One of the quilts I am working on, is called a “Dear Jane” quilt. It is a reproduction of a quilt that was created by a woman named Jane Stickle in 1863.
There is a book out that includes all the patterns for the quilt but no instructions!. The book was authored by Brenda Papadakis in 1991 (?).
The quilt 169 blocks in the center (they are designated blocks A1 through M13). There are also 4 corner blocks and 52 triangles on the perimeter for a total of 225 blocks.
There is a website with a plethora of information and lots of tips on how to complete the various blocks: http://www.dearjane.com
I started my quilt on June 1st, 2013; I will be posting photos of my progress here regularly.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention: the original quilt is stored in The Bennington Museum, in Bennington, VT. Because of its age, it is only displayed one month per year (I believe in September).
Please NOTE: All the blocks seen below are “raw” (not trimmed, intentionally left with a bit “extra” around the edges)