Thursday, June 06, 2013

More Jane Austen and Crazy Patch updates


It is that time of the week again where I fill you in on updates from my two projects.   The first is my Jane Austen quilt and the second is the little crazy patch block that I am using as a demonstration of some of the stitches we are learning along the way.

 
 

The above blocks are just some of the blocks from my Jane Austen quilt.  There are 20 blocks in all and at the moment I am focusing on adding the first narrow border to the embroidered blocks.  I haven't actually received my chosen fabrics for the rest of the quilt yet.   They are in the process of being ordered from the U.S.   I have had a great deal of trouble finding the fabrics I want to use here in Australia.   I want to try and keep this quilt as much in context with the era of Jane Austen novels.  I have tried to pick fabrics that are similar to the dress fabrics of the day.




In the above Crazy Patch block, I have now added a little row of chain stitch in a dusty mid blue colour and also some little bullion stitches in a bright blue.   As we go along, I shall be adding more and more stitches to this little block.





 

6 comments:

  1. Oh the Jane Austen one is beautiful! What a fabulous theme for a project. Clever you.

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    1. Thanks Lara. I didn't create this though, I am only putting in all the hard work :) The design is actually one of the beautiful works of a lovely Australian designer and embroiderer - Brenda Ryan.

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  2. VickiLorraine I can't wait to see that quilt - it is going to be just beautiful!! :)

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  3. Just gorgeous Vicki. I'm enjoying the updates so much. That Jane Austen quilt is going to be fabulous.

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    1. Thanks Kate....I sure hope so...there is a long way to go though :)

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