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

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmortherest View Post
    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
    ok found pics of a few of my blocks (scrappy and red and blue) on page 8
    everyone is beautiful they just don't know it yet

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    Important - ladies I just noticed Luv's posts indicating page numbers and realize that this new board has yet another potential problem this has to do with page numbers which are now 'not all created equal' Luv indicated that the tentative schedule is on 'page 18' -- question - are you using the 'forum method' of page distinction?? I couldnt stand the number of pages to go through so I reset mine to 20 posts per page and this post I am in the middle of is on page 14.

    To change number of posts per page do the following:
    1. click on "settings" at the top of the page & you will see a long list of things you can adjust in the far left column.
    2. scroll down the left column below "my settings" and below "my account" click on 'general settings'
    3. scroll down to the third entry below "thread display options" - here you can reset the number of posts you want to show up per page. I decided on 20.
    4. scroll down to the bottom and click on "save changes"

    You all need to decide what is most comfortable for you - but realize this could make sending people to specific pages difficult. Every post has a number - unless someone hits "send" before I do right now - the number on the upper right corner of this post will be #277. It may be better to use this number when directing people to certain posts - I will try my best to remember to do both [#277 - page 14 when 20/page used] I have no clue what the forum uses - maybe one of you who hasnt changed the setting can count...
    Last edited by Cre8tvlwyr; 11-16-2011 at 10:10 AM.

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    My iPhone does 10 per page. I'll definitely change to 20.
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    MillstreamMom -
    The first block of the first row - A1 "Pinwheel Gone Awry" is an intermediate block. I havent attempted attachments on this board yet but I will try to attach the list of difficulty to this post. After that I will list the order I have come up with for the first 6months. I may slip a catch-up or break week in there along the way, depending on what the consensus is. I would like to keep everyone and see -at least 78 DJs at the end of our journey!!

    Two of the easiest blocks are A6 -"Uncle Homer" and D-13 - "Field of Dreams"

    I am starting with three beginner blocks: A6, A8, and B4
    for those of you who have the software, A6 is one of the blocks that has a lesson from Brenda herself

    To answer the other question about starting with beginners and moving up to advanced - I will start with a balance - When we get towards the end - we will be anxious to finish and I don't want to 'plague' us with all the advanced at the end. I have run my schedule by a few people who have done the DJ and they agree it is doable. A few mentioned that the schedule that was followed by DJ thread that started in Jan 2010 was doable - I looked and saw why so many people dropped - the first week had one of each- beginning, intermed, advanced blocks + an intermediate triangle!! The following three weeks had 12 intermediate and another advanced in the schedule - only 1 beginning block the first five weeks. No - I will not do that to us!! There will be some beginner blocks & triangles at the end.

    I also want to try to finish rows as we go along - that way you have more of an incentive to keep going rather than building a collection of blocks.

    OK - so to attach the difficulty list and then I will send the schedule I have so far. If you want to try to start - it is up to you - just be aware, I will not. I will stay a week or two ahead of you and intend to begin myself around the first of next year. But life is too full of happy celebrations and serious commitment with me right now, so I will not give any direction until January 15, 2012.

    Time to gather fabrics and enjoy the holidays...
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Here is the breakdown of difficulty:
    Blocks: 44 beginner, 99 intermediate, 26 advanced
    Triangles: 9 beginner, 33 intermediate, 10 advanced
    Kites [corners]: 2 intermediate, 2 advanced

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    Thanks for this, I knew it was somewhere! Printed it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by luvmortherest View Post
    she has put a tentative first 13 week schedule up on page 18
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    Here is the schedule for the first 28 weeks:
    A6 A8 B4
    C1 B13 C3
    A1 A5 B1 HST & FG tutes here
    B2 B3 B10
    B12 A3 BR1 -triangle
    TR1 TR2 catch up
    A7 A9 A11
    A2 A4 B11
    A10 C12 B9
    B8 B7 A13
    A12 B5 B6
    BR4 RS1
    C9 C6 D3
    TR2 TR5 C2
    C4 C5 C8
    BR2 TR9 C10
    C11 C13 D1
    D2 D4 D5
    C7 D13 Sew rows A-C together
    D6 D10 D11
    RS11 D8 D9
    E1 E2 E3 E4
    D7 D12 Add row D to A-C
    RS7 RS8 E9
    E10 E12 E13
    E5 RS4 TR8
    E6 E8 TR10
    E7 E11 Add row E to A-D

    I will have to figure out how to add week#s - but you get the gist... by end of December or earlier I will post it as an attachment mark which ones are beginners and advanced.

    For those of you who are deterred by the thought of triangles = I have been assured they are not as hard as they seem - and I definitely have chosen to do the easier ones first. We have to start by doing some of them during the first few months, otherwise we will have 52 to do at the end. I've tried to adjust past schedules to include the suggestions made by other DJ quilters - to be able to "see" some progress by sewing rows together and by spreading the difficulty - with a concentration of beginners at the beginning - saving some til the end and concentrating the advanced somewhat spread throughout the middle-end of journey.

    Hope this works!! Any other suggestions - pass em on to me and I'll try my best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Important - ladies I just noticed Luv's posts indicating page numbers and realize that this new board has yet another potential problem this has to do with page numbers which are now 'not all created equal' Luv indicated that the tentative schedule is on 'page 18' -- question - are you using the 'forum method' of page distinction?? I couldnt stand the number of pages to go through so I reset mine to 20 posts per page and this post I am in the middle of is on page 14.

    To change number of posts per page do the following:
    1. click on "settings" at the top of the page & you will see a long list of things you can adjust in the far left column.
    2. scroll down the left column below "my settings" and below "my account" click on 'general settings'
    3. scroll down to the third entry below "thread display options" - here you can reset the number of posts you want to show up per page. I decided on 20.
    4. scroll down to the bottom and click on "save changes"

    You all need to decide what is most comfortable for you - but realize this could make sending people to specific pages difficult. Every post has a number - unless someone hits "send" before I do right now - the number on the upper right corner of this post will be #277. It may be better to use this number when directing people to certain posts - I will try my best to remember to do both [#277 - page 14 when 20/page used] I have no clue what the forum uses - maybe one of you who hasnt changed the setting can count...
    my appoligies. i will do my best to remember this as well

    that being said the pics i referred to are post # 80
    everyone is beautiful they just don't know it yet

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    I did some triangles and they indeed aren't as hard as they seem. Of course I didn't do the hard ones! I made one corner kite too. Having the software really helps, as do the tuts on 'thatquilt'.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    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.
    What is FWIW?? ...dont get all of the lingo

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    No need to apologize, Luv you are a wealth of info and I'm counting on you to help keep this together!!

    I just realized what was happening - if someone has the 10 posts per page option, you could probably just double the page# to get it on your screen?? I think it should work

    To post a picture or attachment, you need to go into quick reply & enter your post, then click on "go advanced" instead of post quick reply to the below right. A new section will open up and allow you to browse your computer files to add attachments - pictures and text files

    just remember to post it when you are finished adding attachments. When you click on the [dont remember if it says post reply or add.... below the attachment you have added, the original message you typed in your reply box will automatically appear as well

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    Do we have to purchase Brenda's book?
    Kathy Phillips

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    You need to have in your possession either the book or the software. If you have a friend who wants to share her copy - that's fine. We will not be printing exact patterns because we observe copyright regulations.

    I think at the moment amazon.com has the best price for the book, but soft expressions has best price for rulers if you want those as well.
    http://www.softexpressions.com/Merch...jane&submit=GO

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    I would love to join. I have the book and rulers and have made about 25 squares in about 4 yrs. I am very slow and take out more than I put in. Probably can't keep up, but maybe will keep the incentive to continue and finish one day. I am using civil war repo. I love them so much. I have been lurking for several yrs. Just have never gotten up the nerve to join, so I decided I would tonight.

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    Welcome aboard cattlady!!
    I will attach a full schedule sometime in December and will begin January 15th. If you go to post #282 you will see the schedule for the first 6+ months[you find the number of the post on the top rt just above the post].
    Gus

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    I would love to partcipe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    What is FWIW?? ...dont get all of the lingo

    sorry - my shortcut For What Its Worth ie my 2 cents

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    [QUOTE=Cre8tvlwyr;4686836]No need to apologize, Luv you are a wealth of info and I'm counting on you to help keep this together!!


    i will do my best.

    i would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new ones joining us. it will be fun
    everyone is beautiful they just don't know it yet

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    Everyone must be preparing Thanksgiving dinner??? ....
    I hope I didn't scare anyone with the schedule
    I decided to check in since I had no notices of additional posts..... two days of silence...?

    Have a great holiday - I will check in from time to time
    Gus [Monica]

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    I'm finishing work on a swap I'm in. But I got my book and software Thursday and I'm SOOO excited!!!! Oh and a bundle of DearJane fabrics!!!! Double excited!!
    SheriR~

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    We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK and I have been preparing two blocks to take to a small group - called Natterjanes - who meet once a month in a small village hall about 40 minutes drive from me !! Really lovely ladies and we probably chat and laugh more than we sew - but great company. I have prepped one corner kite (bottom left) and
    F9 - those pesky melons !!
    Here is a link to my design wall - if you'd care to have a peek and as you can see I have chosen Christmas fabric.
    http://www.dotsbjwall.talktalk.net/
    All best wishes and looking forward to joining and get the push I need. I have been doing this baby since 2007.
    DottyD in the UK.

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    Wow Dotty, amazing blocks!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Thank you very much Anae l- very kind of you to reply

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    Love it DottyD! Now...how can I get one of those nifty virtual design walls. Do tell.

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    Hi Fraew,
    Here is a link from the Dear Jane website - hope it helps, my DH did mine for me.

    Your Baby Jane on the Virtual Design Wall

    This would be the place to start in achieving your own design wall.

    http://www.smastbrook.net/dj/djvdw.htm

    This gives you the starting point in putting your own wall on your computer
    or uploading it to your web space given to you by your provider.
    Thanks DottyD

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