Monday, December 8, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt - Blocks 35 and 36 Done !!!!!

Block 35 is English Ivy for the Littleworths who were neighbors of the Austen Family.  Not really my favorite block in this quilt.  My center seam is a little off and I did not realize it until I saw the picture - maybe it will quilt out!!  LOL

Block 36 is Modern Envelope for Anne Sharp.  Anne was a pen pal of Jane's and one of her last letters was written to Anne Sharp.  The post on the Austen Family Album blog stated that in Jane's age they wrote letters on one piece of paper and then folded it to be the envelope also.  

And that is the last one of the blocks for this project.

Not sure yet how and/or when I will put these together into a quilt top.  I have a couple of other projects that I need to complete first.  I have enjoyed making all of these different blocks and may actually use some of them in future quilts.

Thanks to Barbara Brackman for putting this together and I really enjoyed all of the history about Jane Austen, her family and times.  

Also check out the Flicker Group for Austen Family Album to see the blocks made by other crazy quilters who have followed along on this project with me. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt - Blocks 33 and 34 Done

Between work, family and vacation I have not been in my sewing room for quite a while.

However, today I got back to sewing and got Blocks 33 and 34 done.

Block 33 is Corn and Beans for the Digweed Family.  The Digweed Family had a neighboring farm to the Austen family.

Block 34 is Queen Charlotte's Crown for the Princess of Wales.   

Felt good to be sewing again.  Only two more blocks to go on this project.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!  I have so much to be thankful for: husband, children, granddaughter, parents, siblings, aunt, friends and a wonderful church family!!

Just finished this wall hanging last night.  Hung it in the window - so that is why there is light coming out around it.

Have a good day with family and friends.  

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Storytime Squares Quilt #1 - Done

LA while ago I found a pattern for a quilt top called Storytime Squares at  It uses 8 fat quarters and a solid material and works great for a baby quilt.  

I had some fun boy fabrics that I bought at Material Girl in Crystal Lake, IL and so decided to make a baby quilt for my co-workers sister who just had her baby boy today (actually he is over one month early!) 

Got the binding sewn down tonight and will get it to the baby before he goes home.

I have another set of fat quarters picked out for another baby boy quilt using this pattern but I won't get to that quilt until the beginning of December.  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt - Block 32 done

This week's block is Ladies Wreath for Jane Austen's sister-in-law Elizabeth Bridges Knight.  Elizabeth died giving birth to her eleventh child.  

I am very happy with this block and the fabrics that I chose.  

Only four more to go!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Austen Family Album Quilt - Block 31 done

This week's block is called Lady of the Lake for Sir Walter Scott. Jane Austen used a reference to the  poem Lady of the Lake in her Persuasion novel and apparently had a professional relationship with Sir Walter Scott. 

The picture makes the tan fabric look yellow - must be the lighting in my sewing room!

Only five more blocks to go!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Getting it Done - October Status and November List

Getting it Done - October Status

Things I really want to get done
Finish Baby Girl Quilt for Kei - done 10/5/14
Sept/Oct Clue for Tell it to the Stars - done 10/8/14
Austen Family Album Quilt - make weekly blocks - 26,27,28,28 and 30 done
Start T-shirt Quilts - #1 top done 10/14/14 - #2  top started 
Work on baby quilt for Katie - done 

Things I might get done

Assemble Stained Glass quilt top - not started 
Assemble Re-Piecing the Past top - done 10/30/14 - also made backing and binding
Make pillowcase dresses for Haiti - not done

Getting it Done - October List

Things I really want to get done

Nov Clue for Tell it to the Stars
Austen Family Album Quilt - make weekly blocks
Complete t- shirt top #2
Baby boy quilt #1
Finish baby quilt for Katie - quilt and bind

Things I might get done

Turkey day banner
Baby boy quilt #2
Assemble Stained Glass quilt top

We will be gone on vacation one week so I may not get all of this done but I will give it a good try!!