Not only have I neglected the Dear Jane blocks, but I have been remiss in completing the Alternate Jane blocks. As you may know, these are the blocks that Jane Stickle made but did not include in her now famous quilt. This is Block T22 or Typewriter Eraser. At this point in time, the typewriter eraser is considered an archaic artifact, but for Jane, it demonstrates that she was well ahead of her time.
Along with others in her time, Jane was probably very fond of The Ballad of The Monkey and Pig At Sea. This is Alternate Block U19 or Monkey and Pig At Sea. Contemporary quilt makers construct variations of this block, but few are able to acquire these rare reproduction fabrics. For further scholarship in this area, please reference Gayle at mangofeet.
Here are nine of the alternate Jane blocks. And yes, controversy abounds about these blocks and potential historical inaccuracies, such as pandas not being brought to Europe (as a skin) until after Jane's lifetime. Also, some question whether Jane would make circus blocks given her well publicized clown phobia.
But let me assure you that all of these blocks were vetted by a knowledgeable researcher.
Plus, the researcher was able to refute any and all issues raised by tiresome skeptics.