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, April 15, 2012

April – Dear Jane Circle

Dear Jane,

It has been a while since I’ve opened the box of fabrics to make those beautiful baby Jane’s. One of the things missing was the crème coloured fabric to make another baby Jane. I didn’t check the contents of the box before I left home. Lucky me, I had my sashings with me, so that I could piece all the blocks that were done together.

IMG_8754It is starting to look like a quilt if I do say so.

Yesterday we had our Circle at Mirjam’s place. The day started with a nice piece of cake & coffee.


Later in the day we had lovely sandwiches which I forgot to take a picture of.

Everyone is piecing in this picture. We were missing two other quilters, one Janiac and a SBS-er (Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler). Hopefully we will see them again in May.



Don’t you love my thread catcher? Yes, the one on your right.

I love the fabric in this baby Jane. It is not one of mine. It is one of the blocks being made by ‘LZ’. As you can see it is nearly completed!


Mirjam is making her Dear Jane with 1930’s era reproduction fabrics. She has a whole box of them.


Quilting together is very encouraging. I always leave thinking I will pick it up again when I get home. I so enjoy piecing those little pieces of fabric together. Sadly, there are too many others things that need to be done. And, in my case, things I also really want to do. So I have to accept that I can’t quilt all day and everyday. I also need to make time for my other activities.

I take my hat off to those who have already completed this quilt. Working on this quilt is a learning experience. But it is also a fantastic journey.

The trip back home went really quickly as I had a travel companion. Next circle will be a lot closer to home. Can’t wait.

Warm regards, Helen