On this blog you can find my ramblings about the baby Dear Jane's® (all 225 patterns).

I will regularly post a picture about the ‘babies’ that have been constructed. Each block is unique and belong to its maker, Jane A. Stickle, they are all derived from the original ‘mother’ quilt:

‘In War Times 1863 Pieces 5602 Jane A. Stickle’.

Dear Jane® Progress

Dear Jane Status

  A-1 A-2 A-3 A-4 A-5 A-6 A-7 A-8 A-9 A-10 A-11 A-12 A-13  
  B-1 B-2 B-3 B-4 B-5 B-6 B-7 B-8 B-9 B-10 B-11 B-12 B-13  
  C-1 C-2 C-3 C-4 C-5 C-6 C-7 C-8 C-9 C-10 C-11 C-12 C-13  
  D-1 C-2 D-3 D-4 D-5 D-6 D-8 D-9 D-10 D-11 D-12 D-13  
  E-1 E-2 E-3 E-4 E-5 E-9 E-10 E-11 E-12 E-13  
  F-1 F-2 F-3 F-4 F-10 F-11 F-12 F-13  
  G-1 G-2 G-3 G-4 G-11 G-12 G-13  
  H-1 H-2 H-3 H-4 H-5 H-9 H-10 H-11 H-12 H-13  
  I-1 I-2 I-3 I-4 I-5 I-6 I-8 I-9 I-10 I-11 I-12 I-13  
  J-1 J-2 J-3 J-4 J-5 J-6 J-7 J-8 J-9 J-10 J-11 J-12 J-13  
  K-1 K-2 K-3 K-4 K-5 K-6 K-7 K-8 K-9 K-10 K-11 K-12 K-13  
  L-1 L-2 L-3 L-4 L-5 L-6 L-7 L-8 L-9 L-10 L-11 L-12 L-13  
  M-1 M-2 M-3 M-4 M-5 M-6 M-7 M-8 M-9 M-10 M-11 M-12 M-13  

Sunday, June 5, 2011

5th of June

Dear Jane,

It has been some time since I’ve posted. The last couple of months have been challenging to say the least. I don’t know how you did it, finding time to work on this quilt during a very worrying time. Knowing that family and friends were away fighting a war. Fighting for your independence and freedom. You and the other women tending to your farms and going about your life.

There were lots of tensions that led to the Civil War, that lasted from 1861 to 1865. I believe the five primary causes that led to the ‘war between the states’ were: the social and economic differences between the north and south; states versus federal rights (two camps emerged those arguing for greater states rights and those arguing for more control by the federal government); the fight between slave and non-slave state proponents; the growth of the Abolition movement and the election of Abraham Lincoln. I wonder on whose side you were on and what your views were on this war.

I’m realizing that when faced with life changing challenges, this affects my creativity and sewing time. I just don’t seem to be able to pick-up needle and thread and sew those beautiful baby Jane blocks.

You don’t want to know how many times in the past months I planned some free time to finish G6 – papa’s star. I would love some advise on how to create some ‘sewing’ time.

Hoping to pick-up my pace in the next month. But don’t hold your breath as I’ll be focussing most of my attention on getting other things in order first. 

I’m amazed the progress that other Dear Jane fanatics are making. Some do one to two blocks a week. I only can dream!

I’ve not given up on making this beautiful quilt. I will preserver and carry on.

regards, Helen (an admirer of your quilt) 

1 comment:

  1. Hoi Helen,
    Houd de moed erin! Misschien kun je net als Annelies elk weekend een blokje maken. Als je het dan druk hebt kies je een gemakkelijk blok. Dan heb je na 3 jaar je blokjes af. Zo lang ben ik ook al bezig hoor. Sommigen doen er wel 10 jaar over. Het is geen wedstrijd tenslotte. Gewoon lekker in je eigen tempo doorgaan. Succes!!
    Groeten, Marian