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Thread: Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Block Party - January 2012

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    Senior Member NDQuilts's Avatar
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    I have now subscribed to the thread and pulled the book, fabric, completed blocks out of hibernation. I set this aside 2.5 years ago when my youngest was born and have not done any blocks since. I'm doing mine kinda colorwash with Robin Pandolf fabrics. At last count I have 20 blocks, 2 kites, and 4 tris done. I also pulled out the journal I started. Just a composition book in which I wrote when I completed blocks and anecdotes about the family. So precious to reread things from 4 years ago. By the time I have this quilt completed this journal will provide snapshots of my life. Right now I am handpiecing a pickled clamshell top and should be close to completing it by the time this kickoffs in January.

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    Would like to join. Have the book but was disappointed it had no instructions. Does the software have instructions?

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    NDQuilts, Robyn Pandolph isn't a designer I'm familiar with, so I Googled her and I love love her fabrics. The DJ I'm planning is going to be soft colors, too -- pinks and greens, etc. -- kind of shabby chic, I hope. I'm making one now with Civil War fabrics and I'm ready to start another one. What color background fabric are you using? Cream or white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gayle Smith View Post
    Would like to join. Have the book but was disappointed it had no instructions. Does the software have instructions?
    The book just has block drafts. The software has templates, some rotary instructions, some paper piecing papers, but it is up to the quilter to tackle the blocks. The software has step by step tutorials for only a handful of blocks. For step by step instructions, I'd suggest the blog "That quilt" and the threads here. I'm sure we can all answer questions and provide tutorials as needed for sucess.

    ETA. The software was a huge time saver because I do not have to redraft the blocks from the book. I will use any method that will do the job but lean toward handpiecing. So I print the block outline onto freezer paper, mark it up and cut it apart for my templates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    NDQuilts, Robyn Pandolph isn't a designer I'm familiar with, so I Googled her and I love love her fabrics. The DJ I'm planning is going to be soft colors, too -- pinks and greens, etc. -- kind of shabby chic, I hope. I'm making one now with Civil War fabrics and I'm ready to start another one. What color background fabric are you using? Cream or white?
    My background is a Maywood white on white. I bougth a bolt (my lQS gave me a discount and added it to her order). What I do not use on the front will be my backing. I am picky and knowing this was a long term project I did not want to run short then find the background was out of print.

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    @Gayle Smith: the software has lessons and you can print templates of all blocks, for a lot of blocks you can print foundations too but there are no detailed instructions. When you google 'that quilt' you find instructions for all blocks with pictures. It's a great help!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Quote Originally Posted by NDQuilts View Post
    My background is a Maywood white on white. I bougth a bolt (my lQS gave me a discount and added it to her order). What I do not use on the front will be my backing. I am picky and knowing this was a long term project I did not want to run short then find the background was out of print.
    I did the same thing for my Civil War DJ. I got 18 yards of muslin-looking fabric at WhittlesFabrics.com for $4.50/yd. and it looks like I'll have plenty for the backing. They cut the fabric in three-yard lengths for me so it'd be easier to wash and cut pieces from as I need it.

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    I love this QB!!! so many fellow quilters have answers YAY = I dont think there are any unanswered ones out there??? Robyn Pandolph fabric was used in "Amelia's Rose Garden" - by Verna Mosquera of 'the Vintage Sppol' - I have to put the top together after I finish embellishing the blocks just a little more with embroidery. A luscious appliqued quilt that our local LQS offered a couple of yrs back [and is a UFO taking a back seat to my AOTH - affairs of the heart] ...one day - I dont know what to do with myself without UFOs

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    HA..you and that darn CHOCOLATE JANE...can not get that quilt out of my head....not that I am trying very hard..I simply adore that quilt! and there is a NEW line of Muslins coming out and guess what..they have BROWN...will a 15 yard bolt be enough???
    Thanks again Jacquie...The 15 yrd. should be enough.
    May I always be the person my pets think I am..

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    I'm using brights that I have in my stash, some batik, some not. Would it look funny if I used various backgrounds in white tone on tones? I don't know if this is something I'm going to finish (hope I will!) so hate to invest in so much background fabric. Opinions!
    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'm using brights that I have in my stash, some batik, some not. Would it look funny if I used various backgrounds in white tone on tones? I don't know if this is something I'm going to finish (hope I will!) so hate to invest in so much background fabric. Opinions!
    FWIW do what will make you happy in the end. If you use various whites then it will be an interesting surprise to see the variety up close. A variety can also provide some visual texture. I prefer the background on this to be a unifying feature so I chose to only use one print.

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    Doing some research. Those of you who are buying for you background who might have the best price on Kona cotton white.?

    Quote Originally Posted by NDQuilts View Post
    FWIW do what will make you happy in the end. If you use various whites then it will be an interesting surprise to see the variety up close. A variety can also provide some visual texture. I prefer the background on this to be a unifying feature so I chose to only use one print.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    Doing some research. Those of you who are buying for you background who might have the best price on Kona cotton white.?
    I got Moda Bella natural from whittlesfabrics.com for $4.50/yd. They carry it in white, too. Very nice fabric.

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    i totally agree. this is your quilt and the color choices are yous and need to be what will make you happy. i have had a lot of encouragement from the members here as to my choices. everyone here will help all they can.
    i am working on two one is totally scrappy and the other is being done in reds and blues.

    tried to post a pic of some of my scrappy blocks but did not get it
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    Two DJs? WOW
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat View Post
    I used 4 different background fabrics for my blocks on Chocolate Jane....of course, the goal was "scrappy". I think it turned out ok.
    I am making one DJ for my hubby using his mother's stash. I showed him your Chocolate Jane and he asked me to make his chocolate, like yours. I will call it Grandma's Chocolate Jane Could you please help me with yardage on backgrounds that would be appropriate and how much "chocolate" I will need?
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    Dakota...I used 4 different backgrounds on my quilt. All I needed to do was to lay it all out in the end and then move a few blocks around so they were more "balanced" (since I didn't pay attention when I was making each block)
    May I always be the person my pets think I am..

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    I thought about that but I'm going to try and keep them in order with the original layout on Jane's quilt. I have made the decision, with others helping me, to use Kona cotton snow, as it will look bright and clean along with the other brights I'm pulling from my stash. BTW, I didn't even notice 4 different backgrounds on your beautiful quilt. Shows how well you did in your layout!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat View Post
    Dakota...I used 4 different backgrounds on my quilt. All I needed to do was to lay it all out in the end and then move a few blocks around so they were more "balanced" (since I didn't pay attention when I was making each block)
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    LOL...well, sometimes I got really creative and flipped the background and used it as the pattern color! I also used 3 colors on lots of my blocks. Good for you in making your decision...one less thing to worry about!
    May I always be the person my pets think I am..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    I thought about that but I'm going to try and keep them in order with the original layout on Jane's quilt. I have made the decision, with others helping me, to use Kona cotton snow, as it will look bright and clean along with the other brights I'm pulling from my stash. BTW, I didn't even notice 4 different backgrounds on your beautiful quilt. Shows how well you did in your layout!!
    wonderful now you are on your way.
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    ok so does anyone know how to post a cotton picking picture on this new board?
    everyone is beautiful they just don't know it yet

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    will you post a list of the blocks in the order we will do them or will we be going row by row

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    I was wondering that as well. Would we be starting with the "easy" blocks and progressing to the more challenging ones as we went along? Or will they be mixed as we go? I attempted Block1 of the first row, and got so muddled without any instructions that I hadn't attempted any more since then (last summer) Might make a 2nd attempt now that I've checked out "That Quilt"

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    I think she is going to mix in some easy with some harder as we go along and get better at doing these tiny little blocks.
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by fromzstore View Post
    will you post a list of the blocks in the order we will do them or will we be going row by row
    she has put a tentative first 13 week schedule up on page 18
    everyone is beautiful they just don't know it yet

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