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

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    Senior Member Cre8tvlwyr's Avatar
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    No postings for a few days ladies!! where are we all?? Well - Cindy is having fun sewing away from home sewNso is almost done, katybob is right on schedule... and I finally completed J-10! YAY took over a week [this will not work if my goal is to hang it at our show September 21 unless it is of 2015!]

    I did only work on J-10 during the evening - but for 2-3 hrs per night almost every night for a week - a lot of reverse sewing in the middle section If I had it to do over - I would still cut the individual pieces - melons and triangles - for the inner section, but I would layer the triangle seamlines directly over the melon seamlines, baste the layers together on the seamlines and back-baste to applique... this is where you carefully pull the basting thread out away from you as you applique to keep everything in line.

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    pics...

    wow - it's really not as messy as it looks at the center point!

    whew - can finally move on!
    Gus

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    Your instructions are so clear and precise.

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    I am here Gus - looking at all the posts and there are some nice blocks ladies. Also good tutorials Gus !! I wrote at number #2175 - I didn't get any replies and I am SAD !!!!! LOL - please write to me !
    We have a little snow here in the UK - and it is so cold. I am hoping to come across the pond soon to see some friends in Texas - and hope to catch some sunshine !
    My final blocks are ready and prepped for hand applique - and hope to finish them soon. Have a nice Sunday !
    DottyD

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    Sorry I ignored you Dotty! Thanks meremer!
    We are getting ready to go to the Moorpark zoo with Steph's birds to put on a show... she has a birds of prey outreach - a 501[c]3 nonprofit. we house five nonreleasable birds at our home [outside of course!] and take them various places for educational purposes. Here are the two screech owls they are only about 8" tall and weigh 150gm! awesome and very loving! ooops that pic is so big!
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    They are beautiful birds Gus - my favourite birds are Barn owls.

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    Beautiful owls and beautiful block, Gus. Dotty, it's warming up quickly in Texas -- my daughter lives in Dallas and I get regular weather reports. I put together J-4, which is probably one of the easiest blocks in the quilt, and had to take it apart because I sewed the center piece in upside down. Apparently I needed a break from Jane, so I'm sewing the binding to a quilt for one of my grandsons whose birthday's coming up.

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    Thanks katybob - ooh that's nice - it has been such a wet cold winter here.
    Our friends live in Grapevine - only half an hour from DFW airport !
    Looking forward to our trip.

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    owls are very very sweet! I took this picture at the office of Steph's pain specialist Thursday. He always wants her to bring one or more of the owls with her because the patients there seem to forget all about the ain they have when she comes in. Owls are tactile - I wouldnt go out and try to pet one out in the wild! But Ryker - our great horned who had a wing caught in barbed wire in Indiana, was able to be pet by my 1yr old DGS the day he arrived. It is as though they sense the fact they were rescued.

    Just a little FYI - I will be using the same method to make this week's blocks as thatquilt.com. Auntreen has only completed LS3 and she appliqued the melons rather than reverse app - havent looked at Jane closely enough to decide which I'll do here!

    Gus

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    ok....realized I didnt do J-11.... ummmm
    should I do it like Jane again??? after J-10!!?? if you look at it carefully it is not appliqued on top - the corners are reverse?? actually the more I look I think it is really tricky - it looks almost as if the upper left and lower right melons are reverse and the others are on top! look at the shadows in the picture and the stitching where I think it is reverse. The center is obviously another piece of background. Well, some info for those who want to be more like Jane than me - today, I think I will pass on this one! I'm appliqueing on top!
    Gus

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    Gus, I didn't realize til I'd finished J-11 that the pattern shows the four outside melons touching the two in the center, but they're clearly separated in the picture of the block. Oh, well, mine's done and they touch and I'd just as soon not redo blocks with melons.

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    I'm making mine like yours katybob - half done! I thought they touched in the picture, but they are on different background pieces, but after doing J-10 her way a shortcut it is once the quilting is on [and a few years have passed], even I won't notice the difference in mine. Dont think it changes the look - she may have done it because of short on big background pieces
    Gus

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    Week 63!
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    These were all relatively simple. Relative to blocks like J-10 that is! I do recommend a little Elmer's to line up the seams in K-2.

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    Great blocks katybob!
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    And here's TR6 - [wk of Sept 2!!]
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    This is a Judie Rothermel fabric - love it!! our LQS just got it in It's a stripe and I will be using it in I-8 as well.
    Gus

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    Love the fabric too, Gus, and your points line up perfectly!

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    Thanks katybob!
    and boy are you ever right about J-4!!! thought I'd take a little break and make something EZ! wow I started it after eating a late lunch after my last post! - so although it isn't scheduled for a few weeks [April 21] here it is:

    I cut a 4" square of background diagonally twice to make the triangles .... the reason for doing it this way is so that you have the diagonal of the triangle on the straight edge so that the square wont stretch, then cut two 1 - 15/16" x 3 1/4" pieces and 1 - 1 15/16" x 7 1/2" piece of my print:
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    ok.... gotta make those two triangles like katybob did for this week - and then onto something difficult again I guess... maybe some housework!
    Gus

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    WOW.. I'm surprised.... both of the other blogs paper-pieced and have the diagonal cuts on the square's edge. If you do this, be sure to starch the heck out of it or at least dont mess with it before you have the sashing on
    Gus

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    Here are my LS3 an LS5 for this week.... I got a little crazy with LS3 actually - I do like it but I need to concentrate more on cleaning my house and not being anal about redrawing these babies! I thought the lower part should be brought down the melon is closer to the bottom so the triangle it sits in is shorter, and the square above it is actually taller than the lowest triangle in that tri - so I adjusted it. I didn't PP - I just measured the pieces on my pattern and made it longer. My square finishes 1 1/4"... if you really really want to do it this way, I will give you measurements if you can't see from the pics - otherwise - follow thatquilt.comName:  DJ LS3a.jpg
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    Gus

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    One more for the day!! I just finished I-8 [week of Jan 20]. as I said above - I used the same fabric as TR-6 - a Judie Rothermel stripe with loads of possibilities!
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    Why is it that people paper piece when measurements are so very simple??? ok - I'm working on BR11 and it is so very simple! measurements are straight forward, so why put yourself in the position of having to tear off all that paper?

    I say that but the tri was scheduled for Nov 11 [of last year ] so much for your fearless leader!! If you haven't done it yet - hold on for some pics later today perhaps. If you insist on PP - go to auntreen at http://auntreensquilts.blogspot.com/...gle-block.html
    it is a little more straightforward
    Gus

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    Ready for some more inspiration ladies???
    a friend of mine just sent this to me -
    http://bunnyhillblog.com/

    a Jane quilted by the Amish! drooooooooool
    Gus

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    I don't remember how I made BR11, but I probably paperpieced it. I'm a devoted paperpiecer, especially when working on 4 1/2" blocks, but I never tear the paper. I didn't like it either til I started using the freezer paper method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Ready for some more inspiration ladies???
    a friend of mine just sent this to me -
    http://bunnyhillblog.com/

    a Jane quilted by the Amish! drooooooooool
    Gus
    That quilt is phenomenal! Both the piecing and the quilting! It makes me even more determined to learn to handquilt!

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    Yep.... re-thinking nixing the handquilting myself!

    Here is BR11 - I did PP the top section - but for the entire bottom-mid section, I measured and put it together in strips. The large squares finish 1 1/4" so are cut at 1 3/4" - the small squares finish a scant 3/8" so are cut 7/8" and sewn with somewhat generous 1/4" seams. all other rectangles are cut accordingly.... red and background cut at 7/8x 1 3/4" etc. lower and upper setting triangles cut 2 1/8" [use the half square triangle formula - finished 'square' size would be 1 1/4" - add 7/8" and so cut 2 1/8"

    again... confused or rather PP - go for it! you will definitely get the same result
    Gus
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    Gus - you are really steaming ahead - lovely blocks and triangles. I paperpieced my BR11 -- I had to look it up as I had done mine last August. It is still VERY quiet on here !!!!
    The hand quilting on the DJ in bunnyhill blog is stunning - I do have to say - it looks wonderful and I know I should hand quilt - but can I ??? ---- it won't look like that !!

    Have a nice Easter weekend.

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    You do the same Dotty
    and you are right ....very quiet! I must clean my house and get prepared to have Easter dinner here [not to mention get taxes done.....ugggghhhh] so I may be quiet for a short time as well - or at least should be

    I dont know if you handquilt Dotty?? I'm actually going to try the Liuxin Newman method [http://www.thimblelady.com/] my friend got her stuff a few days back. I think it will go more quickly than traditional quilting in a hoop.
    we shall see....
    Happy Easter
    Gus

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