I finally finished my version of the "Dear Jane" quilt. I worked on it off and on for about four years. I'd get tired of it, or find something else more urgent and this would get pushed to the back.
My original intent was to use up a big rubber tote of scraps that I had acquired. In the end, I didn't even put a dent in that tub. It seemed the more I dug for fabric, the more it fluffed the fabric and that made it grow.
The "Dear Jane" quilt was made in 1863 by Jane A. Stickle. The quilt always fascinated me. Her's had 225 blocks, mine has 221, and I didn't even count all the piano keys in the border.
You can read more about the Dear Jane quilt here.
As of now, my intentions are to hand quilt this next winter. I'm not against machine quilting, and that would be much easier. But hand quilted, I think, would really add to the value of it.