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, January 1, 2012

E7 – Bread Basket

Dear Jane,

I wonder what you did on new years eve and on new years day. Did you finish a baby Jane like I did? Or did you do other things like visit your family? But maybe I’m presumptuous to think that during the American Civil War (1861–1865) they saw this as a special moment. A little web search shows that ‘The young soldier’s reverie was interrupted at midnight by distant cheers and a burst of music from the regimental band’.

Here is a picture of my baby Jane.


I found this one to be quite tedious. If I counted correctly this block consists of 39 pieces, making this another 4.5 by 4.5 inch block. I’m pondering on what made you choose to make this quilt with such small blocks. I also wonder how many pieces will I have sewn together once this quilt is completed. Maybe I should think less, keep calm and carry on.

Yesterday I finally made time to cut some sashings.




I’ve cut 100 sashings 1" X 5 " for the right side of each block and than cut 100 sashings 1" X 5 1/2" for the bottom of a block. On another day I will cut the remaining 69 of each sashings. I think it will take some time before I’ve sewn all 200 sashings on the baby Jane’s. Jane, how did you do this? Did you first sew all the blocks and then sew on the sashings or did you sew de sashings after finishing another route? It really is a shame that you didn’t document your progress.

I’ve finally finished my second route. A nice way to end 2011, giving me the chance to start on the third route in this new year, 2012. I won’t be setting any goals for 2012 regarding the Dear Jane. I’ll just enjoy the pace I’m able to achieve in my little busy life.

“Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things.” ~Donald Miller

For those other Janiacs out there. May 2012 be the best one yet. Remember - if you do not dream, you cannot have passion. Make your dreams come true. Do not let anything get in the way. Not even your apprehensions. Happy 2012.

Helen, the quiltmaker 

1 comment:

  1. Mooie blogs heb je weer geschreven, met even mooie foto's. Hier is niet aan Jane gewerkt, zaterdag pas weer. Wel is er veel gequilt. Gelukkig nieuwjaar helen, tot zaterdag!