Books on Monday – Dear Jane

Yes, I know this is an oldie, but it is new to me as it arrived while I was at Disneyworld. I have put off purchasing this one for a long time because I didn’t think I’d ever use it (and I still have my doubts) but a couple of Twilters started making some blocks and posting pictures on Twitter so I got sucked in.

Yes, this week’s book is Dear Jane: the Two Hundred Twenty-five Patterns from the 1863 Jane A. Stickle Quilt by  Brenda Manges Papadakis. (Yes, it is an Amazon Associate link.)

Ironically, this book is published by EZ Quilting by Simplicity. And I’m pretty sure this is not easy.

The bulk of this book is, of course, the drafted patterns of the square and triangle blocks. There is some information about Jane Stickle and the quilt itself also. Most pages are pictures of two blocks from the quilt and the drafted illustrations of each block. And some of those pieces look very small. And scary. (This from the person who likes piecing little fiddly bits!)

I found this book on Amazon, but it is apparently out of print right now. I guess that makes sense because this would not be everyone’s cup of tea! (I’m not sure it’s mine, but I’m also not sure that it isn’t so… However, if I’m doing little fiddly bits in the near future it will probably be The Gypsy Wife quilt.) It is not hard to find though, so don’t let its being out of print scare you away.

Quilt on!

One thought on “Books on Monday – Dear Jane

  1. I have this book PLUS the ELECTRIC QUILT software … I would not try to make this quilt without the software …. have made 70 blocks by hand. Love the challenge and one of these days I plan to get back to it. Looking forward to pictures of your blocks.

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