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TOPIC: Dear Jane Progress

07 Dec 2007 17:23 #10973

HI!

I plan on starting my Dear Jane in January too! I already made one block and one triangle. Come January I want to make at least 1 block a week.

I actually made several blocks last year but I made them the wrong size. I turned those blocks into a nice table runner for my dresser. I am hoping to made the queen size quilt for my bed to match.

Have fun with your journey!

Yvette
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30 Nov 2007 02:18 #10789

Sounds like a neat program. I've just used the book and the old fashioned method of templates. I'm trying to use a different fabric for each block, so I'm keeping a chart with fabric swatches that I can refer back to. Does the program do this for you?
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29 Nov 2007 16:57 #10781

I am a multi-task quilter too. I always have at least 5 different quilts going all the time. I do finish quilts.

I just got my EQ Dear Jane CD today. I finally have it all installed and have been playing with the different features. I even added my own scanned fabric and tried it in the A1 block. This is a fun new toy for me.
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28 Nov 2007 01:28 #10735

I have nine DJ blocks made. I'm hand piecing and hand appliqueing them. It's alot of fun, but some of the blocks are quite a challenge! I work on ALOT of projects all the time, so I don't know when I'll finish the DJ. I went to a lecture by Brenda Papadakis last January at Road to California Show and it was fun to see what other people had done with their blocks. Mine are being made with Civil War repro fabrics.
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26 Nov 2007 16:43 #10691

Quiltingrandma, please post a photo of your DWR quilt. I love that pattern too.
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26 Nov 2007 16:25 #10690

Today I made the first DJ block in over a month, and it felt so good!! The DWR is quilted and bound, so now there is plenty of time to get back to my DJ's and diamonds. How wonderful to get going on them again.. Marge
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26 Nov 2007 13:57 #10681

I received my Dear Jane book today. Can't wait to thumb through it. I ordered the CD today from Amazon.com for 37 dollars. January is around the corner.
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20 Nov 2007 14:10 #10552

Joyce I will be starting in January too. We can encourage one another to stay up with the months. I can't wait to start a fresh quilt. I have even had a dream about the dear Jane quilt
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20 Nov 2007 06:17 #10540

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At quilt guild last night, 2 friends were talking about their DJ progress. I think they started meeting together once a month in June. One has 35 blocks done and one has 85.

I really want to keep at this once I start in January! I don't want to think of 240 blocks... so will take 10 a month and keep at it. :wink:

Joyce
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Dear Jane progress 20 Nov 2007 00:34 #10539

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I have been squeezing a block or two in between Quilting the Psalms and a round robin I'm doing. Plus a new job! Ha

Haven't even counted my blocks, lately. Let's see. Looks like about 37 of the little buggers!
Lynn
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Dear Janiacs 18 Nov 2007 10:37 #10497

It has been a long time since I posted on the forum. I am glad to see that you all are making progress.
There are many ways to do your blocks and triangles. One of the one's that inspires me it the website http://www.dearjane.com. They have a BOW Block of the Week and TOW Triangle of the week challenge. You can do the suggested block or triangle, or if it seems to hard, you can choose an easier one. You have from the time of posting until the following Sunday at midnight to finish your block or triangle. If you get one done each week imagine how proud you can be of your accomplishment.
Another suggestion is to prep a diamond or a block and have it set in a baggie with your traveling piecing kit. Then when you are waiting in a doctor's office or other time consuming place, you can piece a DJ block or triangle and feel so good about the time not wasted. I even take my kit from the waiting room to the examining room. Twice the piecing in one visit.
My quilt retreat was entirely spent on a Christmas quilt and I didn't find time for Jane. After the 1st of the year I will really get going on this. My goal is to try to do a BOW and TOW each week in 2008. I will not make it a New Year's resolution...they always seem to fail, but a goal.
Have a great Thanksgiving, Karen Wright in S.W. Ohio
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16 Nov 2007 13:02 #10452

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Thanks Marge... I assume I have to join?

Judy, I'm so excited you are doing the BOM too! I hope you get your bid.

Joyce
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16 Nov 2007 09:39 #10445

Joyce, that sounds like what I am going to do. I signed up for the BOM already with Stichin Heaven. I have been watching ebay for the book and CD too. I have a bit on a book right now. There was one CD and then it was gone, so I know I should grab it when I do find it. I am excited to get started. I have many Christmas gifts to do before that so I am happy that the BOM starts in January.

Thank you
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16 Nov 2007 07:53 #10444

Joyce, if you go to Yahoo.com the DJ Retreats group has a spread sheet in the files section that is probably what you want.

Marge
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