Friday, November 13, 2015

Dear Jane

Happy Friday the 13th!  It's been a LONG time since I've worked on my Dear Jane quilt.  In case you don't know, this is what a Dear Jane quilt might look like.   There is even an official Dear Jane website.


I'm doing mine in .... wait for it... yes, red/white/blue.  I really don't have very many blocks completed.  There are 13 - 4 1/2" blocks in each row and there are 13 rows total plus the border triangles.  I have all the blocks completed in row A except for A13.  It's a doozie of a block.  I got stuck there and quit.  That was back in 2013.  I told you it's been a long time!

I got it back out again and skipped A13 and did a few block in row B.

Ugh, A13 is still staring me in the face....

Fast forward to November 2015... I needed a hand piecing project to take to Arizona, just in case I had a few extra minutes.  I'm glad I dug Dear Jane out and took along some blocks to work on, including A13.

Here is what I got done.  Whoo Hoo!  A13 is finished.  I can't say I'm extremely happy with the workmanship on A13 but I can say I'm extremely happy it's finished!

A-13 Starlight Starbright



B3 Mirror Image


B12 Starflower


B7 World Series


B8 Water Lily



I must be crazy to attempt such an intense insane project.  But I'm in no hurry to finish it.  It may be a 10 year project!  lol  And if one Dear Jane wasn't punishment enough, I actually bought a Dear Jane UFO about 4 years ago.  It was a 30's theme.  I can't remember what I paid for it; I think maybe $75.  There were 3 completed rows and a completed triangle row plus 50 fat quarters.  As soon as I catch up with the red/white/blue Dear Jane to the point of the 30's Dear Jane, I'll do 2 blocks at a time, one for the red/white/blue Dear Jane and one for the 30's Dear Jane.  Do you think I'll live long enough for that? Oh Dear.... Jane...



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  1. I think I need to get my Dear Jane out. It too may take a long time to finish. Then again, maybe I should just finish what I have. I like the idea of yours being in red, white and blue. It is an amazing quilt.

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