Saturday, August 2, 2008

Dear Jane Blocks; Give-a-Way

I was doing a little cleaning today and came across 25 Dear Jane blocks that I got in a swap several years ago. These are very well made blocks in reproduction fabrics and it just seems a crying shame to leave them in a zip log bag in the bottom of my drawer. So I would like to liberate them to a good home to someone who would like to make a small quilt from them or possibly even use them to start your own Dear Jane Quilt! Three of these are ones I made and the remainder were made by Janiacs all over the USA. I am ashamed to say I have lost the list of who all made the blocks, but I sure would love to see someone do something with them. If you would like to have these blocks, please leave a comment on this blog. I will select a lucky winner on August 15. Tell your friends and lets see how many "Janiacs" I can find out there in blogland.

Good luck!

56 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have the book and big plans, but no blocks! What a wonderful start this would be. Blessings, marlene

country log cabin quilter said...

Please add me to the draw. This would be a great start or a wonderful small quilt!

sheddy said...

I'll put my name in the hat. It might just be what I need to get back to my Dear Jane

Pieceful Afternoon said...

Ohhhhh I love these blocks. Dear Jane has a way of getting to a person - and the fabrics are my favorite.

And you blog is wonderful - I've been keeping up with it for some time now. Thanks for the inspiration - and for the chance at winning some darling blocks.

Lilly said...

I just found your blog and have enjoyed my visit. Would love to have a chance to win the blocks. They are lovely.

Su Bee said...

I'll never in Time have the talent to make those blocks, but I promise to give them a good home!

Patsy said...

Please put my name in for the fantastic blocks. I will make a quilt from them. It would make a small quilt. I would be very proud to be the owner. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Lyn said...

Hi Teresa, can you please put me in the draw for the Dear Jane Blocks. I would love to win, as, I have four Dresden Plate blocks in similar fabrics.The Dear Jane Blocks would be a fantastic addition into making a Quilt.Warmest Regards Lyn

Debbie said...

Wow!! I would love to start a dear jane... they look wonderful

Anni said...

I also put my name in the hat. I would love to start a dear Jane. Lovely blog you have.

Robin C said...

gosh, Dear Jane blocks are wonderful and to give them away, what a generous thing. please add my name to the drawing.

I'm in NPNT's with you. I haven't started stitching yet but getting ready!

Sue H said...

Oooh, pick me, pick me! I have admired these blocks and debated starting a Dear Jane quilt of my own. What a bonus to the winner. Thank you for offering the chance at such a generous prize!

Joanna said...

Oh wow oh wow! What a fantastic giveaway! Count me in for sure. I have been mulling over the idea of starting a Dear Jane - this could be just the push I need! I'm sure they will be a treasure to whoever wins them :)

Linda said...

Me, me ,me!! LOL..oh that sounds so bad but I have started a DJ quilt...many, many moons ago...I call it my lifetime achievement quilt as it is going to take at least that long to make it, but this would give me a nice boost.
Thanks
thejackson4@hotmail.com

Jeanne said...

Please add my name to the drawing for the 30s blocks. I was in a few swaps for 30s DJ blocks. Maybe this will give me enough for a good sized quilt.

Scarlett said...

I would love those adorable blocks. Please add my name to the list. thanks

D-Bee Creations said...

Hi there. I am just getting into reading blogs & I found yours. Awesome! I would like to put my name in for winning these blocks. I would use them to start a lap quilt that my guild makes for the local "Kid's with Cancer" group. I think that these would be a very cheerful start.

hugs, Debbie

Amanda said...

I love dear Jane quilts, but I am a new quilter and am not yet brave enough to try to make one yet.

Kentanner11 said...

Wow! I would love to make a small quilt out of those great blocks!


Thanks!
Tanner
~from www.tannersnotes.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

How generous of you. I would love these Dear Jane blocks to make a quilt.

Gale

Lynne in Hawaii said...

I would love to be considered for the Dear Jane blocks. I have a couple others I could add to it and make a very nice quilt! Thanks for the fun!

Dawn said...

I'd love to own those wonderful DJ blocks - what a great tale that quilt would tell on its label - blocks from overseas and blocks from Australia. Please count me in!
Kind regards - Dawn

EnnaVic said...

Those are beautiful. And fascinating to find out more of the background (found my way here through a friend's blog). I'd love to make a wee quilt out of those :)

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Ohhh, pretty! I would be thrilled to win those darling little pretties! I would use each block as a center of a pastel 9 patch - just don't have the time to make a full blown DJ right now!!! Came to your blog via patchworktimes.
Cheers!
Evelyn

KCQuilter said...

Ohmigosh, what a treasure! Please count me in the drawing. I actually got to see the original quilt in a museum in Bennington, Vermont last fall and was just overwhelmed. I have the book and definitely want to make it!!!

Kari said...

How sweet of you to offer these blocks to us "janiacs"! How fortunate for some sweet baby janer! They look wonderful! Hope that I can return the favor someday to someone else, even if I don't get drawn! To give is to truly recieve! Quilted Blessings! Kari

em's scrapbag said...

Once again you are a-maze-za-zing. What a great offer. Thanks for visiting my blog. It meant a lot. Have a great day!

swooze said...

ooh I would love to have them. I have seen alternate settings of fewer blocks and would love to try them out.

Anonymous said...

I have just come upon your Blog and of course with quilting being the common thread here I have bookmarked you. I too started a Dear Jane a couple of years ago and did complete 13 of the blocks. I keep moving that project to the top of my to do stack..funny how that happens. I will finish it because I have seen so many wonderful Dear Janes completed.
Louise

Floss said...

I have though about starting a DJ maybe this would be the start I need.

Suzie said...

That would be a great start for a small quilt! I like the blocks and with a beautiful border it would look perfect! Please add me to the draw!
I just found your blog and it is lovely!

Lindi said...

They are lovely! I can see them now, made into a lovely lap quilt for an elderly lady I know, to use when she sits in Church (and other places!)

Narelle said...

I would be very proud to call those blocks my own and make a small quilt from them. Thanks for the chance.

Scottish Nanna said...

Pick me Pick me Pick me Do I sound Desperate enough I am Just a learner And finding it hard to Get myself Going The cutting out bit scares me.I will get their one day.
Hugs Mary.

Darlene said...

Please toss my name in for this incredible give away. Dear Jane has been on my list for years so maybe if I won these I'd get busy. :-)

Dawn said...

Count me in! I just love giveaways.

Kathleen said...

Would love to start this adventure. What a way to get into the game.

Thanks for offering these blocks for a great start for whom ever win them. Cheers

Norma said...

How nice that you are going to share! Sounds like they would be the start of something very special. Add me to the mix, please.

wjcsydney said...

The blocks are beautiful. I have linked to them in my blog.

dineke said...

please add me to your basket. Love the blocks.

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Oh, Teresa, what a wonderful giveaway! I would LOVE to win those blocks! Jane Stickle's quilt is one of my favorites!
So please count me in your drawing :))

Dagmar from Germany

Sue Cahill said...

Please throw my name in the hat, I could give those blocks a lovely home.
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

BrineS said...

Those blocks are BEAUTIFUL! I can think of something to do with them!

dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

GailM. said...

Pick me, Pick me!!

ineke said...

Please count me in as this could be the start of a DJ-quilt (I was always planning to make one, so this is my chance).
Hugs from Holland
Ineke

Connie, Town Bees Beekeeper said...

Please add me to your drawing. I (like so many others) want to make a Dear Jane but there's so many other projects on my list but with premade blocks - how could you not make one! Thanks
Connie

Suze said...

I am a Janiac........And I have friends that your blocks can play with..............

Cathi said...

I just came across your blog. I, too, have the book, but when I saw the quilt in person, I was too intimidated to even try!!!!! I would love to have the lovely DJ blocks. Count me in!

Herzblatt said...

Wow....."Dear Jane" ....I love this quilt and I am sure the day will come that I have this marvellous quilt hanging on my wall.....please add me to the draw......I will give a notice about your wonderful giveaway in my blog
best wishes from Germany
Iris

Megan said...

How generous of you - sign me up!!

Jane's Creations said...

Please enter me in the dear Jane block drawing. I don't expect any favoritism even though me name is Jane. LOL
Stumbled onto your nice blog via chookyblue and other links. Nicely done Blog. Very generous of you to host this giveaway. I have the book and plans to make this quilt so this would be a great start and a nice blessing. Thanks, Jane

Birgit said...

What lovely blocks! last year I had the luck to see a lot of Dear Jane´s on an exhibition - and I felt in love with them at once.Greetings from Germany!!

Bunny said...

What a great giveaway! please add me into the drawing.

Candace said...

I think I'm still in time. What a wonderful prize to win.

Treasa said...

I just ordered the book for this. I thought I might give it a try. Please add me to the drawing. It would be nice to start off with 25 premade blocks.

myrosey2@aol.com said...

Hiya Please enter me in your Dear Jane Blocks givaway.I would Love to win something so beautiful.Thank You
Take Care
Helen from N.Y