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

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    Masterpieces under fermentation!! I LOVE it I will share it with my California quilty friends

    I just finished my new favorite block last night - F11 [gonna check thatquilt and auntreen to see if I did anything different... Reen didnt make it yet... thatquilt used lots of freezer paper. I did paper piece the eight wedges, but in order to be sure I had the stripes straight, I made a pattern for that triangle and fussy cut them prior to paper piecing. I traced the curved wedges on the print wedges, placed a piece of white behind them and reverse apliqued. The corner curves I transferred the curved pattern to both the print and 4 - 2" white squares - appliqued the print onto the white and then reverse appliqued to the corners and trimmed down.
    Enjoy
    happy sewing - another beautiful day in CA - gonna get two of my GS now
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    Good job Gus. Love this block. Gladys, you have been busy finishing up those MUFs.

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    WOW!!! It's look so great! And it shows hard! Ayyyyyyy .... what awaits me! Hahaha!!!MUF is not a term created by me. I only adhered to the idea of Kelly's blog Charmen Chatter (http://cottoncharmquilts.typepad.com/) in January 2011. There she explained that it considers that everything that we have unfinished, are masterpieces in fermentation until the day that we find you the "spin" that was needed give terminated.
    A big hug!

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    Hello, Trisha!
    Yes! I have been busy with my MUF's! But ... When formerly finished at least 10 that I decided the 1 January... faster... I'll be back playing with my DJ!A big hug!

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    Oh my gosh! I am soooooo far behind it isn't funny! I'm trying to finish a quilt for my friend....a birthday gift which is Dec 24th. It's last years gift, so yes, I'm behind in that too. I'm itching to do more of my DJ so I may pick it up again this weekend. The blocks shown are all so wonderful!
    Maureen

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    D-2 Mouse In A Mirror This guy was a little trickier than I thought it would be! But a fun, little block.

    Gus, thanks for your thoughtful comments regarding quilting DJ. I'm kind of leaning towards it deserves to be hand quilted. On the other hand, I don't want it to be an unfinished project for years to come. I recently had an applique quilt machine quilted by a long-armer and it is absolutely beautiful!! She did an amazing job. I have a Tennessee Waltz top that I'm going to hand quilt with silk batting and am anxious to see how it looks. Maybe that will be an option for DJ. Silk batting is so much easier on my hands and at the rate I go, I don't have to buy batting that often (important, since silk batt is so expensive.)

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    cindy, i love the fabric in that block... it gives the block depth and motion. nicely done.
    Nancy in western NY
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    I am working on B5, and almost done. BUT, it only measures 4.5 unfinished and her ruler says it should be 5inches unfinished. Advise please!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    I am working on B5, and almost done. BUT, it only measures 4.5 unfinished and her ruler says it should be 5inches unfinished. Advise please!!
    Dakotamaid, for a lot of the ones that I've come up short on I've just added another border on all four sides. For B5, however, since the last for steps are outer borders (and of the background color) maybe you could reverse sew (take out) those four seams and add larger borders, then trim down to correct size. Good luck!

    Thank you, Nancy (my fabric on D2).

    Starting to sleet a little here, hope I get snowed in for a day and can spend it quilting.

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    That is what I ended up doing. Another question (may have been covered earlier.) When I print out the patterns from the DJ CD, do I keep "Brenda"s Block or the 4.5 size? If that is so than I need to adjust my seam allowance to less than a quarter. Right?
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    I have the software on my other computer that I cant get online anymore, hence, I haven't printed out anything either because the printer is wireless.... ohhhhh... too long to explain! I think Brenda's size is 5" unfinished 4.5" finished. I would not change the standard on the program except when you make the triangles which have to be changed to 5" x 8" - this is the "finished size" for the triangles. Note that the unfinished size of the triangles is over 5 1/2" at the base.

    I hope this answers the question?? My suggestion is to print one out and make sure that the finished size of the blocks [without the seam allowance] is 4.5"
    Gus

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    I am using the standard (Brenda's) and it came out to 4.5 unfinished. I took another look at my seams and they aren't really a scant quarter so am adding to the outside edge on this one (B5) and being really careful on the next and see what happens.

    Also, after struggling half the day on the diamonds on this B5 I gave up and fused and am going to applique by machine. I tried reverse applique just for practice and didn't do that any better. I'll continue to practice and see how it goes!!

    Part of my struggle with those tiny applique might be the loss of feeling in the tips of my right hand due to carpal tunnel. Maybe.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    More catching up. I was able to get more done this week than I thought I would.
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Size:  556.4 KBD-9 Uncle Richard. I just barely had enough of this blue to finish the block. I've never come that close to running out of a fabric on any DJ block. A little scary. LOL

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Size:  602.4 KBRS-11 I put the two long sides on one step too late, and in the wrong color (should be background color.) But I actually like the way it looks so I'm leaving it.

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    Cindy - I absolutely love the triangle! First I thought - wow, thought I had made that number a long time ago but didnt recognize it ....like yours better
    As for Uncle Richard... yep I've come two threads of fabric short a few times and just fudged it!! I have used a single charm square in about 3-4 of my blocks. Then you really need to be careful!

    I'm hoping to 'catch up' to my wacky schedule I made up for all of us before life got going....
    So first let me post my latest finished block I12 [week of Feb 3 on schedule]
    I laid down a needle and thread on that block because I wanted to share with you something I frequently do when fine points come together in a block. I make a 'bar tack' at the corner. This is 2-4 small straight stitches pulling the corners together.... a little shorter than what you would do at the top of a buttonhole. It gets rid of imperfections and makes the point look crisper.
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    I started to make triangle BR9 - scheduled for the week starting tomorrow. I am paper-piecing and appliqueing. Thatquilt.com states that you have to reverse or make a mirror image to complete this block. However - you don't really have to unless the order in which the two print pieces overlap to make the "v" is important to you. Unless I miss something else [please let me know.] The other caution I do want to pass along is that you leave enough of the print fabric to extend beyond your seamline - continue those curves! When you applique the background on top of the print, you will end up with a beautiful fine point once the sashing is attached. Now - I just made a picture of the coloring paper foundation pattern I will be sewing on. I'm doing the paper piecing this morning and finishing the hand sewing tonight. [along with the corners of H2-wk of Nov 25 and J1 -week of March 10]
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    E-3 Paddle Wheel

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    I'm gonna try to work on BR10 scheduled for this coming week as well. For those of you wanting to start this one, I dont believe it needs to be reversed - no mirror image necessary unless it bothers you to have that tiny top seam going a different direction from Jane. The top fabrics are still the same. I will put some 'y-seams' in mine. thatquilt cut the center diamonds in half to be able to paper piece the entire triangle. I think Jane used only one piece of background fabric to border each side of those middle print diamonds... the "L" and "backwards L" shapes. I attached a picture of my paper-piece pattern. [We'll see how it works!]
    Gus
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    Hello everyone!
    Great and beautiful all blocks! Congrats!
    Gus ... in 13 Months of Jane - with Aunt Reen blog there is a great tutorial for BR-10, this is the link: http://auntreensquilts.blogspot.com....gle-block.htmlLuck with him!
    Have all a beautiful Sunday and best week!
    A big hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GV09 View Post
    Hello everyone!
    Great and beautiful all blocks! Congrats!
    Gus ... in 13 Months of Jane - with Aunt Reen blog there is a great tutorial for BR-10, this is the link: http://auntreensquilts.blogspot.com....gle-block.htmlLuck with him!
    Have all a beautiful Sunday and best week!
    A big hug!
    wow, yes Gladys, i just looked at that tutorial for BR-10 and it looks a lot better that way!! thank you!!
    these websites are 'worth their weight in gold'!!
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    Wow Gladys - your MUF's are wonderful ! You have been busy and I can see why your DJ has been left for a while !! Great to see you back and also to see everyone's blocks.
    Have a lovely Sunday !

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    Gladys - I had looked at both tutorials for BR10 and they are similar. The thing that I didnt like was the fact they both cut the diamonds in half resulting in an extra seam which breaks up that piece of fabric. If it doesn't bother the person making it - it certainly is simpler! But I wanted to keep the diamonds intact.

    I did the paper-piecing parts for BR 9 & 10 but still need to sew them together.... maybe I will take pictures of my 'progress' in a couple of minutes.

    I finished H2 [wk of Nov 25] and J1 [wk of March 10] this morning:
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    I noticed - still need to wet the marking pen off H2 triangles so I dont press it in!

    J1 is straight applique - easier when you trim down a bit smaller than a 1/4" seam allowance... think I use between 1/8 and 3/16"

    H2 - I paper pieced the three rows of triangles and sewed them together. I trimmed the triangle center such that I had an exact 1/4" seam allowance around all sides. Then I cut the border pieces leaving close to 1/2" on the outside edge, but making sure that the inner seam allowance was exactly 1/4". I carefully sewed each inner border to the proper sides of the center piece - starting and stopping exactly 1/4" from the ends. I sewed the diagonals by hand -
    TIP - when you have a mitered border around a small block [any size actually] - best approach is to press - not iron - the square down. smooth the corners and finger press the true diagonal/miter corner in. Hand stitch [applique] the corners without the triangles. Mark the other mitered corners for triangle placement and cut your triangles. Start by hand stitching from the outer corner of the block to the marking of the top of the triangle, finger press in that top point of your applique piece, pick it up with your needle and tack that baby down put a pin at the next corner as you go down that side, make the next point and continue around.
    I thought it was a fun block - and since I had ordered the similar fabric from Brenda, I really liked the way it turned out. [Like the paddle block too Cindy!]
    happy Sunday sewing!!
    Gus

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    So....shortly after I posted the last post I went back to take a picture of BR10 paper pieced:
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Size:  90.9 KByou can see the 'diamonds' are one piece and I do have two "Y-seams" as a result. This was the stage at 10:44am... it is now 12:03 [took me about 12 min to take pictures and upload them and I had to help my DD with something for a few min] It took about 30 min to trace paper pieces, cut fabric and sew last night to get it to this stage.... Now I'm done! If you cut [more critical than the other steps I always think] carefully - the Y-seam can be done by machine and is not hard. I started with the top two sections and placed a pin exactly where the seams should connect. First pin goes straight into the intersection, jiggle it a little, hold tight and put another pin in the seamline itself until you sew it. [I usually leave the straight standing pin in til last minute as well]
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    You can see the seam is pretty straight. Name:  DJ BR10e.jpg
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    I added the third piece down the same way. Next for a piece which has a "Y" ....start at the point 1/4" from the corner of the Y....once again be sure you line your seams. Sew to the end, clip your corner and then sew the small side of the Y [use a wider stitch if you are unsure of yourself and open it after you sew to make sure it lies flat. if not, readjust and do it over. If its good to go - sew over it once more.]Name:  DJ BR10f.jpg
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    cant find my triangle ruler, so it's not trimmed. But it lies flat and its done!!
    Gus

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    Hi, Jacquie!
    Yes, it's a great blog! Your Tutorial are so clear to me too!
    A big hug!

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    Hello DottyD!
    Thank you very much! I'm so very glad today! It's my birthday - number 48 - and I've only celebrated since I woke up! I love birthday! Hahaha!Yes, I am getting this old work to practice what they could not do: quilting!
    It was a way to go before finishing blocks DJ.
    I hope to return soon after our family vacation!
    A big hug to you!

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    Gus ... It's wonderful! I like so much! Thanks for the photos!
    And H2 y J1 are so beautiful! Congrats!
    A big hug!

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    So I looked online for a happy birthday message in Spanish and found this: it's not in Spanish however it is funny so enjoy! oh dear the link is long and dont know if it works???
    Gus
    http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/...1ahbbjh0&&tt=b

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