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  

Saturday, January 14, 2012

E8 & F5 completed

Dear Jane,

I wonder what kept you busy besides completing this awesome quilt of yours. Did you get hot and flustered about grocery shopping? Or were you self producing? Did you have your own chickens rooming around? Did you have your own vegetable patch? I read some where that you were a boarder, but if I remember correctly that was at the end of your life, and not while you were making this quilt. While you were working on the Dear Jane, did you find time for cleaning and cooking? So many questions and so few answers. It is really sad that you didn’t keep a diary. I’m sure that a lot of other Janiacs are also curious about your life.

I’m writing this letter (post) in stages as I do have to do some grocery shopping. I like to get there early, when it is still quiet and only a few people are walking around with their carts. It is the best time. As it is winter, it is dark when I drive to the super market and when I’m done it is light. I’m back from the super market and sitting behind my PC to finish this letter.

Last week not much has been happening except that I found some time to make some more babies. Yes, that is what we call those little blocks of yours. Look how many I have finished so far.

Dear Jane blocks 4 virtual wall

These are the three I completed last week.

E6 – Michelle’s Medley

IMG_7819_E6_Michelle's Medley

E8 – Mama’s Maze

IMG_7842_E8-Mama's Maze

E5 - Parcheesi

IMG_7863_F5-Parcheesi I’m doing a pink journey at the moment. That is another thing I ponder on. Did you work from the centre outwards to complete the Dear Jane or did you do all the blocks in random order and pieced them together after piecing all 225 blocks?

Writing to you is a nice distraction but I have to do another chore. I have to finish writing a research paper that I’ve been working on for some time. The manuscript has been reviewed by two peer reviewers and we received there comments and we are asked to make some revisions. I’m working towards a deadline as we are resubmitting the manuscript end of this month. Lucky for me, writing to you helps me get into my English state.

If all goes well, I hope to be piecing the sashings this afternoon. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

Warm regards,

Helen, the quiltmaker


  1. After editing, reviewing etc etc start your sashings and then, please post THE result! Happy stitching. I am house cleaning....... Bleh

  2. Wat een mooie blokken heb je gemaakt en zo langzaamaan begint hij geweldig mooi te groeien. Ik vind hem prachtig worden.

  3. Je gaat als een speer! Vasthouden dit tempo. Gaat lekker zo.

  4. Je bent goed bezig!
    Groetjes Berbel