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Thread: Jane Stickle Cyber Block Party Week 59 BLC and TLC

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    those are awesome elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Elle, I would be more than "happy with it"...I'd be jumping up and down! Asian Jane is looking gorgeous! I can't wait to see more rows!

    I tell you guys, when I tell people that I am working on my Jane and what stage it is in, they look at me like I was nuts to have even started. I have been so happy with each milestone on this quilt though! Each step makes me so excited and I am more in love with the quilt with every step that gets completed...Do you feel that way??
    Yes people I have told just "donīt get it" and why would you be so excited about it. anyway, as you say each step is a definate milestone and canīt wait to get the centre finished.
    Glad you like my Jane

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    Yesterday at my LQS, we were talking about Jane (she looked at me like I had 4 heads) and then I told her about AOTH because I wanted to look for fabric for it...she just moaned and said.."I'd NEVER get finished with that!" , but agreed that its a great looking quilt. I think that they prefer that you do really quick, really easy quilts so that they could sell more fabric (as if I don't buy enough as it is..LOL!)

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    Patti & Elle, I agree, I love my quilt more and more, truly it may be a greater appreciation of all that effort and sense of accomplishment! For many reasons, I am thrilled with mine too! If I had felt it possible to hand quilt mine, I would have! :D

    This may seem silly, but I have slowed down working on mine and finished a couple smaller projects, but now I think I want to enjoy all the finishing and since I am ahead of schedule I don't feel the need to rush.

    Patti, you might consider a sit down long arm when you are ready, as those do not take up as much space.

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    Your rows are just gorgeous Elle! Love the black sashing!!

    I know what you all mean about other people and Jane. Most here have never heard of the quilt before so I give them a bit of history and tell them to look her up on line. It's frustrating that you can't talk to someone about her. Thank goodness for you guys!! Oh, I quilted 10 blocks last night while watching American Idol. You are right, they go pretty fast.

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    I actually love the fact that you can QAYG on these tiny blocks, good for you.

    I managed to put the first three rows together today and have one other ready to put on. Its going well so far (famous last words)

    Elle

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    so, are you thinking and scheming about what your border is going to be like while y ou are doing that part Elle??

    Jan, I'm more than impressed with your 10 blocks last night!! The most I churned out was 5 in a night...you ROCK girl!

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    Would you believe me if I said I never have an idea of what applique I am going to do until I get to that stage, brain canīīt cope with too much going on any more. Nope no idea whatsoever, no lightbulb moment, silch LOL

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    It seems some of them have more quilting on them than others. And some I can't see what she did so I just fake it. I even use a magnifying glass to try and see better. It's fun though! It keeps me busy and off the computer too.

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    I bought the book (at Lesley's suggestion) to be able to better see what she did in terms of the quilting. A little ways through though, I would check, then decide I wanted something different :lol: My main thought was to NOT stitch in or through the seam lines unless I absolutely had to. They are sooo thick and I don't care for the stab-1 stitch at a time way of quilting. :lol:

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    I have the book to refer to as well but some of the pics are tough to see. I know what you mean about one stitch at a time! The thickness is bad on some of them! I have 47 finished now. Are you finished yet?

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    Wow Jan..47, girl, you are motoring right through them!

    I just got my sandwich put together today and will start doing the QITD tomorrow. I'm getting closer. :wink:

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    No kidding!! That's awesome!!!

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    WTG patti

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    Jan, with 47 you are moving along at a fast pace!!

    Patti, you just might be finished in January...

    WOW :lol:

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    Nope...I bet I won't. The weather turned really pretty..almost 60 for a couple of days and I have to take advantage of it! I didn't get a single thing done on it today...we had to go to Wally's and Co-Op to load up on cattle feed. Of course, I had to play with the calf babies too. Tomorrow is "put out hay" day and I think I'll talk DH into going to visit Martin (aka Marty the Llama) with me...Its supposed to go back to cold and snow next early next week...so I'll be back on it then though :wink:

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    Yes, winter weather is coming in next week, so we may be snow bound and cold. I have to work Saturday, or have a crazy Monday.

    It felt close, so I stayed up and "almost" finished the quilt top this evening. Yes! It feels fabulous to finish this much!!! The signature block is not sewn in, as I need to finish my total piece count.

    How much fabric for the binding? About a yard or more? I only have about half a yard of the red fabric which doesn't seem like enough. :cry:

    The quilting will not happen for a while, but I plan to be finished on schedule. :D
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    *Huge gasp of awe* Meredith, it is absolutely gorgeous! You know I love the colors and fabric line anyway..but that baby is fantastic! I love the finished betweeners with the matching scallop...wonderful decision...Doesn't it feel really weird to be to this point?...good, but weird after working on it for soooooo long!

    I think I kept out a square of about 26" to cut some continuous bias for my binding. I do have extra though if that isn't enough. I bet it says in the software..but maybe not since it shows the binding as being cut pieces and sewed onto you scallop (weird)

    So..now inquiring minds want to know your quilting plan..I know you will put it on the long arm, but are you doing individual blocks, an all over, something else entirely????

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    Yes, it does feel a little strange to be at this point, but also with a great sense of relief, I made it this far!! I am really happy with the result, however, it is nothing like I planned in my head, as I wanted to use the creamy fabric more. It was also a big color lesson for me. But I will always be pleased with the end result.

    I have 22" of the red, 26" of the black star fabric, also a full yard of one of the darker greens. Geez, I feel like I am going to have buy more dark red just for the binding. ::sigh::

    As for the finish quilting, originally I planned to use a simple edge to edge pattern, but now I don't think will work, so I am undecided. Whatever, I use it will be only enough for the quilt to hold together, as my feeling is less is better with this quilt.

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    beautiful

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    Wow! That Jane is wonderful! Love the colored cones!

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    Meredith, I changed the color of the binding to a really bright pink so I could pick it out on the fabric requirement sheet on the software. It tells me that we need 3/4 yrd. for the binding. Like I said though..she shows it as being pieced to the scallop (I don't know how that would happen..but...) So..maybe Lesley remembers how much she used..I haven't seen her around today.

    I can't tell you how much I love your quilt though!

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    Thanks Patti, Luv and Sharon, I appreciate the nice comments!!

    A "really bright pink" sounds good with chocolate. :lol:

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    Oh you are funny Meredith...you know I did that only so I could "see" which fabric was the binding...ROTFLMAO!

    I'm using the brown to match my cones....I'm pretty sure anyway... see what you've done now????

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    Sorry, you left yourself wide open with that one!! hehehe Yes, I knew you used the pink so it would be easy to see...:lol:

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