Two Dear Jane quilt blocks

I started a Dear Jane quilt years ago but I’ve only made 3 rows. I’m doing it with foundation piecing as much as possible.

Watching how to make these two videos may encourage you to start your own Dear Jane quilt.

How to make 2 Dear Jane blocks

Where to get the Jane A. Stickle Quilt patterns

Susan Gatewood’s paper foundation . All patterns are free though Susan says “I only ask that you consider making a donation to the Bennington Museum, in Bennington, Vermont. And if you do, it would make me tremendously happy if you would tell them that you have received help from me.” I totally recommend Susan’s patterns as they are very easy to use.

Dear Jane progress

See all blocks I’ve done together in a larger size.

Dear Jane quilt blocks


  1. I thought all the blocks for a Dear Jane quilt were hand pieced and I really dislike hand work, so it was never on my radar! Thank you for the link to Susan for the paper pieced patterns!!


  2. Hi Teresa, I too am from Australia (Littlehampton SA) and found your blog as I LOOOVVVEEE foundation piecing. One of my major achievements was Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Quilt from the Elm Creek Quilt book series by Jennifer Chiaverini. This was a 140 block sampler which incorporated traditional piecing, applique, and foundation piecing and this is what got me hooked. So I have now decided to give this one a crack to help downsize my fabric stash. Have you completed this Dear Jane Quilt and also wondered how the triangle borders are completed as Susan doesn’t have a “how to complete” the quilt on her website? Unless I totally missed something. Would love to hear from you regarding this?

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  3. Hi, I have only done two rows of DJ so far and a bunch of triangles. The triangles I’ve done can be easily done with foundation paper piecing. No instructions required.


  4. Question – i am working on my Dear Jane – all hand stitched. When you look at the quilt vs some of the patterns in the DJ book – they don’t exactly match. Do you go by the printed pattern or by the picture of the quilt itself?

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