8tvlwyr!
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    Very nice Gus, I especially like H4 - Abbey's eye !!

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    I'm gonna try to post pics as I continue to play catch up ["try" I make no promises!!] and in no particular order...

    Here I have pics of my two latest blocks, H12 from the week of Dec 9 ....ahem simple applique and
    I4... why I decided to work 'ahead' I don't know but I will at least share how I made it:
    -cut 2 squares each of dark and light fabrics,
    -draw a diagonal line on the light,
    -put fabric squares right sides together and sew 1/4" seam on either side of diagonal line [remember to 'think inside the box'.... skootch close to the diagonal as you sew so that your seam allowance doesn't expand and the resultant half square triangle is the right size]
    -cut on the drawn line
    - press toward the dark

    for the 'flying geese' in the middle of the sides I cut a 3 1/2" square of dark and [4] 2" squares of light and used the 'no-waste' method of making them [put 2 light squares at opposite corners-right sides together, draw diagonal through the white squares, etc... I've posted these instructions before and you can find them here:
    http://www.patchpieces.com/files/flyinggeese.pdf]

    for center, I cut a piece of freezer paper and used fabric marker to mark the curves on both the light and dark fabrics, center square is 2 3/4"

    enjoy!!
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    Last night's block is really really late!!! G1 from week of Oct 7! eeeek... at least it's done, right?
    I did this one slightly differently - when I drew/traced my freezer paper on dull side, I tweeked the points of the petals so they would be pointier. In the picture you see the finished block and you can get an idea of how I made it. What I show on the right is what I cut off after I assembled the triangles. To start, I cut one square 5 1/2" of the light and dark fabrics and sliced them in half diagonally. Next I cut two rectangles of each color 2 x 5 1/2" .... matching the rectangle to the bottom edge of the triangle of opposite colors, I then traced my freezer paper pattern using fabric markers to the rectangles and matching triangle sections, leaving enough seam allowance. I used reverse applique, trimmed the excess out of the back [I actually trimmed the triangle parts off rectangle first]

    One small note - most I did by hand, but then sewed the diagonals of the triangles together by machine. The points of the petals on two and the center didnt quite match as perfectly as I liked. When this happens, what I frequently do rather than redo everything over and over by machine... I remove the annoying 'off' part and do that carefully by hand. Much less aggravating!
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Size:  103.9 KBI now see I really should have switched the positions of the excess I cut off! that bottom white piece on the right I trimmed from the center right petal in the finished block [this was the bottom of that big triangle. The yellow 'petal' that is cut down on the right came from the yellow rectangle that now is the finished bottom of the triangle. Hope this makes sense! I also showed the freezer paper pattern on the top right.
    Gus

    enjoy! [most of you have probably made this one sorry]
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    Very Great Tutorial, Gus! Thank you very much! I love all blocks! They are look wonderful! A hug!

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    Do you have the Fall/Winter 2012 Quilt Sampler magazine? Check out the quilt on page 32 (to the right of the purse). It's a small picture, but you can see how the edge is finished.

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    Hello to all!
    I hope they are well and happy!
    I finished 5 MUF or UFO in 16 days and started working on a new list of 5 more.
    I have too many tasks unfinished, so I SHOULD finish them!
    I miss my weekly DJ blocks, but soon will return to them and more calmly that give the finished work!
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    A big hug to each one!

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