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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers
    Whoa...I hope to kiss a duck this is a work of love...how big (tiny) are each of those blocks. Wow, I'm impressed. It's lovely.
    Feathers I think they are about 6" I know they are not very big. Isn´t it just gorgeous though, but loads of work.

    Elle

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    Correction on size, please, if you don't mind me doing so?

    The blocks are trimmed to 5 inches, 4 1/2 inch finished block.I did not trim mine because they were hand pieced.

    The first few blocks eat your lunch, if you've never done small blocks before (I hadn't ) After that first few, they are like any other block.

    Riley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley
    Correction on size, please, if you don't mind me doing so?

    The blocks are trimmed to 5 inches, 4 1/2 inch finished block.I did not trim mine because they were hand pieced.

    The first few blocks eat your lunch, if you've never done small blocks before (I hadn't ) After that first few, they are like any other block.

    Riley
    Thanks Riley :D :D :D

    Elle

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    your friend has remarkable talent, patience, and stick-to-itness. if i started today i might get that done in 60 years. :lol:

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    WOW It would take me 100 years. And I hand quilt but I don't know if I could do that one. It's beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    A dear friend of mine who is a quilting inspiration to me recently finished her Dear Jane quilt top. It is so gorgeous I just had to share it with you all. It took her 6 years from beginning to end. She is sending it to a woman to hand quilt for her.

    Hate to sound dumb....what is a "dear jane" quilt?

    Margie

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    all I can say is WOW froggy

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    Wow!!!

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    Don't know how i missed this - it's stunning! We're doing a Dear Jane at quilt group but blocks enlarged to 6" and less of them - I think this is a shame, personally and would have liked to stay true to the original but wasn't my decsision!! Any way, even scaled up, some of those blocks are real booogers!! I'd love to make one for myself one day but don't think I've got the 'stick-to-it-ness'! (Patrice!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Don't know how i missed this - it's stunning! We're doing a Dear Jane at quilt group but blocks enlarged to 6" and less of them - I think this is a shame, personally and would have liked to stay true to the original but wasn't my decsision!! Any way, even scaled up, some of those blocks are real booogers!! I'd love to make one for myself one day but don't think I've got the 'stick-to-it-ness'! (Patrice!)

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    I´ve looked at those too, the ones others make are called Baby Janes, They look extremely testing. There must be over 100 different blocks in it. Do you know how many there are?

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    There are 169 in the main part and the border is pieced too so 225 total - here's a link www.dearjane.com

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    There are 169 in the main part and the border is pieced too so 225 total - here's a link www.dearjane.com

    K x
    WOW too many for me, think the most I have done is 24 :D what an achievement to make that one though.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    Hate to sound dumb....what is a "dear jane" quilt? Margie
    Margie--You are not "dumb". "Dear Jane" is a book by Brenda Papadakis that contains all the patterns to a quilt made in 1863 by Jane Stickle.

    You can read all about it at http://dearjane.com

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    Anne asked me to share with all of you that she made this quilt with a friend. They divided up each row and they made 2 blocks each of their assigned blocks--and then they swapped. So, Anne made 1/2 of these blocks. She wanted to make sure that her friend, Pam, got 1/2 the credit, too!!

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    Wow - even half those blocks is some achievement - I've done three so far of our group one - another session tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Wow - even half those blocks is some achievement - I've done three so far of our group one - another session tomorrow!

    K x
    Good luck with those. Are they paper pieced, I could manage that but not if they are itzy bitzy, hate that.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Wow - even half those blocks is some achievement - I've done three so far of our group one - another session tomorrow!

    K x
    Good luck with those. Are they paper pieced, I could manage that but not if they are itzy bitzy, hate that.

    Elle
    Some ladies are paper piecing but I'm drawing round templates and hand sewing - must say I'm not choosing the hardest one's though (chicken clucky noises!!!)

    K x

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    Some ladies are paper piecing but I'm drawing round templates and hand sewing - must say I'm not choosing the hardest one's though (chicken clucky noises!!!)

    K x[/quote]

    Hey if I was doing those I wouldn´t just be making clucking noises I would be laying the eggs :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain

    Some ladies are paper piecing but I'm drawing round templates and hand sewing - must say I'm not choosing the hardest one's though (chicken clucky noises!!!)

    K x
    Hey if I was doing those I wouldn´t just be making clucking noises I would be laying the eggs :lol: :lol: :lol: [/quote]

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain

    Some ladies are paper piecing but I'm drawing round templates and hand sewing - must say I'm not choosing the hardest one's though (chicken clucky noises!!!)

    K x
    Hey if I was doing those I wouldn´t just be making clucking noises I would be laying the eggs :lol: :lol: :lol:
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    K x[/quote]

    Kx and Butterfly:
    You two are a hoot! Send me some eggs and I'll make a clucking good quiche for you!

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    Oh ladies....do you want some midget blocks, heres a link she is still posting them Free!! I have been downloading these for months :D

    http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-...midget-blocks/

    I think these a 4.5".....I am putting a few in my scrappy quilt :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Oh ladies....do you want some midget blocks, heres a link she is still posting them Free!! I have been downloading these for months :D

    http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-...midget-blocks/

    I think these a 4.5".....I am putting a few in my scrappy quilt :D

    OMG Izy, just looking at those tiny patterns make me hyperventilate.... :roll: :roll:


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    OK Izy, saved to faves - whether I'll ever
    be enough of a masochist to try them is another story!

    K x

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    Great site Izy! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    Oh ladies....do you want some midget blocks, heres a link she is still posting them Free!! I have been downloading these for months :D

    http://sentimentalstitches.net/free-...midget-blocks/

    I think these a 4.5".....I am putting a few in my scrappy quilt :D
    Thanks Izy, well you never know I might want to lay a few eggs :wink:

    Great link

    Elle

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