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

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    Linda - had a thought for your 'Jane club' - to keep people somewhat on track without pressuring anyone. I have 3 per week, which does work if you set aside the time for it but not always when 'life happens.' If the plan is to meet twice per month follow a 'modified' schedule - tell everyone to do at least one/week and move on rather than still being on week one or two when others are on week 8. Some weeks you may get all three done, sometimes only one or not. The reason you see a little of everything on this site now, is because we are all doing a bit of catching up while most of us are trying to stick to schedule or not fall too far behind by throwing in a current one as we play catchup! notice all the 'old-behind blocks I just posted!! When you get together, check out each other's blocks and give each other pointers on easier ways to complete one or what to avoid, pick out the fabrics you will be using for the next ones [this is one of my most time consuming parts!].

    If you plan to spend a couple of hours together - sew or cut. I sometimes have put the 'parts' of blocks in those small 'snack size' ziploc bags so that I'm ready to go. This is especially helpful if you share fabrics - also a nice thing to do.

    Once you have decided whether to go 'Civil War' - 30s - Kaffe - batik - specific color combo... realize you need only a small piece for each. Look up at my K-11 a couple of posts ago - mine is pink & Katybob made one that's in the last post. I used a complimentary fabric for the very center, but the rest of the print is one charm square! The least yardage you can buy most places is a FQ or 1/4yd although you do find the occasional shop willing to cut 1/8yd.
    A couple of months ago I went on to ebay and purchased a couple of charm packs of civ war fabrics that had 3 squares per print. The charm square fabrics I used for K-11 I picked up at a LQS expecting more duplicate squares, but they typically only have one of each of 30-40 or so fabrics. The ones I got on ebay were from someone in Australia who basically rebagged the charm squares so there were more per pattern.

    When you do get together have your friends dig into their own stashes and start trading a bit! a 9" square will be ample to complete any block.

    On another note, I realized I never showed I13 - on schedule for Feb 10 and finished last week - I added the border around it as in the original. If you have the software it is one of the variations. As usual, I did not paper-piece. A small word of advice - take your time!! I actually had no problems and didnt realize until done this one has the max# of pieces - 53!!!

    These are the cutting measurements I used: center square 1", triangles and sashing - one 2 3/4" square cut diagonally twice [so you have straight edge at outer side] and four pieces 1"x 1 7/8" ....dont measure and say oh that's not long enough - I made most of the interior smaller to add that outer strip. Sew short side of triangles to either side of two strips, sew other strips to either side of center square and then assemble.
    Next round - to finish off mid square - 4 pieces 7/8" x 2 3/4" and 4 background squares 7/8"

    Each of the outer sections - 1" print square surrounded by print triangles made by cutting a 2" square diagonally twice [in other words - for the four corners you must cut 4 1" print squares and 4 2" background squares]
    For the side setting triangles on either side of the finished square with print set on point I cut 2 3" background squares twice diagonally - resulting in the eight sections that are on either side of the small squares. The very outside background corners just inside of the outer edge I used 2 - 1 3/4" squares cut once diagonallyFor the final border I cut a 1" strip and added it all the way around. Note: you will still end up trimming about 1/4" off.

    just a sidenote...When I added it, I started with a piece of fabric that was 4" x 5" because I had gotten it from a friend and that was all I had left after cutting the middle. So I cut 4 pieces 1x5. When I had three sides on, the width measured 5 3/8" and I only had 5" width piece - but the final square is 5" so I simply centered it because that extra 3/8" got cut off anyway - remember if this happens to you - you have to center it so it doesnt come off one side!!

    so - I am sorry too - most of you probably made this one already?? a Feb 10 block.... oh well
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    Gus
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    Here's a picture of that 'design wall' chart that is in DJ software filled in so far - have no idea how it will look...had to take a picture since I couldnt post the file.
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    LOOKING GOOD GUS !!!!!!!
    Very nice !

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    Hello Ladies ...
    I just read this: "http://auntreensquilts.blogspot.com....ayers-for.html" and and I thought of sharing it.
    I see that I came a little late, because they knew. I really feel very sad, don't know Brenda, but really without your program I not had could never dream to Dear Jane single.
    To her, her book and her program, I must add this wonderful group of women you want sewing this quilt as we can, our time and our ways.
    I hope that this message is understood. I now realize that the translator can not transmit what I feel! I can only tell you that I admire Brenda, I present my respects to her and her family at this painful loss.
    And they will be in my prayers.
    A hug to each of you.

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    WOW!!!
    Those are georgeous, Gus! Looking so so so great!
    This week I'm with F-9, F-10, F-11 and F-12. Up to now except F-9, the rest are all difficult! Today I was all my evening sewing (5 hours) to make F-11!
    Tomorrow I will see complete F-12 and so share my week with you.
    A hug to each one!

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    how did you get the kites to show i have the software that i am filling in but it does not have a place for the kites.

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    actually you do .... I was thinking they were missing as well because I expected them at the bottom of the chart.

    Everything is alphabetical, so if you look carefully at the 'buttons' on the software the entire BR1-13 triangles comes after row B1-13 and BLC - the bottom left corner. BRC comes right after all the BR bottom row triangles. The top kites are located the same way, on either side of the TR triangles... TLC - then TR1-13 - then TRC

    just remember that you name your squares triangles and kites just like Brenda.... mya1....alphabetically all the way to mytrc. I did think the same thing!
    Monica

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    i can get them to pull up that is not the problem but i dont know how to include them in my photo of all the blocks that i have done

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    I guess I dont understand.... you have the DJ software, right? Were you able to rename all the square and triangles you have photos of and 'save as... mya1, etc' so that they show up in your chart? The only thing I had a problem with was deciding how many pixels to assign for width and height. With the triangles it depended on what direction they faced because you need to save them with the proper orientation [direction of the base and point of tri] and size them at roughly 40 [for the base direction which will be the width for the TR and BR] by 70-80 for the height of the triangles [which will be the 'width' for the LS and RS triangles because the points point outward to the side]. For the kites - I dont think I sized them exactly right but I can at least see what they look like. I think they should probably be sized 75x75. You need to fix the orientation of the kites by using that arrow that turns in a circle rather than rotating 1/4 turn. I hope this helps?? If not PM me and I will give you my phone number and walk you through it
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    Hello everyone!
    Following my post yesterday, today was able to finish my own Week 29.
    To share blocks are F-9, F-10, F-11 and F-12.
    F-10 and F-11 each lap me 5,30 hours! This is a whole afternoon of sewing for me!
    This week all were complicated, but still beating the battle! Hahaha!!!
    I hope they will be of your liking and thanks for looking!
    A big hug to all!
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    You're right, Gladys -- these were all tough ones. But you did a beautiful job as always!

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    I'm very sorry to hear about Brenda's husband. I'm sure she would take the posting of our blocks in the spirit of support and condolence.

    Lovely blocks, everyone.

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    Ooops!! I didn't even notice my error until I posted the picture!

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    ooops I've had a few of those myself - I didnt notice it in my LS1 triangle even after I posted the picture!....have not tackled that block yet though - just applique a stem down the little background block and call it a flower
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    Love that suggestion, Monica!

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    Oh, my we're quiet around here! I hope to get back on track in a couple of weeks when I'm out of school.

    DottyD, where are you with the process at this point?

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    I'm still around. I was traveling for two weeks and its so good to be home! I just got 10 more batiks for my BatikJane BOM. GASPS!! I was on such a roll before traveling, now I feel behind again. AND I have ALOT of quilts to make for my MotherInLaw, one for each of her grandchildren..... I'm excited to do this for her but I don't want to put down my Janes.... I'm in conflict....
    SheriR~

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyA View Post
    Oh, my we're quiet around here! I hope to get back on track in a couple of weeks when I'm out of school.

    DottyD, where are you with the process at this point?
    Hi Cindy, All good here in the UK !!
    I have had a bit of a lull with DJ as a few other things going on -
    A challenge with my quilt group - a mini quilt each month for a year - 4 months of "Lines" 4 months of "Squares and Rectangles" and 4 months of "Circles" - just got a little hand sewing to do and they will be done.
    Then - a friends grandchild due in July - quilt is pieced - just need to layer and quilt it !
    Then I have been asked to do a workshop on bag making - so prepped that !!
    Time flies when your busy LOL !
    ANYWAY - I have cut lots of sashing out and am begining to attach the strips to the blocks. I am going to do them in blocks of 4 x 4 - ie :-
    A1 - A4 - B1 - B4 + C and D and THEN join them to A5 - A9 and A10 - A13 etc ! See how it goes !
    Also had some tests at the hospital and see Consultant next week - so that is why I have been quiet - hope everyone else all OK. Have a nice weekend all !!

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    It really has been quiet -- life has gotten in the way of what I'd rather be doing the last couple of weeks. Dotty, I'll be thinking about you the next few days. I hope everything turns out okay. Here's my blocks for the week of June 2:
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    Thanks Katybob - lovely K10 and the kite looks great.
    The tests I had are OK - so now seeing Gynae Consultant on Wed - the joys of being a woman eh ?
    I have joined Row A's in the three blocks and hope to get row B done today. We have our Dear Jane
    group meeting tomorrow - called Natterjanes. We meet in a tiny Engish village in a lovely hall - it is so quaint - it would be so wonderful if everyone on here could come TOO !!!!!
    Well I MUST do a little bit of ironing before I get my machine humming !

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    Yes, thinking about you DottyD, and hoping everything goes well. And if you're so inclined-would LOVE to see some pictures of your tiny English village and the hall where you meet. That is certainly something to look forward to and shows commitment to be able to make that drive to get there.

    RS-8. I didn't check for tips but dove right in on this one. I knew I'd never get that small triangle made with sharp points using applique, so I pieced that part. I wanted the hearts to be red, but RS-7 is red as well. So, I may not place those side by side when I put the quilt together.
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    Catching up. E-9 Quilt Jail from July 2012.
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    I've got some blocks to reposition myself because I have several of the same colors paired I'm also convinced I cant get Jane done for the Sept show so have turned once again to try to finish some UFOs - I will do some of Jane's blocks and post and also post the All Around the Town quilt [Sue Garman ...on the last 'house' now but still lots to do]
    Glad everything so far looks good Dotty....I too have had some health issues and have been quieter than normal - two main things going on - first I am normally the one with the memory like a steel sieve that everyone around me relies on and for the past several weeks I've come to realize it is as though someone took one file folder out of my brain and dumped all the information. The rest of my memory is intact - to the point of remembering times, clothes, episodes, people events over the past 58 or so years and recently.... just really weird and a bit scarey. At first I thought this and some other symptoms had to do with my thyroid - but no. Other problem has to do with my gut - feels like something rotting or not emptying and a constant nausea/vertigo. My bro died of pancreatic cancer at my age so it freaks me a little although probably not the same at all. But lots of tests - waiting for labs now & GI specialist Tuesday, then MRI, etc.... oh to be young and normal??

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    Oh, Monica, I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues. Hang in there, hoping for the very best outcome.

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    Hi Gus, So sorry your not feeling wonderful at the moment - hope all OK on Tuesday!
    DottyD

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    L-7 Town Square. This one went together so quickly.
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