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

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    These are all really good tips, but I go one step further. After pressing the block flat, I spray lightly with starch, leave the DJ ruler on the block, then place a heavy weight on the ruler for a few minutes. They don't dare be anything BUT flat after that!

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    3 per week sounds good, I'm in.
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    2nd block

    My second block. I just realized I should start labeling the block itself because this block looks a lot like A-6! This one is B-13 Four Corner Press.
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    3rd Block

    A-1 Pinwheel Gone Awry. This DID go awry for me. This is my second attempt. I think I left my book at work and can't get it until next week. (I took it in to show a co-worker.) At least I HOPE I left it at work. Anyway, that's why I'm doing the blocks out of order. I'm doing the ones I can look at and draft without having the book in my hands. So my first attempt at this block I forgot to add the seam allowances so the block came out a full inch smaller than it should. What was I thinking, these pieces are small enough as it is!

    This isn't perfect, you can see that the points will be cut off on at least one of those corner blocks when I add the sashing. Maybe not, but I'd rather cut of a point than have the seam come apart later on.


    Well, I got three done within a week but am getting nervous that once I'm back at work I'll quickly fall behind. We shall see . . .
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    Nice work CindyA...submitting your homework super early and all...making the rest of us look bad!

    I'm so excited, I can barely stand it. I would love to see what colors everyone has chosen to use. Maybe snap a pic of your stashes and post? I am planning pinks, chocolates and creams. Pic to follow.
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    lol...cindy! looks like we're starting together!!
    i made one (a1) before christmas and 'qayg', then made 2 more this morning... (a6 & b13)
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    Great looking blocks ya'll
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    i managed to stay in my sewing room for another hour, and completed one of the first 'pp' blocks on our list too...
    here's 'b4'...
    quite a nice one to do! i enjoyed it!!
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    someone made a suggestion a while back to cut the edge pieces larger so that you are always sure you end up with a large enough block. The problem with this is - to cut only the edge sides longer because the triangle pieces still need to line up properly with adjoining block pieces. It is possible to cut backgrounds for applique blocks larger and then cut down, but pieced blocks become a little tricky [I dont want to confuse anyone... just thought of this when looking at points going to edges]

    One suggestion I have when cutting and sewing especially pieces that will become points. To come up with a 1/4" seam allowance, I always lay down the 1/4" mark on my ruler a smidge past the sewing line [so I barely see it] and then make the cut with my rotary cutter. This gives me an extra few threads when I sew so that I am positive I have a full 1/4" allowance.

    SuzieQ - I could swear you were on my list!! there are other Suzies but I know I have seen you a few times... I added you, Veronica, and thimblegeek

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    ok here is my A6 and A8 blocks. I also have done most of the first row. I am using up all my kitty cat fabric. It actually is fun and whimsical.

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    thank you thank you thank you to the person who suggested doing this as AQAYG project. I hope I did the initial thing right. I loved the help from the post from the Jan. 2010 May/Jund post. #3202. that helped me so much. I am new at this so it looks great and I am going to do this. I can practice my FMG lol. My New Year Present to myself is going to be the DJ triangle ruler. YEAH. Can you tell I am excited over all this. also I am excited because I am going to try PP for the first time. I think the squares with the small pieces will be easier to do.

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    The kitty fabric is so cute! I guess I'm going to have to make a third DJ!

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    all the blocks are beautiful
    everyone is beautiful they just don't know it yet

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    how cute is the kitty fabric!!!!
    thanks for sharing!!
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    I made my first triangle today. BR1. I'm really really happy how this one turned out.

    I'm almost to the first break in our schedule.


    And I LOVE the cat ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacquie View Post
    lol...cindy! looks like we're starting together!!
    i made one (a1) before christmas and 'qayg', then made 2 more this morning... (a6 & b13)
    I think you're right, Jackquie!

    Here's, my latest one. I'm addicted, unfortunately I should put the fun down and go clean out my downstairs.
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    I think Dear Jane is stealing my soul

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    Bookworm, your picture isn't showing up, or at least not for me. And I agree -- those little blocks are really addictive.

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    hmm odd.... its shows on mine. Can anyone else not see?

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    bookworm, cindy... these are great!!
    first break already?? i need to get my skates on!! you're leaving me behind in the cotton lint!! (err, i mean dust... lol...)
    Jacquie xxxxx

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    nope, can't see it... sorry!
    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm View Post
    hmm odd.... its shows on mine. Can anyone else not see?
    Jacquie xxxxx

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    If you mean the triangle, I can see it and it's great!
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    Yes the triangle

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm View Post
    hmm odd.... its shows on mine. Can anyone else not see?
    i can't see it either
    everyone is beautiful they just don't know it yet

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    OK attempt #2 can you see it?
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