Monday, October 4, 2010

Easy Does It

The top row of triangles is moving along since there are only a few that are tough. Those will be left for later.

This is "TR5, Michigan Dunes", an intermediate-level paper-pieced block. Remember, if you're using the software to print the patterns, be sure to change the size to the proper 5"x8" for the triangles instead of the default setting of 4.5"x4.5" (another bug in the software that is really annoying!).

6 comments:

Jackie said...

I like this block and I just adore paper piecing! A shame that there so many bugs in the software.

Barb said...

Anya, I am glad you are doing this DJ because if I had encountered all that you have with that software, my DJ would become a UFO, how frustrating for you! Another reason/excuse for me that I won't attempt a DJ, I will just continue to love yours :>)!! Have a great week!

RETRO-fabulous said...

Anya,
So sorry to hear you're having software toubles. I haven't started the triangles yet, so really appreciate the advice. The mirroring has to be done on the blocks, does it also on the triangles?
Thank you,
Heather

Vivian said...

It's nice to see somebody continuing on with her DJ. Mine is set aside for some time in the future, I guess.
I wasted many sheets of paper printing triangle patterns that were wrong before I spotted the resizing info. That should have been in a HUGE font, underlined, and bold so we couldn't miss that very important step.
I wonder if the program was ever really updated to go with any computer programs past 2000 or XP, and now most PCs have Vista or Windows 7. The sellers tend to slap some little label on the box stating "Also works with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista" but I'm guessing no actual changes were made. Shame on them!

Yes, our DJ program works, but are we missing features that we don't know about? We deserve truly updated programs as much as any other group of consumers.

Karen said...

A lovely triangle and wonderful fabric! About 66 center blocks to go before I start the triangles. I'm very happy I never purchased the software, the book has enough problems of it's own.

Heather said...

very nice.