Thursday, June 5, 2014

Austen Family Album has begun

Back in March, when I was still living in Florida and wondering if our house would ever sell, I read that Barbara Brackman was starting a new blog Austen Family Album to host a block of the week featuring Jane Austen and her family. I am a bit of a Jane Austen geek and knew it would be a fun project for me. I pulled all the fabrics and was excited to begin when our house sold just as the first block was released. As I was unpacking my sewing room I discovered all the fabrics I has selected and decided it was not too late to join in. Here are my first 5 blocks.

 

Just 4 more and I will be all caught up. These blocks are released each Sunday on the blog and you can start anytime as the instructions are included in the blog post as well as some historical information about the Austen family. I know that the woman in the last block is not quite from the right time period but she reminds me of Jane and I could not resist!

 

10 comments:

Carla said...

How gorgeous! I was surprised at the last picture. I have a panel of those ladies

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

such pretty blocks and love the last photo with the lady in it.

Judy Dietrich said...

Nice use of fussy cutting your fabric for the centers!! Love the color scheme & have never seen this panel before. Looks like the sewing space is working OK for now. Lol

Rachaeldaisy said...

These are such wonderful blocks! The lady is an inspired addition, she looks lovely.

Nancy Bekofske said...

I have also been a part of this group. I am also moving ! I can't wait to catch up. Your blocks are lovely. Best wishes.

Barb said...

Your piecing is fabulous!!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Very pretty blocks-- love the fussy cut lady!

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Heather -- just LOVE them!! I see you're using that Chelsea Boutique ;) A fantastic fabric line. Love the blocks... Karen

Eileen said...

Your blocks are wonderful! Thanks for the reminder-I'd planned on doing this quilt but totally forgot about it.
Have fun with the process.

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