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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Quote Originally Posted by MNQuilter
    Ok, I've never done anything like this and would like to try. I will do I2, assuming I can find the pattern. It looks farely simple, a nine patch set on point. I think I can manage this by the end of October. :) :)
    Klue I think she meant I -2

    can there be duplicate blocks ? I have never done any of the swaps and am afraid mine won't be good enough as a beginner .
    thank you so much for pointing that out.

    if we get more than 18 sets going then we can start to duplicate blocks but i would wait until then.

    i can go thru the blocks and find a simple one for you to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Quote Originally Posted by MNQuilter
    Ok, I've never done anything like this and would like to try. I will do I2, assuming I can find the pattern. It looks farely simple, a nine patch set on point. I think I can manage this by the end of October. :) :)
    Klue I think she meant I -2

    can there be duplicate blocks ? I have never done any of the swaps and am afraid mine won't be good enough as a beginner .
    you should do M10 - its a 9 patch

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    this is what i have so far

    sharon i put in as a maybe for block M10


    Dear Jane Christmas Block Swap

    Colletta = A6
    Norbanaquilts = H13 and K12
    MNQuilter = I2
    Star = D6
    JoanneS = D13
    Sharon B = M10?

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    Another question. Didn't Janes mostly finish at 4.5 , how do I adjust for the 5 inch finish ?

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    4 1/2" finished = 5" unfinished. Isn't that what we're doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Another question. Didn't Janes mostly finish at 4.5 , how do I adjust for the 5 inch finish ?
    janes blocks were done at various sizes and then she added sashings around the blocks to bring the smaller ones up to size.

    the book and software has everything at 4.5 finished to make things consistent for todays quilter.

    you would send in blocks at 5 inches in size that way when they are sewn together the finished size is 4.5.

    for the M10 block you would cut nine 2 inch squares and sew them together alternating the color.

    so lets say you want to use red and cream. you would cut five 2 inch red squares and four 2 inch cream squares.

    then when you sew all the squares together it should measure 5 inches square.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    4 1/2" finished = 5" unfinished. Isn't that what we're doing?
    yes, thats what we're doing. send in 5 inch blocks then when we all sew them into a quilt they will finish at 4.5

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    OK M-10 it is ! LOL Hope I don't disappoint everyone .

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    Is there a site where you can see the blocks a little bigger or is the book you mentioned the only place to see them? I searched but every pic I saw is still so small I can't really see how the blocks look up close.

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    this site has some really good close up pics of their dear jane quilt.


    http://rimfire.0catch.com/



    its very hard to find large scale pics of the original jane - the official dear jane site seems to have the best pics.

    the book doesn't really have better pics of the quilt block either - the book offers a scale line drawing of the block which you could use to make templates or to make a paper piece pattern.

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    You can also zoom within the screen itself..... hold the ctrl key down and use the little wheel on your mouse to scroll in and out.
    The resolution of the picture is good enough to scroll quite close and see more detail.
    :-)

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    Thanks for answering Klue. I am thinking of joining if I find a block I like.

    Thanks Blue I didn't know you could do that! That really helped. I can figure out the piecing but i needed to see them enough to see how they connect within the block.

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    Ok Klue I will do H6 and K3 if noone has spoken for them yet.

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    I'm in for B3. If I can summon the courage, I'll try a more intermediate for a 2nd block, but for now will commit to one.

    This is so cool!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    this site has some really good close up pics of their dear jane quilt.


    http://rimfire.0catch.com/



    its very hard to find large scale pics of the original jane - the official dear jane site seems to have the best pics.

    the book doesn't really have better pics of the quilt block either - the book offers a scale line drawing of the block which you could use to make templates or to make a paper piece pattern.
    Thanks for posting this site. The author of this site also redrafted several of the blocks in an attempt to more closely imitate what Jane might have had in mind.

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    I want row I- block 2. I know, I did the same thing and had to figure it out that it said I- not 1! :)

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    Thanks for posting the rimfire site! I am looking and thinking. If I'd get off here and sew, I might just have time to do these...I really want to Klue...its just a time issue for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    this site has some really good close up pics of their dear jane quilt.


    http://rimfire.0catch.com/



    its very hard to find large scale pics of the original jane - the official dear jane site seems to have the best pics.

    the book doesn't really have better pics of the quilt block either - the book offers a scale line drawing of the block which you could use to make templates or to make a paper piece pattern.
    Thanks for posting this site. The author of this site also redrafted several of the blocks in an attempt to more closely imitate what Jane
    might have had in mind.
    she also redrafted some because she didn't like the way the book drafted some of them.

    i think its quite common that some blocks get redrafted by most people who do a jane.

    i'm sure jane stickle made some design decisions based on what she had on hand and if she had access to everything that we do today this quilt would have been done differently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sandpat
    Thanks for posting the rimfire site! I am looking and thinking. If I'd get off here and sew, I might just have time to do these...I really want to Klue...its just a time issue for me!
    i understand there's no real rush to decide since the delivery date is the end of october. the only downside to waiting to long to enter the swap is the easier blocks will be taken.

    i think you'll find that the easy blocks go together very quickly. you'd be able to finish all 18 blocks in a few hours.

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    here's the list so far....



    Colletta = A6
    Norbanaquilts = H13 and K12
    MNQuilter = I2
    Star = D6
    JoanneS = D13
    Sharon B = M10
    Rhonda = H6 and K3
    Esqmommy = B3

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    I haven't ever done a swap before so this is a first for me! I have watched some of the other swaps so decided it looked like fun and this is one that is right up my alley. I know I can do this one easily.
    Someone asked me awhile back if I had ever done one of these and I hadn't even seen one before.

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    This sounds like way to much fun! I've been dying to dive into a dear Jane project and can't wait. I'll send a pm when I pick out my block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamaskeeto
    This sounds like way to much fun! I've been dying to dive into a dear Jane project and can't wait. I'll send a pm when I pick out my block.
    ok, if you need templates let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    I haven't ever done a swap before so this is a first for me! I have watched some of the other swaps so decided it looked like fun and this is one that is right up my alley. I know I can do this one easily.
    Someone asked me awhile back if I had ever done one of these and I hadn't even seen one before.
    i'm shocked you didn't know about jane she's right up your alley.

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    I'll take M12 to start with :) if it's not taken

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