Don't know why I decided I need to do a Dear Jane quilt, but here I am working on these teeny tiny 4 1/2" blocks just because they are there, I guess. And they do tend to grow on you--I work on mine sporadically and only have 18 blocks done, but I like each one! They certainly aren't perfect, but there's a certain satisfaction in completing each one and knowing that "I did it!"
The history behind the quilt is fascinating and to think that Jane Stickle did each block without all the tools that we have at our disposal today is mind boggling to me. Of course, my grandmother did her quilts that way, too with cardboard or newspaper for a template and a scissors. I find that interesting because I have trouble with a scissors and would much rather use the rotary cutter! But then I learned with Fons and Porter and they like the rotary cutter for most everything!!! I'd use it for cutting out applique shapes if it was possible!
Here is a quilt that my grandmother made for me when I was a baby 60+ years ago that was all done by hand. I do cherish it and look at her loving stitches often. While not of the historical value of a Jane Stickle Dear Jane quilt it has a history with me. I would hope that a lot of you would have a treasure such as this!
Let quilting help you make someone smile.