One of my long-term quilt projects is Dear Jane, the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt, which is part of the collection of the Bennington Museum in Vermont. I am completely hooked on these little blocks. They do take quite a while to make and you definitely need patience (and a seam ripper!), but they are so much fun to make and so satisfying when finished. I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I’ve finished one of these blocks.
I am making my Dear Jane quilt in blues, purples and greens. I have made 35 of the 169 blocks so far. I have not even thought about the triangles!
This is block A-2, which I finished last week. I paper pieced it in sections and then I hand pieced the sections together.
Now to decide which one to make next. For me, that’s half the fun!