I can't find that I blogged about my Dear Jane Quilt. I started it in 1997, 3 years after I began quilting, and finished it in 2003. I would do rows of blocks, and then put it away for long stretches. Then I would get excited again about it and start working on it again.
Jane Stickle was the woman who made this quilt during the Civil War, in 1863 and finished her quilt in 1868. The quilt hangs in the Bennington Museum in Bennington, Vermont. Brenda Manages Papdakis became fascinated with the quilt after she saw the quilt in the "Book Plain and Fancy: Vermont's People and Their Quilts as a Reflection of America" by Deanna Bister and Richard Cleaveland. Brenda began drafting the blocks from the photos in Plain and Fancy and ended up writing the book "Dear Jane, the Two Hundred, Twenty-Five patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt"
My quilt was a combination of applique, paper pieced and pieced. It was hand quilted by a woman named Carol Morris. It is composed entirely of Civil War reproduction fabrics. I did not use the same one twice. I still have A LOT of these fabrics left. Anyway this is my quilt:
I'll be linking up with MMM Quilts.