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  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

G5 - Poof

Dear Jane,

I’m a little late with this letter. Last week Monday I sorted out which fabric I wanted to use for the next 4 blocks and I completed G5 – Poof.

I find appliqué hard. I’m not completely satisfied with the end result so I’ve decided to do a class on appliqué techniques in Houston in November. I thought I enrolled in two but it is this one: ‘the A word – Appliqué for beginners’. Hopefully my skill-level will improve while going along. This is the reason I like your quilt, you challenge me. Although, I’m going at a snail pace, I’m enjoying the journey. You are teaching me so much. You have combined so many techniques and while making the baby Jane’s you are confronted with so many different skill levels. You really should not be a novice quilter when starting on this quilt. Some hand piecing experience does come in handy. I appreciate my teacher, Aagje, more and more every time I complete a block.

Here is a wall picture of ‘G5 – Poof’.


Here is a close-up

IMG_6148   Warm regards, Helen

PS. I’ve finally decided upon the sashings!


  1. Leuke blog over Dear Jane heb je! Ik kwam er zojuist
    via-via op en het leuke is, dat we ongeveer even
    ver zijn! Ik vind de applicatie-blokken het fijnst
    om te maken en inderdaad, er is een groot verschil
    in moeilijkheidsgraad van de blokken onderling, maar
    dat is juist de charme van Jane!
    Groetjes van Ageeth Dorsman

  2. Dear Jane will be a perfect project for practicing that is for sure! Lucky you going to Houston! One day I hope to go there - every quilters dream :))

  3. Ook ik ben via via op jouw blog terecht gekomen. Ben een tijdje geleden dus ook met de Dear Jane begonnen. Ook vanuit het midden gestart en ik maak hem in de regenboog kleuren. En ook ik worstel met de applicaties! Succes en groet,

  4. How very nice to find the blog of another janiac - best of luck on your adventure! I have taken the journey twice myself.
    Best wishes,
    Berit in Norway

  5. It's looking good Helen, and I think you are your own worst critic :)

  6. Decided upon THE sashings, what are you going to do?