I've loved looking at your quilt and all the copies that have been inspired by it. I've enjoyed reading information about your quilt and been fascinated by the number of people who have started their own. In fact, I've been somewhat awestruck by the number of people who've decided to make the commitment to complete the whole lot. I've often been tempted to buy the book and make my own, but I've always held back - until now.
The owner of my local quilt shop bought a complete copy of the Jane A Stickle quilt which had been displayed at a recent quilt show. She decided to put it on show once a fortnight at the shop. All I had to do to see it again was to turn up at 10 o'clock this morning. Great, I thought, I'd love to see it more closely. So along I trotted. Once there, I discovered that it was actually a short, hour-long workshop which is going to be held once a fortnight to make one of the blocks. Ah well, I thought, now I'm here ... so I bought some fabric scraps, borrowed a few tools and made the first block. And then - as if you haven't already guessed - I bought the book. So I guess that's me sorted out for the foreseeable future, never going to be bored, never going to hunt around for something to do. There's always going to be another block to do (and another, and another ....).
So, Dear Jane, here's my first block, and the start of a new journey for me,