New Orleans House Project

Friday, June 9, 2017

Austen Family Album Volume 1 - The Complete Story

I briefly mentioned my Austen Family Album quilt last week.  It was a finished object I noted as part of the 17ufosin2017 challenge.  I thought the quilt deserved to have its entire story told, so here we go with its biography!

I started making the Austen Family Album blocks in April, 2014.  Barbara Brackman provided the patterns and I used fabric from one of my all-time favorite collections - Curio by Basic Grey (Moda).  When the BOW was complete, I had a wall full of 12-inch blocks.  I decided to split the colors into groups, with yellow, pink and turquoise fabrics in one group and the brown and orange fabrics in another.

I put the final stitches in the binding at the end of May, just in time for a trip to Florida.  I planned on giving the quilt to my sister, and I knew I would see her during my visit.

My local LAQ, Cindy Braiwick, did a fantastic job on the quilting.   

The finished quilt measures out at 74 inches by 88 inches.   My sister was excited to have such a "literary" quilt (she was an English major in college).  She said she was looking forward to re-reading some Jane Austen while snuggled under her quilt!






7 comments:

  1. Love hearing the backstory! Sounds like a perfect fit for your sister.🙂

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  2. All quilts deserve to have their story told. Barbara Blackman puts out so many great block patterns. So glad your came together so beatifully.

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  3. What a great story! Pretty quilt and it sound like it will be well loved.

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  4. Fabulous quilt--so beautiful--your sister must have been so elated to receive such a wonderful gift...hugs, Julierose

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  5. What a beautiful quilt. The color palette is so pretty. Your sister looks thrilled as she should be what a lovely gift.

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  6. Your sister is beautiful! What a perfect quilt for her, and it's gorgeous as well.

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  7. A beautiful quilt and a lovely story... what a generous gift!

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