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Thread: Journeys with Dear Jane: Baby Janes in the making and complete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    ...If I want to get a message to "all" of you I simply will post it here. I will try the other site to post - it will be under: Community: Groups ...from the home toolbar you are on now near the top. PatriceJ told me how to set it up and I will shortly, but I'm not sure it will work for the purpose I intend - that is, there is nothing else similar with 'rules or hints only.'...Gus
    Gus, when you get the group set up, please let me know. I will then put a link to it in Post #1 of this thread so it will be easy to find for our members.
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    Got it, Monica, and thank you for all the time you have spent for our group! It's amazing how much time has passed since you started the other thread and, little by little, we've made so many blocks!

    I tried my hand at QAYG (quilt as you go), utility stitching (big stitch), and here are the results. I grabbed F-1 when I meant to grab A-1. It was a little hard to get the blocks to line up, this was my second try. I'm a little worried about when I get the whole row together, but will deal with that when I get to that point. I did enjoy having such a small piece to work on rather than wrestling with a big quilt.

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    Does anyone use an excel spreadsheet to track their progress? I found one online when I started my DJ. It tracks the finished blocks and the number of pieces. It keeps a running total for you at the top. For example, mine says I have completed 77 blocks, 0 triangles, 0 kites, and have used 1,362 pieces. I will see if I can find the link if anyone is interested.

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    That sounds interesting sew4min. I think that would keep me a bit more on track. I have my Dear Jane fabrics all in a bag waiting for me to get this going. I have the book and ruler. I am not a paper piecer so the software is not necessary. I have all my Buggy Barn scrap fabrics I will be using for this quilt ad another one I am working on. Should be loads of fun. Thank you so much Gus for doing this one more round.
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    Hey Gus, clear your messages so we can send you new ones.
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    Cindy - quilting looks great!!! I have to have the nerve to try it.... except when I look at the greenfairyquilts blog with that beautiful Kaffe baby jane I think I want more quilting But could I really do that and would it be too stiff???

    sew4nin - I have my squares' pieces counted and like a fool I put it into a word doc instead of excel sheet. I did however then cut and paste it into excel and have 3539 pieces in the center [without L10 and without all those sashing pieces because she is not together] If you can't post a link for it, let us know and I will see if I can get something together.

    QuilterMomma - I'm not sure what you mean about 'clearing my messages???' all messages stay on the thread and other people post and make comments in between. This is actually why I wanted to have a parallel thread going where I would be the only person able to post. PatriceJ just sent me a response to yesterday's question as I didn't thoroughly understand the "Community: Groups" procedures. I have 3 GS's to watch in a short while. I will get it set up when I return later. When I do get it started I will post a link on this thread. It would be great to have stuff like a link to an excel spreadsheet there as well. So once we have that, I will copy it over.

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    Cre8tvlwyr - once again I would like to join the new Dear Jane - I am in WV hoping to move to Fl. around July of this year so will not be able to keep up. I do have the book and have started a couple of blocks. Please add me to your list - so enjoy this link. I delete anything not relating to quilting. Thanks again Leepat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    QuilterMomma - I'm not sure what you mean about 'clearing my messages???'Gus
    I think she may mean that your PM's are full. be sure to delete your inbox and outbox
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    Thanks everyone for clearing things up and the offer on how to keep track of the Dear Jane blocks...very interested in that as I am starting out with all of the A row and all of the B row in DJ first....and probably on down the list that way. Using alternative blocks so I do not hand sew. Arthritis in my hands will not allow me to hand stitch.

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    I have the rulers and the book and the CD. I don't know what I did but it came out wrong. I will keep working on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Cindy [and others] - I'm not sure I will be sending out another massive PM. I know I never sent you one because you checked in on a regular basis. I will however, notice if you are too "quiet!!" & then I might send you one
    It took about a week to send all the ones I did because I had to send several times daily as the system only allows 5 BCCs at a time [or CCs] and you have to space these out a bit because when I tried to send too many in a row, or send an hour later, the system immediately sent me to the home page. This is how this particular site tries to prevent spammers.... I get it but it is annoying if you want to get an actual message out to a large group and I had 137!!

    If I want to get a message to "all" of you I simply will post it here. I will try the other site to post - it will be under: Community: Groups ...from the home toolbar you are on now near the top. PatriceJ told me how to set it up and I will shortly, but I'm not sure it will work for the purpose I intend - that is, there is nothing else similar with 'rules or hints only.'

    Barb,
    you said you have trouble with the tris... I'm not sure whether you had the Jane rulers? The triangle ruler is invaluable here. You can also trace the outer shape of one of the triangles in the book [& add 1/4" all the way around] onto a piece of template plastic, or have one cut at a hardware store as DottyD suggested [or was it QuiltnNan??]
    This will allow you to "audition" your fabrics and ensure you don't go beyond the seam line.
    Gus
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    Here is the link for the spreadsheet. It doesn't go directly to the page with the spreadsheet. You have to select "spreadsheet" from the top menu. That will take you to a page that has 2 spreadsheets. The one on the left has just the blocks. The one on the right is the one I am using and includes the triangles. It is fun to track your progress and number of pieces.
    I'm not totally sure this link will work, but if it doesn't you should be able to type "www.janiac.com" into your browser and get there that way.
    http://www.janiac.com
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    These are my blocks A-6 Uncle Homer, A-8 Florence Nightingale and B-4 Chris's Soccer Field

    Looks like I need to practice with the sizing. They really are 4-1/2 square

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    Judy, your blocks look great
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    Quote Originally Posted by sew4nin View Post
    Here is the link for the spreadsheet. It doesn't go directly to the page with the spreadsheet. You have to select "spreadsheet" from the top menu. That will take you to a page that has 2 spreadsheets. The one on the left has just the blocks. The one on the right is the one I am using and includes the triangles. It is fun to track your progress and number of pieces.
    I'm not totally sure this link will work, but if it doesn't you should be able to type "www.janiac.com" into your browser and get there that way.
    http://www.janiac.com
    -Vena
    thanks for the link... it looks like you have to enter the number of pieces you used for each block completed
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    QuiltNan said it right, PMS. Sorry about the confusion, I should have clarified. My bad.
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    But if I want to show the block of DJ as I progress...must study this closer...remains a mystery to me...I use Picasa to enter my photos into and can export certain sizes...not sure I can do thumbprints with it. I like this that shows progress and counts the fabric each time...but was looking for a chart for the blocks.

    I have done A-1 to A-5 today as a 5 inch raw edged blocks. Can see why its addictive to do. Will see how many A's and B's this month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Hey Gus, clear your messages so we can send you new ones.
    I tired to let you know that I would love to join this DJ group,but couldn't PM you.
    Donna

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    hope you ladies have fun doing this. I will not be sewing with you, but getting my 2nd jane quilted is in the picture. she has been sitting in the quilting frame for months now. and I have not touched her. she's about half quilted. this is so doable.

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    I'm so glad I found you! I want to start a Dear Jane also -- have a bolt of white on white batik on order for the background. Thought I would also make a Sample Jane using muslin as the background. That way I will get in a practice block before cutting into the batiks.

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    Aha Donna - now I get it!! and all re welcome to join!!
    I will go clear some PMs in my inbox and sent box - many many many people responded to the PMs I sent out and I really tried to reply to each one. I started deleting them as I answered but some stayed I guess

    I will also try to start a Group momentarily - but will come back and post a link ladies!!
    Gus

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    You can PM me now ladies [just don't all do it at once!!!] I deleted nearly 100 messages! eeeek

    I also tried to start a group but failed miserably so am waiting for another response from PatriceJ.
    Gus

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    You are such a doll Gus.
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    Hello everyone! I haven't been on QB for a really long time but got a pm from Gus about this new thread and thought I should get back in touch. This might be just what I need to get back in the sewing room. I have been having a hard time getting motivated. I have the book, cd, and all the fabric I will need so I really have no reason to wait. Thank you for starting this up again and for letting me know about it
    Brooke

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    I just went to the old thread and saw this:
    Printing with software – in order to avoid wasting so much paper when you print your patterns using software you need to “move” the pieces to one side before printing. Turn your paper around and print the next block at the other end of the paper. ..from NDQuilts…”If you are prining just the block outlines the yes you can fit two blocks on a page. I adjust the top margin as narrow as my printer will allow and print block 1, then rotate the paper to print block 2. If I remember you cannot print any text in the header.

    I also would like to print 2 blocks to a page, but can't move my blocks in the software. Is it because my software is an old version? The option to move is not available in the print preview screen. Am I doing something wrong?
    thanks,
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    Well I pulled out my Jane quilt tonight. I still need to make 69 blocks and 44 triangles. I can finish in a year if I make 2to3 blocks a week.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for sewing the smashing?
    I'm embarrassed to admit I started this in 2003. Its time to finish!
    Cindy

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