Diabolical Jane QAL


Several of our members are keeping busy with our Diabolical Jane Quiltalong, organized by Phyliss Jaffe. Diabolical Jane is a quilt pattern based on a 200 year-old quilt our members spotted at the DAR Museum several years ago. Jessie Aller then created a tutorial, with a warning -- the piecing is simple, but the fabric choices are diabolical! -- and named it for Jane Chick, who is certainly not diabolical! Anjeanette Klinder later designed a mini version, the Sweet Baby Jane, and drew up a handy coloring page. This quilt has quite a bit of lore, and I'm probably not getting all the details right, but as you can see it's a really beautiful and unique design. (The above photo is Jessie Aller's version, which closely resembles the DAR original; you can see both versions on her tutorial.)

This is an informal quiltalong you can do at your own pace. We have two Instagram groups dedicated to all things Jane! Message Phyliss Jaffe if you'd like to join in the diabolical fun happening on Instagram. And if you'd like to see more versions of this striking quilt, follow the hashtag #diabolicaljane.