Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Jane Austen Family Album

Barbara Brackman's new block of the week is a Jane Austen Family Album and I am going to try to participate by actually making the blocks this time.

I have followed her last projects and always enjoy her posts and learn a lot. Her last block of the week was Grandmother's Choice which celebrated the women's right to vote.

I have been so busy on Love Entwined I hardly get anything else done. I am embroidering the second border, but have yet to cut out and baste the longer side borders. This will take me a week or so to do! Applique is always a good summer project. Meantime, my hand quilting my Green Heroes quilt has stopped, and I never put the border on my Dickens quilt yet. I can't keep up!

I am using French General fat quarters I bought a while back and added two more fabrics from my stash, a dark red and a cream. I will need to get some more fabrics if I am to complete the entire quilt.

Here is block one, Bright Star, to represent Jane Austen.



I may remake the block and add a print instead of the grey on beige floral stripe. But at least... I did it!