I have finished 4 more blocks - my piece total is up to 293. I sure hope the original Jane had a lot of time on her hands! These blocks average about 1 hour each - some more, some less. A2 has 40 pieces in it! B2 I hand pieced the curves then sewed the rest together - I'm off a bit because it wrinkled some in the middle.
I also finished reading The Virgin Cures - it was pretty good. Ami McKay put in little sidebar tidbits that were part of her research. She also included diary entries and newspaper articles.