Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Pictures
My First Dear Jane Blocks Need Advice >

My First Dear Jane Blocks Need Advice

My First Dear Jane Blocks Need Advice

Old 04-03-2011, 02:11 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
familyfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 523
Default

I posted part of this on the main page.
Sorry to any who have seen the double post.
But I wanted to post somemore block pics.

I have came back for somemore advice form the experts. I started my dear jane quilt yesturday and have 14 blocks done. I started with the easy one first and used pp.
I am not good at applique. I threw away my first two projects because they looked terrible. I decided to do machine applique on a dj block and I think it looks horrible so I watched somemore videos on line and thought I would raw fray edge a couple of them. I was wondering if you think it will cause a problem in the future. I have no idea how well it holds up. I dont see this quilt being washed everyweek. But over time how well does fray edge stay. I used a very small stich 1.2
For some reason my machine would not do the applique stich it was putting a zag in it. It is in pics belso. So I decided to straight stitch. What do you all think?

This is the block with the messed up stitch
attachment-179176.jpe

this is the frayed edge applique
attachment-179177.jpe
Attached Thumbnails attachment-179167.jpe   attachment-179168.jpe   attachment-179169.jpe   attachment-179173.jpe   attachment-179174.jpe  

attachment-179175.jpe  
familyfun is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 02:15 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
 
Jennifer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Dakota
Posts: 198
Default

14 blocks done so far. You are on a roll!!
Jennifer is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 02:58 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
4girlsmimi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,705
Default

Looks great so far. Keep us posted on your progress. Thanks for sharing.
4girlsmimi is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 02:59 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 29,396
Default

You're off to a great start!
Mariposa is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 03:06 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 661
Default

Your blocks look great! Keep up the good work. Don't ever throw out your blocks, they were probably much better than you imagined. Even if you think a block isn't good, you will never notice that one block once it's all put together.

Pam M
milp04 is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 03:36 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Fabaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,545
Default

on my dear jane quilt I appliqued the blocks by machine - raw edge, button hole stitch, they look fine.
Fabaddict is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 04:00 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
pab58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: near Tucson, Arizona
Posts: 5,841
Default

Love your blocks! Personally, I would consider redoing the last one. I think the applique peces will be a problem in the future -- even if not frequently washed. As time-consuming and with as much skill it takes to construct the Dear Jane quilt, it will be a quilt that will get passed on from generation to generation. You certainly want it to hold up to the test of time. You could use either the freezer paper, starched-edge or "glue down" method and then use the stitch you used in the first one if you want it to look decorative -- or choose another stitch of your choice. There are lots of online video tutorials to help you out with any number of applique methods so you should be able to find one that you are comfortable using. :wink:

I hope I didn't overstep the line with my comments. I don't mean for them to be rude or hurtful in any way. :| I'm sure that whatever you choose to do your quilt is going to be beautiful!!! :thumbup:
pab58 is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 04:07 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
carrot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Willmar MN
Posts: 776
Default

You're doing great !!! On mine I use Steam a Seam 2 and fuse the pieces down and then satin stitch around... hope that helps .
carrot is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 05:05 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
familyfun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 523
Default

Originally Posted by pab58
Love your blocks! Personally, I would consider redoing the last one. I think the applique peces will be a problem in the future -- even if not frequently washed. As time-consuming and with as much skill it takes to construct the Dear Jane quilt, it will be a quilt that will get passed on from generation to generation. You certainly want it to hold up to the test of time. You could use either the freezer paper, starched-edge or "glue down" method and then use the stitch you used in the first one if you want it to look decorative -- or choose another stitch of your choice. There are lots of online video tutorials to help you out with any number of applique methods so you should be able to find one that you are comfortable using. :wink:

I hope I didn't overstep the line with my comments. I don't mean for them to be rude or hurtful in any way. :| I'm sure that whatever you choose to do your quilt is going to be beautiful!!! :thumbup:

OH. No. I am not offended at all.. I was actually just watching a tutorial on blanket stitch before I came back over to the board. I think it needs redone also. Since the only stitch on my machine that is actually working like it should is the straight stitch. I think I am going to try my hand at hand applique again. I really do appreciate all the feed back. I am not offended at all. I think I needed someone else to tell me to redo it.. LOL
familyfun is offline  
Old 04-03-2011, 09:07 PM
  #10  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: mesa and payson, arizona
Posts: 772
Default

have you tried just a zigzag? will your machine do that? i very often use invisible thread with a zigzag when i have lots of colors in my blocks. use it in the bobbin too. the stich you show in your pics would work too. definitely use a fusible along the edges of your pieces. hand applique will take a long time but will be beautiful if you choose that option. good luck ps, i seem to remember a tut on using fusibles only along the edges posted here.
connie_1936 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
cowpie2
Main
16
03-19-2014 04:02 PM
JenniePenny
Pictures
49
10-27-2012 04:54 PM
coffeecat
Main
8
02-16-2012 02:46 PM
BlueChicken
Pictures
24
08-28-2010 08:28 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.