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

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    Yankeegirl, I'm so glad you're starting your DJ. Be prepared to learn a lot and we're here to help. Have you decided on fabric yet? Civil War? Batiks? 20's or 30's? The choices are endless.

    Here's week 69. These were all fun to make.

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    Yankeegirl, over the course of our journey, we have found that the drawings in the book are sometimes different from the original Jane and we have come up with ways to make them look more like the original. If you have the software ...ahem.... some of the original patterns are actual hiding in the variations. [an advantage to you for hooking up with us late!] ***** Very Good to know I get to learn from all of your discoveries. Also katybob, I have not decided on fabric yet. I inherited a stash from my sister who passed away in January and I would like to use as much of that as possible so I will probably do a variety but try and stay in the same color families as the original. *****
    Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun - yeah we all shine on.

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    Well I am on the last row of the triangles to be done. My DJ is if any of you remember, it has been so long since I posted,is completely of scraps. I think it has turned out so beautiful. I hope I can get a friend of mine to help me post pics next week. Jo
    Landscape quilts and needle turn applique favs.Antlers,Ok

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    Jolo - I remembered your screen name, but couldnt 'picture' anything you may have posted, so I briefly went to your 'forum posts' listing .... you have been one busy woman!! and I gotta say, I thought for some reason you were a very very young spring chicken!! you know how you envision what people you 'talk to' online might look like Never did find any pictures though
    Gus

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    Hello everyone!
    I hope that we all are very good and are enjoying a beautiful day!
    I am very happy, because I finished a new MUF (Masterpieces Under Fermentation) which is the number 9 of this year where I wanted to finish old projects.
    I published it in this thread: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...ml#post6056275
    I hope this weekend to do my 4 blocks of the Dear Jane to share with all of you!
    I wish you a beautiful weekend!
    A big hug to each one!

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    Hello everyone............. I have been admiring everyone's work and the Dear Jane blocks........ I just love this quilt and for sometime I have wanted to do this quilt............. well I took the plunge and have ordered the book. Now I just have to sit and admire all your blocks till my book comes...... wish I would have sent for the book sooner so I could have done my blocks with all of you. Great work and I will come here for advice when I start the quilt......... Beautiful Work everyone.

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    Katybob, love your blocks (as always!) espcially that white with green stripe. The perfect block for that!!

    Here is my RS-7. Don't look too closely! I ordered the Affairs of the Heart book (Monica's avatar) but am rethinking that after struggling through this block. Does anyone subscribe to Quilter's Newsletter? I like the 'Flower Power' series they have been running. Maybe that is more my speed. Still thinking about the next project . . .

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    OK, that is obviously NOT Flower Power. It is Hank and Lola napping after a long walk. I can't get the scan of Flower Power to upload. I'll try again next time.

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    Cindy, your RS-7 is MUCH better than mine! Although there's some improvement, my needleturn skills still suck, so I'm more inclined to start a Sylvia's Bridal Sampler than the Affairs of the Heart. It's a little more "Jane-like". I've learned to tolerate needleturn applique, but a Baltimore Album Quilt is definitely not in my future. By the way, I was having a senior moment and couldn't remember the name of the Baltimore quilt, so I googled hand applique quilts and couldn't believe how many wonderful photographs and tutorials I found.

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    Hello Ladies!
    Very nice blocks to all!
    I see that they are seeking projects for the term of the Dear Jane!
    As already said it first Dear Jane, I must finish then Afair of the Hearts (super late), finish my Baltimore in progress, all my old projects... and on my list are the Dear Hanna (I have the soft), Sylvia Bridal Sampler, Nearly Insanne and so many more that I've lost count! Lol! : (
    Should also learn many techniques that I do not know as Bargello, Storm at the Sea, Lonely Star, Hunter Star and thousands more!
    I think to not reach me life for so many wishes! Hahaha! : Rolleyes:
    Have a beautiful day!
    A hug!

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    Which Baltimore quilt are you thinking about??
    Cindy - block came out really nice as for the flower power [love the dogs!!] I have the newsletter & was also thinking about it - it resembles the style of Piece O'Cake designs and some of Sue Nickel's work, don't you think?? I have to tell you it is certainly no easier than Affairs of the Heart if you decide to needleturn! there are some halfsquare triangles and other piecing, but the flowers have some nasty inner corners for turning [my least favorite!]

    An Inner V needleturn....What you need to do with those nasty things is make one sharp precise cut directly into the corner - I do it one thread out. Make your needleturn stitches closer together when you approach the corner "V" then take a stitch going down into your background exactly at the V and come back up somewhat visible a couple of threads beyond the edge of your applique fabric. Whip the thread around the applique and draw it gently up where you came through before. Next tack it down to your background with one more careful stitch and continue up the other side starting with stitches closer together. [I took the opp for a quick needleturn instruction - which I hope makes sense - to lure you into AOTH !!! I need some company when I go back to it LOL!!]
    Monica

    btw - I will more than likely start Sylvia at the same time I go back to AOTH [with my emphasis on finishing the latter]

    OH... I now have a name for my DJ.... "Not Quite Jane!" as a result of two oooops - I realized that LS1 had the wrong base. Was still thinking about unsewing and putting the print in before I made the next booboo. Its not quite finished so no pics yet. I was doing the hand applique on TR13 and RS4 night before last. Yesterday morning [when I was supposed to be doing some housework] I PP'd the tops....using the opposite fabric combinations.... ahem....
    Well, I decided rather than redo, I will make it fit!

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    Gus... that I am making is "Flowers for my garden" pattern by Lori Smith. I'm only missing 3 blocks, I accompany an old photo which is missing a block.
    I also forgot to mention the "Florabunda" Erin Russek pattern, that I just did 5 blocks, I need much yet, will also photo.
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    Gus, I'm not thinking about any particular Baltimore Album quilt -- there's no way I'm going to make one! Here's the history and some examples:
    https://www.antiquesjournal.com/page...08/quilts.html

    Oh, my goodness, Gladys! Those blocks are amazing! You are so talented!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    ...Oh, my goodness, Gladys! Those blocks are amazing! You are so talented!
    Thank you very much, katybob!
    And I apologize to you and Gus, by having intruded in your talk! I thought I asked to me by the Baltimore and why got photos of my work without end!
    And thanks a lot for the link! They are amazing!
    A big hug!

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    So you have spurred me on to remind Jane I love her. PLUS, don't laugh.... I've signed up for a Batik Jane BOM with a QS here in Texas, Fabric Fanitics. I just got my first blocks A1-A10. My biggest disappointment was they didn't tell me what fabric to use on which block. (I even called to ask them. LOL) I've been trying to decide for days.... In that time I decided I must sew AT LEAST one of my Classic Jane's for each batik I do. Here are my two. Classic- B6 (now you know how far behind I am) and my first batik block A1.
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    Sheri - you're funny! I have seen others make two at once, so maybe this will work. And if all your blocks look this good it will be worth the wait!

    Gladys - your blocks are beautiful and you never intrude - all conversations welcome others
    Have a Happy Mother's Day ladies .....Gladys - you had yours in the fall September or October I think?? But have a great 'Northern Hemisphere' Mother's Day. Having said that, we had a painter here from Mexico and he said it is always May 10 there....happy happy!

    Gus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    ... Gladys - your blocks are beautiful and you never intrude - all conversations welcome others
    Have a Happy Mother's Day ladies .....Gladys - you had yours in the fall September or October I think?? But have a great 'Northern Hemisphere' Mother's Day. Having said that, we had a painter here from Mexico and he said it is always May 10 there....happy happy!
    Gus
    Thanks, Gus!
    Very happy day to all the mothers of the Forum!
    I hope to have a wonderful day, are very pampered and enjoy with their affections!
    In our country is celebrated the third Sunday of the month of October.
    I agree with your painter, Gus! Everyday should be mother's day!
    But sometimes this recognize it when it is no longer on our side! Lol!
    A big hug to all!

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    I have not followed along as I wanted to. I have the book and ruler, got those in the beginning of this thread. For Mother's Day, my DH bought me 4.5 yards of Kaye England neutrals for the back grounds so I can keep with a theme on the blocks and I have collected enough darker scraps, I am mentally and physcially prepared to join in the fun. You ladies have done some awesome blocks. I think best if I pick up where we are right now and then work my way back and forth. Not sure exactly yet.
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    I'm another one that fell off the bandwagon. I'm about halfway done with my top, but had to put Jane away for now. I had a newborn and this is a little too complex for a tired mommy brain. When we get past midnight feedings, she will come back out to play. I never dreamed when I started this that it would take me so long, but a growing family is a welcome interruption. If there is a round three, I can tag along(hopefully to finish). Until then, I lurk during those midnight hours and work on a Grandmothers Flower Garden instead.

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    ND quilts....congratulations!!! a special Mom's day to you with a young one
    You can play whenever - easiest to jump in where we are and at some point I will get a full list of post #s together so you know which one to go to for each block. You can certainly always PM me if there's a problem with a block after I' done here. I will check back and be involved with some other thread
    Gus

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    So I'm on a roll and on target with my plan to do one classic block per each batik block. So far I've done four classic and three batik. I have a box in my sewing room with about a dozen block directions matched to fabrics I planned to use. So I finish one batik and grab a block set from the top of my box. When I finish them all I will join up with y'alls schedule and then work backwards with Quiltermamma.

    @NDQuilts...congrats on the sweet new baby. I spent the first two+ weeks of April helping my daughter with her new princess. She would agree to "baby brain".

    SO...Here are my finishes for today.
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    Great blocks, SheriR. I'm loving your fabric and I'm so glad you're joining us again.

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    I think I am brain dead and my youngest is a Junior in high school, maybe that is why I am "mommy dead". LOL

    Love on that little one while you can. They grow up so fast. Next year at this time I will be hosting a graduation for three daughters, oldest with a Bachelors, another with Associates from college, and the youngest from high school. The oldest daughter hopefully will be getting married by then.

    Ok, I am trying to figure the best way to do this. I have all this fabric and my base neutrals, now what? I have printed out the schedules and charts, wonderful I might add. So what is my best line of attack on this? seems odd, but I am feeling overwhelmed with my starting. I am excited, but what is best for doing them right? I will read some more thru the posts since I can't focus on work, even though I need to finish up payroll, and see what else I can find. thanks for riding along with me SheriR.
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    QM the schedule is a great order for these. Start at her first one and go! You were smart to pick a background. My(what I'm calling Classic) I've been using a different background like Jane did. But the Batik Jane BOM has one background and I think I like that! The BOM also came with directions for blocks A1-A10. But I'm thinking I will do the same batik as I do Classic. They said I can use my 10 fabrics in any of the 10 blocks, so why not ANY block I want... I really really want to continue(and complete) my DearJane journey.

    QuilterMomma!!! LET'S DO IT!
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    We are on girl. I am finishing up some customer quilts this weekend, which will be great, my DQ for the swap, if can assemble my Quilt for Quilter's Swap, then take out and focus totally on the Dear Jane blocks at my work area. I am hoping the three day weekend coming up will help me get somethings done that are so close to being done, binding set aside of course. Isn't that the way it is, our wish to do list is larger than our able to do list.

    Not that I want more to do, but I have ordered in 25 yards of black, wouldn't it be pretty with my bright hand dyes and batiks to make a Dear Jane quilt as well. Since you will be right there, like you Sheri, make two blocks of each instead of one. I have seen them with the black background and love the brightness. I do have several scraps of batiks and hand dyes to work with. bet I could get that done as well. Imagine what my house will look like with both piles out and all over the place. Wonder if DH could handle that catasrophe of fabric.
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    QM -- you are making an entire quilt to swap on this board??? OMG hope it works out better than my nightmare
    I spent many many hours on hand applique/embellishment/broderie perse a row for 'my quilt' for a row robin here in 2011. I saw some of the progression - or should say since no pics - heard my rows progressed through our group.... and then stopped somewhere in New Jersey with a member Should have returned to me September of 2011 - never to be seen [by me] again.

    on a brighter note.... DJ with batiks on black would look spectacular!!

    I'm in the process of looking back through the earlier pages of this thread to add post numbers to each block. I will then post a chart so everyone who has yet to finish [or start] can have an easier handle on finding pointers if they want some, and also a starting point to look at pictures of blocks. speaking of..... I've made 4 tris and 4 squares since Mother's Day and owe a few photos.... no not yet, but soon.

    As to my schedule - I made it up considering the comments and suggestions made by the DJ group that made theirs prior to my starting. They wanted to be able to work rows at a time to be able to piece things together or 'see' what it would look like sooner than having all blocks completed in a scattered order. I also referred to Brenda's complexity chart and focused doing more easy blocks first within a section and making sure triangles were done throughout the project so if they overwhelm you, you dont get turned off and stop altogether. Having said all this - and the schedule does seem to work - but be aware life does and will get in the way ....drats!! I fell way back myself at the end of last summer with machine issues and computer replacement and still have 6 older tris to complete, even though I have a few things done ahead. I am so determined to finish ahead of schedule that I sometimes will pick a couple of very simple blocks that I have down for later this year and whip em out!

    I now have 25 squares, 20 tris and 2 kites left
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