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  

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Read an interview with the first Janiac.

You can read a interview with Brenda Papadakis here. Enjoy! As you all know she is the author of the Dear Jane book. The first Janiac. This book inspired me to start on this journey. I agree with Brenda, “There is so much to be learned in making this quilt, and all the techniques can be applied to other quilts as well”. It is a real challenge, but one I’m sure to conquer.

If you have some more time on your hands, check out this slideshow.

I too finished another baby Jane this week.


Warm regards, Helen


  1. I just started my journe again with Dear Jane about a month ago and I'm really enjoying these little treasures! Didn't you just love the article in the new American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine!

  2. Jij gaat goed. Al 8 blokjes af. Het blokje dat ik het allermoeilijkste vond zit er ook tussen en dat is niet die met dat kleine sterretje.

  3. Ooooooh!! Your finished blocks look so good together!!

  4. Hi Helen - I happened on your blog and I am enjoying your journey. I started a Dear Jane about 4 years ago. I have 50 blocks completed. I am doing them all by hand like you are doing - I figure this as a 10 year project! I haven't done a block for about 6 months - but now reading your blog inspires me to get back at it. And I also need to scan in the recent blocks I have done.

    Keep up the good work - they look so great.