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

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    WOW!! Ladies ... very great blocks! I like all!
    And I like the photo I-10, Gus!
    The block quilting can be seen perfectly! That is one of the issues that brings me sleep when I think of DJ!
    Thanks for sharing it! And if you can get more, could make a gallery on Picasa so that all can access! I would love to! Lol!
    I am quilting "My hearts", but everything has complicated... I hope to finish it soon, so just subtract 2 more to DJ!
    A big hug to everyone!

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    Having not ever had the opportunity to go to the Bennington [or anywhere else in Vermont for that matter!] I really dont know what their regulations are about photos. I know there are some online - I also know the person who took this one has a great camera and didn't use a flash - a definite no-no. But I dont know her at all - she is 'three persons removed' so it is up to her if she wants to share. I saw only a few pics on retreat, I know they all exist. I would love to have them as I am sure we all would. I have thrown the question out there but it has to go through a couple of people before I know the response. I will not post anything without permission [having said that, I guess I did post the one] The attorney in me[and the rest of the ethical me] says I have to ask.

    ....now on to actually working on Jane!

    katybob - love the blocks! especially BR10 - it looks like a fresh flower
    are you totally up to date?? ....

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    Thanks, Gus. I think these three are far from my best attempts, but after putting together the Civil War DJ, I've learned that the mistakes really don't show as much as you think they will. I am up to date and a little ahead of the schedule. Can't help it -- although I'm now retired and only work part-time in the spring, I've worked with deadlines most of my life and can't seem to quit!

    I agree with Gladys on the pictures of the original quilt. It's so helpful to see how Jane quilted her blocks. That's one of my issues, too. I hope you're able to get permission to post at least a few of them.

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    OK so I started to work on I-10 tonight.... I think my brain has left the building... what was I thinking? First I changed my mind on the fabric after seeing Jane's. I had originally picked out a real flowery overall purple fabric - kind of lilac. I will use it elsewhere. I decided I wanted to use some kind of larger print with some olive or brown in it and I did have one large square of this. Then I just cut some 1 1/2" strips of that and the background and put together four mid sections. I machine sewed these along with 2 1/2" square of background, which I sewed to one side. I then cut a 1 3/8" square of background and made a template for the four "arrow" points. The hole left by the arrow I cut out of paper I used to audition my print fabric. I hand sewed the flat bases around the small square and what I ended up with is what you see here.... now to continue or not??? The problem is, I thought I could simply applique the unit on top of the background I created. The pattern is transferred to the points... one problem. When you have that funky center seam in the background corners, you can create a much much sharper point. If you applique the point you can never get that sharp because the fabric seams will fray... hmmm. [to be continued after I sleep!]Name:  DJ I10a.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
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    (Deleted some.) If you only have the scraps and can't get more, you make do and I guess that is what Jane did - and she did it quite well!!


    Gus
    That is what I was thinking, Gus. Look at the left side, white piece to the left of the square - it's pieced. As for me I'm just happy I got this block done. I reverse sewed EVERY side! ROFL Kind of like when you finish buttoning your coat and realize you were 'off' by one buttonhole. Thanks for posting that picture, because it is so hard to see detail from the book.
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    Thanks for showing that Cindy! not only is the block WOW perfect - great job!!!
    you helped me make up my mind about what to do with mine... you may notice I only sewed those background 2 1/2" squares to one side [the other side is only pinned in place] I'm going to attach background to the other sides of the middle so that I can recapture that diagonal miter seam - the points are so much better looking, secure, and easier to make!
    Gus

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    Gus and Cindy, I ended up doing sort of a hybrid of both of yours. I appliqued the triangles and tucked the ends into the diagonal seams. The wobbly center is still somewhat of a problem, but hopefully that'll "quilt out".

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    ... I hear ladies and I fear for my life! Hahaha!
    It seems basic Chinese to my ears at this time I'm not immersed in DJ!
    But I'm that "evil child of I-10" when the time comes!
    For now... today only I show them some pictures of my day to steal the smile! I'm testing my other birthday gift, a new camera!
    A big hug!
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    everyone's blocks are beautiful. i'm trying to get my 2nd jane done. 3 kites to go, and a couple tri's to sew the applique on. i did RS10, RS6, and darn, didn't put the number on the other one. the RS one with the circle in the middle and 3 tri's on the top.
    did i ever share my orginal jane pictures with you that i took a couple years ago? would you like to see them. not individual pic's but sections. and my camera got them real clear.

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    OOhh yes please sewNso - would love to see them !

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    I'd love to see them, too, sewNso!

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    okay, i'll try a few and see if it works.Name:  560.jpg
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Size:  1.60 MBlooks a little big, let me work with it.

    anyone have any suggestions of how to show you these pic's without uploading each one? i am really not that good at this.
    the orginal was in mint condition. it had never been used. there were only about 3 discoloration/age darkening spots on it.
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    F8, H11 and I10 look like they're made out of the same fabric!
    Also when I post my G8 in a while [gotta take those pictures!] you can see it looks like a clear repro of her F-7....awesome! thanks sewNso

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    Wow!! last post was mine... so I can show you exactly what I mean by my G8 fabric looking like Jane's!
    Here are blocks H5 [wk of Dec 16] and G8 [wk of Oct 14.....really???] I paper pieced the top and bottom triangles that contain four pieces and then simply measured the rest. G8 I used EPP. I did have to do just a little reverse sewing to one of the corners and setting triangles because when I thought I was done a few days ago and put my Jane square on top to trim it, I realized I would be chopping off a couple of points, so I removed a corner square and setting triangle to 'readjust' it.
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    now... for the continuing saga of I-10!

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    OK... so I reverse-sewed EVERYTHING!!! and very carefully too, because I had only a 10" square of this print and I had fussy cut every point and square so it would have some green... the majority of the print was a large red flower. I had to wash out all blue fabric marker, dry and press...
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Size:  100.8 KBI guess I shouldnt have said "everything" because as you see I kept those outer sections containing the print squares intact. I traced the block from the book, cut out an 'under section' and marked the top edge of the square and cut a little window there so that I could line up each section evenly. I wanted a little more space above the little squares, so my mark is not in the same spot as the book, but I think a little closer to Jane's perhaps. I will have a little background at the outer edge as well - just not a lot.

    I used fabric marker to mark all sewing lines at the upper/inner edges of those under sections and carefully trimmed exactly 1/4" from the edge. Meanwhile, I also carefully traced the center square directly onto the wrong side of my fabric and sewed the points on, starting and stopping exactly at the corners of the square.Name:  DJ I10e.jpg
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    OOOPs - so sorry thought I had taken a picture of the markings on the under sections and cuts - but I think you can get enough from all other photos to know what I mean...
    I next started to machine sew the individual short sections. I also noticed that it really is difficult to get precisely into the corners and the final miters coming out of the points toward the corners of the block. I will sew these by hand later. Here is what I've done so far... I do think it will work! It is a kind of 'faux-thatquilt.com'Name:  DJ I10f.jpg
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    You can see I pointed the seam ripper to show my inner corner is not quite finished! But it looks like the finished product will lie flat and I even think it has a bit of the same 'flavor' as Jane's.

    The blocks assigned for this week on the schedule are BRC - our first kite! and LS1. I checked out both the thatquilt.com and Aunt Reen sites. Their instructions are similar. I do intend to applique the melon flower and reverse applique the small one on the kite - the embroidered info will have to wait until Jane is done [should have been as diligent as Gladys about keeping my piece info!] As for LS1, I will definitely paperpiece. One of the sites did not have the Y-seam - I think I will avoid it as well. Hope to have something more to show in the next day or so!
    Gus

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    OK...just trimmed I-10 ...done!
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    Ta da! Perfect!

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    gus, saw your posts last nite about sewing just up to the corner, stopping, checking to make sure it was going to line up. So when i sat my lst kite today, your demo was in the back of my mind. i basted to the last tri to 1/4 in of the corner, it lined up, so i sewed it. the right side , i basted the last tri to within 1" of the corner and i needed to adjust the ease just a little, so, did, then sewed the last tri and kite right up to the corner. thx for the demo. can't believe it worked out the lst time without having to 'unsew' it.Name:  SANY0414.JPG
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Size:  1.07 MBthe seam doesn't look straight along the right side of the kite, but it is. the quilt was hanging, and i just pulled the bottom edge over to the ping pong table and laid just the corner out to photo it. thx gus.

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    Gus, your dedication is inspiring! The block turned out beautifully!
    SewNso - very nice! And thank you for posting the pictures.
    Katybob, beautiful, as always!
    Gladys, I want to hear your water feature as I sit and sew.

    We are expecting snow - yeah!! - I hope I get snowed in and can work on DJ.

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    the plain tri just to the left of BRR kite was pieced with about 6 small pieces. a cousin was visiting from kansas a couple years ago, and tucked some of her scraps into a scrap box of mine. i just had to include some of her scraps in jane2. and i am a very 'thrifty' sewer anyway.
    in fact cousin donna quilts and works in a quilt store in witchita, and teaches classes and LA's there. anyone from witchita here?

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    Nope - never been to Witchita gonna rain here tomorrow - wish we had snow once in a while.... it certainly has been cold enough this winter - been in the mid to upper 20s at night a couple dozen times. It would be nice to have some 'white' to show for it! I mostly do love the weather here although the extreme heat is not for me.

    Glad to see we are sewing a little more! Thx sewNso and Cindy had our minigroup meeting last night and they helped me decide what fabrics to use for my sashing [going to use one that one of them picked out for me last year]. I was wavering between a solid high quality muslin and a reproduction era small print tone on tone off-white/goldish and we decided on the print. Also went to my LQS, Cotton & Chocolate in Thousand Oaks - if any of you ever get out this way, you've got to check it out! The store had made their own 'candy bars' [half a jelly roll - 20 WOF strips] and used Civ War for some of them - YAY - I think I may just have what I need to finish. Found a perfect fabric for this week's corner kite, BRC. I'm glad I hadn't started with the yellow I had picked out. I'm going to use pink in all four corners for continuity and use the same background for them. In fact I decided to use that background for all scallops as well [provided I remember where I got it from...no markings ... and I can get more]
    I'll take a pic of the sashing fabric when I complete the kite.
    Meanwhile, here is triangle RS3 [wk of Nov 25] .... if anyone is counting.... I am 13 tris and 7 blocks behind [but I have made 11 ahead of schedule ...still behind on the average!! and still hoping to be done ahead of schedule]
    I posted two pics - one to show you that you can't make the top straight using two pieces at the top like thatquilt.com without tweaking the angle a bit, or you will end up with a sad looking Christmas tree silhouette rather than a triangle. I paper pieced most of it, save for the top diamond which I appliqued, as well as the top 1/2" or so of the bottom triangle. I did carefully cut that bottom triangle out adding exactly 1/4" seam, lined it up with the 1/4" seam line of the paper-pieced triangle section and stitch from 1/2" down from top to the bottom. I then flattened the whole thing right side down on the table gently without stretching to make sure I wasn't tweaking the opposite side of my large triangle, placed in one pin, held with my thumb and finger so that I could keep everything in place to sew down the other side... it is flat
    nothing like giving a tip three months + later...
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    man!... back to writing long articles instead of short postings.... glad you like some of it or I will have to train my brain/hands to shut up
    Gus

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    I haven't quite gotten to LS1 and BRC yet....but intend to do so tonight!!! I also looked at both Aunt Reen [http://auntreensquilts.blogspot.com/..._archive.html] and thatquilt.com's approach [http://thatquilt.blogspot.com/2010/05/ls-1.html] - I have decided to go with thatquilt's exactly. If you use their approach, the one thing to note is that the large piece is appliqued once the rest is pieced together [paper pieced]. The center white 'horseshoe' is one piece and extends upwards so it is easier to attach to the top section minus the piece to be appliqued. I'm not going to repeat the instructions, just thought I would clarify this a little for those who may question it.
    See you tomorrow!! [I hope with something to show!]
    Gus

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    3 kites sewn in. TLC to make and set. must have made TRC's outer star 3 times and still wasn't satisfied. got all done the last time, and said to myself, 'now that looks nice'. put it close to the main piece, and i had used the wrong pink. would you think i had something on my mind today?

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    Name:  Kite-Bottom Right Corner.jpg
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Size:  483.5 KBMy first kite, Bottom Right Corner. It looks plain. I didn't trim the bottom because I plan on having the scalloped edges and don't know if I'll have enough fabric already, or if I'd want to piece that on anyway. I was a little nervous trimming this without a special ruler.
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Size:  638.4 KBMy stack of completed blocks and tris! I've NEVER laid them out to look at them all together. (I did put many of them out when I was starting to think about sashing fabric.)

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    i love looking at all of your wonderfully done blocks. congrats on your progress. i'm afraid i'm just not going to be able to catch up. my move was going to be late august, but it looks like it will be the end of may instead. i'm happy about that, but have to turn to and get this house sparkling to sell and pack. and i still have to make a quilt for my sister's wedding in june. sigh...

    well, here are B5, B6, and A12. none of them was easy, but that A12 was especially difficult for me. you'll have to use the gallop by method for looking at that one
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