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

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    Thanks for the kudos sewNso that block on 1970 is one of my favorites. I did follow the basic sewing recommended at the thatquilt.com site

    I finally made a graph paper chart myself with fabric swatches on it. I am almost finished with it [about 12 empty spaces for the center blocks - havent done the tris yet] I started simply putting pieces of the blocks I had completed, then I thought - I spend more time deciding what fabrics to use then actually sewing. If I am serious about trying to complete my Jane for my guild's show this September, I have to speed things up and make the fabric decisions now. Therefore - no sewing this past week. I surrounded myself with my Civil War fabrics and my chart and decided which fabrics should go where. It was a very lengthy process and I was real frustrated at one point because I did not have nor could I find any yellows I liked in my stash nor at local quilt shops...not even at Road to California - a huge quilt show out here with hundreds of vendors. I went online and found some great fabrics online at reproductionfabrics.com. In fact I ordered a couple of pink fabrics with larger prints and a great fabric for J-3 which shows a multi-print. They should arrive by the end of the week and then I will post a picture of my chart. It won't show which ones are complete unfortunately. But I have pinned the block number to each fabric piece so I can find it. I have the fabrics I used in another container. What I also discovered is that I repeated fabric in three sets of blocks... oh well!

    I go on a 3 1/2-day quilt retreat a week from tomorrow and my Jane is all I intend to take this time. I just hope to do more than catch up ???
    Gus

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    i was very lucky, when i did my lst jane. a car pool rider with my sister in tenn offered and actually sent me 6" blocks of like 30 of her CW fabrics. later i did the same to her with 30's fabric. worked out wonderful.

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    WOW!!!
    got my fabrics today.....beautiful!
    Gus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    WOW!!!
    got my fabrics today.....beautiful!
    Gus
    Show us!!!

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    Making progress

    Making progress. Have decided to go block by block so I can do rows in order. A plan that hopefully will keep me moving this project along. My blocks are not perfect but acceptable to me. Row B is now finished.
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    Great fabric, pewa88, and the applique looks perfect!

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    Hello, all of you Janiacs! I have a problem...hopefully someone can save me.

    I started my DJ in Jan 2010, and worked diligently for a year, then put it aside...well, I am back at it, all excited to finish. In the meantime, I have sort of forgotten how to paper piece. I had used "AMMA'S Tutorial" that was recommended, (back on page 186, Jan 4th 2010)....this would be in the Jane Stickle Cyber Block Party 2010-2011 forum thread)I had hoped to get a quick refresher by watching that again.....but for the life of me cannot get the thing to come up for viewing. Wondered if any of you gals are familiar with this video and could send me a link to that......loving you forever!!!!!

    the link provided in the posting on quilting board sends me to patchpieces.com, but I cannot see a video there. Am I blind?

    If not, do you know of another tutorial online that is like that one? There are alot of different ways to do this...who knew!

    All help appreciated.
    mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewa88 View Post
    Making progress. Have decided to go block by block so I can do rows in order. A plan that hopefully will keep me moving this project along. My blocks are not perfect but acceptable to me. Row B is now finished.
    Your blocks look great!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    mary, i found this one that 'amma' did, hope this kinda helps

    Quote Originally Posted by maryb.43 View Post
    Hello, all of you Janiacs! I have a problem...hopefully someone can save me.

    I started my DJ in Jan 2010, and worked diligently for a year, then put it aside...well, I am back at it, all excited to finish. In the meantime, I have sort of forgotten how to paper piece. I had used "AMMA'S Tutorial" that was recommended, (back on page 186, Jan 4th 2010)....this would be in the Jane Stickle Cyber Block Party 2010-2011 forum thread)I had hoped to get a quick refresher by watching that again.....but for the life of me cannot get the thing to come up for viewing. Wondered if any of you gals are familiar with this video and could send me a link to that......loving you forever!!!!!

    the link provided in the posting on quilting board sends me to patchpieces.com, but I cannot see a video there. Am I blind?

    If not, do you know of another tutorial online that is like that one? There are alot of different ways to do this...who knew!

    All help appreciated.
    Jacquie xxxxx

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    Jacquie, Did you give the link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacquie View Post
    mary, i found this one that 'amma' did, hope this kinda helps
    this is the link to what amma posted http://www.quiltingboard.com/links-r...ial-t5148.html
    unfortunately, the link is no longer valid. i went to the patchpieces website and could not find a paper piecing tutorial there
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    maryb... were you using the sew through the paper method or the fold back method for your paper piecing?
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    I found this on the board when I did a search.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...al-t25541.html

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    When I want a video demo of anything I always google "you tube xxx" I googled "you tube paper piecing tutorial" and found several here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgr5JMxNfow
    if for some reason it doesn't come up, just copy and past my search into your search engine.
    Gus

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    Hi, Nancy in Minn. from Mary in Wisc......I used the stitch thru the paper method.
    I will give a look to the other suggested sites also.
    mary

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    I have decided to do one of these little jewels but have a few questions. Is it better to start a BOM with this quilt or just buy the book and dive in. I have actually ordered the book and can't wait to get my hands on it. I am pretty sure I read its addictive and already I feel it.
    How do decide which procedure you will do on the blocks. How do youdecide on the colorways.
    I am enjoying reading the comments you guys have posted and any advice will be appreciative.
    Vickie

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    Hi, Vickie -- welcome from Louisiana! I don't think anyone in this group is doing the BOM. Gus (our group leader) came up with a schedule that mixes easy, moderate, and difficult blocks. The schedule is in the first post of this thread. I've thought about making the blue and white BOM with Stitchin' Heaven, but it seems awfully expensive. On the other hand, by the time you purchase the background fabric and the rest of the fabric, you've probably come close to spending that much and the fabric's chosen for you. You'll find dozens of finished DJ's in the quilt qallery on this form and if you google Dear Jane quilt you'll find loads of them. That'll help you decide if you want to go with the traditional Civil War fabrics, or batiks, or retro, or lots of other choices. As far as deciding on the procedure for making the blocks, I recommend that you get the computer software so you can print out the patterns. The software is an Electric Quilt product, but you don't need Electric Quilt to use it. There are also a number of tutorials on the internet that show the techniques used on the blocks. Take a look at this one: http://www.thatquilt.blogspot.com/

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    Hey Vickie, So glad you are going to do this quilt. Here is another site that has good info and tutorials: http://auntreensquilts.blogspot.com/ Hope you enjoy the journey.

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    Katy, you mentioned the software, is it just patterns or doesnt the book have the patterns in it? I checked out the blogs and am glad you mentioned them, they seem to have lots of tutorials
    Vickie

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    Here are the first two blocks from the book and the paperpiecing patterns from the software. There are no instructions in the book, just the "outline" of the block. I'm not sure I could figure out how to make all the blocks without the software, but you may be fine with just the book.
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    Ok, I do see why the software would be valuable, because I too would not know how to piece together. My next question is where do I find it? Would anyone on here have one they aren't using?
    Vickie

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    I'm pretty sure I purchased mine from Amazon. If you google Dear Jane software, you'll probably find a lot of places where you can compare prices.

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    Hi Vickiec, I'm using just the book. It's 'doable' but I bet it's easier with the software. If I can't figure out a pattern from the book I look here for tips as well as http://thatquilt.blogspot.com/ I use a mixture of paper piecing and applique as well as occassionally measuring and cutting with a ruler. I had been looking at BOMs for a couple of years and thought they looked expensive. I'm using my stash, but mine is not as planned as some of the others are doing (i.e. Civil War fabrics, only blue and white, etc.). Yes, it's addictive. So dive right in!!

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    hi Vickiec,
    i bought the soft ware and to be totally honest... i don't use it!! it doesn't tell you how to put the blocks together, just gives you the patterns for 'pp' or foundation piecing.
    the best thing about it is you can enlarge or reduce the size of the blocks you're wanting to make. the programme confuses me every time i go to use it, as i can never even remember how to even print off a block!!!!
    soooo...
    i would recommend using the book and the 2 sites everyone mentions on here... and have fun!!!
    http://thatquilt.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://auntreensquilts.blogspot.co.u...ique-demo.html
    Jacquie xxxxx

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    I'm back! It felt good to work on this block. Now if I can find a block to applique while I watch Downton Abbey tonight.

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