For the Blogger's Quilt Festival, the quilt I made that I like the most is the Dear Jane quilt that took me a year and a half to do. I first saw this quilt about 20 years ago when I was browsing the internet but didn't have the skills nor the available time to make it then.
I knew I wanted to own 'that quilt' so after I began my quilting journey in 2001, I looked for the pattern. There were clubs devoted to the Dear Jane quilts so I joined one and read all the tips I could find about making it including buying the book written by Brenda Papadakis showing each block. However, the book had only pictures; it was up to the reader to trace and figure out how to engineer each block.
I guess I'm a scrappy quilt person. My DJ has almost 5,000 pieces in it.
I love working on my baby Jane; I have named it after my g-g-grandfather, who fought and was injured at Vicksburg during the Civil War... it's my Elnathan Jane.