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  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

F6, F8, H6 and H8

Dear Jane,

I’ve decided to take some work with me on my holidays. The weatherman is predicting rain and more rain. I can already imagine myself sitting in a nice tearoom and do some patchwork & appliqué. I think hubby will think I’ve gone completely mad. So I might do some patchwork in our room at the B&B instead, if we decide not to go out exploring in the rain. Wondering, were there bed & breakfast places in your time? I think you most probably spoke of inns. Sadly, I can’t find much information about inns during the civil war, except that some functioned as a hospital.

Anyway, I’ve printed the F6 – Deanie’s Daisies, such a pretty block, F8 – Church Window, H6 – Pie Sale (love this one), and H8 – Eaton’s Crossroads. There will definitely be some challenges along the way. Do click on the hyperlinks as the tutorials make everything a little easier. I really appreciate the effort that Anina made to place all those tutorials on this blog. Some of those blocks are real mind teasers. I had forgotten that I put this tutorial on my blog for easy reference, as I knew that some of the blocks would be a challenge when I decided to undertake this project. I have to thank Juud for reminding me. I sometimes think I’m losing my mind (especially my memory)…… as, “I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” - Vincent van Gogh. Undertaking this challenge, making a replica of your quilt, reminds me that “Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most”. - Mark Twain. I really need to do something about that. So instead of improving my concentration by playing memory games or doing concentration puzzles, I’ve convinced myself that making this quilt will do the trick too.

I’ve chosen the fabric, out of my rather large civil war fabric stash. A lady can never have enough fabric!! But I do think I need to invest in some more civil war fabric! I think this will satisfy my graving for a while.

A little later in the morning you can imagine me sitting behind the table drawing on the fabric and cutting out the templates, preparing myself to undertake another 4 blocks. By the way, today is a rainy day here in the Netherlands, so what better way is there than to spend my day with your quilt.

kind regards, Helen

1 comment:

  1. Succes en veel plezier met je blokjes.
    Groeten, Marian