This is my version of the Jane Austen quilt from my UFO pile, and it's on my design wall this morning. I pieced this quilt several years ago,and I've learned a lot about measuring for borders and how to correctly put them on a quilt since then. I think I'm going to take the border off, remeasure the quilt, and put a wider border on. What do you think? Another green border but a bit wider? Maybe a thinner red inner border?
The 60 degree diamonds in this quilt are mirror imaged both top to bottom and left to right just as Jane Austen did in her quilt.
Here is a photo of the original Jane Austen quilt that hangs in the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton Village, Hampshire, England. Jane, Cassandra, and their Mother lived there from about 1809 until mid 1817. Jane died on July 18, 1817.
The original coverlet measures 97 X 105 inches, and it is not quilted. This photograph is on a postcard sent to me by Linda Franz in 2001 when she visitied England after she had toured the Museum. Stop by Linda's web site to see her book, The Jane Austen Patchwork Mystery. Her book Quilted Diamonds is based on a combination of this quilt, the Dear Jane quilt, and Linda's love of all things Jane Austen.
Design Wall Monday is hosted by Judy Laquidara. I hope all of you have something on your design walls today, and that you are busy stitching.
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