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

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    This is the chart I made so it's easier to pick the fabrics for the blocks I want to work on.... The spaces near the top are mostly because I used fabric scraps and had nothing left. There are some spaces near the bottom where I havent quite decided yet. [you will see there are no tris ...ohoh... yes I will do them but I was spending so much time making fabric decisions this is where I decided to start]
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    Here is my J8 [week of March 17] no remarkable changes to the thatquilt.com instruction. They used HST units with one set of background and print fabrics cut at 2 1/4" - which adds up correctly - the finished size of those units is 1 3/8" add 7/8" for the HST measurement and you get 2 1/4" . I didnt pper piece - I simply cut two background squares at 1 1/8" so they would finish 5/8" and cut a long strip 7/8" wide of the print and then used the log cabin method to carefully attach it all the way around the square. Border strips of background, melons and done!
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    My I-6 [week of January 27...and yes, therefore late - but who's checking???] is almost done - I just have to add 2 of the melons.
    If I really do finish for our Fall show - of course, I'll pop back in... I have 123 blocks/tris done - 14 are tris - so 60 squares and 38 tris to go!
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    I decided I should really make a tri again... so back to July 29?? with RS4
    well .... I think I made this a' la' Jane Stickle... sew as you go ... make up the pattern as you go or whatever
    My advice for those who havent tackled it - go to thatquilt.com trace the book pattern and use a paper piecing method. I will post a few pics just so you can get an idea of my thought process... what not to do - it only took an hour and half and looks ok, but not sure worth trying a re-do on. I decided the original looked more "square" at the bottom and the sketch too diamond-like. so I started by aligning my diagonal on the ruler with the straight grain of fabric and the 3" marks to make a print triangle and went from there by adding first background cut at /8" and then print cut at 1 1/2". I cut a 2 1/2" square and then realized the points would be cut off so I chopped it down leaving 1 3/4" of background at the top edges. Really.... simply follow instructions at the other websites...Name:  DJ RS4a.jpg
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    ohh!! i'm glad i'm not alone!! i broke away around the same time as you!! we can pick up together!!!! woohoo!!! good to see you!!
    xxx

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    OK Janiacs... I can't believe it's been almost 11 months since I paused my journey... a new home that needed renovating took wa-a-ay longer than expected and then I just vegged out for the winter holidays. I still have some renovations to finish/touch up. Then I'm selling the home The neighbors here are the worst in the world... I won't go into specifics ... suffice it to say that the bad neighbors bookend me and the police have been called on multiple occasions. Deep breath. So there will be another pause in my journey this summer when I pack up and move back to my previous condo... luckily I'd rented it out instead of selling it. So I don't have a sewing studio after all. But I'm determined to get more of my blocks done, so I'm set up in parts of the kitchen I'd finished up two quilts for my older DGKs when I went there for Christmas. They just loved them. http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t209374.html . I've been doing some small projects as I'd developed a sewing withdrawal. Since I made a mess of the kitchen with those, I decided that the DJ blocks just had to continue. I'll post some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacquie View Post
    ohh!! i'm glad i'm not alone!! i broke away around the same time as you!! we can pick up together!!!! woohoo!!! good to see you!!
    xxx
    Raising hand, hanging head... Me too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    Raising hand, hanging head... Me too...
    Quote Originally Posted by jacquie View Post
    ohh!! i'm glad i'm not alone!! i broke away around the same time as you!! we can pick up together!!!! woohoo!!! good to see you!!
    xxx
    thanks, gals. hope you are working on blocks today LOL
    i was feeling so alone being so far behind. you have bolstered my resolve to move forward.
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    Catching up. I measured and cut each piece, something I haven't done in a long time. Standard size pieces made it possible.
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    from left to right: TR-9, TR-5, TR-2, BR-2
    Tris have never been my favorite. But after doing these four all at once, maybe I'm ok with them now. I need to remember to leave extra fabric on the outside edges, I so often come up just a little short when it's time to trim them to size.

    TR-9 was the trickiest out of these four. I machine pieced most of the block but hand pieced the inset seams (at the right and left of the top two diamonds). They looked so nice!! I was so proud of myself and the extra time I took to do it. Then I went to trim the block and gosh darn if it wasn't too short. ARGH!! So I slapped on the two white side pieces. I'm not re-doing this block. But I hope this will help me to remember to cut all outside pieces a little big.

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    Tip for tris: when I was working on the four tris I went to thatquiltblogspot and noticed a comment she made on one of her tris. Work from the bottom up, adjusting at each level so that the tri remains straight and doesn't go wonky. You all have probably already mentioned that - forgive my bad memory! Anyway, since I feel like my tris always DO go wonky I followed her advice and it made a big difference.

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    Even the first two bottom pieces I joined weren't quite straight. So I used the ruler and penciled in a line so that it was perfectly straight (at least as straight as I can make it). You can see, right by the point of the pencil, the new line. It's only a hair different than the original pattern line. We're talking about 1/16-1/8 of an inch! But this is the line I used to measure as I trimmed as I joined each additional section, working from the bottom of the block up towards the tip.

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    Here, I'm carefully measuring from my new line as I trim the 1/4" after joining the next section.

    I did feel like the block was lined up much nicer after taking the time to do this.
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    Cindy, your blocks are great. thanks for the tip.
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    QuiltnNan, I'm so glad to see your blocks again! I'd forgotten you're making three at once and it doesn't seem that it's been almost a year since we've seen your blocks. And I'm so happy that Jacquie and SheriR are joining in again. I've been a little lonely ! I think Gladys has been busy with other projects, but I know we'll see her beautiful blocks again soon. Cindy, great job as always! I've added borders to more than one triangle and I remember reading that Jane obviously did the same with some of her blocks.

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    D-5 Cathedral Window

    Back to work tomorrow, sigh . . . so this might be that last of my catching up. Maybe I can get another block or two done if I put my mind to it.

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    I really enjoy looking at all of your blocks/tris. They are all so wonderful! Don't feel bad about how behind you are, I'm even further. I tried to do the first couple of weeks, but gave up. I've managed to re-teach myself hand quilting and hand applique (not quite as good as before yet). But I have yet to become friends with my machine again. My goal is to try again this week. Wish me luck! Meanwhile, I continue to look at all of your wonderful blocks. And dream.

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    I was working on B8. After I'd sewn the first center together, I got to thinking... why am I sewing 4 sections together? It doesn't eliminate the Yseams for the outer part. So I just put the center templates together and made a solid template for the star. I love that so much better. [I haven't checked Jane's quilt to see how hers was constructed, though] I think the Yseams came out better without the extra seams.
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    Nancy in western NY
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    Jeanine... good luck.
    Cindy... love that color blue
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    Here are my next two blocks:
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    First a note about I-6 [wk of Jan 27]- I found it to be rather basic applique. Just like B8 Nancy, the center section is actually made of four individual pieces sewn together before they are appliqued. Block number F-9 uses the same principle. The star centers of B8 and I6 are appliqued on top of the background. You join the four sections from the center up to 1/4" from the inner points where it joins the background. Purpose for this?? you ensure integrity of the inner points - less chance of fray and the points will actually turn out more 'pointy.' In F-9, it is the outer sections of background that is divided into four sections. At first you wonder - why?? You can achieve much crisper points by doing so with less chance of fray. There are no real Y-seams in these pieces because they are not 'inset seams'... does this make sense??

    For those who have not yet tackled BR 6 [wk of Dec 2]- I changed it a bit. Notice that Jane's large triangle goes to a point at the top. Both thatquilt and the book pattern have cut it off.

    the points - outer and inner - of the side triangles are 1 3/8" apart:
    1. draw the triangle border on paper-piecing pattern - two straight lines 1/2" wide [remember to add seam allowance when you do the final cut on your fabric!]
    2. starting at the point where your bottom edge is, make a mark every 1 3/8" to indicate the bottoms of the triangles at the base line.
    3. at the top line, mark exactly midway [begin first mark at 11/16" = halfway between 5/8 and 3/4; then continue by measuring 1 3/8" from that mark]

    I simply continued the big triangle upward to a point and the fourth side triangles ended at a perfect spot for me to sew a tiny rectangle of blue across the middle and add to that the template I created for the very top. This is easier to see in the picture. That little arrowhead center I made by sewing a 3/4" strip of blue on either side of a 5/8" strip of background. The center 'white line' is less than 1/8" wide. I joined this piece very carefully by hand a mere 3/16" above the top blue rectangle [this will become a triangle when I applique the arrow top piece template of background fabric over the unit.] Jane's arrowhead is much more delicate than the sketch.
    Hope this all makes sense! [I haven't trimmed it yet because I've misplaced my Jane triangle ruler ]
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    For those of you who haven't started LS1 yet (week of March 3), check out Aunt Reen's website. Look, Ma, no Y seams!
    http://auntreensquilts.blogspot.com/...1_archive.html
    If the link doesn't work, it's in her Sept. 1, 2012 blog.

    Gus, I remember the top of BR6 was tricky and mine looks pretty wonky even though when I lay a ruler on it, it's straight. I confess that this is one of the blocks that I decided what's done is done!

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    So Gus, can you explain the difference between applique and reverse applique? I've used both and don't really have anything against reverse, although people have asked me (with nose turned up in fear/disgust!) why I would use reverse. I do remember using it with a pattern and being able to center the outside over a motif on the center fabric. I do remember being worried that the outside fabric would fray, especially along tight curves etc. So is there a particular reason/benefit to using one over the other?

    Great blocks, Nancy and Gus. Maybe we can all get moving along now!

    Oh Gus, BTW, if you're going to attempt to finish by your quild's show, how have you thought about quilting DJ?

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    OOOOOHHHH Cindy! you've asked me that very most dreaded question..... I really really believe that Janey deserves hand quilting. Having said that, some of the most striking quilting I've ever seen on her was done by machine. Taking a handquilting class [3hrs only] on the evening of March 13 from Andi Perejda who is supposed to be real good [perhaps I should pass Janey on to her?] I dont pretend to ever be a master at either quilting process but want this quilt to be made totally by me. so the decision continues! I have toyed with the idea of simply quilting in the ditch [by hand] and adding more intricate quilting after the show. Maybe even that amount of quilting by hand will take too long. So I've put off the decision until I find out how much I have done close to showtime.... maybe I will simply hang the top?

    Your other reverse vs regular applique... dont have an official answer [except to have those people put their noses elsewhere ...] Sometimes you adjust the way you do it to add dimension/depth. If you needleturn without the use of spray starching your applique piece on the background you get a rounder edge so a diamond puffs on the background. Starch use will give it a stiffer look on top, then reverse over a diamond background will not have as puffy an appearance.

    I took a course from David Taylor once - if you ever have the chance it is a must! He first teaches appliqueing the "yin and yang" he despises inner curve and points. So he teaches that for every 'outer/convex curve' there is a matching 'inner/concave curve' When you mark where the curves change and clip carefully there, you can avoid the inner curves which are much more likely to fray. He made us look carefully at the yin and yang symbol - for every outer curve there is a matching opposing inner curve. So we started our class with two pieces of fabric - red and black. He had us trace the yin and yang - mark the intersection at the middle and then turn under just the convex outer curves, appliqueing them 'on top' of the other part. When you reached the middle, the bottom fabric became the top and you continued your applique - once more from the top, not reverse, so you were handling an outer curve. This method allows you to get the most pointy narrow points at the end because you only have to turn under one side of each color to the middle of the entire unit. With outer points, getting that tip is tricky.

    I dont know if this helps??? I decide when I look at the block Jane made and try to duplicate her method - I'm positive I'm not always right!
    Gus
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    Here are the latest additions to my DJ.
    J11, J13, L10, LS2, LS3, LS6. More to follow on next post.
    I am beginning to get really excited now with one more block - six tri's and one more corner kite to do!!!
    Just going to my local quilt group this evening - so no sewing for me tonight.
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    Here is the rest LS13, M3, M6, RS2, RS13.
    Have a good evening.
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    Wow, Dotty, those are terrific blocks -- and you're so close! M3 looks like it's going to be difficult, although Gus has it listed on the schedule as a beginner's block. Was it?

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    Nope... M3 = red = danger advanced. I went back to the first page. I got the difficulty ranking from Brenda's software.

    Dotty - they are so fantastic!! and I'm really glad to see so many of us posting again
    Gus

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    Oops, you're right, Gus! I must have been looking at M1 on the schedule.

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    Just finished I-11. I appliqued the diamonds to the individual squares last night and added the center square sections [a 2 1/2" square of background cut diagonally twice] this morning. Before adding the background triangles to the center, I squared the four blocks by placing the diagonal of my ruler over the center corners of the diamond and lining the inner corner up with the 1" mark. I then cut the diamond blocks 2 3/4" [so that the unfinished DJ bock would measure 5" when I put them together]. Next, I cut off the inner corners so that it would be easier to line up with the background triangles. I lined up the diagonal line on my ruler with the bottom edge of the block and the other edge with the dot by the "1" - 3/4"mark on the top edge. I took a picture so you can see... but BEWARE ... do as I say, not as I did.... you will see I cut the one on the right the wrong direction, so cut parallel to the diamond... ahem... and I was so proud of the way I had sewn on the diamonds! Sometimes God reminds you gently you are not perfect - and sometimes you are hit with a 2x4!
    I was able to match the corner of the fabric rather than have to sew a whole new diamond section... thanks to that little white line in the pattern.
    keep up the sewing gals! maybe we can catch up with Dotty
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    wow that white looks bright! It actually has a little print in it
    should have corrected brightness
    Gus

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