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htanis Posted: Fri, Aug 17 2012 1:53 PM

Dear all,

My name is Sonja. I live in the Netherlands, but I grew up in Texas. My parents moved there when I was only three years old. During our time there my grandparents often visited us, it is there when my grandmother first came in touch with quilting about 15 years ago. Ever since then she has improved her quilting skills and has made it one of her biggest hobbys. 

This February my grandfather passed away out of the blue, he was still in very good shape but suffered from an aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA). It came as a shock to our family but especially to my grandmother who had been married to him over 55 years. Slowly she is to pick up the pieces and when I last saw I noticed that she was trying to other quilters to send over siggys to her so she could make a big quilt. It is the first time since my grandpa's death that I have seen her excited again. Unfortunately the quilting club isn't very big in Holland and she isn't receiving much response.

This is where I hope I can get your help. I do not know much about the quilting world or about siggy's. All I do is you could really help me out by sending a siggy to my grandmother.

The address is:

H. Tanis

Dirksdoensweg 14a

3253 AE Ouddorp

The Netherlands

I can guarantee you that she will return the favor but it will come as a  surprise to her if you send them because she does not know I am posting this. If you put your address in the envelope she will send you one back, I am sure of that.

Thank you all very much for your help.

Sonja

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Frances replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 2:29 PM

Sonja,

I am more than happy to help your grandmother but not sure what i need to send and is it on fabric and if so what size.

lots of love

Francesxx

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htanis replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 2:41 PM

Hi Frances,

Thanks for your message. I am not very familiar with how it works exactly, but I did some research and looked at other blogs. I appears to be a D13 block of the Dear Jane quilt, does that ring a bell?

Somethings like this: http://s88.photobucket.com/albums/k183/anneliesvdb/?action=view&current=siggytop.jpg or this: http://www105.sakura.ne.jp/~chatchie/siggy.htm. 

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Nana replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 2:42 PM

Sonja

Could you give us a little more information on exactly what she wants.  Does she want a block with a signature on it  or just a piece of fabric?   Also what size would she like to have?

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htanis replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 2:52 PM

Block with a signature, I believe the size is D!3

Example:  http://www105.sakura.ne.jp/~chatchie/siggy.htm

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Kris replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 3:27 PM

Hello Sonja,

the block you refer to is 4.5 inches which, when finished will be 4 inches. Is that the size she wants?

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htanis replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 3:44 PM

Yes, please!

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Jacy replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 4:02 PM

I thought Dear Jane blocks are 4 1/2" finished size, that would be 5" unfinished.

 

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Kris replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 4:06 PM

That's correct Jacy. My mistake.

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Barbara replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 4:20 PM

OK so are we making a Dear Jane block and sending it this nice lady? I 'm not quilte sure I'm understanding. Thanks Barbara

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So we make a block where the center is on point muslin and embroider our name and location on it?  The size of the block is 5" -- 4.5" when sewn together?  Sounds like fun -- I'll play. 

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Jacy replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 4:59 PM

Here's the measurements you need to make the block.

Cut one 3-5/8” square of background fabric for the center. Cut two 3-1/4" squares of focus fabric; cut them on the diagonal, making four triangles. Sew the triangles on opposite sides of the center square, press, and then sew the other two triangles onto the remaining sides, and press. Trim block to 5” square. 

It looks like the centers are all cream. Add your name, city, country, maybe the date too I'm guessing.

 

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gini replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 5:01 PM

great, by the time i found this thread, jacy had all the details worked out. 

gini in north idaho

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Barbara replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 5:05 PM

Thanks Jacy I can do that ,and she just wants one ,correct. Barbara

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gini replied on Fri, Aug 17 2012 5:07 PM

sonja, you should introduce your grandmother to this quilting club.   if she doesn't have a good commmand of english, you can add a translater for her in the top bar.   we would love for her to join us.

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