But it's never too hot to talk quilts so I tried to find a 'cool' quilt to share with you - and came up with this one because of the pastel colors and the ice cream cone border.
|40" Square Made in 2002|
I'm sure many of you recognize the blocks as Dear Jane blocks. In 1996 Brenda Papadakis grabbed the attention of the quilt world by telling the story of an amazing quilt made by Jane A. Stickle in 1863. She got permission to draft the blocks from the original quilt and published them to challenge quilters of today.
The original quilt is featured in the Vermont state book Plain and Fancy and is currently in the collection of the Bennington Museum in that state.
|Original Quilt 80" square|
|Her signature is faint ( bottom right )|
I chose a very different look than the original quilt. I used fabrics from my vintage stash as well as some reproduction prints c. 1930-1950. Can you tell which are repros?
Here's a look at the pattern for one border triangle and a section of the border of the original quilt.
Working in a small size I was forced to simplify the border ! (phew)
I'd love to hear from any of you that have worked with these blocks! There are numerous clubs devoted to Dear Jane. (some refer to these passionate folks as Janiacs!)
I'm exhausted just thinking about it. I need a treat!
Until next time: Stay Cool!