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30 Oct 2009 11:38 #40204

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After our trip to Texas, Houston and Austin I am working on the last block of row "C". So I will have 39 blocks done, and 12 border triangles. I am hand piecing and hand applique. I did 6 blocks and 2 triangles on vacation, it is a great way to have hand work while traveling.

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29 Oct 2009 20:28 #40192

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I bought the book and the CD I did about 12 blocks. I will savor making every block some day. Makes you appreciate the quantity of fabrics that Jane was able to use as well as the time she spent creating her masterpiece.

12 blocks is a great start! I enlisted my hubby to help me find black and white fabrics and it's been great fun. He is the ultimate hunter and has found some great fat quarters.

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29 Oct 2009 19:51 #40191

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wigglywoods wrote:
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Is anybody hand piecing their DJ?

I'm hand piecing mine so I can sit downstairs with hubby. It's been very enjoyable so far.

JoJo

Can I ask - for the blocks that you would probably do foundation piecing for on a machine...are you using freezer paper templates or foundation piecing with something that's super thin? I've started off sewing mine on the machine but I'm just not happy with the bulky seams that it's creating and so thinking of switching to hand piecing which I do like doing.

I'm using freezer paper templates, which has been more accurate than my horrible paper piecing which I have tried in the past. I know that others have great luck with paper piecing but not me. I'm so much more accurate when hand piecing.

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29 Oct 2009 13:27 #40183

I bought the book and the CD I did about 12 blocks. I will savor making every block some day. Makes you appreciate the quantity of fabrics that Jane was able to use as well as the time she spent creating her masterpiece.
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29 Oct 2009 04:30 #40174

ladyquilter wrote:
wigglywoods wrote:
Is anybody hand piecing their DJ?

I'm hand piecing mine so I can sit downstairs with hubby. It's been very enjoyable so far.

JoJo

Can I ask - for the blocks that you would probably do foundation piecing for on a machine...are you using freezer paper templates or foundation piecing with something that's super thin? I've started off sewing mine on the machine but I'm just not happy with the bulky seams that it's creating and so thinking of switching to hand piecing which I do like doing.
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28 Oct 2009 20:22 #40170

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wigglywoods wrote:
Is anybody hand piecing their DJ?

I'm hand piecing mine so I can sit downstairs with hubby. It's been very enjoyable so far.

JoJo

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Troutdale, OR
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28 Oct 2009 15:11 #40159

Is anybody hand piecing their DJ?
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25 Oct 2009 13:17 #40059

Not this time Amoret thank goodness - I was stung a few weeks ago on a parcel...the VAT I don't mind so much, it's the Royal Mail handling fee that really hurts. The VAT on that particular parcel was just over £3 and the handling fee was £8 :shock: I've not seen the Quilter's Haven website - I shall go and Google it right now :D
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25 Oct 2009 07:21 #40048

I hope you haven't been stung for the extra's WW!! I just had two parcels arrive from US and the duty on them I expected, it was the handling charge by the carrier that was the stinger!!! :shock:

I see Quilters Haven are doing a mini block next year. Not quite a Jane but 4" blocks. I'm in two minds as I have others of their BOMs going but it's very tempting and from England! No postage surprises. :wink:
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25 Oct 2009 06:31 #40044

Congratulations on finishing your DJ Sharon :D My fabric arrived this week and I've 1/2 made the first block. I would have had more done but it's been a busy week and I'm also trying to finish a cardigan that I'm knitting.
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23 Oct 2009 11:50 #39974

I've made about 30 so far. I never intended to make the whole quilt, but am enjoying the little blocks so much, I'm not sure when I'll stop! I'll keep going as long as it's fun! I am hand piecing, as I suppose jane did, but she probably did not have the advantage of freezer paper, which is my favorite tool!
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21 Oct 2009 14:31 #39843

Congrats Sharon! Can't wait to see a photo. Hope you'll post one.

I had a retreat this month and made several blocks. I think I'm up to about 35 now. I have several about half done as well, they need bits hand appliqued on.

I'm glad I won't be the only one for whom this project takes years! But don't you feel so much satisfaction getting it done when it's taken so long!?

Congrats again! It's bound to be one of your "master piece" quilts.

Nancy in NY
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20 Oct 2009 20:13 #39807

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Sharon,
I can feel your happy dance from here!! Congratulations!!!
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How Many? 20 Oct 2009 18:05 #39795

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Well it is finished. I really can't believe it. Yesterday, I added all the borders to the body of the DJ quilt and I am very happy with it. It did take 1 1/2 years and now to quilt it. Which may take the same amount of time. LOL I feel very satisfied about this project.

Sharon
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