I have just finished my Dear Jane quilt, begun on 1st Jan this year, with all the other Block of the Month Dear Janers. These little blocks (41/2in finished) really took me over, and I couldn't stop making them, so I ran ahead of the schedule and just kept going.
Some statistics: a total of 225 blocks and triangles, all machine pieced, and where the pattern called for it, I hand appliqued them. It is all hand quilted, and measures about 86in square.
I made it in 6 months, 22 days and called it Jane Past and Present because it is a very old design (the original was made in 1863), but I made it will all batiks, set in Kona natural cotton as a background, with a trip round the world format
It took over 5,500 pieces to make it (I had to revise my corner block to reflect the fact that I hadn't counted the sashing and scallops in my total). Some of the blocks only needed a handful of pieces, some needed over 40.
Jane, Past and Present
One of the corners