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, March 18, 2012

Dear Jane club

Again I was able to go to the monthly Dear Jane Club in Zutphen.


Some pictures of the members.


I bought myself this book. This one has been on my wishlist for a long time! 


Finished another baby Jane - F9. It took me 6 hours to finish this little block. How long did it take you to finish this one? I’m wondering how long it took Jane.


Need to practice on my appliqué. Not impressed with my points. Mastering the skill of appliqué is pretty hard. I’m sure Jane Stickle has added some more challenges along the way for me. I’m sure my skill-level will improve over time Winking.

With kind regards, Helen

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quilters Circle

Dear Jane,

In your honour we come together every so often to work on your Dear Jane Quilt. Each one of us, is making a replica. It is a planned get-together and we even time-tabled till the end of the year! I’m wondering if you attended a quilters circle or quilting bee. Did you piece with others while making all the baby Jane’s? It is sad that you didn’t keep a diary or journal when working on your quilt. It would answer so many of my questions.

Well last Saturday we Janiac’s came together again.

2012_03_10_DJ-circle1 Some of us are really far as you can see and others are just starting on this journey. Saturday I started on this block.

2012_03_10_DJ-circle I only have to finish appliquéing and than I will have completed another block. Another achievement! I also hope to find some time soon to finished putting on all the sashings on the other completed blocks. So that I too can show how my quilt is growing.

Jane, I would really like to thank you personally for providing me this creative outlet. It is really an inspirational project. A project where I can learn new skills and improve on old ones. I’m also happy that it gives me an opportunity to meet other quilters, who share  the same passion as me. Looking forward to meeting up with the other Janiac’s again in April. Hopefully, I will be able to show some more finished blocks Happy.

A big hug from me, Helen